"Meet the Escadrille" Facebook Live Event: Thurs. 10/22 @ 7:30pm
Follow our Allen Band Booster Association on Facebook to find our Facebook live event on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30pm. Since we didn't have our traditional Escadrille Fan Fest and Preview events this year, we would like to take the time to introduce band staff, student leaders, and ABBA Board members as well as share live rehearsal footage for parents and fans.
At 8:00pm, due to copyright, we will turn off the livestream and record a performance that will be released on your son/daughter's band page on Canvas. The video will not be available for distribution, but you will be able to watch your son/daughter's performance from Thursday evening as much as you would like! We would like to release the video on all Canvas pages by noon on Friday, October 23rd.
Homecoming/Boo Bowl Game: Oct 30
Due to our fluid calendar this year, we will be combining our homecoming game with our annual Boo Bowl game on Friday, October 30 as the Allen Eagles take on McKinney Boyd.
Your section leaders will probably communicate, but the band typically dresses up for Boo Bowl and has a costume contest (best section and best individual) before leaving for the game. More specifics next week, but costumes must be AISD appropriate dress code, and you must be able to march your halftime show in your costume (no oversized masks/heads or anything that would impede movement or safety). If you do not wish to participate, you may wear our usual uniform this season: Dryfit T-shirt/jeans.
We will also allow homecoming mums and garters (with your costumes) for this game. We will ask you to take off garters and mums prior to performing at halftime. Again - more specific information next week.
Nov 27: Home Game
We have a home football game scheduled the Friday of our Thanksgiving break. Our call time will be 12:30pm for a 2:00pm game. While this is a regular season game (and our Senior Game), we understand that there may be some family travel circumstances that may require an absence.
Because this game is still required, we will excuse students that have filed out the excused absence request form by Friday, November 6.
Playoff Football Info
The Allen Escadrille will support our team and community as we go into the playoff season. The first playoff game (usually at home) will be required for the entire marching band.
Games 2-6 will not be required, however all marching band students can participate with the following conditions:
- All marching band students will be required to fill out a playoff game interest form (online) that will be sent out in the next few weeks. It will be due (from everyone) by December 1st for planning purposes (transportation, meals, stadium seating, etc).
- All students that sign-up for a game (games 2-6) will be required to ride the provided transportation to the playoff game site (school bus or charter bus). Students may be picked up by their parents after the game (with the proper Alternative Transportation Form).
- Meals will be provided for all playoffs games.
- Game 3 can be scheduled on December 24 or 26.
- Game 4 can be scheduled Dec 31-Jan 2.
Here is the 6A UIL playoff calendar (with possible game dates provided):
- Week 1: Dec 10-12 (usually a home game - will be required)
- Week 2: Dec 17-19
- Week 3: Dec 24 or 26
- Week 4: Dec 31-Jan 2
- Week 5: Jan 7-9
- Week 6: Week of Jan 11-15
- Oct 20 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: Red Band (track)/Blue Band (rugby)
- Oct 22 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - Red Band (Rugby)/Blue Band (Track)
- Oct 27 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: Red Band (track)/Blue Band (rugby)
- Oct 29 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - Red Band (Rugby)/Blue Band (Track)
- Oct 30: ALLEN FOOTBALL vs. McKinney Boyd (BOO BOWL)
- Nov 2: Three-Week Progress Report to re-evaluate ineligible students. Students can regain eligibility on Nov 9. You cannot lose eligibility on this date.
- Nov 3 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: Red Band (track)/Blue Band (rugby)
- Nov 5 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - Red Band (Rugby)/Blue Band (Track)
Created with images by Travis Chiles "No Escape From Reality", Wesley Tingey - "untitled image" • Trent Erwin - "Hard at work" • Lauren Mancke - "Taking notes at coffee time" • Mat Reding - "untitled image" • Gabriel Benois - "Home School, quarantine :(" • Ron - "untitled image". Photo Credits: Calvin Ku