Jan 2014

Honors Recital Information

Hello Band Families,
     This note is to remind you all that the 20th annual ETHS Student Honors Recital is this Thursday, January 30th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. If you were selected to perform, be aware that I will finish putting the program together tomorrow morning. It is essential that you are in contact with your accompanist, and that I know of any time constraints that they might have, as I create the program order!
If you are not a performer, please consider yourself invited to attend this fantastic event and show support for your peers.
     Honors Recitalists, please contact me immediately if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Mr. Abplanalp

New Trier Jazz Festival

Good Afternoon Jazz Families,
 
I hope you are staying warm as we gear up for another frigid day!
 
This Saturday (February 1), our Blue Note Combo, Lab Band, and Jazz Band will be participating in the New Trier Jazz Festival at New Trier High School.  The festival is free and open to the public, please consider coming out and supporting our ETHS groups and hearing some great jazz music!
 
Below is a student schedule for the day:
 
Call Time at ETHS is 7:00 a.m., departing at 7:15 a.m. for New Trier High School. 
 
Equipment
Drum set players should bring their own set of cymbals if needed.
 
Attire
Gentlemen should wear a suit and tie, ladies should dress nicely/appropriately
 
Blue Note Combo
     Warmup: 8:00 a.m. in 453
     Performance/Clinic: 8:30 - 8:55 a.m. in 467
 
Jazz Lab Band (III) Abplanalp
     Warmup: 8:40 a.m. in 107
     Performance/Clinic: 9:20 - 10:05 a.m. in Student Cafeteria
 
Jazz Band (II) Bufis
     Warmup: 9:20 a.m. in M180
     Performance: 9:45 - 10:10 a.m. in Gaffney Auditorium (Main Stage)
     Clinic: 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. in M286
 
We will be leaving New Trier for ETHS at 11:00 a.m.  Students are encouraged to attend the evening concert, featuring the Christian McBride Big Band and the New Trier High School Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30 p.m. at New Trier High School.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the following link:  New Trier Jazz Festival Tickets
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike

ETHS Combo Announcements

Good Afternoon Jazz Families-
 
Our jazz combos have been frozen out these past few weeks and we have not had a chance to meet at school since Combofest on December 16th
 
With just one rehearsal before the ETHS Jazz Festival (Saturday February 8th) please consider the following: 
 
·      Have your child contact their group and schedule an extra rehearsal outside of school. 
·      Have your child contact their group and schedule an extra rehearsal at school. 
·      If their group hasn’t already started working on new tunes, perhaps they should repeat the tunes they performed at Combofest.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions,
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike


Mike Lehman
Co-Director of Bands
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
lehmanm@eths.k12.il.us
www.ethsbands.com
(847) 424-7869 - 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.

Tenemos servicios de traductores e intérpretes gratuitos para ayudar a los padres o tutores a asegurar su acceso a programas de la escuela, información académica y servicios sociales. Padres o tutores que necesiten servicios de traducción o interpretación en cualquier idioma, deben llamar por teléfono al Coordinador del Enlace Latino de ETHS al 847-424-7166.

Lab Band & Jazz Band RESCHEDULED for Wednesday

Good Afternoon Band Families-
 
We hope you staying warm during this blast of artic air! 
 
With school being cancelled for Tuesday, Pep Band has been cancelled for Wednesday and Lab Band and Jazz Band will meet on Wednesday afternoon.
 
·      Lab Band will meet 4:00-6:00pm on Wednesday in the Band Room.
 
·      Jazz Band will meet 4:00-6:00pm on Wednesday in the Jazz Room.
 
·      Jazz Ensemble will meet at the normal time of 6:30-9:00 in the Jazz Room.
 
Thank you for your patience and flexibility in dealing with these schedule changes.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike


Mike Lehman
Co-Director of Bands
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
lehmanm@eths.k12.il.us
www.ethsbands.com
(847) 424-7869 - Office
(847) 424 7192 - Fine Arts Office Fax

The information contained in this e-mail message or any attachment may be confidential and/or privileged, and is intended only for the use of the named recipient. If you are not the named recipient of this message, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message or any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender and delete all copies.

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.

Tenemos servicios de traductores e intérpretes gratuitos para ayudar a los padres o tutores a asegurar su acceso a programas de la escuela, información académica y servicios sociales. Padres o tutores que necesiten servicios de traducción o interpretación en cualquier idioma, deben llamar por teléfono al Coordinador del Enlace Latino de ETHS al 847-424-7166.

NYC Trip Update

Good Afternoon Band Families-
 
We have a few announcements regarding our upcoming NY Trip:
·      There are several documents posted on the Spring Tour section of our website.  These documents need to be filled out by every student attending the trip and returned by Thursday, February 27th.  Please use the following link to access these documents: http://ethsbands.com/spring_tour/tour_materials.html   
·      As a reminder, our second trip payment ($300) was due last Friday.  Please remit any late payments as soon as possible.  We have two remaining trip payments due: Friday, February 7th $300 and Monday, March 3rd $225.  Please make all checks out to ETHS Bands and include your student’s ID Number in the memo line.
·      Lastly, we will have a NY Trip Meeting for all students attending the trip and their parents on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00pm in the ETHS Auditorium.  We will discuss student expectations, final itinerary, travel procedures, and complete all required paper work just to name a few items.  
 
Please let us know if you have any questions and enjoy your weekend.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike and Matt

Wilmette Community Band

Wilmette Community Band - Call for Musicians!
The Wilmette Community Band is looking for musicians to fill some instrumentation needs for the next concert cycle. You must be able to attend three of the four rehearsals in order to participate in the concert. Specifically, they are looking for one or two flutes & clarinets, a bassoon, a bari sax, a trombone, a tuba, and three percussionists. All interested musicians should come to the first rehearsal tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Wilmette Junior High!

Rehearsals at Wilmette Junior High
Thursday 1/23 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/30 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/6 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/13 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Concert at Presbyterian Home in Wilmette:
Thursday 2/20 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Home in Wilmette

North Shore Honor Band Congrats!

Congratulations to the 2014 ETHS North Shore Honor Band participants!

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From left to right:
(Back Row)
Nicholas Slaggert - Trumpet
Paul Philbrick - Percussion
David Wagner - Trumpet
Sophie Reeves - Flute
Nora Linzer - Clarinet
Caroline Mattox - Trombone
Andrew Santiago - Flute
Ian Burke - Tuba

(Front Row)
Rachel Clemens - Oboe
Elena Marcotte - Bassoon
Angelina Schenck - Alto Saxophone

(Not Pictured)
Evan Foley - Trumpet
Joey Parker - Tuba
Evan Stitely - Percussion