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Schedule, Week of 9/16

posted Sep 15, 2019, 2:13 PM by Ross Hecht

Please note, there are again some added guard rehearsals. School is priority. For both of these rehearsals, communicate with me regarding these rehearsals. 

Monday, September 16

2-3:30 - Voluntary Guard rehearsal. Anyone is welcomed to come for extra help with Christa. 

5:00-8:00 - Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 18

2:20-3:20 - Guard Sectional

2:15-4:15 – Percussion Sectional

5:00-8:00 - Rehearsal

Thursday, September 19

2:15-4:15 – Woodwind/Brass/Guard Sectional

Friday, September 20 (Friday Football)

3:00-5:00pm - Full Rehearsal

5:00-6:15 - Eat and put on uniforms/prepare for game

6:15 - Line-up to march to field

6:45 - Pre-game performance

7:00pm - Kick-off

Half-time - Performance of Something Wicked This Way Comes…

3rd Quarter - Band Break; members can eat (Baked goods and water provided by band parents; sign up to donate by clicking here

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

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

10:15am - Rehearsal 

2:45pm - Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

4:50pm - Depart AHS

5:40pm - Arrive at Brick Memorial

8:00pm - Performance

9:45pm - Awards

11:00pm - ETA at AHS

Competition Information


Brick Memorial High School

2001 Lanes Mill Rd

Brick, NJ, 08724

More Information/Schedule

Click Here: https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=2057


Available for purchase at the gate, usually not very expensive


Available for purchase at competition

*Notes about Friday

  • You are with the band starting at 3:00pm. We have a brief rehearsal, then we have a quick break. After that, we go to the Football game and perform.
  • Many students eat right after school before rehearsal. The Eat and Uniform time is very quick and a lot is going on during that time. You’ll have time to eat, but there is a lot going on during that time!
  • Winds – Over the next two weeks, please go to your  local instrument store and purchase a lyre and flip folder. Bring your instrument with you if possible to get the right “fit” (especially trumpets and saxes). Music and Arts, Freehold Music, and Russo’s Music are very good spots to go. Ask for a "flip folder and lyre”. I have flip folders and lyres to get you through the first game if necessary! Sorry for the delayed notice on this. 


Schedule, week of Sept 9

posted Sep 8, 2019, 1:18 PM by HS Band

Edison 2019

Monday, September 9

2:15-4:15 - Guard Sectional

5-8 - Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 11

2:15-4:15 – Percussion/GUARD

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal


Thursday, September 12

2:15-4:15 - Winds/Guard Sectional

Friday, September 13

No Rehearsal


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

8:15am - Rehearsal

12:15pm - Eat, Pack, Load (EPL)

2:45pm - Depart AHS

3:30pm - Arrive at Edison HS

6:10pm - Performance

6:49pm - Awards

8:30pm - ETA at AHS (REMIND will be used to notify you of our EXACT return time) Sign up by texting @redbird123 to 81010

ACTs: If you are taking the ACTs, please let me know ASAP. I’ve heard from some of you. It should all work. 

Competition Information


Edison High School

50 Blvd. of Eagles

Edison, NJ 08817

More Information/Schedule

Click Here 


Available for purchase at the gate, usually not very expensive. Families are encouraged to attend! The band hears you cheer! 


Available for purchase at competition


-Bring your uniform and all belongs for the day in the morning

-Remember, you need LONG black socks and your Show Shirt under your uniform

-Bring some money for concessions, etc. 

Schedule, Week of Sept 2nd

posted Sep 2, 2019, 12:51 PM by Ross Hecht

Some reminders:

  • Apparel is on sale until September 6th. Go to www.gtsportsapparel.com and click on the TEAM STORES link on top. You'll see an Allentown Band store. I promise it's there. You may have to scroll through some older stores and other Allentown stores.
  • You can bring equipment, dinner, etc to the band room on the first day of school before school starts or during homeroom. A lot of students stay straight through and work in the hallway and eat dinner. You need to bring practice appropriate clothing/footwear to change into. 
  • Millstone Day - Food/Volunteer sign up. We REALLY NEED HELP! 
  • Calendar is updated here. You can subscribe using this link.

Wednesday, September 4

2:15pm-4:15pm: Front Ensemble/Battery Sectional

5:00pm-8:00pm: Full Band Practice

Thursday, September 5

2:15pm-4:15pm: Woodwind/Brass/Guard Sectional

Saturday, September 7

8:00am-12:00pm: Full Band Rehearsal 

Schedule, Week of August 26

posted Aug 25, 2019, 3:32 PM by Ross Hecht

Monday, August 26
5:00-8:00pm - Full Band Rehearsal. 
-Still looking for parents to help sort clothes during the 5-8pm rehearsal, email me! 

Wednesday, August 28
5:00-8:00pm - Full Band Rehearsal
-Dairy Queen Fundraiser. Most of the band goes right after rehearsal! Remember to bring the attached flier. (Family and friends can go anytime from 5pm to close with flier!).

Notes as we get ready to start the school year...
  • Practices are officially MANDATORY. Summer attendance policy is no longer in effect. We need all members present at every rehearsal to successfully work. 
  • We practice on the first day of school. Percussion sectional 2:15pm-4:15pm and full band from 5-8pm. You can stay straight through. You can bring dinner, your instrument, water, and rehearsal clothes to the band room before school starts and leave it there until after school.

Schedule, week of Aug 12

posted Aug 11, 2019, 1:20 PM by Ross Hecht   [ updated Aug 11, 2019, 1:27 PM ]

We are fast approaching an exciting time of year! Here is the schedule for the week and some important reminders. Please note the start time this week of 5pm. No one will be allowed on the field without a full 1 gallon water jug and hat during band camp. Be prepared for a lot of physical activity including physical training, running, core exercises, and a lot of time outside. Eat healthy, be active, and get rest leading up to band camp. 

Tuesday, August 13

2:30-4:15: Leadership Camp #3

5pm-7pm: ALL New Members and leadership. (5pm start)

Wednesday, August 14

5pm-9pm: Full Band (5pm start)

8pm: Band Parent Meeting - parents that are new to the band are strongly encouraged to come to learn about band camp and marching band. 

Thursday, August 15

5pm-9pm: Full Band (5pm start) 

A look ahead..

August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Band Camp: 8am-5pm

Lunch will be around 11:30/12 each day. 

August 23: Family Performance and BBQ: 5pm

Week of 5/13

posted May 13, 2019, 11:03 AM by Ross Hecht

Monday, May 13

2-3pm - AP Music Theory

Tuesday, May 14

2:30-4:15 - Marching Band (Memorial Day)

Leadership Applications are due to Mr. Hecht before the end of rehearsal

Thursday, May 16

2:30-4:15 - Marching Band (Memorial Day)

4:15-6pm Drum Major Auditions

Friday, May 17

AP Music Theory Test

Monday, May 20

JAZZ/SYMPHONIC TUXEDOS DUE BACK - Dry cleaned with receipt attached

Wednesday, May 22

Jazz Band Gig in the morning

Note: If you are taking PARCC, you will join us after. Seniors - this is normally an delayed opening for you - please report to the band room for 8:15am. 

The event will be over by 9:30am - ish. 

Thursday, May 23

KICK OFF MEETING - 7pm in the High School Band Room

Schedule, Week of May 6

posted May 5, 2019, 11:18 AM by Ross Hecht

Schedule for the week for ALL ensembles. This is concert week!!

As mentioned in class, Mrs. Borek has put together a great opportunity for the band. Members will have the opportunity to get a quick, individual, formal portrait taken with your instrument prior to the concert. Pictures will be available for purchase the following week for a very reasonable price! Make sure you show up for your time in your concert attire, ready to go. 

Monday, May 6

2pm-3pm - NO AP Theory 

3pm-4pm - Small Ensembles

4pm - Trio

5pm-6pm - Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 7

2:30-4:15pm - Memorial Day Marching Band

Wednesday, May 8

2pm-5pm - AP Music Theory Practice Test


Concert Day - Jazz Band, Small Ensembles, Symphonic Band

5:30 - Jazz Band Report

Picture Schedule

5:20 - Freshman 

5:30 - Sophomore

5:40 - Juniors 

5:50 - Seniors

6:00 - Remaining members (including any jazz members that miss there time)

6:10 - SYMPHONIC BAND on stage warming up in full concert attire for pictures

7pm - Concert (volunteers needed for all help)

Monday, May 20th 

Tuxedo return date. You must get your tux dry cleaned and return the entire tux with the Dry Cleaning Receipt attached to the bag

Jazz Band Auditions!

posted Nov 19, 2018, 4:23 AM by Ross Hecht

Jazz Band Auditions will take place on November 29th starting at 3pm. If you play drumset, bass, guitar, piano, sax, trumpet, or trombone, stop by the band room for audition material. See Mr. Hecht in the band room for more information.

Schedule starting Oct 28, version 1

posted Oct 27, 2018, 2:37 PM by Ross Hecht

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

9:00am - Rehearsal

12:15pm - Eat, Pack, Load (EPL) 

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED TOMORROW BY RBPA. Pasta, Meatballs, Salad, Rolls, Baked Goods. Thank you! 

1:45pm - Depart AHS

2:45pm - Arrive at Old Bridge High School

4:45pm - Performance at Old Bridge High School

6:00pm - Awards

7:30pm - ETA at AHS

Address Note for GPS USERS: You should Navigate to Carl Sandburg Middle School. The stadium is located at the MIDDLE SCHOOL. If you navigate to the HS, you will end up 5 miles away.


Carl Sandburg Middle School

3439 Route 516

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

IVA competition starts at 2:30pm. 

Tickets will be on sale for $17 each in the band room office.. You can purchase from the office in the band room before or after rehearsal tomorrow. Checks to RBPA or cash. You can also purchase at the gate for the same price, but the band gets a kick back if you purchase from me. 

**If you purchased a ticket already, we’ll figure out the refund process shortly. If you would like to come in with a new check, we can trade. If not, it might take a little way to get the refund in order. Cash will be refunded ASAP. 


Monday, October 29

5:00-8:00 - Full Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 31

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

2:30pm - Halloween Potluck!

3:30pm - Skits

4:45pm - Change/Prepare for Parade

5:40pm - Walk to Newell Elementary where parade starts. 

6:00pm - Parade  - We parade in costumes! Be sure to dress up! Parade will start at Newell, and END downtown. This is new! 

6:25p - Parade ends at bank and we walk back to band room

7:00pm - Dismissal from band room (estimate!)

**We still need Food Donations, please go to the band parent website to sign up. We need finger foods, mac and cheese, baked goods, etc. This is a great event for the band – please click here to sign up


Thursday, November 1

5:00-8:00 - Full Band Rehearsal (as per June schedule and website calendar).

Friday, November 2 - FOOTBALL GAME

To Be Announced. Playoff Game decision are being made currently. We don’t know if we have a game yet. More info to come Monday morning.

Saturday, November 3

9:00am-1:00pm: Rehearsal 


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 AHS: 11:00pm (students MUST go to to school on Monday)

Schedule for 10/27, State Champions

posted Oct 24, 2018, 7:36 AM by Ross Hecht   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 7:37 AM ]

6:15am - REPORT to AHS 

7:30am - Depart AHS for Rutgers

8:30am - Arrive 

10:40am - Performance at High Point Solutions Stadium

11:55am - Awards

1:15pm - ETA at AHS

Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium

Detailed Information: https://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1894


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