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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spring Concert Update

 


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

BCME Apparel


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

NCHS Music Department Fundraiser


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

U5 Board Meeting Reminder

 


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. 

Unit Orchestra Updates

 


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. **