Band Update 5/10/17

Hello! Here’s a (delayed) update for the week/month:

  • TODAY, Wednesday, May 10 – Scale Check Offs due – all students must turn these in! The information is all posted on Google Classroom – they can record and submit! Because of the fantastic performance all bands gave at the concert last Thursday, there is no 4th quarter playing test… just the scales!
  • Thursday, May 11 – Spring Orchestra Concert – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. This is your last chance for a Fine Arts Critique concert!
  • Friday, May 12 – Fine Arts Critiques Due – you can find the rubric here – Fine Arts Critique Rubric for All Bands. Students can share them with me and Mr. James or turn them in on Classroom.

Later in the month:

  • Monday, May 15 – Drumline clinic (those interested in auditioning for drumline only) – 6-8pm, AHS Band Room. A packet was emailed to parents/students as well as distributed in class. Please let us know if you need any more information!
  • Thursday, May 18 – Band Final Exams (5th & 6th Hour) – we should have information out soon!
  • Monday, May 22 – ABOB Dine Out – Elijah P’s! 5-9pm This is just like the event we had last year – Mr. Jarden, Mr. King and the rest of the Third Coast group will be playing. Come on out for a fun way to celebrate the end of the year!
  • Wednesday, May 24- Drumline clinic (those interested in auditioning for drumline only) – 6-8pm, AHS Band Room
  • Friday, May 26 – AHS Graduation. Because of how early we get out this year, we will need to have a rehearsal/dinner before Graduation – we won’t see the kids for over a week! Here’s the *tentative* plan:
    • All Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band students (except most Symphonic Band percussion) play graduation! Concert Band is exempt from playing – there just isn’t enough room for everyone.
      • 3:30pm – Meet outside for quick Memorial Day parade rehearsal with color guard – wear tennis shoes/comfortable clothes. EVERYONE is in on this rehearsal!!!! After we finish the outdoor rehearsal, concert band students may head home.
      • 4:30pm – run graduation tunes
      • 5:30pm – Eat dinner (provided by ABOB), change clothes – wear nice clothes for graduation – no jeans/tennis shoes!
      • 6:30pm – Enter gym/start playing graduation prelude music
      • 7:00pm – Graduation begins – Pomp & Circumstance
      • 7:30pm – Finish playing – quietly move chairs/stands/equipment back to band room.
  • Monday, May 29 – Alton Memorial Day Parade – Upper Alton – Memorial Day Parade Itinerary
  • Tuesday, May 30 –Drumline Auditions (4-5:30pm) & 1-2 Camp – 6-8pm, AHS – 1-2 Camp is for all first and second year members of the Marching 100. Student leaders will also need to attend!
  • Wednesday, May 31 – Drumline Auditions (4-5:30pm) & 1-2 Camp – 6-8pm, AHS.

Then onto June! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!