MARCHING TIGER BAND
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!
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.
Link to Parent Volunteer Sign-Up on Signup.com
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.
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!
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!
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
August 6, 1-5pm
1:00 Seniors & "Hard to Fit"
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.
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:
Required Musical Equipment
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.
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 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
Trumpet: Jessica S, Frances Z
Mellophone: Acacia S
Trombone/Baritone: Sarah W
Tuba: Zoe F
Drumline: Megan J, Ryan K
Pit: James R
The following uniform items are issued by the school for a $30 Uniform/Travel
Jacket, Pants, Baldric, Hat, Plume, Hanger, and Garment Bag.
The following accessory items must be purchased separately:
Same design as last year
(returning members do not need to purchase another one unless you need a new size or
|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 normal...plus you can wear them for multiple years. $35|
|Purchase on your own...must go mid-shin in height...NO ANKLE SOCKS!|
|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!