Springman Bands

Weekly Update #15

Tons of Toys (ok, well, performances!) for good girls and boys!

Phew! This week is sure to be a busy one with TWO major performances!!! Here is our schedule for next week!


WEEK OF DECEMBER 14TH SCHEDULE


Monday, December 14th

- 6th grade band has rehearsal at 7:30 AM

- ALL 7TH GRADERS HAVE BAND LESSONS TODAY!


Tuesday, December 15th - JAZZ BAND FIELD TRIP

- Jazz Band will rehearse at 7:30 AM

- Jazz Band Field Trip to NAVY PIER (see below for info!)

- Lessons are canceled for today


Wednesday, December 16th - WILDCAT SYMPHONY AT HOLIDAY ASSEMBLIES

- Wildcat Symphony will rehearse at 7:30 AM

- ALL 6TH GRADERS HAVE BAND LESSONS TODAY!

- Wildcat Symphony performs at Holiday Assemblies (see below!)

- NO JAZZ BAND TODAY


Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th

- No morning rehearsals OR lessons - Mrs. Nellis will be out at a conference in Chicago

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January and February Morning Rehearsal Calendars!

Click HERE for January!


Click HERE for February!

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Jazz Band Corner

Our big Navy Pier Field trip is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15th!


Please make sure that you are PRACTICING with the Schoology recordings over the weekend!!!!


Timeline for our Winter Wonderfest Performance:


  • 7:30 AM - morning rehearsal. Please arrive at school in uniform! (RED POLO, BLACK PANTS/SOCKS/SHOES, and Holiday festive wear!). If you are NOT in the proper uniform, you will not be attending the trip.
  • 8:30 AM (after morning announcements) - Depart for Navy Pier
  • 11:15 AM - jazz band performance at Winter Wonderfest
  • 11:45 AM - lunch and free time at Winter Wonderfest (bring $$ for lunch!)
  • 1:00 PM - depart for Springman
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Wildcat Symphony at the Holiday Assemblies

Our Wildcat Symphony will be performing at the Holiday Assemblies on Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.


Students should change into the following uniform AFTER lunch and report to the music wing at that time. Please note that this is a required and graded performance.


Students need to wear the following:


  • Wildcat Symphony T-Shirt
  • Black Pants (no athletic pants and no skirts)
  • Black Shoes (must be COMPLETELY black)
  • Holiday Attire (Santa Hats, Elf/Reindeer Ears, Lights, Holiday Socks)
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Holiday Band Goodies!

Here is your "one-stop" shop for all things band! The following items make GREAT stocking stuffers or holiday gifts.


  • Recommended Equipment list by clicking HERE
  • Fun play-a-long books HERE and HERE
  • Tuner/Metronome combo HERE
  • Miscellaneous music goodies HERE