Carson’s Grand Opening

The Mustang Marching Band has the privilege of participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of Carson’s on Western on Wednesday, September 14th.  Details will be forthcoming, but students will need to arrive at school earlier than usual.  This post provides a “heads-up” for those who have transportation or potential child care issues in the morning.  An exact itinerary will be published as soon as it becomes available.


    At each marching band competition, the host school’s music boosters will sell “Shout-outs” to be read while the kids are setting up for their performance.  It’s an easy way for their organization to make a little extra money.  While you may think it’s a great thing to do for our kids, history has shown that it is actually detrimental to their performance.  When you have the announcer read something funny, it breaks their concentration.  Also, when there are a long list of “shout-outs” to be read, it has the same effect as “freezing the kicker” in a football game.  We will be making a donation to each booster organization to offset whatever profit they would gain.  So please do not submit shout-outs or air-grams at our competitions.  You will have an opportunity to write one and have it read at our Sounds of the Stadium Concert at the end of the season.  Thanks in advance for your support.


      Gift Card Fundraiser

      Attached is the information for the Music Department’s Gift Card fundraiser.  This is a program that has been successfully running through the department for three years.  Families are able to purchase gift cards from a large variety of vendors and receive a percentage back from their purchase.  Families with the most success with this fundraiser use gift cards for their regular purchases:  groceries, gas, prescriptions, etc.  You’re then getting a percentage back for money you’d already be spending.  The order form and instructions are linked below.  The first order is due Monday, September 12th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kazin.

      Evergreen Manna Order Form


        Football Game 1 – 8/26

        Call time for Game 1 is 5:45 p.m.

        Dress:  Destination Africa t-shirt, band shorts, black no-show socks, black guard shoes or Drillmasters

        Attendance will be taken in the band room for band, in the north parking lot for guard.  Guard should bring gold flag, green/gray flag, and poms.

        Band should bring their folio with all stand music.

        Band members will go inside in small groups during the game to be fitted for the Class A Uniform.

        For Parents:  Our pregame performance typically starts at about 6:30, depending upon the length of the sophomore game.  Please feel free to join the band parents in the north bleachers.  The varsity game starts at 7 p.m.

          Join Music Boosters!

          The first Music Booster meeting of the year will take place on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Room.  Families should enter through the Kedzie doors by the board room.  Please come and find out what this great organization is about!  The Music Department can’t function without the volunteer power provided by the boosters and their financial support provides so many opportunities for kids.  Membership forms will be available at the meeting if you were not able to join at registration.

            Madrigal Auditions

            IMPORTANT!!!  Follow the link to access a Google form about rehearsals.  Please complete the Google form BEFORE you audition.  You will not be allowed to audition if the Google form is not completed by 3:00 Tuesday.


            A sign-up sheet for time slots will be posted on the bulletin board in the choir room.  The audition will consist of:

            1. Singing “Deck the Hall” on your chosen voice part.  Printed music and rehearsal tracks are linked below.

            2.  Singing major and minor triads

            3.  Repeating pitch patterns played on the piano (“Simon Says”)

            If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kazin.  Good luck!

            deck p. 1     deck p. 2





            Deck Alto

            Deck Bass

            Deck Tenor

            Deck Soprano




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                IMPORTANT MEETING

                As we approach another school year and season, Evergreen Park Community High School continues to take a proactive approach to drug and alcohol education.   “Students need to hear the facts and learn how to say no, parents and experts say”  This statement comes from a CNN article that ran in January, 2016.  This year we have decided to bring in a speaker who will address the parents and students from our sports and band programs about the destructive behaviors that occur when they use drugs and alcohol.   This mandatory meeting will be held in the main gym on August 19th, from 6:00-6:30.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Sanderson at 708-398-1233.


                  ADDED FOOTBALL GAME!

                  There has been a 6th home football game added to the performance schedule this year.  Please mark your calendar for our first home football performance on Friday, August 26th.

                    Marching Band Information Form

                    Please use the following link to fill out the information form if you haven’t done so already.  Please complete by August 5th.