This group is the main ensemble of the SJHS Bands. The Concert Band rehearses all year and is made up of 7th and 8th grade students. Junior High Concert Band is a fun way for students to express themselves musically while learning leadership, teamwork, passion, responsibility, pride, and good work ethics in a safe band community. Students learn about their instruments in a performance based class focused on music education and playing their instruments everyday. Participation in out of school performances, concerts, competitions, and festivals is required and reflected in the student's band grade. Dates of these events will be given with plenty of notice. Some of these events can consist of but are not limited to 3-4 Band Concerts throughout the year (Fall, Holiday, Winter, & Spring), Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo & Ensemble Contest, IGSMA Organizational Contest, and other fun performances, festivals and competitions. The Junior High Band often has the opportunity to travel (such as the JH Band Six Flags Great America Trip). The pre-requisite to be in Junior High Band is participation in 6th Grade Beginning Band or a specific recommendation from the Band Director. This ensemble is required for all junior high school band members.
Concert Band Awards:
-Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District V Organizational
2019: Division I
first time since 2012
2018: Division II
2017: Division II
-Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) State Organizational
2019: Division I
first time since 2008
Band Lessons will be every other week during Periods 1, 4 and 6. Lessons are a vital part of the SJHS Band Program and the students' music education. Lessons are a part of the student's band grade.
Silver Stand Winners:
The winner of The Silver Stand should be hard working, helpful, and a leader this past week. They should have made improvements on their instrument, on the music, and have helped others to do the same. They should be dedicated to the Sherrard Band Program and have gone out of their way to help the program and its students in order to make this past week the best it could be. They should have either helped you or you should have seen them help another band student to become a better musician, a better student, or to get through a hard time. The student you pick should have done one, two, or many of these great aspects above. This student should be who you want to feature as a role model for this Sherrard Band Program from last week. ***Due Monday at 7:40am***
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