Friday, December 9, 2011

Winter Concert Info

Rehearsals for the Winter Concert are this Sunday, 12/11 and Monday, 12/12.

Fr/Soph Band - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Jr/Sr Band - 7:45 - 9:15 pm

The Winter Concert is Tuesday, 12/13. Call time is 6:15 pm, with the concert beginning at 7.


MCHS Band Concert Dress Code:


Concert attire is black and white dress clothes. All school dress code rules apply! The dress code can be found on page 37 of the Student Handbook.


Appropriate attire is as follows:


Boys

Black dress pants

Black or white dress shirt

Black socks & dress shoes

Optional: Black or white tie


Girls

Black dress pants with nice black or white top

Black skirt with black tights/leggings and nice black or white top

Black dress with black tights/leggings

Black dress shoes (with black socks or tights)


Girls please note:

  • Black tights/nylons are required if you are wearing a skirt or dress.
  • Skirts must be just above the knee or longer - NO shorter! A skirt that only reaches your fingertips is still too short for sitting on a stage in a formal concert setting.
  • Dresses and tops may be sleeveless (i.e., only open at the shoulder) – spaghetti strap or strapless tops/dresses are not allowed unless you are wearing a sweater over the dress.


If you are unsure if your outfit is appropriate, please see Mr. Anderson or Ms. Wych BEFORE the day of the concert!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Kayla Bachar, who was selected for the Illinois Music Educator's Association All-State Band! The audition that earned Kayla a spot in the IMEA District 1 Band in November also qualified her for this great honor and opportunity.

Kayla will travel to Peoria in January to spend two days rehearsing with top high school musicians from around the state. The event will conclude with an All-State Band, Orchestra, and Choir concert on Saturday, January 28th.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our MCHS Band families!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

IMEA District Band!

Congratulations to Kayla Bachar for selection by audition into the Illinois Music Educator's Association District I Band! Kayla plays flute and is one of our section leaders!

The concert will be at Downers Grove South HS starting at 4:00 pm on November 19th.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Minooka to host Naperville Central in 1st playoff matchup!
Friday (10/28)

Report time will be: 6:00 pm!
Sectionals: 6:15 pm
Line up: 6:30 pm
Report to stadium at 6:40 pm
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ISU Competition Day (10/29)

Rehearsal -> 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Break -> 10:30 am - 11:20 am
Load busses -> 11:20 am
Leave MCHS -> 11:45 am (restroom stop en route)
MCHS Performance time -> 3:38 pm
ISU Band Performance-> 6:20 pm
Awards --> 6:40 pm
Leave ISU -> 7:30 pm
Arrive home -> 9:15 pm (approx)


Thursday, October 13, 2011

U of I Competition Schedule!

Schedule:
9:00 am - Rehearsal at MCHS
11:30 pm -Lunch (on your own)
12:40 pm -Report time to load busses/trailers
1:00 pm -Leave MCHS
6:04 pm - Performance time!
8:10 pm - "Marching Illini" perform!
8:45 pm - Award Ceremony
11:45 pm - Return to MCHS (time approx.)

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Location: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Competition starts - 8:00 am
Performance time - 6:04 pm
Awards Ceremony -8:45 pm

additional show info available at:

Go Marching Indians!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Corn Festival Parade Info

Report time for the Grundy County Corn Festival Parade will be 1:45 pm on Sunday, Oct. 2nd. The band should be returning back to Minooka at approximately 4:45 pm.

Our band is unit #117 in the parade. Students will dress into full uniform in the band room before we leave MCHS.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Benedictine University Field Show Competition Schedule!

Our 2nd field show competition is quickly approaching!

Schedule:
10:00 am -> rehearsal at MCHS
12:00 pm -> lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm -> report time to load busses/trailers
1:45 pm -> leave MCHS
9:15 pm-> return to MCHS (time approx.)

(there will time to buy concessions between 6 pm & 8 pm)

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Location: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Competition starts - 1:15 pm
Performance time - 5:00pm
Awards Ceremony - 7:45 pm

Go Marching Indians!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stagg HS Field Show Competition Schedule!

Our first field show competition is quickly approaching!

Schedule:
1:30 pm -> rehearsal at MCHS
3:00 pm -> dinner (on your own)
4:30 pm -> report time to load busses/trailers
5:15 pm -> leave MCHS
11:15 pm-> return to MCHS (time approx.)

(there will be no time to eat after we leave at 4:30 until after our performance at 8:15 pm)

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Location: Stagg High School, Palos Hills, IL
Competition starts - 3:15 pm
Performance time - 8:15 pm
Awards Ceremony - 9:45 pm

additional show info available at:

Go Marching Indians!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Important Uniform Announcement!

Due to the weather forecast of extreme heat for tomorrow afternoon and evening, the band will be wearing our SUMMER UNIFORMS for tomorrow's football game. This includes the orange band polo, black pants, black socks, and Drillmasters.

*Please check NOW to make sure your orange polo and black pants and socks are clean!*

Other uniform regulations are still in effect - no jewelry, unnatural-looking makeup, etc.

Seniors may still change into full uniform for your picture at 4:40 pm.

Call time for all non-senior band members remains 6:30 pm.

Also, please try to wear your orange band t-shirt to school tomorrow to show how much school spirit the band brings to MCHS!
BE ORANGE!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Senior Night/Football Friday!

Report time for band members is 6:30 pm Friday, Sept. 2. This is our first home football game (vs. Providence). The marching band will stay for the entire game. The band will be providing a pre-game show as well as the first public performance of our competition show. The band will also play spirit tunes in the stands to support our FB team! Varsity games usually end sometime between 9:45 pm & 10:15 pm.

Seniors are to report to the main gym at 4:40 pm in full band uniform for pictures.

GO INDIANS!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Minooka Summerfest Weekend!

Report time is 9:30 am on Saturday, August 27th for the Minooka Summerfest Parade/Concert. The parade starts at 10:15 am from the Central Campus parking lot and concludes in the downtown Minooka parking lot. The band will perform a short concert after the parade. We will dismiss immediately after the concert from the parking lot.

Band students will wear their summer band uniforms (polos, black "docker" style pants, black socks/drillmasters)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Demonstration/Potluck/Information Night!

Students should report to the band room at 5:00 pm wearing their orange band t-shirts and jeans. Parents should drop off potluck items in the cafetorium (central campus) and then come to the stadium for a preview of our 2011 competition show! All relatives and friends of the band are invited for the free show! We will begin at 5:30 pm! After the show, our evening will conclude in the cafetorium with a potluck and an information presentation about our fall marching band season by our MCHS band boosters.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MCHS Band is on Facebook!

Minooka Community High School Band has a Facebook page! Become a fan for last-minute reminders, quick updates, and anything else that we feel can/should be distributed quickly and informally.

This blog will continue to be the primary source of band information, so continue to check it often! The Facebook page is a supplement to the blog.

See you at practice tonight!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rehearsal/Band Picture Day/Channahon Parade Info

Rehearsal - August 10th (Wed)
Our first evening rehearsal will be Wednesday (8/10) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Marching Band Picture Day - August 13th (Sat) Picture time is 9:00 am. Our full marching band will have their picture taken for the fall athletic programs. Students are to report to the band room by 8:45 am to prepare for the picture. Students should wear the summer band outfit. (the same as we wear for our August parades). We should be finished by 9:30 am.

Channahon Parade Info - August 14th (Sun)
Report time is 10:45 am in the band room at Central Campus. All students should wear their orange polo shirt, black "docker style" pants (not skinny jeans!), black socks, and the black "Drill Master" marching shoes.

Our band is unit #37. The parade route starts at Bridge Street/Fryer Street. Parents will have the option to pick up their student when the band arrives at the end of the parade. I anticipate this to be between 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm. The busses will leave to return to MCHS within 15 minutes after reaching the end of the parade. Pick-up location is near the corner of Jessup Street and Bridge Street.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shorewood Parade / Rehearsal Info

Shorewood Parade

Report time is 10:30 am in the band room at Central Campus. All students should wear their orange polo shirt, black "docker style" pants, black socks, and the black "Drill Master" marching shoes.

Our band is Unit #20 in the parade. The parade route runs south on River Road and then west on Seil Road in Shorewood.

Parents will have the option to pick up their student when the band arrives at the end of the parade. I anticipate this to be between 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm. The busses will leave to return to MCHS within 15 minutes after reaching the end of the parade. Pick-up location is the corner of Wynstone Drive and Fieldstone Drive in Shorewood.

Rehearsal Information

Our first evening rehearsal will be Wednesday (8/10) from 6 pm to 8 pm.
(no rehearsal on Monday 8/8)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Reminders

We hope everyone's summer is off to an enjoyable and relaxing start! Just a few reminders before you put band out of your mind altogether...

Band camp forms and payment are due Wednesday, June 15th. It is extremely important that all required paperwork be submitted by this date, both to aid in planning on our end and to avoid incurring a $20 late fee on your end. These materials should be mailed to:

Minooka HS Band
PO Box 395
Minooka, IL 60447

Also, make sure to plan on a time for uniform fittings during sectional week. All band members must be fitted for a uniform. Upperclassmen will try on their uniform from last year and have it checked by a Uniform Mom. Freshmen should plan on approximately 30 minutes to be fitted for a new uniform.

Uniform fitting dates/times are as follows:

Sat, July 23rd (Freshman Day), 12 pm - 4 pm (Freshmen Only)

Sectional Week:
Mon, July 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Tues, July 26, 2 pm - 5 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm
Wed, July 27, 6 pm - 9 pm
Thurs, July 28, 2 pm - 6 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm

If you cannot make any of these times, please contact Denise Millsaps (815-953-1609) or Nancy Norris (815-467-1266) to arrange a fitting time.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Parade

Call time for the Memorial Day Parade is 8:30 am at the band room this Monday, May 30th! (call time for percussion is 8:15 am) We will bus to the parade starting point at Minooka Bible Church. After rehearsing with MJHS band, we will start the parade at 10 am, and then participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran's Park presented by the Minooka American Legion. The band will be dismissed from MCHS at approximately 11:45 am.

Attire:
Orange band polo
Black pants
Black socks
Drillmasters (did you take these out of your uniform bag in the fall??)

Make sure you also have your instrument, flip folder, and the three patriotic pieces we will be performing.

Eat a good breakfast and drink lots of water beforehand - it is going to be a hot day!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Graduation reminder

All band students should report to the band room at 1:30 pm (Sunday, May 22) pm for graduation. The attire is spring dress clothes. The ceremony should conclude by 3:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert is tomorrow, Thursday May 12th! Call time is 6:15 for all band students. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Performance order will be Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band II, and Jazz Band I, followed by announcements and senior awards.

Each student will also have a manilla envelope to pick up from the auditorium lobby immediately following the concert. This envelope contains any letters/patches/pins you have earned this year as well as all your information and paperwork for band camp. Please do not leave without picking up your packet!

Despite the summery weather we've had this week, please do keep in mind the concert dress code:

Boys
Black dress pants
Black or white dress shirt
Black socks & dress shoes
Optional: Black or white tie

Girls
Black dress pants or skirt with black tights and nice black and/or white top
Black dress with black tights
Black dress shoes (with black socks or tights)

Girls please note:
  • All skirts must adhere to the school dress code -- that is, the bottom of your skirt should be at or below your fingertips when you are standing up with your arms at your side. Please consider your skirt length when sitting as well as standing.
  • Dresses may be sleeveless (i.e., only open at the shoulder) -- spaghetti strap or strapless dresses are not allowed unless you are wearing a sweater over the dress.

We are looking forward to a wonderful concert tomorrow night!

Future Performances:
  • MCHS Graduation - Sunday, May 22nd, 1:30 pm call time (required of all freshman - junior band students)

  • Minooka Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 30th, 8:30 am call time (Required of all MCHS band students)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Section Leaders

Congratulations to our section leaders for the 2011-2012 season!

Flute
Becky Wolz & Kayla Bachar

Clarinet
Haley Reichardt & Anna Strle

Saxophone
Kevin Dasbach & Priya Bond

Horn
Charles Tierney

Trumpet
Audrey Schmidt & Eric Hugenberg

Low Brass
Austin Scholp & Ryan Volke

Percussion
TBD after percussion auditions

Thank you to everyone who tried out! Section leaders, we will be having a meeting in the band room on Tuesday, May 10th to discuss section leader camp and other obligations.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Section Leaders

Section leaders for the 2011-2012 season will be posted tomorrow morning at both South (outside Ms. Wych's room - 125) and Central (band room door). I will also update this post at that time. Thank you to everyone who applied - we appreciate that so many are willing to serve the band!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reminder- All section leader applications are due to Mr. Anderson or Ms. Wych by 3 pm on Friday, April 29th!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Congratulations to our Fox Valley Band members!

Concert at 7 pm on April 18th at Nequa Valley HS.

Flute -Kayla Bachar, Allison Turner
Clarinet-Hannah Knorr, Haley Reichardt, Brooke Dugan, Molly Willeford
Alto Sax-Anthony Abbonato
Horn-Kevin Hannon
Trumpet-Kelly Turner
Trombone-Austin Scholp
Euphonium-Ryan Volke

Sunday report time is 12:15 pm.

Friday, April 15, 2011

IHSA Band Contest Results

Congrats to all for the great performances at the contest!

Results-

Wind Ensemble
-> Judge #1 - I
-> Judge #2 - I
-> Judge #3 - I
Overall score - I

Con/Sym Band
-> Judge #1 - I
-> Judge #2 - II
-> Judge #3 - II
Overall score - II

Jazz Band
-> Judge #1 - I
-> Judge #2 - I
-> Judge #3 - I
Overall score - I

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The band booster meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 11th at 7 pm in the choir room.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Night of Entertainment!

Jazz I will be performing at the choir booster fundraiser's "Night of Entertainment" on Saturday, April 2nd in the cafetorim at central campus.

5:15 pm - Jazz I rehearsal in band room
6:30 pm - Jazz I performance time!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jazz I and II

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday, March 30th!
(no rehearsal on Mon, 3/28)

Jazz II - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Jazz I - 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday, March 18, 2011

Winterguard Home Show!

All are invited to come to the 7th Annual Minooka Winterguard Home Show at Central Campus on Saturday, March 19th! The show begins at 4 pm. There will 32 performance groups from a 3 state region! It promises to be fantastic afternoon and evening of entertainment!

Schedule of our own MCHS groups:

JV Guard - 4:49 pm
Varsity Guard - 7:42 pm
Minooka Indoor Percussion - 9:10 pm

Concessions will be available during the show in the cafetorium.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Beauty and the Beast !

Congrats to our pit for their great performances!

Flute - Kayla Bachar, Rebecca Bergmann, Allison Turner, Becky Wolz, Melissa Kubacki, Ashley Grygienc, Karey O'Brien

Oboe - Erin Matthewson

Clarinet - Haley Reichardt, Brooke Dugan, Anna Strle, Molly Willeford

Bari Sax - Anthony Abbonato

Trumpet - Kelly Turner, Alex Vallejo, Audrey Schmidt, Eric Hugenberg, Robyn Clarke

Horn - Kevin Hannon, Aric Anderson, Alicia Dziedzic, Charles Tierney

Trombone - Austin Scholp, Tony Jones, Ryan Volke

Keyboards - Melissa Jepsen, Kelley Cerovac, John Kauffman

Percussion - Kyle McComb, Natalie O'Brien, Jake Kuchenbecker

Monday, March 7, 2011

Assembly for March 8th

Congratulations to our Poms on the their 2nd place finish at state!

All the Jr/Sr band members will be playing music for a recognition assembly at South and Central Campus on Tuesday (Mar 8)!

At 8:05 am the Jr/Sr band members will be reporting directly to the band room to load a bus to go to South. After the assembly at South, we will be returning to Central campus to play for the second assembly. Jr/Sr band members will be missing all of first hour and a portion of second hour.

Students are not required to wear orange t-shirts. Jr/Sr. band students who need to be in class first hour for an important test, project, or presentation will be excused from playing the assembly at South.

Fr/So band members will have the option to play with the Jr/Sr pep band at South, if you have your band instrument with you. (fr/so band instruments will NOT be brought to South for you)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bus times for Contest!

Bus schedule for March 5th S/E IHSA Contest!
All students have already signed up for their bus times.

Depart Minooka HS
6:15 am
8:00 am
10:15 am

Leave Princeton HS
12:30 pm
3:00 pm
4:45 pm

Travel time between Minooka and Princeton is approximately 1 hr 15 minutes.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Assembly! !

Congratulations to our wrestling team on the their 2nd place finish at state!

All the Jr/Sr band members will be playing music for a recognition assembly at South and Central Campus on Monday (Feb 28)!

At 8:05 am the Jr/Sr band members will be reporting directly to the band room to load a bus to go to South. After the assembly at South, we will be returning to Central campus to play for the second assembly. Jr/Sr band members will be missing all of first hour and a portion of second hour.

Students are not required to wear orange t-shirts. Jr/Sr. band students who need to be in class first hour for an important test, project, or presentation will be excused from playing the assembly at South.

Fr/So band members will have the option to play with the Jr/Sr pep band at South, if you have your band instrument with you. (fr/so band instruments will NOT be brought to South for you)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Congratulations to our SPC Band Members!

Jr/Sr Band
Flute - Allison Turner, Rebecca Bergmann
Clarinet - Hannah Knorr, Kelley Cerovac, Haley Riechardt
Alto Sax - Anthony Abbonato
Tenor Sax - Kevin Dasbach
Trumpet - Kelly Turner, Alex Vallejo
Horn - Kevin Hannon
Trombone - Austin Scholp
Euphonium - Ryan Volke

Fr/So Band
Oboe- Erin Matthewson
Flute - Kayla Bachar, Sarah Danielson
Clarinet - Sarah Vogelsanger, Sarah Hoy
Bari Sax - Megan Chocholek
Trumpet - Eric Hugenberg, Ashley Brown
Horn - Charles Tierney
Trombone - Rob Herlihy
Euphonium - Adam McNally

Monday, February 7, 2011

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our Indoor Percussion Ensemble on their 2nd place finish at the Midwest Percussion Cooperative show this past Sunday. This was the group's first-ever competition, and they put on a fantastic show! Thanks also to Mr. Coon and his staff for all their work getting the Indoor Drumline up, running, and competing this season.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pit orchestra / Jazz I update

Pit Orchestra on Monday, Feb 7th is 3:15pm to 5:00 pm.
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Jazz Band I report time on Monday, Feb 7th is 6:15 pm. We are performing a concert for the Minooka Lion's Club in the cafetorium at central campus. Dinner will be served for us before our performance starts at approx. 7 pm.
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FYI - Band Camp dates for next summer have been set! The dates will be Sunday, July 31st through Friday, August 5th. The camp will be one day longer this year. We will be arriving home from EIU at approximately 8 pm on Friday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Band Cancelations!

Per MCHS, all school activities have been canceled after school today (tues) and this evening. This includes tonight's basketball game/pep band performance and indoor drum line rehearsal.

School has been canceled for Wednesday, Feb 2nd.

There will be no pit rehearsal or other after-school band activities on Wednesday. Pit rehearsal will be made up on Thursday immediately after school. (3:15 - 5:00 pm)

Be safe, don't drive anywhere, stay warm, and use all this new free time to PRACTICE! :)

Speaking of warm thoughts - Band Camp dates for next summer have been set! The dates will be Sunday, July 31st through Friday, August 5th. The camp will be one day longer this year. We will be arriving home from EIU at approximately 8 pm on Friday.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This is new...

Tonight's pep band performance had an interesting twist when Chris showed up straight from his job at Liberty Tax - in costume. We've never seen "Hey Baby!" like this before!

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Lady Liberty's head has a go at drum set, thanks to Colin!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Reminders

Just a few reminders - both Jazz I and Jazz II rehearse tonight. Jazz I will also rehearse next Monday, 1/24 and Wednesday 1/26 from 8-9:15 pm (after pit rehearsal) in preparation for their performance at the Winter Fundraiser on Saturday, 1/29. Jazz II will not rehearse again until after the musical is over - stay tuned! Jazz II will be performing again this year at the Channahon Jr High Spaghetti Dinner on March 15th.

Pit orchestra rehearsals start Monday, 1/24, and run from 6-8 pm in the band room.