MARCHING TIGER BAND
2023 Season General Information
Welcome to the new season of the Marching Tiger Band! All band members are part of the Marching Tiger Band which plays at all home football games and area parades and festivals. Read below for all of the info BEFORE registering!
Complete this by Friday, June 16th
On Free/Reduced Lunch Program? We can help with financial assistance. Click here for a special registration form.
Visit our new Parent Volunteer site to learn how you can give your time & talents to the band!
All performances with the CLC Band are required. Every student in the ensemble plays a significant role in our total musical experience. All absences for marching band must be cleared AT LEAST 1 month ahead of the performance date with the director in writing from a parent with a clearly stated reason. Work is NEVER considered an excused absence. By communicating conflicts well in advance, we can work out all problems!
Next year’s CLC Marching Tiger Band will be a continuation of the success we have established over the last decades. We will continue to build on our traditions, raise our musical standards, refine our discipline, and be open to new ideas. With hard work, effort, and dedication, WE WILL HAVE SUCCESS!
2023 Season Info Below
All Events take place at CLC unless noted.
Summer Drumline & Colorguard
These groups MAY have summer practices and those dates will be announced soon.
Freshman Band Camp
May 25th from 9-3pm
An "Intro to Marching Band" camp for all freshmen, new students, all drumline, all colorguard, all section leaders and drum majors. There will be a lunch break included. Wear gym shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring instruments!
Band Leadership Training
Aug 2, 9am-1:30pm
For all drum majors, section leaders, and Band Staff members.
NEW! Band Camp Music Sectionals
Drumline: 9-3pm (w/lunch break)
Colorguard: 9-3pm (w/lunch break)
Woodwinds & Brass: 9-11:30
Aug 6, 1:00-4pm
1:00 Seniors & "Hard to Fit"
Band Camp (everyone)
August 7-10, 9am-5pm
August 11, 9-12pm
Orange & Black Kickoff Event
August 18, 5:30pm
students will wear their white CLC t's, khaki shorts, and gym shoes. Note, we are "throwing the powder" again so dress appropriately in clothes you don't mind getting the powder on.
August 19, 9:30am-12pm
(We will take our group photo in the stadium. All students are expected to be present in full uniform with instruments for this picture. You will have an opportunity to purchase full group portraits as well as individual ones. Order forms passed out during camp)
"Distribution Days" (aka Registration)
Students can process through registration from 5-6pm AFTER our evening drill rehearsal, REGARDLESS of alphabetical assignment.
Clothing, Health, & Safety
In the Tiger Band we focus first on the safety and wellness of all band members. Whenever you are in an
outside marching rehearsal, the following precautions must be followed:
Required Musical Equipment
Home Football Games 2023
Band report times are listed below. The band marches in to the stadium immediately following the freshman game, usually around 6:30pm. We perform a short concert for the crowd and then our traditional pregame show before the 7:00 kickoff.
9/1 vs. Cary-Grove
MS Band Night, report 5pm
9/16 vs. Burlington (1pm kickoff)
This day also includes a parade at 10am through downtown CL.
10/6 vs. Jacobs
Pink Out, report 5:30
10/20 vs. Hampshire
Senior Night, report 5:30
Marching Band Clinics/Festivals
Sept. 9 at CLC (Sat afternoon)
Sept. 19 at Oswego (Tues evening)
Sept. 30 at Prospect (afternoon/evening)
Oct. 21 at CLC (afternoon)
More info will be sent out as each event's details are finalized.
5-7pm, unless otherwise noted.
Attendance required for all.
Aug. 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Sept. 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Oct. 2, 4, 11, 18
Sept. 6 is Parent Night at CLC, so we will move practice to Sept. 7 that week.
Colorguard & Drumline will have additional practices. TBA.
Student leaders are an invaluable part to any successful music program. Our Band Staff, Drum Majors, and Section Leaders are chosen on the basis of their skills, talents, dedication, and willingness to help every band member reach his/her potential. These students will be busy preparing this summer for their major leadership roles next fall.
Drum Majors: Viki B., Alex C., Trinity K.
Flute: Elise E., Sofia W.
Clarinet: Corey A., Sydney H.
Saxophone: Avery C., Edwin F., Adam K.
Trumpet: Melody A., Sophia W.
Mellophone: Kavya K.
Trombone: Ben H., Maddie M., Jimmy W.
Tuba: Christian S.
Drumline: Natalie D., Imanol H., Bolt M.
Colorguard: Nicole G., Clara G.
Finances & Other Info
The following uniform items are issued by the school for a
$40 Uniform/Travel/Tech Fee:
Band: Jacket, Pants, Baldric, Hat, Plume Guard: Uniform
All: Hanger, Garment Bag, all MB transport costs, Ultimate Drill Book smartphone app.
The following accessory items must be purchased separately:
Same Design as 2022
|New design for 2023, mandatory for all students. $10|
|White cotton gloves||Only for Woodwinds & Brass, not Percussion or Guard. $3/pair|
|Leather Guard gloves||
Only for Guard.
|Black marching shoes||
High quality shoes made specifically for marching at discounted prices. All band members must wear these for performances, nothing else is acceptable. The sizes may run slightly small, so order 1/2 size larger than normal...plus you can wear them for multiple years. $40
Guard will have a black dance shoe, same cost.
|Purchase on your own...must go mid-shin in height...NO ANKLE SOCKS!|
|Band Pullover Jackets||These are the same popular jackets we wore for Spring 2021. They are black weather-resistant pullovers with a hood and storage pocket. This is an OPTIONAL purchase. $40|
|New designs & more apparel coming for 2023! Stay tuned!|
Instrument Rental Fee
Crystal Lake Central High School offers students, based on availability, the opportunity to rent an instrument directly from the high school. The district’s yearly rental cost for a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument is $100 (this is separated as $25 for marching season and $75 for concert season). The instruments we have available are: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Horn, Euphonium, & Tuba/Sousaphone.
In addition, Colorguard, French Horn, and Baritone players will be assessed $25 for use of the school flags, mellophones, or marching baritones respectively.