Orchestra Make a Note: March 9 – 14

Congratulations to all of our orchestra kids who performed at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday!  Thank you to the many parents who came out and helped, also.  We greatly appreciate you! We start Stringsation rehearsals this week.  The AHS orchestra combine as one for two pieces at Stringsation.  We will rehearse on […]

Symphonic Orchestra Perform at ABOB Dinner Auction

Saturday, March 14The Hatheway Gallery at Lewis & Clark Community College Arrive by 6:30 p.m.Unpack in the green room (on the left as you walk to Hatheway Hall auditorium.) Bring your instrument, chamber binder & Symphonic Orchestra music, and your own music stand. Dress nice. Perform 6:45ish – 7:40ish.You’ll be done about 7:45. Pizza 6:30 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: March 3 – 7

Happy March and Happy Casimir Pulaski Day! Please RSVP for the ABOB Music Matters Dinner Auction by the end of this week.  For more info or to make reservations go to abob.net:   http://abob.net/abob/abob-once-upon-a-time-music-matters-dinner-auction/   Or let Ed Gray know:  466-9230 or email edgrayrams@charter.net.  Also let me know ASAP if you have any donations or would like to […]

AHS Chamber Strings Spring Rehearsals & Gig

We’ve been asked to perform at the Excellence for Education dinner on Monday, April 6 and will have some rehearsals in March and April to prepare for this. Chamber RehearsalsWednesday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:00Wednesday, March 18, 3:30 – 4:00Thursday, April 2, 3:30 – 4:00 Chamber Gig: Monday, April 6, Excellence in Education Dinner. Alton […]

AHS Orchestra – Final IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest Info

FINAL INFORMATIONIHSA SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTESTSATURDAY, MARCH 7Alton High School Contest starts at 8:30am.  We need all students’ help right after school Friday, March 6  until about 5:00 as well as throughout the day Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m.   Sign up on lists will be posted in the band, orchestra and chorus rooms. Report […]

Symphonic Orchestra Spring Recital

Tuesday, March 37:00 p.m.Calvary Baptist Church1422 Washington Ave., Alton  Arrive by 6:30(6:00 if your ensemble wants to rehearse) Dress nice.  (NO Symphonic concert attire) * Bring a music stand from home. * Bring a pencil.  You will all critique 4 performers.  All comments are serious.  Cellos and Basses:  bring your own instruments from home; bring […]

Orchestra Make a Note: February 24 – 28

Both orchestras have playing tests due this week and Symphonic auditions for 2020-21 are wrapping.   Most of Symphonic are in contest practice mode as well.   Tuesday, February 25Symphonic Orchestra6:30 – 7:30Back door to music suite will be openSome students are staying a little after to run contest ensembles Wednesday, February 26Early dismissal for students (1:15) Looking […]

Into the Woods Pit Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule

Thur., March 5            3:30 – 5:00 Mon., March 9            3:30 – 5:00Tues., March 10          6:30 – 8:00 Tues., March 17          6:30 – 8:00Thur., March 19          3:30 – 5:00 Tues., March 24          6:30 – 8:00Wed., March 25          3:30 – 5:00 Mon., March 30          3:30 – 5:00Wed., April 1              6:30 – 8:00 Tues., April 7              6:30 – […]