AEB Weekly 1/15/18 to 1/21/18

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

25% of All Fees Owed Due 1/31

If you have any outstanding fees for 2017-2018, you must pay 25% of the amount owed by Wednesday, January 31st.

Unfortunately, students/families who have not taken care of their financial obligations will not be able to register for band in 2018-2019.

Seniors who have not taken care of their financial obligations will not receive their HS Diploma, per Akins policy.

It is the goal of the band staff to work with all families to make sure that fees can be cleared.

Need to know your balance? Here are instructions to log into CHARMS and see your current amount due (or if you have a credit). (Click here for instructions in Spanish.)

You can make payments in the following ways:

  • Bring cash, check, or money order to the band hall and deposit in the safe near the Assistant Directors' office.
  • Pay using AISD School Cash Online using a credit or debit card. Log into School Cash Online here. You can find instructions on how to register to use this system here.

Check the Calendar for Any Changes in Sectionals

Students are responsible for staying aware of their schedules for sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals.

In the case where there is a holiday (like this week) there are alterations in the schedule...stay informed!

Please check the band calendar frequently to make sure you attend all required rehearsals and events.

You can always access the calendar (updated in real-time) here!

Events, Announcements, and Information

AISD All-City Band Rehearsal

Friday, Jan. 19th, 1:30-6:30pm

1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Austin, TX

***Selected Students Only***


  • 1:30pm to 4:00pm - Rehearsal
  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm - Dinner (Provided by AISD Fine Arts Department)
  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm - Rehearsal

AISD All-City Band Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 9:30am-5pm

1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Austin, TX

***Selected Students Only***


  • 9:30am to 11:30am - Rehearsal
  • 11:30am to 1:30pm - Lunch (On Your Own)
  • 1:30pm to 3:00pm - Rehearsal

AISD All-City Band Concert

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 3-5pm

1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Austin, TX

The concert is free and open to the public.

Popcorn Fundraiser - One More Week!

Each bag of popcorn sold for $2.00 will put $1.10 in your account. Take advantage of this opportunity to take care of all your fees!

We will be selling popcorn until January 19th.

If you have any fees that are owed...take advantage of this opportunity to pay them off easily and quickly.

Earn Money for Your Band Fees, Trip Payments, and Lessons

Did you know that you can work shifts at the UT Erwin Center to earn money for your fees, trip payments, and lessons? Each shift pays $35 to $75 per person depending on the event and business.

There are always shifts available and we are already needing people to work!

You can sign up using this link.

You can get more information on how to sign up here!

  • Saturday, January 27th - Winter Guard Contest - Bowie High School - 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, February 3rd - Clinics with Mr. Benzer - Akins High School - Times TBA
  • Monday, February 5th - Full Orchestra Pre-UIL - AISD Performing Arts Center- Time TBA ***Select Students Only***
  • Saturday, February 10th - UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest - LBJ/LASA HS - All Day
  • Tuesday, February 13th - Akins Band 101 - Akins HS - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 27th - Full Orchestra UIL - AISD Performing Arts Center - Time TBA ***Select Students Only***
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