Band Announcements April 18 - 22

Hello Band Students and Families,
    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 

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."

Wildkit Band Award Survey

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:

AP Exam Student Survey 2016

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)!

    Parent Volunteers needed to help pickup food and serve dinner to our students.  Food will be ordered in advance of the Tuesday concert, however we will need some parents to check our napkin/cutlery/serving utensil supply and make a Sam's Club run for beverages, table cloths, etc.  Please email Mr. Bufis ASAP if you are available to help -

Schedule of Events
3:45 p.m.    Students report to band room, load buses/truck and depart
4:30 p.m.    ETHS arrives at Pick Staiger, unloads equipment, etc.
5:00 p.m.    ETHS warms up at Pick Staiger for 45 minutes
5:45 p.m.    Warren Township warms up at Pick Staiger for 45 minutes
6:30 p.m.    Dinner is served, get in concert attire.  
7:30 p.m.    House opens, ETHS takes stage for final warmup/prep
8:00 p.m.    ETHS performs
8:30 p.m.    Warren Township performs
9:15 p.m.    Concert concludes, load equipment and depart

Pick Staiger Permission Slip

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m.     Call time to ETHS, Load buses Depart (BRING LUNCH!!!)
1:30 p.m.      Pick up Math Team students
2:00 p.m.      Watch Carl Sandburg, Lyons Twp, Downers South
3:30 p.m.      Get equipment from buses
3:45 p.m.      Warmup for 4:45 performance.
4:45 p.m.      Perform at Krannert Center!
5:30 p.m.      Load buses and depart for dinner at Panera/McDonalds ($10)
7:15 p.m.      Watch Naperville North (2015 Honor Band)
7:45 p.m.      Illinois Wind Symphony Performs
8:15 p.m.      Awards Ceremony and Depart.  Should be home around 11:30 p.m.

SuperState Permission Slip
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