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Soup Dinner coming up!

posted Dec 2, 2017, 6:52 AM by Ross Hecht

To the AHS Band Community,

On Thursday, Dec. 7th, we will be hosting our next big fundraising event: The Sip Soup Dinner and Take Out! 
 This fundraiser takes place before the Winter Symphonic Band Concert.   The Sip Soup Fundraiser has been a successful community event for several years and it is one of our most profitable events.

 There are two parts to this fundraiser:
*Sit-Down Soup Dinner - prior to the symphonic band performance, families and friends can enjoy a buffet of soups and desserts in the AHS Cafeteria. These soups are all donated and homemade by our band parents...we would love for you to prepare and share your favorite soup recipe!

*Take-out Soup Sale - on the afternoon prior to the Symphonic Band performance we invite members of the community to purchase take out containers of soup which are donated by local restaurants.  Many of the  teachers also look forward to this sale and are sure to purchase their favorite soups before they leave for the day! 

 Keep an eye out soon for flyers with more details of this event....
  
However, to make this year's Sip Soup Dinner & Take Out a success WE NEED YOUR HELP! Follow the link at the bottom of this email and sign up to donate soup or dessert, request soup donation from a local restaurant, and/or volunteer some of your time at the event.   

If you have any questions about helping with the SIP SOUP EVENT please email:
Kathleen Urban   urban7@optonline.net    (for Take-Out Event)
Sue Bernieri         suujoo@aol.com          (for Sit Down Dinner)  


Thank you for your continued support of our kids and the AHS Band Program!! 

Play off game, Pies, and Spiritwear

posted Nov 9, 2017, 7:29 AM by Ross Hecht

It's going to be a cold one! 

A reminder, 3pm report for the game. Do not arrive any earlier than 3 - no need for the 15 minute rule. Just arrive at 3pm. Game is at 5 - we should be done by 7:30pm. 

LAYER LAYER AND LAYER. It will be cold - be sure to wear layers and bring hats and hand warmers! You will be able to wear a jacket over your uniform if you want. 

Also two big reminders:
  1. PIE ORDERS are DUE this Monday! They are delicious. I know it's a non-trip year but it is an easy way to build money for your account next year. $4 go back to YOU for every pie sold. Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/site/atownredbirdband/band-parents/events/pies
  2. If you ordered spirit-wear on this second round - please bring any money you owe in to me tomorrow. Checks to RBPA or cash. 

Schedule, Week of 10/30

posted Oct 29, 2017, 8:54 AM by Ross Hecht   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

Schedule

Halloween/Homecoming


Monday, October 30

4:20pm - Leadership Meeting

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal


Tuesday, October 31

11:45am - Dismissal from school - All students must leave AHS. Students can return starting at 2:30p.

2:30p - Halloween Potluck! 

3:25p - Skits

4:30 - Change/Prepare for Parade

5:15p - Walk to Main St. for parade (Pit will set up at elementary school during this time and then join the band for parade 

6:00p - Parade  - We parade in costumes! Be sure to dress up!

6:15p - Performance in front of elementary school (we perform our show at standstill - come join!)

6:45p - Dismissal from band room (estimate!)

 

**We still need Food Donations, please go to the band parent website to sign up. We need pasta dishes, etc. This is a great event for the band – please click here to sign up



Wednesday, November 1

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - Guard Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, November 2

2:30-4:15 – Wind Sectional


Friday, November 3, Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade, SENIOR NIGHT, Homecoming Football Game

1:30pm: Pep Rally Performance in School (please wear SHOW SHIRT; AHS students only)

2:05pm: Arrive in band room and change into full uniform for Parade

2:30pm: Depart AHS for Homecoming Parade in full uniform 

4:00pm: Homecoming Parade through Main St., Allentown.

4:30 - Eat and put on uniforms/prepare for game (BRING A QUICK BAGGED DINNER)

5:05pm - Line-up to march to field (and senior parents assemble near scoreboard for senior recognition)

5:20pm: Senior Recognition Ceremony  (senior parents, please see my email to you regarding names)

5:45ish - National Anthem,

6:00pm - Kick-off

Half-time - Performance

3rd Quarter - Band Break; members can eat (Baked goods and water provided by band parents)

Dismissal - After Game Ends; dismissed from band room, usually 

8:30pm - Dismissal Estimate 


Saturday, November 4

10:00am-1:00pm - Rehearsal 


Sunday, November 5 NATIONALS USBANDS CHAMPIONSHIP

What we currently know:

Competition is in Allentown, PA

Rehearsal: We will rehearse on Sunday Morning before departing

Performance: Somewhere in the slot of 3:30pm-7:45pm. 

Awards: 8:15pm

ETA at AHS11:00pm (students MUST go to to school on Monday)

SATURDAY STATES SCHEDULE 10/28 EARLY MORNING

posted Oct 26, 2017, 5:18 AM by Ross Hecht

REMINDER: We are selling tickets! Skip the line and support the band at the same time. We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA). 



Saturday, October 28 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

6:00AM  - REPORT to AHS 

6:55AM  - Depart AHS for Rutgers

7:40AM  - Arrive 

8:00AM - Begin Warm Ups

9:15AM - Warm ups STOP

9:20AM - Walking to GATE 

9:52AM - Performance at High Point Solutions Stadium

11:20AM - Awards

1:00PM - ETA AHS


We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA). 


Competition Information:

(Parents: Please make sure you are signed up for the Remind Text Message system to receive the most updated arrival times back at Allentown High School on Competition Nights. Text @Redbird123 to the following #: 81010

 

Address

High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers)

1 Scarlet Knight Way 
Piscataway NJ 08902


 

Website 

https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1659

 

Tickets

$28 each. Buy through the band! 

We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA)

Schedule, Week of Oct 23

posted Oct 23, 2017, 5:33 AM by Ross Hecht


Monday, October 23

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal


Wednesday, October 25

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - Guard Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, October 26

2:30-4:15 – Wind Sectional


Friday, October 27

No Band - No Rehearsal


Saturday, October 28 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

TBA

What we know at this point: We will most likely perform on Saturday, 10/28 sometime between 8am-12pm. 


We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA). 


Competition Information:

(Parents: Please make sure you are signed up for the Remind Text Message system to receive the most updated arrival times back at Allentown High School on Competition Nights. Text @Redbird123 to the following #: 81010

 

Address

High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers)

1 Scarlet Knight Way 
Piscataway NJ 08902


 

Website 

https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1659

 

Tickets

$28 each. Buy through the band! 

We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA)


Schedule, Oct 23

posted Oct 23, 2017, 5:32 AM by Ross Hecht

State Championship Week! Our first big stadium show at High Point Solutions Stadium/Rutgers. 


Monday, October 23

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal


Wednesday, October 25

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - Guard Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, October 26

2:30-4:15 – Wind Sectional


Friday, October 27

No Band - No Rehearsal


Saturday, October 28 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

TBA

What we know at this point: We will most likely perform on Saturday, 10/28 sometime between 8am-12pm. 


We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA). 


Competition Information:

(Parents: Please make sure you are signed up for the Remind Text Message system to receive the most updated arrival times back at Allentown High School on Competition Nights. Text @Redbird123 to the following #: 81010

 

Address

High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers)

1 Scarlet Knight Way 
Piscataway NJ 08902


 

Website 

https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1659

 

Tickets

$28 each. Buy through the band! 

We will be selling tickets for this competition. Buy tix through the band as we Get a small kickback AND you don’t have to wait in long lines. $28 dollars each (Cash or Check to RBPA)

Schedule, week of Oct 16

posted Oct 15, 2017, 4:44 PM by Ross Hecht

East Brunswick/8th Grade Orientation


Monday, October 16

4:20pm - Leadership Meeting

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal


Wednesday, October 18

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - Guard Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

7:15 - BAND PARENT MEETING

 

Thursday, October 19

2:30-4:15 – Wind Sectional

6:15pm – FULL BAND REPORT TO AHS FOR 8TH GRADE ORIENTATION  Standstill PERFORMANCE. FULL UNIFORM. PERFORMANCE WILL BE OVER BY 7:15PM.


Friday, October 20, Football Game

4:00-5:15pm - Full Rehearsal

5:15pm-6:20 - Eat and put on uniforms/prepare for game

6:20pm - Line-up to march to field

6:45ish - Pre-game performance

7:00pm - Kick-off

Half-time - Performance of When one door closes... 

3rd Quarter - Band Break; members can eat (Baked goods and water provided by band parents)

Dismissal - After Game Ends; dismissed from band room, usually 9:30pm-10pm. Remind text will be used.


Saturday, October 21 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

1:00pm – Rehearsal 

4:15pm- Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

5:30pm - Depart AHS

6:20pm- Arrive at East Brunswick High School

8:05pm – Performance at East Brunswick High School

9:15pm - Awards

10:30pm - ETA at AHS


Competition Information:

(Parents: Please make sure you are signed up for the Remind Text Message system to receive the most updated arrival times back at Allentown High School on Competition Nights. Text @Redbird123 to the following #: 81010

 

Address

East Brunswick High School

380 Cranbury Rd.

East Brunswick NJ 08816

 

Website 

https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1766

 

Tickets

Available for purchase at East Brunswick

 

Food

Available for purchase at stadium as well. 

Schedule, Oct 9

posted Oct 8, 2017, 9:22 AM by Ross Hecht

Monday, October 9th

5-8 - Rehearsal (No School - we will be rehearsing)


Wednesday, October 11th

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - Colorguard Sectional (Reminder to eat dinner beforehand) 

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, October 12th

2:15-4:15 - Winds (Bring Sneakers, Stands Music, Marching clothes)


Friday, October 13, Football Game

4:00-5:15pm - Full Rehearsal

5:15pm-6:20 - Eat and put on uniforms/prepare for game

6:20pm - Line-up to march to field

6:45ish - Pre-game performance

7:00pm - Kick-off

Half-time - Performance of When one door closes... 

3rd Quarter - Band Break; members can eat (Baked goods and water provided by band parents)

Dismissal - After Game Ends; dismissed from band room, usually 9:30pm-10pm. Remind text will be used.


Saturday, October 14 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

1:00pm – Rehearsal (Please note that you will have to take a detour around Downtown Allentown to go to AHS and there will be traffic – please plan accordingly and leave PLENTY of time to get to the school)

3:30pm- Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

4:45pm - Depart AHS

5:15pm- Arrive at  Robbinsville High School

7:00pm – Performance at Robbinsville High School

8:15pm - Awards

9:15pm - ETA at AHS


Sunday, October 15 Harvest Festival

11:45am - Rehearsal/Warmup at Allentown HS (please arrive in the bottom half of your uniform)

(Please note that you will have to take a detour around town to go to AHS – please plan accordingly and leave PLENTY of time to get to the school)

1:00pm - Harvest Festival Performance in downtown Allentown*

2:00pm - Dismissal from AHS

 

+We will march down to the Festival. We will be wearing full uniform, as if it were a competition. We will perform pep music as well as our show. We perform near our Scarecrow Booth.

+Pit will be performing at Harvest Festival.




Competition Information:

(Parents: Please make sure you are signed up for the Remind Text Message system to receive the most updated arrival times back at Allentown High School on Competition Nights. Text @Redbird123 to the following #: 81010

 

Address

155 Robbinsville - Edinburg Rd 

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

 

Website 

https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1764

 

Tickets

Available for purchase at Robbinsville

 

Food

Available for purchase at stadium as well.

Schedule, week of Oct 2

posted Oct 1, 2017, 3:32 PM by Ross Hecht

Monday, October 2 - Dotbooks due (except guard)

5:00-8:00 – Full Rehearsal 


Wednesday, October 4 – READ CAREFULLY

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

4:00-5:00 - COLORGUARD Sectional

4:00-4:45 - BRASS Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, October 5

2:20-4:20 - Wind Sectional

 

Friday, October 6

No Rehearsal


 

Saturday, October 7 - Tentative; subject to minor changes ^

1:00pm – Rehearsal 

4:45pm- Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

6:15pm - Depart AHS

6:45pm- Arrive at Jackson MEMORIAL High School

8:35pm – Performance at Jackson MEMORIAL High School

9:50pm - Awards

10:30pm - ETA at AHS


Reminders:

  • As per the schedule, we will be having rehearsal on Columbus Day, Oct. 9th. (No School that day). Please plan accordingly.
  • Harvest Festival Performance is on Oct 15th 
  • Dotbooks for all drill is due tomorrow. If you need coordinate sheets, find them here

Schedule, Sept 25

posted Sep 24, 2017, 3:48 PM by Ross Hecht

Hello everyone,
Friday football with a 5pm start and a SUNDAY competition. Please read the schedule carefully. Everyone - please make sure you are washing your hands, cleaning your mouthpieces, and water jugs. Eat healthy - stay healthy!

Schedule, Week of Sept 25

Monday, September 25

5-8 - Rehearsal


Wednesday, September 27

2:15-4:15 – Percussion/Colorguard Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

 

Thursday, September 28

2:15-4:15 - Winds (Bring Sneakers, Stands Music, Marching clothes)


Friday, September 29

2:30-3:30pm - Full Rehearsal on field 

3:30pm-4:20 - Eat and put on uniforms/prepare for game

4:20pm - Line-up to march to field

4:45ish - Pre-game performance

5:00pm - Kick-off

Half-time - Performance of When one door closes... 

3rd Quarter - Band Break; members can eat (Baked goods and water provided by band parents)

Dismissal - After Game Ends; dismissed from band room, AROUND 7-7:30! 


Saturday, September, 30

NO REHEARSAL/NO SHOW

 

Sunday, October 1 - JP Stevens

8:00am - Rehearsal

9:15am - Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

10:15am - Depart AHS

11:00am - Arrive at JP Stevens

1:05pm - Performance

3:35pm - Awards

5:00pm - ETA at AHS


Competition Information

Address: 

JP Stevens High School

855 Grove. Ave 
North Edison NJ 08820



More Information/Schedule

Click Here 



Tickets

Available for purchase at the gate, usually not very expensive


Food

Available for purchase at competition

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