Band News

Wonderful Spring Concert!!! 

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for getting accepted to perform at the 2017 Superstate Band Festival!
We are performing at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 6. You can watch us at:

Awesome Jazz Concert! Congrats to all the middle school bands for their performances as well! Here's the link: 2017 Jazz Concert

Great job to everyone this past Saturday at Solo and Ensemble Contest!
Congratulations to our Best of Day recipients : Bobby Black - Tuba Solo; Brass Sextet - Bobby Black, Kevin Cronin, John Frantz, Mason Goldberg, Matt Kim, and Spencer Moffat; Woodwind Trio - Ceci Gao, Avi Limer, Sydney Pan; Mallet Solo - Tatiana Guletsky; Piccolo Solo - Nikki Medanovic; Trumpet Solo - Spencer Moffat

Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble for their 2nd place finish at the Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival!

Great February Concert! Here's the Link: February Band Concert

Fantastic Performance by the Jazz Ensemble at the NIU Jazz Festival! See Media Page for Videos.

Great Performance by the Wind Ensemble at the AIJB Festival!

Great December Concert!

Fantastic Band Festival! Here's the link to see again: 2016 Band Festival.
Hawthorn Summer Camp
Dear VHHS Music Student,

Hawthorn is looking for responsible, energetic, reliable musicians to work as a counselor for the 2017 Summer Music Camp. The camp takes place at Middle School South July 17th-28th. Staff hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday. Those interested in being a full-time paid employee are required to be available from 8:00 until 2:30 all ten days and must also commit to participating in one training session (more info. coming soon!) and attending the 1:00 counselor meeting on Thursday, July 13th. There are volunteer opportunities available for those that are unable to make this time commitment. If you are interested in becoming a counselor for Hawthorn’s Music Camp this summer, please visit the site linked below and complete your application! If you know anyone in grade ten or above (Fall 2017) that might be interested in joining our staff, please feel free to forward this information.

We look forward to another great summer with awesome counselors like you!
Hawthorn’s SMC Faculty
Summer Music programs: 
University of Illinois:

Indiana University:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp:

University of Iowa Summer Music Camps:  

Bocal Majority, Double Reed Camp:

Congrats to our All-State Musicians: Bobby Black, Drake Deboer, Ceci Gao, and Ethan Siau!

Congrats to Bobby Black, Drake Deboer, Ceci Gao, Nikki Medanovic, Ethan Siau, and Jeffery Zhang for getting selected to perform with the ILMEA Orchestra Wind Section/Band.  
Ethan Siau is also performing with the ILMEA Jazz Combo!

See the Wind Ensemble page for the ILMEA Scales

ILMEA Audition info is on the Wind Ensemble Page

Check out the Adler Concert Series:

Check out the North Suburban Wind Ensemble (Mr. Sundell plays and directs the group).
Our concerts are at LHS and VHHS!

Concert Schedule:
11/13/2016 - LHS - 4:00 PM (Sunday)
12/18/2016 - LHS - 4:00 PM (Sunday)
3/14/2017 - VHHS - 7:00 PM (Tuesday)
    Featuring Bobby Black performing the Gregson Tuba Concerto
5/21/2017 - VHHS - 7:00 PM (Sunday)