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 – 1/6/20

Happy New Year! We’re ready to hit the ground running for the spring semester: We have a new face around the band room – Mr. Luke Shaffer is student teaching with us from SIU-Carbondale. He’ll be with us all semester – January-May. Feel free to introduce yourself when you see him! Here’s our week: Today, […]

Band Update – 12/16/19

Happy snow day! Here’s the last band update for 2019: Shop Amazon Support ABOB! If you do any online shopping with Amazon, please consider shopping the “Shop Amazon” link on www.abob.net.  Up to 8% of your purchase will go back to ABOB!  No extra fees or hidden charges.   If you need some Christmas ideas for your band kiddo, feel free to […]

Band Update – 12/9/19

Happy Monday! What a GREAT weekend! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who helped this weekend. The Craft Fair is a HUGE undertaking, and everyone lending a hand makes it work – THANK YOU!Also, we’ve heard nothing but great compliments about the kids – thank you for letting us borrow them for the […]

Band Update – 11/12/19

Happy Snow Day! Ms. Edwards and I didn’t get a chance to say it at bandquet, but THANK YOU parents for all of your help, work, and encouragement throughout the marching season. We could not do it without you! Thank you all! Now we look ahead: The 31st annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair is just […]

Band Update – 4/23/19

Happy Tuesday! We’re all ready in the race to the end of the year! Here’s what we’ve got this week: Tuesday, 4/23 – M100 Color Guard Auditions – 3:30-6pm, AHS multipurpose room. Auditions will take place all week (4/23 – 4/26). Wednesday, 4/24 – M100 Drumline Clinic – 3:30-4:30pm. AHS Band room (just for those interested in auditioning for […]

Band Update – 3/25/19

Hello! Here’s our week: Today, Monday, 3/25 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30 Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm The Exercise Project continues this week – We’ll go from 3:30-4:30pm Tuesday and Friday this week. Friday, 3/29 – Winterguards to MCCGA Championships – Springfield, MO Saturday, 3/30 – ABOB Spring Vendor Fair – AHS – we will need student and parent help! […]

Band Update – 2/25/19

Happy Solo & Ensemble week!!! Today, Monday, 2/25 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30 Jazz Band – 3:30-5:30pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm The Exercise Project continues this week – all forms must be in to participate. We’ll go from 3:30-4:30pm Tuesday and Friday this week. Friday, March 1 – 3rd Quarter Scale Recordings due – this is a 100 point grade! Info. is […]

Band Update – 1/14/19

Hello! We’ve got a light week: Monday, 1/14 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm If you ordered an ornament – they’re here! All ornaments that were paid for have been delivered. If you still owe, please send in the $10 and we’ll send home yours! Thanks! Looking ahead: Tuesday, 1/22 – Make […]