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 […]

Band Update – 1/14/19

Hello! We’ve got a light week: Monday, 1/14 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm If you ordered an ornament – they’re here! All ornaments that were paid for have been delivered. If you still owe, please send in the $10 and we’ll send home yours! Thanks! Looking ahead: Tuesday, 1/22 – Make […]

Band Update – 12/17/18

Hi! Hard to believe it’s the final week of the semester isn’t it?!?! Here’s our week: Monday, December 17 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30pm NO Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm Friday, December 21 – Band Final Exam – We do have a written exam! It’s nothing to be super stressed over, but please look over the study guide– Fall 2018 Band […]

Band Update – 11/5/18

Hello! We’re finally slowing down a bit! Time to sit down and work on… Christmas music!!!  On Friday, students had the opportunity to try out some “step up instruments” during class. These are intermediate or professional instruments meant to help students as they grow – in high school if a student is pretty serious about […]