Band Update – 6/11/18

Hello! Parades are quickly approaching! Now is the time to start preparing for parades/band camp!  Please encourage your student to: For Tuesday rehearsals they should wear shorts, tshirts, a ball cap, and bring a water bottle. “low top” tennis shoes – shoes that don’t go up past the ankle, are preferred as well to allow movement. […]

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! Cheese-itz Animal crackers Pretzels Powdered gatorade any flavor Donations can be dropped off at the uniform room, or if you’d like […]

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 […]

Band Update – 10/17/16

Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s our last full week of marching band??? Here’s what we’ve got for the week: Tuesday, 10/18 – 8th Graders at Rehearsal/ABOB General Meeting: Rehearsal will start around 4:30pm over at Public School Stadium (West). Please have your student at West as soon as you safely can! 5:00pm 8th graders […]

Band Update – 9/19/16

Hello! Here’s what we have going on this week: Orders for Trip Fundraiser, TJ’s Pizza were due this last Friday, September 16. Checks made payable to ABOB. If your student has not submitted their order form, please get them in ASAP! The order will be placed tomorrow. Students may drop them by in the morning – I’ll be […]

Band Update 4/18/16

Hello! What GREAT performances we had at the IHSA Organizational Contest last Friday in O’Fallon. Wind Symphony and Jazz Band received I (Superior) ratings and Symphonic Band received a II (Excellent) rating. The bands all played for three judges (college directors/professors, Air Force musicans, etc.) for feedback and a rating. BRAVO to all students! We are so […]