Band Update – 3/9/20

Hi!
What a GREAT day Saturday! All groups received good ratings, (a I is a superior, a II is an excellent!) and student workers received lots of compliments! Parents & students – The help is GREATLY appreciated – hosting 20 schools and over 900 students is no small task.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Solo & Ensemble fees are STILL due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student played anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you!

Here’s our week:

  • Monday, 3/9 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30
  • Wednesday, 3/11 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym.
  • Friday, 3/13 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Saturday, 3/14 –   Winterguards to Wentzville LibertySchedule
    • ABOB Dinner Auction – Once Upon a Time… Plan on joining us for this fun night! Entertainment from the AHS Symphonic Orchestra & Jazz Band. Click here for more info.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 3/16 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30
  • Wednesday, 3/18 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym.
    • Optional – Pep Band at Staff v. Student Basketball game! We will meet in the band room at 6:00, game is at 6:30. Students will get extra credit or service hours for playing. It’ll be a fun night! Ms. Edwards & Mr. Shaffer are on the staff team (I’m sticking with band… no one needs to see me basketball…)
  • Friday, 3/20 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Saturday, 3/14 –  Winterguards to O’FallonSchedule
  • Monday, 3/23 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30
    • ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 3/25 – Jazz Band –
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym.
  • Friday, 3/27 – Winterguards to MCCGA Championships – Springfield, MO
  • Saturday, 3/28 – ABOB Vendor Fair – 9am-3pm – Click here for more info
  • Monday, 3/30 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30
  • Tuesday, 3/31 – Percussion Ensemble Concert – 7pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 4/1 – Marching 100 Kickoff Meeting – 6:30pm, AHS Auditorium. We’ll be distributing calendars, handbook, and of course revealing the 2020 show!

I know we’re starting to plan 2020 and summer datesWe don’t have anything set in stone yet, but here are the tentative M100 Band Camp Dates:
Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 & Monday, August 3 – Thursday, August 6. That gives us all a week for last minute vacations/to prep for school starting! *This is subject to change!!!!

That’s it! Have a great week!