Band Update – 9/26/17

Hello! Here’s our week:

  • Students planning on auditioning for IMEA on Monday, October 9 (Band 3 Honors and select students) need to turn in the $8 audition fee to Mr. James ASAP!
  • Today, Tuesday 9/26 – Fall ABOB Fundraiser (Cheese & Sausage) Pick Up – 2:30-5pm, AHS – please don’t forget to grab your items! More information can be found here: Fall Fundraiser Pickup
    • Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, 9/28 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, 9/30 – Marching 100 “Family Day” – 10am-2pm, AHS. We will follow this general itinerary:
    • 10-12 – Full M100 rehearsal
    • 12-12:45pm – Lunch (provided by ABOB)
    • 12:45-2pm – Fun! Kickball, frisbee, etc. Enjoying some downtime with each other… plus earning bragging rights in the kickball game!

That’s it for the week! Since we have a lighter week, please encourage your student to manage time well – get caught up/work ahead on homework, get more sleep, etc. A busy, busy month starts next week!

Looking ahead (October all ready!?!?!?!):

  • Monday, 10/2 – M100 percussion rehearsal – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 10/3 –Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, 10/5 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:15pm
    • Full M100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Friday, 10/6 – Senior Night Football v. O’Fallon – Public School Stadium, 5:45pm. More information for senior parents TBA.
  • Saturday, 10/7 – Valhalla Contest (Springfield, MO) – Itinerary TBA – please note, this is no longer an overnight trip – we will leave early (7am-ish) Saturday morning and return very early Sunday morning (3am-ish). We will be taking charter buses to Springfield!

Here is our calendar: 2017 Calendar – Aug-Oct
– I know many students are planning on taking the PSAT on October 14 when we also have the Potosi Competition. If they have to miss the bus (we don’t know the schedule yet) we’ll get a carpool going!
– We did get into BOA (Bands of America) at the America’s Center (Edward Jones Dome downtown St. Louis) on Friday, October 20. We play at 10:30am. It will probably be an early morning. Just a heads up if you’d like to ask off work!