Summer Information Summer Information Packet- please read We have already been preparing for the 2018-2019 school year. All returning band students have received the music for the fall marching season. Students are expected to practice and learn the marching band music on their own before band camp so that students are back “in shape” on their instruments and so our rehearsals can be productive. Students can visit the band web-site www.lisleband .com. There are links to audio recordings of all our marching band music for this coming year.
Repairs: All student-owned woodwind instruments should be checked and repaired if necessary over the summer months. Also, all student-owned brass instruments should have a yearly “clean & flush” at a reputable band instrument shop. I have used both Quinlan & Fabish and Ellman’s Music in Naperville for all of our school-owned repairs-and even for personal instruments.
I would like to request that you provide me with any change of a mailing address immediately. Also, I will be using email regularly to communicate with parents regarding band-related events throughout the year. Therefore, please provide me with any email changes, updates, or additions as soon as possible. You can simply reply to this message with any requests, changes, etc.
Most importantly, PLEASE read through and reserve the dates on the attached 2018-2019 band schedule of events so you can be aware of our marching band camp dates and times. Please know that all band-related dates for the entire 2018-2019 school year are listed. If there will be any changes, I will let you know as soon as possible. It is vitally important that band students and families reserve these dates and understand that all practices, rehearsals, concerts, etc. are REQUIRED.
All parents and students, please also note the uniform fitting dates and times listed in the calendar. In early August, students will sign-up for a day and time on a Google Sheet during the three open times for uniform fittings. Students may also need to try on and purchase marching band shoes and gloves. However, if current members’ shoes and gloves still fit and are in good condition, you may still wear these this Fall. The band shoes will be $30 and the band gloves are $3. Replacement Marching Band T-Shirts are $12.