Band Update – 2/4/19

Hello! Here’s what we’ve got going on this week:

  • Today, Monday, 2/4 – NO Percussion Ensemble – It is cancelled for today.
    • Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
  • Wednesday, 2/6 – Jazz Band – 3:15-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 2/7 – Jazz Band to Essentially Ellington at UMSL – Essentially Ellington Itinerary
  • Saturday, 2/9 – Winterguard “Quarterless Auction” – Alton Sports Tap – Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors will open at 5:30. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Michelle Bowers Sitton – 618-420-3568 or Alex Bagwill – 618-641-8435.
  • If you ordered an ornament – they’re here! All ornaments that were paid for have been delivered. If you still owe, please send in the $10 and we’ll send home yours! Thanks!

Looking ahead: (February is light, but March has a lot!)

  • Monday, 2/11 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30
    • Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
  • Saturday, 2/16 – Winterguards to FHNSchedule
  • Tuesday, 2/19 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Friday, 2/22 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS. This is senior night – senior pep band members do get recognized!
  • Saturday, 2/23 – Winterguards to Edwardsville
  • Monday, 2/25 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30
    • Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
    • ABOB Meeting – 7pm

I know some of you are starting to plan your summer schedules. We are still very tentative (no school calendar out yet), so please pencil this in – it may change. Here’s what we’d like to do with Marching 100, as long as the school calendar works out:

  • June-July – Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30pm
  • America’s Birthday Parade – Thursday, July 4
  • Music Camp – TBA – mid July – 10am-2pm
  • Band Camp – July 29 – August 8 – 8am-5pm. This is the tentative one, depending on when school starts. If we need to make a change, we’ll bump it back to July 22 – August 1.
  • We’re just trying to get information out early – we’ll let you know once we can solidify it!

It is time to start thinking about IHSA Solo & Ensemble! We will be hosting Solo & Ensemble on Saturday, March 2, here at AHS. We have been discussing in class, but students need to get in their fees ASAP. Solos are $8, Ensembles are $15 (divided among the participants). Please ask your kiddo what they’re doing for solo & ensemble and send it in! Checks can be made payable to Alton High. Thanks!

We will need all kinds of parent help that day as well! . 
Please mark your calendar to hang that day – more information will be coming!

Winterguard Update:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays – High School Rehearsal – 5:30-8:30pm – ECC
  • Wednesdays & Fridays – Middle School Rehearsal – 3:45-6:30pm – ECC
  • Mark your calendar! A Quarter Auction to support the AMS/AHS Winterguard will be on Saturday, February 9 at Alton Sports Tap. More information is above!
  • Saturday, 2/16 – Winterguards to FHNSchedule
  • Saturday, 2/23 – Winterguards to Edwardsville

That’s it! Have a great week!