Band Update – 4/25/17


We’ve got a super light week – nothing after school!!! We are out of the way for musical rehearsals… if your student is in pit, please see her post for those times here – Pit Orchestra – Show Week!
There is no jazz band tomorrow (Wed. 4/26) – enjoy the week off!

If you missed the Marching 100 kick off meeting, you can find the information here!

Here’s what we’ve got:

  • AHS Musical – Les Miserables  – Thursday, 4/27 – Sunday, 4/30. For more information, please click here
  • AHS Spring Band Concert – Thursday, May 4, 7pm, AHS Auditorium. We’ll get arrival times for each band next week. Concert & Symphonic Bands will wear all black, Wind Symphony will wear tuxes/dresses.
    *Please know this concert will be a little longer, as we celebrate the careers of Mr. Jarden and Mr. Banks. This is also our opportunity to say goodbye to our seniors. It will be a little bit of a longer concert, but it will be worth it!!!!!
  • Button Days – Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6 – various locations around Alton/Godfrey. Student sign up sheets are on the band room door.
    We also need parent help! Parents can sign up here:

    We’re using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
    Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
    Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. (Tom Pullen

Band Grades: The grade posted on your child’s Progress Report is an accurate, up to date grade for Band… we have lots of Cs and Ds, which is unacceptable!!! If your child falls into this category, odds are they did not turn in their recordings of the 3rd Quarter Scales and the 3rd Quarter playing test (each worth 100 points). We will still allow them to submit them on Google Classroom for some credit – please encourage them to help themselves!!! Thanks for your help!

We also have the 4th quarter scales posted on classroom if they want to get a jump on it before the end of the year 🙂