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2023-24 AHS Band Handbook

For information on the AHS/LFC band program, please click on the link below to read the band handbook.
 2023-24 AHS Band Handbook


What is Charms?

Charms is the primary system that the band directors and staff use to communicate with parents and students. Timely notices about band events and trips, parent meetings, etc. are distributed via e-mail to the address you have registered in CHARMS. CHARMS is also the place where the financial ledger is found.  The ledger enables parents and students to keep track of outstanding balances for trips and other items as well as payments that have been made.

Students and Parents have their own CHARMS accounts.

  • 9th grade students use their CHARMS accounts to submit assignments.
  • 10 - 12th grade students use Canvas to submit assignments.

Getting In to Charms

  • Parent & Student Members Click Here 
  • School code: allenhsband
  • Password: student ID
    You will be asked to create a new password upon accessing your account for the first time. Make sure you write your new password down!

If you have trouble with your log in, please contact Susan Fulk.

How to Access Charms & Make Payments

Letter Jackets and Patches

Band Letter Jacket Requirements

  • Senior students who have served the high school band program well will be eligible to purchase a letter jacket.
  • Students must have participated in the band program from the time of their enrollment in high school before their senior year and must participate through graduation of their senior year.
  • Students will attend all performances and UIL activities. Exceptions will be granted at the discretion of the band director (illness, emergencies, etc.).
  • Students not adhering to written disciplinary policies of the school and band will forfeit their eligibility for the senior award jacket. Any violation of these rules during their senior year may result in the forfeiture of the jacket.
  • The student must uphold the goals and standards of the band.
  • It is understood that withdrawal or dismissal from the band prior to graduation of his/her senior year results in forfeiture of the jacket.
  • A student with a physical challenge, who meets all other requirements, but cannot march, may qualify for an award after serving three years.
  • Additional ways to earn a letter jacket are to make Area Band AND/OR earn a 1st division at the State UIL Solo and Ensemble contest. These students will be eligible to purchase a letter jacket the following year, regardless of grade classification.
  • Any additional questions must be directed to your band director.

Should I Buy Patches?

Patches are a great way to enhance you esprit de corps. 

Some parents start collecting patches their student earns in their freshman year and continue throughout high school.  When the student receives their letter jacket, they have patches to show off their accomplishments.

Other parents wait until the jacket is earned, then want to order them all at once. However, some patches might not be available at a later date.

Email Patches Chair 


What would we do without our volunteer uniform parents? Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

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