Marching Band Info '13
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!
Links to Online Registration Forms
Complete these online forms no later than Friday, May 24th
This next link will be active shortly. An e-mail will be sent out when ready: 2013 Parent Volunteer Opportunities at Volunteerspot.com
ALL OF THESE DATES BELOW ARE ALSO LISTED IN THE CALENDAR SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE. IT'S A GOOGLE CALENDAR AND YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE OR OTHER DEVICE!
Band Camp I (in June)
Begin each evening in the CLC Bandroom
| Start Date|| End Date||Time||Who|
| June 5|| June 7||6pm-9pm|| All freshmen, new students, all drumline, all colorguard, all section leaders and drum majors|
Band Camp II (in August)
All events start in the CLC Bandroom unless otherwise noted
|Start Date||End Date ||Time ||What/Who |
|Saturday, 8/10|| Saturday, |
|10-2 ||ONLY Section Leaders, Guard Captains, & Band Staff|
|Sunday, 8/11||Sunday, 8/11|
|UNIFORM FITTING & ACCESSORY PICK-UP|
|Monday, 8/12||Thursday, |
|9-3||Full Band 9-3|
| Monday, |
|Thursday, 8/22||Thursday, 8/22||3-10|| Time TBA |
(projected 3pm-9pm due to Teacher Institute Day)
|Friday, 8/23||Friday, 8/23|| |
Band Rehearsal from 2-4
Band Family Picnic (4-6, by tennis courts)
Orange & Black Performance (6pm, Fieldhouse)
| Saturday, 8/24|| Saturday, 8/24||9-11||Band Pictures|
(order forms will be available during camp week)
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.
- NO SANDALS OR BARE FEET!
- A HAT, SUNGLASSES, and SUNSCREEN to protect from burning.
- WATERBOTTLE to avoid dehydration.
- EAT a good breakfast every day!
Music Equipment For Band Camp
- Lyre (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)
- Reeds, Cork Grease, Valve Oil, Marching Size Drum Sticks
- Band Room Locker (provided by the school)
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.
TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!
- Drum Majors:
- Clarinet: .
- Alto Saxophone:
- Tenor Saxophone:
This year we are once again having a "Uniform Fitting and Accessory Pick-up Day." Students should come at their assigned times based on grade-level (see chart under Band Camp II) on Sunday, August 11th to be fit for their band uniform and pick-up their t-shirts, gloves, etc.
NEW!! School Registration NEW!!
This year's registration times will be from 10am-6pm. Due to the new later hours available, all band students are requested to attend registration AFTER BAND CAMP ENDS at 3pm on their assigned day, REGARDLESS of alphabetical assignment.
Orange & Black Picnic & Performance
On Friday, August 23rd at 4pm we will host our 6th annual Band Family Picnic. This will take place on the lawn near the tennis courts. Bring your own sandwiches and a side or dessert to share! Soft drinks and water will be provided. At 6pm the annual Orange & Black event will begin in the fieldhouse with the inaugural performance of our very own 2013 Marching Tiger Band. Students will wear the 2013 Marching Band T-shirt, khaki shorts, and gym shoes.
On Saturday, August 24th we will be taking our annual Marching Band pictures in front of the school. Times are TBA, but this will take place in the morning from roughly 9-11. 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.
Halftime Show 2013
This year’s Halftime Show will be TBA
The titles are: TBA
Home Football Games 2013
Band report times will be 5:45 for all home games. The band marches in to the stadium immediately following the sophomore game, usually around 6:45. We perform a short concert for the crowd and then our traditional pregame show before kickoff.
|Date|| Kickoff Time || Opponent |
| 9/6||7:15|| Crystal Lake South|
|9/13|| 7:15|| Hampshire (MS Band Night)|
|10/4|| 7:15|| Grayslake North (Homecoming)|
|10/18||7:15|| Woodstock (Senior Night)|
Band Festivals Tentative Schedule, Subject to Change
| Saturday, Sept. 7th||Afternoon|| McHenry Marching Festival|| McHenry East HS|
| Saturday, Sept. 21st||TBA|| NIU Band Day|| NIU in DeKalb|
| Thursday, October 10th||3pm-10pm|| Panther Marching Review|| Oswego HS|
CLC's Marching Band Showcase
We are continuing our Marching Band Showcase this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19th at 3pm in the CLC Stadium. Invite Family & Friends!!!
Evening Rehearsals Once School Begins
- 5:00-7:30 PM WEDNESDAYS (all members are required to attend) from 8/28 to 10/16.
- 5:00-7:30 PM MONDAYS 8/26 & 9/9
- One week will have a Thursday practice (9/19) due to Open House on Wed.
- One week will have a Tuesday practice (10/8) due to IMEA auditions on Wed. and Oswego on Thurs.
- Colorguard will have at least one extra rehearsal per week (Day & Time TBA)
- Drumline MAY have additional practices as well.
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. In addition, French Horn players will be assessed $25 for use of the school mellophone (required). The instruments we have available are: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Horn, Euphonium, & Tuba/Sousaphone. If you would like to apply to rent an instrument(s) from the school, please indicate on your Student Information Form and we will include it on your invoice. We will have an instrument waiting for you in August!
Marching Band Uniforms & Accessories
The following uniform items are issued by the school for a $20 Uniform/Travel Fee:
Jacket, Pants, Baldric, Hat, Plume, Hanger, and Garment Bag (New!).
The following accessory items must be purchased:
|Band T-shirt||New design for 2013, mandatory for WW & Brass, optional for others|
|Drumline T-shirt||New design for 2013, mandatory for percussion, optional for others|
|Guard T-shirt||New design for 2013, mandatory for guard, optional for others|
|White cotton gloves|| Only for Woodwinds & Brass, not Percussion or 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.|
| Black socks||Purchase on your own...must go mid-shin in height...no ankle socks. |
NEW!! SmartMusic NEW!! Subscription costs now included as part of D155 student fees!!
This year we will be continuing to use the music practice software called SmartMusic for all of the band students in District 155 Bands. This software allows students to complete band assignments at home (or school) with virtual accompaniment software. SmartMusic is also now available as a free app for your iPad! Beginning in the fall, students will be able to complete their SmartMusic assignments on desktops, laptops, or iPads. Your subscription will now allow you to install the software on as many devices as you like! Best part? Your District 155 Student Fee is now covering the cost of your SmartMusic subscription! You will still need to purchase a special SmartMusic microphone if you plan on using the program with a desktop or laptop. The iPad version uses the iPad's built-in microphone. More information can be found on the SmartMusic Tab.
For all of our drum majors, section leaders, and band staff we will have an organizational meeting before camp begins. The plan is to talk for a few hours, have pizzas delivered for lunch, and organize for Monday! This little social will take place on SATURDAY, August 10th from 10-2.
Band Buddies (Juniors & Seniors ONLY)
We will continue our “Band Buddy” program for next year and we need your help! We would like to match you up with a freshman who you could be a “buddy” to for the year. You would talk to this person, maybe take them to lunch with you, and answer questions about band or high school for them. We have some great new activities planned for Band Buddies as well! This is a great way for them to meet more people in the band and for you to help institute your awesome Tiger Pride! If you are interested, please click the appropriate box on that section of your student information form.
NEW!! Parent Volunteers NEW!!
Parents, 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. This year, we are using a new website called Volunteerspot to help organize our parent volunteers. Just click the link to sign-up to help! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at school or by e-mail. Thank you and we look forward to working with all of you during the course of the year.
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. By communicating conflicts well in advance, we can work out all problems!
Next year’s band will be a continuation of the success we have already had. We will continue to build on established traditions, raise our musical standards, refine our discipline, and be open to new ideas. With hard work, effort, and dedication, WE WILL HAVE SUCCESS!
Reminder: All Registration Forms must be completed online by Friday, May 24th!