2019-2020 ABOB Events & Fundraisers

The Alton Band & Orchestra Builders supports the entire Alton School District  instrumental music program.

Parent volunteers from all grade levels are needed and greatly appreciated.

Check out abob.net and keep up to date with our events and band and orchestra programs.

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ABOB-Alton Band and Orchestra Builders is our private Facebook group where event information, general announcements, and photos of our district band and orchestra program, are shared.

Alton Band & Orchestra Builders-ABOB  is our public Facebook page where our events are made public to share. 

Shop Amazon AND support ABOB!  When shopping amazon.com go to www.abob.net first and select the “Shop Amazon” link and a percentage of your purchase comes back to ABOB.  There are no charges or extra fees.   

Schnucks e-Script cards:  There are no extra charges or fees for this card; it’s totally free. Simply pick one up at Schnucks Customer Service, register at the store, and present your card to the cashier each time you check out. 

ABOB “Dine Out for Music” at various local restaurants throughout the year.   Email reminders are sent out as they occur.     We all have to eat so dine out and support our outstanding music program!

Fall Fundraiser. 
Contact:  Laura Plummer   lplummer@altonschools.org   474-6967
Tuesday, August 27     Kickoff 
Tuesday, September 10     Order forms and money due
Tuesday, October 8   Pick-up orders in the Alton High School Music Suite

Fall Breakfast Pastry Sale
Contact:  Laura Plummer   lplummer@altonschools.org   474-6967
Tuesday, October 15   Kick off
Wednesday, October 30   Order forms and money due
Wednesday, November 13   Pick-up orders in the Alton High School Music Suite
*NOTE:  ABOB will NOT be doing a spring butter braid sale.  Stock up in the fall!

ABOB Trivia Night:  Friday, September 20     Best Western PremierDoors open at 6:00 p.m.   Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.   
Contact:  Tonya Duke    789-0035  or  tonya.duke42@gmail.com
Volunteers needed for registration, scoring, and silent auction.  Round Sponsors ($100) and donations of items for silent auction are appreciated, or just purchase a seat or table and join the fun!  $150 for a table up to 10 players. 

ABOB General Meeting:  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.      Public School Stadium 
This short, general ABOB informational meeting is followed by performances from the Alton Middle School marching band and the Marching 100.

Olde Alton Arts and Craft Fair:  Saturday, Dec. 7, 9-4 and Sunday, Dec. 8, 10-3.    Alton H.S.
Contact:  Paula Fritz      474-6996   or   craftfair@abob.net.
Held at Alton High, this major fundraiser literally takes over the entire high school and raises over $25,000.00 for our band and orchestra program. Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Contact Paula Fritz  for information or go to the Craft Fair link at www.abob.net. 

Music Matters Dinner & Auction:  Saturday, March 14,  5:30 -10:00  p.m.     LCCC GalleryContact:  Laura Plummer    lplummer@altonschools.org   or  474-6967
This event is our second largest fund-raiser and a great evening of entertainment.  Help is needed in organizing this event as well as securing donations for the silent and live auctions. The AHS Jazz Band and Symphonic Orchestra will perform.  $30.00 per person.

ABOB Stringsation!  Thursday, March 26,   7:00 p.m.         Alton H.S. Gym
A brief ABOB general informational meeting is followed by our all-district string program featuring 4th grade through high school string ensembles. 

ABOB Spring Vendor Fair:  Saturday, March 28    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Alton H.S. 
Contact:  Jill Mitchell    altonspringfair@gmail.com   or   (314) 690-8520.
The ABOB Spring Vendor Fair offers a great variety of vendors and crafters.   For more information contact Jill Mitchell or go to the Spring Vendor Fair link on abob.net.