Band Update – 7/12/17

Hello!

We’re back in full force! Here’s what we’ve got:

  • Today, Wednesday, 7/12 – Jazz Camp – 10am-3pm. Anyone interested in playing some jazz is welcome! They will get an hour for lunch – students may bring a lunch, or leave to grab something.
  • Thursday, 7/13 – Jazz Camp – 10am -3pm.
    • M100 Percussion – 1-3pm
    • M100 Color Guard – 5:30-8:30pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm

It’s time to start learning the show! Music was distributed last night, and the band has homework!!!

  1. Practice the first movement of the show
  2. Practice our 4-2-1 marching basics (Heel-FLEX-cross-a). Ask to see it!
  3. Practice our body warm up – the song is “Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran. Ask to see it!

Looking to next week:

  • Tuesday, 7/18 – M100 Percussion – 3-5pm
    • M100 Color Guard – 5:30-8:30pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm
  • Thursday, 7/20 – M100 Percussion – 1-3pm
    • M100 Color Guard – 5:30-8:30pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm

It is time to start thinking about band camp! Camp runs from 8am-5pm everyday at AHS, beginning on Monday, July 24. We will get 12noon-1:30pm off for lunch. Students may bring a lunch, or may leave and return. We also have some lunches provided – we’ll send out more information on that when we have it!

Band Camp needs: 
Cheese-itz
Animal crackers
Pretzels
Powdered gatorade any flavor
Donations can be dropped off at the uniform room, or if you’d like to shop through Amazon you can have them sent to my attention at AHS (Alyssa Overmann 4200 Humbert Road Alton, IL 62002).  Thank you!

We also have fantastic parent volunteers who work band camp – getting water/gatorade ready, treating any injuries, etc. If you’re interested, please check out the link to sign up: Band Camp Parent Volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Miller (amiller@altonschools.org) for more information!

Mark your calendars! We have two Dine Out for ABOB events coming up!

  • Papa John’s – July 27-30. Order online and use the code ABOB30 when checking out!
  • Shiver’s – August 3 – 7-10pm. We’ll have a cool treat after the parent performance! We only receive proceeds from patio orders (no drive thru). No flyer – just order!
  • This flyer contains information for both events: ABOB Dine Out Summer 2017

That’s it! As always, please let us know if you have any questions.