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.

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:

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

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!

Becky Wolz & Kayla Bachar

Haley Reichardt & Anna Strle

Kevin Dasbach & Priya Bond

Charles Tierney

Audrey Schmidt & Eric Hugenberg

Low Brass
Austin Scholp & Ryan Volke

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!