Band Update 10/5/15

Hello! Here’s what our week looks like:

Our first quarter playing test is THIS WEEK! Students will need to know the Concert Bb, Db, G Scales and Bb Chromatic from memory. All can be found in the blue “Foundations for Superior Performance” book. Students will also be asked to play a selection from Gotham (also from memory). Please encourage at home practice! Playing Test Info

  • Tuesday, 10/6 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 10/8 – – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday 10/9 – Football v. Granite City – 5:30pm, Public School Stadium (West)
  • Saturday, 10/10 – Bi-State Marching Invitational – Potosi, MO – Potosi itinerary
  • Butterbraid order forms were distributed in class last week. Orders and money are due on this Friday, October 9. Pick up will be Tuesday, October 27. We still have more order forms if you need one!
  • Music for Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band auditions was handed out in class last week. 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, 10/13 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 10/15 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/16 – ABOB Trivia Night – click link for more info.
    • UPDATED!!! Each section has an adult contact/theme for their section basket for trivia night. Please see the attached flyer for more information – M100 Basket Section volunteer theme.
      Thanks in advance for the help!
  • Saturday, 10/17 – Button Days – Morning/Early Afternoon throughout town. We’ll have sign up sheets up later this week!
  • Tuesday, 10/20 – 8th Grade Rehearsal/ABOB General Meeting – 4-8:30pm, Public School Stadium (West)
  • Thursday, 10/22 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/23 – Senior Night Football v. Belleville West – 5:30 – Public School Stadium (West)
  • Saturday, 10/24 – St. Genevieve, MO Marching Festival – Itinerary TBA
  • Monday, 10/26 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS Orchestra Room
  • Friday, 10/30 – Marching 100 Bandquet – AHS Commons – More information TBA
  • Saturday, 10/31 – Alton Halloween Parade – Downtown Alton, TBA