Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Homecoming Week Band Schedule!

Schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 20:
Band Night - report time is 6:15 pm (full band uniform)

Schedule for Friday, Sept. 22:
Homecoming Parade -  report time is 3:45 pm (wear band t-shirt)
Homecoming Game - report time is 6:00 pm (full band uniform)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sept 8th Game Schedule / Info

This Friday, Sept. 8 is our second game! 

EVERYONE Report time: 5:45 pm
  • Immediately start changing into band uniforms, then report to sectional warmups outside the band room
  • Students should wear TALL black socks, black Drillmaster shoes, and light thin clothing under the band uniform (orange band t-shirt is recommended). 
General Football Game Procedures:
  • The band performs for pre-game and halftime.
  • During the game, the band sits together in our own stands behind the north end zone.
  • Band students stay together at all times until after varsity game is completed.
  • Only water is allowed while in uniform (no food or other drinks). Water will be provided after our pre-game and halftime performances by Band Booster parents.
  • After the game is completed, the band moves together back to the band room to change out of uniform. Uniforms should be hung up PROPERLY in uniform bags - this must be checked by a uniform mom before the student leaves.
  • Release time after games varies, however 10:00-10:15 pm is the norm. Students should exit/be picked up promptly following the game - no loitering around the band area/high school. 

Sept 16th - Wheaton North HS Field Competition Day!

Performance site: 
Wheaton North High School
701 West Thomas Road, Wheaton, IL
September 16th - Saturday


Students are required to wear their orange band t-shirts for the day.

Parent Release Permission Form to take your son/daughter home after performance is completeThis must be completed before the date of the contest!!!



Schedule:

11:00 am – Rehearsal
  1:00 pm – Lunch Break

 2:00 pm - Report time - Load trailer/Load busses/Attendance
 2:30 pm – Leave MCHS
 3:30 pm - Arrive at performance site / restroom opportunity
 4:00 pm - Begin changing into uniform/get instrument ready (do not play)
 4:45 pm – Leave for warm-up area 
 5:00 pm - Physical/music warm-up
 6:00 pm - Leave warm up area
 6:15 pm - Marching Indians Field Show Performance!
 6:30 pm – Return to bus/trailer – change and load trailer
 7:00 pm - Concession stand available
 7:40 pm – Awards Ceremony in stadium
 8:00 pm - Return to Busses / Attendance
 8:15 pm - Leave for MCHS
 9:15 pm – Arrive at MCHS (time approximate)

Competition starts at 4:15 pm.  There are 9 competing bands in 3 classes. There are 4 bands in Class 3A. (including MCHS)

Tickets - Adults $10.00,  Students $5.00
Parking is difficult at this competition- be sure to arrive early
More information available!

Monday, August 28, 2017

FB Game Info! GO INDIANS!

This Friday, September 1st is Senior Night!

SENIORS ONLY: Pictures with parents and directors will take place at 5:10 pm in the main gym. You may start arriving around 4:40 pm to change into uniform. After the photo has been taken, if time allows, you may change back into regular clothes until call time.

EVERYONE Report time: 5:45 pm

We will be wearing our full band uniform for the first time!  You will change upon arrival to the band room. Please wear form fitting clothes (no baggy clothes or jeans) to use under band uniform.

General Football Game Procedures:

  • The band performs for pre-game and halftime.
  • During the game, the band sits together in our own stands behind the north end zone.
  • Band students stay together at all times until after varsity game is completed.
  • Only water is allowed while in uniform (no food or other drinks). Water will be provided after our pre-game and halftime performances by Band Booster parents.
  • After the game is completed, the band moves together back to the band room to change out of uniform. Uniforms should be hung up PROPERLY in uniform bags - this must be checked by a uniform mom before the student leaves.
  • Release time after games varies, however 10:00-10:20 pm is the norm. Students should exit/be picked up promptly following the game - no loitering around the band area/high school. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Show Shirt Available!


“OUTSIDE THE BACHS” 2017 show t-shirt now available for MCHS Marching Band.
Each t-shirt only costs $20!  
If you would like to purchase a MCHS Marching Band show t-shirt, please go to https://www.customink.com/fundraising/minooka-marching-indians.
 (please note this purchase is NOT mandatory)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Band Trip Information Meeting - August 17th @ 7pm


 *  New Orleans  *
April 5th - April  8th
2018

Parent Trip Information Meeting: 
August 17, 2017 in Performing Arts Center @ 7:00 pm

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Channahon Parade Information

ALL BAND STUDENTS - Call time for the Channahon Three Rivers Parade this Sunday, August 13th is 10:45 am. We meet at the band room and be bussed to the parade starting point. 


The parade starts at 12:00 noon.

Attire for the parade is orange band polos, black pants (NOT skinny jeans), black socks, and black Drillmasters. 

ONLY students who have digitally submitted an activities release form may be signed out with their parent when our band concludes the parade. This form can be accessed with a link located on this website.
You may also use this link:   "parent release form"

Please be prompt when picking up you student. Busses will leave the loading area (corner of Jessup and Tryon St) 20 minutes after band breaks formation.  All other students will ride the bus back to MCHS. 

Approximate pickup time at MCHS should be around 1:45 pm.





Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shorewood Parade Information

ALL BAND STUDENTS - Call time for the Shorewood Crossroads Parade this Sunday, August 6th is 10:30 am. We will be loading the busses at MCHS and ride to Shorewood as a group.
Attire for the parade is orange band polos, black pants (NOT skinny jeans), black socks, and black Drillmasters. 

ONLY students who have digitally submitted an activities release form may be signed out with their parent when the our band concludes the parade. This pickup point is Walnut Trail School. This form can be accessed with a link located on this website.
You may also use this link:   "parent release form"

Please be prompt when picking up you student. Busses will leave the loading area 20 minutes after band breaks formation.  You must sign-out with bus chaperone before leaving.

All other students will ride the bus back to MCHS. 
Approximate pickup time at MCHS should be around 2:00 pm.
Please contact Mr. Anderson (randerson@mchs.net)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Exciting Announcement  2018 Band Trip!

 *  New Orleans  *
April 5th - April  8th
2018

Parent Trip Information Meeting: 
August 17, 2017 in Performing Arts Center @ 7:00 pm

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.