11/30 - 12/4


Students are working on their weekly goals in addition to Jingle Bells. A new piece was also handed out yesterday called Good King Wenceslas. Both pieces will be showcased at our January 22nd band concert.

Students will also have the opportunity to play these pieces at a mini concert the morning of Friday, December 18th. More information will be sent home next week regarding this OPTIONAL performance.

In full band, students are learning to play together as a large group. We are working on keeping a steady tempo in addition to playing correct notes and rhythms. The group is showing great improvement each week!


Please continue to encourage students to practice 15 minutes every day at home. This practice time should be logged on your child's Bandy Land sheet. At least three squares should be initialed every week. I will be monitoring progress on this chart by dating where students are at each band lesson.

In addition, students have 2 - 3 goals to work towards after every band lesson. These goals are circled and dated in their Essential Elements book. Students are expected to pass at least one goal at the next band lesson. Going ahead of the book is always encouraged if students feel they can successfully play their assigned goals.

To help encourage practice time, ask your child to put on a mini concert for you. You may recognize many of the songs we are working on right now!


December band schedules went home today. Students can find a copy of the schedule on their Schoology page as well.

Please be aware there are changes to the after school band schedule the week of December 14th.

  • Monday, December 14th: After School Band from 3:25 - 4:00 p.m. (make up for the cancelled rehearsal on the 17th)
  • Tuesday, December 15th: After School Band from 3:25 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 17th: NO AFTER SCHOOL BAND TODAY

Check out a recording of the band playing Hot Cross Buns before Thanksgiving Break!


Hot Cross Buns by Gower62Music

After School Band

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 3:30-4pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL

Please pick up your child no later than 4:10 p.m.

After School Band

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 3:30-4pm

7650 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook, IL

Please pick up your child no later than 4:10 p.m.