Monday, January 9, 2017

ILMEA All-State Members!

Congratulations to our following band students for their selection into the ILMEA All-State Ensembles.
  • Jenna Morgan - Bass Clarinet (Band)
  • Emily Worden - Trumpet (Orchestra) 
The All-State Concert will be held in the Peoria Civic Center at 3:15 pm on Saturday, January 28th.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Winter Band Concert!

Our annual Winter Band Concert will be Thursday, December 8th @ 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  Our jazz band and percussion ensembles will present seasonal holiday music.

All band students are required to be in attendance for the evening.

Be sure to check the band calendar for all Basketball Game performances coming up!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Parade Info! -> Oct. 29th (Sat)

Saturday, October 29th!
Report time: 1:00 pm
Busses will leave: 1:20 pm
Parade starts: 2:00 pm

Busses will transport us to the Minooka Elementary School for the start of the parade.  The parade will end at MCHS Central Campus parking lot.  We should be done by 2:40 pm (approx)

Atttire: Black drillmaster shoes, socks, and pants (same as summer outfit) HOWEVER you may wear costumes from the waist up.  Try to wear as much orange/black as possible!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ILMEA news!

Congratulations to the following band students who have been selected to ILMEA District I Band and Orchestra!

Jenna Morgan - Band
Carmella Russell - Band
Gina Russell - Band
Emily Worden - Orchestra

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Marching Indians conclude season on a high note!

Congratulations to everyone for the outstanding 3rd place finish at the University of Illinois Marching Band Championships!

This marks the 3rd time in the last 4 years our Marching Indians have brought home a placement trophy at this state level competition.

Congrats to our Seniors for 4 great years of marching band performances!

Monday, October 10, 2016

U of I Info for Saturday, Oct 15th!

Performance site: Memorial Stadium
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
October 15th, 2016 - Saturday 


Parent Release Link 
U of I - Spectator Information Link!
Live Streaming available here

Students should wear orange band t-shirt all day and bring money for lunch in Rantoul as well as later for concessions at Memorial Stadium.

Schedule for the day!


  9:30 am  - REQUIRED Rehearsal at MCHS 
11:15 am - Load busses/ attendance
11:45 am - Leave MCHS
 1:45 pm – Arrive Rantoul (lunch- bring money)
 3:00pm – Leave Rantoul
 3:30 pm - Arrive / Change into Uniforms / Unload Trailer
 4:30 pm - Check-in to Warm-Up table
 4:45 pm - Warm-up (Lot C)
 5:30 pm - Leave Warm-up area
 5:40 pm - Arrive at South Tunnel of Stadium
 5:45 pm - Marching Indians Performance!
 6:05 pm - Band picture outside stadium
 6:20 pm - Return to buses / change / load trailer / return to stadium
 7:00 pm - Watch bands / concessions / visit vendors under stadium
 9:00 pm  - Marching Illini Perform
 9:15 pm - Awards ceremony in stadium
10:00 pm - Load busses/attendance
10:30 pm - Leave U of I
12:45 am - Arrive at MCHS (time approx)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Downer Grove South Competition - Oct 8th

Performance site: 
Downers Grove South High School
436 Norfolk Street  , Downers Grove, IL
October 8th - Saturday

Students are required to wear their orange band t-shirts for the day.

Parent Release Permission Form to take your son/daughter home after performance is completeThis must be completed before the date of the contest!!!


All students should eat a solid meal:

 > Before morning report time
 > Students are allowed to bring light snacks and water on bus during trip

   8:30 am - Report time - Load busses / / attendance
   9:15 am - Leave MCHS
 10:15 am  - arrive at DGS (change into uniforms)
 11:15 am – Leave for warm-up area
 11:25 am - Warm-up Time
 12:30 pm - Marching Indians Field Show Performance!
  12:50 pm – return to busses / load / change out of uniform / attendance
  1:30 pm -  Leave DGS and travel to Yorktown Center (mall) 
  2:00 pm - Arrive at Yorktown Center Food Court (mall) - eat lunch
  3:15 pm – Report back to busses (Leave Yorktown Center)
  3:30 pm - Arrive at DGS / watch bands
  5:30 pm - Finalists announced  / *leave for home or dress for FINALS
  7:00 pm - Finals competition starts - warmup schedule to be announced at busses
10:30 pm - Finals Award ceremony
10:45 pm - Return to busses / attendance
11:10 pm - Leave DGS
12:00 am - Arrive at MCHS
 *Note: if we do not make Finals, we will return to MCHS by 7:30pm

 Link for more info from the Downers Grove South competition website!
(parking, ticket pricing, competition schedule, location, etc)