AEB Weekly 2/19/18 to 2/25/18

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

Akins Band Texas Future Music Educators Visit TMEA Convention & Clinic

The Akins Chapter of the Texas Future Music Educators visited San Antonio on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the annual Texas Music Educators Association Convention and Clinic. The students enjoyed clinics, concerts, and fellowship with over 20,000 other current and future music educators!
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Events, Announcements, and Information

Multiple Sectional Schedule Changes This Week - Check the Calendar!

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!

AEB Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 5-8pm

9815 Brodie Lane

Austin, TX

Come enjoy a great meal and support your band program! Make sure you let them know you are with the Akins High School Band!

Symphonic Band Clinic with Mr. Benzer

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 8-10am

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

Please be ready 15 minutes prior to the start of your clinic.

Concert Band Clinic with Mr. Benzer

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 10:30am-12:30pm

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

Please be ready 15 minutes prior to the start of your clinic.

Wind Symphony Clinic with Mr. Benzer

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 4-6:30pm

10701 S 1st St

Austin, TX

Please be ready 15 minutes prior to the start of your clinic.

Turn in Yankee Candle Catalog Orders

Please turn in all your catalog orders this week! Turn the money and order forms into Mr. Fincher.

Online sales continue all spring...please see below!

Purchase Yankee Candle Company Candles All Spring - Earn Money for AEB to Fund Clinicians

If you, or your family/friends, love a good candle...make sure that you checkout our ongoing Candle Sale online!

Click here to order.

This week we will hand out catalogs and information on our sale so you can support your band program by selling candles for the next couple of weeks.

The money earned from this sale will help pay for clinicians for the spring semester. Everyone is asked to participate!

Please direct your friends and family to the AEB website where a picture will allow them to purchase!

50% of All Band Fees Due 2/28

The next 25% (or 50% if past due) of fees are due on 2/28. The band staff will be reaching out to all families within the next week to update you on your current balance and to arrange payment of your fees.

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.

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

We have lots of spots available at the Erwin Center to work shifts and earn money for your account. Don't forget about this opportunity!

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!

  • Tuesday, February 27th - Full Orchestra UIL - AISD Performing Arts Center - Time TBA ***Select Students Only***
  • Sunday, March 4th - Texas Youth Wind Symphony Concert - UT Campus, Bates Recital Hall - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 6th - Percussion Ensemble Concert - Akins HS - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, March 24th - Clinics with Mr. Benzer - Akins HS - All Day
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