Band Update – 7/22/19

Hello!

We’ve finally got a break to the heat! As we’re definitely prepping for band camp, please encourage healthy habits at home: water, water, water, lots of lean protein/veggies/fruits, eating breakfast, getting a good night’s sleep, and getting outside each day! Prepping now helps camp go much smoother!

Here’s our week:

  • Tonight, Monday, 7/22 – ABOB Meeting, 7pm, AHS
  • Tuesday, 7/23 – M100 winds, brass, percussion – 6-8:30pm, AHS
    • There is NO color guard or early (3-5pm) percussion on Tuesday!
  • Wednesday, 7/24 – Jazz Camp – 10am-2pm, AHS
    • Open to all who are interested in playing some jazz!
    • If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Jarden – cjarden@altonschools.org
  • Thursday, 7/25 – Full M100 – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 7/26 – Jazz Camp – 10am-2pm, AHS

Looking ahead to camp:

  • Monday, 7/29 – Friday, 8/2 –  Band Camp – 8am-5pm, AHS. This is the big one! We’ll go from 8am-5pm every day.
    • This week students will be released for lunch (12-1:30pm). They may go out to eat, go home, or may bring a lunch to eat at school.
    • Stuff to think about/plan ahead on for student needs:– Light colored clothing – tshirts and shorts are perfect! Jeans, hoodies, and black clothing is not!
      – Good tennis shoes and socks – cuts down on blisters
      – A hat
      – Sunscreen
      – Bug Spray (our field can be a little buggy)
      – Large water bottle
      – Three ring binder with sheet protectors (for music)
      – Pencil
      – Towel/Blanket to sit on during breaks
      – Pop Up tent/Camping chair – OPTIONAL – student is responsible for lugging it down to the field, assembly, and taking it home each day
      – Sunglasses
      – A Lunch Plan – Monday, 7/29 – Friday, 8/2 students will be on their own for lunch. They may bring a lunch or leave campus to get one. Everyone needs a plan!
      – A healthy breakfast – be sure to eat something each morning!!!
      – We’ll have more info. coming!
  • Monday, 8/5-Thursday, 8/8 – Band Camp – 8am-5pm, AHS.
    • This week, lunch will be provided:
      • Monday – Upper Alton Baptist Church
      • Tuesday – Mr. Ed Gray (Burgers & Dogs)
      • Wednesday – Mr. Vern VanHoy (catered by Rolling Hills Golf Course)
      • Thursday – ABOB (sub sandwiches)

Just a reminder – The Medical Information Form is way past due – please get those in! We usually have a notary at rehearsal! All forms are at the bottom of this update.

Marching 100 info:

  • We all ready have a change to the Fall Calendar – Homecoming has been moved, so the first two weeks in October have changed. We do not have a game on 10/4, and we will attend the Washington, MO Band Festival. The Homecoming Game will be on 10/11, and we will not attend the Bi-State Marching Invitational in Potosi, MO. Please toss October from the previous calendar – A new Calendar can be found here: UPDATED M100 2019 Calendar.
  • Here are electronic versions of the other forms:

That’s it! Have a great week!