Fall Concert

Dear Parents,
Here are a few reminders for tomorrow night’s 7th & 8th Grade Fall Band & Choir Concert.
1. We will set up after school over at the High School. The more help we have the faster it will go. Students that can help can meet in the Middle School Band room and then we will walk over. We should be done by 5:00 p.m. (But if we have a lot of help we would be done by 4:30). Students could then be picked up at the High School.
2. Concert is in the High School Gym not the Middle School Gym.
3. Concert Start Time is 7:00 p.m. Students should be to the High School by 6:30 p.m.
4. Uniform for this concert is the Band Uniform:
         7th Grade – Black Tuxedo Shirt, Green Bow Tie, Green Cummerbund, Black pants, Black                                     Dress Shoes, and Black Socks.
         8th Grade – Girls – Dress (Swing Choir Girls wear Swing Choir Dress), & Black Dress Shoes
                           – Boys – Black Tuxedo Shirt, Green Bow Tie, Green Vest, Black Pants, Black Dress                                            Shoes, and Black Socks.
If you have any questions please let me know. The kids have been working really hard and are excited to perform for you.

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 School year. I look forward to seeing you all at Open House night on August 17th! I am super excited to get the year going and start making some awesome music.

One important note is that the 8th grade band will have their first performance on Friday August 26th with the High School Marching band at the first home football game. The kids will perform during the 1st and 2nd quarters of the Varsity Football game and will also perform at halftime with the band. I am hoping to email music out as soon as the class rosters become available.

Summer music Camps

Summer Music Camps Information

Dear Parents & Students,

Summer is fast approaching, as are summer music camps. Every summer, several students choose to attend various summer camps at colleges and universities, which are both educational and entertaining. Here are some websites for some of the summer band camps in Illinois. Deadlines for many camps are fast approaching!

Scholarships through GPAC for any of these camps are available by writing a brief essay describing what camp you have chosen, why you want to attend that camp and how it can impact you musically. To receive a scholarship, you must turn in your essay by Friday, April 22nd, 2016

 

Western Illinois University Summer Music Camp:

http://www.wiu.edu/summermusiccamps/

 

Illinois State University Summer Music Camp:

http://summersymposium.illinoisstate.edu/

 

Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) Camps at the University of Illinois:

http://isym.music.illinois.edu/

 

University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic:

http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/smc/

 

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp:

http://www.bluelake.org