2017-2018 WMS Music Department Calendar
*Performances may be added during the year. Dates are subject to change
13 Intermediate School Band Concerts
20-22 Wed-Fri Band Directors at Midwest Clinic
17 Wednesday Winter Band Concerts 6:30/7:45pm
22 Thursday WTHS Jazz Fest 6:30PM - Almond
24 Saturday NIMCon Solo and Ensemble Contest @ Big Hollow
March – Music In Our Schools Month!
9-10 Fri/Sat NIMC Organizational Contest (Sym bands and choirs) @ Beach Park - Day/Time TBA
13 Tuesday NIMC Jazz Contest - Place and time TBA (evening)
April – Jazz Appreciation Month!
Date TBA Jazz Band @ Buffalo Wild Wings
15 Tuesday Spring Band Concerts - 6:30/7:45pm
18 Friday End of year Band Breakfast… 7am, Cafe A
21 Monday Promotion Band Rehearsals – 6:55am
21 Monday Intermediate School Band Concerts
22 Tuesday Jaguar Band Morning Rehearsal and Promotion
23 Wednesday Puma/Lynx Band Morning Rehearsal and Promotion
25 Friday ALL 6th/7th grade band rehearsal - 6:55 to 7:55am
29 Tuesday ALL 6th/7th grade band rehearsal - 6:55 to 7:55am
Click here to watch a short presentation to see why your child should be part of the WMS Band Program.
- WMS Bands handbook
- Band Agreement Form
- WMS Bands class objectives, which are aligned with the Illinois State Standards
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