Band Update – 1/22/18


Information on the ABOB ISYM (Illinois School Youth Music) Scholarship was handed out last week – students can win half or full scholarships to attend a camp this summer. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students – the applications to audition are due on January 31. If your student is interested and didn’t get one, have them ask us! You can find more information here – ABOB ISYM Scholarship

Here’s our week:

  • Monday, 1/22 – Dinner Auction Meeting – 6:15pm, AHS Band Room
    • ABOB Meeting, 7pm, AHS Band Room
  • Tuesday, 1/23 – Lab Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
    • Broom Check In/Out – 6-7pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 1/25 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Friday, 1/26 – Red Pep Band – 6:45pm
  • Saturday, 1/27 – Winterguards to Mascoutah

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday, 1/30 – Lab Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Thursday, 2/1 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm

Disney Trip Fundraising:

  •  Popsockets are an ongoing fundraiser! We still have a lot to sell to make a profit! At the high school we will check out Popsockets at any time. Please send in money with your student!
    Popsocket Photo
    Popsocket Order Form
  • Brooms are here! We will have a pick up/turn in on Tuesday, 1/23 from 6-7pm at AHS. A couple of reminders:
    • Adults can sign out bundles of 6 or 12 brooms. You will be accepting responsibility for returning either money ($10 per broom) or unsold brooms.
    • If you’d like more than the max. 12 brooms to check out, please prepay for them (checks made payable to ABOB).
    • Students may get brooms if they pay for them upfront.
    • Please turn in money for all sold brooms before checking out more.
    • All money or unsold brooms must be in one month from their check out date.
  • Cardinals Games – We’ll be setting dates here quickly and getting them out!
  • Spaghetti Dinner – TBA – still working on this one!
  • Cookbooks – our plan is to put together a music department cookbook just in time for Mother’s Day. We need your recipes!!! Please submit them on the following Google Form – Music Department Cookbook. If you’d rather, we’ll have paper copies available as well. Feel free to submit as many as you like!

Disney Trip Information:

  • It’s not too late to sign up! We’d love to have more students/parents go! You can find all the information (trip dates, cost, how to sign up) at this link – Disney Trip Information.
  • At this point, everyone should have $200 in their trip accounts – the $75 deposit and January’s $125 payment. Please contact Music Travel if you need to make special arrangements.
  • Fundraising payments take a long time to be seen in your account – we have to make sure everything is accounted for on our end then send it to MTC who has to deposit it/sort it out. Please be patient! Thank you.