Pep Band for Feb. 7, and Feb. 8

February 7th, 2014

No Pep Band for Basketball on Friday, February 7th, but we will have Pep Band on Saturday February 8th.  Thank you for understanding.

This will be a WHITE Band Game.  You need to be in the band room at 5:45.

If anyone is interested in working concessions for Saturday’s game, please contact Ms. Wray- 618-593-2314.- We need to help out the Speech and Debate team, who has a tournament on Saturday, and unable to work their designated shift.  You will earn money towards your trip account!

Basketball Game for Feb. 1st, 2014

February 1st, 2014

Tonight’s Basketball Game for February 1st has been postponed until Monday, February 3rd at 6pm.  The Band has not played at a boys game yet this year, so please plan on being there to cheer on the team!

Basketball For Feb. 1st, 2014

January 30th, 2014

Basketball Game for this Saturday (February 1st) is BLUE band!  You will need to be here at 4:45, since it’s a Saturday game, tip-off is at 5:30.

This is earlier than normal… please plan accordingly!


With cancellations from snow days and reschedules, the basketball schedule is a little bit different than what was previously posted.

Here is the current schedule along with which band is playing for the games.  Each band will have 3 games to play at total.


February 1st- @ 4:45 BLUE

February 7th- @ 6:45 BLUE

February 8th- Time will be TBA (since it’s a saturday, it will probably be 4:45) WHITE

February 14th- @ 6:45 WHITE

February 21st- @6:45 BLUE

February 28th- @6:45 WHITE

SIUE’s Bi State Festival 1/17 and 1/18

January 12th, 2014

Congratulations to the following people for being selected into SIUE’s Bi-State Band Festival

Krista Russell

Emily Ontis

Caitlin Critchfield

Olivia Norris

Connor Ashlock

Alex Lane

Max Steckel

Nick Cornell

Hali Shirley

Reilly Underwood

Zia Fox

Connor Brown

Auditions for winds will be all major scales.  From memory is more impressive of course.  Multiple octaves is also more impressive, although accuracy is the most important element.  Following scales, the students will sightread from the literature selected for the Honor Band.

Please see Ms. Wray for an itinerary.

Basketball Pep Band

December 6th, 2013

Yesterday’s Basketball Game has been moved to December 20th.  December 20th will be a BLUE band game.  If you are in BLUE Band you need to be there.

Basketball Game for December 6th has been canceled.

No Pep Band for Friday, December 6th, or Saturday, December 7th.

Next Basketball game Pep Band is WHITE Band on December 10th.

Schedule will not change after this.  We will play snow days and cancellations by ear.

Upcoming Events

December 5th, 2013
Holiday Concert- December 8th, 2013 @ 2:00pm
IMEA All-State Convention in Peoria- January 22-25, 2014
“A Night at the Movies” Concert (Winter Concert for All Bands)- January 30th, 2014
MVC Concert Band Festival *Selected Students*- McKendree University, February 13th, 2014
Jazz Dinner Show, February 15th, 2014- Contact Holly Steckel for more information
Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival *Jazz Ensemble*- February 21-23, 2014
IHSA Solo and Ensemble, March 8th, 2014
Used Book and Media Sale, March 21,22,23, 2014- Contact Holly Steckel for more information
IHSA Organization Contest, Jerseyville- April 11, and 12, 2014
Spring Concert, JCHS Auditorium- 3:00pm, April 13, 2014
Band Awards Banquet, JCHS Cafeteria- April 13, 2014 (Immediately following Spring Concert)
Band Trip Meeting- April 13th, 2014 (Immediately following Banquet)

Band Trip to Orlando- June 1-6, 2014

Veteran’s Day Parade 11-11-13

October 24th, 2013

We will be marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade this year.  We meet at 8:30 at the Elk’s and march to the courthouse.  The parade steps off at 9:00.  We will be performing at the courthouse upon our arrival, and remaining through the ceremony.


After the parade, we will go back to JCHS and turn in uniforms.  Make sure that you have everything that was issued to you when we turn in, or you will be sent a bill!






Garment Bag

Fall Fundraiser

October 16th, 2013

On October 21st we will be kicking off our fall fundraiser.  In the past we have sold pizza and sausage, but this year we are trying a different fundraiser that I KNOW will have more success.  Their key to success is that they have 90 items under $10, and the profits will go into individual student trip accounts.  I have attached the link to the fundraiser, for online orders, on the right side of this website under links.  Please take some time to check this out!

Band Boosters

October 2nd, 2013

The Band Boosters Tab is updated with the most up to date information, including minutes from our last meetings that you may have missed!

Jersey County Fair Parade

July 3rd, 2013


5:30- Meet at Elks (Same spot as Memorial Day Parade, by Dominoes)

6:00- Parade Starts

We are at the very front of the parade

6:20- Should be done, parade ends at the Fairgrounds


There will be plenty of time to march with the band and then get back into the parade to march with poms, cheerleading, other floats, etc.  Your parent needs to pick you up at the end of the parade and take you back to the beginning.

If you are participating in the talent show you will have plenty of time to march, and then be back for the talent portion.