We invite all perspective 8th grade instrumental musicians to join us for an important informational meeting regarding our program. This meeting will be put on by our high school students as well as our staff and parents. If you are interested in joining, on the fence or just want to know more, please come and join us for a great time together.

Happy Holidays from the IVC Music Department

Informational Flyer

 

Visit the Chillicothe Town Theatre and Put the Number 20 on Your Movie Tickets to Help Raise Funds for the IVC Band!

 

We now have the ability to use credit cards for our current fundraisers! Please click on the Charms Store (red shopping cart) on your PC version of Charms to explore: Charms store for IVC Band

 

The etched Glass Blocks and Show Step Ladders are all available for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Share the link with your family and friends! They just have to create a visitor login to participate. We don't currently have any shipping options so you'll have to arrange local deliveries.

 

If you would like to purchase under your charms login and need help, contact Treasurer, Eric Morr. All store purchases require a credit card at time of order.

 

***Charms 101 Questions ***

Charms is the admin package that Band Boosters uses to track student finances and contact information but it offers much more. We are currently evaluating and testing how to best utilize the tools provided. All band fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card. To use credit card payments you must access your account on desktop PC and click the Blue Payment button.

 

Contact information for parent or student may be updated in student info tab.

 

Student sizes can also be updated by clicking the little "toy soldier" icon next to the blue bar header Update Student Info. If this information is provided and correct, it can help in the ordering of uniform parts.

 

Please feel free to download the Charms App so you can access your information from your phone or tablet.

 

IVC Band Charms Store



Upcoming Events:

 

Recorder and Mad Brass Performance:

Peoria International Airport

December 14th

Meet at IVC at 4:00pm

Performance 5pm - 7:30pm

Itinerary

 

Christmas Holiday Concert:

December 17th

Call Time 1:00pm

Concert 3:00pm

Dave's Coffee Cake Delivery at the Concert

 

Band Booster Meeting:

January 10th 7pm

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

January 19th

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Future IVC Band Clinic

January 20th 3pm-5pm

Informational Flyer

 

ILMEA State Convention:

January 25th-27th

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

January 27th

Call Time 5:00pm

 

Winter Guard Opening Day at Naperville North:

January 28th

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

January 30th

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 2nd

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Winter Guard Competition at Hersey:

February 3rd

 

IWU Jazz Festival:

February 3rd

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 6th

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Grey Ghost Pride Night:

February 7th 6pm

 

Band Booster Meeting:

February 7th 7pm

 

Winter Guard Competition at Naperville Central:

February 11th

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 13th

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 16th

Call Time 6:00pm

 

Bradley Jazz Festival:

Jazz One Only

February 20th

 

Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 20th

Call Time 5:30pm

 

IVC District Jazz Night:

February 21st

 

Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival:

Weekend of February 23rd

 

Solo and Ensemble (Not Yet Finalized):

At CEC

March 2nd

 

Winter Guard Competition at Stagg:

March 3rd

 

Winter Concert:

March 4th

Call Time 1:00pm

Concert 3:00pm

 

McKendree University Wind Ensemble Performance:

March 5th

 

Winter Guard Competition at Lake Park:

March 10th

 

Band Booster Meeting:

March 13th 7pm

 

Winter Guard Competition at Coal City:

March 17th

 

Winter Guard Competition at Minooka:

March 24th

 

3 Sisters Performance for Drew's Plot:

Jazz One Only

April 7th

 

Winter Guard Championships at La Porte:

April 7th-8th

 

Bradley Jr./Sr. High School Honor Band:

April 10th

Band Booster Meeting:

April 10th 7pm

 

Bradley Jr./Sr. High School Honor Band:

April 24th

ISU Concert Band Festival:

April 27th

 

Awards Spring Concert:

May 2nd

Call Time 6:00pm

Concert 7:30pm

 

Band Booster Meeting:

May 8th 7pm

 

Graduation Band:

Freshman - Junior

May 20th

Call Time 3:45pm

 

 

Directors Comments:

December 1st, 2017

FLORIDA FRUIT PICK UP

Thanks once again to Beth Hying for working behind the scenes to make this annual fundraiser a huge success. On line sales are still currently going on so if you missed the initial sale, you can still have fruit delivered to your door. The scheduled fruit pick up is scheduled for Thursday, November 30 from 2:30 - 7 pm. Thank you for ordering fruit to support our students. If you have questions, please contact Beth Hying.

 

COFFEE CAKE ORDERS

Our second round of orders for Coffee Cake fundraiser is on for those that may have missed the first opportunity. We want to have the orders placed and cakes distributed at the Christmas concert on December 17th. The turn around is short, but we didn’t want anyone to miss out on these delicious cakes. Order forms were distributed during class. If you have any questions can be directed to Deb Reginald.

 

2017 MARCHING BAND BANQUET

Thanks to Bat Girl Kelly Welch and her team of volunteers for making our banquet so special. We also want to thank everyone that donated to the dinner. We were able to cover all the costs of the dinner. We hope you enjoyed the experience. Congratulations to the Seniors, Senior Parents and award winners.

 

2017 - 2018 WINTER COLOR GUARD

Winter guard season is here. This is a very demanding activity that takes a ton of dedication and commitment to make them really succeed. Parental help is definitely needed. Many of the performances are in the Northern parts of our state. I want to thank all the students for taking on this highly demanding activity. Just a reminder, the activity code will be enforced. We wish you all the best and are looking forward to hearing all the great things to come with these amazing opportunities. Please see the schedule for rehearsal and competition dates. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca.

 

2017 RECORDER AND MAD BRASS REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES HAVE BEGUN

Rehearsal schedules have been handed out and are up and running. Each ensemble has several “gigs” planed for the next few months.

 

PERFORMANCE – PEORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Thursday, December 14th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. We will meet at the high school right at 4:00 pm and depart for the airport. We also plan to set up performances at Kroger and Evergreen Assisted Living.

 

Madrigal dinner is set for December 9 – 10. Students involved will receive information and details prior to the dinner.

 

2017 – 2018 JAZZ BAND SEASON HAS BEGUN

The Jazz season is here. We have begun rehearsals and will run through the end of February. We have several gigs in January/February including our annual trip to Chicago to Rolling Meadows in late February. (2/23 - 2/24 or 2/25 depending on the schedule). The cost will include transportation and hotel room fee which will be between $80 - $100. We will know in early January the cost of the trip so you will have two months to budget. We will do our best to find the best rates on all fronts.

 

Jazz One Ensemble: Monday evenings from 7 – 9 pm

Jazz Two Ensemble: Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm

 

BASKETBALL PEP BAND GAMES

Saturday, December 2nd – All alumni/8th graders are welcome!

Concert and wind ensemble members must attend and will be graded. Call time is 5 pm and we should be done around 6:45 pm.

Check the IVC calendar for game times and dates.

 

Mr. C’s Comments

Our jazz/indoor bands/small ensemble rehearsal schedules are all currently in full swing. It is requested that students make every effort to participate in those rehearsals. They are vital to our success and it is extremely hard to work music and technique when members are not participating.

 

Please come to the concerts this winter. Help support the kids as they prepare lots of holiday music for the Veterans, events in the community and indoor concerts.

 

Please look at the schedule on our web site, www.ivcbands.com. This winter season is crammed with great experiences for all of us. We look forward to seeing you at these future events and thank you for your continued support. Let’s make some great memories!

 

Remember, our journey continues. Concert band, pep band, the jazz season are here. We still need so many hands to make our future successful. Please do not leave our program for eight months. We need you to play your instruments. YOU lose valuable characteristics about your sound/music reading which we have taught you to this point!

 

I hope you and your family have a safe and relaxing Christmas break! See you in 2018!

 

 

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