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Westlake Marching Festival - October 10th, 2015

Schedule for our first contest, the Westlake Marching Festival, is below (a printable PDF is here):

8:00am - Band Hall opens.

8:30am - Rehearsal

11:00am - Lunch

11:30am - Inspection and load trucks.

12:00pm - Depart for Westlake.

12:30pm - Arrive at Westlake and unload.

1:30pm - Section Circles

2:05pm - Warm Up

2:45pm - Prelims Performance

3:45pm - Watch bands in stands.

5:30pm - Class 6A Awards Ceremony

7:00pm to 9:45pm - Possible finals performance.

10:10pm - Finals Awards Ceremony

11:30pm - Estimated return time to Akins.

  • A full inspection of materials will take place before loading the busses.  You will be expected to have the following:
    • Full formal uniform (Jacket, bibber, show shirt, black socks, athletic shorts, gloves, shako)
    • Instrument w/ backup reeds, etc.
    • AEB water jug
  • Lunch at Akins HS will be provided as will a healthy snack during our bus trip to Westlake.  Dinner will be provide after the Prelims Awards Ceremony.  Students are welcome to bring money for concessions should time allow.
  • Students should communicate with parents on the ride home from the event so that all students are picked up with 20 minutes of our return to Akins.

2015 AISD Jamboree Schedule - October 6, 2015

The AISD Jamboree is an annual celebration of the marching arts in Austin ISD.  The event is held at Burger Center on Tuesday, October 6th and begins at 6:35pm.  Admission is $3 and tickets can be purchased from any Akins Band student.  Tickets are $5 at the door, but we prefer that you purchase them from AEB students.

The student schedule for the evening is as follows:

4:20pm - Students released from class & report to fine arts building.

4:45pm - Inspection and load.

5:00pm - Depart for Burger Center.

5:45pm - Arrive at Burger Center.

6:35pm - Watch bands.  We will be watching: Eastside Memorial, Lanier, & Ann Richards.

7:15pm - Warm Up.

8:05pm - Performance

8:35pm - Watch bands.  We will be watching: Austin, LBJ, Anderson, & Bowie.

10:45pm - Estimated return time to Akins.

A printable version of the schedule can be found here.

Schedule for Week of 10/5

Please note the adjusted schedule for the week of 10/5 due to the AISD Jamboree.

Monday - 10/5

5:00pm to 8:00pm - Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday - 10/6

5:00pm to 10:45pm - AISD Jamboree @ Burger Center

Wednesday - 10/7

No before or after school activities.

Thursday - 10/8

5:00pm to 8:00pm - Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday - 10/9

5:00pm to 11:45pm - Football vs. Westlake @ Westlake

Saturday - 10/10

8:00am to 11:30pm - Westlake Marching Festival

Remember that the current schedule & calendar can always be viewed on the Calendar page of this website.

Another Great Saturday Benefit!

Thanks to all the students, parents, and community members who assisted in making today’s benefit a success!

Our next event will be November 14th and will feature the much anticipate return of BBQ!  We look forward to celebrating a successful marching season with everyone then.

Busy Saturday - September 26th

There are multiple activities this Saturday, September 26 at Akins HS:

  • All band students who have below a 70 in ANY class are required to attend a mandatory study session in the library from 8am to 11am.
  • Students not failing a class should be in the Akins parking lot for our second “low-impact” car wash benefit from 8am to 1pm.
  • We will also have several “carnival” type activities from 10am to 1pm:
    • Bounce House
    • Ring Toss
    • Bean Bag Toss
    • Dunking Booth - Special mystery victims…
  • Taco plates will be available from 10am to 1pm for a donation.  The suggested donation is $8.
  • All band students must be fitted for their formal uniform between 10am and 1pm.

All of this is going on while the first Akins Law Intern sponsored Akins Garage Sale is going on.  This will be a great opportunity for everyone to pick up some special finds and support the Akins Community.

Taco Plate, Car Wash, & Carvinal Benefit - This Saturday!

Our next benefit event is already upon us!

This Saturday, September 26th, the Akins Band Family will be setup in the Akins Fine Arts parking lot offering the following:

  • Taco Plates - A fantastic meal for you and your family!  Suggested donation is $8 per plate.
  • Car Wash - We will again offer a low-impact car wash for any donation.  (We use non-potable water and enviro-friendly soaps for a low to zero impact wash.)
  • Carnival Games - We are pleased to offer some diversions for kids (and adults) of all ages.  Activities include:
    • Bounce House
    • Ring Toss
    • Bean Bag Toss
    • Cake Walk
    • Face Painting
    • And More…

We are excited that the Akins Law Interns are hosting the first annual Akins Garage Sale on the same day.  Come get some food and a clean car…stay to shop some great deals and support other Akins groups!

Car Wash - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Taco Plates - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Carnival Games - 10:00am to 1:00pm

See you Saturday!

AEB is Time Warner Cable’s “Blitz Band of the Week”!

Check out members of the Akins Eagle Band on Time Warner Cable this Friday at 10:00pm and Midnight or on Saturday at 9:00am.

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