Its hard to believe this, but planning has been underway for the 2015 Conant Marching Band Season.
The 2015 Marching Band Calendar is now available for viewing. Take note that due to the later than normal start of the school year, full marching band camp will coincide with the same week of the start of IHSA sporting activities (nearly identical to the 2014 schedule with the exception of the start of school). Full marching band camp will be August 10-14, 2015.
For this year only there will be an entire week between marching band camp and the week that school begins (school begins on Wednesday, 8/26/15). To view the full 2015 Conant Marching Band schedule of events, including all marching band camps, rehearsals and performances, please click here.
We believe that keeping camp in the same week as the start of IHSA sporting activities will minimize the conflicts for those students who participate in marching band and a Conant athletics. Our preseason (marching band camp) needs those critical 5 days for the marching band to learn, drill and perfect its performance for the entire season. With the exception of the once-a-week extracurricular rehearsals to fix and maintain, these 5 days represent nearly 35 hours of material to be learned. This schedule will allow for the Conant Marching Band to continue its tradition while minimizing the impact on other areas that students are involved. Likewise, with the transition to the collegiate-style calendar for the 2016-17 school year, keeping camp at this time will help to prepare for an even earlier start of marching band camp that following year. For now, we will take one year at a time.
Our show for the 2015 season will be announced soon.
The Conant Marching is getting new uniforms this fall! Whether you played in the band, saw the band or just want to be like the band, you can own your own piece of Conant Band History. The classic capes from the retired marching band uniforms are available for purchase as-is or in a handmade pillow. All proceeds go directly to the Conant Band Program. For more information and to print off a order form, click here.
The bake sale fundraiser for the band will be held on May 18th and 20th, the nights of the spring concerts. In order to have a successful sale both nights, we need goodies to sell. If you bake or know of someone who does and would like to help, we need baked goods of brownies, cupcakes, banana bread (or whatever great bread you make), cookies, pies, and cakes. Even if you don’t bake but would like to help, maybe you make delicious rod pretzels dipped in chocolate, a great candy, delicious Rice Krispie treats, or a popcorn mix…these all would be wonderful items to contribute to the sale. Donations to the winter bake sale were a HUGE success.
We also are looking for donations of bottled water as we plan to sell water at the bake sale.
If you can contribute to the sale, please separate your treats into smaller portions, if possible. For instance, 4—6 brownies on a plate; 3, 6 or 12 cookies on a plate; 5 pretzel rods in a bag; a bag of popcorn mix, etc. If not, we will be happy to do that for you.
You may bring your baked goods on the night of either concert (or both!)…we will have tables set up near the auditorium around 6:30 P.M. on the concert nights. Or, you can bring the donation earlier that day or over the week-end by dropping it off at Dawn Dabler’s house. Her address is 1579 Oregon Trail, Elk Grove Village. You can email her in advance. If you can, please email either Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam at email@example.com with the item(s) you are donating so we can get an estimate of our baked goods. If you have questions, please email as well.
Thank you all for your help. All contributions are greatly appreciated!