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Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes NOvember 30-DECEMBER 6, 2020

Message from Dr. Obado

Beautiful day and amazing victory in Eagle Stadium vs. Prosper on Nov. 27

Congratulations to all of our marching band seniors for an amazing day and amazing Allen Eagles victory at our senior day game vs. Prosper. The game was certainly a treat for our seniors for your last regular season game in Eagle Stadium

We are planning on continuing our celebration for our seniors and the entire 2020 Marching Band on December 11th before our first home playoff game. We are planning food trucks, a DJ, awards, and photo opportunities for everyone as we conclude our final required event for the marching band.

Please scroll below as we have two important forms:

Lastly, please see information below regarding our December concerts on December 8th and 9th. We are excited to share holiday and traditional band music in the Performing Arts Center, however we have strict guidelines for student performers and audience.

  • Required Form Submissions
  • Marching Band Calendar
  • December Concert Schedule and Information
  • Allen Band Booster Association Notes
  • Three-Week Calendar (11.30-12.19)

Required Forms

All band students (no color guard) are required to complete the AHS/LFC Band Quarter Instructional Model Choice Form: 3rd Quarter. All Marching students are required to complete the Playoff Game Sign-Up Form. See information below.

AHS/LFC Band Instructional Model Choice Form (3rd Quarter)

  • Students planning to change their overall instructional model (At-Home/In-Person) for the 3rd quarter must complete the AISD instructional model change form between December 1 and December 7.
  • The band instructional model choice submitted here is a commitment for the duration of the 3rd Quarter (January 5-March 5, 2021). You may only submit one form, but your submission may be edited until December 7.

Playoff Game Sign-Up

All marching band students will be required to participate in the first playoff game at home on Dec 11. The rest of the playoff games will be voluntary. All students will be required to ride the bus to the game site. We are asking all marching band students to complete this survey even if they are not planning on going to any games. We need to have accurate numbers for transportation and meals. DUE: Friday, Dec 4 by 4:00pm.

  • Students are required to ride to the game site on provided transportation by AISD. Parents may not drive their students to the game.
  • Based on Allen's part of the playoff bracket in 6A-5, there is a possibility that all/most of our games will be in the DFW area.
  • School bus will be the primary mode of transportation: no more than one student per seat, windows open, masks on at all times. Possible charter bus for long trips.
  • During cold weather, windows will at least be partially open with heat provided.
  • If the game site has a forecast of heavy rain or rain/cold temps, we may attempt to cancel the trip for the band.
  • Meals and snacks will be provided for all students.

Marching Band Calednar

  • NO MARCHING REHEARSALS week of 11/30-12/4
  • 12/10: Fitness Gram & Rehearsal (4:45pm-6pm)
  • 12/11: Playoff Game #1 (Home): Call Time will be 4:45pm at the track stadium for an end of season celebration before the game. We will provide dinner (food trucks) for the marching band. We will provide a secure area for students to store their school belongings if they are unable to do so. Playoff game #1 is required for all marching band students.
  • Remaining playoff games will not be required. If you are interested in participating in playoff games, please sign-up HERE. (Form due by Friday, Dec 4)

December Concerts

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • 6:00pm: AHS Concert 1/2: combined (5:30 call), AHS Symphonic 3 (5:45 call)
  • 7:45pm: AHS Symphonic 2 (7:15 call), AHS Wind Symphony (7:30 call)
  • Two guests per students allowed in the PAC. Masks required.
  • The concert will be recorded and shared on each students' Band Canvas Page.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • 6:00pm: LFC Concert 1/2: combined (5:30 call), AHS Symphonic 1 (5:45 call)
  • 8:00pm: LFC Wind Ensemble/Symphonic: combined (7:30 call), AHS Wind Ensemble (7:45 call)
  • Two guests per students allowed in the PAC. Masks required.
  • The concert will be recorded and shared on each students' Band Canvas Page.

Please note that we will not issue tuxedos and dresses for students this year. All students are required to wear all solid black for each concert. If you do not have solid black shirt, pants, skirt (appropriate length), etc. you have the time to purchase the proper attire.

All students will be required to report at their specific call time as well as stay for the duration of the entire concert. Two guests per student are asked to come to the beginning of each scheduled concert and stay for both band performances; the concert will be less than an hour. Students that are in the first band performance will watch the second band remotely from their holding room. Students will all be released from their assigned holding room at the end of the second band's performance.

Allen Band Booster Association Notes

Allen Band Booster Association Senior Scholarships

2021 ABBA Senior Scholarships are now open. You can find the application at https://www.allenisd.org/domain/2316. ABBA funds the Allen Band Booster Association Senior scholarship and the Erin Valenta Memorial Scholarship.

Spirit Wear

Please see the spirit wear table at the December concerts to see if you have any orders that need to be picked up. Christmas ornaments will be available at this time. The next opportunity to pick up any items will be in the spring.

Volunteering

For future volunteer opportunities please make sure you have completed the Allen ISD Volunteer Background check, https://www.allenisd.org/page/214 and you are a member of ABBA, www.allenband.com/membership

Three-Week Calendar

  • Fri, Dec 4: Phase 2 All Region Window Begins

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  • Tues, Dec 8: 6pm/7:45pm Concerts
  • Wed, Dec 9: 6pm/8pm Concerts; Phase 2 Region Window Closes 11:59pm
  • Thurs, Dec 10: 4:45-6pm Required Marching Band Rehearsal
  • Fri, Dec 11: 4:45 Marching Season Celebration & Playoff Game (Required for all marching students)

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  • Dec 15-18: Semester Exams
  • Dec 18 or 19: Playoff Game 2
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Photo Credits: Calvin Ku