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  2. Show Titles and Music for 2018-19

    Collinsville- What Dreams May Come Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens Sweet Dreams (Are made of this)-Eurythmics Don't remember off the top of my head what their ballad is.
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  4. Show Titles and Music for 2018-19

    It's early but when you have them please post the show titles and music for the upcoming marching season.
  5. Morton High School Color Guard Instructor Position Morton High School is looking for an experienced color guard instructor for their fall marching band program. The Morton High School Marching Band is a fantastic group of hard working students. Recent accomplishments include: 2017 Sudler Shield Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation 2017 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Finalists 2017 Bands of America Toledo Regional Finalists 2012 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Class AA Champions and Finalists 2010 Bands of America Grand National Semifinalist and 3rd in Class AA 13 Consecutive Illinois State Class 2A Championships 5-time University of Illinois Governor's Trophy Winners 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade Performers in Washington, D.C. 2008 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Finalists Online application is available at: https://www.applitrack.com/morton709/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2fActivities&AppliTrackJobId=1455&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1 If interested, contact Jeff Neavor at Jeff.Neavor@mcusd709.org Please include an overview of your training and experience.
  6. William Howard Taft High school is in search of individuals to head up their color guard and percussion sections for the upcoming fall marching season. Taft has been participating in 4-5 competitions each fall for the past 4 seasons. We are looking for instructors who can be at our august band camp, Tuesday and Thursday night rehearsals(4:00-7:00), and the 4 Saturday competitions we have scheduled. Our season concludes on October 20th at the ISU championships. Interested applicants can send a brief resume and any questions they have to kjharriman@cps.edu
  7. Who's going where 18-19

    Alton Metro East Marching Classic Murphysboro Drums at Appletime Mt. Zion Marching Contest Washington High School Marching Contest (MO) Bi-State Marching Invitational (MO)
  8. TF South HS in Lansing, IL (South Suburbs) has an immediate opening for our Colorguard Director position for the fall as well as Winterguard seasons. We are seeking someone who is engaging, energetic, and will be a great team player within the TF South Band Staff. Competitive guard experience (at least competitive HS and/or Drum Corps) preferred. Anyone interested should email their resume and any questions to John Haney, Director of Bands. JHaney@tfd215.org
  9. Sad News

    It is with great sadness that I tell you all that Christopher Tedeschi, the band director of Crete Monee High School has passed away. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts.
  10. Who's going where 18-19

    I know this is still pretty early, but with the summer season just around the corner (or even already begun), I was curious to see which bands would be going to which competitions. Here is what I have... Collinsville Metro East Marching Classic Lafayette Contest of Champions (MO) McKendree Preview of Champions University of Illinois Championships BOA St. Louis Super Regional (MO) BOA Grand Nationals (IN) Belleville East Metro East Marching Classic Tiger Ambush Classic BOA Clarksville Regional (TN) Fort Zumwalt North River City Showcase (MO) TBA Competition Belleville East Marching Invitational BOA St. Louis Super Regional Edwardsville Metro East Marching Classic Tiger Ambush Classic McKendree Preview of Champions Carterville Lions' Classic Illinois State Marching Band Chamionships Belleville East Marching Invitational Feel free to post others as you get them.
  11. Hello, I apologize if this in not the right place to post but coming from an old Drum Corps Planet follower, you may understand how I got here. Here is the letter we are sending to Marching Bands. Were are looking for Marching Units to be in the Middleton, WI parade. Here is our letter. Please forward to those groups who are in need of performance opportunities. Thank You for letting me post this, I am very passionate about what music and being involved in Marching groups have taught me. I and others on the committee also want to provide opportunities for young musicians. -Jodie 5/6/18 Dear Marching Band Director, The Middleton Good Neighbor Parade Committee would like to invite your marching band to be a part of our parade on August 26th. The theme this year is Mardi Gras. As you know, live music is such an important part of a successful parade. We hope that your group will contact us for a spot in this years parade. The Middleton festival has been a strong community building event and your group will have the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people on the Banquet (That is what they call a sidewalk in New Orleans). If you would like to come and perform at our parade, please respond to Stephanie Mueller at steph.moen.mueller@gmail.com Please visit the webpage at http://goodneighborfestival.com/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Also, if you know any marching bands who are in need of a performance event, would you please forward this info to them. We would like your application of interest by June 1st. We will respond to your submission within a week. We look forward to booking your spot for this years festivities. Fees associated to having your group perform will be set by our parade committee. See Y’all at the Good Neighbor Festival, for a fun day in the Middleton Big Easy!
  12. Streator Township High School is looking for a battery instructor for the 2018-2019 marching season. An ideal candidate is someone with experience teaching percussion (with a specialty in battery technique and pedagogy). Job requirements: Band camp July 30-August 10, 8am-4pm Percussion sectionals during the summer (flexible scheduling) Wednesday night rehearsals from August 15-October 17, 6-9pm Weekend competitions Stipend for the season is currently $1100. An additional stipend can be negotiated for writing the percussion book. Interested individuals should contact Jamie Kotovsky, Director of Bands, at jkotovsky@streatorhs.org
  13. Centralia High School in Centralia, IL is looking for a colorguard coach coach for the 2018 marching season. Please contact saarons@centraliahs.org if interested.
  14. I'm trying to post information about the marching festival El Paso Gridley HS is hosting on October 20, 2018. How do I do that? Thanks! Gus Johnson gustav.johnson@unit11.org 309-527-6725
  15. Visit my website, the video training page to learn more about the On Color Guard video training series! www.marcprestonmoss.com
  16. Morris Community High School in Morris, IL is seeking several (paid) instructor positions for the 2018 Marching Band Season. 1) Woodwind Instructor. This is a season long position for a woodwind specialist. This person would be in charge of woodwind music rehearsals, and troubleshooting section issues during full music and visual rehearsals. Woodwind techs and section leaders would report to this person first. Duties would include leading sectionals, being on the field during full ensemble, and other tasks as assigned. Rehearsals are typically Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm once school starts. Attendance at football games and competition days would be preferred but not required. Experience teaching marching band music and visual rehearsals preferred. Stipend is $1500 for the season (roughly 150 hours of rehearsal time). 2) Several positions available for Visual and Music Techs during our 2 weeks of camp in Morris, IL. July 30th-August 3rd, August 6th-10th from 8am-5pm. Responsibilities would include running visual and music sectionals, assisting with full ensemble visual rehearsals, and other responsibilities depending on strengths of the individual. $600 for the two week commitment (72 Hours Total). Opportunities for more work during the season available for the right candidate if interested and well suited. Please contact Brock Feece, Director of Bands, at bfeece@morrishs.org if interested
  17. Marching band staff needed

    Following up. We are still looking for the following instructional positions to be filled at De La Salle Institute. Woodwind Tech Brass Tech Percussion Instructor Colorguard Instructor
  18. Please visit my website. Let's build your show together! http://www.marcprestonmoss.com
  19. Coal City High School is seeking applications for a battery percussion instructor to assist the Band Director with instructional responsibilities during marching band season. An ideal candidate is someone with experience teaching percussion (with a specialty in battery technique and pedagogy). Skills for this position include but are not limited to: Professionalism, a positive attitude, and a passion for the activity. Giving appropriate work and training to students according to their skill level. Competency in battery instrument pedagogy. Providing constructive feedback to students Consistent presence at spring practices/auditions, fall rehearsals, band camp, and contests Performance and/or instructional experience preferred The Coal City High School Band program has a long and proud tradition of excellence. Interested individuals should contact: ckotovsky@coalcityschools.org Thank you, Cameron Kotovsky Director of Bands Coal City High School
  20. 2018 Normal Marching Band Invitational

    I'm excited to see the combined band perform. Both individual programs have been great, so it'd be fantastic to have another Illinois band performing at a higher level, not to mention an even more exciting ISU finals.
  21. 2018 Normal Marching Band Invitational

    The Normal Community and Normal West High School Bands proudly announce the Seventh Annual Normal Marching Band Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday, September 29, 2018 Click here to apply online! Competitive classes are determined by band size. The Invitational will be held on the artificial turf at Illinois Wesleyan University's historic Tucci Stadium. We hope to see you on September 29! Lisa Preston, Lance Meadows, and Ryan Budzinski Additional information to be posted at www.nwmbinvitational.org when the event approaches, or email budzinsr@myunit5.org.
  22. Community + West = awesome

    This is good news. I'm intrigued to see this. 6A at ISU and 4A at BOA events. It'll open up a new finalist spot at ISU as well for 1A-4A, and make 5A-6A just that more difficult.
  23. Community + West = awesome

    http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/combining-forces-unit-high-schools-to-merge-marching-bands/article_159130b1-8417-5d71-919a-fd8a9503fb4d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
  24. Hello! My name is Todd Schultz and I am in my first year at De La Salle Institute in Chicago. It is a Catholic school in Chicago's Bronzeville area. I am working on my goals for the program, which include bringing back a color guard program, and developing a competitive marching program. Down the road, I am looking to start a fall competitive program, a WGI Winds program, a fall color guard, and winter guard, and a winter drumline. At this point, the band has not competed on the field for many years. I am looking to assemble a staff for next year that includes a percussion instructor, a color guard instructor, and 2 field/music instructors. If you are an individual that is looking to work with a great group of students, and building a program from the ground up, please reach out to me at schultzt@dls.org. Thanks! Todd
  25. Band Directors - The judging panel has been confirmed for the 13th Annual Morton Marching Invitational on Saturday September 15, 2018. Enroll now at: https://goo.gl/forms/oY3RM7y766UjeS2w1 A top-tier judging panel from DCI, BOA, and top high school and college programs makes this competition an excellent early season event for your band. A new stadium and turf field was completed in 2015. The facilities are amazing - we hope you will join us! Confirmed judges include: Andy Cook - 2017 National Champion Carmel High School, IN Kyle Young - 2017 National Champion Carmel High School, IN Scott Seal - The Cavaliers Mike Bolla - Center Grove High School, IN Jeff Fiedler - Santa Clara Vanguard Pete Weber - Visual Designer - Santa Clara Vanguard Kevin Lepper - Vandercook College of Music David Morrison - Prospect HS (retired) Ryan Miller - RLM Productions, Legends
  26. BOA Grand Nats

    Interested in which group didn't belong in your humble opinion?
  27. BOA Grand Nats

    Watching that final, it was pretty apparent there was a band that didn't belong in that group. The fact that Homestead was outside looking in was wrong. That said, easily the best semi-finals I've ever seen, and O'Fallon was outstanding. I hope they continue to improve, cause they would have been just as exciting to watch in that finals as others, if not more than at least one group.
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