Crystal Lake Central HS Music Dept.
45 W Franklin AVE
Crystal Lake, 60014
Phone: +1 0815 4592505 +1 0815 4592505
MARCHING TIGER BAND
2022 Season General Information
Now Available Below!
THESE DATES ARE CURRENT AS OF 6/1/22. REALIZE THAT DATES MAY HAVE TO BE ALTERED BASED ON CURRENT CDC, IDPH, & ISBE GUIDELINES. THESE WILL BE UPDATED AND COMMUNICATED AS SOON AS THEY ARE KNOWN. THANKS FOR YOUR FLEXIBILITY AS WE WORK TO CREATE AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS ENSURING SAFETY AT ALL TIMES!
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
Complete this by Friday, June 17th
Visit our new Parent Volunteer page 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!
All Events take place at CLC unless noted.
Summer Drumline & Colorguard
These groups MAY have summer practices and those dates will be announced soon.
Band Camp I
May 26th 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 Training
July 30, 9am-1pm
July 31, 1:30-5pm
1:30 Seniors & "Hard to Fit"
Band Camp II (everyone)
August 1-4, 9am-5pm
August 5, 9-12pm
Orange & Black Event
August 19...late afternoon/early evening
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 20, 9am-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 2022
Band report times will be 5:30 for all home games. The band marches in to the stadium immediately following the freshman game, usually around 6:40pm. We perform a short concert for the crowd and then our traditional pregame show before the 7:00 kickoff.
8/26 vs. Huntley
9/9 vs. Cary-Grove (MS Band Night)
9/23 vs. Dundee Crown (Homecoming)
This day also includes a pep rally at 2pm and a parade at 4pm through downtown CL.
10/7 vs. Burlington (Pink Out)
10/14 vs. McHenry (Senior Night)
Marching Band Festivals
Sept. 10 at Harvard (Sat afternoon)
Sept. 17 at NIU (Band Day)
Sept. 27 at Oswego (Tues evening)
Oct. 15 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. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
Sept. 8, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Oct. 3, 5, 12
Sept. 7 is Parent Night at CLC, so we will move practice to Sept. 8 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: Bethany S., Avery W.
Flute: Alessandra L., Sofia W.
Clarinet: Viki B., Sydney H., Sid M.
Alto Sax: Sammi S., Alex C.
Tenor Sax: Avery C.
Trumpet: Melody A., Katie M.
Mellophone: Naomi V.
Trombone: Harrison H., Hayden H.
Tuba: Christian S.
Drumline: Cici A., Natalie D.
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 (new for 2022).
The following accessory items must be purchased separately:
Same Design as 2021
|New design for 2022, 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 2022! 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 (this is separated as $25 for marching season and $50 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.