6th Grade Band Information
Especially important if this is your first child in band
All 6th Graders are required to take a full year of music
Choices are band, orchestra or music exploratory which is a full year class where students work to improve music reading, music listening and performance skills.
In addition, all students have a second period of "encore" classes which all rotate through art, middle school skills, applied technology and family and consumer science.
6th Grade Band meets during the school day, as a class, every other day
6TH GRADE BAND REGISTRATION
Big Band rehearsals at CHMS will be Thursdays, April 21 & 28 from 2:30-3:45 pm. Same drill as the January concert. Percussion only rehearsals are Thursdays 14, 21 & 28, 3:30-4:30 pm.
VOCAL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES!
Many band students also participate in the vocal music program at CHMS.
• Eagle Singers - This is an after school chorus open to all 6th grade students that meets twice a week until 3:35; participants can take the late bus. The season runs from September through December. Performances have included the CHMS Winter Concert, Hinsdale Christmas Walk, and the Field Museum (sing in the Great Hall). Following the performance at the Field Museum we usually attend a musical in Chicago.
• All- School Musical - This activity is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. While it is a no cut activity, auditions must be held to assign parts. Auditions are held in December. Rehearsals run January through March and the performances are right before spring break.