Dolton School District 148 Bands



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

  • Beginning Band/Choir Information Meeting There is an information for 4th & 5th grade students (and 6th grade students from Franklin and Park) interested in Band and/or Choir at Roosevelt Jr. High located at 111 ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 10:20 AM by Jennifer Fitzpatrick
  • Returning Concert Band Member Meeting There is a meeting for all students returning to Concert Band and/or Concert Choir on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt Elementary School ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 8:39 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 2017-2018 school year will be Mrs. Fitzpatrick's 14th year as Band Director and her 21st 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 (15 years old) and Grace (13 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!