Sunday, February 14, 2016

School Daze Week of 2/15/16

Brrrrrr...... from Mr. B

It has been quite a while since I have written my "Stream of Consciouosness"

That being said I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! and the hope that everyone who has lost power will have it returned quickly.

Last Friday evening (Feb. 12) the Alvirne High School Jazz Band, B Naturals along with the Hudson Memorial Jazz Band performed at the Souhegan Night of Jazz II at Souhegan HS. All 3 performance groups did an outstanding job. I would like to publicly thank Mr. Gallagan (AHS Choir Director) and Mr. Scagnelli (HMS Jazz Band Director) for preparing their students to perform at this event and showcasing the talent of so many young student instrumentalists and vocalists. Hudson was well represented in the audience - Thank you to all of our supportive parents!

As we start winding down the month of February I would like to remind Jazz, Symphonic and Concert Band students that practice logs and various assignments are due on a weekly basis. Parents I need your help to remind your student musicians to take  at least 15 minutes a day and PRACTICE.

Audition materials for the  2016-2017 Jazz Band and Symphonic Band will be posted and prepared this week. When we return to school after the February break, I will begin the audition process.


This year's theme "Hollywood Then and Now" gives  your students plenty to work with when it comes to  deciding  on a costume for the performances  the weekend of April 2 & 3, 2016.   Please encourage your students to do a little research and make this event better then ever!

Cabaret AD sales need to be in to my office as soon as they are sold. March 4 is  the deadline.  We only have about 16 ADS for our Cabaret AD book please don't wait until  the last minute.  
All the information along with AD Sales forms can be found outside the music office. This information was handed out to your student when they returned from the Holiday break.
 If your student is returning to band next year this is a great way to help defray the cost of travel. Next year - we are talking "Main St. USA". 
Remember your student will receive 60%,  of the AD Sales. As an example, if your child sells a full page AD for $120.00 that is $72.00 in their trip scholarship account. 
1/2 page ADS are selling for $60.00, Business Cards are $30.00 and the  one liners  make the AD book a lot of fun.  Let's get out and SELL, SELL, SELL!

Cabaret ticket sales this year will be done "online".     Information will be coming your way sometime this week through the website, Alvirne High School Friends of Music Facebook, the portal and by the "old fashion" way - an informational flyer. 

The FOM E Board will have it's monthly meeting on February 16.  The minutes  are posted online please take a moment to read.

It's time to wrap up this blog and wish everyone once again a warm Valentine's Day!

Mr. B