All Bands & Orchestra – Six Flags

Hello Families,

The deadline for the Six Flags trip has been extended to Monday, May, 8th.  So if your student is interested in going to Six Flags on Saturday, May 20th, they have some additional time to get their $47 (which includes entrance fee & transportation) and permission slip into Dawn.  For a full outline of the timeline of the trip, please go to analybandwagon.org and click on coordinator’s blog.

CLICK HERE to download a permission slip form.  A hard copy of the permission slip form is also available in the band/orchestra office.  Just have your student ask Dawn.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!!

Families of Students NOT Continuing in Band/Orchestra

Hello Families,

If your student is NOT continuing with Band and/or Orchestra next year, they need to return their uniform.  This is ONLY for those students who are definitely NOT going to be part of the instrumental music program next year, everyone else should keep their uniforms.

Please have your student turn ALL pieces of their uniform directly to Dawn by May 8th.  She has a checklist that needs to be marked off.  You do not have to have the uniform dry cleaned.  Just have your student turn in their uniform with a check for $20 made payable to Analy Band.  Orchestra girls, since you only have a dress to be dry cleaned it will be $15.  You may choose to dry clean the uniform yourself, in that case, return it in the dry cleaning bag with the receipt.  If there are missing uniform pieces, you will need to pay to have that piece replaced.  If your student does not turn in their uniform by May 8th, a notice of the debt will submitted to the administration.  They will then place a hold on your student’s registration in the Fall.  Below is a list of uniform items that need to be returned and the replacement cost.

LIST OF UNIFORM ITEMS & COSTS

Black tuxedo pants    –    $30

White tuxedo shirt    –    $15

Black tuxedo jacket (if your student is in Honor Band and/or Orchestra)   –   $65

Black dress (if your student is in Honor Band and/or Orchestra)  –  $80

Blue cummerbund   –    $10

Blue vest   –   $30

Blue bow tie   –   $3.50

3 shirt studs  –  .50¢ each

2 cuff links    –   $1 each

Garment Bag   –  $4

If you have a student that has an issue with their uniform (ex. too small or too big) and IS continuing in the band/orchestra program next year just have them hang on to it until the beginning of school.  This is to allow for any changes with their height and/or weight over the summer.

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

Thank You!

 

All Bands & Orchestra – Seniors Only

Hello Senior Families,

As you all know graduation is right around the corner (June 2nd), we are so proud of your senior and a little sad because they will be missed.  Before they close their high school career, we have a little house cleaning to get done.  It is time for your senior to turn in their uniform.

Please have your student turn in ALL pieces of their uniform directly to Dawn, who has a checklist by May 8th.  You do not have to have the uniform dry cleaned.  Just have your student turn in their uniform with a check for $20 made payable to Analy Band.  Orchestra girls, since you only have a dress to be dry cleaned it will be $15.  You may choose to dry clean the uniform yourself, in that case, return it in the dry cleaning bag with the receipt.  If there are missing uniform pieces, you will need to pay to have that piece replaced.  Below is list of uniform items that need to be returned and the replacement cost.  Failure to do so will result in holding graduation tickets and/or diploma.

LIST OF UNIFORM ITEMS & COSTS

Black tuxedo pants    –    $30

White tuxedo shirt    –    $15

Black tuxedo jacket (if your senior is in Honor Band and/or Orchestra)   –   $65

Black dress (if your senior is in Honor Band and/or Orchestra)  –  $80

Blue cummerbund   –    $10

Blue vest   –   $30

Blue bow tie   –   $3.50

3 shirt studs  –  .50¢ each

2 cuff links    –   $1 each

Garment Bag   –  $4

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

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – Spring Concert Information

Hello Everyone,

Our Spring Concert is a couple weeks away, Friday, May 12th @ 6:30pm! The concert is in the Analy Auditorium.  We will be honoring our graduating seniors.

Tickets:  $7 Adults, $5 Students and Senior Citizens, Children under 5 are free.  Proceeds benefit the Analy Band & Orchestra program.

RAFFLE! RAFFLE! RAFFLE! Analy Band Wagon is raffling lots of fun prizes.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Bring some extra $$ so you don’t miss out on a chance to win!

Giant Tickets: Will be on sale in the lobby before the concert and during intermission.  The game is on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Tickets are $25 each.

ABW Glasses:  ABW logo stemless wine glasses will be available for purchase.  They are $3 each.  Get them while they last!

Snacks:  Families with the last name beginning with N – Z are asked to donate two dozen goodies for the snack table.

Volunteers: We need volunteers to help out with ticket sales, giant tickets sales, raffle & glass sales, snack tables, door monitors (upstairs and downstairs) and clean up.  Senior parents will want to savor their student’s last high school concert, so underclassmen parents if you are able to help out, that would be great.  To volunteer, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 824-2337.

Attire: Each ensemble will select a “theme” attire for the concert, so NO uniforms will be worn that evening.  Once all the ensembles have selected their theme an email will go out with that information. Please assist in putting together an appropriate outfit.

Arrival Times:  Intermediate Band, Advanced Band and Orchestra are to arrive by 5:45pm. Honor Band is to arrive by 6:20pm and go right into the auditorium to find their seats.  As always, your student is required to stay for the whole concert.  It is especially important for this concert as the Intermediate Band, Advanced Band and Honor Band will performing a piece together.

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

Thank You!

Full Orchestra – Rehearsals

Hi Full Orchestra Families,

This is a reminder that there will be a Full Orchestra rehearsal (winds, brass, percussion AND strings) this Monday, April 24th from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the band/orchestra room.  This is in preparation for the Spring Concert on Friday, May 13th.  These rehearsals will continue through Monday, May 8th.  If you have any questions, please call Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands – Apple Blossom Parade Information

Hi Band Families,

As most of you already know the combined bands (Intermediate, Advanced & Honor) will be marching in the Apple Blossom Parade this Saturday, April 22nd.  All Band Students (not Orchestra) should arrive at the band/orchestra by 7:30am.  Once they arrive, students should get their instrument and hat then proceed to the track by the football field.  Please do not be late!  The parade starts at 10:00am

There is a mandatory rehearsal for all bands during tutorial on Thursday, April 20th.  Students are required to come for the entire tutorial time.  It is important that everyone makes the “mandatorial” as this will be the first time that all bands are marching together.

Students are to wear their marching uniforms.  This includes their all black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirts, bow tie, cuff links, studs, all black socks, all black closed shoes and their vest.  A couple of things to keep in mind regarding the marching uniforms.  The vest and shirt should be ironed.  Ladies the white shirt is sheer so please wear neutral undergarments.  Also, it is very important that shoes and sock be ALL BLACK.  It is very obvious when marching if both socks and shoes aren’t matching.  We do have band shoes that students can rent out, just let Dawn know if you are interested.

Things to bring the day of…sunglasses (not oversized), sunscreen and water bottle.  Please eat a good breakfast.

Please remind those students that will be driving themselves not to park in the student parking lot the day of the parade.  Since we are one of the first to perform, students will not be able to get out of the parking lot when they are done performing.

Those of you who have offered your pick-up trucks the day of the parade, thank you!  I will be contacting you directly in the next couple of days.

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

Full Orchestra – Rehearsals

Hello Full Orchestra Families,

In preparations for our upcoming Spring Concert on (Friday, May 12th), Monday evening Full Orchestra rehearsals will be resuming.  Starting on Monday, April 24th Full Orchestra (winds, brass, percussion AND strings) will meet in the band/orchestra room from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  These rehearsals will continue through Monday, May 8th.  If you have any questions, please call Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Needs YOU!

ANALY BAND WAGON NEEDS YOU!

Thanks to our band families and friends with all their efforts in supporting the Analy Band and Orchestra program this year, and it’s not over yet !!! You all are an important part of this program and the Analy Band Wagon would not be able to fund many key components contributing to the musical education of all of our band and orchestra students without your help.

Sadly, there are members of the Analy Band Wagon who have seniors in the program and will be retiring this summer and we need your help! Anyone who may be interested in joining our organization supporting our band students please attend our next meeting on April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm. Or just stop by to check it out. This is an open invitation to everyone, as we would like to hear new ideas, feedback on our effor ts, or if you have other skills you may be able to contribute, please attend. We want to hear from you!

Our students strive for excellence through concerts, playing at fundraisers, pep band, pit orchestra, Fall Festival, Giants game, and CMEA events to name a few; let’s keep them successful and musically superior by sharing your special skills in the Analy Band Wagon. Come join us!

All Bands – Apple Blossom Parade

Hello Band Families,

The Apple Blossom Parade is approaching quickly, Satudary, April 22nd.  Please CLICK HERE to see the detailed email.

We are in DESPERATE need of two pick-up trucks at the end of the parade route.  We need them for all the percussion equipment, sousaphones and hats.  If you have a pick-up truck please contact Dawn at 824-2337.

Thank You!

Honor Band – Joint Concert with SSU

Hi Honor Band Families,

This is a reminder that Honor Band has their joint concert with Sonoma State University’s Concert Band this Saturday, April 8th in the Analy Auditorium.  It is a free concert and opened to the public, so please feel free to invite family and friends.  The concert starts at 5:00pm and should be done by 6:30ish.

Students are required to wear concert attire.  Percussion students call time is 3:30pm to move the percussion equipment onto the stage.  All other students call time is 3:45pm to set-up the stage and warm-up.  Please make sure your students arrives on time and in their concert uniform.  There is a very tight timeline between arrival time and concert time.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at coordinator@analybandwagon.org.

Thank You!