Band Update – 9/5/17


Here’s our week:

  • Cheese & Sausage Orders are due today! Tuesday, September 5. For more information: ABOB Fall Fundraiser
  • Full M100 Rehearsal – tonight, Tuesday, 9/5 – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Full M100 Rehearsal – Thursday, 9/7 – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Football v. Collinsville – Friday, 9/8 – 5:30pm, Public School Stadium. Just as a reminder, we will stay through the third quarter – please be patient! We cannot give times – each game moves at a different pace.

Trivia Night Baskets: Each section is sponsoring a basket for the silent auction at Trivia Night! Here’s the info:

Flute and Clarinet– Penny Boedeker- pet theme
Saxophone and Low Reed– Sara Wallace- money cake
Brass– Amy Hillery- Game night
Low Brass– Jamie Pullen- Halloween theme: not candy (there is already a candy themed basket). So I am asking for other items such as decorative knick-knacks, Halloween themed DVD’s, coloring or activity books, craft projects, etc. Or cash donations would be awesome, too. The kids can give their donations to Jacob, or parents can arrange to hand off to Jamie. We would like to have items by next Friday (8th) if possible. Jamie’s cell number is 792-1870. Parents may call or text Jamie.
Percussion and Pit– Amy Miller- candy basket
Drum Majors– Sarah Keith
Guard– Julie Beckham
If you have any questions, please contact them or you can contact Jennifer Patridge, at 618-604-8306.

Looking ahead:

  • M100 Percussion – Monday, 9/11 – 3:15 – 4:30pm, AHS
  • Full M100 Rehearsal –  Tuesday, 9/12 – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • Dine Out for ABOB – Olga’s– Wednesday, 9/13 – For the flyer/more information: Dine out at Olga’s
  • IMEA Audition Clinic – Wednesday, 9/13 – SIUE, 4:30-6(ish). This is for select students who plan on auditioning for IMEA on October 9. Mr. James will have more information this week!
  • Full M100 Rehearsal – Thursday, 9/14 – 6-8:30pm. Guard will begin at 5:30pm
  • ABOB Trivia Night – Friday, 9/15 – For More Information: ABOB Trivia Night
    Tables are going fast!!!
  • Contest time! Edwardsville Tiger Ambush – Saturday, 9/16 – more information TBA (afternoon/evening).
    We usually don’t have an itinerary/schedule until the week of a competition. Please plan on the whole day, and thanks for your patience!

Other Reference:

  • We reviewed the syllabus in class, and turning in the agreement is a grade! You can print out the agreement form and send it in, or you may complete the google form. You can find the syllabus here: 2017 Alton Band Program Syllabus.
  • We have also distributed the Band 3 Honors information. You can find it here: Band 3 Honors Information
  • Please don’t forget about forms!!! Some of these are still coming in – thanks for your attention!
    • The $50 Band Fee is PAST DUE. Please make checks payable to ABOB. You can also pay online: Camp Fee Online Payment
  • We also have an updated calendar: 2017 Calendar – Aug-Oct
    Please note – the M100 Family Day on 9/30 is for the kids – we’ll rehearse, BBQ for lunch, and play some games/enjoy each other’s company. We’ll need some parent help with lunch, but it’s a day for the “M100 Family”

Please let us know if you have any questions!