Band Update – 11/19/18

Hello! We’ve got a really light week: It’s the last couple of days!!! Tom Evans (ABOB Fall Fundraiser – Cheese & Sausage) is offering ABOB 50% profit on online sales through November! Please see the link for more information: Online Fundraiser Today, Monday, November 19 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS CRAFT FAIR HELP: I know we’re all […]

Band Update – 11/5/18

Hello! We’re finally slowing down a bit! Time to sit down and work on… Christmas music!!!  On Friday, students had the opportunity to try out some “step up instruments” during class. These are intermediate or professional instruments meant to help students as they grow – in high school if a student is pretty serious about […]

Band Update – 9/17/18

Hello! As you know, it’s still HOT out! Please encourage your student to treat our after school rehearsals like band camp – bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, light weight t-shirt/shorts to change into. We’ve got to keep pushing ahead – it’s way easier when they’re prepared! The band room is open every […]

Band Update – 8/20/18

Happy First Day of School!!! Lots of information in this update – hang in there! Beginning of school info: We are going over this in the first couple of days, but here’s your information as well: AHS Bands Syllabus 2018-19 – this includes many important dates (due dates/performances/etc) as well as our expectations for the year. […]

Band Update – 8/13/18

Hi! Buckle in – here we go!!! This week: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – AHS – 6-8:30pm TJ’s Pizza orders are due tomorrow! Please bring them to rehearsal. Wednesday, August 15 – Dine out for ABOB – Roma’s Pizza – 11am-10pm (all business hours) Thursday, August 16 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – AHS – 6-8:30pm […]

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, […]