Band is very rewarding, but can be difficult, and often deals with long-term results. One of the best ways to significantly improve on your instrument is to study privately.
Although applied private instruction is not mandatory, it is a large part of all successful band programs in the country. Plain and simple, bands with a majority of students taking private lessons enjoy more opportunities, such as participation in top level festivals, competitions, and experiences.
Joliet Central High School band students are heavily encouraged to study privately with an approved instructor on their instrument. For recommendations, please see Mr. Stinson. Additionally, if financial need stands in the way of studying privately, please see Mr. Stinson.