I want to also draw your attention to two new events that are on next year's calendar. After talking with the students, they have decided that they want to participate in at least one Marching Band Competition next year. At this moment, we are still working out the details, but I have marked two competitions that we are tentatively going to participate in. I have also marked on the calendar a performance at the 2014 Band Day at the University of Illinois. This is an event where many high schools around the state come to perform with the Marching Illini during one of their football games. It is a great opportunity for the students to not only see other marching bands, but they get to see the nations premier college marching band perform as well. This is sure to be a very fun and memorable trip.
Here is the list of current dates for 2014-2015:
- Band Camp 8:00am - 4:00pm July 29, 30, 31 August 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 (no camp on Monday July 28th and Friday August 8)
- Elgin iFest Parade and Picture Day - Saturday August 30, 2014 time tba
- University of Illinois Band Day - Saturday September 6, 2014 time tba
- Football Game #1 - Friday September 19, 2014 time tba
- Marching Band Competition #1 - Saturday September 13, 2014 time and location tba
- Football Game #2 - Friday October 3, 2014, time tba
- Junior ILMEA Auditions (for Freshman and Sophomores) - Saturday October 4, 2014
- Marching Band Competition #2 - Saturday October 4, 2014 time and location tba
- Senior ILMEA Auditions (for Juniors and Seniors) - Tuesday October 7, 2014
- Football Game #3 - Friday October 17, 2014 time tba
- Football Game #4 - Saturday October 25, 2014 time tba
- Regional Junior ILMEA Concert - Saturday November 8, 2014
- Regional Senior ILMEA Concert - Saturday November 22, 2014
Please look over all of this, and let me know if you have any questions.