ABOUT PARKSIDE JHS BANDS

The Parkside Bands have established a strong tradition of achievement and excellence. Parkside Junior High School offers 5 Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and various seasonal small ensembles. The Bands' performance resumes include performances at prestigious events and venues throughout the US.

Bands at Parkside JHS

5th Grade Band

Students in the 5th grade are members of the Fifth Grade Band. All events on the calendar will be listed as 5GB for this group.

Cadet Band
Students in the 6th grade are members of the Cadet Band. All events on the calendar will be listed as CAB for this group.

Concert Band
Students in the 7th grade are members of the Concert Band. All events on the calendar will be listed as CB for this group.

Symphonic Band
Students in the 8th grade are members of the Symphonic Band. All events on the calendar will be listed as SB for this group.

Jazz Band
This group is open to all students in grades 6 - 8.  All events on the calendar will be listed as JB for this group.

Unit 5 Middle School Honor Band
This group is a select group of students from all 4 junior high schools in grades 6 - 8. All events on the calendar will be listed as HB for this group.

The Parkside Bands have been invited to perform at:

  • Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival, U of I , Champaign, IL

  • The Midwest Clinic. An International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago, IL

  • Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Peoria, IL

  • Disney Epcot Center, Orlando, FL

  • FiestaVal, Williamsburg, VA

  • IGSMA District Contests

  • IGSMA State Contests

  • IESA State Contests

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

  • Bradley University, Peoria, IL

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL

  • Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, OH

  • Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, IL

  • Metamora High School Festival, Metamora IL