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Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes OCTOBER 26-November 1, 2020

Message from Dr. Obado

We are finally back on track with a district football game vs. McKinney Boyd this Friday, October 30. This will be a unique game as we will combining our homecoming game with our Boo Bowl Traditions! If you are new to the Allen Band, the band performs in costume (not required)! Please scroll below for information regarding this Friday's football game. Please note that weather is expected to be cold this Friday. Know that that the only approved jackets in the stands are our Field Jackets, Senior Letterman Jacket, Percussion Jacket, or approved Color Guard jacket.

We will have the coldest temperatures of the season this week. Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals will be cool with forecast lows in the 40s on Tuesday, low 50s on Thursday/Friday. If you have not received your required Field Jacket or Red Drawstring Bag, please know that you must pick them up at our distribution day (Thursday, Oct 29 - 5pm-7pm) in front of the PAC. Items will not be handed to students during class.

Social Media Events: Homecoming Instagram Takeover

Our next social media event will be an Allen Band Booster Association (ABBA) Instagram Takeover with the Allen Band Directors all day on Friday, October 30. Follow the ABBA Instagram Page as the directors will give you a peek of the day's homecoming events and Boo Bowl! If you missed our Allen Band Booster Association (ABBA) Facebook Live event last Thursday, please go to our ABBA Facebook page or click HERE.

Please scroll below for information on the following:

  • Homecoming/Boo Bowl Game: Friday, October 30
  • Allen Band Boosters: Fundraiser Update & Item Distribution Day (Thurs Oct 29 from 5pm-7pm in front of the PAC)
  • All-Region Auditions: Scroll below for registration/payment info
  • Region 25 UIL Marching Band Contest: Saturday, November 14
  • Spring Band Audition Information: See information below
  • Nov. 27 Home Football Game Details (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Football Playoffs

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. 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.

Blast Donation Drive

This is the last week of our Blast Donation Drive. It's not too late to set up an account or to add contacts. The funds raised will go towards equipment, music, resources, scholarships and more! To date totals:

  • Band: Current: $22,150 Goal: $50,000
  • Colorguard: Current: $5,060 Goal: $10,000
  • Jazz Band: Current: $1,822 Goal $5,000
  • Percussion: Current: $10,770 Goal: $12,000

We are only a couple hundred dollars away from another Best Buy gift card drawing! If we hit the goal by Wednesday, we will draw Thursday evening. For more information on the donation drive, www.allenband.com/fundraising

Spirit Wear/Distribution Day

There will be an order pickup Thursday, 10/29, form 5-7p, in front of the PAC. The pick up will include spirit wear, membership items, student jackets and bags.

There is still spirit wear available for purchase, quantities and sizes are limited. Certain items will be discounted Tuesday, follow us on social media for details. If you order by 10/28, your item will be ready for pick at the date and time mentioned above. Purchase today at our ABBA Webstore.

Patches

UIL patches will be on sale from November 1-15. These are patches for the letterman jackets. You can order them at www.allenband.com/patches. Delivery will be at the December concerts.

TMEA All-Region Band Audition Registration & Payment

9th Grade Region Band

High School Region Band

Region 25 UIL Marching Contest - Sat. Nov. 14

  • 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.
  • UIL will be at Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy (Plano ISD). After rehearsal and loading, students have a choice of taking the bus or riding to Kimbrough Stadium with their parents (no student drivers).
  • If your parents are driving, you must submit the "Alternate Means of Travel Form" to a director at a marching band rehearsal or email to susan.fulk@allenisd.org by Thursday, Nov. 12. Students will be required to ride the bus if form is not turned in by Nov. 12.

Spring Semester Auditions

All In-Person & At-Home students will submit an audition on Flipgrid for Spring Semester Band auditions. Q3 At-Home students will submit their audition for their appropriate Virtual Instrumental (Band) Music Class while Q3 In-Person students will submit their audition for their appropriate band ensemble. The audition will consist of both 9th Grade All-Region Band Audition Cuts. See notes below.

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 27 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: all on the track
  • Oct 29 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - all on the 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: all on the track
  • Nov 5 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal all on the track

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  • Nov 10 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal: all on the track
  • Nov 12 (6-8:30p): Marching Rehearsal - all on the track
  • Nov 13: ALLEN FOOTBALL vs. Denton Guyer
  • Nov 14: Region 25 UIL Marching Contest (8am Call Time)
Welcome to the Allen Eagle Escadrille! #MyBand

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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