Tuesday, May 3, 2011

End of The Year Communication from Mr. B

May 3, 2011
Dear Parents, Band and Colorguard Students,

We are only a few weeks away from completing the 2010-2011 School Year, and plans are already being made for the upcoming year of the Alvirne High School Music Department. I have included an end of the year band performance schedule (subject to change) to keep everyone organized (especially me).


May 13, 2011 (6:30 p.m.) Derryfield CC Manchester - B Nats, Jazz Combo, & Woodwind Choir Performs

May 18, 2011 (4-7 p.m.) Hudson Chamber Event - B Nats, Jazz Band & Woodwind Choir perform at

May 20, 2011 (Field Trip) Laconia Jazz Festival - Jazz Band performance & clinic.
Jazz Band will leave AHS by 5:30 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m.

May 24, 2011 (6-7:30 p.m.) TRI M Petting Zoo (TRI M members only)

May 26, 2011 (7:00 p.m.) Elias Brody Memorial Spring Concert – AHS Gymatorium
Final band/chorus concert of the year, graduating seniors are honored.
Flowers and Tissues are allowed!

May 30, 2011 Memorial Day parade. This is a graded performance event.
Students who do not attend will have 3 days to make up the performance.
Report Time - 12:30 p.m. (AHS) Step off 2:00 p.m. (Hannaford Plaza)
FYI – The Memorial Day parade should be over by 3:30 p.m.

June 2, 2011 (7:00 p.m.) Final FOM Meeting & Election of Officers

June 4, 2011 (11-3:00 p.m.) ICS Sanctioned State Chili Championship sponsored by FOM
Jazz Band performs TBA. More information on the ahsmusic.org website

June 4, 2011 (3:30 -8 p.m.) Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony (Radisson, Manchester)

June 7, 2011 (6:00 p.m.) 9th Annual Instrumental Awards Night
See additional insert

June 15 (6-8 p.m.) Band Rehearsal
(Read through & distribute marching music & CD)

June 18, 2011 Graduation!
Leave for the Verizon at 8:00 a.m. Graduation is at 10: 00 a.m.
We will be returning by 12:45 p.m.

June 22 (6-8 p.m. Band Rehearsal (Flip Folder & Marching Music)

June 29 ((6-8 p.m.) Band Rehearsal (optional)

June 30, 2010 (6-8p.m.) Marching Show Read Through and Music Distribution.

Whew! I think that is it!
Mr. Bastien

The most sought after question and answer – WHEN IS BAND CAMP?
Answer: August 15-19, 2011