Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekend Reminders!

This Saturday, April 25, Jazz Band II will be performing at the choir's "Night of Entertainment" fundraiser. The call time for this event is 5:50. Attire is nice clothes. We will perform in the cafetorium at Central campus from approximately 6:30-6:45 pm.

Jazz Band I... enjoy a night off!

Also, a reminder that any students participating in the Fox Valley Music Festival should report to the band room at 12:15 pm this Sunday, April 26th to bus to the rehearsal at Bartlett High School.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fox Valley Honor Band !

The MCHS band program will have 10 representatives participating in the annual Fox Valley Music Festival at Bartlett High School on April 26th & April 27th.  The concert is at 7:30 pm on April 27th in the host's school gymnasium.

Students selected from our school include: Andrea Aguilera, Greg Alexander, Paula Bernhard, John Bond, Kelley Cerovac, Denine Cochran, Lauren Govednik, Alex Halaska, Melissa Hallihan, and Hannah Knorr.

Students for the festival are selected through a nomination system for each of the 23 participating high schools from the Fox Valley region of Illinois.

The guest conductor is Bruce Moss from Bowling Green University in KY.

Jazz Band I to perform at JJC Concert!

Jazz Band I has accepted an invitation to perform at the JJC Jazz Concert on May 1st at 7:30 pm. Our jazz band will perform their 3 contest arrangements that received 1st place ratings at the recent IHSA contest and several other pieces featuring our 20 member ensemble. The MCHS Jazz Band will perform during the first half of the concert and will be followed by JJC Jazz Ensemble directed Mr. Charles Morgan.

The concert is open to the public and the admission is only $2.00 if you mention you are from Minooka at the ticket office!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Congratulations to everyone for 3 fantastic performances at the IHSA Band Contest at Morris HS!  The performances impressed the judges and the audience. Your directors are very proud of your accomplishment!


Concert/Symphonic Band :
Judge 1 - 1st place rating
Judge 2 - 1st place rating
Judge 3 - 1st place rating
Sightreading Judge - 2nd place rating (only 1 pt. from a 1st)

Wind Ensemble :
Judge 1 - 1st place rating
Judge 2 - 1st place rating
Judge 3 - 1st place rating (perfect score)
Sightreading Judge - 1st place rating (perfect score)

Jazz Band :
Judge 1 - 1st place rating
Judge 2 - 1st place rating (perfect score)
Judge 2 - 1st place rating