Music Department News 10/20/17

Post date: Oct 20, 2017 2:38:19 PM

Here is what's happening in Music at ATHS!

Cheesecake Sale!

Our annual cheesecake sale begins today. Students sampled slices of cheesecakes today and received order forms. If your child has left their form at school, here is a link to get you started:

For each cheesecake sold, your son/daughter earns $6 in their music department account which can be used to purchase supplies, music or for next year's trip.

All order forms are due November 2nd. Late orders cannot be accepted.

Cheesecakes will be delivered on Wednesday, November 15th between 3 and 5 pm. Please make arrangements to have them picked up during that time, Cheesecakes that are not picked up may need to be thrown out. Contact Mrs. Caruso at 630-965-8433 if you have any questions.

Upgrade your Sound Event - Music and Arts, Itasca

Many of our students are playing on the same instrument that was purchased in 5th grade. Those instruments were designed for durability, not tone quality or playability. Music and Arts is currently having a sale on musical instruments. On top of their already competitive pricing, they are offering zero percent down, 18-month free financing for new instrument purchases. Many of our upperclassmen have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past and it has made a significant difference in their playing and enjoyment of music. The key is to make sure your daughter or son, try these instruments. A test drive is key to ensuring they find the right instrument.

ISU Band Member for a Day - 11/18/17

College readiness is one of ATHS's major foci and a great way to be ready is with a college visit. Getting to know the campus and students is key to ensuring a good fit for your child. Illinois State University hosts an event where band students can be a member of the BigRed Marching Machine for a day including a performance with the BRMM. We have several students already signed up for this event. Details at

Upcoming Events

11/2 - Fall Band Concert: 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. Admission is $3

11/9 - Band Honors Solo Recital: 7:30 pm in the Studio Theater. Admission is free

11/12 - Jazz Ensemble: 5:30 pm at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn. $10 cover. See the coupon below for discounted Admission.

11/14 - String/Vocal Honors Solo Recital: 7:30 pm in the Studio Theater. Admission is free

11/16 - Jazz Cafe Concert: 7:30 pm in the Studio Theater. Admission is $3