Band Update – 3/16/20

Hi Band Family, What to put in a band update? Here’s what we know: The third quarter is ending as scheduled – please be sure the 3rd Quarter Scales & 3rd Quarter Playing Tests are in!!! (Google Classroom) There will be NO music activities or events beginning today, Monday 3/16 through Monday, March 30. Activities […]

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 – 1/6/20

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 […]