Orchestra Make a Note: September 3 – 6

A very large majority of the students turned in their first practice form today; several turned theirs in even earlier.  Woo Hoo! Chamber Strings tomorrow, Wednesday, 3:25-4:15. I could use a few parents to help out with the ABOB Trivia Night on Friday, September 20 with scoring the answer sheets,  check-in, and silent auction check […]

Orchestra Make a Note: Aug. 26-30

The kids are off to a great start in orchestra!  I think I have most of our fall concert programmed already which I don’t think has EVER happened!   Here is what is happening this week:Tuesday, August 27ABOB Fall Fundraiser kickoffChamber Strings audition:  short sight reading excerpt3:15 – 3:30&ILMEA audition prep (optional) until 4:00 Wednesday, August 28Chamber Strings3:25- […]

AHS Chamber Strings Gig – AYS 50th Anniversary Reception

AHS CHAMBER STRINGS GIGBRING YOUR OWN MUSIC STANDANDBRING YOUR OWN CHAMBER BINDER Concert Dress:   Please, stay with these colors only.Ladies:  Solid black dress pants or a long black skirt.  Solid black, white, or red dress blouse on top. Shirts must have sleeves.  No shorts, miniskirts, black jeans, jeggings or leggings with miniskirts. Black dress shoes. […]

Orchestra Make a Note: March 11-16

This Saturday This Saturday is the ABOB Music Matters Dinner Auction.  You can still purchase tickets at www.abob.net.  We are starting Stringsation! practices this week.  Both AHS orchestras combine together to perform at Stringsation! (March 28).  We will have after school rehearsals starting this Tuesday, 3:25 – 4:00.  I have activity bus passes for any students […]

AHS Chamber Strings: Gigs

AHS CHAMBER STRINGS GIGSBRING YOUR OWN MUSIC STANDANDBRING YOUR OWN CHAMBER BINDER Concert Dress:   Please, stay with these colors only.Ladies:  Solid black dress pants or a long black skirt.  Solid black, white, or red dress blouse on top. Shirts must have sleeves.  No shorts, miniskirts, black jeans, jeggings or leggings with miniskirts. Black dress shoes. […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: December 3 – 7

Thank you all so very much for donating, volunteering, and coming out to shop at the 30th annual Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair.  It was a HUGE success!  We had about 2,000 people come through to shop on Saturday and we have the most crafters EVER lined up to come back for next year’s […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 12 – 17

Monday, November 12Final Full Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, November 13AHS Fall Orchestra Concert!Students arv. 6:15 in concert attireConcert starts at 7:00 The kids have worked hard and sound great! Wednesday, November 14Chamber Strings!3:25 – 4:15Audition during class for non-membersStudents must attend all weekly rehearsals and all gigs. ILMEA Senior Orchestra prep during class Wednesday, Thursday, […]

Orchestra Make a Note: April 16 – 22

Congratulations to Symphonic Orchestra on receiving straight I’s from all three judges at IHSA Organization Contest this past Friday!  They all were very complimentary of your performance.  I’m so very proud of you!  Thanks to the parents who came up to Jerseyville to watch us perform! Full throttle ahead!  .  .  . Monday, April 16 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: April 9 – 13

For those kids in the musical (pit, cast, crew):  $10 for a musical t-shirt is due this Friday, April 13.  If paying by check, make payable to Alton H.S. Monday, April 9 Chamber Gig Excellence in Education Dinner AHS Commons arv. 5:45 Done 6:30 & Pit 6:30 – 8:00 (students in chamber and pit:  dinner […]

AHS Chamber Strings Gigs

AHS CHAMBER STRINGS GIGS BRING YOUR OWN CHAMBER BINDER Concert Dress:   Please, stay with these colors only. Ladies:  Solid black dress pants or a long black skirt.  Solid black, white, or red dress blouse on top. Shirts must have sleeves.  No shorts, miniskirts, black jeans, jeggings or leggings with miniskirts. Black dress shoes.  No flip […]