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Band is thriving in Crystal Lake D47. We begin in 5th Grade where students learn one of 10 instruments. Our students continue in middle school and keep working through 40 Units of Study in three method books to build skills, develop technique, and refine overall musicianship.

We have performance opportunities for Grades 5-8 throughout the year, including our annual Solo & Ensemble Festival in February. Please check with your director about your band for more details, handouts, and announcements. 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

Everyone needs the following band supplies for 5th Grade: Please check with your director about your band for more details, handouts, and announcements.

  • 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 and we know it will take some time to adjust to the new routine. Please check with your director about your band for more details, handouts, and announcements.

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

Sign up forms and more information will be available in the next two months as we plan for our annual Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 11, 2017.