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 – 9/4/18

Hello! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Here we go with competition season! Believe it or not, we’re all ready on the downhill slide – 6 weeks left! Here’s our week: Today, Tuesday, September 4 – Full M100 Rehearsal – 3:30-5:30pm Wednesday, September 5 – Cheese & Sausage Check in Day – if your student has sold […]

Band Update – 8/20/18

Happy First Day of School!!! Lots of information in this update – hang in there! Beginning of school info: We are going over this in the first couple of days, but here’s your information as well: AHS Bands Syllabus 2018-19 – this includes many important dates (due dates/performances/etc) as well as our expectations for the year. […]

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 – 8/7/18

Hello! We had several (15!!!!) no call, no show absences for rehearsal this evening. As a reminder, being no call, no show to a rehearsal will result in a 0 in the gradebook for that event, and prevent your student from performing that week – whether it’s a football game or competition. We start performances […]

Marching 100 Meeting Info 2018

Hello! I’m FINALLY getting this posted! Here are electronic versions of all forms/information distributed at the Marching 100 kickoff meeting: Marching 100 Handbook – lots of basic information about the Marching 100, contains rules and expectations, volunteer opportunities, etc. Please fill out and return the Student Information Form (page 24). Kickoff Meeting Powerpoint – gives […]

Band Update – 11/20/17

Hello! A short week: Thanks to those who attended the Disney Trip Meeting Thursday night! It’s going to be a wonderful trip, and we’re excited that choir and orchestra gets to come along too. I’ll send out a separate trip information email with everything covered at the meeting soon – waiting on a couple forms from […]

Band Update 10/10/17

Hello! What a great weekend! Late, late night, but well worth it! We had two great performances Saturday, and several folks stopped us to tell us how they’re connected to Alton and know and love the tradition of the Marching 100 – it’s a small world! They did have a photographer taking pictures on Saturday […]