Feb 2016

Final Band D.C. Tour Email - Parent Meeting Recap

Hello Band Families,
    Thank you for a great meeting this evening.  Please see the documents below (includes itinerary from this evening's meeting and all distributed paperwork).

UPDATED FINAL TOUR DOCUMENTS - 02/22/2016
Final Tour Meeting Itinerary - 02/22/2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Upstairs Theatre
Packing Information
Final Trip Itinerary - Annotated as of 02/24/2016
Photo App Instructions
Spring DC Bus Manifest (Final)
Spring DC Rooming List (Final)
Spring DC Tour Groups (Final)
Percussion Assignments
Percussion Equipment Inventory

It's going to be a great trip!
Mr. Bufis and Mr. Lehman

Band/Trip Announcements 2/22 - 2/6

Good Morning Band Families,
    A few important reminders are listed below - for both Tour Band participants and the entire band program.

ETHS Solo And Ensemble Festival - Tuesday March 22nd 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. ETHS Band Room

Solo & Ensemble Application - Due Monday March 7th

     We want to take this opportunity to put a plug in about our Solo and Ensemble Festival, hosted here at ETHS.  This event is an opportunity for students to perform accompanied solos as well as duets, trios, and chamber pieces in front of a small audience and music evaluator for a rating and feedback.  We will host the instrumental performances in our band room from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Please consider performing a solo or small group composition at this event!  Please coordinate with your small groups and accompanists so we can put a schedule together with ease.  A list of past accompanists is located on our website at: 

 http://www.ethsbands.com/faculty_staff/piano_accompanists.html  

     A solo and ensemble registration form is available above.  Please plan with your band directors, private lesson teachers, and peers to form small ensembles and pick literature for this event.

Final Tour Band Meeting - Today: Monday 2/22 at 6:30p.m. in UPSTAIRS THEATRE
    The final meeting for the ETHS Tour Band will be this today at 6:30 p.m.  We will be going over what to pack, student and chaperone expectations, and the full itinerary.  It is going to be a great trip!  It is our hope that all students and parents will attend this event, however information will also be emailed & posted on our webpage after the meeting.

Freshmen Activities Fair - Wednesday 2/24 at 6:00 in Beardsley Gym
    A reminder that we will need Color Guard students to be present at the Freshmen Activities Fair this Wednesday.  Mrs. Viner will be supervising - please report to the band room area at 5:30pm to pick up the tv, cart, fliers, etc. for the event.  Let's get a great list of interested students!

Let's make it a great week!
Mr. Bufis and Mr. Lehman

ETHS Jazz Festival - Jazz Band Announcements

Good Afternoon Jazz Band-

It's time for our annual Jazz Festival!  It's going to be an exciting week for the ETHS Jazz program.  See below for all of the information.
 
13th Annual ETHS Jazz Festival
Whew… after a year of planning, we are finally here! 
This is an awesome event for our students, community, and nearly 1000 visitors throughout the day!  It is truly an “all hands on deck” event:  Students have been assigned a 60-90 minute time to work (that doesn’t conflict with their performance time(s)) and they will receive that info early next week.  Please make sure to arrive promptly to your work assignment and put your best foot forward—our student workers are always an awesome reflection on the program to our guests!  Additionally, there have been a couple emails from our parent coordinator, Diane Lequar, about opportunities to help.  If you have not yet signed up for a spot, please consider sharing 60-90 minutes of your time to help the festival run smoother and more efficiently.  The link to the sign up form can be found here: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rLAupVtnDEQT9pHPS7SzR1G5GQmgq2y7i2RMV7tBw8c/edit 
Thank you in advance for your help!

Tickets for the evening concert:
Our festival will be punctuated by a concert by tenor saxophone virtuoso, Donny McCaslin! (woo hoo!!).  He’ll be joined by all-star Chicago musicians: Jim Trompeter (piano), Andrew Vogt (Bass), and Xavier Breaker (drums). The concert begins at 7:00pm in the ETHS Main Auditorium.  The Jazz Ensemble will play an opening set (with some new tunes!), including a tune of Donny’s.  This is a ticketed event and all proceeds go right back into the ETHS Jazz Program.  We have purchased tickets for each student to attend the show.  Plan to sit as a group for the duration of the show, right in front!  For ticket info, visit: 
https://www.showclix.com/event/eths-2016-jazz-festival  Parents, friends, and groupies, hope to see you there, this should be awesome!
 
Performance Details
Jazz Band Festival Performance (12:00pm Band Room)
Call Time: 11:00am in A106 Practice Room.  Warmup is at 11:30 a.m. in Room A131
Tunes:  
Fancy Pants, El Baile del Dia, In Walked Bud, In A Mellow Tone  (GET YOUR EARS ON THESE!)
Attire: Suits for the fellas, dressed nicely for the ladies
 
Evening Performance (7:00pm Auditorium)
Call Time: 6:50pm Front of Auditorium
 
Use every resource you have (individual practice, sectionals, private lessons, listening, recording, play along tracks, etc.) to make these as comfortable, confident, and authentic as possible.  I want you to feel confident, excited, and comfortable when you perform to get the best feedback from the adjudicators. 
 
Rehearsal Schedule for next week:
Tuesday—Rehearsal 7:00am
Thursday—Rehearsal 7:00am
                       
Recordings
USE THESE--they have all the answers, try to imitate these!  Professional recordings of all of your tunes can be found at www.ethsbands.com (Click Materials, Jazz Program, Jazz Band II)  You can download these recordings by right-clicking on the play button, then save to your computer.  
Have a great weekend!
Mr. Bufis

Color Guard Follow Up

Dear Color Guard Members and Families,
    Thank you for attending last night's meeting.  I am very appreciative of your enthusiasm and passion for the guard program at ETHS and look forward to the fall season.  As mentioned last night, I am currently searching for a new coach - both internally at ETHS and externally in the WGI and DCI circuits as well as in my circle of colleagues.  As I have any new information about our vacancy, I will follow up with you.  It is my intention to be as transparent as possible and communicate a clear process for building this program to its full potential.
    Here is where I need your help:

1)
Freshmen Activities Fair (Beardsley Gym, Wednesday 2/24 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.) - I have reserved a table for the Color Guard to be represented at our annual Freshmen Activities Fair.  This is actually a very viable recruitment venue - several of you are in Guard now because of this event.  I am requesting that we have some student representation at this event, along with a parent chaperone (I will be on the D.C. Trip with the band).  We need to provide an inviting display at our table that shows students what color guard is and provides them with information.  I would like student input in designing an informational flyer to be passed out to students who walk by the table.  I can provide the copies of this finished flyer along with an interest sheet where students write down their contact information for us to follow up with them prior to tryouts in May.  I can also provide a TV and color guard video that loops throughout the evening to draw students in.  If you are interested in helping out with this, please stop by the office next week or send me an email - this is coming up quickly!

2)
Email Blast To Current 8th Grade Band Students - I would like to send a separate email blast to all current D65 8th Grade Band students telling them about our Color Guard program and prompting them to try out for the group in May.  This list of students will include 8th Graders who have already signed up for the ETHS Band as well as students who decided not to continue - for these students, Color Guard could be an opportunity for them to continue with music without playing an instrument.  If you are interested in helping with this, please email me or stop by the office next week!  I will send this information out prior to our Marching Band Information Night in early March.

3)
Potential Mini Guard Camp Summer 2016 - I need your input in creating a mini guard camp this summer in preparation for our Band Camp.  An amount of time that is an appropriate setup for our week away as a full band, but isn't asking too much of our Color Guard students.  To give you some background, most of the groups I work with outside of ETHS have some of their show routine learned prior to joining the band at Band Camp.  Routines are an added component to drill that are pretty complex, much like the added drum cadence requirements put on our Drum Line, and therefore need some added time to come together.  In addition, our new members will need some basic conditioning and prerequisite knowledge in order to keep up in our intense week away.  I would like some input from returning members so that I can get some dates on the calendar while we are still several months away.  Please email me or stop by the office to provide some input.

    Thank you again for all of your efforts, enthusiasm, and support as we transition into another season.  I know that there is some uncertainty as we look at the road ahead, but I am confident that our returning students will continue to rise to the occasion as we plan for the fall and welcome in a new coach for our group.

Go Kits!
Mr. Bufis

Returning Marcher Meeting Recap - 2016

Good Morning 2015 Marching Band Students And Families,
    Last night, we had our first annual "Returning Marcher" meeting.  It afforded us the opportunity to celebrate the success we have had over the last few years, view the new uniforms we have designed with community input, and take some time to look at some areas for improvement and set goals for the future.  As returning members, each of us moves into more of a leadership role by becoming upperclassmen - and therefore each of us has the ability and influence to help the group continue on its progressive trajectory.  I encourage each of the parents and students of returning marchers to view the attached PowerPoint slides from last night's meeting.  We are really looking forward to building on our success and reaching new heights this fall.
    For those of you who did not attend, I want to call your attention to a few main points from last night's meeting - areas of attention as we move into next season.

George Williams College Tuition Increase - the cost to attend GWC Band Camp this fall has increased by $5,000, which translates to roughly $50 per student - twice the usual increase for our families.  We need to come up with a plan over the next two months as to how we move forward - either increasing our donations for student scholarships, or finding another venue for our annual band camp (Please read the attachment for more specifics).  If you are interested in making a donation to support our scholarship program, please contact me directly at bufism@eths.k12.il.us - Also,  I am asking for a panel of parent volunteers who can help us find some alternative band camp sites for this summer to keep our options open.

Click Here To Volunteer To Research Band Camp Sites!

ETHS Wildkit Marching Band Festival (Potentially Hosting Fall 2017) - We would like to create an annual marching band festival for bands like us - who are mildly competitive, or even non-competitive.  There is a void for festivals of this kind in Illinois and we have determined that there is some interest to attend such an event from some of the schools in our area.  This would provide our program an opportunity to host a great event and provide a feature performance at the end of the evening, but also has the potential to raise $10,000-$15,000 once it gets traction - solving our student scholarship revenue problem for our entire band program.  I am looking to form a steering committee who can help me research the mechanics of putting on a festival at ETHS with the intention of launching our first event in the fall of 2017.

Click Here To Volunteer To Research And Plan Our Marching Festival!

Uniform Fitting/Care/Maintenance - We are in need of some dedicated parents to assist Ms. Bean and Mrs. Bouxsein in the fitting and care for our new uniforms.  These dedicated parents have done a fine job for us for quite some time, but the time has come to begin to train the next generation of parents to continue their legacy.  If you are willing/able to help out in any capacity, please email Bonnie Bean: cddbsb@sbcglobal.net
and Cathy Bouxsein: catherine-bouxsein@comcast.net
Your help is both needed and greatly appreciated!
Room For Improvement - Please look through the Powerpoint for more information regarding attendance protocol, tardies, rehearsal efficiency, student leadership, and several other important topics.  As returning members and families, you can help do your part in solidifying a culture of excellence in the Wildkit Marching Band Program.

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    Thank you so much for your time - we are really excited for the 2016 season!  I am confident this will be the best season yet!  We look forward to seeing you at Marching Band Information Night where we will reveal the 2016 Halftime Show Theme (Thursday March 3rd 7:00 p.m. in ETHS Band Room).

Go Kits!
Mr. Bufis

Donny McCaslin In Concert At Evanston Township High School 2-20-16

Good Morning,
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS, FAMILIES, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS!
As part of the 13th Annual Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival, ETHS will host tenor saxophone virtuoso, Donny McCaslin on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00pm in the ETHS Main Auditorium!  
Three -time Grammy nominee for "Best Instrumental Jazz Solo," Donny McCaslin, has recorded 11 CDs as a leader including his most recent 2015 release "Fast Future" produced by David Binney and featuring Tim Lefebvre, Mark Guiliana, and Jason Lindner.  Donny and his band are featured on the new David Bowie recording "Blackstar", released in January 2016, which was Bowie's first #1 record in the US and is currently #1 on the UK charts. Donny was also the featured soloist on the David Bowie single "Sue" in 2014. Additionally, he has toured extensively with Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Gil Evans project, Steps Ahead, and many others.
 
Admission is $15 for students/seniors and $20 for general admission.  Simply visit https://www.showclix.com/event/eths-2016-jazz-festival to reserve your tickets! (HURRY)
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2016 ETHS Jazz Festival featuring Donny McCaslin - ShowClix
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This is an awesome opportunity to hear a one of the true greats of our generation!  Please spread the word to your students, families, and friends!

Sincerely, 

Mike Lehman

ETHS Jazz Festival: Request for Volunteers 2nd Call!

Sent on behalf of Diane Lequar, Kathy Bauer, and the ETHS Jazz Festival Planning Committee:

Hello again, Fantastic Band Parents,

Thank you to those who have graciously volunteered for this year’s Jazz Festival - we quickly got over half the adult volunteers we need! Now that the event is just around the corner (Feb 20th), and you can see the next page on your calendar, let's have a second wave of signups at: Adult Volunteer Sign Up  We are in greatest need of videographers and data transfer technicians at the moment. 

Thank you in advance for your help—this is an incredible event for our students and guests.  We think you will find it an extremely rewarding experience.
 
The sign-up sheet describes the work we need help with and allows you to sign up for a specific time slot. NO JOBS NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS, AND WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO.  Please note that there are about the same number of parent volunteer slots as there are jazz families, so
 we hope that every family will volunteer in some way. If you have questions about any of the jobs, please email Diane Lequar or Kathy Bauer at the addresses below.

Below is a list of performance times for ETHS groups so you can make sure that you are free to watch your son or daughter perform. If you’re not sure which group or groups your child is in, rosters are listed on the jazz page at ethsbands.com.  If you would like to work in a performance venue where your child will be performing, please sign up fora slot there.

We greatly appreciate any help you can give us.  Even a half-hour can help!  And our guests will appreciate your commitment too.
 
Thank you!

Diane Lequar (dlequar@gmail.com
Kathy Bauer (
newbauer4@gmail.com)

 
Click this 
link for the Adult Volunteer Sign-Up Form
 

ETHS Performance Schedule:

2016 ETHS Jazz Festival
ETHS PERFORMING GROUPS
 
AUDITORIUM
Evanston Township High School Jazz Ensemble  9:00
Evanston Township High School So What Combo 3:00
 
BAND ROOM
Evanston Township High School Take 6 Combo  9:45
Evanston Township High School Jazz Lab Band  10:30
Evanston Township High School Jazz Band 12:00
Evanston Township High School A-Train Combo  2:15
Evanston Township High School 'Round Midnight Combo  3:00

Band Announcements Week of 2/1-2/5 2016

Good Afternoon ETHS Band Students,
    February is a busy month for the ETHS Band Program - please read below for some important announcements about our trip, calendar events, etc.
Congratulations ETHS IMEC All State Participants
    A special congratulations to the members of the ETHS Jazz Ensemble who performed at the ILMEA All-State Conference in Peoria last weekend.  The group showed musical maturity and refinement beyond their years and was well-received by their audience.  We would also like to congratulate Momoko Hasselbring and Ellie Finkel who performed in the All-State Orchestras in front of several thousand people, and Seth Bearman who was invited to participate in the Composer's Showcase program based on his second place composition Christinanana.  Thank you for representing ETHS at this prestigious event!
ETHS Band Tour to Washington D.C.
    Some important updates have been made to our Washington D.C. Tour.  Please click below for an updated and CLOSE TO FINAL itinerary.  We are confirming one or two moving pieces and will release the final itinerary shortly.  If you have not done so already, please download and print the permission slip, and fill out the online forms: rooming list, bus list, and food restrictions.  All of these were due today!
   
In addition, we remind all of our students to practice their tour music and listen to the recordings online.

Permission Slips (Download, Print, Fill Out, Return Immediately)
Washington D.C. Parent Field Trip Consent Form Washington D. C. Medical Form & Waiver
Online Forms (Fill Out Online)
Room Sign Up
Bus Sign Up
Food Restrictions
Updated Itinerary 02/03/2016
    The major change that you will notice is that the Kennedy Center performance has been removed from our tour.  The Wind Symphony was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center based on performance recordings, programs, and videos reviewed by a committee - however our performance day was bumped to Monday evening February 29th, the day we are scheduled to return to ETHS.  Our original plans were impacted by the contract mechanics that pair non-professional performance groups, like our ETHS Wind Symphony, with professional groups and the details involving coordinating or permitting an opening act like ours.  We were alerted to this change the week before Winter Break and carefully weighed our options: the expenses of adding an extra day to our tour or sliding the tour back by one day - both financially and academically.  We ultimately determined that the best decision was to abandon this performance for another opportunity, and we are excited to announce a few exciting events that will come out of this initial misfortune.  
    You will now notice that the Wind Symphony will have a clinic with Ms. Mary Poling, professional oboist and conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, while on tour, and that the entire tour group will get to attend a concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - performing Elgar's
Enigma Variations.  In addition, our travel agent will be forwarding the funds we invested in the Kennedy Center performance experience to Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall so that our Wind Symphony can share a concert with the Warren Township High School Wind Symphony.  As directors we feel that it is unfortunate that our students will not have the chance to perform in our intended venue, but are pleased with the new opportunities we were able to coordinate for our students with the help of our travel agent.

Wind Symphony Schedule
    A calendar of rehearsals and events was distributed in class on Monday outlining our strategic plan to prepare for our upcoming concerts (DC Tour, March 8th ETHS Music Festival Concert, March 18th Lake Zurich WS Exchange) and professional recording experience.  These are special opportunities that will require the efforts of our full group for a successful outcome.  Please mark these events on your calendar and continue to practice your music outside of class.
ETHS Solo & Ensemble Festival - Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
     We want to take this opportunity to put a plug in about our Solo and Ensemble Festival, hosted here at ETHS.  This event is an opportunity for students to perform accompanied solos as well as duets, trios, and chamber pieces in front of a small audience and music evaluator for a rating and feedback.  We will host the instrumental performances in our band room from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Please consider performing a solo or small group composition at this event!  Please coordinate with your small groups and accompanists so we can put a schedule together with ease.  A list of past accompanists is located on our website at: 

 http://www.ethsbands.com/faculty_staff/piano_accompanists.html 

     A solo and ensemble registration form will be available later this month on our webpage, and will be emailed out as well.  Please plan with your band directors, private lesson teachers, and peers to form small ensembles and pick literature for this event.
Honors Credit Update & Semester 2 Honors Credit Program
    We have submitted a list of changes to the scheduling department for Semester 1, which will go into effect retroactively.  Since this is the first time we have gone through the Honors Credit process in this way - both teachers and students - we were more lenient with students about submission deadlines and material development, and needed a longer period of time to process applications.  Second semester will be a shorter timeline and will need to be more stringent to accommodate the last day for seniors as well as summer recess.  Please plan to submit your materials for Semester 2 by May 1st.  In order to streamline this process from a paperwork standpoint, we have modified the Scholarly & Service Projects forms by merging them into 1 submission document.  The Semester 2 "Performance Points" and "Scholarly & Service Projects" forms can be found on our webpage:

http://www.ethsbands.com/curriculum.html


ETHS Jazz Festival - Saturday February 20th
    Established in 2004 as a non-competitive, all-day jazz immersion event, the Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival hosts nearly 50 middle and high school jazz groups from around the region.  Students of all levels are inspired by professional musicians, enlightened by our clinics, lectures, and master classes, and encouraged to take their playing to the next level.  This educational and cultural jazz festival has earned its distinction by providing the opportunity to showcase local, national, and international artists.  
    We are thrilled to feature virtuoso tenor saxophonist, Donny McCaslin at our evening concert! The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS main auditorium with a set from ETHS’s own Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mike Lehman, followed by an evening of great music from Donny McCaslin. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children, students with I.D., and seniors. All seats are reserved. All proceeds from tickets sales go toward enhancing the Jazz program at ETHS and will provide more fantastic music opportunities to ETHS students. For tickets, please visit www.ethsjazz.com 

Have a great weekend - and Go Kits!
Mr. Bufis and Mr. Lehman
Matthew P. Bufis
Co-Director of Bands
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
bufism@eths.k12.il.us
www.ethsbands.com
(847) 424-7853 - Office
(847) 424 7192 - Fine Arts Office Fax

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Translator and interpreter service for parents and guardians who speak a language other than English will be provided, as requested. Any parent or guardian who needs translation and interpreting services in any language should contact the ETHS Latino Liaison Coordinator at 847-424-7166.

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ETHS Marching Band Information Night 2016!

Good Afternoon Band Families!
    On behalf of the ETHS Wildkit Marching Band, it is with great excitement that I invite you to two important Marching Band meetings that will help shape our 2016 season.  Our first meeting, for all returning marchers and families, will take place next Thursday February 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS Band Room.  We will be recapping our 2015 season, revealing our new uniform design, discussing band camp at GWC, detailing the student leadership application process, and organizing efforts to host our own ETHS Marching Band Festival in the fall of 2017.  It will be an exciting and important meeting for our returning marching band members and families, so I encourage each of you to attend.  I also hope to spend a few minutes at the end of the meeting speaking with our Color Guard students and families - recapping the last two seasons and making plans for a great spring recruitment process.
    The second meeting is our annual Marching Band Information Night - an important recruitment experience for our band.  
Marching Band information night, for all new marchers and families (returning marchers welcome), will take place on Thursday March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS Band Room.  We welcome all 8th grade students and their parents/guardians to ETHS, but also encourage all of our current band students who have never marched before to attend.  It seems like every year, we get more and more upperclassmen band members to give marching band a try as sophomores, juniors, and seniors - it is never too late to join!  In addition, we anticipate another huge incoming freshmen class this fall and can't wait to fill the field with a bigger band!  Returning members will be given an opportunity to speak with our new marchers as an instrument section at this meeting - it's a great way to welcome new members to our marching band family.  Plus, our 2016 Halftime Show theme will be revealed.....it's going to be a great one!
 

See Below for more information!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

ETHS Wildkit Marching Band Recruitment Information 2016

Sincerely,
Mr. Bufis

ETHS Jazz Festival: Request for Volunteers

Sent on behalf of Diane Lequar, Kathy Bauer and the ETHS Jazz Festival Committee:
 
To: Our Wonderful Band Parents,
 
On Saturday, February 20th, we will be hosting nearly 1,000 jazz students, clinicians, professionals, and visitors at our 13th Annual ETHS Jazz Festival.  All ETHS jazz groups will perform during the day and all jazz students will help out on Friday night or Saturday to make sure our guests have a great time.  We are writing to invite you to come watch your son or daughter perform AND to join your children in helping at Jazz Fest.
 
Students will be contacted during rehearsals. Adults can sign up by clicking HERE. The signup sheet describes the work we need parents to help with and allows you to sign up for a specific time slot.  NO JOBS NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS, AND WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO.  Please note that there are about the same number of parent volunteer slots as there are jazz families, so we hope that every family will volunteer in some way.  If you have questions about any of the jobs, please email Diane Lequar or Kathy Bauer at the addresses below.
 
Also below is a list of performance times for ETHS groups so you can make sure that you are free to watch your son or daughter perform.  If you’re not sure which group or groups your child is in, rosters are listed on the jazz page at ethsbands.com.  If you would like to work in a performance venue where your child will be performing, please let us know.
 
We greatly appreciate any help you can give us, whether one shift or many. Even a half-hour can help!  And our guests will appreciate your help too.
 
 
Thank you!
Diane Lequar (dlequar@gmail.com) - Parent Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy Bauer (newbauer4@gmail.com) Student Volunteer Coordinator
 
 
 
Click here for Adult Volunteer Sign Up Form
 
2016 ETHS Jazz Festival
ETHS PERFORMING GROUPS
 
AUDITORIUM
Evanston Township High School Jazz Ensemble  9:00
Evanston Township High School So What Combo 3:00
 
BAND ROOM
Evanston Township High School Take 6 Combo  9:45
Evanston Township High School Jazz Lab Band  10:30
Evanston Township High School Jazz Band 12:00
Evanston Township High School A-Train Combo  2:15
Evanston Township High School 'Round Midnight Combo  3:00

No Pep Band Tonight

Good Afternoon Band Students,
Please forgive the short notice, but I will be unable to attend this evening's pep band game and will therefore have to cancel.  I have to go home to tend to a sick family.  
We will reconvene at pep band rehearsal tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Thanks for your understanding - Go Kits!
-Mr. Bufis