Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Those Autumn Leaves - School Daze 9/30/14

Autumn and October have now taken over.
October is a very busy month for the Alvirne High School Music Program especially the marching component.
October 9 - Parent Conferences - Have you signed up to speak with Mr. B about "how wonderful" your child is :-) ?

October 10 - AHS v. Nashua south, report time is 5:30 p.m. This will be a great warm up for the Salem Band Show on October 11.


The following is a schedule of events for the day regarding the Salem Band Show. This is a change from the original schedule as there have been some conflicts with facility usage. Formal pictures will need to be rescheduled at a later time.  If the event is cancelled because of inclement weather (this has only happened once) we will be notified by noontime.


NOON                                                  BAND/COLORGUARD MEET IN THE MUSIC ROOM

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.                        FIELD REHEARSAL (FINE TUNING)

2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.                        CLEAN UP AND PACK EQUIPMENT

3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                        LUNCHEON & RELAXATION
(Sponsored by FOM)

4:00 p.m.– 4:20 p.m.                        Band gets dressed in uniforms
Uniform inspection & Load Percussion & Large Instruments in trucks

4:30 p.m.                                    ROLL CALL & BOARD THE BUSES for Salem

DESTINATION                         Salem High School - Grant Field

7:35 p.m.                                    Alvirne Bronco Marching Band & Colorguard Performance

A Salem High School student will be assigned to our band/colorguard to ensure that we can find our seats, the warm-up area, etc. Following our performance, we will pass in review.

The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students. Chaperones and staff are free!
The Salem Band Parent Association will have a concession stand - bring money :-)
To close out the evening, participation awards will be presented to the Drum Majors.

All students will be coming back to AHS on the busses.  E T A 11:00 p.m.

Final Reminder: This is a scheduled non-district event.  THIS will be included as a performance grade- besides this is a GREAT time for everyone and a chance for us to “strut our stuff” along with many other high school marching units.
Please tell all your family and friends to come and support our endeavors!
If you have any questions or concerns please call me at 886-1265 or email gbastien@sau81.org

if you are interested in ordering the Salem High School invitational Band Show Video please select and cut and paste the form below. I will also have forms available for you at parent conferences.
OCTOBER 11,  2014

NAME ______________________________________________________
ADDRESS  _________________________________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP  ___________________________________________
HIGH SCHOOL____________________________________________________

DVD (2 disc set) ______ @$20.00each

Please make check or money order payable to: SHS Parents Music Club
and mail along with this form to:                   SHS Parents Music Club
         POBox 141
                                                                               Salem, NH 03079
Keep bottom part for your records_____________________________________________________
OCTOBER 11, 2014
Order:                                                                                                            Paid by:
DVD (2 Disc Set) _____ @ $20.00 each                                     Check#_________
                                                                                                            Money Order ________
Any questions, please contact Marty Claussen @ 603-893-7069 ext 5144
Please allow TIME to complete this wonderful video filmed and edited by SHS Video Production students.
Date sent

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 our 8th grade band from Hudson Memorial will be coming to the final Wednesday Night Rehearsal to experience the legacy of  the Alvirne High School Marching Band and Colorguard. 

Friday, October 17, 2014  The Londonderry Lancer Marching Band (275 strong) will be coming to perform at the half time show Alvirne v Londonderry. This is going to be an EPIC evening as we will be hosting Londonderry and the HMS 8th graders. YEP, we will have approximately 500 band students involved that evening. I will have a few surprises as well.

There is more to write but I am going to hold off. Future blogs (like next week) will focus on the following. 

A Jazz Band performance at the Clarion Hotel in Nashua - Everyone is invited! The NHMEA Jazz All State Auditions, the AHS-FOM Craft Fair, the Woburn Parade (lots of info) and Senior Night - that's right , Senior parents this is the final performance of your child at a football game.  Great Memories, bring those cameras!

Well, its time to say good night. 
Please come back often to read "Mr. B's Blog" - life as an Alvirne High School Musician.

One final note (no pun intended). I met with Chris Landry from CSL Tours, the NYC trip is taking shape. October 20, 2014, I will be presenting to the school board for approval. Get those check books ready as you tune in to the local access TV station and find out the details. 


Mr. B