Spring “Concert” & New Directors!!!!

Hi band family! We’ve got lots of exciting things to share:


We had the opportunity to video our spring concert – featuring Arion Award winner Aslyn Keith, playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major. She ROCKED it, and we’re so proud to show her off. At the end of the video, Mr. Jarden, Ms. Edwards, and I were able to hand out our Spring 2020 awards and recognize our graduating seniors. Thank you to Ms. Edwards for putting the video together! You can find the video here:

Spring 2020 “Concert”

*Note: If you are an award winner, we need to have them engraved, and then we will be sure to get them to you!

Believe it or not, recording a concert is way more difficult than having one live. We had many takes, so Ms. Edwards created a “Blooper Reel” just for fun. If you need a laugh…..

Band Blooper Reel

Also, now that everything is official, Ms. Edwards and I are THRILLED to introduce the new band directors at AHS! They bring a wealth of experience to Alton High, and we truly feel they will be the perfect fit. They have each written students and parents a little letter of introduction:

Mr. Blake Korte, Director of Bands, Alton High School

Mr. Luke Griffin, Assistant Director of Bands, Alton High School

Each new director has an Alton email address: bkorte@altonschools.org and lgriffin@altonschools.org, but they won’t be active until mid June (we will let you know). Ms. Edwards and I will be around throughout the summer helping these gentlemen get started as well. It will be an easy transition, and we’re excited to watch them continue to move the program forward!

Enjoy the videos, congratulations to Aslyn Keith, and we will be in touch!