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Dear Community Musician: I am glad to invite you to participate in the 49th season of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Community Band. This year, the summer concert series will begin with the first rehearsal on Wednesday, June 13th 7-9 pm, and first concert; Thursday, June 14th call time 6:00 for a prompt 6:15 start at the Marie Irwin Community Center. Please see the information provided below for the rest of the 2012 Community Band schedule. I hope that you will join us in carrying on the Community Band tradition throughout the entire season, or as your summer schedule will allow. Membership is open to any musician of high school age and older, including incoming ninth grade students. Please tell your friends and help spread the word about Community Band! Meet Our Director- Sarah Whitlock: Sarah Whitlock received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree at Illinois State University. Upon Graduation, Mrs. Whitlock taught band and choir at Bloom Township High School from 1999-2005. In 2005 she left Bloom to pursue her Masters in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University. While at CMU, Mrs. Whitlock was a graduate teaching assistant and studied with Jack Williamson, formerly of Wheeling High School. During her time at CMU, Mrs. Whitlock was awarded the College Band Director’s Association Gender and Ethics Scholarship at the Hart School of Music Conducting Symposium. Since graduate school Mrs. Whitlock has conducted several clinics in Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois. She has been a guest conductor for the South Suburban College Symphonic Band the South InterConference Association Honor Band. Mrs. Whitlock marched with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps for eight years and has instructed the Pioneer, Phantom Regiment brass lines and was Brass Captain for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corp.

Any musicians that would like further information should contact me at 957-0300 x32 or bmacias@hfparks.com. Also, enclosed is a t-shirt order form. While t-shirts are not mandatory, they are suggested, as they add to the uniform look of the Community Band. Please have this form completed and check ready for your first practice. You may copy and distribute this information as you feel necessary. Sincerely,

Brandon Macias Recreation Supervisor


Rehearsal & Concert Schedule KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS

Concert Schedule:

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Rehearsals 7:00-9:00 p.m. HFHS South Campus Band Room 999 Kedzie Avenue Flossmoor, IL

Concerts *NEW*6:15-7:00 p.m. Irwin Community Center 18120 S. Highland Road Homewood, IL

Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 13 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 20 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 27 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – July 18 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY– July 25 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY– Aug 1

Concert – THURSDAY – June 14 Concert – THURSDAY – June 21 Concert – THURSDAY – June 28 Concert – THURSDAY – July 19 Concert – THURSDAY – July 26 Concert – THURSDAY – Aug 2

In the case of rain, lightening or extreme heat; concerts may be moved to the: H-F Auditorium 2010 Chestnut Rd. Homewood, IL 60430 Signage notifying of the change in location due to weather will be located along Ridge Road as well as in front of the Marie Irwin Community Center and the rain line will be activated at 4:30 pm on concert days. Rain Line: 957-6053


HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT SUMMER BAND ENROLLMENT 2012 (If you are registering online, please disregard this page)

Name ____________________________________ Instrument ____________________ Address__________________________________ City__________________________ Phone Number____________________________

Adult_______ Student_______

E-mail Address__________________________________________ Next year: School________________________________________ Grade___________

Please indicate your anticipated participation. Be as accurate as possible and inform the Director of any changes. You must attend the previous Wednesday rehearsal to participate in a Thursday concert. RETURN TO SARAH AT FIRST PRACTICE: Brandon Macias Homewood-Flossmoor Park District 3301 Flossmoor Road Flossmoor, IL 60422 Concerts:

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Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 13 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 20 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY – June 27 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY --July 18 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY-- July 25 Rehearsal – WEDNESDAY—Aug 1

Concert – THURSDAY – June 14 Concert – THURSDAY –June 21 Concert – THURSDAY – June 28 Concert – THURSDAY – July 19 Concert – THURSDAY – July 26 Concert – THURSDAY – Aug. 2


HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT COMMUNITY BAND 2012 PERFORMANCE SHIRTS 50/50 blend, short sleeve, button front forest green “polo” shirts with a gold HF Park District Community Band logo are available through our t-shirt provider for a cost of $15.00. To order your shirt, please return this form along with a check payable to the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District by May 25th to: Brandon Macias Homewood-Flossmoor Park District 3301 Flossmoor Road Flossmoor, IL 60422 DELIVERY WILL BE MADE UPON RECEIPT FROM THE T-SHIRT PROVIDER

Please Print Name_______________________________________ Telephone___________________________________ Shirt Size (please circle your size) S

M

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XL

XXL XXXL (additional $2.00)


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