Regiment Contracts Due – Instrumental Auditions Soon!

Regiment Contracts Due April 26th

This is a reminder that all contracts for Summer and Fall Regiment are due this Friday April, 26th. Please have your contract submitted by then if you intend on participating!

Contracts are available below as well as at their respective pages (Summer and Fall pages)

 End of Year Auditions and Assessments

The auditions for next years Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be the week of May 6th. I will have signups available the week before so students are able to sign up for time slots as they are able! Stay tuned to our calendar for more information on signup times.

Audition Material:

  • First 16 measures of each IMEA etude – (Seniors may choose 1 etude)
  • Major Scales of Mr. H’s choosing
  • Sightreading
  • Count and sightread a short rhythm example


Please make sure you are checking the calendar and website often as the end of the year often has many events happening very quickly!

Upcoming Events

  • Regiment Contracts(fall and summer) – Due April 26
  • 5th/6th Grade Concerts @SMS – April 30
  • 7th/8th Grade Concert @SMS – May 2
  • Jazz Concert – May 3
  • Wind Ensemble Auditions 2013-2014 – May 6-10
  • Regiment Drum Major Audition Signup – May 8
  • May Concert – May 14
  • Drum Major Auditions – May 15
  • Awards Potluck – May 16
    • Seeking student awards! If you held a leadership position in any curricular or extra-curricular ensemble see Mr. H with the awards you are presenting by May 7th
  • Wind Ensemble (2013/14) Graduation Practice during school May 17
  • Wind Ensemble (2013/14) Graduation Performance Sunday May 19


Instrument Step-Up Night


Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Have you been thinking about moving to an advanced or professional model instrument?
Ellman’s Music is sponsoring a Spring Savings Step-Up Night to let you explore many of the options available for professional model instruments.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the differences in instrument models and to sample playing them. There is no obligation to make a purchase at instrument step-up night, but this is a fantastic opportunity to learn, hear, and see the difference in professional quality instruments.

In addition, there will be instrument accessories available for purchase. Vandoren Reeds are 55% off!! Stock up on some boxes of reeds now for next year at 55% off.

I urge you to strongly consider stopping over to the Yorkville Middle School tomorrow night to check out some of the great options available to upgrading your instrument.

This step-up night is in correlation with a limited time offer rebate and financing program brought to you by Yamaha.

Ellmans Step Up Poster