2008, '09, '10, '13 ilmarching.com Division III "Band of the Year"
CONGRATULATIONS!...On being selected as the ilmarching.com Division III "Band of the Year" for 2013! An honor that speaks to your dedication, openness to new things, and hard work. Well deserved and well done, Band. Respect, Pride, Honor, Excellence...WE ARE HORNETS!
2014 DRUM MAJORS...are Anna Williamson and Catherine Argo. Congratulations to everyone who auditioned, you did a great job!!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT PERFORMANCE TIME...6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. Concert dress, and be here and set up in the gym by 5:30 p.m. for warm up. Reminder that your concert dress is ALL BLACK.
2013 BRMM MEMBER FOR A DAY...What a great time, and so fun to reunite with our EHS Band Alumni Evan, Caleb, Rachel, and Erik! Thanks to Phil Obado, ISU Marching Band Director, for the invitation. You can see a video of our performance by clicking here.
HOME BASKETBALL GAMES...Put them on your calendars right now: 12/6, 12/10, 12/17, 1/6, 1/17, 1/21, 1/31, 2/6, 2/11, 2/14.
2013 Season Awards...1st Place Class 2A, Best Percussion, Grand Champion Percussion, Washington Panther Invitational; 1st Place Class 2A, Class 1A-2A Grand Champion, Pontiac Indian Showdown; 1st Place Class 1A, Best Winds, Best Auxiliary, Normal West Invitational; 2nd Place Class 1A, State of Illinois Invitational High School Marching Band Championships, ISU; 4th Place Class 1A, Lincoln-Way Invitational; 1st Place Class 1A, High Achievement in Music and General Effect, 10th Place in Finals, Downers Grove South Marching Mustang Music Bowl.
Join the EHS Band Facebook Page...It's a great way to follow what is going on and to share pictures and videos of marching band shows and concerts.
2012 "Remember when?..."
What a memorable performance with the Illinois State University Big Red Marching Machine for their "Member for a Day" event! What a great way to salute our veteran and current military heroes. Thanks to Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, ISU Marching Band Director, for the invitation, and the hospitality. You can see a video of your performance by clicking here. Check the EHS Band Facebook page for more photos.
For ourselves and others...Respect. For the work we do...Pride. For those who came before...Honor. For those yet to come...Excellence. We are...HORNETS!!!
Congratulations Alumni!...ISU "Big Red Marching Machine" members Evan Stalter, Rachel Fehr, Erik Slingerland, and Caleb Sylvester; Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band Color Guard member Kyndall Singletary; University of Massachusetts "Power and Class of New England" member Katy Boggs; University of Wisconsin "Badger Band" member Anna Boggs. We are proud of you, and thank you for representing the EHS Band at the next level.
Recruit, Recruit, Recruit! We always need more band members, so keep talking to your friends about being a part of our great band program. There is a place for everyone in the EHS Band!
The next Music Booster meeting will be Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the EHS Band Room. Every parent who has a student in the District 140 music program from grades 5 through 12 is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Remember, ALL information sent to parents about band activities will be in the form of Skyward e-mail, and/or posted on this website.
Items of Interest
Did you know?... that the 2013 Big Red Marching Band has 4 EHS Band Alumni as members?...Erik Slingerland and Evan Stalter (Trombone), Caleb Sylvester (Drumline, Snare) and Rachel Fehr (Trumpet). And here they are, with Mr. Stalter, after the 2013 Bloomington Labor Day Parade.
The Boggs sisters are also marching in college...Katy at the University of Massachusetts and as Drum Major for the Cadets2 drum and bugle corps, and Anna is in the cymbal line at the University of Wisconsin.