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 14th.  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 14th, a notice of the debt will be 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 (May 31st), 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 14th.  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 – Congratulations

Congratulations Rusty Suspenders!

The Rusty Suspenders were awarded 1st Place in the Healdsburg High School Student Jazz Combo Competition!

Analy students competed against ten other high school jazz combos in Sonoma County. As first place winners, they have been invited to perform at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and will be opening for Ravi Coltrane on Friday, June 8th @ 7pm at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg.

Quite a prestigious accomplishment for this talented group of musicians!  If you would like to support these students as they take the stage at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival,
tickets are available on the Healdsburg Jazz Festival website, or brownpapertickets.com

Anyone Attending SRJC Next Year – Auditions

SRJC Music Scholarship Auditions are next Friday

Students do not need to be music major to receive Music Scholarship, and Application Deadline has been extended up through day of audition (April 27).

SRJC Music Scholarship Auditions

Friday, April 27, 2018

Instrumental students: 2pm

SRJC Forsyth Hall room 105 (choir room)

Scholarship auditions are casual and a student can even play 2 excerpts from school band music (if they have solo repertoire this is even better).

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION  – deadline has been extended and they can be turned in up until the day of audition.  This year band/orchestra students can show up at 2pm without having previously scheduled an audition.

I am willing to make a trip to your school this week if needed to hear the audition in person if students have a conflict with next Friday auditions.

CLICK HERE FOR FAQ SHEET   This answers basic questions about Music Scholarship (see bottom of FAQ sheet).

Thank you,

Jerome

All Bands & Orchestra – Seamstress Needed

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

We are looking for a seamstress to help with uniforms for the 2018-19 school year.  The position requires the ability to hem both pants and dresses and make other minor repairs.  The busiest time is the beginning of the school year as we prepare to issue new uniforms to incoming students.  There might be an occasional need throughout the rest of the school year.  A sewing machine is provided.  So, if you are interested in helping with our sewing needs, please contact Dawn in the Band/Orchestra office at 824-2337.

Thank You!

Full Orchestra – Rehearsal Information

Hello Full Orchestra Families,

In preparation for our Spring Concert on Friday, May 11th, we will begin Monday night rehearsals.  These are Full Orchestra rehearsals which include Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion.  The rehearsals will be Monday, April 30th and Monday, May 7th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the band/orchestra room.  If you have any questions, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Hello Band & Orchestra Families,

Analy Band Wagon’s monthly meeting is Thursday, April 12th at 6:00pm in the Band/Orchestra room.   All are welcome!

Thank You!

Symphonic & Concert Bands – Apple Blossom Parade Info

Hi Band Families,

As most of you already know the combined bands (Concert & Symphonic Bands) will be marching in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, April 21st.  All Band Students (not Orchestra) should arrive at the band/orchestra room 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 19th.  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 socks be ALL BLACK.  It is very obvious when marching if both socks and shoes aren’t all black.  We do have band shoes that students can rent out, just let Dawn know if you are interested.  The rental fee is $10.

Things to bring the day of…sunglasses (not oversized), sunscreen and water bottle.  Please eat a good breakfast.  The Analy Boosters will be having their pancake breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30am.

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.

Symphonic & Concert Bands – Apple Blossom Parade Info

Hello All Band Families,

The combined bands (Symphonic and Concert) march in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  We are the home band, so participation is mandatory.  ALL BAND STUDENTS (this does NOT include Orchestra) should arrive at AHS by 7:30 AM so they can be on the track with their instrument, in proper uniform including hat (will be handed out that morning), ready to march by 7:45 AM.

MANDATORY REHEARSAL – There is a mandatory tutorial rehearsal for ALL band members on Thursday, April 19th.  This is in preparation for the Apple Blossom on the 21st of April.  The students are required to come for the entire tutorial time (7:35 – 8:10am).  Please make sure your student clears their schedule for the mandatorial.

UNIFORMS – Please make sure that the tuxedo shirts and vests are pressed and ready to go.  Ladies, please keep in mind that the white tuxedo shirts are very transparent so please wear neutral colored undergarments.

VEST – Be sure your student’s vest fits properly.  When the vest is worn there should not be any of the white tuxedo shirt showing between the trouser pant (pants should be at the hip) and the vest when holding their instrument in a marching position.  If it does, this means the vest is too short.  Please have your student come into the band/orchestra office with their old vest (cleaned & pressed) as soon as possible so that Dawn can issue a new vest.  Do not wait until the morning of the parade.

SHOES & SOCKS – Students must wear ALL black closed-toe shoes and All black socks for the parade.  Please do not have any other colors (ex. logos) on the shoes or socks.  If you do not yet have all black closed-toed shoes, there are marching shoes that you can rent for $10 from the band/orchestra office.  Also, the socks should be at least calf length, please no ‘anklets’.

BOW TIES – Many students have been arriving to events without their bow ties.  We do not have a lot of extra bow ties in our inventory this time of year.  So please have your student locate all their uniform pieces prior to Saturday, April 21st.  Please note, they DO NOT wear their cummerbund.

SUNGLASSES – Students are required to bring and wear sunglasses.  If your student wear regular glasses, they don’t need to wear sunglasses.

STUDENT NEEDS – Even though we march in the morning, it can get very warm.  Please make sure your student has plenty of water.  By the time we finish the parade route and return to the band/orchestra room it will be approximately noon, so your student will want to have breakfast before arriving at AHS.  Finally, students should wear sunscreen as they will be facing the sun while practicing and while they are marching in the parade. There is sunscreen available in band/orchestra office.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – We need the following volunteers…3 parents to follow the band to help retrieve hats when students are done marching, 3 parents to help hand out hats in the band/orchestra room prior to the students going out to practice on the track (arrival time 7:25am), and 2 pick-up trucks at the end of the parade route to collect sousaphones, percussion equipment and hats bins.  Please contact Dawn if you can help out on the day of the parade.

If you have any questions regarding the Apple Blossom Parade, please give Dawn a call at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!

Symphonic Band & Orchestra – CMEA Information

Hello Symphonic Band & Orchestra Families,

The CMEA Festival is approaching fast!  It is this FridayMarch 16th at Sonoma Valley High School.  An email with the full timeline can be found at analybandwagon.org, just click on coordinator’s blog.  Permission slips are due Wednesday, March 14th.  All Honor Band & Orchestra students need to complete and turn in their permission slips by Wednesday,  CLICK HERE to download a copy of the permission slip form.  There are hard copies available in the band/orchestra office, see Dawn.  If your student is not riding the bus, please submit a note prior to Friday.  If your student is not returning on the bus, please submit a note and check-in with Dawn and/or Maestro prior to leaving CMEA.

Please have your student check their uniform to make sure there are not any issues.  If your student finds an issue with their uniform, such as a fit problem, contact Dawn ASAP.   Remember ALL black socks and ALL black closed-toed shoes.

We still need chaperones for this event.   If you are interested in chaperoning for CMEA, please contact Dawn at 707-824-2337.

Parents are welcome to come and watch your student perform.  CMEA is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn.

THANK YOU!