Vote Yes on B!

Vote Yes on B!!
Hi band families!

As you may know, the Analy Band Wagon is a staunch supporter of local Measure B which renews a local parcel tax (and increases it a smidge) to fund important programs at Analy and El Molino high school, like… BAND. This funding is very important for the immediate future of the band program. It increases property tax bills for local homeowners only from $4 to $7 a month. And the funds go to support band and other electives at the schools.

The election is on March 3rd, but you may well have an absentee ballot already that you can fill out. Information about the election can be found here:

Please join us in voting Yes on B. Passage requires a 2/3 majority so every yes vote is extra important! And please put the word out to your social media connections that you plan to vote yes.

Michael Ost, President
Analy Band Wagon

Pasta! Music!

Hi ABW families,

Our 2020 Pasta + Music Night is coming up soon, on February 29th. That’s Leap Day so we will have a little froggy theme going! This is a great event for the community, something that pulls us all together and supports the music program as well.

For those new to the event we will have a wonderful pasta meal, provided by the amazing Masons cooking crew. We will have music all evening, provided by our awesome band and orchestra students. And we will have an array of silent auction items for you to bid on, provided by local businesses and all of us!

How can you help, you ask? Well…

  • Tickets: You can help your child sell the four event tickets that they came home with. Maybe invite a grandparent, co-worker or a neighbor. (Due this Friday).  Additional tickets can be purchased on our website through Friday, Feb 28th at
  • Silent Auction: You can donate something to our silent auction or get a donation from a local business for the silent auction. Please reach out to by Monday, Feb 24th if you have something to share.
  • Classroom Baskets: All Students and families are asked to bring in an item for the classroom silent auction baskets by this Friday.  Jazz = Caffeine and chocolate; Concert = Pets; Orchestra = Movies; Symphonic = Spa.
  • Volunteer: Last but not least, you can sign up to help out on the night of the event. Signups are here:

Please join us and help make this an exciting first Pasta+Music Night for our new director, Casey Jones!

See you there!

Michael Ost
ABW President

Pasta + Music Night | Feb 29 | Ticket Info

Our Pasta + Music Night is coming soon!

Tickets for the Pasta & Music night went home last week.  Each student has a goal to sell 4 tickets.  Adults are $20, children (age 6-12) are $5, and children 5 and under are free.  Please mark “CHILD” on the child tickets sold.

All monies collected along with any unsold tickets are due back to Janis, no later than Friday, February 21st (next week!).

Please check with your student about the tickets as it is important that we reach our sales goal and that no tickets are lost.  Each ticket has a unique number – we need to make sure that all tickets are accounted for.

All checks can be made out to “Analy Band Wagon.”

If you need more tickets, please contact Janis, or purchase them online at

Pep Band | Safeway Foundation | Feb 26th

Our Pep Band (Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Drumline) have been asked to perform for the Sebastopol Safeway’s Grand Re-opening on Wednesday, February 26th at 9am.

As part of the celebration, the Sebastopol Safeway Store Manager, Heath Abreu, has selected two Analy High School booster groups to receive grants from the Safeway Foundation: Sebastopol FFA and Analy Band Wagon!  We are honored to be selected and to be part of this event!

Permission Slips:  Parents, please sign and complete both sides.  Your students will need to have either their 1st or 3rd period teacher sign the back side.  Due by Friday, February 21st.

Wear: Students will wear their Analy Music Black hoodie or long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans with no rips.  Please help your student locate their hoodie.  They can also wear any black Analy hoodie.

Chaperones: We need a couple parent volunteers to help coordinate, take photos/videos and possibly hold a banner.

Here is the timeline:

7:35am – Arrive to school in blue jeans and black Analy Music hoodie

8:00am – Symphonic Band will leave their first period and join Concert Band in the Band Room

8:25am – Start walking to Safeway

8:45am – All have arrived at Safeway

9:00am – Ceremony begins, and large-scale check is presented to Analy Band Wagon

9:15am – Ribbon cutting and AHS Pep Band to start playing immediately

9:45am – Walk back to AHS

10:15am – Concert Band returns to 3rd period

Please let Janis know if you can volunteer or if you have any questions. or (707) 824-2337.

***Pasta Night Silent Auction*** – Action Nee

Hi Parents,

We are getting closer to our annual pasta feed on February 29th at 5:30 PM. The Analy Band Wagon puts on a silent auction at the pasta feed and we are organizing our silent auction items. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please let me or Amy know.

We are doing the classroom silent auction baskets again this year. ABW is asking every band family to donate an item for us to put in a gift basket to auction off. Each class will have a theme for you to donate an item for the basket.

We will need all items by Feb 21st and the items can be dropped off in the band room with Janis or Mr. Jones. Below are our themes for each ensemble:

  • Concert band – Pet basket (examples: items for pets or animal themed items)
  • Symphonic band – Spa basket
  • Orchestra – Movie basket
  • Jazz Band – Caffeine/Chocolate/Books basket

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Nicole Hardesty
ABW Vice President

Help Get Measure B Passed!

The Analy Band Wagon supports Measure B. It’s an important piece in the puzzle of keeping band going strong at Analy High School.

How can you help get it passed?  The group in favor of Measure B will be knocking on doors this weekend to encourage people to vote for it. We would love it if you could join them!

Sign-ups are here:

We are hoping to get at least three of us out there helping with this.

Another way is to post a Measure B support sign in a visible location. They are available in the band room for you to take home. Busy intersections are best.

Absentee ballots start on February 3rd, so people will start voting on this next Monday. Let’s get to 2/3 and pass this thing!

Michael Ost, ABW President

Middle School Tour Reminders

Our Middle School Tour is next Monday, February 3, 2020 for Jazz Band, Full Orchestra, and Symphonic Band .  (Not Concert Band -1st period-unless they are part of Jazz Band or Full Orchestra.)

Permission slips are due now. You can access the permission slip HERE.

Volunteers: Thank you for volunteering! Please arrive between 7:30am-and no later than 8am.

Wear: nice, business casual clothes (no ripped jeans or track pants).  It is acceptable to wear the Tiger Music black hoodie.

Bring: water bottle, snack, bag or $$ for lunch, instrument and music.

The timeline is as follows:

7:35am – Meet in Analy band room, load buses and truck

8:00am – Bus departure

Performances will take place at Hillcrest, Twin Hills and Brook Haven Middle Schools.

Lunch – We take a break around Noon.  We park between Burger King and Mary’s Pizza.  Students can walk from Taco Bell to Pacific Market to get food.

2:45pm – Arrive back at school, unload instruments from truck and buses.

Please contact Janis if you have any questions. (707) 824-2337 or

Come and see our Jazz Band at the Mystic Thur

Come and see the amazing
Analy High School Jazz Band
open for Mr. Jones’ band, The King Street Giants at
The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma
this Thursday Jan 30th at 7:30pm. 
Doors open at 6:30pm.

This is a rare ALL-AGES show and it is a
benefit for Analy Bands and Orchestra!

Tickets are only $12 for students and $20 for Adults and
​can be purchased at

Tell a friend!  And please share this info on social media!

Jazz Combos: Friday Schedule Update

Hello Jazz Band Families

We have updated the Friday Jazz Combo Schedule for the Spring semester as follows:

Friday Rotation Schedule

Jazz Band Combos

Date                          Combo
1/24/2020                   A
2/14/2020                   B
2/28/2020                   C
3/6/2020                     A
3/13/2020                   B
4/3/2020                     C
4/10/2020                   A
4/17/2020                   B
5/8/2020                     C
5/15/2020                   ALL
5/22/2020                   A
5/29/2020                   B

Please note due to Mr. Jones’ schedule there will not be a combo every Friday.  Our ABW calendar has been updated on our website  You can add the ABW calendar to yours!  (See the attached graphic.)  If students are unsure which combo they are in, please have them see Janis.

Yes on B! Yes on Band!

The Analy Band Wagon strongly urges you to vote Yes on Measure B in the March 3rd election. Absentee ballots will start arriving in early February so keep an eye out for it. Measure B is very important for the future success of the band program. It will generate funds targeted to music and other electives at our high school. It’s a vital piece of the puzzle in keeping our music program going, and helping to avoid draconian cost cutting measures like the dreaded six period day schedule.

Measure B will cost homeowners in the high school district about $7 per month and will run for eight years. Everyone in the area can vote but the cost is only borne by property owners, who only stand to benefit as property values are tied to the quality of local schools. It requires a 2/3 majority to pass so every vote is vital — especially every “yes” vote!

Please vote yes and
encourage friends, neighbors and family to vote yes too. The support for B is across the board, from business to education to artists. There is no active opposition to it on the ballot. It’s just up to us to avoid apathy and get out the vote.

You can help out by picking up a Yes on B sign in the band room to display in a good public place, busy intersections preferred. More information and ways to help can be found at

Yes on B! Yes on band!

Michael Ost, Analy Band Wagon President