Homer 33C Band
The 2016 ILMEA Honor Band Audition will be October 1, 2016, at Blackhawk MS in Bensenville. In order to audition, students must be in 7th or 8th grade band and taking private lessons. Sign up is in early September. More info to come then.
Attention 7th and 8th grade players on SmartMusic looking for an incredible challenge during the summer as well as some awesome inspiration to get your playing to the next level! Download this document, and search for the titles on SmartMusic that I have.
PLEASE consider signing up your child for SmartMusic at the cost of $40.00 for 1 calendar year. We have set up summer classes and assignments for the kids that are designed to foster MUSICAL GROWTH for your child over the summer. The kids who sign up have been asked to use the program to help them play their required and suggested summer songs (see summer packet 2016 on this site). Non-users must also accomplish the same goals, but it will be harder for them to do so without a subscription or a private lesson teacher. We will continue to use SmartMusic throughout next school year.
Thank you for your consideration. Attached is an older letter giving new users more details about the program. Please visit http://www.smartmusic.com/ to sign up. You can immediately enroll your child into our summer class at sign up, or visit the link in the announcements section of this site for your child's summer class. Summer classes on SmartMusic are listed under the 2015/2016 school year. Have a great summer!
Welcome to Band!
I am so excited to have you as part of our class and band family! Together, let's make band an AMAZING experience! A little about me - I received my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millikin University and my Master's degree in Music Education from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!). I also have a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University. I am highly passionate about education, and I thoroughly enjoy observing students immersing themselves fully in the educational process to become informed and highly accomplished individuals. Outside of school, I love spending quality time being active, traveling, and experiencing life alongside my dear wife and crazy golden retriever.
- Apps! - Web Based
- Apps! - iPhone and ipad
- Percussion Only (6-8 grade)
- College Professors - Video Tutorials
- "Gone" by Scott McAllister - This is why you play long tones
- How to Solve a Technical or Musical Problem
- Pitch Frequency Chart - advanced
- Online Metronome
- Problem Solving Band Music
- Tuner Instructional Guide
- Why Marching Band Makes You a Better Person