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Music and Band
Music and Band
Mrs. Johnson
Thursday, May 02, 2019

Congratulations to the students who participated in our 5th annual solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held on Saturday, April 6th. The students have worked hard to prepare for this event! Great job! Another reminder that our 5th Grade Spring Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th. All the 5th graders will be singing and the 5th grade band will also be playing their first concert! This concert is part of their music grade so it is highly encouraged that all students attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please

email me at or call me at 815-568-5720 ext. 118

As the year comes to an end please start discussing with your child now if they would like to continue in our band program. I would love to have all of these students back next year as they have been fabulous to work with and have been a joy to teach! Some students think that they can’t do sports and band and that is not the case! I have all sorts of students in band from students who participate in student council, boy scouts, football, softball, soccer, as well as both band and choir! We make it work, so please consider doing band next year! We do have a lot of fun. You can register for band when you register your child for school or you can register at the beginning of the year next year. I will be holding a band meeting at the beginning of the year. If your child would like to be in band next year or is thinking about it please hold on to your rental over the summer so your child can continue to practice; otherwise I will have a turn in date near the end of the school year in the last week of May. Thank you to all who have supported our music program! We cannot do this without you. If you have any questions about our program please send me an email at or call me at 815-568-5720 ext. 330.

Also calling all 4th grade parents!

Be on the lookout for a form from me and our music store, PM Music Center, regarding band sign up for next year! At the beginning of the school year all 4th graders
will have a chance to try the flute, clarinet, French Horn, trumpet, trombone, and baritone. They will come home with a sheet stating which instrument is the best fit for them as well as more information on our band sign up night. I will also send emails out as well as we get closer. I really hope to see many of our 4th graders in 5th grade band next year!

-Mrs. Johnson