Eighth Grade Symphonic Band

Contact:  Mr. Swallow 

****IESA SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST, SAT., APRIL 6:
All 7th and 8th grade band and choir students are eligible to participate in this event. This event will be hosted by Cornerstone Academy in rural Bloomington. Orchestra students will be participating on a different date. If you hear an orchestra student talking about attending a S & E Contest in February, don't worry, CJHS band and choir students do not participate until Saturday, April 6. Please check in the document section for the form that needs to be returned by Friday, January 25.
posted 1-22-19

****The concert featuring the full orchestra (8th grade band and 8th grade orchestra combined) will actually begin at 7:15. Concert attire is still black pants, black socks and black shoes. The orchestra wears all black including their shirt. If the band student has a black shirt, please wear it. DO NOT feel like you have to go buy a black shirt. Most of the band students will be in white shirts like we wear for our regular concerts.  The Art Club will be having their art show in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 and the Honors Choir will be singing holiday music in the cafeteria at 6:30. Feel free to walk through the art show when you drop your child off for warm up. Times for Tuesday night:

5:30 PM    Art Show begins (cafeteria)
6:00 PM     5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert
6:30 PM    Honors Choir (cafeteria)
6:45 PM    Orchestra and Jazz Band call time
6:55 PM    Band call time
7:15 PM    7th Grade Orchestra, Jazz Band and 8th Grade full orchestra

There will be a small reception in the cafeteria after the concert. The fall semester has went by extremely fast. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!
posted 12-17-2018

****Please put all of the performance dates on your calendar for the entire year.  We will list call times on the web page closer to the performance date for the first concert. 
posted 10-10-2018

****Remember that concert dress for the year is black pants and belt, white shirt (fitted shirts will need to be tucked in)  and black shoes with black socks. No jeans, no t-shirts, no tennis shoes, and  no leggings / 'eggings of any kind. posted 10-10-2018
 





Calendar of Events - See Calendar link on left side bar for performance dates!

Music and instruments should be coming home EVERY weekend. Band/choir students should being bringing them home on Thursday nights and 5 day band students should be bringing them home on Friday. With the buses as overcrowded as they are, it is imperative that the choir students take them home on Thursday.


PRACTICE SCHEDULE
  

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