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: 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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

AHS Spring Orchestra Concert Week!

AHS SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT THURSDAY, MAY 10 7:00 p.m. AHS Auditorium FREE! Concert attire:  formal concert black Both orchestras sound awesome and are ready to perform! Monday, May 7 Full Symphonic 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, May 8 Full Symphonic 6:30 – 8:00 Wednesday, May 9 Full Symphonic 6:30 – 8:00 Thursday, May 10 Seniors:  please come […]

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 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: April 3 – 6

Tuesday, April 3 Full Symphonic Orchestra winds, brass, percussion, & strings 3:30 – 5:00 in the orch. room Wednesday, April 4 Pit 3:30 – 5:00 Thursday, April 5 Chamber 3:25 – 4:00 This is our last rehearsal for the school year Friday, April 6 Pit 3:30 – 5:00 & Disney Trip Trivia Night (Sold Out) […]

Orchestra Make a Note: March 26 – 29

Monday, March 26 Stringsation! practice right after school & Pit orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, March 27 Symphonic winds, brass, & percussion 3:25 – 4:30 Wednesday, March 28 Stringsation! Concert starts at 7:00 AHS Gym Formal concert attire students helping out should arrive at 5:30 Everyone else arv. 6:30 Help with set and/or tear down […]