Summer Band & Calendar
Based on current UIL guidelines for Marching Band Rehearsals, we are permitted to have summer marching band practices and rehearsals to prepare for the 2020 marching band season. While we currently do not have concrete hours for rehearsal based on current UIL guidelines, we are able to communicate a very tentative summer band rehearsal schedule. Please see the TENTATIVE summer calendar below.
We know that you all like to make plans. We have the entire 2020-2021 Band Calendar (July 2020-May 2021) complete and available. You can find it on the homepage of www.allenband.com or you can click the link below.
Registration Aug 1, 2020
Registration (Band) is a required event on Saturday, August 1, 2020. While we will release details on the next summer newsletter (late June), we can tell you this is a one-stop-shop where we traditionally turn in required paperwork for the year, pay fees for the year, fit for uniforms, and buy all the great Escadrille gear you want! Registration times are assigned per grade level and takes about two hours to complete. Color guard is currently doing an online registration (early June) - contact Mr. Singletary if you have questions.
There are four hard copy documents we must keep on file for the year: (1) AISD Standards of behavior, (2) AISD Authorization and Release for Travel, (3) AISD Fine Arts Permission and Emergency Health Release, and (4) UIL Pre-Participation Health Form (required for only 1st year students). Please bring these signed paper documents to registration.
Please note that the UIL Pre-Participation Health forms are the "UIL Physical Forms". For 2020, these forms are required for all freshmen and 1st year students only. While you need to complete the form, you may not need to get a Physical. If you check "yes" to #1-#6, you will be required to complete page 2 with a doctor's physical examination.
Show & Music
The Allen 2020 Marching Show is entitled "Lux Aeterna." The Latin phrase “Lux Aeterna” means “Eternal Light.” The 2020 contest show comes from the visual aesthetic of light streaming through stained glass. This basic idea can generate a wide array of imagery related to light and color, all of which lead to the musical influences of the show. “Lux Aeterna” is less about telling a story, and much more about creating an experience of light, color, and sound that only the Allen Eagle Escadrille can achieve. You can read more about the show by clicking the link below.
You can download music throughout the summer as we update contest show music, mp3s, and stand tunes below.
Allen Band Booster Association (ABBA)
The Allen Band Booster Association (ABBA) is the booster program that directly supports the band and colorguard programs, and directors. This is accomplished by fundraising, membership, and volunteering. ABBA is a member based organization, please consider joining. Fundraising is done through the sale of spirit wear, donations drives, and sponsors. We have year round volunteer opportunities such as uniform support, chaperoning, building props, spirit wear shops, events, and more. There are quarterly meetings for members to attend. All of this information can be found at www.allenband.com. If you have any questions regarding ABBA please contact the president, Justine Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.