Band Announcements April 18 - 22
Congratulations to all of our wonderful musicians who performed in The Wiz last week. It was an outstanding production and we are so very proud of you!
Please read through ALL of the following announcements as they are of critical importance as we approach the end of the school year.
Honors Credit Applications Due May 1st for Semester 2!!!
We have updated our webpage to include the Spring Semester 2 Honors Application Materials. Please read through the materials carefully. The firm deadline for the second semester is May 1st. Read more at www.ethsbands.com/curriculum
Graduation Ceremony - 10:00 a.m. on Sunday May 22nd
All Sophomore and Junior Band Members are required to perform as part of our graduation band for the ETHS Commencement Ceremony. This event counts as your final performance grade of the year. Call time for all performers is 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 pre-commencement concert and 11:00 ceremony. The event is usually over within 90 minutes. ETHS will transport all large instruments to and from McGaw Hall, however all students are responsible for coordinating their own transportation to this event.
In preparation for the graduation ceremony, all Sophomore and Junior band students will attend 6th Period Band following our May 12th concert, from Friday 5/13 through Friday 5/20. We will work on Pomp and Circumstance, Crown Imperial, and several selections from our Spring D.C. Tour to coordinate an excellent concert experience for our graduating seniors and their families. This is always a very special and fun time of year and we are looking forward to putting this together with you!
Vote For Senior Wildkit Band Award
It's that time of year again - time to vote for the senior recipient of the Wildkit Band Award! "The Wildkit Band Award is given annually to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of musicianship, loyalty, and conduct throughout his/her high school career; who has developed unusual technical achievement in an area of music-making, displays the highest character at all times, and has made an outstanding contribution to the Evanston Township High School Music Program."
AP Exam Scheduling Survey
Each year, AP exams decimate our rehearsals for the first two weeks of May. In an effort to maximize planning and rehearsal time, we ask that all students currently enrolled in AP classes who will be taking the exams please complete this brief Google survey:
Marching Band Announcements
Commitment Form - Due May 2nd
Leadership Interviews - Schedule your time! Essays were due yesterday!
Read-Through Night - Wednesday April 27th
Drumline/Pit Percussion Placement Auditions - Saturday April 30th
Leadership Results will be discussed with all applicants individually during band classes tomorrow (Thursday April 21)!
|Wind Symphony Updates|
Pick Staiger Concert - Tuesday April 26th 2016
|SuperState Concert - Saturday May 7th 2016|
Let's make it a great week!
Mr. Bufis and Mr. Lehman