Band Update – 3/9/20

Hi!What a GREAT day Saturday! All groups received good ratings, (a I is a superior, a II is an excellent!) and student workers received lots of compliments! Parents & students – The help is GREATLY appreciated – hosting 20 schools and over 900 students is no small task. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Solo […]

Band Update – 3/3/20

Hi! What a GREAT day yesterday! All three bands played well for a knowledgeable audience, and the clinics were incredible! The Music for All festival is all about giving quality feedback to students & teachers, and it was an awesome experience. Wind Symphony & Concert Band had Mr. Michael Pote of Carmel, IN (a 5x […]

Band Update – 2/24/20

Happy Monday! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you! […]

Band Update – 2/18/20

Hello! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you! Here’s […]

Band Update – 2/10/20

Hello!A big Congratulations to the AHS Winterguard on placing 3rd at the Edwardsville competition this weekend! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 […]

Band Update – 2/3/20

Happy February! We’re finally getting a full week! Here’s our week: Monday, 2/3 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm Wednesday, 2/5 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Thursday, 2/6 – Dinner Auction Invite stuffing – 7pm, Ed & Cathy Gray’s house. Email me for more information! Friday, 2/7 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy […]

Band Update – 1/21/20

Hello! We have a pretty light 4 day week: Wednesday, 1/22 – Freshmen Jazz “Auditions” – after school. Mr. Jarden sent an email home this weekend – this is for auditioning for the festival band. Students will play a couple scales, sight read, then they’re free to leave! Upperclassmen will audition during class. AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – […]

Band Update – 1/13/20

Happy Monday! We’ve got a pretty easy week: Monday, 1/13 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm Wednesday, 1/15 – Jazz Band 3:30-4:30pm – we will get out early! AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Friday, 1/17 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Sunday, 1/19 – AMS/AHS Winterguard Family Preview […]