All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Hello Families,

Analy Band Wagon first meeting for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, August 10th at 6:00pm in the band/orchestra room.  All are welcome!  So please mark your calendar and let’s make this the best year ever!

All Bands & Orchestra – Emanjii Release Form

Hello Families,

Volunteers (anyone can volunteer) for the Emanjii Temple Teriyaki Bazaar on Sunday, July 9th, please download and complete the release form.  CLICK HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact Denise at hidyrods@att.net or at (707) 228-6066.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!

 

All Bands & Orchestra – Emanjii Volunteers!!

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

Please we need volunteers once again for Sunday, July 9th, for the parking at the Emanjii Temple Teriyaki Bazaar. This is an important fundraiser for the band program! They will give all volunteers a free meal, very delicious and Maestro is offering 2 free tardy’s and 2 absence make ups!
We need one more person to arrive at 8am and eight more at 10am.  Please contact Denise at hidyrods@att.net or 707 228 6066.
It’s this Sunday and we have a desperate need!

All Bands & Orchestra – Please Help!!

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

We are in desperate need of volunteers for the July 3rd Kiwana’s Fireworks at Analy High School to sell raffle tickets.  Volunteers get into watch the fireworks for free.  Anyone can volunteer!  So find a friend to work with and have some fun. Several time slots available. This is a fundraiser for the band and orchestra program, so please help out.    Call Cheryl Wills at (707) 849-7407 to volunteer.

All Bands & Orchestra – July 3rd Fireworks

Hi Everyone!

We still need lots of volunteers for the July 3rd Kiwana’s Fireworks at Analy High School to sell raffle tickets.  Anyone can volunteer, alumni, friends and/or family.  All volunteers get to watch the fireworks display for free.  Please keep in mind that this is also a fundraiser for Analy Bands & Orchestra  So grab a friend to work with and have some fun!  Contact Cheryl Wills at 849-7407 or cwills@twinhillsusd.org if you wish to volunteer.

Seniors ONLY- graduation

Hello Senior Families,

As many of you already know, seniors perform the National Anthem at graduation. All seniors from band/orchestra will be seated together typically in the back row.  This is to eliminate the need to climb over other students in order to perform.  Their instrument will be placed on a chair in front of the band/orchestra so they may go right over to the band/orchestra, play the National Anthem and then return to their seats.

If your senior is using one of the band/orchestra’s instrument there is a few things they need to do in order to play.  First, they will have to have the contract (click here for a copy) completed with all signatures by Monday, May 29th.  Failure to do so will mean they CANNOT perform during the graduation ceremony.  There will be NO exceptions to this deadline.  Please keep in mind that they will still be seated in the band/orchestra section regardless of returning the signed contract.  Secondly, they will need to be here by 4:15pm to assemble their instrument and give it to the person they designated to carry (underclassman) it to the field, this also applies to those seniors using their own instrument.  Since seniors are required to be at the gym to line up for graduation at 4
:30,
there is ample time to complete this task.   Again, failure to do so means they will not be able to perform the National Anthem during graduation.  Finally, the band/orchestra instrument must be returned to the band/orchestra room within 30 minutes of the hat toss.  Dawn will have a special table set up specifically for seniors to make sure this goes quickly.  Failure to return the band/orchestra instrument in its entirety (all parts of the instrument and case) that night will result in their diploma being withheld.

These changes have been implemented to the graduation process to ensure that seniors will be able to continue the tradition of playing the National Anthem during the graduation ceremony for many years to come.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give Dawn a call at 824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – Graduation

Hello Everyone,

Graduation is Friday, June 2nd!  Students need to be in the cafeteria by 4:15pm ready to play.  So they should arrive a little after 4pm in the band/orchestra room to get their instrument and music.  There will be a check-in list in the cafeteria.  Seniors also need to arrive by 4:15pm to assemble their instrument, this applies to seniors using band/orchestra instruments AND those who are using their personal instruments.   Seniors will hand off their instrument to their “designated instrument carrier” and then head to the gym to line up for graduation.

Students should dress in black bottoms (black jeans acceptable, no yoga pants).  Skirts need to knee length or longer.  They also need to wear a white shirt (not sleeveless).  All black shoes (they do not have to be closed toed).  Please have your student bring a jacket in case the weather cools down.  Finally, make sure your student has something to eat prior to arriving as they will not have an opportunity to eat until after graduation, approximately 7:30pm.

Seniors who are playing their own instrument for graduation, please check-in any band/orchestra instruments prior to the end of the school year.  Those seniors playing in graduation and using a band/orchestra instrument will have 30 minutes from the “hat toss” to return their instrument.  Failure to do so will result in their diploma being withheld.

All students need to check-in their band/orchestra instrument right after graduation.  If your student would like to check out their band/orchestra instrument for the summer, there will be a specific table to do so.  Please DO NOT leave any personal instruments in the band/orchestra room over the summer.

Parent volunteers are needed to help check-in/out band/orchestra instruments after graduation.   If any underclassmen parents would like to help out the night of graduation, please contact Dawn at 824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – Seamstress Needed

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

We are looking for a new seamstress to help out with uniforms.  Karen Newell is a parent of a senior, so she will not be returning next school year.  We would like to begin the process of turning this position over to someone or a couple of new people.  The position requires the ability to hem both pants and dresses and make other minor repairs.  The busiest time is the beginning of the school year as we prepare to issue new uniforms.  There might be an occasional need throughout the rest of the school year.  A sewing machine is provided.  So, if you are interested in helping out with our sewing needs, please contact Dawn in the Band/Orchestra office at 824-2337.

Thank You

Jazz Band Families – Open House & Empty Bowls

Hello Jazz Band Families,

Just a reminder that the Jazz Band will be performing for Open House and Empty Bowls this Thursday, May 18th.  Call time is 5:00pm.  Jazz Band will be performing in the quad from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  They should be all done around 7:30ish.  If you have any questions, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office.

Thank you!

All Bands & Orchestra – Spring Concert Volunteers

Hi Everyone!

The Spring Concert is this Friday, May 12th @ 6:30pm in the Analy Auditorium.  We are still in need of LOTS of volunteers!  Since this is the last concert for our seniors, we are asking that underclassmen parents help by volunteering.  We still are in need of of a couple of door monitors, snack table sales, merchandise sales and clean up.  If you can volunteer, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office asap!  You can reach her at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!