Fall 2018 Show Preview


Former IVC French horn player, Patrick Hill, will be conducting and directing the Great Lakes Naval Band of the Midwest in Chillicothe on Monday, June 18th in honor of the naming of our post office for Seal Ryan Owens. The ceremony begins at 2 pm at City Park and the band is awesome. Please come out to this event. I hear the Governor may even make an appearance; it’s that special. I invite all IVC band members to attend the ceremony to not only hear and support our alumni and the Naval Band, but to again honor our fallen hero.


Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Adam Larson July 10th

All Ages and Instruments Welcome!



Upcoming Events:


Summer Evening Rehearsals:

May 29th, June 12th, & June 19th 6-9pm


Alumni Patrick Hill, Director of Bands with the Great Lakes Naval Band, will help honor William "Ryan" Owens:

June 18th 2pm

Chillicothe City Park


Adam Larson Jazz Improvisation Workshop:

July 10th



Pre Camp:

July 23rd - July 26th

9am-12pm & 6-9pm


Band Camp Supplies Trip:

July 26th 12-3pm

Walmart Peoria


Ice Cream Social:

July 26th 6-8pm


Band Camp:

July 27th - August 1st

Allerton Park


Music Fest:

August 4th 2pm


Band Booster Meeting:

August 14th 7pm


Fall 2018 Schedule:

Fall Marching Band Dates

Directors Comments:

May Booster Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to all the seniors! We will miss you all and hope you consider coming back to perform with us at Homecoming events and such. You are ALL so talented and I hope you never decide to put the talents and skills you have worked so hard these 4-8 years on the back burner for the rest of your lives. Play! Find something to connect into and enjoy making music.


Here are some things that came out of our May Booster Meeting:


May 14th - Mandatory meeting - Will need help directing parents on what forms to fill out while explaining the advantages gained from this exciting program.


May 18th - Visual idea and concept meeting - 7 pm band room - Prop design and brainstorming. Our visual staff will be on hand to discuss our ideas.


Trip decision - Heading to Florida during Spring Break 2019 - Need a trip committee set up once I receive approval from the school board.


Music Fest - Things are starting to get done. We just need more folks to come along side Deb and shore up areas of leadership and delegation. For those that have begun working on this, THANK YOU on behalf of myself and Deb. I plan to address this at the May 14th meeting and hopefully we can see a few more faces at our Music Fest meetings. We need to make $ and get the word out! I understand it is a busy time of year....


June 8 - Band Booster sponsored Red Cross blood drive - Pearce CC - Noon set up, 1 - 5 pm drive. 5 - 6 clean up. We would need a few volunteers/kids can also help to reach our goal of 30 pints! Each pint is $10 given back to the band. Also, a IVC student can obtain a $2500 scholarship if we make 200 pints for the entire school year from June 1, 2018- May 31, 2019. Megan Mann is this year's recipient. If a student would like to be considered for a scholarship, they will need to contact Mr. C and help organize several drives with the help of Mr. C and the Red Cross. We will have another drive hosted by the boosters in late August.


Rescue 33 - June 6-9 - If you could help Rescue 33, that would be awesome. We will have more information once we get word from the powers to be.


June Car Wash - June 15 weekend or June 22 weekend. Would love to have all the kids at some point working and making $ for our program. We obviously will need some adult supervision. We will also need power vacs to vacuum out the inside of the cars for an additional donation.


St. Louis Cardinals calendars - This is a go. Think of those that would love to purchase one of these, especially for Christmas 2018.


Ghost Chase - Need someone to job shadow. This is a fundraiser that is gaining popularity. It's a great time for the entire family. Contact Tara if you would like to take that lead (no pun intended)....


Derby Days - Thanks to Diane for all her hard work. It was a success!


Civic Center - Thanks to Kelly, Missy, Marcy, Rodney and Rhonda diehards for all their time and energy. It was so worth your perseverance to keep this going.


Rodney would like to figure out transportation drivers and set schedules and all that goes into traveling down the road. I will make a plea at the May 14th meeting to ask those that are comfortable to drive and haul may want to help.


Thank you to those that are leaving the executive and general board. You have been so valuable through these somewhat lean times. You have given so much so we do not lose what has been consistent for so long. We will all miss you and please do not drift away. Please stop by and stay connected.


Thank you everyone!



Thirty Years of ISU|IVC Band Archive

2017 ISU Beyond - 2nd Place in Class 1A

2016 Winter Drumline Championships The Other Side of the Rainbow - 4th Place in Class

2016 ISU In The Cloud

2015 Winter Guard Lincoln Way East Sevin Devils


Visit the Chillicothe Town Theatre and Put the Number 20 on Your Movie Tickets to Help Raise Funds for the IVC Band!


We now have the ability to use credit cards for our current fundraisers! Please click on the Charms Store (red shopping cart) on your PC version of Charms to explore: Charms store for IVC Band


The Etched Glass Blocks and Show Step Ladders are all available for your shopping pleasure. Share the link with your family and friends! They just have to create a visitor login to participate. We don't currently have any shipping options so you'll have to arrange local deliveries.


If you would like to purchase under your charms login and need help, contact Treasurer, Eric Morr. All store purchases require a credit card at time of order.


***Charms 101 Questions ***

Charms is the admin package that Band Boosters uses to track student finances and contact information but it offers much more. We are currently evaluating and testing how to best utilize the tools provided. All band fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card. To use credit card payments you must access your account on desktop PC and click the Blue Payment button.


Contact information for parent or student may be updated in student info tab.


Student sizes can also be updated by clicking the little "toy soldier" icon next to the blue bar header Update Student Info. If this information is provided and correct, it can help in the ordering of uniform parts.


Please feel free to download the Charms App so you can access your information from your phone or tablet.


IVC Band Charms Store

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to

I V C Band Boosters whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Kroger Community Rewards


Online Fruit Sales

Civic Center Concessions •Kelly Welch• 309.360.6517 kjw@fsmail.bradley.edu