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 […]

Orchestra Make a Note: February 24 – 28

Both orchestras have playing tests due this week and Symphonic auditions for 2020-21 are wrapping.   Most of Symphonic are in contest practice mode as well.   Tuesday, February 25Symphonic Orchestra6:30 – 7:30Back door to music suite will be openSome students are staying a little after to run contest ensembles Wednesday, February 26Early dismissal for students (1:15) Looking […]

Orchestra Make a Note: February 10-15

$30 St. Louis Symphony ticket money is due this Friday, February 14.  Checks payable to Alton H.S. Alton H.S. is hosting the IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday, March 7. We are needing parent help throughout the day in 2 hours shifts. Let me know if you are interested.  The ABOB Music Matters Dinner Auction is […]

Orchestra Make a Note: January 15

Chamber is meeting today, 3:25-4:15 as well as some contest ensembles.   The kids have pretty much settled on contest solos and ensembles.  Contest fees are due by Wednesday, February 5.  $10.00 for solos.  $15.00 for ensembles.  Let me know if your child needs an accompanist.  There is an additional fee for that. I have posted contest […]

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: 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: Oct. 7-12

Happy Homecoming Week!  We have a busy and fun week ahead of us.  Monday, October 7Symphonic winds & brass3:30 – 4:15 Tuesday, October 8Pick up ABOB Fall Fundraiser2:30 – 5:30 & 6:00 – 7:00 in the back hallway of the AHS music suite Wednesday, October 9Chamber Strings for those playing the wedding this weekend3:25 – […]