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Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes OCTOBER 19-25, 2020

Message from Dr. Obado

We have a football bye on Friday. Our schedule this week is:

  • Tuesday (6pm-8:30pm): Marching Band Rehearsal
  • Thursday (6pm-8:30pm): Marching Band Rehearsal

Please scroll below for information on the following:

  • "Meet the Escadrille" Facebook Live Event: Thursday, October 22nd @ 7:30pm
  • Allen Band Booster Association General Meeting: Monday, October 19 @ 7:00pm
  • Homecoming/Boo Bowl Game: Friday, October 30
  • Region 25 UIL Marching Band Contest
  • Nov. 27 Home Football Game Details (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Football Playoffs

"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.

ABBA General Membership Meeting

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at the Allen ISD Service Center (1451 North Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013). All band and color guard parents are welcome to attend, only members can vote. There will be a virtual option via Facebook, be sure to follow ABBA on Facebook. It's not too late to join ABBA as a member.

Spirit wear, membership items, and student items will be available for pick-up at the meeting.

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.

Region 25 UIL Marching Contest - Sat. Nov. 14

The marching band is preparing for the Region 25 UIL Marching Contest on Saturday, November 14th. While we have not yet prepared an itinerary for the day, we will be issuing a Google Form regarding transportation. Here is information for your planning purposes - more detailed information soon:

  • The UIL Marching Contest is REQUIRED for all marching band students.
  • The band will provide Chick-Fil-A for all students. Please fill out the Dietary Questionnaire Form if you have not done so already.
  • We will have a rehearsal at the track stadium before leaving.
  • UIL will be at Kimbrough Stadium in Plano. After rehearsal and loading, students have a choice of taking the bus or riding to Kimbrough Stadium with their parents (no student drivers). Once a schedule is created within the next week, we will provide a Questionnaire on transportation and the district Alternative Transportation Form.

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

Three-Week Calendar

  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)
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