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Reminders

1. There will be an informational meeting for the upcoming Spring 2013 Orlando Trip on Tuesday the 29th at 7PM in the PAC. No obligation for the trip, all are welcome in band AND CHOIR. Please email Mr. Iwinski or Mr. Moan if you cannot make it but are interested in the trip!

2. Graduation band members, your rehearsal times are Monday and Wednesday this week from 3-4PM. The call time for graduation is 5:30PM on Wednesday in the band room. Please come in concert dress. All black on the bottom, boys dress slacks, girls dress slacks or skirt below the knee. All students must be in clean DRESS SHOES! White tops for all, dress polos, button up white shirts, or blouses are acceptable, no markings on any garment. See Mr. Iwinski with any questions. Percussionists will join the band this week for rehearsals and the ceremony on Monday and Wednesday.
 
3. The wind symphony’s last performance of the year is on Monday the 28th. All students including recently graduated seniors should arrive at VJA before 8:30AM. Concert dress is the same as graduation band. All black on the bottom, boys dress slacks, girls dress slacks or skirt below the knee. All students must be in clean DRESS SHOES! White tops for all, dress polos, button up white shirts, or blouses are acceptable, no markings on any garment. See Mr. Iwinski with any questions. This performance is at the village hall in honor of Memorial Day. We will perform at 10:00AM with a variety of American music. All family members are invited to this ceremony and we encourage you to attend. Any parents who would like to chaperone or volunteer to help with percussion equipment should contact Mr. Iwinski. Thank you in advance.
 
4. Lastly, thank you all for a wonderful year and I am so excited to get started with the Marching Thunderbolts again this summer and our new show. Band members, check out www.vjabands.com for part downloads very soon. I will also post a part listing so you can see what part you will play for this season. Have a great end of the year everyone!
 
Yours,
Mark D. Iwinski
Director of Bands
Victor J. Andrew High School
9001 W. 171st St.
Tinley Park, IL 60487
708-342-5938

SENIORS - VJA Music Parents Scholarship Application - Due Friday, May 4th

Due FRIDAY, May 4th!

Download Scholarship Form Here

Marching Thunderbolts Fall Production

Our fall marching production is entitled "From the Ashes We Rise"! Check out the preview video here! 

https://vimeo.com/40543601

I am looking forward to a great summer and fall with this show!

Mr. I

Come support Andrew Percussion! - Saturday, March 31st

If you haven't seen them yet, this Saturday, March 31st is your chance!

Andrew Percussion will be competing at:
Naperville Central High School
440 West Aurora Avenue
Naperville, Illinois 60540-6298

The competition begins at 1:00pm and they will be competing around 2:00pm. Come out to support them and be sure to arrive early to get the best seats!

Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Winds and Percussion

Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony
Midwest Music Festival
Saturday February 25th, 2012

Our large ensemble festival for the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band is coming up on Saturday, February 25th. The festival is a required event for each performing ensemble and will take place in the morning. Information, a schedule, and directions are attached in this letter.

Description of event:
The Midwest Music Fest is one of the largest concert band festivals in the Chicago-land area. There are 40 high schools represented at the festival and the judging is outstanding. The festival is competitive in nature with caption awards for percussion, brass, woodwinds, and esprit de corps.

Location and time:
The symphonic band will perform at 9:30AM and the wind symphony will perform at 10:30AM. The early performance times are to allow winter percussion students to return to school to leave for their IPA show. We are also performing early so that students can return to help out with the craft fair.

All students should arrive at school at 7:00AM. The bus will leave at 7:30 for Lemont.

Lemont High School is located at 800 Porter St. Lemont, IL.

Parent attendance and chaperones:
Ticket prices for the day are $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. Performers do not need to buy tickets. This event will take place on the Saturday of our Spring Craft Fair, so any parents that would like to attend that are also volunteering for the craft fair might want to work their schedules accordingly.

Student dress:
Dress for the performance is full concert uniform.

Please return the permission form on Tuesday, February 21st.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PERMISSION FORM AND SCHEDULE

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