Band Update – 2/9/15

Hello! A couple of events this week:

*Please note the date of the Marching 100 kick off meeting – Tuesday, March 8 in the AHS Auditorium!*

  • Tonight, Tuesday, 2/9 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 2/10 – Dinner Auction Committee Meeting – 7pm, Ed Gray’s House – please email me if interested!

Remainder of the month:

  • Friday, 2/19 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Monday, 2/22 – ABOB Meeting, 7pm, AHS Orchestra Room
  • Tuesday, 2/23 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS – This is senior night! Senior pep band members will be recognized before the game.
  • Thursday, 2/25 – Symphonic Band After School Rehearsal – 3:15-4pm. Students have an activity bus that they can ride home after – they just need to let Ms. Davis know. Also, please let her know if your student has a conflict – mdavis@altonschools.org

March:

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal – Tuesday, 3/1 – 3:15-4pm, Band Room
  • Winter Band Concert – Wednesday, 3/2 – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. All band students play on this concert!
  • IHSA Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, 3/5 – All Wind Symphony and some Symphonic Band students will perform at Solo & Ensemble, which we host at AHS. We will also need student workers and parent help! More information will be coming soon!
    • If your student has not paid the Solo & Ensemble fees yet:
      • Solos – $8 + accompanist fee – solos MUST have an accompanist, and they need to be lined up ASAP
      • Ensembles – $15, split between the members of the group
      • Choirs – $20, split between the members of the group
      • Checks can be made payable to Alton High
  • ABOB Dinner Auction – Saturday, 3/12 – doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm. Invitations went out last week – please let me know if you did not receive one! You can also get your tickets at this link
  • NEW!!! Marching 100 Kick-Off MeetingTuesday, March 8 – 6:30pm – Alton High Auditorium  – We will kick off the 2016-2017 trip, discuss the calendar, and reveal the show!!!
  • Marching 100 Pancake Breakfast/ABOB Vendor Fair – Saturday, 3/19 – if you are a vendor who would like to have a table, please email Mrs. Plummer at lplummer@altonschools.org. Students will be selling tickets to the pancake breakfast (first trip fundraiser!). More information will be coming!

One more date for future planning – Jazz on a Spring Evening will be Thursday, April 7 at 7pm in the AMS Annex Cafeteria. The AMS and AHS jazz bands will play. Please put the date on your calendar!