Mokena Meteor Music

January 25 - January 31, 2019

Important Information from the Music Department!

Please be sure to read it in its entirety as I have updated sections.

8th Grade Families - There will be a Class of 2023 Informational Meeting hosted by the Music Department at LWC on January 29 at LWC. Please see below for more information.

Pep Band Step Up will take place on Friday, February 1 at LWC. See information below. Only students who have previously signed up for this event should attend.

Unfortunately, the Choir Step Up Night had to be canceled last week due to inclement weather. We will let you know if the event is re-scheduled.

With the cold weather upon us, I feel it is important to remind everyone NOT to leave instruments locked in cars overnight. This is very harmful to the instruments. Make sure you take them inside with you. Also, as many students are getting sick, it is very important that students are cleaning and disinfecting their mouthpieces and changing reeds often. Keep those germs away!

Band Assignments

You may have noticed that we have asked all band students (Beginners - 8th Graders) to submit a short video of themselves stating their name and instrument. Videos were to have been uploaded to the Google Classroom. Most students have completed this assignment. If you check your child's grade in Skyward and see that they have a missing assignment, please help them to upload this video to the Google Classroom. If you need help, please contact your child's band director.

We will be assigning playing assessments soon and we want to make sure every student is able to access the classroom from home. If your child does not have access to this technology at home, please let us know we will make arrangements for them.

8th Graders Only!

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LWC Band Audition Information - 8th Graders Only

The time for Concert Band placement auditions for the 2019-2020 school year is approaching! For next school year, auditions will be video recorded and sent to outside judges for scoring. Audition recordings will be accepted from February 1st through February 14th. Audition videos can be recorded at home or at school.

All students planning on joining band next year should audition. The audition will be used for concert band placement for the 2019-2020 school year, as well as marching band part assignment and role assignment (alternate spot).

More information regarding how to prepare for the auditions, as well as how to download the audition music/materials, can be found on our music website at the link below.

Website link:

Please contact Mr. Mroczek at with any questions.

7th and 8th Grade Band Students Only

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Lincoln-Way Central Pep Band is hosting its Annual Pep Band Step Up Night on Friday, February 1 at Lincoln-Way Central. Please see the attached itinerary for more information.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Help Support the Music Boosters by Shopping Online!

The AmazonSmile fundraiser is available year round - not just at Christmas time. This is a great way to support our music programs without any cost to you! Any time you are shopping via Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile for your purchases. Go to You can select the Mokena Music Boosters to receive a donation on your behalf just by making your regular Amazon purchase through them. It doesn't cost you anything and helps the Music Boosters fund our programs. This is available year round. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean.

Private Music Lessons

It is not required that Mokena music students take private lessons. It is true, however, that the vast majority of students who do not take private lessons tend to have improper playing habits, and never reach their full potential as musicians. SECTIONALS ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PRIVATE LESSONS. There are still many benefits of private instruction over full band rehearsal and small group sectionals. If you are interested in getting your child private lessons on their instrument, please visit the following link:

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean or Ms. Beekman


Come out on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM to the monthly Music Booster Meeting held at Mokena Junior High School in the Library. Music Booster meetings are open meetings that anyone can attend. Come see what our Boosters are all about and how you can help support your child's music education. I look forward to seeing you there!


We still have quite a bit of outstanding money due in Charms. Please check your accounts over break and make sure you are up to date. Please be aware that the District is also reaching out about outstanding District participation fees. While this can get confusing, it is important that everyone understand that there is a difference between the participation fee charged by the District for participation in activities (ie basketball, track, scholastic bowl, band, choir, etc.) and the fees charged through the Music Boosters (Booster registration fee, books, polo shirts, etc.). Please make sure you are current on both sides. If you ever have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to your director.

You will be receiving monthly Charms statements (these are the Music Booster fees) on or about the first of every month. Please check your balances in Charms at any time by logging into your child's account. If money is due, please pay one of four ways:

  1. Cash (in an envelope clearly marked)
  2. Check made payable to the Mokena Music Boosters - write who and what it is for in the memo line
  3. Paypal via the Paypal button on your Charms account
  4. IBA Transfer - please complete the online transfer form:

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean

Facebook Page

Did you know that we have Facebook page? We do! Please search Mokena Meteor Music Department and request access. All posts must be approved first. We post information about what is happening in the department, Dine and Earn information, fundraising information, etc.
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January/February, 2019


1/29 - LWC Music Department Information Night for 8th Graders Only at LWC at 6:30 pm

2/1 - LWC Pep Band Step Up Night - 7/8th Grade Band Only - not mandatory

2/9 - Solo/Ensemble Contest

2/9 - LWC Jazz Fest

2/14 - LWC High School Band Audition Submissions Due