Band Member Information
History of Village Band
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Band Member Information
Information for Musicians
The band is comprised of members from Libertyville, surrounding communities, and a few from adjacent counties. It is primarily an adult band, but high school players are welcome to play, at the discretion of the band director. There is no audition to join the band, but the director reserves the right to decide which part each player is assigned, and will advise if a player is not yet ready to participate.
The band owns a bass drum but all other players must provide their own instruments and ensure that they are in good working order and capable of playing in tune. Please bring a music stand to each concert. The band does not use electric instruments, keyboard instruments, or strings (including electric bass, string bass and guitar).
Instrumentation does include:
Woodwinds: piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones, and bassoon
Brass: trumpet, cornet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, and tuba
Percussion: snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, and xylophone
The band uniform is long black pants, or conservative black skirt, with a short sleeve red polo shirt. For new members planning to commit to playing the entire season, the band will provide the polo shirt with the band logo, free of charge as a thank you for your participation. All members must wear closed shoes of black color (sandals, flip-flops and very casual shoes are not acceptable). Most players wear black dress shoes or black tennis shoes.
2014 rehearsal dates are every Monday beginning June 9th from 7-9 p.m. in the Libertyville High School band room.
All players are expected to attend rehearsals and concerts and arrive on time. Please advise the director in advance if it is necessary to miss a rehearsal or concert. Attendance for all season concerts is desirable.
Thursdays, June 19th, June 26th, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in Cook Park and Friday, July 4th at Butler Lake Park.
Concerts take place at the rose garden in front of the Cook Mansion in Cook Park which is located on the west side of Milwaukee Ave. (Rte. 21) between Church and Cook streets. The special concert on July 4th takes place at the Butler Lake band shell located on the north side of Lake St. about 1/3 mile west of Milwaukee Ave. (Rte. 21). For the July 4th concert, the fireworks begin at the same location following the concert.
Band Director-Corey Ames, 312-593-7124
Band Manager-Paul Schmidt, 847-356-7865