Band Update – 10/16/17

Hello!

What a weekend! Wow, wow, wow! This band continues to raise the bar – it’s so much fun to be a part of.
Now we push to the end!

Here’s our week:

Concert Band auditions start this 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!

  • Monday, October 16 – M100 Percussion– 3:15 – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 17 –  Butterbraid orders due!
    • 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. You do need a flyer (attached to link)
  • 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 – BOA Itinerary

We did have the first quarter playing tests due on Friday (10/13). Students should still get them in (scales & show chunk)! All information is posted on Google Classroom.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, October 23 – M100 Percussion– 3:15 – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 24 – 8th Grade Rehearsal – West. We will need to meet at West as close to 4pm as possible to unload trailer and get set up/warmed up – 8th graders join us at 5! We will eat dinner together (pizza provided by ABOB)
    • This is also our ABOB General Meeting – 7pm. The AMS 7th/8th grade band will perform as well as the Marching 100. We will need the kids briefly after our performance, but should be out by 8:45pm.
  • Thursday, October 26 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1-7pm, AHS. Please stop in to say hi! We can talk about anything – student progress, instrument upgrades, college, etc. We can even have mini-lessons with your student – this is you/your child’s chance to have our undivided attention. Please let us know how we can help you!
    *We will cut conferences short (5:30pm) on Thursday to get ready for rehearsal. Please let us know if you need to arrange another time to meet.

    • Final Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Friday, October 27 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 8am-1pm, AHS. Please stop in to say hi! We can talk about anything – student progress, instrument upgrades, college, etc. We can even have mini-lessons with your student – this is you/your child’s chance to have our undivided attention. Please let us know how we can help you!
  • Saturday, October 28 – Belleville East Marching Invitational – This is a prelims/finals show this year. We will likely meet early afternoon.

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