Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes September 20-26, 2021

This Week in Band (TWIB)

Thank you students, volunteers, and parents for working together to make Thursday's away game in Tyler go as smooth as possible. This week we do not have a football game. This gives us a tremendous opportunity to learn more of our contest show and prepare our props for contest season in October. Scroll below for information regarding events this week, eligibility information, and Band Contests in October.

  • ELIGIBILITY: Ineligible students will receive an email Monday morning with information on their ineligibility period. The next eligibility check will be on October 8th. Ineligible students that regain their eligibility on October 8 will be able to participate in events on October 15th. ALL STUDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ANOTHER ELIGIBILITY CHECK ON OCTOBER 8.
  • The Allen Band Boosters have a Private Fan Photos Facebook Group page that contains photos and videos from every performance as well as High Resolution Photos on our Flickr Page.
  • If you still need uniform parts or need any uniform adjustments/repairs, please e-mail uniforms@allenband.com.
  • We are still in our Vertical Raise Fundraising project. If you need to register or add more emails, please start a new profile or update your profile. If you need to start a new profile, please go to www.verticalraise.com and enter 93157579 as the participant join code.
  • Saturday, October 2nd is our first marching contest at the Plano East Marching Invitational. Please see preliminary itinerary HERE.


  • Monday (9/20): Morning Rehearsal 7-8:30am/Region Masterclasses during 1st/5th Periods (AHS)
  • Tuesday (9/21): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am/Region Masterclasses during 1st (LFC) and 1st (AHS) Periods. Membership Meeting 7pm (Band Hall)
  • Wednesday (9/22): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am
  • Thursday (9/23): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am
  • Friday (9/24): Morning Rehearsal 7am-8:30am
  • Saturday (9/25): Plano Drumline Contest: JV Performance: 4:12pm/Varsity Performance: 7:24pm - Percussion Itinerary

Don't forget to always sign-in for attendance on UDB and check in with your squad leader at the beginning of every rehearsal!

Vertical Raise Donation Drive: This is our last full week of the donation drive! We are really close to our goal. Supporters can donate at https://verticalraise.com/fundraiser/bhwna73ccs6sdjze/c/279961/. Our donation drive keeps your band fees low! Contact friends and family to donate! Great incentives for kids! Questions, fundraising@allenband.com

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!: This week is a bye week, enjoy the Friday off! Signs ups for October competitions are open. We need parents to step up and help on those days. Log in at www.allenband.com/volunteer to sign up.

Volunteer of the Month: Congratulations to our August volunteer of the month, Kellie Koch! Kellie is an amazing volunteer that puts in countless hours helping with uniforms. Thank you Kellie!

Membership Meeting: Our first membership meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm. Dr. Bullock will be in attendance to talk about the upcoming bond. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting.

Performance Information

This week is a BYE week: We will not have a game on Friday - enjoy the time off!

Plano Percussion Contest on Saturday (9/25): Our percussion program will be competing at Clark Stadium in Plano on Saturday, September 25. If you are not a percussionist and looking for something to do, please consider supporting the percussion program.

  • JV Performance: 4:12 PM
  • Varsity Performance: 7:24 PM

Percussion Itinerary

Marching Contests: October is marching band contest season. We will have three Saturday competitions in October (Oct. 2, Oct 16, and Oct 30). The contests are required for all band members. All students should reserve the entire day

Oct. 2: Plano East Marching Invitational Itinerary

Eligibility: Next Two Weeks


Ineligible students will be required to be at all rehearsals, but unable to paricipate in any events for the next three weeks:

  • Sept 22 Region Jazz Auditions
  • Sept 25 Plano Drumline Contest
  • Oct 1 McKinney Boyd Away Game
  • Oct 2 Plano East Marching Invitational
  • Oct 6 State Jazz Recording Audition
  • Oct 8 Little Elm Home Game (Boo Bowl)

The Allen Escadrille strictly enforces UIL eligibility requirements for students. This is the Texas "No Pass, No Play" rule where a student will be considered academically ineligible if they have one grade below a 70 in an on-level course at certain times of the year.

During the first quarter in Allen ISD, there is an eligibilty chekpoint at the end of week six (Sept 17) and at the end of week 9 (Oct 8). Students must be considered eligible on these dates or will be unable to participate in games and contests (but will still be required to go to all morning rehearsals) for a minimal time period of three weeks.

If a student is deemed ineligible, they have three weeks to get all of their grades in on-level classes above a 70 average (10/8) and can regain eligibility the next week (10/15). If a student fails to regain eligibility, they will be considered ineligible for another three-week period.

The Next Three Weeks

  • Mon, Sept 20: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Tues, Sept 21: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; General Parent Meeting 7pm (AHS Band Hall)
  • Wed, Sept 22: 7-8:30a Rehearsal; Jazz Region Auditions
  • Thurs, Sept 23: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Fri, Sept 24: 7-8:30a Rehearsal
  • Sat, Sept 25: Plano Percussion Contest (Percussion only) - itinerary


  • Mon, Sept 27: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal; 6p-8p evening rehearsal (with guest clinicians)
  • Tues, Sept 28: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal
  • Wed, Sept 29: No morning rehearsal
  • Thur, Sept 30: 7-8:30a morning rehearal
  • Fri, Oct 1: 7-8:30a morning rehearsal; Away football @ McKinney Boyd
  • Sat, Oct 2: Plano East Marching Invitational - see preliminary itinerary HERE.


  • Mon. Oct 4: Morning Rehearsal, Symphony Orchestra Concert (PM)
  • Tues, Oct 5: Morning Rehearsal; 6pm-8pm Evening Rehearsal
  • Wed, Oct 6: Morning Rehearsal
  • Fri, Oct 8: Morning Rehearsal; BOO BOWL - Little Elm (Home)