Sunday, October 25, 2009

School Daze 10/25/09

Can you believe it?!? Christmas is in 2 months. Well, I'm not here to write about 2 months from now but I want to write about NOW or should I say this past weekend.
Yes, this past weekend was pretty busy. Friday night, the AHS Band and Colorguard hosted the 7 th & 8th grade band students of Hudson Memorial. On Wednesday evening (10/23/09) these students came to AHS for a marching band and colorguard rehearsal. We worked on FUNdamentas as well as rehearsing "The Hey Song" and "Fight Song"

Friday night, was the culmination of a lot of hard work done by both AHS and HMS. If you look at the pictures there was well over 200 students on the track. The HMS students, from what I heard had a GREAT time. Now, the AHS band and colorguard played very well BUT the focus and discipline of the show was lost that evening. Don't worry, Mr. B infomed the band and colorguard AFTER the show that there was plenty of room for improvement. That was last week - and now it's tme to move on. Our next game is November 6, AHS v. Timberlane, I know that our students will be up for a quality show as this is the traditional Senior Night.

Speaking of Senior Night

I am requesting that all parents of senior band/colorguard members meet on the track (where the band performs) by 6:20 p.m. as introductions of senior band members and parents will begin at 6:30 p.m. If there should be a time change your senior will be notified. I have snail mailed a letter and information sheet. You can also find this informaton on the website for those of you who are totally into being GREEN. Please make certain that I receive this information by November 2, 2009.

Saturday morning - 16 band and choral students headed for Nashua South for the NHMEA Jazz All State auditions. Students have been preparing since the summer to audition for this All State. Best wishes to the following students for going above and beyond the school day. Chase Clark,guitar -Anthony Condo,Trombone - Britany Decker Piano and Alto Voice - Peter Dubois,Bass Voice - Jake Galloway,Trumpet -Kyle Grugan, Electric and Acoustic Bass -Katie Koumarianos, Tenor Sax - Nick Kraemer, Trap Set -Lauren Lecraw, Alto Sax - Devan Lyman, Soprano Voice - Eric Mealey, Tenor Voice - Samantha Migneault, Soprano Voice -Taylor Morin, Alto Voice - Nathan Morse, Bass Voice - Cindy Richard, Alto Voice and Matt Sidilau, Trombone.
These students truly take pride in learning and their music education.

Ok, it's time to sign off and check on the Smart Music assignments.
Come back soon and often to our website as we are always making changes and updates.

Regards,
Mr. B