101 North Parkside Road

Normal, Illinois 61761

(309) 336-6682

PARKSIDE JHS BANDS

DIRECTOR

Jennifer Bolton, Director of Bands

boltonj@unit5.org

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8TH GRADE (SYMPHONIC BAND)

The Symphonic Band is comprised of musicians in 8th grade. They perform at PJHS concerts in addition to traveling to festivals throughout the year.

2019-2020 Symphonic Band Handbook & Commitment Form

2019-2020 Concert/Contest Repertoire

Click on the title of each song below to hear the audio file of the song.

2019 - 2020 Important Dates

 

Events listed in orange are required

Events listed in white are optional

  • Friday, September 13 8th Grade Football Night @ Normal West - 5:30 pm

  • Saturday, September 28 Intercity Band Festival @ Bloomington JHS (selected students based upon nomination selection), 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

  • Monday, October 14 ILMEA District Band Auditions @ Bloomington JHS, all day

  • Wednesday, October 23 Last day to submit recording for All-Illinois Junior Band, 11:59 pm

  • Saturday, November 2 ILMEA District Jazz Band Festival-Olivet University (selected students based upon October 14th auditions), all day

  • Thursday, November 7 Combined Concert with West @ West High School, 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, November 16 ILMEA District Concert Band Festival @ Olivet University (selected students based upon October 14th auditions), all day

  • Friday & Saturday, January 24 – 25 All-Illinois Junior Band Festival @ U of I Campus, Champaign (selected students based upon Oct. 23 audition recordings), all day

  • Friday, February 28 IGSMA Organizational Contest @ Bloomington JHS, TBA

  • Saturday, April 18 Possible IESA Solo/Ensemble Contest (Optional), TBA

  • Tuesday, April 21 Spring Concert & 8th Grade Recognition @ PJHS, 6:30 pm

  • Friday, May 15 Chicago Trip, CSO performing Jurassic Park, all day