Next ABW Meeting – Tues Mar 10

To have time to vote and for a little reprieve after the Pasta Night, the ABW meeting has been rescheduled to next week.

Analy Band Wagon Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 10th
6:30pm in the Band Room

Please join us! Every parent/guardian is a member of the Analy Band Wagon!

We have some retiring board positions that we need to fill and are looking for additional board members to shadow our continuing positions! Help to keep instrumental music excellent at Analy High School!

In April, we will resume at our regular meeting time: the first Tuesday of each month.

And please vote Yes on Measure B! Thank you!

CMEA & Apple Blossom Parade | Mark you calend

Saturday, March 28th – Symphonic Band & Full Orchestra: CMEA (Graded uniform performances). Time Approx 11am – 6:30pm. Need chaperones and two uniform volunteers! More info coming soon!

Saturday, April 18th – Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Drumline: Apple Blossom Parade (Graded uniform performance). Time Approx 7:30am – Noon. Need volunteers! More info coming soon!

Jazz Band | Mon Mar 2 | Special Guest

On Monday, March 2nd we have a special guest, Bobby Rogers, from the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra, for an extra Jazz Band rehearsal 3-4pm in the Band Room. Attendance is optional but highly encouraged. We hope you can arrange it so that your Jazz Band students can attend. Thank you!

Full Orchestra | Mon Mar 2 | Special Guest

All Full Orchestra students – the next rehearsal for ALL Strings, Winds & Percussion is Monday, March 2nd 6-7:30pm in the Band Room. We will have a special guest conductor, Bobby Rogers.

Students are preparing for CMEA (info coming soon) and it is important that ALL students attend. Attendance will be taken. Please email jones@analybandwagon.org ASAP if you student is not able to attend.

Full Orchestra needs time outside of class to prepare for festivals and concerts, therefore, we will be scheduling more Tutorials and possibly another Monday night rehearsal during March to prepare for CMEA. We appreciate your assistance in getting your students to these rehearsals.

Safeway Reminders

The Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform for Sebastopol Safeway’s Re-opening tomorrow (Wed. Feb 26th)!  The Safeway Foundation will present Analy Band Wagon with a generous donation and our band will play Pep Band tunes shortly after 9am.

Band students should be prepared with the following tomorrow:

Lyre – As a reminder, the purchase of lyres (and reeds) is the student’s responsibility.  If your student has lost their lyre since football season, please purchase a lyre from a local music store such as People’s Music or Stanroy Music.

Pep Band Music – Students should remember to bring their pep band music with them.  We will not have time to find music before walking to Safeway.

Black Hoodie – Students should wear their Analy Music, Analy PE hoodie OR Analy Music long sleeve t-shirt.  We only have a limited number and a few sizes left for $30 each ($25 for t-shirts).  The sweatshirts are brand new this year, so we do not have a supply of black sweatshirts to borrow.  As a last resort, students can wear a solid black top or sweatshirt.

Permission Slips – Any student that does not have a permission slip will need to stay on campus and report to the main office.  The link to the permission slips were sent in the previous email HERE.

Symphonic Band students should report to the band room no later than 8am.  We will walk down to Safeway at 8:20am, and expect to return to campus by 10:30am at which time students will return to their 3rd period class.

Questions before 2:30pm today? Email coordinator@analybandwagon.org.

Questions after 2:30pm today?  Have your student contact Janis or Jones via Remind.

Vote Yes on B!

Vote Yes on B!!
Hi band families!

As you may know, the Analy Band Wagon is a staunch supporter of local Measure B which renews a local parcel tax (and increases it a smidge) to fund important programs at Analy and El Molino high school, like… BAND. This funding is very important for the immediate future of the band program. It increases property tax bills for local homeowners only from $4 to $7 a month. And the funds go to support band and other electives at the schools.

The election is on March 3rd, but you may well have an absentee ballot already that you can fill out. Information about the election can be found here: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/General-Voting-Information/.

Please join us in voting Yes on B. Passage requires a 2/3 majority so every yes vote is extra important! And please put the word out to your social media connections that you plan to vote yes.

Michael Ost, President
Analy Band Wagon

Pasta! Music!

Hi ABW families,

Our 2020 Pasta + Music Night is coming up soon, on February 29th. That’s Leap Day so we will have a little froggy theme going! This is a great event for the community, something that pulls us all together and supports the music program as well.

For those new to the event we will have a wonderful pasta meal, provided by the amazing Masons cooking crew. We will have music all evening, provided by our awesome band and orchestra students. And we will have an array of silent auction items for you to bid on, provided by local businesses and all of us!

How can you help, you ask? Well…

  • Tickets: You can help your child sell the four event tickets that they came home with. Maybe invite a grandparent, co-worker or a neighbor. (Due this Friday).  Additional tickets can be purchased on our website through Friday, Feb 28th at http://analybandwagon.org/.
  • Silent Auction: You can donate something to our silent auction or get a donation from a local business for the silent auction. Please reach out to coordinator@analybandwagon.com by Monday, Feb 24th if you have something to share.
  • Classroom Baskets: All Students and families are asked to bring in an item for the classroom silent auction baskets by this Friday.  Jazz = Caffeine and chocolate; Concert = Pets; Orchestra = Movies; Symphonic = Spa.
  • Volunteer: Last but not least, you can sign up to help out on the night of the event. Signups are here: https://signup.com/go/ANsGgfP

Please join us and help make this an exciting first Pasta+Music Night for our new director, Casey Jones!

See you there!

Michael Ost
ABW President

Pasta + Music Night | Feb 29 | Ticket Info

Our Pasta + Music Night is coming soon!

Tickets for the Pasta & Music night went home last week.  Each student has a goal to sell 4 tickets.  Adults are $20, children (age 6-12) are $5, and children 5 and under are free.  Please mark “CHILD” on the child tickets sold.

All monies collected along with any unsold tickets are due back to Janis, no later than Friday, February 21st (next week!).

Please check with your student about the tickets as it is important that we reach our sales goal and that no tickets are lost.  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 http://www.analybandwagon.org/.

Pep Band | Safeway Foundation | Feb 26th

Our Pep Band (Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Drumline) have been asked to perform for the Sebastopol Safeway’s Grand Re-opening on Wednesday, February 26th at 9am.

As part of the celebration, the Sebastopol Safeway Store Manager, Heath Abreu, has selected two Analy High School booster groups to receive grants from the Safeway Foundation: Sebastopol FFA and Analy Band Wagon!  We are honored to be selected and to be part of this event!

Permission Slips:  Parents, please sign and complete both sides.  Your students will need to have either their 1st or 3rd period teacher sign the back side.  Due by Friday, February 21st.

Wear: Students will wear their Analy Music Black hoodie or long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans with no rips.  Please help your student locate their hoodie.  They can also wear any black Analy hoodie.

Chaperones: We need a couple parent volunteers to help coordinate, take photos/videos and possibly hold a banner.

Here is the timeline:

7:35am – Arrive to school in blue jeans and black Analy Music hoodie

8:00am – Symphonic Band will leave their first period and join Concert Band in the Band Room

8:25am – Start walking to Safeway

8:45am – All have arrived at Safeway

9:00am – Ceremony begins, and large-scale check is presented to Analy Band Wagon

9:15am – Ribbon cutting and AHS Pep Band to start playing immediately

9:45am – Walk back to AHS

10:15am – Concert Band returns to 3rd period

Please let Janis know if you can volunteer or if you have any questions.  coordinator@analybandwagon.org or (707) 824-2337.

***Pasta Night Silent Auction*** – Action Nee

Hi Parents,

We are getting closer to our annual pasta feed on February 29th at 5:30 PM. The Analy Band Wagon puts on a silent auction at the pasta feed and we are organizing our silent auction items. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please let me or Amy know.

We are doing the classroom silent auction baskets again this year. ABW is asking every band family to donate an item for us to put in a gift basket to auction off. Each class will have a theme for you to donate an item for the basket.

We will need all items by Feb 21st and the items can be dropped off in the band room with Janis or Mr. Jones. Below are our themes for each ensemble:

  • Concert band – Pet basket (examples: items for pets or animal themed items)
  • Symphonic band – Spa basket
  • Orchestra – Movie basket
  • Jazz Band – Caffeine/Chocolate/Books basket

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Nicole Hardesty
ABW Vice President