How It All Works: 2018-2019 School-Year Choosing an Instrument All students will see and hear each band instrument in a demonstration assembly on Tuesday, August 21. Over the next several days, each student will meet with Mr. Meyer individually and have the opportunity to try out 3-4 instruments of their choice! A letter will then be mailed home with the recommended instrument choice for your son or daughter.
Registration Registration will take place on Thursday, September 6th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Schiesher Small Gym. This is where you can officially sign your child up for band. You will be able to rent instruments and supplies from our music dealer, Quinlan & Fabish. Please come any time at your convenience during these hours. The band teachers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Band Lessons Each student will be placed in a small group with 2-3 other students who play their same instrument. Each group will meet once per week for 30 minutes beginning the week of September 10th. Each group’s lesson will always be the same day of the week, but lesson times will rotate from week to week so students will not have to miss the same portion of class every lesson. For example, if Flute Group #1 meets at 10:00AM one Tuesday, they would meet at 10:30 the following Tuesday, and so on. Students will receive monthly schedules with their lesson times, and the lesson schedule can also be found here.
After-School Band Rehearsals After-school band rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, November 6th and continue every Tuesday school is in session until May 7th. Due to space constraints at Schiesher, students will be bussed to the Lisle High School band room directly after school and will rehearse until 4:15 PM. These rehearsals are extremely important as they are the only opportunity for the full band to rehearse together in the same room. More specific information about these band rehearsals will be mailed home to all band students in October.