Band Update – 9/10/18


Spiritwear Note: We are unable to get the red/black/white track jackets this year – they’re out of stock everywhere. We’ll go back to our red/white track jackets ( click the red/white option. We’ll go ahead and order these for all track jacket orders. If you’d rather not, and would like your money back, please email Barbie Morris – Thanks! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Here’s our week:

  • Monday, September 10 – M100 Percussion rehearsal – 3:15-5pm
    • Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30
  • Tuesday, September 11 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
    • Cheese & Sausage Orders are due Tuesday. Please get them in! Double check that your student’s name is on their order form.
  • Thursday, September 13 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Friday, September 14 – Football v. Belleville West – 5:45pm, Public School Stadium
  • Satruday, September 15 – Drums at Appletime – Murphysboro, IL. Ignore the name, this is a contest for the entire Marching 100!     Murphysboro Itinerary

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, September 17 – M100 Percussion rehearsal – 3:15-5pm
    • Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30
  • Tuesday, September 18 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, September 20 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Friday, September 21 – ABOB Trivia Night! , 7pm at the Best Western Premier. For more info: ABOB Trivia Night. We are down to 4 tables! Please contact Tonya Duke to reserve your table. We will also need some adult help – judges, check in, and silent auction. Please contact Tonya Duke if you’re available – 618-789-0035 or
  • Saturday, September 22 – Mt. Zion Marching Invitational
  • Monday, September 24 – M100 Percussion rehearsal – 3:15-5pm
    • Jazz Band – 3:30-4:30
  • Tuesday, September 25 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, September 27 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Friday, September 28 – Homecoming Football v. Belleville East – 5:45, Public School Stadium. Seniors will be riding in the parade beforehand – plan ahead! We’ll be discussing in class.
  • We will also have Button Days on Saturday, September 29 – just in the morning! We’ll have various locations around town! Sign up sheets will be up soon.
    • Marching 100 Parents: HELP NEEDED!!!
      Our Button Day fundraiser will be on Saturday, September 29th. One day only because of the Homecoming Game that Friday night. Many of you and your kids may be busy that day getting ready for the Homecoming Dance, but I am hoping that I can find 11-12 adults who are willing to chaperone a 2-hour shift. Here are the available locations and times:
      Mr. Donut: 7-9 am, 9-11 am
      Joe K’s: 8-10 am, 10-noon
      Eppel’s Pantry: 9-11 am, 11 am – 1pm
      Walmart Grocery Side: 9-11 am, 11 am – 1pm
      Walmart Home & Garden Side: 9-11 am, 11 am – 1pm
      Alton Farmers Market: 9 am-noon
      SIGN UP SHEETS for the kids will be on the Band Room doors starting Monday, September 10th.
      If you can help chaperone one or more of these shifts, please contact Jamie Pullen – 618-792-1870 or Thank You! Button Days have allowed ABOB to completely pay for our new uniforms, and now we are raising money toward new drum equipment. Exciting!!

calendar is attached in case you need it – 2018 Calendar
You can also find a list of all of ABOB’s 2018-19 happenings – 2018-19 ABOB Events & Fundraisers. *Please plan on helping/supporting these events. A majority of the Marching 100’s budget comes from ABOB’s support!

ILMEA/AHS Band Audition Info – we’re getting information out about this early! All band students are encouraged to try out for ILMEA (district honor band), but it is not required. However, the audition is the same as the audition for concert bands here, so it doesn’t hurt to try! Here’s the info:

Disney Trip Info:

As of 9/2, students should have $1075 in their trip accounts. The final payment (amounts will be emailed – believe it or not we still have additions/drops to the trip!) is due on 10/2.
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.

All fundraising has ended for the trip! Anything turned in after this point will go towards the 2020 trip. Funds will be double checked and mailed this week!