Band Update 10/13/15

Hello! Finally an “off” week!

  • Today, 10/13 – NO Marching 100 rehearsal. No one will rehearse this evening – we had a great weekend, and we all need a break. Please encourage your child to use the extra time to catch up/get ahead on homework, etc. Enjoy it!
  • Thursday, 10/15 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/16 – ABOB Trivia Night – click link for more info. We do need student help for the evening – a sign up sheet is posted on the band room door.
  • Saturday, 10/17 – Button Days – Morning/Early Afternoon throughout town. We have sign up sheets posted in the band room. Parent help is needed as well! Please email Jamie Pullen at to volunteer!
    • We will meet at the high school (Big semi) to get uniforms a half hour before your shift/gather needed items.

Music for Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band auditions was handed out in class at the beginning of the month. If your student does not have it, you can find it at the link here – AHS Band Audition Scales. Junior scales are correct. Please be sure to print out the correct instrument!
Auditions will begin the week of October 26. Students will play through the scale sheet and sight read for the audition. Auditions are blind.

Looking at the rest of the month:

  • Tuesday, 10/20 – 8th Grade Rehearsal/ABOB General Meeting – 4-8:30pm, Public School Stadium (West). We will load box trucks/trailer ASAP during class/after school and book it to West. Please plan ahead!
  • Thursday, 10/22 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/23 – Senior Night Football v. Belleville West – 5:30pm – Public School Stadium (West)
  • Saturday, 10/24 – St. Genevieve, MO Marching Festival – St. Gen Itinerary
  • Monday, 10/26 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS Orchestra Room
  • Friday, 10/30 – Marching 100 Bandquet – AHS Commons – Dinner will be catered by Mac’s Time Out, we will begin at 6pm, Dance over at 11pm. Students are paid (by ABOB) with donation of canned goods towards Community Christmas, guests are $20/each. Invitations should go out this week!
  • Saturday, 10/31 – Alton Halloween Parade – Downtown Alton, TBA