Band Update: Weeks of April 15 & April 22

  • Tue/16: Wentz Hall Concert (Symphonic Band). 3:15pm call time to band room; load and leave by 3:30pm; arrive at North Central College/Wentz Hall by 4:15pm. Rehearsal/clinic, dinner, change; concert is at 7pm, and tickets are available that day at Wentz Hall. Adult tickets at $5, student, $3. Following concert, we will return to Central by approximately 9:30pm.

  • Wed/17: Big Band, 6-8pm

  • Thu/18: St. Francis Digital Audio Concert: period 4/5. The University of St. Francis will be visiting our campus to give a concert involving students from their Digital Audio Recording Arts program. This will be in place of our band period, and symphonic band students should report directly to the auditorium on Thursday. Concert band students that have an interest in digital audio production as a career should speak with Mr. Stinson about attending this event.

  • Mon/22: Symphonic Band clinic in class clinic with Mrs. Stacey Dolan-Larson, Band Director, VanderCook College of Music.

  • Tue/23: Big Band Rehearsal, 6-8; Jazz combo reports to Mr./Ms. J Banquet for performance (note: this is a date change, as the organizers of Mr./Ms. J changed the banquet date)

Other Information

  • Symphonic Band: SuperState takes place on Saturday, May 4. Our call time at Central will be 12:30pm. We will arrive at U of I at 3:30pm for getting ready, food, etc, and perform at 6:30pm. Parents and friends - if you have not attended SuperState before, this is the best festival for bands in the state of Illinois at one of the best concert venues in the country! There is no admission to enter - we hope to see all parents and friends there!

  • Congratulations to our symphonic band for earning a Division 1: Superior at the IHSA Band Contest. Special congratulations to our concert band for earning an Excellent rating - this is the first time in a long time that our concert band has performed at a contest, and we are proud of their efforts and their contribution to the history and legacy of our band program!

  • Joliet Young Musicians Mentor Band returns this summer! Please keep an eye out the week of April 22 for registration information. If you know any students that will be entering 6th through 8th grade, please spread the word about our summer band program.

  • Our final concert is May 19, 3pm, Central Auditorium.