Junior High Band Notes
February 5, 2019
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT LJHS
We are two weeks away from hosting the IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. Thank you for those of you who have signed up to volunteer. WE ARE SHORT ON VOLUNTEERS.. If you are in town and free, please sign up for a time slot to volunteer. The #1 job we need covered right now is contest room monitors.
You can sign up to volunteer at this link below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4BACA629A2FD0-solo
A few of the time slots are for the entire day, but most of them are either an AM or an PM shift. If you are able to work the entire day, please consider signing up for both AM and PM time slots.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you in advance for volunteering to help us out. Please remember that we host this event once per decade, so this will not be a request that I send out on a yearly basis.
Set up after school on Friday, February 22
Practicing for the Festival
If they haven't already, the students should soon begin practicing with their piano accompanists. We recommend 2-3 practices with the accompanist before the festival. You should have heard from your accompanist by now. If you have not, please get in touch with them to schedule some rehearsal time. Students who are using Mrs. Leonard can sign up to meet with her at least twice after school at the Junior High before the contest. She posted a sgn up sheet on the whiteboard in the music room.
Mrs. Leonard- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Sutton- email@example.com
Parker Barrette- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Boesso- email@example.com
CABARET NIGHT- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT LISLE HIGH SCHOOL
Ticket information can be found in the Cabaret Mailer that we handed out to the student in class. I have also attached it below. Ticket orders can be returned to myself , Mr. Meyer, or Mr. Gumina, and we must have all ticket orders no later than next Wednesday, February 13th. After we finish playing, you will hang out at your tables, enjoy food and drinks, and watch the rest of the bands perform.
If you are going to be in attendance, please consider volunteering to help. You will NOT be scheduled to volunteer during your child's performance time. Our band parents doing an incredible job putting on this event, and your willingness to volunteer is greatly appreciated. I know that they especially need help in the kitchen at this time. https://volunteersignup.org/T4HP9
Cabaret Night Afternoon Rehearsals
Cabaret Night Raffle Tickets
Cabaret Night is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so to help raise funds, the students received a manila envelope of yellow raffle tickets in band on Friday. These tickets are for the Cabaret Night Grand Raffle and we ask that they do their best to sell the entire stack of tickets. They should not go door to door- simply selling them to family and friends will suffice. There are some very cool prizes to be won in the grand raffle and you do not have to be present at Cabaret Night to win a prize.
These tickets help raise funds for our band program for music, scholarships, clinics, and equipment. There are 25 raffle tickets in each envelope and tickets are $1 each . If all $25 are bought at once, the price is only $20. When the students sell a ticket to someone, that person should write their name and phone number on the yellow ticket and return it to the student along with the payment. Students will turn in all sold and unsold tickets with payment by Wednesday, February 13th.
Looking Forward to March
We have three performances in the month of March. More information will be coming in our next newsletter.
Saturday, March 2nd- Jazz Ensemble Performs at IGSMA Jazz Band Contest at Hinsdale Middle School. Our performance time is 8:00 AM, and the bus will leave LJHS at 6:50 AM.
Saturday, March 16th- Symphonic Band performs at IGSMA Band Contest at Clarendon Hills Middle School. Performance time is still TBA.
Tuesday, March 19th- All students perform at our District Band Festival. The concert is at Lisle High School and it begins at 7:00 PM.