All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

The ABW meeting will be this Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm in the band/orchestra.  All are welcome.

Thank You!

Jazz Band – Canceled for Tomorrow

Hello Jazz Band Families,

Jazz Band is CANCELED for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th.  Jazz Band will resume on Wednesday, October 18th.

Thank You!

Full Orchestra – Rehearsal Canceled

Hi Full Orchestra Families,

Full Orchestra rehearsal for tonight, Monday, October 16th is CANCELED!  If you have any questions, please give Dawn a call at 707-479-0964 (cell #).

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting Postponed

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

In light of the devastating fires, the regularly scheduled ABW meeting is being postpone to Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm in the band/orchestra room.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you in this difficult time.

Thank You!

ABW

Full Orchestra – Rehearsal Canceled

Hello Orchestra Familes,

Due to the fires, full Orchestra rehearsal for this evening, Monday, October 9th is CANCELED! We wish for the safety of all our Band & Orchestra families.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn at (707) 479-0964 (cell #).

 

All Bands & Orchestra – Fall Festival Information

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

The Analy Band Wagon Fall Music Festival is a few weeks away, Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th.  We will be hosting ensembles from as far away as Marin County and Mendocino County.  The three adjudicators this year are Dr. Edward Harris from San Jose State University, Dr. Luis Zuniga from Los Medanos College and Arlene Burney.  This event is free and opened to the public.  The full schedule will be available shortly on the ABW website which is analybandwagon.org.

FALL FESTIVAL TIMES FOR ALL BANDS & ORCHESTRA

Symphonic Band (aka Honor Band):  Friday, October 27th

Warm-up at 2:00pm, performance at 2:30pm, clinic at 3:00pm & pictures at 3:30pm

There will be NO Pep Band on Friday!

Orchestra:  Saturday, October 28th

Warm-up at 10:00am, performance at 10:30am, clinic at 11:00am & pictures at 11:30am

Concert Band (aka Advanced Band & Intermediate Band): Saturday, October 28th

Warm-up at 4:00pm, performance at 4:30pm, clinic at 5:00pm & pictures at 5:30pm

All students should arrive in their concert attire EXCEPT Symphonic Band.  Since Symphonic Band is performing before school is out, they need to bring their uniforms with them to school on the morning of Friday, October 27th.  For those Symphonic Band students who do not have a place to store their uniform during the school day, Dawn will be in the band/orchestra office before school starts.  Symphonic Band students may drop off their uniform to her and she will hold it until they are released from their 7th period class.

Concert attire includes:

 ALL black closed toed shoes (absolutely NO other color on the shoes), ALL black socks which are at least calf length.  If your student does not have all black shoes, they may rent a pair of all black band shoes for $10 (don’t wait until the last minute to rent shoes).

Concert Band Uniform:  Besides the all black shoes & socks, they should wear their black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt (make sure it is ironed), blue cummerbund, blue bow tie, 2 cuff links and 3 studs for their shirt.

Symphonic Band & Orchestra Uniform: For boys (& for those girls who choose) –  Besides the all black shoes & socks, they should wear their black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt, blue cummerbund, blue bow tie, 2 cuff links, 3 studs for shirt, and their black tuxedo jacket.  For girls – they wear their long black dress.

We have already begun issuing uniforms for freshmen, new Orchestra & Symphonic Band students.  So if your student hasn’t received their uniform yet, please have them see Dawn for pick-up.

Returning band & orchestra students should make sure their uniform fits them properly.  If there is a fit issue with a piece of their uniform, have your student bring back the piece dry cleaned.  We will then issue your student a new piece.  If you do not have the time to get your old uniform dry cleaned bring it in with a check to cover the cost of the dry cleaning.  $20 for the whole uniform, $5 for the pants, $3 for the shirt and $10 for the tuxedo jacket.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!

Maestro has informed the students that if they do not arrive in full concert attire and ready to go (which includes instrument & music), they will lose 50% of their grade.

There are sign-up sheets in the band/orchestra room for your student to volunteer.  As the host of this event, it is important that we all pitch in to make this a successful festival.  So, please encourage your student to sign up for one of the various jobs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337.

THANK YOU!!

All Bands – Pep Band

Hello Band Families,

There is a Pep Band game this Friday, September 29th.  The other Pep Band date is October 13th (Homecoming game).  Remember!  Your student is required to perform at 2 of the 4 games, failure to do so will result in a lower grade.  There are only two Pep Band dates left to accomplish this requirement!

What to Wear:  Students are asked to wear Analy Blue on top.  It can be any Analy blue tee shirt or sweatshirt, just keep in mind it gets chilly at night. Jeans on the bottom. No flip flops or sandals.

Lyres:  All students (except flutes/percussion/sousaphones) will need to purchase a lyre for their instrument.  You should take your instrument with you to purchase your lyre to assure that it fits properly.

Day of the Game:  Call time is 6:30 in the band/orchestra room.  Please make sure your student signs the attendance sheet so that they will receive credit for participating.  Students should eat prior to arrival or bring $$ to purchase food from the snack bar.  Students will have the 3rd quarter free so that they may get food and socialize.  Pep Band will continue to play for a short time after the game is over.  Students will return to the band/orchestra room put away their instrument and music and they will then be released to go home.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at 824-2337.

THANK YOU!

All Bands & Orchestra – Disneyland Trip Commitment Letter

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

The deadline for the Disneyland Commitment Letter is coming up quickly.  Due Date is Monday, September 25th.  Every student is required to complete the letter and return it whether they plan on attending or not.  The Disneyland Commitment Letter was passed out in class several weeks ago, however if the letter did not make it home, CLICK HERE to download a copy.

Please keep in mind, in order to make the trip to Disneyland, we need 50 students.  We currently have 24 students who have committed to the trip, there are still 46 outstanding commitment letters.  As soon as all the commitment letters have been received, an email will go out informing parents and students the status of the trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office @ 824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands – Pep Band

Hello Band Families,

There is a Pep Band game this Friday, September 22nd. The other Pep Band dates are  September 29th, and October 13th(Homecoming game).  Remember!  Your student is required to perform at 2 of the 4 games failure to do so will result in a lower grade.

What to Wear:  Students are asked to wear Analy Blue on top.  It can be any Analy blue tee shirt or sweatshirt, just keep in mind it gets chilly at night. Jeans on the bottom.

Lyres:  All students (except flutes/percussion/sousaphones) will need to purchase a lyre for their instrument.  You should take your instrument with you to purchase your lyre to assure that it fits properly.

Day of the Game:  Call time is 6:30 in the band/orchestra room.  Please make sure your student signs the attendance sheet so that they will receive credit for participating.  Students should eat prior to arrival or bring $$ to purchase food from the snack bar.  Students will have the 3rd quarter free so that they may get food and socialize.  Pep Band will continue to play for a short time after the game is over.  Students will return to the band/orchestra room put away their instrument and music and they will then be released to go home.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at 824-2337.

THANK YOU!

All Bands & Orchestra – Uniforms

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

Uniforms are ready for pick-up!  If you have a new student or a student that is new to Honor Band and/or Orchestra, have your student stop by the band/orchestra office on Tuesday’s or Thursday’s after school to pick up their uniform.  Please do this NOW so that we can make any adjustments.

Returning students, you need to try on your uniform to make sure it fits.  Please do this right away!  If any piece of your old uniform does not fit and you need to exchange it for a new piece, you will need to bring it in on the following days for exchange.  REMEMBER!  The old uniform piece must be dry cleaned before you can exchange for a new uniform piece.

Exchange dates:

Concert Band Students:  September 27th, September 29th or October 6th

Symphonic Band & Orchestra Students:  September 28th, October 3rd or October 5th

Exchanges will be made during class time.

Fall Festival is Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th, all students must be ready to wear their concert attire by those dates.  So please do not wait to take care of your uniforms.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dawn at 707*824*2337.

Thank You!!