Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes OCTOBER 12-18, 2020

Message from Dr. Obado

Due to this Friday's game cancelation and Fall Break at the beginning of the week, we will have an adjusted week. Our schedule this week is:

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

We also would like to start planning on future events. While there is no immediate action, we are announcing important information for action at a later date. Please see the pages below:

  • Allen Band Booster Association Notes
  • Region 25 UIL Marching Band Contest
  • Nov. 27 Home Football Game Details (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Football Playoffs

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 us at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAllenBandBoosterAssociation. It's not too late to join, www.allenband.com.membership.

Blast Athletics Fundraiser

Please continue to support the donation drive for the band and color guard programs. Help your student load contacts or create an account. For more information please visit, www.allenband.com/fundraising. Funds from this fundraiser directly support the band and color guard programs with equipment, resources, scholarships, events and more. To date totals:

  • Band: Current: $19,200 (Goal: $50,000)
  • Colorguard: Current: $3,000 (Goal: $10,000)
  • Jazz Band: Current: $1,722 (Goal $5,000)
  • Percussion: Current: $9,325 (Goal: $10,000)

Spirit Wear

There will be two spirit wear pick up times this month, Thursday, October 15 & 29, from 5-6 in front of the PAC. There is limited stock in some spirit wear options, buy yours before we run out.

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

  • WEDNESDAY Oct 14 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: Red Band (track)/Blue Band (rugby)
  • Oct 15 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - Red Band (Rugby)/Blue Band (Track)
  • Oct 16: Students lose or gain eligibility based on Oct 9 check.


  • 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)
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