Shoutout Form for Sounds from the Stadium

If you are interested in submitting a shout out for the Sounds from the Stadium Concert, please fill out the attached form and submit by 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 22nd.  Please keep your message brief and to the point so we have time to hear from more families.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!


    Tickets are now on sale!

    Come check out the fall play, Neil Simon’s “Fools”!  Performances are Thursday, November 2nd and Friday, November 3rd at 7 p.m.  Please use the ticket form below to order ahead.  Avoid the lines at the ticket booth!

    Ticket Order Form Fools.Nov.2017

      Winter Guard Competitions

      The EPCHS Winter Guard will be attending the following MWCGC competitions this year:

      Sunday, 3/4 at TF South High School

      Sunday, 3/18 at Schaumburg High School

      Sunday, 3/25 at Maine West High School

      Please mark your calendars accordingly and let Mrs. Kazin know about any conflicts as soon as possible.

        Central Middle School Performance – Monday 10/16

        6:45 a.m.   Arrive at EP and dress

        7:10 a.m.    Walk to CMS

        7:30 a.m.    Rehearse with CMS

        After the CMS performance, we will walk back to EP, unpack the truck and change out of uniform.  Students should return to class during 2nd block.

        Parents are needed to walk with the students to CMS and help unload and load equipment.


          Sandwich Competition -Sunday, 10/15

          EAT A BIG MEAL BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT EP.  You will NOT be allowed to eat on the bus; you will purchase dinner from concessions around 5:00.

          What to Bring

          Band:  Instrument in good working condition and polished, black crew socks, Drillmaster shoes, clothes for after the Marengo performance (check the weather), a bag lunch, a bag dinner or cash for concessions, SHOW SHIRT FOR AFTER PERFORMANCE

          Guard:  Black crew socks, black guard shoes, hair spray, bobby pins, black eye liner, black mascara, clothes for after the Marengo performance (check the weather), a bag lunch, a bag dinner or cash for concessions, SHOW SHIRT FOR AFTER PERFORMANCE



          11:00 a.m.            Arrive and dress/Guard start makeup

          11:30 a.m.              Pack truck

          12:30 p.m.              Leave for Sandwich

          2:00 p.m.           Arrive at Sandwich, unpack truck

          3:00 p.m.           Warmup

          4:00 p.m.           Performance

          4:30 p.m.           Put equipment away, change out of uniform, HANG UNIFORM NEATLY, pack truck

          5:00 p.m.           Eat dinner at concessions (student cost), watch AAA bands from the visitor’s stands.  WE ALL SIT AS A BAND IN THE VISITOR’S BLEACHERS wearing our show shirts.

          7:00 p.m.             Awards Ceremony

          7:45 p.m.             Load buses, depart for EP

          Approx. 9:00 p.m.   Arrive back at EP, unload truck.  NO ONE IS DISMISSED UNTIL THE TRUCK IS UNLOADED AND EQUIPMENT IS PUT AWAY.  Many hands make light work.

          ****PARENTS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS TRIP!!!!!!!  We need parents to move equipment, load and unload the truck, help with uniform hanging, etc.  Please plan to spend the day with us if AT ALL possible!  Parents are needed on the buses; we have more buses than staff members.  Donations of bottled water for the kids are also welcome.  If you are planning to come with us, please let one of the Kazin’s know.  Thanks in advance!

          Sandwich High School – 515 Lions Rd, Sandwich, IL 60548

          Contest admission:  $10 adults, $5 students

          Please hold your shout-outs for our Sounds from the Stadium Concert.  The students appreciate your cooperation.

            Friday Senior Night Football Game – Friday 10/13


            5:30 p.m.  Dress in uniform

            6:00 p.m.  Inspection and rehearsal in the parking lot

            6:30 p.m.  Pregame

            7:00 p.m.  Kickoff

            Junior high band students are invited to join us in the stands for this game.  Please make them feel welcome and show them how we contribute to Mustang Pride!  After the game, please put all equipment and uniforms away NEATLY so they can quickly be loaded onto the truck on Sunday morning for Sandwich.  Parent help is always needed for water and uniform maintenance.

              Krispy Kreme Grand Opening

              The band and color guard will perform at the grand opening of Krispy Kreme on Tuesday, October 10th. Students should arrive at school NO LATER than 6:45 a.m. to dress in Class A. Students will miss blocks 1 and 2 of the half day. Please remember black socks and Drillmasters.

                ILMEA Audition Information

                ILMEA auditionees should carefully read the documents linked below with all of the schedule and logistics information for Wednesday’s auditions.

                2017 ILMEA AUDITION ROOMS

                2017 ILMEA Senior Schedule


                  A Note about Shout-Outs

                  We hope that you will make the drive on a beautiful fall day to come out and cheer on our Mustang Marching Band at their first competitions of the season!  If you do, please do NOT put in a “Shout-out” or “Air-Gram” at the contest.  These are announcements that are made over the loudspeaker as the students are setting up for the field show.  They are intended to offer thoughts of good luck for the band.  However, in most cases, they are a real distraction to the performer as they are preparing for the show.  Often times, there are so many shout-outs that the students have to stand and wait until they  are finished being read before they can perform; this has the same effect as a timeout that “freezes the kicker” in a football game.  You will have a free opportunity to offer your own shout-out for our fabulous performers at the Sounds from the Stadium concert at the end of the month.  Thanks so much in advance for your cooperation.

                    Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 19th

                    Mr. and Mrs. Kazin will be available from 4-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th for parent-teacher conferences.  If this time is not convenient for you, or if you at ANY time feel the need to discuss your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to call or email us and make an appointment.  Thanks for your continued support of your children and of our department!