D124 Back to School Bash – 8/29

As seen in the performance box to the right, the band and guard will be performing at the D124 Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 29th at Central Middle School. D124 was SO grateful for our contributions to their celebration that they have invited us to return. Approximate time frame is from 5:30-7 p.m. Students will wear the parade uniform and perform at a standstill in the parking lot. Students will be responsible for THEIR OWN transportation to and from CMS. Watch here for more details next week.

    Band Camp Spirit Days

    Below are the themes for spirit days chosen by your student leadership. Fun surprises are in store for sections with 100% participation each day!

    8/12-Mustang Pride

    8/13-Tie Dye Day

    8/14-Neon Day

    8/15-Sports Day

    8/19-Class Color Day ( Frosh-white, Soph-gray, jr-green, sen-black

    8/20-Tacky Tourist Day

    8/21-Disney Day

    8/22-Throwback Thursday

    8/26-USA Day

    8/27-Section Color Day ( chosen by section leaders)

    Remember to be smart about the weather and conscious of the dress code when making your spirit wardrobe choices.

    PLEASE be sure to attend every camp day and have your music learned and MEMORIZED BEFORE camp begins. Time is short with our delayed start of classes, so every hour of rehearsal counts! Looking forward to “The World of Tomorrow!”

      2019-2020 Performance Calendar

      Here is the first draft of the “refrigerator memo” for 2019-2020. Updates will be made when they become available and will always be posted in red. It’ll be an exciting year!

        DESTINATION 2020!

        It’s official! On February 26th, the school board approved the Music Department performance tour to NEW YORK CITY for April of 2020! The tentative itinerary is attached. Please note: this is tentative and dates, performance times, and order of events are subject to change. NYC, here we come!

          Awards Banquet 2019

          The 7th Annual Performing Arts Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 6 p.m. at Camelot Banquets in Hickory Hills. Please complete the attached reservation form and turn it in NO LATER than Monday, May 6th.

            Banquet Photos

            It’s that time! Please submit any and all rehearsal and performance photos you have for our banquet slide show. Please share a Drive folder full of photos with akazin@evergreenpark.org.

            All submissions due NO LATER than May 6th. Earlier is better! Questions, please email Mrs. Kazin at akazin@evergreenpark.org. Thanks in advance!

              SUMMER MARCHING CAMP

              Thanks so much for your patience! The Summer Marching Camp schedule is presented below.

               PLEASE NOTE: AS STATED IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS FOR BAND AND COLOR GUARD, SUMMER CAMP ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRD AND GRADED. If you have questions, please contact the Kazin’s as soon as possible. The school year is starting later, but the football and competitive season is not. We will need excellent attendance at ALL summer camps in order to tackle an ambitious competitive show. Excessive absences during summer camps will not only result in a grade reduction, but possible removal from the drill for the competitive show.

              All Percussion

              June 17-20(M-Th) 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marching/Music rehearsals

              June 24-28 (M-F) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Marching/Music rehearsals

              July 1-2 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Marching/Music rehearsals

              July 3 (W) 4 p.m. – meet for EP Parade performance

              August 12-15 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp

              August 19-22 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp

              August 26-27 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp

              Woodwinds and Brass 

              • June 17 (M) 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Incoming freshmen and section leaders
              • June 24-28 (M-F) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All WW and brass – marching/music
              • July 1-2 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All WW and brass – marching/music
              • July 3 (W) 4 p.m. – meet for EP Parade Performance
              • August 12-15 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp
              • August 19-22 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp
              • August 26-27 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp

              Color Guard

              • June 25-28 (Tu-F) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marching/Equipment work
              • July 1-2 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marching/Equipment work
              • July 3 (W) 4 p.m. – meet for EP Parade Performance
              • August 12-15 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp
              • August 19-22 (M-Th) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp
              • August 26-27 (M-Tu) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drill Camp

              Videos for pom sets for color guard performance will be sent to the email address we have on file. Guard members need to have these pom sets learned BEFORE arriving at camp on June 25th.

                Music Boosters

                Please see the attached for important information from our Music Boosters.

                  Minooka Winter Guard Contest – 3/23

                  Bring Secret Agent tee and black leggings/pants

                  1:45 p.m. Arrive at EP – dress in uniform
                  2:10 p.m. Runthrough in Gym
                  2:40 p.m. Pack equipment, load bus
                  3:00 p.m. Depart for Minooka
                  4:15 p.m. Arrive, unload, etc.
                  4:49 p.m. Warmup
                  5:03 p.m. Performance
                  5:15 p.m. Pack equipment, change out of uniform, eat dinner, watch guards 6:30 p.m. End of Class SRA – Leave for EP
                  7:45 p.m. (approx.) Arrive at EP, unload equipment

                  Do makeup and hair at home. Eat lunch before you come. Bring food or buy concessions there. No admission price details yet… more to come.

                  Minooka Community High School – SOUTH CAMPUS
                  26655 W. Eames St.
                  Channahon, IL 60410

                  Admission – $8 for adults, $5 for children

                    Coal City Winter Guard Contest – 3/24

                    Bring Secret Agent tee and black leggings/pants
                    Do makeup and hair at home. EAT BREAKFAST!!!

                    7:45 a.m. Arrive at school, dress in uniform
                    8:10 a.m. Runthrough in gym
                    8:40 a.m. Pack equipment, load bus
                    9:00 a.m. Depart for Coal City HS
                    10:20 a.m. Arrive, unload, etc.
                    10:53 a.m. Warmup
                    11:21 a.m. Performance
                    11:45 a.m. Pack equipment, change out of uniform, eat lunch, watch guards
                    1:00 p.m. Awards
                    1:30 p.m. Depart for EP
                    2:45 p.m. (approx.) Arrive at EP, unload equipment, etc.

                    Bring a bag lunch or money for concessions. Coal City High School is located at 655 W Division St, Coal City, IL. Admission for spectators is $8 for adults, $6 students, and free for kids under 5.