2017 – 18 AHS Symphonic Orchestra Auditions

The 2017-18 Symphonic Orchestra audition information has been shared with current AHS orchestra students via their google classroom (on 11/27/16).  Students must print off and turn in the signed Audition Contract Agreement to receive their audition materials. Auditions will take place February 21-24.  Students will record all components of their audition during their orchestra class […]

2017 – 18 Symphonic Orchestra Audition Information

See your orchestra director for audition excerpts. Symphonic Orchestra audition information for current AHS students: symphonic-audition-info-for-current-ahs-students (this has been shared with students via their google classroom) Symphonic Orchestra audition information for incoming freshmen: symphonic-audition-for-incoming-freshmen  

AHS Chamber Strings Christmas Gigs

AHS CHAMBER STRINGS CHRISTMAS GIGS BRING YOUR OWN FOLDING MUSIC STAND. BRING YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS BINDER!!!!   Christmas Gig Concert Dress: Ladies:  Solid black on the bottom; solid red, green, or white on top, black socks, black dress shoes. Gentlemen:  Black dress pants; red, green, or white, dress shirt; tie; black socks; black dress shoes. You may wear […]

Orchestra, Make a Note! November 28 – December 4

Please send in $5.00 for Christmas for Our Kids donation. CONGRATULATIONS to Sam Tillman!  He won 2nd place in the Alton Symphony Concerto Competition and will be performing the first movement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto with the symphony on their Saturday, December 10 Holiday Pops Concert at 7:00 p.m. in Hatheway Hall. Students are free! […]

Orchestra, Make a Note! November 14 – 17

IT’S CONCERT WEEK! Monday, November 14 Full Symphonic 6:30- 8:00 strings 7:15-8:00 winds, brass & timpani Tuesday, November 15 Full Symphonic 6:30- 8:00 strings 7:15-8:00 winds, brass & timpani Wednesday, November 16 Chamber 3:25 – 4:15 & Full Symphonic 6:30- 8:00 strings 7:15-8:00 winds, brass & timpani Thursday, November 17 AHS Fall Orchestra Concert 7:00 […]

AHS Fall Orchestra Concert

Concert Orchestra: Carrickfergus, Traditional Irish Folk Song, arr. Patrick Rozell Scherzo for String Orchestra by Barry Milner Symphonic Orchestra Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, I. Allegro by J.S. Bach featuring the Senior Class of 2017 Ose Shalom by John Leavitt Let’s Dance by David Bowie, arr. John Reed Symphony No. 5, I.  Allegro con brio by […]

Symphonic Orchestra Final Rehearsals Schedule

Here is the Symphonic Full Orchestra rehearsal schedule for the next two weeks: Mon, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 (winds, brass, & timpani rehearse 6:30 until about 7:15) *Thur., Nov. 10, 3:50 – 5:00  (note time change!) Mon., Nov. 14   6:30 – 8:00  (winds, brass, & timpani rehearse 7:15-8:00) Tues, Nov. 15   6:30 […]

Orchestra, Make a Note! November 7 – 12

GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Lovejoy Week Music Festival and at the ILMEA District 6 Festival!  A lot of great music making the past couple of days.  Let’s keep the momentum going forth to our concert! Monday, November 7 Full Symphonic Orchestra 6:30 – 8:00 Wednesday, November 9 Chamber Strings 3:25 – 4:15 & ABOB Fall […]

ILMEA District 6 2016 Senior Orchestra Festival

ILMEA DISTRICT VI FESTIVAL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 EDWARDSVILLE H.S. $20 IMEA District Festival fee is due by October 31.  If paying by check, please make it payable to Alton H.S. The bus will leave Alton H.S. at 7:00 a.m.   Plan on arriving no later than 6:50 a.m.  You will have access to band and orchestra […]

Orchestra, Make a Note! October 31 – November 5

TWO PRACTICE FORMS ARE DUE! Tuesday, November 1 Full Symphonic Orchestra 3:30 – 5:00 Wednesday, November 2 Chamber Strings 3:25 – 4:15 Thursday, November 3 Symphonic perform at Lovejoy Week Music Festival arv. 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Formal Symphonic Orchestra concert attire Lovejoy Week Music Festival Saturday, November 5 ILMEA District 6 […]