Band Update 10/10/17

Hello!

What a great weekend! Late, late night, but well worth it! We had two great performances Saturday, and several folks stopped us to tell us how they’re connected to Alton and know and love the tradition of the Marching 100 – it’s a small world!

They did have a photographer taking pictures on Saturday – here is his information: Strauch Photography Valhalla

Please encourage your child to take care of themselves – manage time well, work ahead on homework, get to bed, eat healthy, drink plenty of water… we’re busy, busy with another late night this weekend – we don’t have time to be sick! Thanks for the help!

Here’s our week:

  • Tuesday, October 10 – NO Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:15pm. Mr. James is home with a sick child
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Thursday, October 11 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, October 14 – Bi-State Marching Invitational – Potosi, MO – Potosi Itinerary. I know many students are planning on taking the PSAT on October 14. Please let us know ASAP if your student is taking it – they will miss the bus, so we need to get a carpool going. You should have plenty of time to get to Potosi, but students will need to have lunch ready for them as well. Here’s what I need to know:
    • If your student is taking the PSAT
    • If you are planning on driving – can you take other students? How many?
    • If you are not planning on driving and your child will need a ride.
      Thanks!!!

Looking ahead:

Concert Band auditions start next week!!!! Information was distributed on the first day of school. Music can be found here: AHS Band Auditions. Students will need to be familiar with the scales and etudes. For practice purposes, the link also has audio and video files of the music!

  • Tuesday, October 17 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Dine Out for ABOB – Bread Co.
  • Thursday, October 19 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Friday, October 20 – Bands of America at the Dome at America’s Center – Itinerary TBA… this will be an early morning!

Three weeks left! Can you believe it?
Here is our calendar: 2017 Calendar – Aug-Oct