Band News 5-29-18

Post date: May 29, 2018 7:09:36 PM

Dear Band Parents and Students,

It's been a great year that flew by quickly. Congratulations to the class of 2018 as they move forward to the next set of challenges and welcome to the class of 2022. Here is some important information as we transition to our summer activities.

Summer Band

All students in the Addison Trail Band are expected to attend summer band activities. Exceptions are made for athletic events(games/matches) and family events(vacations, etc) but not work. Even if you are unable to attend the summer band performances, you are expected to attend rehearsals. The goal of our summer band is to begin work on the fall show and to prepare for summer performances. The schedule is as follows(all rehearsals are from 7-9 PM):

6/5 - Drumline clinic(All percussionists attend)

6/7 - Drumline auditions(All percussionists are placed including front ensemble)

6/12 - Full Band Rehearsal

6/14 - Full Band Rehearsal

6/19 - Full Band Rehearsal

6/21 - Full Band Rehearsal

6/26 - Full Band Rehearsal


7/3 - Full Band Rehearsal

7/4 - Bensenville parade(Arrive ATHS 8 AM, Parade step off 10 AM, Return to ATHS, 12 PM)

7/6(updated date) - Great America performance(Arrive ATHS 9 am, Parade step off 11 am, Return to ATHS, 10 PM)

There are no fees for summer band except for the cost of a ticket to Great America.

Everyone in the band must complete this form ASAP:

Summer Jazz Camp 6/11-6/15

Summer Jazz Camp is scheduled for the week of June 11th. All students in jazz ensemble should enroll in this camp. Cost is $50 and is open to grades 6-12. See the attachment below for details.

Band Camp 7/30-8/7(Weeknights 5-10 PM)

All students are required to attend band camp on the above dates. Once again, exceptions are made for athletic events(games/matches) and family events(vacations, etc) but not work. This is the crucial time when the field show is prepared. Please come to camp able to play your field show music(distributed at summer band) and ready to work. We have several performances within the first few weeks of school:

8/7 - Band Parent Preview

8/17 - Blue and White Community Night

8/24 - First Home Football Game

8/26 - Addison Commemorates the Illinois Bicentennial Parade

8/31 - Second Home Football game.

Check the entire music department calendar here

See you soon!