Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vacation and/or Staycation 2/24/16

The week of 2/22 to 2/26 for some is a vacation and for others  it is a staycation. 
I thought since the weather is not welcoming today I would write a blog of upcoming events.

March 2 (Wednesday) Cabaret Tickets go on sale @ 7:00 p.m.
Every child who is in a performance group and was in school on Thursday (February 18) and Friday (February 19) received a letter with all the details. Ask your student about it!
March 3 (Thursday)  The AHS Jazz Band will be heading down to Hudson Memorial along with our JROTC and Counseling Department to inform the middle school 8th graders about elective course offerings and to talk to them about transitioning to the high school.  We'll be leaving Alvirne around 9:00 a.m. and returning around 11:00 a.m..
 Jazz Band students need to remember to wear their Jazz Band clothes.

March 10 (Thursday)  The "Band Only" informational session for our 2016-2017 incoming freshman  will be held in the music room from 6-8 p.m..  Points of discussion will be the overall band schedule, uniform fittings, band camp, policies, procedures and expectations plus many other fine details including the 2017 band trip to "Main St, USA".

March 12 (Saturday)  The Clark Terry Jazz Festival at UNH. 
The B Naturals and Jazz Band will be leaving Alvirne at 8:30 a.m. and  returning around 4:00 p.m. There will be a separate letter going out to the B's and Jazz Band when we return to school on Monday (Feb. 29).
 March 19 (Saturday) Pasta Palooza from 5-8 p.m.
     On Monday (Feb. 29)  students will be given  5 tickets to be sold for this Spaghetti Dinner that will include - salad, beverages and homemade desserts. The entertaiment for the evening will be  the B Naturals, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Treble Choir, Woodwind Choir and a few individual acts.

Your student is responsible for the 5 tickets that are in his/her envelope. These tickets have been numbered and assigned to them. All tickets must be returned .   in the supplied envelope with your student’s name to the music department  by March 11, 2016  whether or not they are sold.
Due to the high amount of returned checks, Alvirne High School Friends of Music will only accept cash or ONE check written by you, the parent, for all the tickets that your child has sold. We will not accept individual checks.  If your student misplaces  the supplied envelope please make certain that your child’s name is on an envelope with their returns (sold or not sold)  to ensure  the $3.00 credit to their account for each ticket sold.

Tickets will also be sold at the door that evening for the same price of $10.00. No credit will be awarded for tickets sold at the door.  

If you have any questions or need more tickets please contact Karen Atherton at .
Final thoughts about Cabaret from a previous blog

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 25 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 as there is still one more week!

Best wishes to all for the rest of a restful vacation and/or staycation!

Mr. B