Band Update – 9/19/16

Hello! Here’s what we have going on this week:

  • Orders for Trip Fundraiser, TJ’s Pizza were due this last Friday, September 16. Checks made payable to ABOB. If your student has not submitted their order form, please get them in ASAP! The order will be placed tomorrow. Students may drop them by in the morning – I’ll be here!
  • I sent an email out to those who have not yet paid the $50 Band Fees for this year. If you paid them at registration, that was for last year (2015)’s fees, not for this year (2016). Please send it in when you can. If you need to work out a payment plan, please let me know. Checks are payable to ABOB, or you can pay it online by clicking here 
  • It’s time to start thinking about the ABOB Trivia Night! Friday, October 21 at the Best Western Premium Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn). For more information on how to help, donate, or reserve a table, please click here.
    Also, please see below for a message from Jen Patridge:

    Dear ABOB family,

    On Friday, October 21st ABOB will be hosting a trivia night at the Best Western. During trivia night, ABOB will be holding an auction for several baskets put together by different ABOB groups: woodwinds (flute, clarinet, and saxophone), brass, low brass, percussion, color guard, drum major and orchestra. Many Thanks to thegroup leaders (Thank you, Thank you, Thank you): Woodwinds- Penny Boedeker– theme: Spa, Low Brass- The Pullens– theme😕 , Percussion- Laura Shansey– theme: Holiday Decor, Drum Majors- Cortney Frosch– theme: Movie Night, Brass-Jen King– theme: Pets, Color Guard- Tonya Duke- theme: Coloring Books andOrchestra- Ruth Waggener- theme:? . Each group will need donations for their baskets. If you would like to help with collecting for your group or if you need more information, please contact your group leader or you can contact me, Jennifer Patridge.

    Thank you in advance for your support,

    Jennifer Patridge 618-604-8306 (call or text) or

    Woodwinds: Penny Boedeker 618-304-9768 – Spa
    Brass: Jen King – 618-420-3625 – Pets
    Low Brass: Tom or Jamie Pullen (Jamie – 618-792-1870) – 
    Percussion: Laura Shansey– Holiday Decor
    Drum Majors: Courtney Frosch– Movie Night
    Color Guard: Tonya Duke 618-789-0035- Coloring Books
    Orchestra: Ruth Waggener

    Please keep baskets to around $40 to $75 and the due date for the Baskets is October 18th. Thank you! jp

Here’s what our week looks like:

  • Tuesday, 9/20 –  Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
    Pit will begin at 5pm.
  • Wednesday, 9/21 – Jazz Band in the band room – 3:30-5pm
    • We also have an ABOB Dine Out night at Applebee’s (Homer Adams Pkwy) from 4-9pm. Please print out the attached flyer if you plan on attending. You must present a flyer in order for ABOB to receive credit! abob-applebees-flyer-1Please note: sales tax and gratuity do not figure into the total from which the percentage is taken. Also, beverages are not counted, just food items.Thanks in advance for your support!
  • Thursday, 9/22 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
    Pit will begin at 5pm.
  • Saturday, 9/24 – LaFayette Contest of Champions, Wildwood, MO – our first prelims/finals competition! You can find the itinerary here: lafayette-itinerary-2016. NOTE – this is a prelims/finals competition. Our prelims performance time is scheduled for 1pm. Our finals performance time may be scheduled as early as 5:45pm or as late as 8:08pm. Please plan to be there all day!!!

Looking ahead:

Homecoming Week!!!

  • Monday 9/26 – ABOB Meeting– 7pm, AHS
  • Tuesday, 9/27 –  Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
    Pit will begin at 5pm.
  • Wednesday, 9/28 – Jazz Band in the band room – 3:30-5pm
  • Thursday, 9/29 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
    Pit will begin at 5pm.
  • Friday, 9/30 – KSDK Prep Rally  – AHS Gymnasium– 6:00-7:00am (arrive at 5:00am)
    • Please wear jeans and an Alton High School shirt/spiritwear.
    • Students will need to arrive at the high school at 5:00am. Yes, it is early. We will have a small breakfast after we play!
  • Friday, 9/30 – Seniors will have the opportunity to be in the Homecoming Parade – Information TBA – the parade starts at 5:30pm, departing from AMS. Students will need to be sure they have everything they need to perform (marching shoes, socks, instrument, etc.) at West ready to go!
    • Homecoming Football Game vs. Collinsville  – Public School Stadium (West) – 5:45pm
      • Wear your black marching shoes, black calf length socks, athletic shorts, Trance show shirt to the stadium.
      • Students will need to take their instrument home with them after school Friday!!!
      • For those coming to watch, pregame is around 6:45pm. Kick off for the game is 7pm.
      • We will cheer in the stands the 1st quarter, warm up for half time in the 2nd quarter, perform at halftime, cheer in the stands the 3rd quarter, and students are released to pack up/enjoy the game in the 4th quarter. All band members are expected to stay until the end of the 3rd quarter.

I understand there has been some calendar confusion – with moving some files around, the calendar has gotten mixed up. Here are our football game dates:
Friday, September 30 – Homecoming
Friday, October 14 – Senior Night

Of course we have our usual Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals through October, and the dates for our competitions are accurate – (9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22).

A corrected calendar to print can be found here: 100 Full Calendar 2016 8.23

Have a wonderful week!