Rehearsals This Week
- Monday 6:00p-8:30p (Groups 1-4)
- Tuesday 6:00p-8:30p (Groups 5-8)
- Thursday 6:00p-8:30p (EVERYBODY)
As you see from the times listed above, we finish our last summer band rehearsal on Monday or Tuesday and begin our regular marching season rehearsal on Thursday with the full band. Times have been adjusted.
Attendance counts towards grades and PE Credit waiver (0.5) beginning on Thursday evening's rehearsal. You need to be present at rehearsal for 90% of rehearsals all season to receive the PE credit waiver. AISD athletics classes count towards PE. While we will excuse club sports/Non-UIL activities this season, these students will not receive the PE credit waiver if they have less than 90% attendance (since they aren't earning AISD credit through an athletics class).
Please see your new groups for THURSDAY along with a new traffic pattern below.
Excused Absence Request Forms
If you are sick or have an event/appointment planned at least 3-weeks in advance, please fill out the EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST FORM for every day you are requesting an excused absence.
Dr. Obado will approve recurring absences due to AISD athletics, Non-UIL athletics, club sports, and other regularly held activites for this season only (since we are rehearsing on Tuesday/Thursday evenings). As stated earlier, Non AISD athletic group absences can be excused, but not subject to the PE credit waiver if you miss more than 10% of our rehearsals. Please fill out the RECURRING ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY CONFLICT FORM by 12pm on Monday, August 17th.
Both forms can also be found on www.allenband.com.
First day of School (Remote): Wednesday, August 12
Wondering how band is going to work when school starts on August 12th (remote)? You will receive communication from your campus regarding 1st day procedures on Wednesday, August 12.
Since our first three weeks will be online, the first few class periods will go through the band handbook, taking attendance, Charms, Canvas, Flipgrid, along with teaching how to scan and upload files into Google Drive and Canvas. Then we'll get into all of our traditional show music.
All after-school rehearsals are happening at AHS on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm while remote teaching is occurring.
Online Registration Past Due
Registration is now past due. Please see the link above to complete your registration. ALL students regardless of At-Home, In-Person, Marching Band, or Non-Marching Band are required to complete the online form.
The purpose for registration is to:
- Submit required paperwork
- Pay required marching band fees (if applicable)
- Pay instrument usage fees if you are using a school-owned instrument
- We will establish a distribution day for paid items soon (BEFORE our first performance).
Music & Section Fundamentals
See link above for access to All-Region music, stand tunes, traditional show music, and Star Wars music (directors will assign parts). Parts to Bohemian Rhapsody and our drill team/color guard tunes will be added soon.
Included in this link is a section video page. This page includes links and Remind codes for each section. There is also a great video produced by our Band Council and SLTs on our marching fundamentals. You can view this resource to practice at home!
Private Lessons (Virtual)
All students are highly encouraged to take private lessons. Currently, lessons are offered virtually as we will not have face-to-face lessons in AISD at this time. Know that All-Region Auditions will be VIRTUAL this year. Taking virtual lessons will give you a huge opportunity for maximizing your potential as you prepare for your virtual All-Region audition.
You may take lessons during your assigned band class (At-Home & In-Person). Directors will have a list of students that have lessons each day during class. At-Home students on-line must check-in with director before leaving for their virtual lesson. In-Person students must check-in before their lesson time; they may have their virtual lesson in a practice room. Practice rooms will locked if not being used for a lesson and sanitized/locked after all lessons.
- Aug 10: Marching Rehearsal (6-8:30p)
- Aug 11: Marching Rehearsal (6-8:30p)
- Aug 12: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (remote)
- Aug 13: Marching Rehearsal - ALL MARCHING BAND STUDENTS (6-8:30p)
- Aug 18: Marching Rehearsal - ALL MARCHING BAND STUDENTS (6-8:30p)
- Aug 20: Marching Rehearsal - ALL MARCHING BAND STUDENTS (6-8:30p)
- Aug 25: Marching Rehearsal - ALL MARCHING BAND STUDENTS (6-8:30p)
- Aug 27: Marching Rehearsal - ALL MARCHING BAND STUDENTS (6-8:30p)
Created with images by Travis Chiles "No Escape From Reality", Wesley Tingey - "untitled image" • Trent Erwin - "Hard at work" • Lauren Mancke - "Taking notes at coffee time" • Mat Reding - "untitled image" • Gabriel Benois - "Home School, quarantine :(" • Ron - "untitled image". Photo Credits: Calvin Ku