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 […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 5 – 13

Our Fall Concert is almost here!  You guys are in really good shape.  Here are the final rehearsals.  We have some evening rehearsals due to meetings I have after school and I also hire in some adults to fill out the brass section and they can only make the evening practices.   Monday, November 5Inscription of Hope […]

Symphonic Orchestra Lovejoy Week Performances & Rehearsal

LOVEJOY WEEK SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES Sunday, November 4 Lovejoy Vesper Service Alton 1st Presbyterian Church (corner of Alby and 4th streets; by The Post Commons) 4:00 p.m. Arrive by 3:40 p.m. Concert dress and tuxedo Free. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Park in the lot across the street from the church *Bring your […]

ILMEA District 6 Senior Orchestra Info

ILMEA DISTRICT 6 FESTIVALSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17Belleville West Township H.S.4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville Make sure you know ALL of the music before the festival:  Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) No. 2:  The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana  Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz . Please try to come to the following rehearsals so I can hear […]

Band Update – 10/15/18

Hello!  We still have 12 orders out! Please don’t forget about the Disney Photo Orders – we cannot take any new orders, but please send in payment! Checks can be made payable to ABOB. Please mark your calendars! Our Disney Trip Departure Meeting will be this Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm in the AHS Auditorium. Please make sure at […]

Rain Plan – 10/12

Good Afternoon!  After talking to administration and looking at the radar (showers not moving out until 8:15ish), here’s our rain plan: Meet at West at 6:00pm – wear your marching shoes, jeans (layer underneath!), and something Marching 100 on top (jacket, fleece, hoodie, show shirt with layers underneath, etc).  We will play pregame on the […]