Welcome to the Maine West Band Department!

  • Drumline/Frontline Clinics & Auditions
    Our annual drumline and frontline percussion auditions are right around the corner!
    HERE is a link to the audition packet.

    Our final practice clinic is Wednesday, May 24th from 4:00-6:00pm
    Auditions are on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00pm
    Posted May 22, 2017, 12:40 PM by Bernie Gerstmayr
  • Color Guard Clinics and Auditions
    Thursday, June 1st
    Tuesday, June 6th
    Thursday, June 8th
    Maine West Auditorium

    At the clinics, you will:
    - learn about our color guard
    - meet our new coach
    - work on basics of flags and movement
    - learn a basic routine for June 8th auditions

    You will simply need to wear comfortable athletic clothes and gym shoes.

    More questions?  Email Mr. G at bgerstmayr@maine207.org
    Posted May 22, 2017, 12:08 PM by Bernie Gerstmayr
  • Memorial Day with the Des Plaines Concert Band!
    Due to the fact that our calendar year ends prior to Memorial Day,
    the band department does not participate in the annual ceremony as we have in the past.  
    While we cannot require students to participate, we highly suggest and encourage your child
    to perform with the Des Plaines Concert Band through the park district!  

    If your family will be in town on Monday, May 29th, we hope that your child
    can perform at 11:00am in a sit-down concert band format performance
    with the adults of the Des Plaines Concert Band.  

    There will be a required rehearsal for this concert on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30pm-9:30pm
    at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Lake Opeka.

    Please take a look at your calendar and discuss this as a family.  
    This is a great way to serve our community - your family can also make an event of it
    by having a picnic at the lake afterwards!  

    Fill out THIS SURVEY so that we can accurately give instrument numbers
    to the conductor of the DP Concert Band.  
    I would like this information by Monday, May 15th or ASAP.  
    Any questions, please email me at bgerstmayr@maine207.org
    Posted May 11, 2017, 2:34 PM by Bernie Gerstmayr
  • ILMEA District Band Audition Prep
    Over the summer, the best way to keep you in shape is 
    to prep for the October ILMEA District Honors Band auditions!
    Click HERE for information about required scales and solos/etudes for
    the audition.  See Mr. G for more details! 
    Posted May 9, 2017, 12:38 PM by Bernie Gerstmayr
  • 2017 Marching Band Camp and Performance Dates!
    Click HERE for the May-June mailing that went out to homes recently!

    So you can start planning and avoiding conflicts,
    here are the required performance dates and camps
    for our 2017 marching band season!

    June 6th-7th (Tues-Wed) Summer Band Workshops, 6:00-8:00pm
    August 3rd-4th (Thurs-Fri) Drumline/Frontline Workshops, 9:00am-3:00pm
    August 7-8th (Mon-Tues) Summer Band Workshops, 9:00am-5:30pm
    August 9th (Wed) Summer Band Workshops, 9:00-9:00pm 
    August 10th (Thurs) Summer Band Workshops, 4:00-7:30pm
    August 11th (Fri) Summer Band Workshops, 4:00-7:30pm
    August 12th (Sat) Summer Band Workshops, 10:00am-1:00pm 

    August 25th (Fri) Home Game vs. Streamwood, 7:00pm
    September 8th (Fri) Home Game vs. Buffalo Grove, 7:00pm
    September 10th (Sun) Marching Competition, Grayslake, IL
    September 16th (Sat) Marching Competition, Tinley Park, IL
    September 23rd (Sat) Marching Competition, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
    September 28th (THURS) Homecoming Game vs. Maine East, 7:00pm

    October 11th (Wed) D62/MW Marching Band Night, 7:00pm, Spec Gym
    October 20th (Fri) Final Home Game vs. Deerfield, 7:00pm
    October 26th (Thurs) Indoor Showcase Concert, 7:00pm, Auditorium
    Posted May 11, 2017, 7:39 AM by Bernie Gerstmayr
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