...creating lifelong purveyors of music
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Congratulations to the NCHS Chamber Orchestra on being selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Conference in January of 2023!!! The group began working on their audition recordings and submission materials this past January and have earned the honor of performing for a conference that involves over 12,000 students and educators throughout the state. The orchestra program is deeply indebted to the senior class who helped us reach this goal - their leadership and dedication will be greatly missed, but will serve as a shining example to those who will carry the torch forward across the finish line. Our orchestra is "state-bound" and we could not be more proud!!! #ChooseExcellence
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Date: Thurs, May 19
Call Time: 6:00 pm
Concert Time: 7:00 pm
Dress: full orchestra uniforms (formal wear for SENIORS ONLY)
Dress Rehearsal: NO DRESS REHEASRAL ON WEDNESDAY!!!
Uniform Collection: ALL tuxedos must be turned in immediately following the concert and students with those uniforms should plan on bringing clothes to change into (the Green Room will be unlocked). This is part of the concert grade. Dresses need to be returned ONLY if the student in not enrolled in the program next year. If a student with a dress is returning to orchestra next year, please launder the dress and keep over the summer. This ensures that students who have had the dress hemmed don't have to do it again.
Friday, April 22, 2022
The Unit 5 Music program is excited to be recognized as one of our nation's 2022 Best Communities for Music Education, a designation awarded by the NAMM Foundation. To commemorate this achievement, Unit 5 Music t shirts and hoodies are being made available. If you would like to place an order, please do so no later than Friday, April 29 so that delivery can occur before the end of the school year. Make sure that you include the name of your student's school for delivery purposes. You may shop at tinyurl.com/unit5musicshirts Thank you for your support!
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Come to Musical Mayhem this Friday night to support the NCHS music programs and see the wide range of talents from our musicians! There will be a variety of classical and modern from singers, strings, band instruments, and more! All proceeds will go to the NCHS music programs. Please see flier for more details!
Monday, March 7, 2022
Don't forget that the Unit 5 school board will be meeting this Wednesday to vote on cutting the 5th grade instrumental music program and the reductions in force of three music teachers. The meeting will be held at Normal WEST High School at 6:30 pm in the auditorium if you would like to attend.
See information below regarding the Unit orchestra rehearsal schedule and concert information. Please note that the rehearsal this week has been shortened to ensure that all students and parents are available to attend the board meeting on Wednesday. Reminder: personnel for this concert involves Concert, Sinfonia, and Intermezzo orchestras only. Chamber orchestra is NOT involved in this concert.
Wed. March 9th 4:00-5:15 pm - rehearsal at NCHS (students will NOT be going home after school as it will be all hands on deck to set up for the event before West arrives)
Mon. March 14th 4:00-6:00 pm - rehearsal at WEST; students must provide their own transportation and will be given a pass to get out of 8th hour 5 min early to ensure that they can quickly and safely get out of the parking lot
Tues. March 15th 7:00 pm - Unit Orchestra concert at WEST; dress is concert uniform; call time is 6:15 pm
**All students must bring a folding music stand to each of these events. Please make sure that both parts are labeled with the student's name. **
Friday, November 12, 2021
Please see the following note from our Unit 5 Music Parents regarding the wrap up of the U5MAE fundraiser. As always, thank you for your support of the NCHS orchestra program!
Thank you so much for your support of music in Unit 5! I hope that you were able to attend and enjoy the recent performance. Thank you so much to those who have donated as part of this fundraising event!! If you meant to donate, but it got lost in the shuffle, the site (link below) will be remaining open until this coming Monday, 11/15.
Thank you, and have a wonderful upcoming holiday season!
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
- Click here for a reminder of the week's rehearsal schedule
- If you have signed up to volunteer (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!) please click here for a link to the volunteer instruction document. This is a Google Doc that I can continue to edit and you can keep up with any changes. If questions or changes arise this week, I will highlight additions or corrections in yellow.
- We are still in need of several more volunteers to work the show (most urgent need is someone to record the shows) and to distribute candy to Trick or Treaters. Just click on the links to sign up.
- If you signed up to bring candy and have not sent it to school yet, please do so no later than Monday so that the orchestra can purchase anything remaining.
- We are still in need of battery donations for stand lights, but are GREATLY in need of power strips and extension cords that we can borrow. If you are able to help us out with either of these, please send items to school on Monday (label power strips and extension cords you would like returned)
Don't forget that all poinsettia orders are due on Monday, Oct 25. Please make sure that you have followed all instructions from the previous post and that everything is contained in an envelope with your student's name.