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Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!!
The year has been off and running for several weeks now.  The important information that you will find will be concert dates for the entire year as well as what the students should wear to a performance. 

If you should ever have any questions, comments or concerns, PLEASE contact Mr. Swallow, Mrs. Ogdon, or 
Mr. Bortz. We have an open door policy and love visitors. Look for more info listed during the next few days.                    posted 10-12-2017

****Check your respective grade level page for some announcements concerning our concerts. I will also upload a document that contains all of the concert dates as well as put them in the "announcement" box on the lower right hand side of the page. Try to get into a habit of looking at the page at least once a week. 

The picture / archive page will have pictures and / or announcements that were made that help tell a little history of the band when new students, parents  and teachers work with the program. 

The most important thing to remember about the website is that if you have ANY questions throughout the year PLEASE ask. Thanks for all of your help and support that you give to the Chiddix Bands!   posted 10-12-17

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Today's fun facts are about Mr. Swallow

This begins Mr. Swallow's 33rd year of teaching, 30 in Unit 5 and 23 of those years here at Chiddix. What a great place to call home! Some more trivia facts to think about:
  • This year marks the 50th first day of school that Mr. Swallow has experienced.
  • This year's 6th graders will be the last class Mr. Swallow teachers all four years while they are at Chiddix. 
  • Mr. Swallow began teaching in Unit 5 the year Parkside Elementary and Northpoint opened their doors.
  • After that first year, the following buildings opened:
    • Towanda demolition, remodel, construction
    • Pepper Ridge
    • Prairieland
    • Additions at Northpoint, Chiddix JH and Parkside JH
    • Normal Community West High School
    • Fox Creek
    • Grove
    • Additions at Sugar Creek
    • Normal Community High School
    • Demolition of the north end of NCHS, and additions to the south end and the renaming of this building to Kingsley JH
    • Benjamin, Cedar Ridge, Evans JH   
    • Complete remodel of Chiddix   
Chiddix Junior High School Bands
 300 S. Walnut Street  |  Normal, IL  61761

Upcoming Events


Mon., Nov. 13, 2017        5th & 6th Grade       NCHS**
Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017      7th & 8th Grade       CJHS**
Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017       5th Grade                NCHS**
Tues., Feb. 27, 2018         7th & 8th Grade      CJHS**
Thurs., March 8, 2018       5th & 6th Grade      CJHS**
Sat., April 7, 2018      Twin Cities Honor 7/8    BJHS
Sat., April 14, 2018            S & E contest, 7/8  Calvary Chr. Academy
Sat., April 28, 2018    Host/Perform IESA, 7/8  CJHS**
Thurs., May 10, 2018 Host S&E, Select 5/6**    CJHS (6th required)
Mon., May 14, 2018            7th & 8th Grade     CJHS**

**Attendance required at these events for that particular grade level.