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 […]

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 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 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: November 12- 14

NO Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Tuesday, November 12 Wednesday, November 13Chamber Strings3:25 – 4:15&Pick Up ABOB Breakfast PastryAHS Music Suite2:30 – 5:00 and 6:00 – 7:00 Thursday, November 14Full Symphonic Orchestrastrings, winds, brass, & percussion6:30 – 8:00pm Looking ahead to next week:Monday, November 18Full Symphonic Orchestra6:30 – 8:00pm Tuesday, November 19Full Symphonic Orchestra6:30pmAND Concert Orchestra join Symphonic7:30-8:00 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: November 4 – 9

Monday, November 4Full Symphonic Orchestra3:30 – 5:00 Tuesday, November 5Full Symphonic Orchestra3:30 – 5:00 Wednesday, November 6Chamber3:25 – 4:15& “So, you want to be a music major” meeting6:30 p.m. AHS orchestra room Thursday, November 7Symphonic Orchestra performs @Lovejoy Music Festivalarv. 6:30pm Concert begins at 7:00We should be done about 8:30 Saturday, November 9ABOB Dine Out @ LuciAnna’s!7:00am-2:30pm CODAOur […]

Orchestra Make a Note: Oct. 28 – Nov. 2

Monday, October 28Full Symphonic Orchestra3:30 – 5:00&ABOB Meeting7:00 p.m.AHS Band RoomEveryone welcome Tuesday, October 29Full Symphonic Orchestra3:30 – 5:00 Wednesday, October 30Chamber Strings 3:25 – 4:15&ABOB Breakfast Pastry Sale order forms & money due Thursday, October 31Early Dismissal – 1:15Happy Halloween!   Saturday, November 2ILMEA District 6 FestivalSIU-CarbondaleBus leaves AHS 4:45 amJunior & Senior Orchestra Concert […]

Orchestra Make a Note: October 21 – 25

We had 11 kids make the ILMEA Senior Orchestra this year! ILMEA Festival information will be coming out soon. The ABOB Breakfast Pastry Sale is still going on. Place your orders now for Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter. Order forms and money are due October 30. Monday, October 21Symphonic Orchestra winds, brass, & percussion3:30 – 4:15&AHS […]

Orchestra Make a Note: October 14 – 16

Monday, October 14LMEA Auditions!arv. at AHS by 7:15 a.m. so we can load and get on the road by 7:30Bring some money for snacks.We should be back at AHS 12:30-1:00 Tuesday, October 15Kick off ABOB Breakfast Pastry Sale (butter braids + More!)Order forms and money due October 30.ABOB will not be doing a spring sale so […]

AHS Chamber Strings Wedding Gig

Bring your own music stand and your own Chamber binder. Friday, October 11:  Wedding Dress Rehearsal.  Main St. United Methodist Church.  Arv. 4:50. We’ll be in the balcony.  Dress: nice jeans and an Alton H.S. shirt or nice shirt.   We should be done 5:45ish.  Saturday, October 12:   Wedding!  Main St. UMC.  Arv. 3:30. […]