All Bands & Orchestra – Giants Game Information

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

The Giant’s game is right around the corner, Tuesday, September 19th.  There are still tickets available, $25.  Please refer to previous emails for details.  Just go to analybandwagon.org and click on coordinator’s blog to view the Giants game emails.

FYI…There is a new re-entry policy The Giants want to passed on to those attending the game.  This will not affect our students as once we go in they are NOT allowed to leave until we leave at the end of the 9th inning (unless with a parent or guardian).

“Please be aware of a change to our re-entry policy. In an effort to further ensure fan safety at AT&T Park, ballpark re-entry will not be allowed once the game begins. If you need to exit and re-enter AT&T Park for reasons such as accessing your car, smoking, meeting others or personal needs, you must exit and re-enter before first pitch.”

Finally, Tuesday is $1 hot dog game!!  The promotion is for Giant Dogs ONLY!  They are available at every stand in the ballpark that sells Giant Dogs.  The promotion lasts throughout the game, however, there is no guarantee that they will have inventory later in the game.  So get your $1 Giant Dog early rather than later!

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn in the band/orchestra room at (707) 824-2337

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Attention families of all Analy band and orchestra students:

Introducing a new format for our monthly Analy Band Wagon meeting.  We are featuring “MAESTRO’S NEWS” at the beginning of our monthly meetings. This is an opportunity to hear directly from Maestro Kelly Stewart the latest information about the band and orchestra program. This includes schedules, events, music selections for the ensembles, important information regarding student activities and more about our Fall Festival.

Please join us at 6pm, Thursday September 14, 2017 in the band/orchestra room. Immediately following “Maestro’s News” we will continue on to the regular ABW meeting and all are welcome to attend.

If you were unable to attend the Parent Night in August, please visit our website analybandwagon.org to view our latest videos on Escrip and Benefit Mobile App to make your shopping contribute to our program; and don’t forget the online mall for your internet shopping, just click the icon in the upper right corner to visit it.

Please remember your $100 donation to fund the band program’s needs!

See you there!

All Bands & Orchestra – Giants Game Information

Hello Band and Orchestra Families,

REMINDER:  The performance of the National Anthem at the Giants game is right around the corner, Tuesday, September 19th.  There are seats available on the bus for those students who still want to join us for this event.  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.  Tickets are $25 each (including students).  We will accept cash or check (make check payable to Analy Band).  You may also purchase tickets through PayPal by going to analybandwagon.org.  If you purchase a ticket for your student using Paypal, please send an email to Dawn so we will be able to add him/her to the list of students.

There is a Mandatory after school practice for all those students performing at the Giants game.  Practice is on Monday, September 18th 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.

Many students have not completed and returned their permission slips.  They are due Thursday, September 14th.  You may CLICK HERE to download a copy or your student can pick-up a hard copy from Dawn in the band/orchestra office #2.

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 Dawn at 824-2337 or at coordinator@analybandwagon.org

Thank You!

Symphonic Band (Honor Band) & Concert Band (Inter & Adv Bands)

Hello Band Families,

Friday, September 8, 2017 is the first Pep Band performance of the football season.   The other Pep Band dates are September 22nd, September 29th, and October 13th (Homecoming game).  Remember!  Your student is required to perform at 2 of the 4 games failure to do so will result in a lower grade.

What to Wear:  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.

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 Dawn at 824-2337.

THANK YOU!

All Bands & Orchestra – Disneyland Trip Commitment Letter

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

We are planning a trip to Disneyland on March 23rd – 26th, 2018.  CLICK HERE to view and download the 2017-18 Disneyland Commitment Letter.  Please read the letter carefully and if you have any questions, contact Dawn in the Band/Orchestra office.  Every student is required to complete and return this letter by September 25, 2017, even if your student does not plan on going to Disneyland. The purpose of this letter is to see how many students plan on making the trip (Disneyland requires a minimum of 50 musicians), inform parents of the costs and to make sure students are committed to attend practices prior to the trip.

Please do not inquire about chaperoning at this time.  If we reach the required amount of participants, there will be future emails asking for chaperones and what you have to do in order to become a chaperone.

Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn at 707-824-2337.

Thank You!

All Bands & Orchestra – Giants Game Information

The Analy High School Tiger Band is performing the National Anthem at the Giants game on Tuesday, September 19th.  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 Colorado Rockies.

Tickets:  We have tickets available for purchase through Dawn in the band/orchestra office.  All tickets are $25 (including students).  We accept cash or check (made payable to Analy Band).  Your student can purchase tickets before and after class, at brunch, during lunch and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Analy Open House on Thursday, August 31st.   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 Dawn by Thursday, September 14th.  Your student can pick up a hard copy permission slip from Dawn’s office or CLICK HERE to download a copy.  If you are not planning to have your student ride the bus home, please email Dawn 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 Dawn.

Practice:  There will be one after school mandatory practice with all students performing at the Giants game.  Practice will be on Monday, September 18th 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:    Student’s will be wearing a light heather grey sweatshirt.  We have a light heather grey Analy Music sweatshirt available for purchase in the band/orchestra office for $30 (make check payable to Analy Band).  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).  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 Dawn.

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.  So 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 19th)

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 Dawn to be their buddy.

7:15 It’s GAME TIME!  Your SF Giants vs the Colorado Rockies!

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 Dawn at 824-2337.

THANK YOU!

All Bands & Orchestra -Reminder – Parent Meeting

Hi Bands & Orchestra Families,

Reminder!  The parent meeting tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 23rd in the cafeteria.  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, Disneyland, ABW and much more.

Come early (6:10pm) and enjoy some Dixieland style Traditional Jazz sounds of The Rusty Suspenders.  The Rusty Suspenders is an independent ensemble made up mostly of Analy Jazz Band Students. There will be refreshments available as well.

So come enjoy some music, have some lemonade or ice tea, and get LOTS of important information regarding the instrumental music program.

See you all there!

All Bands & Orchestra – Welcome Back Information

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.  There is a change in the name of two of the ensembles this year.  Intermediate and Advanced Bands have been combined (1st period) and will now be called Concert Band.  Honor Band will now be called Symphonic Band.  Orchestra and Jazz Band will remain the same. Until everyone gets use to the change, the old names will be in parenthesis.

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 Dawn 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 Dawn in the band/orchestra office at 824-2337.

Maestro would like to invite all of you to attend the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd in 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, Disneyland, 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 Tuesday, September 19th.  Tickets are $25 (including students).  You can send check or cash with your student. Make checks payable to Analy Band.  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 Dawn at 824-2337. We are so excited for the 2017-18 school year!

All Bands & Orchestra – ABW Meeting

Hello Families,

Analy Band Wagon first meeting for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, August 10th at 6:00pm in the band/orchestra room.  All are welcome!  So please mark your calendar and let’s make this the best year ever!

All Bands & Orchestra – Emanjii Release Form

Hello Families,

Volunteers (anyone can volunteer) for the Emanjii Temple Teriyaki Bazaar on Sunday, July 9th, please download and complete the release form.  CLICK HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact Denise at hidyrods@att.net or at (707) 228-6066.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!