Allen Eagle Escadrille Summer Newsletter #1 May/June 2021

All NINE AHS/LFC Concert Bands earn UIL Sweepstakes in 2021 Concert & Sight-Reading Contests

Message from Dr. Obado

Welcome to our first summer newsletter for the 2021-2022 season. We will communicate each month this summer leading up to our summer band rehearsals. We hope that you have all the information you need to succeed as we prepare for another amazing season with the Allen Eagle Escadrille!

This first newsletter is designed to be a quick read with all of the pertinent information you need right now. We will have a more detailed newsletter emailed to you the last week of June with EVERYTHING you need to know. Until then, scroll below for quick information regarding instrument check-out, summer band rehearsals, fees, forms we need this summer, and Spring 2022 trip information.

If you are looking for more information about the band (including a full 2021-2022 calendar) and everything we have to offer, please go to our website, www.allenband.com.

Instrument Check-Out

You must complete the Instrument User Agreement Form PRIOR to checking out an instrument: CLICK HERE.

Students can pick up their concert and marching instruments in the Allen High School Band Hall. The following instruments are available for checkout: Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn/Mellophone, Euphonium/Marching Baritone, and Tuba. Battery percussion may check out equipment during the May Drumline Camp. Please note that all of our oboes and bassoons went out for repair and/or adjustment. We hope to have a limited number of oboes and bassoons available by May 27th.

Instrument user fees will be collected Registration on Saturday, July 31st.

Our instrument checkout times are as follows:

  • Current AHS/LFC Students: Friday, May 21 (1pm-2pm)
  • Current 8th Grade/Incoming 9th Grade students & All AHS Students: Thursday, May 27 (4pm-6pm)

If these times do not work, please e-mail Dr. Obado at philip.obado@allenisd.org to schedule an appointment.

Please enter the band hall door (Door 29) at Allen High School located by the track stadium: CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

Forms, Fees, & Summer Band Calendar




CALENDAR: Thank you for making these dates available this summer. The required summer rehearsal season gives us the opportunity to start strong prior to the school year beginning. If you have issues with these dates, please contact Dr. Obado. Students may not earn a spot in the contest show if they have summer band rehearsal absences. Marching Band and the summer rehearsal season is a requirement for all band students.

FEES: We are proud to have the lowest band fees in our area. To keep fees low, we ask that everybody pays for band fees at Registration on Saturday, July 31.

UIL PRE-REGISTRATION FORM (PHYSICALS): Please bring this form in-person on the first day of summer band rehearsal. All new and returning students must complete and submit this form. Students will be sent home if they do not arrive with the paperwork. We will not accept these forms scanned via e-mail. NOTE: You do not need to complete the physician-signed physical exam page unless you answer YES to the any of the first six questions.

REQUIRED FORMS: Please bring these forms in person to registration on July 31st. We will not accept these forms scanned via e-mail.

Spring 2022 Trip (March 3-7, 2022): Orlando

It is not too late to sign-up for the trip! You can link to more information including details, contract, and school pay links HERE.

While contracts and deposits were due in April, the final deadline to sign up for this trip is at registration on July 31. TWO payments will be due by this date.