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 […]

AHS 2019-20 Orchestra Schedule

Performances in Bold are Required Fri., Sept. 20         7:00pm     ABOB Trivia Night, Best Western Premier (Symphonic performs) Tues., Sept. 24                        ILMEA Pre-Auditions Mon., Oct. 14                          ILMEA District 6 Auditions, Mascoutah Sat., Nov. 2                             ILMEA District 6 Festival, SIU-Carbondale Thur., Nov. 7         7:00pm     Lovejoy Music […]

Orchestra Make a Note: April 15-18

Spring Break is ALMOST HERE! Symphonic performed really well at the IHSA Organization Contest this past Friday.  The judges had really good comments for the group and enjoyed their performance.   Here is what is happening this week:Monday, April 15Pit 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, April 16Full Symphonic Orchestrawinds, brass, percussion, & strings3:30 – 5:00 Wednesday, April […]

Stringsation! Final Concert Info

Stringsation! ConcertThursday, March 287:00 p.m. AHS GymFree Admission. Students wear concert attire. AHS students park in back of AHS music suite. The back doors to the music suite will be unlocked.  Cellos: can some of you bring in your home cello?  5:30: help with setup. (= practice form) Students can change in full concert dress in […]

Stringsation! Rehearsals & Concert Information

Stringsation! Rehearsals:Tuesday, March 12                 3:25 – 4:00 Tuesday, March 19 3:25 – 4:00 Tuesday, March 26 3:25 – 3:45 Stringsation! ConcertThursday, March 287:00 p.m.AHS GymFree AdmissionWear concert attire Night of concert:AHS students park in back of music suite.Help with set up (time TBA) and clean up.All AHS orchestra students stay in the orchestra room until call for […]

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: Oct. 15 – 18

One week until the Disney Trip!  Here we goooooooooo! Monday, October 15Disney Preview Concert7:00 p.m.The Bridge ChurchFree!  Anyone can attend.  It will be short and sweet (15-20 min)Students performing should bring their instrument, music, and their own music stand. Tuesday, October 16Butter braid order forms and money duepick up will be Wed., Nov. 7, 2:30 – […]

Disney Orchestra Concert Info

Disney Orchestra Preview Concert:  Monday, October 157:00 p.m., The Bridge Church (504 E. 4th St. in Alton)Arrive 6:30 p.m.FreeBring your own music stand and your Disney musicParents, family, & friends welcome Concert Dress for Disney Preview Concert, Monday October 15 (and our Disney Springs performance): Ladies:  Symphonic Orchestra dress, black shoes (flats or heels). Shoes must […]

Orchestra Make a Note: October 1 – 4

Monday, October 1First Fall Playing Test this week for both orchestrasAndDisney Trip orchestra rehearsal3:25 – 4:15Thursday, October 4ABOB Fall Fundraiser Pick Up!2:30 – 5:00 in the AHS music suiteLet me know if you need a later pick up time Friday, October 5No School for students:  teachers inservice Monday, October 8No School for Students:  Columbus DayAndILMEA […]