(Concert/Symphonic) Pep Band | Big & Littles

The last home football game of the year has been moved to this Friday, November 8th and Pep Band will perform 7-10pm.  Mr. Jones realizes this is last minute notice and will be lenient for those students who cannot make the game.  However, your student must still notify Mr. Jones as soon as possible if they are not able to attend the last Pep Band.  Call time is 6:30pm.

In addition to Pep Band, we will have our Symphonic/Concert Bigs and Littles reveal party prior to the game, 5-6:30pm in the Band Room.  The reveal will happen at 6pm.  We are asking all students from Symphonic Band to bring food or drink to share.  Analy Band Wagon will provide pizza and we would like an accurate headcount.

Questions?  Please contact Janis, coordinator@analybandwagon.org or 707-824-2337

Pie Fundraiser Deadline Extended

We hope everyone is safe and doing well!

Analy Band Wagon’s Kozlowski Farms Pie Fundraiser has been extended!

The deadline for students to turn in pie orders is Friday, November 8th by NOON.  Bring the order form and payment in person, or order online HERE.

Mr. Jones is having a contest!  Whichever class sells the most number of pies will win a special class period of their choice: movie day, storytelling, etc.

For more details on the ABW Pie Fundraiser, please see the previous post.

Help! A msg from ABW President, Michael Ost

HELP! The band program needs you! Please follow this link to the district’s poll about whether to keep the 7th period day: 7/6 Period Day Parent Survey.

In case you aren’t aware of the issue, the district is proposing eliminating one period a day as a cost saving measure to help balance the budget. However going from 7 to 6 periods a day is an existential threat to our beloved band program – indeed to all the arts. Kids won’t have the room in their schedule to take electives, much less the multiple music sections that some kids do. The ABW is convinced that this is a bad plan – losing electives will further erode enrollment at Analy.

There is a lot of momentum on the school board behind this idea. The superintendent, Toni Beal, is surveying the community to see what our feelings are about it.  So take the survey! This is an important moment for us to speak up, perhaps even more important than at a school board meeting. Emails to your trustees would be helpful as well:

Kellie Noe, Trustee – knoe.do@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Ted Walker, Trustee – twalker.do@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Jeanne Fernandes, Trustee – jfernandes.do@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Lori Bruhner, Trustee – lbruhner.do@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Diane Laundry, Trustee & President – dlandry.do@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us

Thank you,
Michael Ost
ABW President

Fall Festival Cancelled Sat PM

Due to the emergency events, the Fall Festival has been cancelled for the remainder of Saturday.
Stay safe!

Reminder: 21st Annual ABW Fall Festival this

Reminder – Analy Band Wagon’s 21st Annual Fall Music Festival is this Friday and Saturday!

Call Times for Analy Bands and Orchestra

Friday, October 25th:
Symphonic Band: Choir Room – 1:30pm (or earlier to change)

Saturday, October 26th:
Concert Band: Choir Room – 7:30am
Full Orchestra: Choir Room12:30pm

Uniforms: please see previous post for information on uniforms.

Performance Times (in the AHS Theater)

Symphonic Band – Friday 10/25, 2:30pm

Concert Band – Saturday 10/26, 8:30am

Full Orchestra – Saturday 10/26, 1:30pm

Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time for parking and arriving to the theater.  Entrance into the theater will only be permitted in between performances.

Other Fall Festival Info:

Professional Photos by Musical Images will be taken of each ensemble, after our clinics.  Click HERE for more information about purchasing photos.  Musical Images asks parents to please not take photos of the ensembles during photo time.  A portion of the photo sales is donated to Analy Band Wagon.

Volunteer Sign Ups: Volunteers are still needed!  Please visit https://signup.com/go/SVmiKdd to sign up.

Food and Snacks are available at the Fall Festival (including pizza on Friday evening and coffee on Saturday morning).  Please visit our Snack Table in the Cafeteria.  All proceeds from our Snack Table benefit Analy Band Wagon.

El Coronel Taco Truck will be available between 11-1pm on Saturday.

Please see the Coordinator’s Blog for recent announcements about the 2019 Fall Festival. Questions? Please email Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator coordinator@analybandwagon.org

Fall Festival Needs You!

We are halfway to getting all of our positions filled for the Fall Festival this weekend.

Please head to https://signup.com/go/SVmiKdd and sign up for a slot.

We have had good response so far but need 20 more helpers. This is a major event for the band, and we urge all families to take part.

Let’s join together and make it a smooth and fun experience for us all.

Please help out!

Michael Ost, ABW President


All parents – Pie Fundraiser

Dear Analy Music Families,

Now is the time to order your Kozlowski Farms Thanksgiving Pies!

All proceeds benefit Analy High School Band and Orchestra students.

The fundraiser price is $18.00 per pie.  Choose from Apple, Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Three Berry, Apricot or Pumpkin (requires refrigeration)!

Order between now and Monday, November 4th.

Drive through pick up is ONE DAY ONLY – on Monday, November 25th from 5-7pm at the Analy Band Room. (School is closed that week.)

Kozlowski Farms delicious Homemade Pies are made locally with unbleached flour and contain no partially hydrogenated oils.  And they best part is – they do all the baking for you!

Click HERE to download the order form (distributed in class this week).

Checks can be made payable to Analy Band Wagon.  Please encourage your students to ask your family, friends and neighbors.  Parents – don’t be shy — you can also ask friends, family and co-workers – then have your student turn in the order form to Janis in the band office by Nov 4th.  Or order online at www.analybandwagon.org

Thanks for supporting your Analy Band and Orchestra students!

Jazz Band Combo – Saturday performance

Come check out Analy High School’s Jazz Band Combo informal performance this Saturday!

October 19th  ||  1-2pm

Coffee Catz  ||  6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Come in for a latte and listen to the tunes of our wonderful Jazz musicians!

Fall Festival Information

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

The Analy Band Wagon Fall Music Festival is only one week away, Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th.  We will be hosting ensembles from all over the North Bay.  Our rotating adjudicators and clinicians this year are Arlene Burney, retired Casa Grande High School Band Director, Jerome Fleg, Director of Instrumental Music at Santa Rosa Junior College and Michael Stone, Visual and Performing Arts Department Coordinator at Bakersfield City Schools.  This event is free and open to the public.


Symphonic Band:  Friday, October 25th
Warm-up at 2:00pm, performance at 2:30pm, clinic at 3:00pm & pictures at 3:300pm
If your student has a 7th period, they will need to be excused from class by 1:30pm to get dressed in concert attire.

Concert Band: Saturday, October 26th
Call Time: 7:30am; warm-up at 8:00am, performance at 8:30am, clinic at 9:00am & pictures at 9:30am

Orchestra:  Saturday, October 26th
Call Time: 12:30pm, warm-up at 1:00pm, performance at 1:30pm, clinic at 2:00pm & pictures at 2:30pm.

All students should arrive in their concert attire EXCEPT Symphonic Band.  Since Symphonic Band is performing during 7th period, they need to bring their uniforms with them to school on the morning of Friday, October 25th.  For those Symphonic Band students who do not have a place to store their uniform during the school day, Janis will be in the band/orchestra office before school starts.  Symphonic Band students may drop off their uniform to her and she will hold it until the end of the day.  Clinics will take place in the band room all day Friday and Saturday, your student will not be able to access the band room.

Concert attire includes:

Black closed toed shoes (dress shoes if possible), ALL black socks which are at least calf length.  If your student does not have all black shoes, they may rent a pair of all black band shoes for $10 (you must let Janis know by Wed 10/23)).

Concert Band Uniform:  Besides the all black shoes & long socks, they should wear their black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt (ironed with plain white undershirt), blue cummerbund, blue bow tie, 2 cuff links and 3 studs for their shirt.

Symphonic Band & Orchestra Uniform: Besides the all black shoes & long socks, EITHER they should wear their black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt, blue cummerbund, blue bow tie, 2 cuff links, 3 studs for shirt, and their black tuxedo jacket, OR long black dress.

We have begun issuing uniforms for new students.  If your student hasn’t received their uniform yet, please have them see Janis for
pick-up.  Returning band & orchestra students should make sure their uniform fits them properly. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!

There are sign-up sheets in the band/orchestra room for your student to volunteer.  As the host of this event, it is important that we all pitch in to make this a successful festival.  So, please encourage your student to sign up for one of the various jobs.

And parents, we need your help too!  An email went our earlier this week from our ABW President, Michael Ost, through SignUp.com.  We ask all parents to take AT LEAST one shift for this fundraising event.  Please take a moment to sign up at: https://signup.com/go/SVmiKdd

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janis in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337 or coordinator@analybandwagon.org


Pep Band Game TOMORROW Oct 18th

Pep Band at Homecoming Football Game – Oct 18th

Call Time: 6:30pm

What to Wear: Blue Jeans, Black Analy Music Hoodie (or any Analy Black hoodie) and closed-toe shoes.

Pink Out: Wear a pink accessory in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Questions?  Please contact Janis coordinator@analybandwagon.org