IVC jazz students Cade Featherstone, Cheyanne Bristol, Rudy Morr, Dawson Ouellette, and Jacob Prayne were chosen by university clinicians receiving the outstanding musicianship award at the Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Festival this past weekend.

Senior Nathan Nigus received the Outstanding Soloist of the entire day. This is the second year IVC HS Jazz program has had a student receive the outstanding soloist of the day award.

Congratulations to all the recipients.


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 Raffle Tickets, 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

Upcoming Events:


Bradley Jazz Festival:

Jazz One Only

February 20th



Pep Band:

Alumni and 8th Graders Welcome!

February 20th

Call Time 6:00pm


Winter Guard 2018 Open Gym:

February 20th 7-9pm

St. Edwards Gym


IVC District Jazz Night:

February 21st

6:00 - IVC Jazz II - Stage 1

6:30 - Mossville Jazz I - Stage 2

7:00 - CEC Jazz Ensemble - Stage 1

7:30 - Dr. Todd Kelly Clinic

8:00 - Mossville Jazz II – Stage 2

8:30 - IVC Jazz I - Stage 1



Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival:

Weekend of February 23rd and 24th


Jazz in the Meadows Cafeteria Menu

Portillo's Menu


All State Student Performance at School Board Meeting:

February 27th 6:30pm


Drumline Clinic:

February 28th 6-8pm


Solo and Ensemble:

At IVC HS Choir Room

March 2nd

Information Sheet


Winter Guard Competition at Stagg:

March 3rd


Winter Concert:

March 4th

Call Time 1:00pm

Concert 3:00pm


Metro East Concert Band Invitational at O Fallon High School:

Wind Ensemble Only

March 5th



Winter Guard 2018 Open Gym:

March 6th 7-9pm

St. Edwards Gym


Drumline Clinic:

March 7th 6-8pm


Band Booster Meeting:

March 13th 7pm


Rescue 33 Donut Days Lock In Fundraiser:

March 15th-16th 12am-6am

Sign Up Link


Winter Guard Competition at Coal City:

March 17th


Winter Guard 2018 Open Gym:

March 20th 7-9pm

St. Edwards Gym


Drumline Clinic:

March 21st 6-8pm


Winter Guard Competition at Minooka:

March 24th


Winter Guard 2018 Open Gym:

April 3rd 7-9pm

St. Edwards Gym


3 Sisters Performance for Drew's Plot:

Jazz One Only

April 7th


Winter Guard Championships at La Porte:

April 7th-8th


Bradley Jr./Sr. High School Honor Band:

April 10th


Band Booster Meeting:

April 10th 7pm


Drumline Clinic:

April 11th 6-8pm


Winter Guard 2018 Auditions:

April 16th-18th 6-9pm


Derby Night Fundraiser:

April 20th Starting at 7pm


Bradley Jr./Sr. High School Honor Band:

April 24th


Drumline Clinic:

April 25th 6-8pm


ISU Concert Band Festival:

Wind Ensemble Only

April 27th


Awards Spring Concert:

May 2nd

Call Time 6:00pm

Concert 7:30pm


Band Booster Meeting:

May 8th 7pm


Graduation Band:

Freshman - Junior

May 20th

Call Time 3:45pm



Looking Forward:


Pre Camp:

July 23rd - July 26th


Band Camp:

July 27th - August 1st



Directors Comments:

January 29th, 2018


The following students spent a weekend making amazing music in their respective ILMEA bands/choirs/orchestra at the ILMEA/IMEC conference in downtown Peoria. Our amazing students were selected among 25,000 students that began the audition process back in October and ended up being one of 1300 students that were selected as an All State musician. We are very proud of their accomplishments & appreciate their talents as fine musicians in our state!

2018 All State Choir - Euan Price, Tucker Brisbin, Noah Hoag

2018 Honors All State Choir - Jo Flanagan

2018 Honors All State Band - Nathan Nigus

2018 Honors All State Orchestra – Jonah Brabant



Concert and Wind Ensemble members must attend and will be graded. Check the IVC calendar for call times, game times and dates. They are also posted in the band room. When we have games on Tuesday evenings, Jazz II will rehearse immediately after we are done with the pre game music.



February 3rd - IWU - Bloomington, Il Itinerary is on the website

February 20 - Bradley Jazz Festival - Jazz I only – Itinerary on the website

February 21 - IVC District Jazz Night - All district jazz bands – Times soon

February 23 -24 - Rolling Meadows Trip - Itinerary coming very soon - $95



We are asking all District and All state parents and participants/musicians to please seriously consider joining us to be recognized at the school board meeting to be held at the HS library on February 27th at 6:30 pm. We would like to highlight your amazing accomplishments.



On Wednesday, February 21, all our district jazz bands will showcase their talents for all to hear. Bradley University Jazz Ensemble Director Dr. Todd Kelly will be our guest.


Please contact Kelly Welch or Marcy Biggar if you are interested in helping with the dinner, desert donations, taking tickets, serving dinner items or tearing down all the equipment. A flyer with a full schedule will be available very soon. Set up will be right after school so any students available would make things run smoother and quicker. IVC members are encouraged to come and watch the entire event and help recruit the 8th graders who are desperately needed to keep the quality and numbers up here at IVC.



For those interested in this event, the date has been set for Friday, March 2nd at CEC. We will have a judge for high school only events. Please let Mr. C know if you are participating in this event by signing up in the band room. If you are performing a solo, please contact a pianist for your accompanist.



Our winter concert is shaping up to be a great performance from our students. Please get the word out so many can hear the awesome thing these kids are doing. The students are asked to arrive at the high school at 1 pm to change into their concert uniforms, set up and warm up. The concert begins at 3 pm on Sunday, March 4th in the IVC Auditorium.



The wind ensemble is performing at the Metro East Concert Band Invitational at O Fallon HS in O Fallon, Illinois (25 miles north of St. Louis). This looks to be an event that could really bring some incredible feedback for our program leading into next year’s marching season. The band will receive a 50 minute clinic after our performance with university professors. Students should bring $ to cover lunch. An itinerary will be provided on the web site and in the band room once we receive more information. Should be coming out in the coming days.



The wind ensemble has been invited to perform at Illinois State University on Friday evening. This looks to be an event that could really bring some incredible feedback for our program leading into next year’s marching season. The band will receive a 30 minute clinic after our performance with amazing collegiate directors from across the country. Students should bring $ to cover dinner after we perform. An itinerary will be provided on the web site and in the band room very soon once we receive more information.



I would also like to congratulate all the ILMEA All - state members. Those students made it due to the hard work in the summer months. Way to go! Thanks for representing IVC at our state music levels. Very Proud!!!!


Our jazz/indoor band/color guard/drum line rehearsal schedule is currently in full swing. It is requested that students make every effort to participate in those rehearsals. They are vital to our success and it is extremely hard to work musical technique when members are not participating.


Please look at the schedule on our web site, www.ivcbands.com. This winter season is crammed with great experiences for all of us. We look forward to seeing you at these future events and thank you for your continued support. Let’s make some great memories!


Remember, our journey continues. Concert band, pep band, jazz season are here. We still need so many hands to make our future become successful. Marching band plans are already in the works for next year and we need everyone, including members to keep working on their musical skills.




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