Orchestra Make a Note: October 13 – 15

Fall Playing Test #1 is due NOW!   Tuesday, October 13Symphonic Honors ILMEA playing test is due.You can use your ILMEA audition recording for your playing test.ANDILMEA Audition video is due by 8:00 p.m.Upload as an unlisted YouTube video and email it to me.  Wednesday, October 14Juniors PSAT & Seniors SAT testing at AHS.I am proctoring […]

Orchestra Make a Note: October 5 – 9

ILMEA $8.00 audition fee is due for those of you doing the audition this year.  Cash or checks payable to Alton H.S. ILMEA Audition recording is due next Tuesday, October 13.  Practice forms are due NOW! Monday, October 5NO ILMEA Practice today. Concert Orchestra rehearsal7:00 – 8:00 Wednesday, October 7ILMEA individual practice – scheduled w/ LP […]

AHS Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsals

Symphonic Orchestra Weekly Rehearsals Fall, 2020(Revised 9-24-20) *Please bring the signed waiver form to the first rehearsal.*Parents must submit a health verification form for each rehearsal. Check your email for the link to the Google Form. Wednesday, September 30   6:00 – 6:45 violins                        […]

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 […]

Symphonic Orchestra Perform at ABOB Dinner Auction

Saturday, March 14The Hatheway Gallery at Lewis & Clark Community College Arrive by 6:30 p.m.Unpack in the green room (on the left as you walk to Hatheway Hall auditorium.) Bring your instrument, chamber binder & Symphonic Orchestra music, and your own music stand. Dress nice. Perform 6:45ish – 7:40ish.You’ll be done about 7:45. Pizza 6:30 […]

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 […]

Symphonic Orchestra Spring Recital

Tuesday, March 37:00 p.m.Calvary Baptist Church1422 Washington Ave., Alton  Arrive by 6:30(6:00 if your ensemble wants to rehearse) Dress nice.  (NO Symphonic concert attire) * Bring a music stand from home. * Bring a pencil.  You will all critique 4 performers.  All comments are serious.  Cellos and Basses:  bring your own instruments from home; bring […]

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 […]

Symphonic Orchestra Make a Note: February 17 – 21

The kids played very well at the University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic. It was so awesome hearing the U of I Symphony Orchestra and being able to perform in the Krannert Center Great Hall.  Our clinician, Dr. Steve Fairbanks of U of I, was very complimentary of the kids.   Please have your kids bring in their […]