New uniforms for Amador band


Give me an A! Give me a V! Members of the Amador Valley High School Marching Band showed off their new uniforms for the school board Tuesday night with band director Jonathan Grantham.

The uniforms -- the school's first in 13 years -- have stylized letters A and V in front and were donated by the Amador Friends of Music. The fundraising group has raised more than $200,000 for the school's music programs, with the money going for, among other things, uniforms and instruments.

For a better look, watch the band as it marches in the new style at Amador Valley High School's next home football game on Oct. 8.

--Glenn Wohltmann

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:27 am

That's wonderful. I'm really happy for the band kids.

Now, maybe, the Amador Friends of Music can turn their fund raising efforts towards teacher salaries so we won't need a parcel tax.


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Posted by Keep Pleasanton on top
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 30, 2010 at 9:18 am

Congrats and thanks to Carl and Marilyn Palowitch for their leadership with Amador Friends of Music. As with all things in life, progress happens because of a few dedicated people who care. And remember homer, you get what you pay for. You want property values to stay high and to attract young upwardly mobile familes to Pleasanton? Then we need to compete with all the other high performing school districts and do what they have done--pass a parcel tax.

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Posted by Nomad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

@unclehomer - AFM already does. Ask PUSD District Office how much AFM donates every year towards staff salaries. Then add the amount AFM pays for all other music program expenses so that PUSD scarce resources go towards teacher salaries. Many thanks to the parents and supporters of AFM!
Let's also recognize the Foothill Band Boosters who are doing the same for Foothill. Athletic Boosters for both schools, PSEE and PPIE are all doing what they can to support the kids. Kudos to all!

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Posted by Not a band mom
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:48 am

I think Kudoes go out to all the parents at all the PUSD schools. I've seen a tremendous amount of giving of time, energy and money by the parents of students involved in all extra-curricular activities, and school programs as well. A thank-you should also go out to all those generous people who don't have students in PUSD, but also donate to all the fundraisers and time to the schools. AFM and Foothill boosters are just an example.

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Posted by Fern
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

Looks like they're ready to man the deck of the Starship Enterprise. Engage!

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

FYI, band and colorguard students at Amador pay a fee to participate. They do have fundraisers such as the Magic of Music and the sports equipment sale this weekend, as well as scrip and e -scrip (Safeway) to offset the expenses.

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Posted by Laura Danielson
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Goodbye gold sequins! Awesome new look.
Have a terrific season and GO Dons!

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