Band Update – 2/4/19

Hello! Here’s what we’ve got going on this week: Today, Monday, 2/4 – NO Percussion Ensemble – It is cancelled for today. Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm Wednesday, 2/6 – Jazz Band – 3:15-5:00pm Thursday, 2/7 – Jazz Band to Essentially Ellington at UMSL – Essentially Ellington Itinerary Saturday, 2/9 – Winterguard “Quarterless Auction” – Alton Sports Tap – Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors will open at 5:30. To […]

Executive Board Meeting Minutes – November 29, 2018

Alton Band and Orchestra Builders  Meeting Minutes November 19, 2018  MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  Amy Hillery – President  Ruth Waggner – Vice President Penny Boedeker – Secretary  Jamie Pullen – Ways and Means Cindy Kirbach – Treasurer Mike Haynes – Communications Ed Gray – Financial Tom Pullen –  Dave and Paula Fritz – Craft Fair […]

Band Update – 1/28/19

Hello! Here’s what we’ve got going on this week: Monday, 1/28 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS Saturday, 2/2 – AHS Winterguard Camp – 4-8pm Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS 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 […]

Band Update – 1/22/19

Hello! Tonight, Tuesday, 1/22 – Make up Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS Drumline will also be performing at this game, with the steppers! Drumline folks need to arrive at 7:10pm. Wear black athletic pants and red AHS Spiritwear. If you don’t have black pants, dark jeans will work! Wednesday, 1/23 – Saturday, 1/26 – ILMEA All-State […]

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 […]

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 […]