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I am currently updated the site information for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please make sure to check the dates on anything you read on this site to be sure it is current.  Thanks!


Please be patient while I work to update this website for the 2014-2015 school year.  It is a lot of work!  Almost everything regarding forms and important information to the program has a date on it...just be sure while the site is being updated that you check the date on anything you are reading to make sure it is the most current information.

Thank you!
Mrs. Jennifer Fitzpatrick

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

  • RJH Black History Program Symphonic Band and Concert Choir will be performing at Roosevelt Jr. High's Black History Program on March 25, 2014.
    Posted Mar 6, 2014, 11:56 AM by Jennifer Fitzpatrick
  • Behind The Mic., Part II Mark your calendars...March 26, 2014 the Tri-M Music National Honor Society will be hosting Behind The Mic., Part II.  More information will be coming shortly.
    Posted Mar 6, 2014, 10:04 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 2014-2015 school year will be Mrs. Fitzpatrick's 11th year as Band Director and her 18th 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 (12 years old) and Grace (10 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!