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.
Bradley Jr./Sr. High School Honor Band:
Flute Choir Rehearsal:
April 25th 5-6pm
April 25th 6-8pm
ISU Concert Band Festival:
Wind Ensemble Only
April 27th 12-6:30pm
Jazz Band Peoria Courthouse Performance:
Jazz I and II
April 30th 11am-1pm
Awards Spring Concert:
Call Time 6:00pm
Band Booster Meeting:
May 8th 7pm
Prairie Wind Ensemble Performance Featuring High School Saxaphones:
Illinois Central College
May 11th 7:30pm
Mandatory Activity Code Meeting:
May 14th 5:30pm
May 16th 6-8pm
Freshman - Junior
Call Time 3:45pm
Memorial Week Camp:
May 22nd - May 25th
Summer Evening Rehearsals:
May 29th, June 12th, & June 19th
July 23rd - July 26th
July 27th - August 1st
Fall 2018 Schedule:
January 29th, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 ILMEA All-STATE MEMBERS
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
BASKETBALL PEP BAND GAMES
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
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
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.
DISTRICT JAZZ NIGHT
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.
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
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.
MARCH WINTER BAND CONCERT
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.
WIND ENSEMBLE TO TRAVEL ON MONDAY, MARCH 5th
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.
WIND ENSEMBLE TO TRAVEL ON APRIL 27th TO ISU
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.
MR. C’s COMMENTS
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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