Beginning Band Registration 2021-2022

Dear Prospective Band Parent/s,


First and foremost, we hope this letter finds you safe and healthy during this unique time. It has been wonderful meeting many of the fifth graders virtually this year and we look forward to meeting you all in person!


Thank you for taking the time to consider your child’s membership in our band program. We are excited to welcome new students each year to the District 118 band program. Please take a moment to read the following information about beginning band.


We are very excited about our instrumental music program and eagerly look forward to this new crop of budding young artists who will join this year's class of talented musicians. Soon you will begin making decisions about the possibility of your child becoming a member of our 6th grade bands in District #118.


Band is made up of students just like yours. Students in beginning band learn to play the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and percussion. Most students have never played an instrument before joining band in 6th grade and that’s okay! We all start together from the beginning. Band is not only a class on learning how to play an instrument, it is the development of a family of friends that will last a lifetime.


One of the most positive experiences you can offer your child is the chance to learn self-discipline at the highest level via participation in band. Their social skills, communication skills, self-concepts, cooperative talents and creative mind will all be nurtured through their study of music. These life-skills will serve as an important foundation as they take on various responsibilities in their future.


The D118 band program will continue to follow safety guidelines and recommendations as we navigate the 2021-2022 school year. Students participating in band will be issued musician masks and instrument bell covers as recommended.


Additional information including a “FAQ” sheet will be shared with you all soon. We look forward to getting to know you and hope that you will encourage your child to become part of an outstanding organization of young musicians.


Musically Yours,

Matthews MS - Mrs. Tyler – rtyler@d118.org – 847-526-6210 x 2628

Wauconda MS – Mr. Hunter – ahunter@d118.org – 847-526-2122 x 2121

Matthews/Wauconda MS - Ms. Angela Andolfi - aandolfi@d118.org