Lisle Junior High Band Notes

December 1, 2018

Lights of Lisle- Saturday, December 1st

A small group of band students will be performing at Lights of Lisle this Saturday at 4:30 pm.

  • Arrive at 4:00 pm for a group warm-up

  • Meet in front of Johnny’s Red Hots (4713 Main Street)

  • We will perform in a parade that starts at 4:30. The parade route begins from the Family Square parking lot and heads south on Main Street, turning east on Burlington Ave to the Lisle Village Hall. Participants can be met/picked up after the parade on the corner of Center & School Street at the Bank of America parking lot.

  • Mr. Schraub will have the music. Bring your instruments

  • Dress for the weather. Gloves and hats are fine.


Jazz Band Performance at La Quinta - Tuesday, December 11th

The LJHS Jazz students will be performing at La Quinta restaurant in downtown Aurora on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at LJHS at 5:00 sharp. The bus leaves at 5:15 and we will arrive to the restaurant at approximately 5:45.

The Jazz Band will perform from 6:30-6:45, and the Jazz Ensemble will perform from 6:50-7:15 (Fly me to the Moon, Girl from Ipanema, Feliz Navidad, Santa Baby, Rockin Merry Christmas)

We will stay as a group and watch the Pete Ellman Big Band perform from 7:30-8:00. We will leave at approximately 8:10 and return to LJHS at approximately 8:45 pm.

Students received a pink permission slip in rehearsal this week. Please sign it and return it as soon as possible.

Families are encouraged to join us! This will be a more relaxed atmosphere, so feel free to enjoy dinner at the restaurant before, during, or after our performance, and be sure to stick around for some great jazz from the professionals after we're done! I would encourage you to call and make a reservation. The phone number is 630-859-4000. Be sure to mention that you are with the jazz band so they seat you in the correct room.

PARKING (for parents): Drive to the Aurora Township building (80 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505). Turn off of N Broadway at the Spring Street intersection toward the river and park in the lot behind the Township building. E New York is a one way and is difficult to navigate so I would advise not even turning on to it. La Quinta is on the corner of N Broadway and E New York. When you get to the restaurant, go inside and up the stairs.

Students can ride home with their parents when the evening is over, but Mr. Schraub MUST be notified.

Holiday Band and Chorus Concert- Tuesday, December 18th

Our annual holiday concert will be held on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00pm in the LJHS Auditorium. All bands, jazz band, and choirs will be performing an evening of holiday music. Students will wear full uniforms, and call time will be 6:15 pm.

Solo and Ensemble Festival- Saturday, February 23rd @ LJHS

All LJHS band students will be performing a solo at the annual IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 23rd. We are hosting the event at LJHS this year. We will be spending the months of January and February helping the kids prepare solos. Until then, we ask that you do these three simple things if you have not done so already:

1) Contact a Piano Accompanist to reserve a time slot with them

6th Grade Accompanist:

Parker Barrette 224-578-0674 (his mother’s e-mail)

7th and 8th Grade Accompanists:

Mrs. Phyllis Sutton 630-309-8879 (call or text)

Mrs. Arlene Leonard 630-493-8120

2) Check your schedule for that day and let us know if you have a time conflict. We can request a certain time if necessary.

3) Order a solo book for your child (for 6th graders only). Here are links to order:


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