Pasta & Music Night – The Show Must Go On!

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to our students and families who have been affected by the flooding!   We hope everyone is safe during this time! 

After much consideration, there has been too much invested with all the pre-planning and work that has gone into preparing for the Pasta & Music Night, so it has been decided that the show must go on!

The Analy Band Wagon Pasta & Music Night will still take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Masonic Lodge: 373 N Main Street in Sebastopol. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

For those on the set-up crew, please meet us at the Masonic Lodge at 10am on Saturday morning.

For the student performers, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled performance time.  We will contact the students directly through the Remind App, parents please ask your students to confirm – Thanks!

The performance schedule is:

5:45pm: Leif Ashmore-Dering & Drake Bolt
6:00pm: Allie Richmond
6:15pm: Kendall Snyder & Josie Bernardi
6:30pm: Memo Correa
6:45pm: Sol Wright
7:00pm: Emily Lewis
7:15pm: India Wade
7:30pm: Ren Zoshi
8:00pm: Garrett Mendivil, Luca Maniscalco & Carol López

We could also use a few more students to help with serving the tables from 5-9pm, and to stay and clean up from 8pm until finished. Please contact Janis through the Remind App or (650) 464-1220 ASAP if you can volunteer.  Remember: students get absence and tardy make up credit for volunteering on Saturday.

Thank you again to all the families who donated items for the silent and live auctions.  We have some great stuff to bid on in a variety of price ranges!  Wine, Art, Wisdom Teeth Extraction, Kayaking and lunch in Bodega Bay, Sonoma Canopy Tours, handmade accessories, Facial, Acupuncture, Fun Classroom Themed Baskets, and so much more!

We are so looking forward to seeing all the talented performers on Saturday night!

All Brass Players – Instrument Maint – Thurs Mar 7th 2:30pm

All Brass players must come to a Mandatory Brass Maintenance Session!

Thursday, March 7th @ 2:30pm in the Band Room

In order to avoid costly repairs and keep your instruments working properly, regular maintenance is needed!

Questions?  Please contact Maestro or Janis (707) 824-2337 or

Karaoke Night – Fri Mar 8th

All band, orchestra, and instrumental music students are invited to come and enjoy a karaoke night in the band room.

Friday, March 8th 6-9pm in the Band Room

We will have pizza, ice cream and drinks available.

We need a couple parent volunteers to help at Karaoke night.  Janis cannot make it to this event – so we need parents to pick up pizza, set up, scoop ice cream, clean up, etc.  Please contact Janis or Maestro asap.

(707) 824-2337 or


Alliance Redwoods Trip – Due Friday

Analy Band and Orchestra 2019 Spring Break Overnight
Alliance Redwoods and Sonoma Canopy Tours
March 17 & 18, 2019

Dear Band/Orchestra Parents and Guardians,

Today your students received a package of forms to sign up for the Alliance Redwoods/Sonoma Canopy Tours Overnight trip.  We have a very short turn around time to get a final commitment of how many students will be attending.

Please understand that this trip is completely optional and please read this information carefully.

We need all Band & Orchestra students to turn in the completed and signed forms by Thursday, February 28th (for Concert Band & Orchestra/ Instrumental Music) or Friday, March 1st (for Jazz and Symphonic Bands.)  This is a graded assignment worth 10 points.

  • If your student is NOT going on this trip, please check “No” on the bottom of the front page (pink or yellow).  We need BOTH parent and student signatures and return to class by Friday.
  • If your student WILL attend the trip, please go through the package of forms with them.  Both parents and students need to sign in ALL the appropriate places and return the entire package to class by Friday.
  • If your student would like to take the optional 2-hour Sonoma Canopy Tours zipline:  the Sonoma Canopy Tours Agreement AND the payment of $40 (cash or check made payable to “Analy Band Wagon”) must be returned no later than Friday, March 1st to secure a reservation.  We cannot accept payments after Friday, March 1st – no exceptions.  NO REFUNDS for the Sonoma Canopy Tours will be allowed.

Please be sure to look over the documents carefully and sign in all the appropriate places.

A packing list, specific arrival and departure times, and a liability and code of conduct contract will be coming soon.

Questions?  Please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator: (707) 824-2337 or

Pasta & Music Ticket Sales Due Monday

Hello Band and Orchestra Families,

Just a reminder that all Pasta & Music Night ticket sales are due on Monday, February 25, 2019. All money collected and unsold tickets need to be turned in to Janis in the band room.

Please encourage your students to get out there and sell the rest of the tickets this weekend – thanks!

To purchase additional tickets, please visit our Analy Band Wagon website:

If you have any questions, please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator: (707) 824-2337 or

Thank you to all of our students and families who have contributed to our classroom baskets and silent auction items!!! We really appreciate all of your help!

Pasta & Music Due Dates

Thank you to the students and families who have already brought in their Classroom Basket, Silent Auction Items and Ticket Sales!  And thank you to those who have signed up to volunteer on the day of the event! 

Here are some reminders for the due dates:

Classroom Basket items are due Wednesday (TOMORROW) and Thursday, February 20th & 21st.  If you cannot make this deadline, please contact Janis ASAP.  The ABW is meeting this Friday to put the baskets together.  No refrigerated items please.

Classroom Themes:

Concert: Movies

Symphonic: Caffeine and Chocolate

Orchestra/Instrumental: Artist

Jazz Band: Spa

We encourage students and families to ask local businesses for donations or a discount for the Classroom Basket items before purchasing any items.  ABW (Analy Band Wagon) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, and our tax ID number is 68-0342897.  The ABW would also be happy to send a thank you letter to each business that donates to the Pasta & Music night. 

Silent Auction Items:

Do you, your family or friends own or work at a business that could donate any goods or services for the Silent Auction?  We would gladly accept items – please contact Janis.

Pasta & Music tickets

All monies collected along with any unsold tickets are due back to Janis, no later than next Monday, February 25, 2019.  Please check with your student about the tickets.  All checks can be made out to “Analy Band Wagon.”  If you need more tickets, please contact Janis, or purchase them online at

We still need Volunteers!

Please sign up!  These are all short, easy shifts.  We promise you can see your student perform.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator: or (707) 824-2337.

Tickets, Classroom Baskets & Volunteering for Pasta & Music

Once upon a time, one of Analy Band Wagon’s (ABW) major sources of revenue was eScrip funds from Safeway.  ABW used to collect thousands of dollars per year just from people buying their groceries.  It has been several years since Safeway stopped making contributions through eScrip and ABW has had to come up with different, inventive ways to fundraise.  The Pasta & Music Night is one way to help bridge the gap in funding.

We hope that you will all support ABW’s Pasta & Music night by purchasing tickets, selling them to your family and friends, bidding on Silent and Live Auction items, and volunteering at the event.  For more information about Pasta & Music Night, please see the coordinator’s blog for the previous post.

Tickets for the Pasta & Music night went home last week.  Each student has a goal to sell 3 adult tickets at $20 each and 1 child ticket at $5 each.  All monies collected along with any unsold tickets are due back to Janis, no later than Monday, February 25, 2019 (in less than two weeks).  Please check with your student about the tickets.  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

In addition to ticket sales, we are asking all students to contribute toward a Classroom Basket, which will be auctioned off at the Pasta & Music night.  We encourage the students to ask local businesses for donations to the classroom baskets before purchasing items.  Each class has a theme as follows:

Concert Band 2nd Period: Movies (Blu-ray or DVD movies, movie theater tickets, air popcorn popper, blankets/snuggies, pop corn bowl, pop corn toppings, movie theater candy, etc.)

Orchestra & Instrumental Music 4th Period: Artist (art supplies including specialty paper, paint/brushes, colored pencils, markers, canvases, small original works of art, etc.)

Symphonic Band 3rd Period: Caffeine and Chocolate (Coffee, Tea, Yerba Mate, Chocolate, French Press, Coffee or Tea mugs, Tea towels, etc.)

Jazz Band Zero Period: Spa (Massage, Facial or Nail gift certificates, soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, spa hair wrap, eye mask, etc.)

All items for the Classroom Baskets must be turned in by Wednesday or Thursday, February 20th or 21st (next week) in order to have time to assemble them before the Pasta & Music night.  No perishable items please.

We need volunteers for set up, clean up, and staffing a couple tables at Pasta & Music Night.  These are all short, easy shifts, plus you can sign up to bring in items for the Classroom Baskets.  Please use the link to sign up to volunteer!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator: or (707) 824-2337.

Full Orchestra-No Practice on Feb 11 or Feb 18th

There will be no Full Orchestra practice on the next two Mondays: Feb 11th or Feb 18th.
Those are both school holidays.
Enjoy the back to back three day weekends!

Full Orchestra (Wind & Perc Only) – TONIGHT Feb 4

Hello Full Orchestra Families,
Orchestra practice is TONIGHT, February 4th, 6-7:30pm in the Band Room.
Wind & Percussion ONLY (no Strings) for this week’s practice.
Thank you!

Percussion Only – Drumline Performance

Drumline will be playing prior to the AHS Incoming 9th Grader Information Night

THIS WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2019

Call Time: 5:00pm in the Band Room

Performance: ~5:30-6:00 in the Analy Theater

Parents: Pick up in the Band Room 6-6:15pm