Monday, April 13, 2015

IHSA Band Contest Info for Saturday April 18th!

Below is the schedule for the IHSA Organizational Band Contest at Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood on Saturday, April 18th:  (note: only Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz I will be attending contest)

  9:15 am - Report time
  9:45 am - Busses leave MCHS
10:20 am - Arrive at Reed Custer HS
11:00 am - Meet in Homeroom (Wind Symphony)
11:30 pm - Wind Symphony warm-up
12:00 pm - Wind Symphony Performance time!
 1:00 pm - Wind Ensemble warm-up
 1:30 pm - Wind Ensemble Performance time!
 2:30 pm - Jazz Band warm-up
3:00 pm - Jazz Band Performance time!
3:30 pm - Busses leave Reed-Custer  HS
4:30 pm - Approx. 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.
  • Skirts MUST be at least knee length.
  • 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).

You will have points deducted from your grade for this performance if your attire does not meet expectations! Please see Mr. Anderson or 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 by Thursday, April 16th.

If you intend on taking home your student after the performance, you must fill out the digital "Activity Release Form" located on the band blog. Please fill out by Thursday, April 16th.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Color Guard Auditions

Color guard auditions are coming up soon! Any MCHS student may audition for guard. For incoming freshmen, participation in guard does fulfill your one-year marching band requirement.

Clinic dates are as follows:

April 14, 7-9:30 pm - 8th Grader (Incoming Freshmen) Night
April 21, 7-9:30 pm - All are welcome
April 28, 7-9:30 pm - All are welcome

Following clinics, audition dates are:

May 15, 6-9 pm
May 16, 6-9 pm

If you're unsure about what guard is, check out this video of the 2014 winter guard show.

Please contact new coach Lisa Janasik at with any questions. Hope to see you at clinics/auditions!