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Crystal Lake Central HS Music Dept.
45 W Franklin AVE

Crystal Lake, 60014

Phone: +1 0815 4592505 +1 0815 4592505




2017 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!


Student Information
Link to Student Online Marching Band Registration Form
Complete this by Friday, May 19th


Invoices will be e-mailed out in late May based on your personal registration form.



Parent Information
Link to Parent Volunteer Sign-Up on


We have many opportunities for you to take an active role to support the Tiger Band Program! From chaperoning to transportation to cutting cake, you can help make our program a success.


Performance Policy
All performances with the CLC Band are required. Every student in the ensemble plays a significant role in our total musical experience. All absences 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!


Band Excellence
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!




Pre-Season Events

All Events start in the bandroom unless otherwise noted.


Band Camp I 

June 6th 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 Staff & Section Leader Day

August 5, 10-2pm


Uniform Day

August 6, 1-5pm

1:00 Seniors & "Hard to Fit" 

2:00 Juniors

2:30 Sophomores

3:30 Freshmen


Band Camp II 

August 3-4, 9-12pm DRUMLINE ONLY August 7-10, 9-5pm

August 11, 9-12pm


Orange & Black Event

August 18...late afternoon/early evening


Details TBA as this event is being updated for 2017 since we'll already be in school at this time!


students will wear the Marching Band POLO, khaki shorts, and gym shoes.


Picture Day

August 19, 9-11am

     (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 registrationfrom 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:

  • Good GYM SHOES with SOCKS must be worn at all times.
  • A HAT, SUNGLASSES, and SUNSCREEN to protect from burning.
  • WATERBOTTLE to avoid dehydration.
  • EAT a good breakfast every day!

Required Musical Equipment 

  • Instrument
  • Lyre (winds only; an attachment to hold music to the instrument...can be bought at a local music store or online)
  • Music Flip Folder (provided by CLC, except for flutes & trombones -yours are included with your lyre)
  • Accessories(Reeds, Cork Grease, Valve Oil, Marching Size Drum Sticks)


In-Season Events

Home Football Games 2017

Band report times will be 5:30 for all home games. The band marches in to the stadium immediately following the sophomore game, usually around 6:40pm. We perform a short concert for the crowd and then our traditional pregame show before the 7:00 kickoff.


9/15 vs. McHenry (w/Bernotas MS)

9/29 vs. Jacobs (Homecoming)

 This day also includes a pep rally at 2pm in the fieldhouse and a parade at 4pm through downtown CL.

10/13 vs. Dundee-Crown (Pink Out)

10/20 vs. Cary-Grove (Senior Night)


College Band Day

9/9 at NIU (DeKalb)

More Info TBA...we will travel to the college to perform with the college marching band and other high school bands during the football halftime show and watch some exciting football!


Marching Band Festivals

Sept. 16 at Harvard (afternoon/evening)

Sept. 26 at Oswego (evening)

Oct. 14 at CLC (2-4pm)


More info will be sent out as details are finalized.


Evening Rehearsals 

     5-7pm, required attendance for all.

Aug. 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Sept. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Oct. 2, 10, 18


Colorguard & Drumline will have additional practices. TBA.


Student Leaders

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: Rachel S, Brian H, Colin H
Flute: Madeline K, Hannah P, Rachel S
Clarinet: Rachael G, Clare U
Alto Saxophone: Ryan C, London D
Tenor Saxophone:
Trumpet: Jessica S, Frances Z
Mellophone: Acacia S
Trombone/Baritone: Sarah W
Tuba: Zoe F
Drumline: Megan J, Ryan K
Pit: James R


Other Info


The following uniform items are issued by the school for a $30 Uniform/Travel Fee:
Jacket, Pants, Baldric, Hat, Plume, Hanger, and Garment Bag.

The following accessory items must be purchased separately:

Item Description




Same design as last year 

(returning members do not need to purchase another one unless you need a new size or lost it).
All students will purchase an embroidered poly-mesh polo shirt to wear for less formal performances and when it is too hot to wear the full uniform. We will pair this with khakis (purchase khakis on your own). $35



New design for 2017, mandatory for WW & Brass, optional for others. $10



New design for 2017, mandatory for percussion, optional for others. $10



New design for 2017, mandatory for guard, optional for others. $10
Guard Warm-up Jacket Same design as 2016 (returning members do not need to purchase another one unless you need a new size or lost it), mandatory for guard to be worn over the uniform and for colder performances. $50
White cotton gloves Only for Woodwinds & Brass, not Percussion or Guard. $3/pair
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 you can wear them for multiple years. $35



Purchase on your own...must go mid-shin in height...NO ANKLE SOCKS!

Other Spiritwear

New designs & more apparel coming for 2017! 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 $75. The instruments we have available are: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Horn, Euphonium, & Tuba/Sousaphone.

In addition, Colorguard & French Horn players will be assessed $25 for use of the school flags and mellophones, respectively.

If you would like to apply to rent an instrument(s) from the school, please indicate on your Student Information Form and we will iinclude it on your invoice. We will have an instrument waiting for you in August!


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