9/12/2016 Updates and Reminders

UPDATES and reminders for the week of 9/12/2016

Tues, 9/13: Symphonic Band Seating auditions, period 4 & 5.
Tues, 9/13: ILMEA Practice Session, 4-5pm (select students)
Tues, 9/13: Percussion Practice, 4-5:30pm
Tues, 9/13: Marching Band Rehearsal, 7-9pm (finishing the show!)

Thu, 9/15: Marching Band Rehearsal, 7-9pm (reviewing the show and pregame)
Fri, 9/16: Pep Assembly during 8th period; further information handed out this week.
Sat, 9/17: HOMECOMING Parade and Game

HOMECOMING day schedule and details, Saturday, September 17

  • 8:00am: band room available for dressing/prepping for the parade.

  • 9:00am: line up for parade.

  • 9:30am: parade steps off.

  • 10:30am: approximate end to homecoming parade.  Student break: students should either bring food, or bring money for food at an area restaurant.

  • 12:00pm: call time: fully dressed, on band room stage.  

  • 12:30pm: blocked up in parking lot; depart for stadium.

  • 1:00pm: game begins

  • 3:30pm: approximate end to game.  Return uniforms, clean band room, then released.

OTHER items and updates.

  • Our first concert for concert and symphonic band will be the Sounds of the Season concert on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 3pm, alongside the JCHS orchestra and choir.
  • The Joliet Central Band Concert, featuring a full repertoire from the symphonic band, big band, and combined concert and symphonic band will be Thursday, December 15th, at 7pm in the JCHS Auditorium.  This concert begins the 105th year of the Joliet Township Band program.  
  • Jazz Lab is a new jazz group open to any instrumentalist, wind, string, or percussion, and begins rehearsals in October.  Students interested in participating should see Mr. Stinson.  No audition is required, just an interest in performing jazz!
  • Private instruction for music students is highly recommended, and a staple of every successful music program.  If your student is looking for private lesson teacher recommendations, please contact Mr. Stinson.