Band Update 9/29/15

Hello! Here’s our week:

  • Today, 9/29 – ABOB Cheese & Sausage Pick Up – 3-5pm, AHS Music Suite (come in where you drop off for 100). Mrs. Plummer will also be around for pick up at the beginning of 100 rehearsal (6-7pm). Many items must be kept frozen! Please be sure to pick up your items this evening.
  • Today, 9/29 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 10/1 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Saturday, 10/3 – Washington, MO Marching Festival – Washington, MO itinerary
    Please pay attention to what your student needs to bring with them – they will need some food for lunch! We also tend to forget jackets!
    We will need plenty of parent help! Please contact Joy Sawyer ( to chaperone. We will need pit/scaffolding help as well! Thanks in advance.
  • Butterbraid order forms were distributed in class yesterday. Orders and money are due on Friday, October 9. Pick up will be Tuesday, October 27. We still have more order forms if you need one!

Playing Tests/Auditions:

  • Just a reminder, our first quarter playing test is coming up next week (October 5-9)! Students will need to know the Concert Bb, Db, G Scales and Bb Chromatic from memory. All can be found in the blue “Foundations for Superior Performance” book. Students will also be asked to play a selection from Gotham (also from memory). Please encourage at home practice! Playing Test Info
  • Music for Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band auditions was handed out in class yesterday. If your student does not have it, you can find it at the link here – AHS Band Audition Scales. Junior scales are correct. Please be sure to print out the correct instrument!
    Auditions will begin the week of October 26. Students will play through the scale sheet and sight read for the audition. Auditions are blind.

Looking Ahead (for the rest of marching season!):

  • Tuesday 10/6 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 10/8 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/9 – Football v. Granite City – 5:30pm, Public School Stadium (West)
  • Saturday, 10/10 – Bi-State Marching Invitational – Potosi, MO – Potosi itinerary
  • Tuesday, 10/13 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Thursday, 10/15 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/16 – ABOB Trivia Night – click link for more info.
    • UPDATED!!! Each section has an adult contact/theme for their section basket for trivia night. Please see the attached flyer for more information – M100 Basket Section volunteer theme.
      Thanks in advance for the help!
  • Saturday, 10/17 – Button Days – Morning/Early Afternoon throughout town. We’ll have sign up sheets up later this week!
  • Tuesday, 10/20 – 8th Grade Rehearsal/ABOB General Meeting – 4-8:30pm, Public School Stadium (West)
  • Thursday, 10/22 – Full Marching 100 rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS
  • Friday, 10/23 – Senior Night Football v. Belleville West – 5:30 – Public School Stadium (West)
  • Saturday, 10/24 – St. Genevieve, MO Marching Festival – Itinerary TBA
  • Monday, 10/26 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS Orchestra Room
  • Friday, 10/30 – Marching 100 Bandquet – AHS Commons – More information TBA
  • Saturday, 10/31 – Alton Halloween Parade – Downtown Alton, TBA