Band Update – 9/17/18

Hello! As you know, it’s still HOT out! Please encourage your student to treat our after school rehearsals like band camp – bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, light weight t-shirt/shorts to change into. We’ve got to keep pushing ahead – it’s way easier when they’re prepared! The band room is open every […]

Band Update – 8/13/18

Hi! Buckle in – here we go!!! This week: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – AHS – 6-8:30pm TJ’s Pizza orders are due tomorrow! Please bring them to rehearsal. Wednesday, August 15 – Dine out for ABOB – Roma’s Pizza – 11am-10pm (all business hours) Thursday, August 16 – Full Marching 100 Rehearsal – AHS – 6-8:30pm […]

Band Update – 4/23/18

Hello! One month to go! Please check grades!!! We’re reaching the time of year where we can’t do much to help those who have fallen behind. We have lots of grades coming due at the last minute – please be sure your child gets it in! Just a reminder, if a student fails band, they […]

Band Update – 3/26/18

Hello! Thank you to all who helped with the Vendor Fair or ate pancakes Saturday morning! The kids were PHENOMENAL and all had fun! Thank you thank you! Here’s our week! Monday, 3/26 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm – AHS Tuesday, 3/27 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm Thursday, 3/29 – […]

Band Update – 2/12/18

Hello! Here’s our week: Tuesday, 2/13 – Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm Dine out for ABOB – Dairy Queen – 5-9pm. You can find the flyer here – Dine out – Dairy Queen Thursday, 2/15 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm Friday, 2/16 – Gray Pep Band – 6:45pm We will have a Broom check out this evening as well – 7-8pm near the uniform […]

Band Update – 1/22/18

Hello! Information on the ABOB ISYM (Illinois School Youth Music) Scholarship was handed out last week – students can win half or full scholarships to attend a camp this summer. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students – the applications to audition are due on January 31. If your student is interested and didn’t get […]

Band Update – 10/23/17

Hello! We’re finishing the season with a busy week: Concert Band auditions continue this week!!!! Information was distributed on the first day of school. Music can be found here: AHS Band Auditions. Students will need to be familiar with the scales and etudes. For practice purposes, the link also has audio and video files of the music! […]

Band Update 6/19/17

Hello! It’s almost parade time!!! Here’s what we’ve got: Crucial this week and next week!!! Now is the time to start preparing for parades/band camp!  Please encourage your student to give up soda, start drinking lots of water, begin eating healthier (more fruits/veggies/lean protein, less cheetos/cupcakes/junk food), and getting outside everyday (wash the car, mow the […]