Fall Update: 10/29/2018

Dear Parents and Students -

The following information is an update about some upcoming band events and information. For our full calendar, please visit the calendar section of our website by clicking on this link.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Big Band Rehearsal is every Tuesday from 6-8pm.

  • Thu/Nov 1: Marching Band Recognition Night, 7pm, Cafeteria

  • Thu/Nov 8: Full Marching Rehearsal for Light Up the Holidays Parade, 3:30-5:30pm (time has been changed to accommodate the All-City Band concert.)

  • Fri/Nov 9: Symphonic Band Performance at Veteran’s Day Assembly, period 7 & 8

  • Thu/Nov 15: Full Marching Rehearsal for Light Up the Holidays Parade, 6-8pm is CANCELED - NO REHEARSAL

  • *Sun/Nov 18: Fall Concert, 3pm. Concert band call time: 2pm. Symphonic Band call time: 1:30pm for rehearsal with guest artist*

  • Fri/Nov 23: Light Up the Holidays Parade, Marching Band; Downtown Joliet

FALL CONCERT DETAILS

Our Fall concert is Sunday, November 19 at 3pm. Concert band call time: 2pm. Symphonic Band call time: 1:30pm for rehearsal with guest artist. We offer some leniency on pep band and some marching band events, but home concerts and festivals are mandatory and for a grade! All of the students depend on each other for a great performance; attendance at these events is very important.

Dress is concert black. Students are being fitted this week. They should remember to bring their black dress shoes and long black socks for the concert, along with their white tuxedo shirt (men). Women should wear flat black shoes (marching band shoes are OK). Heels or high shoes are tough to walk on stage with, and students could end up falling in these shoes. Please - no excessive jewelry or excessive make-up.

We also would love to see more audience members at our concert. Concerts are free and open to the public, so please help us spread the word! We are lucky enough to have a nationally known featured Guest Artist, Dr. Leah Schuman, performing with us. Not many schools get to do things in band like we do!

BUY THE SOUND CAMPAIGN

Our commissioning project is off and running. By May, our students will get to perform a piece written specifically for them from a Hollywood Composer (that just happens to be a Joliet Central Alum). If you or someone you know would like to donate towards this campaign, please view the link below. Even if you are unable to donate, please feel free to share this link. This is a great opportunity for our students!

https://www.jths.org/joliet-central-high-school/athletics-activities/buy-the-sound

SMARTMUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

Students in concert and symphonic band have playing assessments, also known as Smartmusic Assignments, that are due. We typically use these assessments to make sure that we are prepared on concert and festival music. If your student is missing any Smartmusic assignments in the grade book, please help to encourage them to complete these. Students may access Smartmusic assignments on their device wherever the have internet.

FUNDRAISING

Thank you to everyone that participated in our recent fundraisers! We sold over 400 bags of popcorn. These profits help to keep our band program affordable for all.

2019-2020 TENTATIVE TRIP

We are beginning to think about our band trip for next school year! Stay tuned!