Sunday, August 18th, the Blitz


The Band and Orchestra joint fundraising event, the Blitz, will take place on August 18th, 5:30 – 8 PM.

All band members are expected to participate in this vital fundraising event. Students will form groups of four to spread out among the neighborhoods in UA to collect donations for band and orchestra. Many parent drivers are needed and have to be registered volunteers (register at the High School prior to the Blitz).

Drivers and students – please SIGN UP HERE.


Remind Text Alerts for Parents

Mr Fessler occasionally sends group text messages to students via a student group in the Remind App. He uses this mostly to communicate report times. If you would like to receive a copy of what he sends to students, sign up here.

Parent group code: uambandp

Mr. Fessler will send the same messages to the parent group and the student group. The two have to be kept separate because the max per group is 150.


August 22nd, Uniform Fitting and Photo Make-ups

Make up date for students who missed uniform fittings is August 22nd, 3:30 – 7 PM.

Student volunteers, parent volunteers, and Sewing Circle volunteers will be needed.

Dinner will be provided for all volunteers.

Sign up here.

Mr. Easton will get extra points if he wears his uniform while fitting students.
(Currently, he has a negative point balance for criticizing the website for things beyond our control.)

Our photographer, Jim German, will be available for makeup photos from 4 -6 PM on the 22nd in conjunction with the uniform fitting make-up. Anyone who wants a photo should come between those hours.


Picture Day Photos are Ready

Picture Day Photos are online and ready to order at:

gallery password: uamb2k19

As in the past, please order buttons with the pre-made photo that appears next to the portrait shot. It is the one with the text overlay.
Any button orders using the non-button photo or buttons with added text will be replaced and cause a delay in order processing and shipping.

If you have any questions, please contact the photographer, Jim German.


UAHS Marching Band Spiritwear Store

The UAHS Marching Band online spiritwear store with Ares Sportswear is now OPEN through August 6th and families can begin ordering using the following link:

You can also print our great selection and order form, and plan your order before entering it online.

We will have non-printed samples of many of the items available at camp to help with sizing.  Orders will be shipped in bulk and we will set-up times at the high school for pick-up the week of 8/26.  Orders not picked-up by 8/30 will be handed out to the kids at the spread before the first football game.

If you have questions please contact Michelle Emmons at 614-216-7903.