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Crystal Lake Central HS Music Dept.
45 W Franklin AVE

Crystal Lake, 60014

Phone: +1 0815 4592505 +1 0815 4592505







2019 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 Registration

Link to Student Online Marching Band 

Registration Form & Payment System

(click on "Activity/Academic Summer Camps, and then Marching Band)

Complete this by Friday, May 17th



Parent Volunteers
 Link to Parent Volunteer Sign-Up


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 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!


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 take place at CLC unless noted.


Band Camp I 

May 30th 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 3, 9-1pm


Uniform Day

August 4, 1-5pm

1:00 Seniors & "Hard to Fit" 

1:45 Juniors

2:30 Sophomores

3:15 Freshmen


Band Camp II 

August 1-2, Times TBA (DRUMLINE) August 5-8, 9-5pm (EVERYONE)

August 9, 9-12pm (EVERYONE)


Orange & Black Event

August 23...late afternoon/early evening (details TBA)


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. 


Picture Day

August 24, 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 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:

  • 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 2019

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.


8/30 vs. Prairie Ridge 

9/13 vs. CL South (MS Band Night)

9/20 vs. Burlington (Homecoming)

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

10/4 vs. Huntley (Pink Out)

10/18 vs. McHenry (Senior Night)


Marching Band Festivals

Sept. 14 at Harvard (Sat afternoon)

Sept. 30 at Oswego (Mon evening)

Oct. 5 at Mt. Prospect (Sat aftrn/evening)

Oct. 19 at CLC (afternoon)


More info will be sent out as each event's details are finalized.


Evening Rehearsals 

     5-7pm, unless otherwise noted.

      Attendance required for all.

Aug. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Sept. 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

Oct. 3, 7 (3-5pm), 9, 16 (1-3pm)


Red date is a Thursday due to other conflicts that week


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: 





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





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 2019, mandatory for WW & Brass, optional for others. $10



New design for 2019, mandatory for percussion, optional for others. $10



New design for 2019 mandatory for guard, optional for others. $10
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 2019! 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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