Full Orchestra – cancelled tonight

Full Orchestra rehearsal has been cancelled for tonight, Mon Dec 9th so that Mr. Jones can rest up and feel better. Students should practice at home tonight.

ALL Full Orchestra (Strings, Winds & Percussion) should attend BOTH Tutorials this week: Tues. 12/10 & Thurs 12/12 7:35am-8:05am.

If your student cannot attend the tutorials, please let Mr. Jones know: jones@analybandwagon.org.

Thank you!

Mattress Fundraiser – TODAY ONLY

Saturday, December 7th
10am – 5pm in the AHS Cafeteria

We know it’s going to be raining, but please encourage those you’ve talked to about the mattress fundraiser to brave the weather and come on out! It’s ONE DAY ONLY!

There will be great deals on mattresses and accessories! And I just saw a fantastic massage chair that everyone can test out! And the best part is of course the money that will be raised for the Analy HS Band and Orchestra Program to support our wonderful students!

Students: there are plenty of mattress costumes and signs to hold. There will even be a canopy to protect you from the rain! The more the merrier!

Please help us make this a successful fundraiser!

PS – Did you hear the Jazz Combo play on KSRO yesterday afternoon to promote the mattress fundraiser? They did a fantastic job!

All Parents – Winter Concert Info

Hello Bands & Orchestra Families,

You are cordially invited to attend the Analy Bands and Orchestra Winter Concert 2019!  We can’t wait for you to see the progress that all the students have made this year!

The Concert is next week, Friday, December 13th at 6:30pm in the Analy Auditorium.  Adults are $7, Students & Senior Citizens are $5 and children under 5 are free. The concerts are an important fundraiser for the Band and Orchestra program, so please invite all your family and friends!

We need parent volunteers to help with ticket sales, door monitors, and snack tables.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Janis at coordinator@analybandwagon.org or call 824-2337.

Also, families with the last names that start with A-M, we ask you to bring 2 dozen treats the night of the concert.  Treats can be dropped off at the downstairs snack table (by the administration offices) prior to the concert.

Band & Orchestra students will wear their Concert Attire:

Concert Band: ALL black closed-toed shoes, ALL black socks (calf length), black tuxedo pants, white tuxedo shirt (make sure it is ironed), royal blue cummerbund, royal blue bow tie, 3 shirt studs and 2 cuff links.

For Symphonic Band and Orchestra students concert attire includes a black tuxedo jacket and/or black dress with black tights and closed-toe black shoes.

Please have your student check NOW to make sure they have all the pieces of their concert attire and that they fit properly.  If your student has a uniform piece that does not fit, please dry clean it before returning and a new piece will be issued.  Please DO NOT wait until the night of the concert to replace missing or
ill-fitting parts of your student’s uniform.

Call time for Concert Band and Full Orchestra, is 5:30pmSymphonic and Jazz Bands should arrive no later than 6:15pm.  Symphonic and Jazz should go straight to the theater and be seated in the designated section.

It is expected that all band and orchestra students will stay for the entire concert to support their peers and build camaraderie.  Please plan accordingly to enable your student to be here from beginning to end.  Your student should let Mr. Jones know immediately if they cannot stay for the entire concert.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janis in the band/orchestra office.

Thank You!!

Jazz Band Combo – Tree Lighting Ceremony

Don’t miss our Analy High School Jazz Band Combo performing at the Downtown Sebastopol Tree Lighting Ceremony!

This Thursday, December 5th

Hope to see you there!

Mattress Fundraiser – THIS WEEKEND!

To all Band and Orchestra families and friends,

Our Mattress Fundraiser is this weekend!  So excited to see all your hard work come to fruition!  This fundraiser is VERY IMPORTANT to the Band and Orchestra!

Keep up the efforts over the coming days!

  • Keep talking to everyone you know!
  • If you’ve already spoken with someone who’s expressed an interest, please take a few moments and send them a gentle reminder!  We’re all very busy and a reminder is very helpful and appreciated!
  • All Band and Orchestra students are needed at school the day of the event.  They’ve either been assigned a timeframe or have signed up for one.  Please check with them and help make sure they’re at school as scheduled to help make this event a success! 

If you yourself are in the market for a new mattress, adjustable frame, sheets, or pillows, come check things out on Saturday, December 7th.  All purchases support our program!

Thanks for all your help!

Casey Jones


Don’t forget – Pie Pick up tomorrow!

Monday, November 25th 5-7pm ONLY!
AHS Cafeteria

Thank you!

Mattress Fundraiser – Let’s get the word out!

Hello Band and Orchestra families!

There are still a lot of mattress sale fundraiser materials available in the band room! Please come by today after school to pick up yard signs, posters, and referral flyers.

In addition to putting signs out in your own yard, there are lot of places around town that could use a mattress sign! Please take a moment to ask a business or property owner if you can put a sign out.

Could you put up a poster in a break room at work? Talk about the mattress sale while visiting with family over the Thanksgiving break?

We are asking both the students and the parents/families to spread the word about the Mattress Sale!

Saturday, December 7th – 10am-5pm, AHS Cafeteria

Let’s all chip in to make this fundraiser successful!

Pie Pick Up Nov 25 5-7pm

Thank you to everyone who ordered pies!  We sold over 75% more pies than last year!

Don’t forget to pick up your pies on Monday, November 25th –ONLY– 5-7pm.

The pies will be located in the Cafeteria for pick up.
Please drive in through the student lot (Eddie Lane) since the front of the school will be closed off that day.
Please park by the big blue recycle bins near the cafeteria.

Any pies left after 7pm will be donated – sorry!

The class totals for pie sales were very close!  Concert Band started off taking the lead, then on the last day Orchestra and Symphonic Band were TIED!  At the very last second, we had an online order that brought Symphonic Band for the WIN!!  They will celebrate in class this Friday!

Please contact Janis, Program Coordinator, if you have any questions coordinator@analybandwagon.org.

Mattress Sale Fundraiser – Dec 7, 2019

To all Band and Orchestra Families and Friends!

Our next fundraiser is less than two weeks away!  Thank you to everyone who came to our Mattress Information meeting last week!

Mattress Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, December 7th – 10am – 5pm
Analy High School Cafeteria

We know a Mattress Fundraiser sounds a little crazy, but this event has been hugely successful all across the country!  This is very important, and we need everyone to help us promote this event! The success of this relies entirely on us getting the word out about it!

Please do the following things. It will only take a few minutes of your time:

1. Text a copy of the flyer to all your friends and family with the following message:

“The Band and Orchestra needs your help! Our 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser is on Saturday, December 7th. Great beds, better prices. If you need a mattress, call me and I will explain the details.”

2. Please JOIN our Facebook event, click “GOING”, then INVITE all of your friends & Share on your newsfeed and any community pages you are part of!!!! bit.ly/beds4analy2019  Repost it on your newsfeed often so that you make sure others actually see it!

3. Share the attached flyer via email / social media. Make one simple statement “If there’s a mattress in your home that you need to replace PLEASE ask me about our great opportunity to buy a new, name brand mattress, save money, and support Analy Music students!”

4. Check out this YouTube video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus.  Also check out the Info Sheet HERE.

5. Place the yard signs in your yard or ask a local business in town.  Come to the band room before or after-school to get supplies.  We also have posters that can be hung at your work or other local businesses!

That’s it for right now! We really appreciate your help in making this a great year for all our students!

Thank you,

Casey Jones

Full Orchestra Rehearsals

Full Orchestra rehearsals will resume after Thanksgiving Break in preparation for the Winter Concert (Friday Dec 13th) as follows:

Mon Dec 2 6-7:30pm – Full Ensemble
Tue Dec 3 Tutorial – Winds Only
Thu Dec 5 Tutorial – Strings (if needed)

Mon Dec 9 6-7:30pm – Full Ensemble
Tue Dec 10 Tutorial – Winds & Percussion
Thu Dec 12 Tutorial – Full Ensemble: Light Cavalry run thru