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- […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ILMEA Senior Orchestra Audition Info

ILMEA DISTRICT 6 SENIOR ORCHESTRA AUDITIONSMONDAY, OCTOBER 8Mascoutah, Middle School The bus leaves AHS at 7:30 a.m. from the music suite.  Plan on arriving by 7:15 a.m. Students will have access into the music suite in the morning. Dress:  Nice school clothes. The bus will return to AHS sometime around noon.  Please make sure you […]

Orchestra Make a Note: November 13-18

Monday, November 13 Final Rehearsal Full Symphonic Orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, November 14 AHS FALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT! 7:00 p.m. AHS Aud Students in formal concert attire Students should arrive 6:15 – 6:30. This is going to be a fantastic concert! Wednesday, November 15 Chamber Strings 3:25-4:15 and ABOB Dine Out at Riviera Maya 11am-9pm […]

Orchestra Make a Note: November 6 – 11

We are gearing up for our AHS Fall Orchestra Concert, among other things! Here we goooooooooooo! Monday, November 6 Full Symphonic Orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, November 7 Full Symphonic Orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Wednesday, November 8 Chamber Strings-Wedding Ensembles Only 3:25 – 4:15 and Full Symphonic Orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Thursday, November 9 Orchestra […]