Band Update – 3/9/20

Hi!What a GREAT day Saturday! All groups received good ratings, (a I is a superior, a II is an excellent!) and student workers received lots of compliments! Parents & students – The help is GREATLY appreciated – hosting 20 schools and over 900 students is no small task. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Solo […]

Band Update – 2/18/20

Hello! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you! Here’s […]

Band Update – 1/6/20

Happy New Year! We’re ready to hit the ground running for the spring semester: We have a new face around the band room – Mr. Luke Shaffer is student teaching with us from SIU-Carbondale. He’ll be with us all semester – January-May. Feel free to introduce yourself when you see him! Here’s our week: Today, […]

Band Update – 12/16/19

Happy snow day! Here’s the last band update for 2019: Shop Amazon Support ABOB! If you do any online shopping with Amazon, please consider shopping the “Shop Amazon” link on www.abob.net.  Up to 8% of your purchase will go back to ABOB!  No extra fees or hidden charges.   If you need some Christmas ideas for your band kiddo, feel free to […]

Band Update – 12/9/19

Happy Monday! What a GREAT weekend! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who helped this weekend. The Craft Fair is a HUGE undertaking, and everyone lending a hand makes it work – THANK YOU!Also, we’ve heard nothing but great compliments about the kids – thank you for letting us borrow them for the […]

Band Update – 12/2/19

Happy Monday! Tis the season! The 31st annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair is THIS WEEKEND! We need all kinds of parent help throughout the weekend – this event is HUGE and brings in a large chunk of the funds ABOB uses to fund our band program. Please help out! You can contact the following chairs […]

Band Update – 11/25/19

Happy Monday! Tis the season! The 31st annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair is just 2.5 weeks away! We need all kinds of parent help throughout the weekend – this event is HUGE and brings in a large chunk of the funds ABOB uses to fund our band program. Please help out! You can contact the […]

Band Update – 11/12/19

Happy Snow Day! Ms. Edwards and I didn’t get a chance to say it at bandquet, but THANK YOU parents for all of your help, work, and encouragement throughout the marching season. We could not do it without you! Thank you all! Now we look ahead: The 31st annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair is just […]

Band Update – 2/4/19

Hello! Here’s what we’ve got going on this week: Today, Monday, 2/4 – NO Percussion Ensemble – It is cancelled for today. Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm Wednesday, 2/6 – Jazz Band – 3:15-5:00pm Thursday, 2/7 – Jazz Band to Essentially Ellington at UMSL – Essentially Ellington Itinerary Saturday, 2/9 – Winterguard “Quarterless Auction” – Alton Sports Tap – Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors will open at 5:30. To […]

Band Update – 1/22/19

Hello! Tonight, Tuesday, 1/22 – Make up Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS Drumline will also be performing at this game, with the steppers! Drumline folks need to arrive at 7:10pm. Wear black athletic pants and red AHS Spiritwear. If you don’t have black pants, dark jeans will work! Wednesday, 1/23 – Saturday, 1/26 – ILMEA All-State […]