Spring “Concert” & New Directors!!!!

Hi band family! We’ve got lots of exciting things to share: Videos: We had the opportunity to video our spring concert – featuring Arion Award winner Aslyn Keith, playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major. She ROCKED it, and we’re so proud to show her off. At the end of the video, Mr. Jarden, Ms. […]

Alton H.S. SupportMusic Merit Award!

Alton H.S. has received the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM (National Assoc. of Music Merchants) Foundation! 148 schools nationwide received this award which recognizes schools that work hard to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn and grow with music. Thanks to ABOB and our awesome parents who help us out throughout the […]

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 – 3/9/20

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 – 1/27/20

Hello! Ms. Edwards, Mr. Shaffer, and I will be out Thursday/Friday taking Fletcher to the ILMEA All-State Festival in Peoria. If you see Fletcher, please congratulate him! We have other band students going for choir/orchestra: Audrey (honors chorus) & Ben (viola – orchestra). It’s a HUGE honor to have these students attend! Mrs. Laura Plummer […]

AHS Chamber Strings Dec. 2-5

Tuesday, December 3 is our informal Chamber Strings Christmas performance for family and friends in the AHS orchestra room.  Park in back of the high school outside of our music suite (around the corner from the auditorium entrance.) The back entrance to our music suite will be unlocked.  Wear jeans and any red, green, or black […]