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, […]

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 […]

Band Update – 4/3/18

Happy Tuesday! We’re starting the slide to the end! Here’s what we’ve got this week: Tuesday, 4/3 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm Wednesday, 4/4 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm Broom, Popsocket, & Beefstick check out – 6pm, AHS Percussion Ensemble Concert with SIUE Steel Band – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. Percussion students arrive at […]

Band Update – 3/26/18

Hello! Thank you to all who helped with the Vendor Fair or ate pancakes Saturday morning! The kids were PHENOMENAL and all had fun! Thank you thank you! Here’s our week! Monday, 3/26 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm – AHS Tuesday, 3/27 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm Thursday, 3/29 – […]