Friday, May 19, 2017

Exciting Announcement -> 2018 Band Trip!

 *  New Orleans  *
April 5th - April  8th

Band students will experience performances at Tulane University, Jackson Square Artillery Park, Palm Court Jazz Cafe, and at the Natchez Steamboat passenger dock.

Historical and cultural learning opportunities will occur at the Preservation Jazz, Hall, New Orleans city tour, Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, the French Market/Quarter, National WWII Museum, Laura Plantation, New Orleans School of Cooking, Tulane University Tour, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour, and Palm Court Jazz Experience.

Approximate Total Cost:  $1485.00  
(includes airfare/hotel/attractions/most meals)
Parent Trip Meeting: August 17, 2017 in Performing Arts Center @ 7:00 pm
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017  (non-refundable $100 deposit due)

Registration begins:  August 17, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 22nd IHSA Contest Info!

Below is the schedule for the IHSA Organizational Band Contest at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School on Saturday, April 22nd:

Wind Symphony Schedule 
11:00 am - Report time
11:15 am - Busses leave MCHS
1:00 pm - Wind Symphony warm-up
1:30 pm - Wind Symphony Performance time!
2:00 pm - start loading
2:30 pm - leave
3:30 pm - approximate arrival at MCHS

Wind Ensemble Schedule
 1:00 pm - Report time
 1:15 pm - Busses leave MCHS
 3:00 pm - Wind Ensemble warm-up
 3:30 pm - Wind Ensemble Performance time!
 4:00 pm - start loading
 4:30 pm - leave
 5:30 pm - approximate arrival at MCHS

attire is the same as for our concerts:
  • Black dress clothes from the waist down, black or white dress clothes from the waist up
  • Pants only (no skirts)
  • Tops may not be spaghetti strap or strapless, unless you are wearing something over it
  • NO jeans or athletic shoes (even if they are black)
  • Black dress shoes
You will have points deducted from your grade for this performance if your attire does not meet expectations! Please see Mr. Anderson/Ms Wych with any questions regarding appropriate attire.

Parent permission slips will be issued to students in class and will need to be returned to Mr. Anderson or Ms. Wych by Wednesday, April 19th.

If you intend on taking home your student after the performance, you MUST fill out the Activity Release Form.

Family and friends are welcome to attend this free performance! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

SPC Band Festival

Congratulations to the following band students for their selection into 2017 SPC Band Festival!

The festival day is February 21st at Plainfield North HS.  There will be a concert presented at 7:00pm and is free to the public.

Freshman - Rixie Davis, Nick Loychik, Haile Lindstrom, Miranda Gierman, Hailee Wilmouth

Sophomore - Gina Russell, Grace Bette, Giovanny Sanchez, Josh Beck, Rachel Troksa

Junior - Hailee Dilworth, Blaine Fuson, Isabelle Jasper

Senior - Liz Badalamenti, Chris Brandt, Nathan Garner, Jenna Morgan, Carmella Russell, Danielle Sumner, Emily Worden

Thursday, January 26, 2017

All - State Band Students!

Congratulations to Emily Worden for her 6th chair placement in the top HONORS orchestra and to Jenna Morgan for her 5th chair placement in the top HONORS band at the Illinois Educator's Music Convention in Peoria.

The will be performing in concert at 3:15pm on January 28th (Sat) at the Peoria Civic Center with the best instrumentalists across the state if Illinois!

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!