All Parents – Pasta & Music Night Planning Mtg 1/17 6pm

Pasta & Music Night Planning Meeting
TOMORROW, Thursday January 17th
6pm at Crooked Goat Brewing

Calling all parents to help with planning the Analy Band Wagon Pasta & Music Night Fundraiser! 

Our Pasta & Music night is coming up soon – Save the date – Saturday, March 2, 2019.  We would love to get your input to make this night successful.  Many hands make light work!

If you have any questions, please contact Janis Snyder, ABW Program Coordinator, or (707) 824-2337.

ABW Board Meeting Tonight

The ABW Board meeting is tonight – Thursday, January 10th at 6:30pm and the band room.

Your participation will make a big impact on music programs for our students.

As our ABW President, Lisa Mendivil spoke about at the Winter Concert, we need new participants on the Analy Band Wagon Board to replace our outgoing members at the end of the year. Come check us out!

We would love to have you come to the ABW meeting and give us your ideas and observations about the bands and the Analy Music Program.

Questions? Contact Janis Snyder, Analy Band & Orchestra Program Coordinator, at 707-824-2337 or by email at

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Jazz Band – CMEA Fri Jan 18th

Hello Jazz Band Families,

The 2019 Jazz Band CMEA is next Friday, January 18th at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus.  Our performance time this year is at 10:00am, for family and friends who would like to come and watch our Jazz Band perform.  The event is free to the public, however, parking is $5.

Jazz Band members will be required to wear their jazz uniform.  This includes all black pants, all black button-down dress shirt (with collar), all black shoes and all black socks.  We will be wearing the blue bow ties and the blue suspenders.  The blue suspenders will be handed out prior to leaving for the event and collected upon our return to school.  Please make sure both shirt and pants are pressed. 

Please CLICK HERE to download the permission slip.  There are hard copies available in the band/orchestra office.  See Janis.  Permission slips went home today and are due by Friday, January 11, 2019.

This year the students we are having chaperone drivers bring the Jazz Band students and their instruments to the event.  Please have your student bring a breakfast (if they do not eat before coming to Jazz Band) and/or a snack and some water.  There will not be time for your student to get food between Jazz Band and leaving for SSU.   For lunch, they can either bring a brown bag lunch or bring money to purchase lunch near SSU.

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


6:45am  Arrive in uniform ready to practice (Bring breakfast or snack and lunch or $$)

7:30am  Check in with 1st period class

7:45am  Report to band room, receive blue suspenders, load into cars

8:00am  Depart for SSU

8:30am  Arrive at SSU & unload equipment/instruments

9:00am  Watch San Marin HS Jazz Band

9:30am  Warm Up

10:00am  Performance

10:30am  Clinic

11:00am  Photos

11:30am  Load equipment/instruments into cars

Noon-1:00pm  Lunch (brown bag or fast food near SSU)

1:00pm  Watch Napa HS Jazz Band

1:30pm  Watch Pittsburg HS Jazz Band

2:05-2:15pm  Load into cars and return to AHS

2:45pm  Arrive at AHS

Winter Concert this Friday!

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Winter Concert this Friday, December 14th @ 6:30pm in the AHS Theater!  The students having been working hard preparing to perform for you.  All are welcome!  Please invite your relatives, friends and neighbors!

Please refer to the Coordinator’s Blog on the Analy Band Wagon website for the previous post detailing information about uniforms, etc. for the concert.

Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • Adults are $7, Students & Senior Citizens are $5 and children under 5 are free.
  • Families with last names that start with A-M, please bring 2 dozen treats for the snack table sales.
  • We still need a few volunteers for door monitors and ticket sales.  We are also looking for someone who can take a video of the entire concert from the balcony.  Please contact Janis ASAP.
  • All performing students must arrive fully dressed in Concert Attire at their call times.  Students will be down-graded for uniform pieces that are missing or do not fit.  Tomorrow, Thursday 12/13 is the last day to get help from Janis for your uniform.
  • 5:45pm is the Call Time for Concert Band, Instrumental Music and Full Orchestra.
  • 6:15pm is the Call Time for Symphonic and Jazz Bands.
  • Your students must stay for the entire concert in order to receive full credit, and this is to support and show up for each other. Please encourage and enable your students to stay for the duration of the concert.

Please contact Janis with any questions at or call 824-2337.

Thank you for your ongoing support of music education at Analy.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

ABW Board Meeting Tonight

The ABW Board meeting is tonight – Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm and the band room.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  Your participation will make a big impact on music programs for our students.

We would love to have you come to the ABW meeting and give us your ideas and observations about the bands and the Analy Music Program.

Contact Janis Snyder, Analy Band & Orchestra Program Coordinator, at 707-824-2337 or by email at

Disneyland Spring Break Trip Status

Hello Disneyland Families,

Many of you and your students are wondering whether the Disneyland trip is a go for Spring Break 2019.  It is with deep regret that we will not be making the trip this year.  There are not enough students in the band/orchestra program available to attend the trip.

Please know that we made every effort to make the Disneyland trip happen.  Checks for Disneyland deposits will be mailed home shortly.  If your deposit was cash, Janis will contact you.

As an alternative, we are looking forward to an end-of-the-year daytrip or possibly an overnight trip for the Music Students.  Details are in the works and information regarding this trip will be sent out in the Spring.

We are also planning a 2019-2020 school year out-of-state trip.  We should have those details in a couple of months so that students can start to plan and raise money well in advance for this trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Janis in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337 or by email

Full Orchestra – TONIGHT Dec 3rd 6-7:30pm

Reminder – There is Full Orchestra (winds, percussion and strings) TONIGHT, Monday, December 3rd from 6-7:30pm in the Band Room. Thank you!

All Parents – Winter Concert Dec 14th 6:30pm

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

You are cordially invited to attend the Analy Bands and Orchestra Winter Concert 2018!  We encourage all families to attend as your presence motivates your students and gives legitimacy to their efforts.  The students appreciate the audience and have been looking forward to playing for you.

The Concert is two weeks away, Friday, December 14th at 6:30pm in the Analy Auditorium.  Adults are $7, Students & Senior Citizens are $5 and children under 5 are free. Each paid admission is an entry to win a pair of Santa Rosa Symphony tickets for the 2018-2019 season!

We need parent volunteers to help with ticket sales, door monitors, snack tables, and uniforms.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Janis at or call 824-2337.

Also, families with the last names that start with A-M, we ask you to bring 2 dozen treats the night of the concert.  Treats can be dropped off at the downstairs snack table (by the administration offices) prior to the concert.

Band & Orchestra students will be in their Concert Attire:  ALL black closed-toed shoes, ALL black socks (calf length), black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt (make sure it is ironed), royal blue cummerbund, royal blue bow tie, 3 shirt studs and 2 cuff links.  For Symphonic Band and Orchestra students concert attire includes a black tuxedo jacket and/or black dress.  Instrumental Music will wear concert black: solid black shoes, socks, pants (dark black jeans are ok) and a long or short-sleeve shirt (no sleeveless or tank tops.)

Please have your student check NOW to make sure they have all the pieces of their concert attire and that they fit properly.  If your student has a uniform piece that does not fit, please dry clean it before returning and a new piece will be issued.  Please DO NOT wait until the night of the concert to replace missing or ill-fitting parts of your student’s uniform.  If your student does not arrive in uniform ready to go, this will effective their concert grade.

Call time for Concert Band, Full Orchestra, and Instrumental Music is 5:45pm.  Symphonic and Jazz Bands should arrive no later than 6:15pm.  Symphonic and Jazz should go straight to the theater and be seated in the designated section.

Maestro requires all band and orchestra students to stay for the entire concert to support their peers and build camaraderie.  Please plan accordingly to enable your student to be here from beginning to end.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janis in the band/orchestra office.

Thank You!!

Mattress Sale – THIS Sat Dec 1st

We are getting excited for our Mattress Sale Fundraiser!

THIS Saturday, December 1st, from 10am to 5pm

in the Analy Cafeteria.

Please help us promote the event by telling all your friends, family, and co-workers about the event!

You can also promote the Mattress Sale on social media:

  • Go to our Facebook page @analybandwagon and Share our Event –
  • For those of you on Instagram, follow us @analybandwagon and repost today’s post!

Thank you so much for supporting Analy Bands and Orchestra!

For questions about the mattress sale, please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator, or (707) 824-2337.


Community Concert – This Sunday, Dec 2nd

Holiday Concert
Rohnert Park Community Center
5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA
Sunday, December 2rd, 2018 – 3:00 PM
 FREE – Donations welcome

Come see our own Natasha Lopez-Felipe and Anthony Lopez-Felipe and the Rohnert Park Community Band perform!  This is an excellent opportunity for those students who need to complete Concert Reports.

For more information about the Rohnert Park Community Band, go to