Band Update – 6/5/18

Hello! How is it June all ready???

It’s time to start thinking about Band Camp! Here’s what we’ll need:
Fruit – Grapes, pinapple, strawberries, etc. We freeze it and it’s a great break treat!
Animal crackers
Powdered gatorade any flavor
Donations can be dropped off at the uniform room, or if you’d like to shop through Amazon/online you can have them sent to my attention at AHS (Alyssa Overmann 4200 Humbert Road Alton, IL 62002).  Thank you!

Here’s our week:

  • Tuesday, June 5 – M100 Percussion Rehearsal – 3-5pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS. This begins our summer Tuesday night rehearsal schedule!!!
      All are in on these rehearsals (percussion, guard, incoming freshmen, etc.)
      Please don’t forget payment for your M100 Accessories/Camp Fees if you emailed me what you need!!! 
  • Wednesday, June 6 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 5:30-8pm
  • Saturday, June 9 – Trip Fundraiser – Alton Steel Event – please see below! Only 3 spots left!

We’ve updated the calendar to include Percussion & Guard rehearsals – 2018 Calendar (1)

Percussionists! SIUE offers a great camp next week! Check it out! Link here – SIUE Percussion Institute

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday, June 12 – M100 Percussion Rehearsal – 3-5pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
  • Tuesday, June 19 – M100 Percussion Rehearsal – 3-5pm
    • Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – 6-8:30pm, AHS.
  • Wednesday, June 20 – M100 Color Guard Rehearsal – 5:30-8pm
  • Sunday, June 24 – Red Bud Parade – Red Bud Parade Itinerary

Disney Trip Info:

As of 6/2, students should have $825 in their trip accounts. If you need special arrangements/need to make payments later, please be in touch with Music Travel – they’ll work with you, but need communication! Email Ben Hilmer – to make arrangements.

Here’s where we are with fundraisers:

  • Alton Steel Fundraiser – Amberg Events has asked us to help set up inflatable games, tables, chairs and tents at an event Alton Steel is hosting. During the event we are being asked to “staff” each attraction to help ensure that kids are following safety rules. Following the event we will need to help break everything down and clean up the entire site. The event is Saturday, June 9 at Alton Steel (5 Cut St. Alton, IL). Set up is at 10am, the event runs from 11-2, and we help clean up after. The profit is $45 per person working! We need a mix of parents and kids – kids must be 15 or older. We’ll send out more info once we have our crew! Note – we can only have 24 people work this event! Sign up here – Alton Steel Fundraiser
  • Brooms, Popsockets & Beefsticks – please turn in any unsold items and money ASAP. We need to wrap this up with the school year. I will be emailing folks who still have items out this week! Record clearance will be filed for those who haven’t turned anything in.
  • Cardinals Games:
    The dates we will be working concessions are:
    Friday, June 15 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, June 16 – TBD game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, June 17 – 1:15pm  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 21 – Kenny Chesney Concert
    Friday, July 27 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 28 – 6:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, July 29 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    •  We’ll be confirming sign up before each game. Thank you for your flexibility with this one.