WELCOME FLYER BAND MUSICIANS
The 2022-2023 school year looks to be an exciting one for the Flyer Bands!
If you would like to access (and practice) what we'll be working on, you can use your school account to check out this link:
Beginning Band - Open to 6th grade students who would like to learn to play a band instrument. Flute, Oboe, Trombone, Baritone and Tuba will be offered this school year. Beginning Band meets every other day during A-Blocks.
Sixth Grade Band - Open to experienced 6th grade musicians. Sixth Grade Band meets every other day during A-Blocks.
Seventh Grade Band - Open to 7th grade musicians. Seventh Grade Band meets every other day during A-Blocks.
Eighth Grade Band - Open to 8th grade musicians. Eighth Grade Band meets every other day during A-Blocks.
Flyer Wind Ensemble - By audition for 7th and 8th grade band musicians. Wind Ensemble rehearses during Overture Period on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Auditions will be held the first full week of school.
Flyer Pep Band - Open to all band members. Pep Band will rehearse Thursdays after school.
How to Sign Up for Band
To make sure your student is officially registered for band, parents should go into eFunds to pay the fee for Band ($94). When paying the Optional Fee, please select the correct school year. Please email Mrs. Reatherford if you have any questions.
Mark Your Calendars: 22-23 Band Performances
Dates for ALL Band Members:
September 22 Jr High Band Day at GBS (school day field trip)
September 30 Perform @ GBS Football Game time TBA
November 2 Fall Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
February 2 GEF Recital Night @ 6:00 p.m.
March 9 GBS & 8th Grade Band Concert @ GBS time TBA
May 18 Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Additional (extra credit) performance dates for interested students:
October 8 District ILMEA Band/Jazz/Orchestra Auditions
November 5 District ILMEA Band/Orchestra/Choir Festival
November 19 District ILMEA Jazz Festival
February 11 IGSMA Solo & Ensemble at Attea this year!
Additional Dates for FLYER WIND ENSEMBLE Members:
November 2 Veteran’s Day Program at Glenview Sr. Center
March 4 IGSMA Band Contest
March 17, 18 & 19 Wind Ensemble performs at our musical
April 29 IGSMA State Contest (if we qualify)
ILMEA (JR. BAND/JAZZ FESTIVAL) AUDITIONS
ILMEA (Illinois Music Educators Association) Jr Band Festival Audition materials are in our Flyer Band Resources folder. Please email Mrs. Reatherford if you need the link. ILMEA audition recordings are due October 8.
PLEASE EMAIL MRS. REATHERFORD BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 if you are planning to audition for ILMEA. She will give you all the music you need to prepare. Students who are selected will rehearse and perform at the festival on Saturday, November 6.
ALL-ILLINOIS JUNIOR BAND
AIJB (All-Illinois Junior Band). AUDITION RECORDINGS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 4!
You need to prepare music, record yourself (I'll help!) and I will submit it for you. If you are selected, it's an overnight (January 20-21, 2023) at the University of Illinois! Click this link for audition requirements: Audition Materials
Please email Mrs. Reatherford if you are interested in auditioning.