Thanksgiving Day Parade Information

 

Dear Students and Parents - 

Congratulations on a successful concert yesterday!  Now, on to the next:

Parade information and permission forms have been attached.  Hard copies were available at the concert and in class today, but here is a digital version if you'd like to print out at home.  Call times and information is listed on the parade form.

I would like to stress the importance of correct attire on these days.  We provide the uniform, but students must wear long black socks and the correct marching shoes.  If your student is in need of any of these items, please let us know via email at dstinson@jths.org as soon as possible.

We are looking at a forecast of low 40s for weather on Thanksgiving.  Students are encouraged to wear Underarmour, long underwear, or similar clothing under their uniforms, but all clothing items must not be visible outside of the uniform.  Pant cuffs should not stick out at the bottom of the leg, and denim is not permitted due to possibly damaging the uniform fabric.  Handwarmers, gloves, winter hats, ear muffs, and scarves are permitted in the staging area, but only the uniform is allowed during the actual parade per festival rules.  Any hat or ear coverings must fit under the student's issued uniform hat, and must not be visible outside of the hat.

Looking forward to these parades - early call time on Thursday (4:15am) so please make sure to set plenty of alarms, or schedule a wake-up call with a service such as www.wakeupcallme.com.  Attachments are at the bottom of this post.

Thanks,

Mr. Stinson

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Estimados estudiantes y padres:

¡Felicitaciones por un concierto exitoso ayer! Ahora, a la siguiente:

La información del desfile y los formularios de permiso se han adjuntado. Las copias impresas estaban disponibles en el concierto y en clase hoy, pero aquí hay una versión digital si desea imprimir en casa. Los horarios de las llamadas y la información se enumeran en el formulario del desfile.

Me gustaría enfatizar la importancia de vestimenta correcta en estos días. Proporcionamos el uniforme, pero los estudiantes deben usar calcetines negros largos y los zapatos de marcha correctos. Si su estudiante necesita alguno de estos elementos, háganoslo saber por correo electrónico a dstinson@jths.org tan pronto como sea posible.

Estamos viendo un pronóstico de 40 grados bajo para el clima en Acción de Gracias. Los estudiantes son alentados a usar Underarmour, ropa interior larga o ropa similar debajo de sus uniformes, pero todas las prendas no deben ser visibles fuera del uniforme. Los puños de pantalón no deben sobresalir en la parte inferior de la pierna, y no se permite el uso de mezclilla debido a la posibilidad de dañar la tela del uniforme. Se permiten calientamanos, guantes, gorros de invierno, orejeras y bufandas en el área de preparación, pero solo se permite el uniforme durante el desfile real según las reglas del festival. Cualquier cubierta de sombrero o oreja debe caber debajo del gorro de uniforme del estudiante y no debe estar visible fuera del sombrero.

Estamos ansiosos por estos desfiles: el horario de llamadas anticipadas es el jueves (4:15 a. M.) Así que asegúrese de configurar muchas alarmas o programe una llamada de atención con un servicio como www.wakeupcallme.com.

Gracias,

Sr. Stinson

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PARADE PERMISSION FORM

CHICAGO FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Ad Book Sales

Dear Band Parents - 

Attached are documents concerning our Ad Book for 2017-2018.  If you have a business or have any families that have businesses that would like to advertise in our ad book, please send on the following documents.

Deadline for ads is January 17, 2018.  Please turn in the ads to Cheri Tropp, BPA President: cheri tropp <cheri_tropp61@att.net>.

Thanks,

Mr. Stinson

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Queridos padres de la banda:

Se adjuntan documentos relacionados con nuestro Libro de anuncios para 2017-2018. Si tiene un negocio o tiene alguna familia que tenga empresas que deseen anunciar en nuestro libro de anuncios, envíe los siguientes documentos.

La fecha límite para los anuncios es el 17 de enero de 2018. Entregue los anuncios a Cheri Tropp, presidenta de BPA: cheri tropp <cheri_tropp61@att.net>.

Gracias,

Sr. Stinson

 

Ad Book Letter: Click Here

Ad Book Form: Click Here

 

November Update Mailed Home

Dear Band Members, 
 
Please use this letter as an update and reminder of some important events this fall. 
 
Tuesday, November 7, 3:30-5pm: Marching Band Parade Rehearsal (ALL) Thursday, November 9: 6-8th period: Veteran’s Day Assembly (Symphonic Band) Tuesday, November 14: November 7, 3:30-5pm: Marching Band Parade Rehearsal (ALL) Sunday, November 19, 1pm call: Band Concert (ALL).  Concert begins at 3pm. Tuesday, November 21, 3:30-5pm: Marching Band Parade Rehearsal (ALL) Thursday, November 23: Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Friday, November 24: Joliet Light Up the Holidays Parade Sunday, December 3, 2pm call: Sounds of the Season Concert (Symphonic Band).  Concert Begins at 3pm. 
 
Fall Band Concert: November 19, 2017 • Call time is 1pm for dressing, warming up, and a master class with our guest artist, Omar al Musfi. • Concerts are free and open to the public. • Concerts are mandatory and graded.  Students need to show up for concerts, as the success of the group depends on every member!  Students not attending may have their final grade impacted significantly! 
 
Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade: November 23, 2017 • We are waiting to hear from the festival to determine our call time, but please plan on an early morning (possibly 4-5am call time). • This parade is televised, and available in millions of homes! 
 
Joliet Light Up the Holidays Parade: November 24, 2017 • 3pm call time at JCHS for dressing, warm-up. • Bussed over to parade location. • Parade begins at 5:30pm. We are awaiting our number in line. 
 
       Sincerely, Don Stinson        Director of Bands        Joliet Central High School
 
 
3 de noviembre de 2017
Queridos miembros de la banda, 
 
Utilice esta carta como una actualización y un recordatorio de algunos eventos importantes este otoño. 
 
Martes, 7 de noviembre, 3: 30-5: ensayo de desfile de la marcha (TODOS) Jueves, 9 de noviembre: período 6-8: Asamblea del Día de los Veteranos (Banda Sinfónica) Martes, 14 de noviembre: 7 de noviembre, 3: 30-17: ensayo de desfile de la marcha (TODOS) Domingo, 19 de noviembre, 1pm llamada: Concierto de Banda (ALL). El concierto comienza a las 3 p.m. Martes, 21 de noviembre, 3: 30-17: ensayo de desfile de la marcha (TODOS) Jueves, 23 de noviembre: Desfile del Día de Acción de Gracias en Chicago Viernes, 24 de noviembre: desfile de Joliet Light Up the Holidays Domingo 3 de diciembre a las 2pm llamada: Sonidos de la Temporada de Conciertos (Banda Sinfónica). El concierto comienza a las 3 p.m. 
 
Concierto de Fall Band: 19 de noviembre de 2017 • El tiempo de llamada es 1 pm para vestirse, calentarse y una clase magistral con nuestro artista invitado, Omar al Musfi. • Los conciertos son gratuitos y abiertos al público. • Los conciertos son obligatorios y calificados. Los estudiantes deben presentarse a conciertos, ya que el éxito del grupo depende de cada miembro. ¡Los estudiantes que no asistan pueden tener su calificación final impactada significativamente! 
 
Desfile del Día de Acción de Gracias en Chicago: 23 de noviembre de 2017 • Estamos esperando noticias del festival para determinar nuestra hora de llamadas, pero planifique una mañana temprano (posiblemente, de 4 a 5 a.m.). • ¡Este desfile se televisa y está disponible en millones de hogares! 
 
Desfile de Joliet Light Up the Holidays: 24 de noviembre de 2017 • Hora de llamada a las 3 p.m. en JCHS para vestirse, calentamiento. • Bussed a la ubicación del desfile. • El desfile comienza a las 5:30 p.m. Estamos esperando nuestro número en línea. 
 
Sinceramente, Don Stinson

10/7/2017: Band Trip Deposit, Obligations, Pork Chop Dinner Volunteers

1. As a reminder, the deposit for the band trip is quickly approaching.  If you are planning on attending the band trip, please make sure that you either pay a $250 deposit or have at least $250 in your trip account. 

Checks may be made payable to Joliet Central Band Parents Association.  You may also pay with a credit card by visiting our Charms site.  The trip is deposit is due October 17.

You can check your trip balance by checking your student's Charms account.  Please visit www.charmsoffice.com . School code is jolietcentralband, and the password is your student's ID number.  If you need to reset your password, please email me.

2. We still have outstanding fees for uniform fees.  Please pay these items as soon as possible.  Unpaid balances are turned in to the school as obligations near the end of the year.

3. Our pork chop dinner is still in need of volunteers.  Please visit this web link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4eaba62eabfe3-pork

4. Finally - we are using a new music assessment program called Smartmusic.  Many students have been doing well with this program, but we still have a number of students that have not turned in assignments.  Please encourage your students to continue working to turn these in, as it helps to make better musicians all around!  If students are having any technical issues, they should see the Help Desk at Joliet Central.  Our Help Desk has been able to help many students out with microphone issues.

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Estimados padres y estudiantes -

Algunos recordatorios / artículos:

1. Como recordatorio, el depósito para el viaje de la banda se está acercando rápidamente. Si planea asistir al viaje de la banda, asegúrese de pagar un depósito de $ 250 o tener al menos $ 250 en su cuenta de viaje.

Los cheques pueden hacerse a nombre de Joliet Central Band Parents Association. También puede pagar con una tarjeta de crédito visitando nuestro sitio de Charms. El viaje es el depósito es 17 de octubre.

Puede verificar el saldo de su viaje revisando la cuenta de Charms de su estudiante. Por favor visite www.charmsoffice.com. El código de la escuela es jolietcentralband, y la contraseña es el número de identificación de su estudiante. Si necesita restablecer su contraseña, envíeme un correo electrónico.

2. Todavía tenemos honorarios pendientes por honorarios uniformes. Por favor, pague estos artículos tan pronto como sea posible. Los saldos no pagados se convierten en la escuela como obligaciones cerca del final del año.

3. Nuestra cena de chuletas de cerdo todavía necesita voluntarios. Por favor, visite este enlace web para registrarse: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4eaba62eabfe3-pork

4. Finalmente - estamos usando un nuevo programa de evaluación musical llamado Smartmusic. Muchos estudiantes han estado haciendo bien con este programa, pero todavía tenemos un número de estudiantes que no han dado vuelta en asignaciones. Por favor anime a sus estudiantes a seguir trabajando para convertirlos, ya que ayuda a hacer mejores músicos por todos lados! Si los estudiantes tienen algún problema técnico, deben ver el Help Desk de Joliet Central. Nuestro Help Desk ha sido capaz de ayudar a muchos estudiantes con problemas de micrófono.

Fall Update

Dear students and parents,

Thank you to all for a successful start of the school year!  In a short amount of time, we have:

  • performed a concert at Bicentennial Park with the Symphonic Band
  • performed at open house with our Big Band
  • performed with the marching band at our first football game
  • debuted our new uniforms with the help of many parent volunteers
  • started on concert band and symphonic band in the classroom

Pictures of the group on Friday night in the new uniforms are coming soon!

Some updates and reminders:

  • Please view our calendar for all upcoming dates and events.  If it's on the calendar and it's your group, you need to be there!
  • Band fees are due!  Please visit www.charmsoffice.com, and enter jolietcentralband as the school code.  You may then login using your student's ID number, and you may view financial balances and other information.  If you are unable to login, please email me at dstinson@jths.org and I can reset your password.
  • Band trip information was sent out via the HAC system.  We assume the cost of the trip will go down, but we will need a preliminary count of how many students are planning on attending.  If your student is planning on attending the band trip, please visit the email in HAC, and submit your deposit by October 17.
  • New this year: we are now accepting payments through credit card/paypal in Charms.   You can pay for band fees, trip deposits, etc, via credit card.  You do not need a paypal account to use credit cards!
  • Your students have assignments due this year using our Smartmusic system.  When you have a chance, ask them to show you the program - it's a great tool to help us manage assessment, and help your students practice more!

Many upcoming dates - please check the calendar.  As a final note, our first home concert will be Sunday, November 19 at 3pm!

Updates and Reminders for the Week of 5/7

Congratulations to our Symphonic Band for a wonderful performance at the 2017 SuperState Band Festival at the University of Illinois!  I hope you all had a great time, and were inspired by the other performing bands (especially the University of Illinois Wind Symphony!).

We are on the home stretch - a few reminders of upcoming events.

  • Tues/May 9: Band Info Night, 7pm, Auditorium. All 2017-2018 Band Members.
  • Thu/May 18: Band Placement Auditions (for 8th graders or concert members wishing to audition for symphonic band)
  • Fri/May 19: AVAC Graduation (Symphonic Band, School Day)
  • Sat/May 20: CSO Trip (optional)
  • Sun/May 21: Spring Concert (All Band Members)
  • Fri/May 26: Graduation (Symphonic Band)
  • Tues/May 30: First Marching Band Rehearsal for 2017 season! 6-8pm.

Updates and Reminders for the Week of 4/3/2017

This week:

  • Tue/4: Big Band, 6-8pm.
  • Thu/6: Jazz Lab, 3:30-4:30pm.
    • Symphonic Band: Clinic with Dr. Peterson, Director of Bands from University of Illinois. 5:45pm call time, 6-8pm reehearsal.
  • Fri/7: Pep Assembly (during school)
  • Sat/8: Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival: 1pm call, 2pm leave, 5:15pm performance, 9:30-10pm return.
    • A separate email/attachment has gone out for this event.

Correction: Band Info Night is Tuesday, May 9, 2017!

BPA Meeting for April 4: Cancelled
 

Letter from the BPA:

The Joliet Central Band Parent meeting for Tuesday night April 4th has been cancelled because of the busy time for the dinner dance. If you are not aware this is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Please find attached, as a reminder, the donation request letter and flyer for the dance. We would again ask that you share with your employer, friends and family that may own a business for donations and ads.

We currently have SIX parents working on a fundraiser that will benefit 112 students, imagine if 106 more parents were to participate in some way! It takes a village to raise the wonderful musicians that they are becoming. Please consider donating your time and efforts!

If you will be attending the dinner dance, please ensure your reservation with:

Christine Kollross cmkollross@yahoo.com (815) 557-6947
For monetary or product donation:
Nancy Timm nktimm@gmail.com (815) 545-9058
For ads:
Lorena Verdin-Singletary lpverdin@yahoo.com (815) 514-0744

Exciting things to come for our band family next year, we need your help to ensure that it's a success for these wonderful musicians now and the future years! 
With respect,

Nancy Timm
(815) 545-9058

 

Audition Music is Posted

Concert band members and current eighth graders may audition for our symphonic band.  Please visit tinyurl.com/jchsmusic to go directly to the information and music.

Big Band Dinner Dance...

is on April 21, and quickly approaching!  We are still accepting donations for this events.  If you need any information to give to someone at your workplace, or if you have someone in mind that may be interested in donating items or services, please let us know.  More information will be available soon regarding the event.

Calendar

Our calendar can be accessed by visiting clicking here : calendar page.  Please be sure to stay up on dates.

Updates and Reminders for the Week of 3/20/2017

This week:

  • Tue/21: Big Band, 6-8pm.
  • Thu/23: Band Officer and Section leader applications due; Jazz Lab, 3:30-5pm; Chicago Symphony Trip down payment due: $50.

Radio Disney/Give a Note/CMA Concert

Wow!  What an exciting night with the Joliet Central Band, Los 5, Radio Disney, the Give a Note Foundation, the Country Music Awards, and finally, the National Association for Music Education.  Phew!  

My sincerest thanks to all involved that day; Nancy Timm and Lorena Singletary put in a lot of work to ensure I was able to react to specifics from our guests that day - a HUGE thank you to them; all of our supporters that were able to attend and watch; finally, a big thank you to all of our students on preparing for this event, and dealing with a stressed out band director.  I appreciate all of you!

And now the fun part - I get to spend our $5000 grant on your kids!  We'll have some new items for the band coming in soon; stay tuned!

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trip

A letter was emailed/texted/facebooked to all regarding this.  In short, the $50 deposit is due Thursday, March 23 to reserve a spot.  All band students are encouraged to attend!  Please contact me at dstinson@jths.org for any questions.

Audition Music is Posted

Concert band members and current eighth graders may audition for our symphonic band.  Please visit tinyurl.com/jchsmusic to go directly to the information and music.

Big Band Dinner Dance...

is on April 21, and quickly approaching!  We are still accepting donations for this events.  If you need any information to give to someone at your workplace, or if you have someone in mind that may be interested in donating items or services, please let us know.  More information will be available soon regarding the event.

Calendar

Our calendar can be accessed by visiting clicking here : calendar page.  Please be sure to stay up on dates.

Band Letter Mailed

A band "end of the year" letter was mailed out to all band families.  If you did not receive this, please let me know.  For your convenience, you may also access the letter by clicking here.

That's all for this week - Spring Break soon!

 

Updates and Reminders for the Week of 3/6/2017

Updates:

  • Tue, 3/7: Big Band, 6-8pm. Band Parent Meeting: 7pm. 
  • Thu, 3/9: Jazz Lab, 3:30-4:30pm

UPCOMING CONCERTS (including Radio Disney)

  • Thu, 3/16: Chamber Concert: Select Students.  6pm, Student Center Galleria. 
  • Fri, 3/17: JCHS Band and Radio Disney Concert (all band students).
    • We are awaiting more info from Radio Disney, but right now, we are looking at a 6pm call time, 7pm concert, and 8pm meet and greet with the artist.
    • Radio Disney will make the announcement soon on who our guest artist will be

SYMPHONIC BAND: CHICAGOLAND INVITATIONAL CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL, APRIL 8, 2017

The Joliet Central Symphonic Band will perform at the Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival on April 8, 2017, hosted at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, IL.  As of right now, our preliminary performance time will be 5:15pm.  Call time and spectator information will be released soon!

CALENDAR AND STAYING CONNECTED

A reminder: our band calendar is located online at www.jolietcentralbands.org, under calendar.  The calendar is updated regularly - please stay informed and connected!