Grade School Band Announcements

Monday Night Band Resumes 1/22/18!!

posted Jan 21, 2018, 6:42 PM by Angela Hohenstein

We are all so very excited to be restarting Monday night band this week!  We will see everybody back for band at 6:15-7:15pm.  There is NO JAZZ tomorrow as we have WOODWIND/PERCUSSION/BRASS Ensembles/Duets/Trios meeting tomorrow night.  Mr. Petersen and Mrs. Hohenstein will have directions for those students as to where they will be rehearsing from 7:20-8pm.

Congratulations and thank you to our Junior Viking Jazz Ensemble members for a great performance and great learning at the WLC Jazz Festival this weekend. You can catch a few pics from the event below!

See you all Monday!

Grade School Band Winter Concert and Dress Rehearsal Information

posted Nov 26, 2017, 9:32 AM by Angela Hohenstein

December 2, 2017

 Dress Rehearsal 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (see specific times below)**

Jazz Dress Rehearsal/Percussion Ensemble 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

 All band members should arrive and be ready to go by 9:00 a.m.  Each group will get an opportunity to rehearse on stage.

 Dress Rehearsal Meeting Rooms:

Concert Band: Library (will go to stage as a group)

Symphonic Band: Music Classroom

Wind Ensemble: Band Room


**Concert Band (beginners) can be picked up at 10:00 a.m. (they’ll finish rehearsing around 9:45). They DO NOT need to stay until 10:45 a.m. If beginners are waiting for a ride from another student in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band, they may wait quietly in the Auditorium.

 Winter Concert 4:00 p.m.

Band members should arrive at 3:00 p.m. and be ready to warm-up at 3:10 p.m.

Please invite all your friends and family! No tickets necessary--event is free!!


Locations for concert warm-up:

Concert Band – Library

Symphonic Band – Music Classroom

Wind Ensemble – Band Room


What to wear

Gentlemen – dress pants and shoes, a shirt and tie or a nice sweater

Ladies – dress shoes, a dress, or dress pants or a skirt and a nice top

Jazz Band Members – a funky hat, tie, or sunglasses are optional



Nov. 13 Band Announcements

posted Nov 12, 2017, 6:24 PM by Angela Hohenstein

1) FUNDRAISER PICKUP is Monday!  Your items will be arranged in alphabetical order around the band room.  Please pick up your items before or after band (not during as rehearsal will be going on in the band room from 6:15-7:15pm.  Mrs. Aldinger will be around to help find things and take note of any order issues!

2) Percussion ensemble will meet as normal.

3) NO JAZZ ENSEMBLE this week due to brass/woodwind meeting. (see next announcement)

4) Brass and Woodwind Ensemble Meeting is from 7:20-7:45. Any 2nd-4th year players interested in playing in a woodwind or brass ensemble for our solo/ensemble festival in February and our Spring Concert should come to this meeting. We will organize our groups and talk about music choices.

5) Spirit Wear order will be ready and handed out next Monday!

Important Oct. 16 Events!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:40 PM by Angela Hohenstein

We are so excited for two very important things coming up this Monday, Oct. 16th. 

FIRST, we welcome our beginner students--the CONCERT BAND--to their very first Monday night band rehearsal.  The beginners will meet in the library (on our 2nd floor).  You can find the library by entering through the Visitors' entrance and going upstairs and following signs. You can also enter by the band room (North Side) and go up the stairs where the library is right at the top! I will have older students around to help direct you to the right spot.  Band starts at 6:15pm.

SECOND, we are collecting our fundraiser forms on Monday night! WE MUST HAVE ALL FORMS on Monday!  Please contact me if there is an issue with getting the forms/money turned in by Monday night!

17-18 Calendar and Registration has been updated

posted Jul 24, 2017, 2:55 PM by Angela Hohenstein

Check out the calendar and registration page! Everything is updated and ready to go!!!

NO GS BAND 3/13/17!

posted Mar 13, 2017, 10:07 AM by Angela Hohenstein

All band activities are cancelled for tonight due to weather!

Stay safe!

See you next week!

Solo & Ensemble Festival 2/18/2017

posted Feb 6, 2017, 7:25 PM by Angela Hohenstein

WHAT: Solo & Ensemble Festival 2017
WHEN: Saturday, February 18th from 8-noon at WLHS

**SOLO SCHEDULE IS BEING MADE THIS WEEK and will be emailed and posted on our website by Friday! 

- Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your child's first event.
- Warm-up area is in the Auditorium this year
- Information, Meeting Place, and Results (Festival Headquarters) in the ATRIUM
- Proceed to performance room 5 minutes before performance time
- You can wait for results that will be posted in the Atrium (usually 10-30 minutes after your performance)
- Every student receives a medal for their performance
- Critique sheets will be given to child's lesson teacher so they can look it over and discuss at their next lesson
- You may leave when your solo is completed (and after you've received your results/medal if you choose to wait!

Jazz Festival - Jan. 21, 2017

posted Jan 6, 2017, 10:52 AM by Angela Hohenstein

I am so excited to remind you about the annual Wisconsin Lutheran College Jazz Festival coming up on Saturday, January 21st!!  This is an exciting and educational event for our young jazz musicians where they will get to perform in a clinic setting with professional jazz performers.  They will also participate in instrument-specific master classes and an improvisation session. 

Here's the basic info for the day:

WHAT: 2017 WLC Jazz Festival
WHERE: Fine Arts Building at Wisconsin Lutheran COLLEGE
WHEN: Jan. 21 from 12:30-4:50p.m.
WHAT TO BRING:  Instrument, Jazz Music (Nutcracker Swing and Ain't Misbehaving), water bottle and snack (if you prefer) -- A snack will also be provided by the WL GS Band Program.

The schedule for the day:
12:30-12:50 -- Arrive on campus and find homeroom
12:50 pm - Jazz Improv Clinic
1:40 pm - Warm-up in the Wolf Rehearsal Hall
2:20 pm - Performance Clinic in the Schwan Concert Hall
3:10 pm - Snack Time and Break
4:00 pm - Master classes
4:50 pm - Dismissed!

If your family has a conflict, please let me know ASAP.  Our band program does pay a per student fee as well as a t-shirt fee for our students to attend, so we appreciate all you can do to have your child at the festival--even if they can only come for a portion of the festival!!  This is a valuable experience on a college campus with world-class musicians!!

There is a 7:00 pm concert in the Schwan Concert Hall at WLC (in which the high school groups are performing).  You are invited to attend, but you will need to contact the box office to get a ticket!


posted Sep 8, 2016, 11:05 AM by Angela Hohenstein

Registration for new band students is tonight (and Monday) from 6-8pm in the WLHS Auditorium! Come try out all the instruments, sign up for band, rent an instrument, meet the teachers, and more!!! Band is open to students in 5-8th grade!!!

16-17 Band Registration is up!

posted Aug 9, 2016, 1:13 PM by Angela Hohenstein

Visit the Band Registration link to sign your child up for band!!! All the forms are there--you should register online and mail your payment in by Aug. 26th! Thank you!

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