This website was designed with the intention of enhancing communication of band information between students, parents, District 148 staff and community.

Below are the bands that students in District 148 may be eligible to join:

Beginning Band This band is for students who are in 4th, 5th,  or 
6th grade ELEMENTARY school student without any previous band experience.  Junior High students are NOT eligible to join Beginning Band.  Students joining Beginning Band do not need any previous musical training.

Concert BandConcert Band is for any student in 5th through 8th grade that has had at least one year of band experience or has been invited by the director.

Symphonic BandSymphonic Band is for students in 5th through 8th grade and admission to the group is by audition only.

Tri-M: Tri-M is a national honor society for musicians.  Eligible students are inducted at the annual Awards Night in May.  Students must be in 
6th through 8th grade, must demonstrate excellence in music, strong leadership, be a good role model, and maintain a "B" average in school. 

Recent Announcements

  • THANK YOU! Thank you for an outstanding year!  If your child has a school district owned instrument, it needs to be returned.  If your child owns his/her own instrument or is ...
    Posted May 22, 2015, 8:21 AM by Jennifer Fitzpatrick
  • Beginning Band/Choir Parent Meeting There is a very important Beginning Band/Choir Parent/Student Meeting on September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting is in the Gym at Roosevelt Jr. High located ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 9:23 AM by Jennifer Fitzpatrick
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Meet the Director...

Mrs. Jennifer Fitzpatrick is the director of Bands for Dolton School District 148.  The 2015-2016 school year will be Mrs. Fitzpatrick's 12th year as Band Director and her 19th year working in District 148. 
Mrs. Fitzpatrick earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Millikin University.  She has also taken graduate classes from SIUE and from Vandercook College of Music.
Jennifer Fitzpatrick is happily married and has two daughters:  Paige (13 years old) and Grace (11 years old).  Some of Mrs. Fitzpatrick's hobbies are sewing, knitting, reading, and scrapbooking.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick loves spending time with her family.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick's family has two pet chinchillas: Roxy and Taz. 
Mrs. Fitzpatrick enjoys teaching band and is looking forward to a great school year!