Band Update – 4/9/18

Hello! Here’s our week:

  • Monday, 4/9 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-3:45pm – only a half hour today! We start Marching 100 Percussion Clinics next week – Monday (4/16 & 23, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Tuesday, 4/10 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/11 – Marching 100 kickoff meeting, 6:30pm, AHS Auditorium
    • We will have a broom/popsocket/beef stick check out as well! We’ll have moms here at 6pm.
  • Thursday, 4/12 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Friday, 4/13 – IHSA Organizational Contest, Jerseyville. This is our “state contest” where we play for three judges to receive a rating. We’ve got our times! It’s a busy evening – you can find the itinerary here: AHS Bands Organizational Contest Itinerary 2018

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 4/16 – M100 Percussion Audition Clinic – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 4/17 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/18 – M100 Percussion Audition Clinic – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday, 4/19 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30pm
    • Thursday – Saturday, 4/21 – Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival – information TBA
  • Monday, 4/23 – Marching 100 Percussion Auditions – 3:30-5pm
    • ABOB Meeting, 7pm
  • Tuesday, 4/24 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday, 4/26 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday, 4/26 – Sunday, 4/29 – AHS Musical – “My Fair Lady” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased by contacting Alyssa Overmann or by visiting

Disney Trip Info:

As of Tuesday, 4/2, students should have $575 in their trip accounts. If you need special arrangements/need to make payments later, please be in touch with Music Travel – they’ll work with you, but need communication! Email Ben Hilmer – to make arrangements.

Here’s where we are with fundraisers:

  • Cookbooks – This one is on the chopping block – We need your recipes!!! We only have about 40 – not nearly enough for a cookbook. We can take them through the end of this week, but if we don’t get enough we will have to cancel. Please submit them on the following Google Form – Music Department Cookbook.
    • Brooms & Popsockets – keep selling! Next check out day will be April 11 at 6pm at AHS.
      • If you have not turned any money/brooms and have not checked in, please do so!
        ***Please note that you will be unable to check out any brooms, beef sticks, or popsockets if we have not received any payment/communication about items that were checked out over a month ago.
      • Beef Sticks – we will be selling boxes of Beef Sticks (think Slim Jims) that students may sell at school! They sell for $1 each and 50 sticks come in a box. We will be sending home check out forms – send back in a signed sheet and we’ll get the boxes out! They’ll also be available at the 100 meeting on Wednesday.
    • Coffee – we will be selling Bunkhouse Joe Coffee – Ground Black Dog Roast and a Ground Decaf in April – more information will be coming!
    • Photography Sessions – we’ll be having photography sessions with three photographers on Saturday, June 2 at Gordon Moore Park – more information will be coming!
    • Cardinals Games:
      • New dates continue to come in – feel free to select those on the form!!! You may fill out the form more than once if you’d like to change your date.
      • NEW We were also informed that we must have Stand Managers & Cashiers attend additional training – that is now on the form as well. Please consider it – we have some parents willing to be at the extra training, but if we don’t get more, we will have to cut back on games. We must have a minimum of 1 Stand Manager and 1 Stand Cashier at each game. In order to “compensate” folks for attending the extra credit, your student’s name will go onto the profit list twice – For example, if 10 people work the stand and it makes $100, the profit gets divided among 12 names. We appreciate those willing to do the extra work!
    •   Please fill out the form at this link to “register” for a training – all trainings will be at Busch Stadium.
       If you are interested in working the Cardinals Games, but didn’t fill out the previous form, please sign up for the training! You must have the training in order to work at the games. 
      The dates we will be working concessions are:
  • Friday, May 4 – 7:15pm game (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, May 5 – 1:15pm game (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, May 6 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Wednesday, May 23 – 12:15pm game (weekday games make more profit)
    Friday, June 15 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, June 16 – TBD game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, June 17 – 1:15pm  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 21 – Kenny Chesney Concert
    Friday, July 27 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 28 – 6:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, July 29 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)

    •  We’ll be confirming sign up before each game. Thank you for your flexibility with this one