Reminders and Updates for Week of 9/23/2019


REMINDERS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKs taken from our online calendar at

  • Tue/24: Big Band, 6-8pm

  • Wed/25: Band Dining Night: Culver’s on Larkin Ave

  • Thu/26: Marching Band Rehearsal, 6-8pm

  • Fri/27: Home Football Game

    • Marching Band Run-Through Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30pm;

    • Dressed and ready by 5:45pm; band leaves at 5:45pm to football field

    • Game begins at 6:30pm, and will end at approximately 9pm.

    • All tickets for home games are pre-sale; please visit this link for more details.

  • Tue/Oct 1: ILMEA Auditions - select students; bus leaves at 3:30pm.

  • Tue/Oct 1: Dining night at Aurelio’s, 5:30-6:30pm (NO JAZZ REHEARSAL)

  • Wed/Oct 2: Marching Band performance at Powder Puff Football Game

  • Thu/Oct 3: NO MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL! We will use the Powder Puff game as our run-through/rehearsal.

  • Sat/Oct 5: Homecoming Parade and Performance


Mattress Sale: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10-5pm, Joliet Central Student Center Galleria.


  • Our next NYC trip payment of $350 is due on Friday, November 8, 2019. We ask that you please be timely with payments, as we have to pay our tour company on time.  Payment may be made via cash, check, or credit card online at If you have difficulty with the charms system, please contact Mr. Stinson at


  • Our first concert will be here before we know it. Our Fall concert takes place on Sunday, November 17, at 3pm. For new members and parents: concerts are required events and are graded. The success of our performances depends on the participation of every member.


  • Reminder: Ms. Sujka needs forms Please complete the attached form and return at your earliest convenience. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM.

  • Please sign up for our Remind account. Many of our updates are sent out via Remind. Text 81010 to @jtcband to subscribe to updates. Please note that messages are one way, and I do not have two-way conversations set-up for remind.

  • Calendar - it is very important that all of us stay up to date with the calendar! Please visit our calendar by CLICKING HERE or going to the portion of the website that says “calendar.”

  • Communication: for communication with Mr. Stinson, please use email ( or phone (815-727-6705). Please note that I am unable to respond to Facebook, Twitter, Remind, or other social media messaging systems.