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Allen Eagle Escadrille TWIB Notes DECEMBER 7-13, 2020

Message from Dr. Obado

2019 Playoffs @ AT&T Stadium

This is a busy and exciting week in the Allen Band. We have our December Band Concert in the PAC this Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to our concerts, we are concluding this marching season with one final rehearsal Thursday afternoon (4:45pm-6:00pm) and final performance/celebration as a full marching band on Friday (starting at 4:45pm) at our first Playoff Game. Please scroll below for details.

Monday is the last day for students to submit forms to the band. All students are required to the Instructional Model Choice (Q3) Form. All marching band students are required to fill out the Playoff Game 2-6 Sign-Up Form.

  • AHS/LFC Band Instructional Model Choice (Q3): is required by all brass, woodwind, and percussion students. This form is due by December 7. You must use your student.allenisd.edu e-mail to complete the form.
  • Playoff Game 2-6 Sign-Up: is required by all marching band students regardless of playoff game participation. This form is due by December 7th (extended to Monday, Dec. 7th).

Lastly, there are 40 students that qualified for the TMEA All-Region Phase 2 audition. Auditions were emailed out to students on Friday afternoon. If you did not receive the email, please email Dr. Obado ASAP. The deadline to complete and submit your final recording is 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 9th. Some of you have a concert on Wednesday night, please plan accordingly.

  • Required Form Submissions
  • Marching Band Calendar
  • December Concert Schedule and Information
  • Allen Band Booster Association Notes
  • Three-Week Calendar (12.7-12.26)

Required Forms

Q3 Instructional form is due on Monday, December 7th. The Playoff form has been reopened and will close on December 7th.

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: Monday, Dec 7th (extended).

  • 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 Calendar

  • 12/10 (Thursday): Fitness Gram & Rehearsal at the track: 4:45pm-6pm
  • 12/11 (Friday): Playoff Game #1 (Home): Call Time is 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 in one of our band trailers for students to store their school belongings during the game if they are unable to do so. Playoff game #1 is required for all marching band students. Click the itinerary link (below).
  • Remaining playoff games will not be required. If you are interested in participating in playoff games, please sign-up HERE. (Form due by Monday, Dec 7)

December Concerts

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • Concert 1: 6:00pm
  • AHS Concert 1/2: combined (5:30 call), AHS Symphonic 3 (5:45 call)
  • Concert 2: 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.
  • There is no holding area to view the concert.
  • We are asking our audience to stay for the duration of the concert; come to the beginning of the concert and stay through two bands.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • Concert 3: 6:00pm
  • LFC Concert 1/2: combined (5:30 call), AHS Symphonic 1 (5:45 call)
  • Concert 4: 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.
  • There is no holding area to view the concert.
  • We are asking our audience to stay for the duration of the concert; come to the beginning of the concert and stay through two bands.

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

January Membership Meeting

Tuesday, January 12 is the next ABBA Membership meeting at 7:00 pm at the Allen Service Center.

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

  • 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 vs. Plano East (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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  • Dec. 24 or 26: Playoff Game 3
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