A few quick reminders:
CONGRATULATIONS TO TERRA HERBERGER WHO AUDITIONED AND WAS SELECTED TO PLAY BASS CLARINET IN THE ALL-ILLINOIS JUNIOR BAND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IN JANUARY! GO TERRA!!
With Winter Break approaching, it got us thinking about some music activities you can do during break. Obviously, practicing your instrument is the #1 thing we recommend to do at home, but after that, and especially for the tech and computer-savvy student, he or she might enjoy playing some online music games. Check out these fun music games to review some important musical concepts in a fun way: http://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/music_quizzes.htm
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
The time has come to start preparing for NIMCon Solo and Ensemble Contest (Saturday, February 25, 2017). If you are interested in playing a solo, duet, or trio for contest, please fill out a permission form with your payment as soon as possible. Forms are due November 29.
PIZZA & POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER
The band is currently selling pizzas and poinsettias to raise money for the Band Boosters and the upcoming band trips. See a band student or contact Mrs. Grabot (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to buy some and support our band! Student fundraiser forms are due November 30.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS & BAND STOCKING STUFFERS
'Tis the season! Assorted musical instrument supplies make great gifts for the holidays. See our stocking stuffer list for more info if you're looking for a gift idea for the musician(s) in your family!