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Concert Band Listening 
1. Greek Folk Song Suite - Franco Cesarini
    I. O Charalambis
    II. Suo Psiloriti
2. Overture For Winds - Charles Carter

Symphonic Band Listening
1. Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta" - Clifton Williams
2. Black Horse Troop - John Philip Sousa edited by Frederick Fennell
3. Rollo Takes A Walk - David Maslanka

Wind Symphony Listening
1. Coat of Arms March United States Air Force Band
2. Rest - Dallas Wind Symphony; from the poem, There Will Be Rest" by Sara Teasdale. 
There Will Be Rest - Original choral version
3. Chorale and Shaker Dance - John Zdechlik

Wind Ensemble Listening
1. Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli
North Texas Wind Symphony
2. Four Scottish Dances
    I. Pesante
    II. Vivace
    III. Allegretto
    IV. Con Brio
 


Music Awards Concert

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2018
Band Staff Setup: 3:00 pm
Call Time: 5:45 pm
Performance: 6:30 pm
Location: HCHS Gymnasium
Uniform: Dress Up
Reception Donation: Freshmen - Bottled Water, Sophomores & Juniors - Baked Goods to Share
Music: Jazz Ensemble - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Combined Bands - Porgy & Bess, The Stars & Stripes Forever; Combined Percussion - Viva La Vida; Jazz Band - Sing, Sing, Sing;

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Graduation

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Call Time: 5:30 pm
Prelude Performance: 6:30 pm
Processional Start: 7:00 pm
Location: Dickenson Field (Football Stadium)
Uniform: Dress Up (Appropriate for the Weather)
Music: A Little Concert Suite; Pomp & Circumstance; Salute to America's Finest; You're a Grand Old Flag; The Stars & Stripes Forever; God Bless America;

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Memorial Day

Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Call Time: 8:00 am
Parade Start: 10:00 am
Location: 3rd & Garfield, to 3rd & Washington, to City Hall
Uniform: Marching Band Uniform

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Important Band Information

Auditions

Band and jazz audition materials have been posted on the Band & Jazz Audition page of the music department website.  Band auditions for current high school students are the week of November 9.  Jazz auditions for current high school students are the week of January 16.  8th grade students will audition for both band and jazz on November 14 & 15.  Auditions are required of all high school students.  The scores count as part of the second quarter grade, they are used for chair placement in this year's bands, and they are used to place students in the 2017-218 band classes.  This year high school band students will be assigned an audition time during their band or jazz class, or during a study hall.

Bandamonium
Bandamonium, is on Friday, October 28, and it is one of the highlights of the year.  It is a combined performance and recruitment event that features performances by the CHMS, HMS, BJHS, WHMS, and HCHS bands.  The event is largely organized by student teams and those who want to help should sign up for a job on the wall outside the band room.  The call time for high school students is 3:45 pm.  The event starts with a combined practice in the gym and is followed by a pizza dinner provided by the Music Parents Association (MPA).  Finally, parents, friends, and family are invited to the final performance in the gym at 6:30 pm that will feature over 600 band students.

Home Playoff Games
The IHSA Football Playoffs have started and the first home game is Saturday, October 29, 2016.  The band is meeting at 11:30 am to practice Hey Pachuco! while standing in set 1 of the Con Slancio drill.  The band will perform pre-game, as always, before the 1:00 pm kickoff.  Students are dismissed after halftime.  Students in need of another second half pep band for Honors Credit or who need extra points can stay to play the second half.

Fall Jazz Concert
The Fall Jazz Concert is Thursday, November 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.  Students are called at 6:00 pm for yearbook photos.



Summer Mailing Information

Email Communication
All band information will be distributed via email and will be duplicated on the band page of the music department website, www.hcmusic.org.  Paper copies will not be mailed home nor be available at school.  Make sure your email service is set to accept messages ending with "@hinsdale86.org" as well as "HinsdaleCentralBands@gmail.com," and that those messages are not routed to a junk mail folder.  Please email your director with any additional email addresses you would like included in the distribution list.

Calendar
The Performing Arts Calendar includes all band rehearsals and performances outside the school day.  It is a shared Google calendar that can be synced to any desktop computer or smartphone and viewed in several ways.  Refer to online Google documentation for any sync or display issues.

Music Parents Association
The MPA is a volunteer organization that supports Music Department classes and extracurricular activities.  Membership is open to all parents of band, choral and orchestra students and more information is available on the MPA page of the music department website.

Jazz Classes
Students interested in studying jazz styles and improvisation can still enroll in an early bird jazz class.  Email Mr. Kurinsky, mkurinsk@hinsdale86.org, if you would like to join.

Switching Instruments
Summer is a great time to switch instruments.  Any students interested in switching to an in-demand instrument like oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn, baritone, or tuba, should email Mr. Kurinsky at mkurinsk@hinsdale86.org.  As an incentive to change instruments and to ensure that students are successful, the Music Parents Association (MPA) will provide ten free private lessons.



IMEC 2014 Percussion Demonstration Clinic

Congratulations to the Concert Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble percussionists on their combined acceptance to perform in a demonstration clinic at the Illinois Music Educators Association’s (IMEA) Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC) on Friday, January 24, 2014.

This conference is hosted by IMEA, part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), whose mission is to promote and support music as a vital component in the complete education of every child.

Each March, IMEA accepts applications to perform and present at the next year’s “All-State” Conference. Applicants must submit recordings of two music selections as well as respond to questions about the program, department, school, and surrounding community. A panel of music educators not affiliated with IMEA judge the recordings, which are anonymous and do not contain school identification. Several schools or presenters in each division (band, orchestra, choir, jazz, and general music) are selected to perform as featured ensembles or present clinic sessions at the annual conference. Selected ensembles perform a 30 minute concert or 60 minute demonstration clinic for an audience of music educators.

IMEA does not operate as a competitive organization. Therefore, being selected as a featured ensemble for the IMEA “All-State” Conference is one of the highest honors that a high school ensemble can receive in Illinois. Many music educators consider it “winning the state title” for the year.

Director Matt Kurinsky and Associate Director Matt Goeke are proud of the growth of the Hinsdale Central percussion students and the music program. They feel that this recognition highlights the exceptional musicianship of their students, the overall excellence of the band program, and the great amount of support provided by the administration, school board, and Hinsdale community. The demonstration clinic will be an opportunity to share the successful aspects of our percussion program with music educators from across the state.

Additional Hinsdale Central High School IMEC performances include the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir in 2012.



Student Travel Survey

The Hinsdale Central music staff believes performance travel is an important part of the high school music experience and expects a high level of participation on any given trip.  Therefore, we ask you to take a moment to fill out this survey as a family.  Your answers will assist the staff with future travel plans.  All families with students headed to Hinsdale Central are invited to provide feedback.

When answering the questions, assume the following:

- Music ensembles will travel every two years.
- Overnight trips will be approved by the school board.
- Absences will be excused.
- Trip estimates are using 2014 dollars.
- The 2013-2014 District 86 Calendar will not change.
- Trips are open to all music students.

Please take a moment to fill out the Student Travel Survey by following the link to our Google form.




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Drum Line Auditions

All percussionists enrolled in band classes for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as any double reed students playing a secondary percussion instrument in the Red Devil Marching Band, should download and prepare all aspects of the 2017 Drum Line Audition music.  Auditions will be held in class on Monday, May 8, 2017.



2017-2018 Student Leaders

Congratulations to junior drum majors
Elizabeth Bieber & Kelly Tam
who join current drum majors
Parker Frankiewicz & Nick Von Stein
as student conductors of the 2017-2018
Red Devil Marching Band!

Thanks to every student that auditioned for presenting extremely well-prepared auditions and thoughtful essays.  You made the selection process challenging and should be proud of your accomplishments.  All band students should consider applying for additional leadership roles for next year using the form linked to the band website.

Thanks to every student that auditioned for presenting extremely well-prepared auditions and thoughtful essays.  You made the selection process challenging and should be proud of your accomplishments.  All students should consider serving in a position on the Band Staff.



Fourth of July Parade


The music department would like to thank the students and parents who represented the band program at the July 4 parade. 
Thank you for your hard work and great energy.



New York City 2013
 



Disneyland Performance




Chair Placement Challenges

This year band students may challenge for chair placement within a section.  The rules and process are explained in the Chair Placement Challenge Form.



Early Bird Schedule

The early bird classes meet every-other-day on a two-week rotating schedule, but do not meet on Late Start days.  A brief schedule can still be found on the Home page of the music department website, www.hcmusic.org.



Band Photos & Video

If you have photos or videos of band performances or events that you would like to share, please upload them to our Band Photo Gallery Shutterfly site.  The uploaded media is available to anyone wanting to view, download, or purchase prints.