PEHS Band Updates 04/22-04/28

Monday, April 22

NO SCHOOL – Spring Holiday

Tuesday, April 23

3:00pm-5:00pm Student Leader Clinic

5:30pm-7:00pm Jazz Band Perform for NHS Induction

Wednesday, April 24

3:00pm-5:00pm Student Leader Clinic

Thursday, April 25

3:00pm-5:00pm Student Leader Clinic

Friday, April 26

3:00pm-5:00pm Student Leader Clinic

Saturday, April 27

8:00am-6:00pm Heritage Festivals #4 (for those who signed up)

Sunday, April 28

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 19-20 BAND PLACEMENTS – CLICK HERE to view the 2019-20 Band Placements.  Please note the structure of bands (top band, 2nd band, etc.) hasn’t changed, but the titles of the bands have changed.  In addition, percussion will be in a percussion-specific class next year, allowing for a more valuable learning and performance experience.

2. VOLUNTEERS – New signups available for uniform help this spring. CLICK HERE to volunteer.

3. SMART MUSIC DUE DATES – See Below…

–CB – Smart Music Assignments Due Weekly

–SB2 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–SB1 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–WE – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

4. SAVE THE DATE (UPCOMING BAND EVENTS)

–Thursday, May 2 – Combined Band Rehearsal (2:30-4:00pm)

–Friday, May 3 – Band Senior Dinner (time TBD)

–Saturday, May 4 – Spring Band Concert (all bands at 6:30pm)

–Friday, May 10 – Band Awards Night (all bands 6:30pm)

–Saturday, May 18 – PEHS Graduation

5. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Dr. Cate Hummel (Flute) – dr_cate@sbcglobal.net / 630-841-8414

–TBA (Oboe)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com / 630-464-5670

–Lori Foster (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (High Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com / 815-592-1545

–Dan Eastwood (Percussion) – deastwooddrums@gmail.com / 309-706-0625

6. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Booster meeting will be NEXT FALL.Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P (music hallway) and proceed to the Band Room.

7. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, CLICK HERE. The school code is pehsband, and the initial password is your student ID# (Charms will ask you to change it after your first time logging in). Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#. 

8. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.

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PEHS Band Updates 04/15-04/21

Monday, April 15

2:30pm-3:30pm   Graduation Band Rehearsal (19-20 Wind Ensemble)

Tuesday, April 16

3:00pm-4:00pm   LAST Jazz Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 17

9:30am-10:30am Jazz Band Perform for Step-Up Day

4:30pm-7:00pm   Color Guard Auditions

Thursday, April 18

4:00pm-6:30pm   Chicken & Chop BBQ (CLICK HERE to volunteer)

6:30pm-8:00pm   Orange House of Blues Jazz Concert

                                *Extra Credit to non-performers in attendance

Friday, April 19

NO SCHOOL – Spring Holiday

No band activities scheduled

Saturday, April 20

No band activities scheduled

Sunday, April 21

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. 19-20 BAND PLACEMENTS – CLICK HERE to view the 2019-20 Band Placements. Please note the structure of bands (top band, 2nd band, etc.) hasn’t changed, but the titles of the bands have changed. In addition, percussion will be in a percussion-specific class next year, allowing for a more valuable learning and performance experience.

2. VOLUNTEERS – New signups available for uniform help this spring.  CLICK HERE to volunteer.

3. SMART MUSIC DUE DATES – See Below…

–CB – Smart Music Assignments Due Weekly

–SB2 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–SB1 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–WE – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

4. SAVE THE DATE (UPCOMING BAND EVENTS)

–Friday, May 3 – Band Senior Dinner (time TBD)

–Saturday, May 4 – Spring Band Concert (all bands at 6:30pm)

–Friday, May 10 – Band Awards Night (all bands 6:30pm)

–Saturday, May 18 – PEHS Graduation

5. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Dr. Cate Hummel (Flute) – dr_cate@sbcglobal.net / 630-841-8414

–TBA (Oboe)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com / 630-464-5670

–Lori Foster (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (High Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com / 815-592-1545

–Dan Eastwood (Percussion) – deastwooddrums@gmail.com / 309-706-0625

6. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Booster meeting will be NEXT FALL.  Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P (music hallway) and proceed to the Band Room. 

7. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, CLICK HERE. The school code is pehsband, and the initial password is your student ID# (Charms will ask you to change it after your first time logging in). Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#. 

8. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.

PEHS Band Updates 04/08-04/14

Monday, April 8

No after school band activities scheduled

Tuesday, April 9

PSAT/SAT Testing

3:00pm-4:00pm   Jazz Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 10

6:00pm-7:00pm   Spring Break 2020 Trip Meeting (New Orleans & Memphis) – SEE ATTACHED FLIER

7:30pm-8:30pm   Band Booster Meeting

Thursday, April 11

8:00am-9:15am   NCC Concert Winds visit PEHS Wind Ensemble

2:30pm-4:00pm   Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal/Setup

6:30pm-7:30pm   PEHS/JFK Percussion Ensemble Concert*

                                *Extra Credit to Non-performers in attendance – See Mr. L. after the concert

Friday, April 12

Chicken & Chop Pre-Sale Tickets & Money DUE

9:30am-10:30am Jazz Band Perform for Step-Up Day

Saturday, April 13

8:00am-3:00pm   Heritage Festivals (SEE ATTACHED)

9:00am-1:00pm   Color Guard Clinic

9:00am-12:00pm MB Uniform Return (CLICK HERE to volunteer)

Sunday, April 14

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. VOLUNTEERS – New signups available for uniform help this spring.  CLICK HERE to volunteer.

2. SMART MUSIC DUE DATES – See Below…

–CB – Smart Music Assignments Due Weekly

–SB2 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–SB1 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–WE – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

3. SAVE THE DATE (UPCOMING BAND EVENTS)

–Wednesday, Apr. 10 – New Orleans Trip Meeting (6:00pm) / Band Booster Meeting (7:30pm)

–Thursday, Apr. 18 – Orange House of  Blues Jazz Concert (6:30pm)

–Friday, May 3 – Band Senior Dinner (time TBD)

–Saturday, May 4 – Spring Band Concert (all bands at 6:30pm)

–Friday, May 10 – Band Awards Night (all bands 6:30pm)

–Saturday, May 18 – PEHS Graduation

4. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Dr. Cate Hummel (Flute) – dr_cate@sbcglobal.net / 630-841-8414

–TBA (Oboe)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com / 630-464-5670

–Lori Foster (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (High Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com / 815-592-1545

–Dan Eastwood (Percussion) – deastwooddrums@gmail.com / 309-706-0625

5. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Booster meeting will be NEXT FALL.  Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P (music hallway) and proceed to the Band Room. 

6. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, CLICK HERE. The school code is pehsband, and the initial password is your student ID# (Charms will ask you to change it after your first time logging in). Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#. 

7. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.

PEHS Jazz Concert and BBQ Fundraiser

Hi all,

Next week (Thursday, April 18), we have our annual Orange House of Blues Jazz Concert and Chicken & Chop BBQ Fundraiser.  The details for the BBQ are listed below, and tickets can be purchased in advance through Friday, April 12 from any PEHS band student.  Tickets will also be sold at the door (PEHS Door P) from 4:00-6:00pm.  The jazz concert will begin at 6:30pm in the PEHS auditorium, admission is free, and the concert will feature the IT, JFK, and PEHS Jazz Bands!  Thanks in advance for your support!

David

Chicken & Chop BBQ Fundraiser

Meals available for pickup from 4:00-6:30pm in the music wing (door P)

$15 per meal, includes…

2 Pork Chops, ½ Chicken, or Combo (1 pork chop & ¼ chicken)

Applesauce

Baked Beans

Cole Slaw

Dinner Roll w/Butter

For the kids, you can get a $5 Hot Dog meal, which includes the sides listed above

David Lesniak

Director of Bands

Plainfield East High School

dlesniak@psd202.org

815-577-0324 ext. 845830

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

PEHS Band Trip & Booster Meeting TONIGHT

Good morning all!

This is a friendly reminder that we have our 2020 PEHS Band Trip Meeting TONIGHT at 6:00pm in the PEHS auditorium.  Please come check out the itinerary and payment schedule for our spring break trip to New Orleans and Memphis!  Students are welcome and encouraged to attend, along with at least one parent/guardian (this includes our current 8th grade students and parents). 

In addition, please stay for the Band Booster Meeting at 7:30pm!

We hope to see you all there!

David & Justin

PEHS Band Updates 04/01-04/07

Monday, April 1

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

Tuesday, April 2

No School – Teacher Institute Day

No band activities scheduled

Wednesday, April 3

PEHS Classes Resume

No after school band activities

Thursday, April 4

Placement Auditions (during band class)

2:30pm-4:00pm   Percussion Ensemble (Guest Clinician Dr. Yakas)

Friday, April 5

Placement Auditions (during band class)

No after school band activities

Saturday, April 6

7:00am-3:00pm   Heritage Festivals (SEE ATTACHED)

Sunday, April 7

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. VOLUNTEERS – New signups available for uniform help this spring.  CLICK HERE to volunteer.

2. SMART MUSIC DUE DATES – See Below…

–CB – Smart Music Assignments Due Weekly

–SB2 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–SB1 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–WE – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

3. SAVE THE DATE (UPCOMING BAND EVENTS)

–Wednesday, Apr. 10 – New Orleans Trip Meeting (6:00pm) / Band Booster Meeting (7:30pm)

–Thursday, Apr. 18 – Orange House of  Blues Jazz Concert (6:30pm)

–Friday, May 3 – Band Senior Dinner (time TBD)

–Saturday, May 4 – Spring Band Concert (all bands at 6:30pm)

–Friday, May 10 – Band Awards Night (all bands 6:30pm)

–Saturday, May 18 – PEHS Graduation

4. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Dr. Cate Hummel (Flute) – dr_cate@sbcglobal.net / 630-841-8414

–TBA (Oboe)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com / 630-464-5670

–Lori Foster (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (High Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com / 815-592-1545

–Dan Eastwood (Percussion) – deastwooddrums@gmail.com / 309-706-0625

5. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Booster meeting will be April 10 at 7:30pm.  Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P (music hallway) and proceed to the Band Room. 

6. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, CLICK HERE. The school code is pehsband, and the initial password is your student ID# (Charms will ask you to change it after your first time logging in). Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#. 

7. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.

PEHS Band Updates 03/25-03/31

Monday, March 25

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

Tuesday, March 26

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

Wednesday, March 27

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

Thursday, March 28

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

Friday, March 29

No School – Spring Break

7:00am-1:00pm   Heritage Festivals (SEE ATTACHED)

Saturday, March30

No School – Spring Break

7:00am-2:30pm   Heritage Festivals (SEE ATTACHED)

Sunday, March 31

No School – Spring Break

No band activities scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. VOLUNTEERS – New signups available for uniform help this spring.  CLICK HERE to volunteer.

2. SMART MUSIC DUE DATES – See Below…

–CB – Smart Music Assignments Due Weekly

–SB2 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–SB1 – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

–WE – Apr 7 (SR#1), Apr 14 (Excerpt + SR#2), Apr 21 (SR#3) , Apr 28 (A, E, Cb Concert Scales + SR#4)

3. SAVE THE DATE (UPCOMING BAND EVENTS)

–Wednesday, Apr. 10 – New Orleans Trip Meeting (6:00pm) / Band Booster Meeting (7:30pm)

–Thursday, Apr. 18 – Orange House of  Blues Jazz Concert (6:30pm)

–Friday, May 3 – Band Senior Dinner (time TBD)

–Saturday, May 4 – Spring Band Concert (all bands at 6:30pm)

–Friday, May 10 – Band Awards Night (all bands 6:30pm)

–Saturday, May 18 – PEHS Graduation

4. PRIVATE LESSONS – An important part of growing as a musician is the opportunity to take lessons from professionals on your instrument. We are fortunate to have a wonderful private instruction staff who have been district and director approved. Unless indicated, our teachers come to PEHS during the school day, allowing students to take lessons during their band or study hall time. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher below.

–Dr. Cate Hummel (Flute) – dr_cate@sbcglobal.net / 630-841-8414

–TBA (Oboe)

–Kim Richter (Bassoon) – kjr6840@aol.com / 630-464-5670

–Lori Foster (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) – tomlorifoster5@sbcglobal.net / 630-226-5562

–Jason LaVallee (Saxophone) – jlavallee@psd202.org / (teaches at PNHS)

–Judy Bridges (High Brass) – judy@bridgesbrass.com / 630-269-5299

–Max Bonecutter (Low Brass) – qsvqsv@gmail.com / 815-592-1545

–Dan Eastwood (Percussion) – deastwooddrums@gmail.com / 309-706-0625

5. BAND BOOSTER MEETING – Our next Booster meeting will be April 10 at 7:30pm.  Meetings are held in the PEHS Band Room. Please enter PEHS Door P (music hallway) and proceed to the Band Room. 

6. CHARMS – To check your CHARMS account, CLICK HERE. The school code is pehsband, and the initial password is your student ID# (Charms will ask you to change it after your first time logging in). Click FINANCES (wallet icon) to see your statement. If you are not able to login, please email Mr. Lesniak (dlesniak@psd202.org) and I will reset your password to your student ID#. 

7. BAND WEBSITE – If you are having trouble viewing any of the email attachments, or for more information about the PEHS Band, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.