Band is thriving in Crystal Lake D47. Our students develop technique in 5th Grade with one of 10 instruments. Use this site to help you decide the best choice for you.

We have performance opportunities for Grades 5-8 throughout the year, including our annual Solo & Ensemble Festival in February.

D47 band students continue to build skills in middle school as they work through 40 Units of Study in three method books.

Please check with your director for more details, handouts, and announcements about your band. Have a great year!

  • Flute

    Flute

  • Oboe

    Oboe

  • Clarinet

    Clarinet

  • Saxophone

    Saxophone

  • Percussion

    Percussion

  • Trumpet

    Trumpet

  • French Horn

    French Horn

  • Trombone

    Trombone

  • Baritone

    Baritone

  • Tuba

    Tuba

Please check with your director for more details, handouts, and announcements about your band.

Order your supplies

All 5th graders need the following band supplies to begin:

  • Music Stand

  • Method Book
    Standard of Excellence, Book 1

  • Instrument

  • Percussionists

    Percussionists need an additional book entitled, "Fundamentals of Rhythm for the Drummer, Revised Edition" by Joe Maroni.

All middle school bands rehearse at 7:00 AM. Our grading Terms end on the dates shown below. Please check with your director for more details, handouts, and announcements about your band.

1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Oct. 07 Nov. 18 Jan. 20 Mar. 03 Apr. 21 Jun. 02
Director Voicemail Email
Mr. Bell (815) 356-3418 Send Email
Mr. Guynes (815) 788-5488 Send Email
Mr. Hulen (815) 356-3488 Send Email
Mr. Kahovec (815) 788-5733 Send Email
Mr. LoPresto (815) 444-2841 Send Email
Ms. Melville (815) 444-2847 Send Email
Mr. Muehling (815) 444-4076 Send Email
Mr. Sampson (815) 788-3948 Send Email
Mrs. Sedivec (815) 444-4089 Send Email

Play a solo. You and a friend can play a duet. Or get a larger group together for our annual Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Sign up forms are available now and must be returned to your director before Fri. Dec. 16th.

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