Notes from the Band Room #12

January 18, 2015

This Week In Band

You can always check the morning rehearsals on our website: calendar
iPad users can sync the band calendar to the iCal app! Here it is: BOC Calendar

Tuesday is an E Day!
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Important Dates

Please make sure the following performances are on your calendars:
February 7 - New Trier Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble only)
February 12 - GEF Recital Night @ Attea
February 21 - IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest (only students who signed up)

The Glenview Education Foundation funds the 10th Annual GEF Recital Night!

On February 12, 2015 we will celebrate the 10th Annual GEF Recital Night. The Glenview Education Foundation has been so generous for the past decade with this wonderful event for our musicians - and they have committed to making the 10th year even bigger and better!
The schedule for performers was sent home last week (in an email). Please make sure you know your performance time/location. You will also get to hear small ensembles from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra! Don't forget to stop by the cafeteria to attend the 10th anniversary reception.

IGSMA Schedule

This year IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest will be held on February 21 at Northwood Junior High School (945 North Avenue in Highland Park). The schedule has been finalized and will be emailed to the participants.

Attea Band Alumni!

Name: Stephanie Gordon
Attea Graduation Year: 2007
What instrument did you play at Attea? French Horn
Did you play at GBS/high school? Yep! I was in it all 4 years, I also played in the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra for 3 years and the Variety Show for 4 years
What is your favorite/funniest memory in band? My favorite part about band was the support system that it created. Going into high school is scary. When you are in marching band you meet a whole bunch of people who have been through that before school even starts. They are an automatic group of friends so that transition into high school isn’t as scary. Plus you’ll always have a second home in the band room. It was definitely the best thing that I did at South.
Where do/did you go to college? I am at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater graduating in May with a double major in Human Resource Management and Finance. What do you do now? I am about to start my last semester of college . Over the last four years, though, I have been heavily involved in Greek life, running sorority recruitment this last fall. I also helped organize this last year’s homecoming. I am also about to start an internship doing Social Media for the university’s Career and Leadership Department. I would have definitely not gotten involved in any of this if I hadn’t been in band.
What are your plans for the future? I am starting my post-graduation job search, but after I graduate in May I’ll be moving back home to Glenview. I am hoping to do Human Resources somewhere in Chicago. I’m very optimistic and I can’t wait for everything ahead of me!

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Parents are invited to visit the band room.

Parents are encouraged to attend any rehearsal from 7:20-8:15 to see exactly how middle school band musicians learn and rehearse music. Even if your child is less than eager to practice at home for you, visitors will see how much our musicians love playing their instruments with a group. An audience makes it even more fun!