Band Update – 6/18/18

Hello! An important note: I (Alyssa Overmann, along with several Alton students!) leave on Sunday for the Illinois Ambassadors of Music European tour. I will be gone from June 24 – July 9, and will have little to no access to email during that time. For any questions/concerns/absence notifications during that time frame please send […]

Band Update – 6/11/18

Hello! Parades are quickly approaching! Now is the time to start preparing for parades/band camp!  Please encourage your student to: For Tuesday rehearsals they should wear shorts, tshirts, a ball cap, and bring a water bottle. “low top” tennis shoes – shoes that don’t go up past the ankle, are preferred as well to allow movement. […]

Band Update – 5/28/18

Hello! Happy Memorial Day! We’ve added a Disney Trip Fundraiser (Alton Steel Fundraiser) – please see below! We only have 9 spots left!!! We’ve updated the calendar to include Percussion & Guard rehearsals – 2018 Calendar (1) Percussionists! SIUE offers a great camp next week! Check it out! Link here – SIUE Percussion Institute Here’s our week (super light!): Saturday, […]

Photo Session – Disney Trip Fundraiser

The next Disney trip fundraiser is a photo session at Gordon Moore Park Saturday, June 2 with one of our three outstanding photographers:  Julie Carter, Erin Hillery, or Carol Saxton. This is a perfect opportunity for family pictures, senior pictures, or a session with friends! Each session is $10 and you will receive a free 8×10. […]

Marching 100 Meeting Info 2018

Hello! I’m FINALLY getting this posted! Here are electronic versions of all forms/information distributed at the Marching 100 kickoff meeting: Marching 100 Handbook – lots of basic information about the Marching 100, contains rules and expectations, volunteer opportunities, etc. Please fill out and return the Student Information Form (page 24). Kickoff Meeting Powerpoint – gives […]

Band Update – 4/30/18

Hello! Please check grades!!! We’re reaching the time of year where we can’t do much to help those who have fallen behind. We have lots of grades coming due at the last minute – please be sure your child gets it in! Just a reminder, if a student fails band, they must sit out one […]

Band Update – 4/23/18

Hello! One month to go! Please check grades!!! We’re reaching the time of year where we can’t do much to help those who have fallen behind. We have lots of grades coming due at the last minute – please be sure your child gets it in! Just a reminder, if a student fails band, they […]

Band Update – 4/9/18

Hello! Here’s our week: Monday, 4/9 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-3:45pm – only a half hour today! We start Marching 100 Percussion Clinics next week – Monday (4/16 & 23, 3:30-4:30pm) Tuesday, 4/10 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm Wednesday, 4/11 – Marching 100 kickoff meeting, 6:30pm, AHS Auditorium We will have a broom/popsocket/beef stick […]