5th Grade Cadet Band News

October 23-27, 2017

Another free concert!

The Liberty JHS 7th and 8th Grade Band will be giving a Halloween Concert on Saturday, October 28 from 1:30-2:00pm at the band shell in the New Lenox Commons. The band members will be in costumes and will play a variety of spooky music.

Following the band's performance, the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a costume judging contest for anyone in attendance and there is also trunk-or-treating available.

You are invited to come out to the fun, FREE, family event!

Please help keep the parking lot safe!

Teachers and staff at Liberty have reported 5th grade band and orchestra students running from the parking spaces across morning rehearsal drop off traffic. All students MUST exit the cars at the curb only. It is now quite a bit darker in the mornings and we want to make sure everyone is safe! It is very important that all students get out of the cars at the curb only.

Thank you so much for your assistance!

Band Schedule for October 23-27

Monday, October 23

7:00am - 5th Grade Morning Band at Liberty

11:50 - Oakview 5th Grade Percussion

Tuesday, October 24

Wednesday, October 25

10:00-10:30 - Oakview 5th Grade Flute and Clarinet

10:30-11:00 - Oakview 5th Grade Saxophone

11:50-12:20 - Oakview 5th Grade Trumpet

12:20-12:50 - Oakview 5th Grade French Horn

12:50-1:20 - Oakview 5th Grade Trombone, Baritone and Tuba

Thursday, October 26

7:00am - 5th Grade Morning Band at Liberty

11:00 - Ridge 5th Grade Percussion

11:30 - Ridge 5th Grade Flute and Saxophone

Friday, October 27

10:00 - Ridge 5th Grade Clarinet Red Group

10:30 - Ridge 5th Grade Clarinets White Group

11:00 - Ridge 5th Grade Trumpet and French Horn

11:30 - Ridge 5th Grade Trombone and Baritone

Join Google Classroom for Band!

I have created a Google Classroom for band. The STUDENTS should join the class just like they have done at school for other classes.

They can join using the code:


Encourage your child to practice for 5-10 minutes a day at home! A little bit can go a LONG way!


I have shown most of your children the FREE app called BandMate Chromatic Tuner. I HIGHLY encourage you to download this app at home and have your child use it when they are practicing. It shows the letter name of the note as well as the note position on the music staff. This is a wonderful tool for the beginners so they can know for sure if they are playing the correct sounds at home!

Download it today for FREE!!!!!!!

We have also worked with a FREE metronome app in sectionals. A metronome helps your child play with a steady beat. This is another great tool. There are several free metronome apps. Just type in metronome in your app store and chose a free one!

Don't forget to join Remind!

If you have not done so yet, please sign up for the band Remind texts. This is how I will communicate with you in case there is an emergency cancellation of morning band due to bad weather or if I am sick or one of my children is sick and I need to stay home with them. This hasn't happened yet, so cross your fingers that I won't have to do an emergency morning band cancellation. I will also remind you about concerts, changes in schedules, etc. through Remind texts. It is a free service, so please sign up!

Oakview 5th Grade Band - text @5ovband17 to 81010

Ridge 5th Grade Band - text @5nrband17 to 81010