Full Orchestra – First Practice Mon 9/24 6-7:30

Hello Full Orchestra Families and Students

In preparation for upcoming performances, Full Orchestra practice will take place on Monday evenings beginning at least one month before the performance.

The first Full Orchestra practice will take place on Monday, September 24th in the Band Room 6-7:30pm.  The rehearsal is for wind and percussion students ONLY.

The strings students will join the Full Orchestra rehearsals starting on Monday, October 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Janis: coordinator@analybandwagon.org

All Bands & Orchestra – Giants Game Reminders

Hello Band and Orchestra Families,

REMINDER:  The performance of the National Anthem at the Giants game is right around the corner on Wednesday, September 26th.

Many students have not completed and returned their permission slips.  They are due this Monday, September 17th.  You may CLICK HERE to download a copy or your student can pick-up a hard copy from the band/orchestra room.

All students attending the game must purchase a ticket for $25 each.  Please have your student bring cash or check (make check payable to Analy Band Wagon) to Janis in the band office by Wednesday, September 19th.

We also have tickets for family and friends who would like to come and support us.  Family & friends will have to supply their own transportation.

There is a Mandatory after school practice for all those students performing at the Giants game.  Practice is on Tuesday, September 25th at 3pm in the band/orchestra room.  It should last no longer than an hour.  Please be on time!  If you have after-school sports that conflict with this practice, please speak to Maestro.

A full timeline and all the information regarding the Giants game was sent out in a previous email.  If you did not receive that email or deleted it, do not worry!   Just go to analybandwagon.org and click on the coordinator’s blog.   All archived emails are there for you to review.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Janis at 824-2337 or at coordinator@analybandwagon.org

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Board Mtg TONIGHT

Welcome to the new 2018-2019 Analy Tiger Music program year!  We are excited to get started helping all our musicians at Analy.  After budget cuts over the last several years, our work is even more important than ever to our student musicians at Analy.

Please join us for our monthly Analy Band Wagon meeting TONIGHT, September 13th at 6:30pm in the AHS Band Room.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

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

You may also make your annual $125 donation in installments on our website www.analybandwagon.org. Click on “Contribute” on the left side of the screen.

And don’t forget to get tickets to see the Analy Tiger Band play the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday, September 26.  Contact Janis Snyder, Analy Band & Orchestra Program Coordinator: coordinator@analybandwagon.org or (707) 824-2337.

All Bands & Orchestra – Giants Game Sept 26

The Analy High School Tiger Band is performing the National Anthem at the Giants game on Wednesday, September 26th.  This opportunity is open to all band students and orchestra students.  Orchestra students that are unable to play a non-string instrument can borrow an instrument and “fake” play or carry the banner (on a first come basis).  Students performing at the Giants game are required to ride on the bus to the game.  Parents & friends will need to find transportation.  Giants will be playing the San Diego Padres.

Tickets:  We have tickets available for purchase through Janis in the band/orchestra office.  All tickets are $25 (including students).  We accept cash or check (made payable to Analy Band Wagon).  Your student can purchase tickets before and after class, at brunch, and during lunch.

We know that parents can purchase tickets elsewhere, but we are encouraging you to purchase tickets through the band/orchestra program.  The wish is to have a strong Analy HS presence in the stands.  Tickets are in the upper level right behind home plate.

Permission Slips:  Please complete a permission slip and return it to Janis by Monday, September 17th.  Your student can pick up a hard copy permission slip from Janis’ office or CLICK HERE to download a copy.  If you are not planning to have your student ride the bus home, please email Janis at coordinator@analybandwagon.org or send a note to her office.  Before leaving the game, the student AND the parent must check out with both Maestro and Janis.

Practice:  There will be one after school mandatory practice with all students performing at the Giants game.  Practice will be on Tuesday, September 25th at 3:00 pm.  It will be no longer than an hour.  We will meet in the band/orchestra room.  If your student is participating in an after-school sport, please let Maestro know about their situation.  This practice is necessary to make sure we put on our best performance at the Giants game.

What to Wear:    Students will be wearing a light heather grey pull-over sweatshirt.  We have a light heather grey Analy Music hooded sweatshirt available for purchase in the band/orchestra office for $30 (make check payable to Analy Band Wagon).  The sweatshirt does not have to be an Analy Music sweatshirt.  However, it MUST be light heather grey and not include any color writing and it must be a pull-over (no zip-ups).  Two sweatshirts have been donated to the program, please contact Janis if you are interested.

We will also be wearing BLUE jeans, they cannot be any other color and no leggings or sweats.  Shoes must be closed toed shoes, which is a requirement of the Giants organization (please no neon color shoes, no flip flops or sandals).  Any student not wearing the proper clothing will not be allowed to perform on the field.  If you have any questions or concerns about what to wear, please contact Janis.

Day of the Game:  Please pack plenty of food and water for your student and money to purchase any food/drink/souvenir at the game.  They will not have an opportunity to get food at the ballpark until 7:30ish, so make sure that they have plenty of food for lunch and an afternoon snack.  It is at the discretion of the bus driver whether they will allow snacks on the bus.  If it is allowed, we must make sure that we dispose of any trash.   No backpacks larger than 16x16x8 are allowed in the ballpark.  A good option is those drawstring bags.   The bus will be locked until we return to the bus after the game, parents keep this in mind if your student is not returning on the bus.  Also, if they are not returning on the bus, please make sure your student has a friend to take his/her instrument off the bus and place it in their cubby.

Students will be excused from their 6th period class to practice going on and off the field.  See the following timeline.


Timeline for the Day of the Giants Game (September 26th)

1:55 Students will be release from their 6th period class.  They will come to the band/orchestra room to collect their instrument.  Then they will move to the cafeteria, then they will move to the softball field for rehearsal.

3:15 Rehearsal wraps up, students should put their instruments away.  They should collect their belongings, change into their light heather grey sweatshirts, blue jeans and closed toed shoes.  They should use the restroom before loading onto the bus.  Chaperones should arrive at this time.  Your student should NOT leave campus between rehearsal and loading the bus.  We will leave them.

3:45 Load Buses – Be sure that your student brings something to eat.  They will not have an opportunity to get food at the ballpark until 7:30ish.  Make sure your student brings money for food, drinks and any souvenirs.  Backpacks no larger than 16x16x8 are allowed in the ballpark. Drawstring Bags are a good option.

5:30-6:00 Arrival to the Giants parking lot, students will collect their instruments and walk to the sidewalk (Covey Cove).  They will be able to go to the restroom (hopefully they will be open) and hang out if time permits.

6:30 Assemble into “block” formation

6:45 Walk to the field entrance

7:00 – 7:12 Sometime during this time period we will be performing the National Anthem!  Parents who are not going to join us at the ballpark can listen to the performance on the radio, KNBR 680.  Students will exit the field, walk back to the buses to put their instruments away.  They can grab anything they want to take into the ballpark such as blankets.  Giant’s tickets for the students will be distributed at this time and they can now walk back to the ballpark and watch the game.  Please remind your student that they need to be with a “buddy” at ALL TIMES.  They may not go get food or go to the restroom without a buddy!  If your student does not have a buddy to go with them they can ask Janis to be their buddy.

7:15 It’s GAME TIME!  Your SF Giants vs the San Diego Padres!

Departure: We will leave the game at the end of the 9th inning even if the game is tied.  We will return to the bus.  If you want your student to go home with you, both a parent AND student must check out with Maestro and Dawn before you leave.  We will remind your student to call/text you when we are in Petaluma so you can meet them at AHS when we arrive.  We will arrive home around 11:45ish.

Things to bring: Extra food and water to school. There will NOT be time to run to Safeway for food before the buses leave.  Dress warm and bring layers.  Money for food, drink and souvenirs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janis at 824-2337.


Jazz Band: Back to School Night Performance

To All Jazz Band Families:

This Thursday, August 30th, the Jazz Band will perform during the Parent Reception in the Quad before Back to School Night.

Call time 5:00 (meet in the band room).

What to wear: Analy blue on top (t-shirt or sweatshirt), jeans, and close toed shoes.

Pep Band (Symphonic and Concert Bands) – Friday Football Game

Hello Band Families,

Friday, August 24, 2018 is the first Pep Band performance of the football season. The other Pep Band dates are September 28th, October 5th, and October 19th (Homecoming game).

Remember! Your student is required to perform at ALL four of the home games this year, failure to do so will result in a lower grade.

What to Wear: FOR THE FIRST GAME ONLY: 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 with any closed toe shoes.

FOR THE SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER GAMES: Students will wear the issued band uniform with the marching band vest.

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 Janis at 824-2337.

All Bands & Orchestra – Parent Night Tonight

Hi Band & Orchestra Families,

Reminder! The parent meeting is tonight, Wednesday, August 22nd in the band room.

New families are asked to arrive at 6:30pm and all returning families are asked to join us at 7:00pm.

We will be discussing uniforms, class policy, the Giants game, Spring Break Trip, ABW and much more.

See you all there!

All Bands & Orchestra – Welcome!

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

Welcome back to all the returning families and welcome to the new families!  We hope everyone enjoyed their summer break and are ready for the new school year.  Please note that all emails will have the band and/or orchestra name in the subject line of the email that effects that ensemble. For instance, if the subject line has Jazz Band and your student is not in Jazz Band just disregard the email.

Some of you might have already seen the new instrument check-out form coming home for parents/guardians to sign.  If your student is borrowing one of the band and/or orchestra instrument they need to have the form completed and returned to Janis in the band/orchestra office.  If your student is using their personal instrument this does not affect them.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Janis (our new Program Coordinator) in the band/orchestra office at 824-2337.

Maestro would like to invite all of you to attend the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd.  PLEASE NOTE: this meeting will be held in the Band Room, not the Cafeteria. New families are asked to arrive at 6:30pm and ALL families are asked to arrive at 7pm.  We will be covering topics such as communication between the band/orchestra program & families, uniforms, Giant’s game, Spring Break Trip, ABW, etc. If you know of any incoming freshmen families that might not be signed up to receive our emails, please share this information with them.  We hope to see EVERYONE there!

Giant’s tickets are on sale NOW!  We will be performing the National Anthem at the Giant’s game on Wednesday, September 26th.  Tickets are $25 each (including students).  You can send check or cash with your student. Make checks payable to Analy Band Wagon.  You may also purchase Giant’s tickets after the Parent Meeting on Wednesday.  You will have the option to pay with a credit card that evening.  There will be future emails regarding the Giant’s game which will include a time-line, permission slips, and other details.  Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible, they are sold on a first-come basis.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Janis at 824-2337.

We are so excited for the 2018-19 school year!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Welcome Back Band & Orchestra Families!

Analy Band Wagon’s monthly meeting is Thursday, August 9th at 6:00pm in the Band/Orchestra room.

All are welcome!  Hope to see you there!

Thank You,

Janis Snyder
Analy Band Wagon
Program Coordinator

All Bands & Orchestra – Enmanji BBQ

Dear Band and Orchestra Members, Family and Friends,

We are still in need of volunteers to help direct parking at the Enmanji BBQ on July 8th. They are depending on the Analy Band and Orchestra to provide their parking volunteers. They will give you all a free BBQ meal as well as making a generous donation to our music program. Please help us out by volunteering! If you want to bring a friend along to help too, that would be great!

I need your name, cell phone number and email address as I have to send you a volunteer waiver form that needs to be signed in order for you to participate.

Thank you for helping out!

Beth Lewis (Emily’s mom)
cell (707) 479-3103
email beth@bethlewis.org