Music Notes:

Welcome back band and strings families!  We are excited to start another school year!   

* Lessons for returning students will be starting after Labor Day.  Please make sure you have your enrollment form turned in ASAP!

Band and Strings Calendar:

  • Band & Strings T-shirt and 1/4 zip sweatshirt order form due end of day FRIDAY 10/26

  • Secondary School Christmas Show Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm

  • Elementary Christmas Show Dec. 20 K-2 5:30 pm & 3-5 7:00 pm


Trimester 1 Lesson Schedule Grades 1-5 2018/2019:


Concert Dates:

SECONDARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SHOW (6th-12th grade): Wednesday Dec 5, 2018

Student Arrival: 6:30pm

Concert Starts: 7:00pm

Location: Secondary School Gym

Attire: Students wear white on top and black on bottom with Christmas details if desired

ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS SHOW: Thursday Dec 20, 2018 in Secondary School Gym

K-2 show: 5:30pm

Students arrive at 5:00pm (in homerooms) 1st grade strings will be performing first on the show.  Dress in their Christmas best!

3-5 show: 7:00pm

Band Students must arrive at 6:30pm (in homerooms) as they will be first to perform on the show.  Dress in their Christmas best!

SPRING CONCERT DATE (2018/19):   Wednesday May 22, 2019 

  • STRINGS grades 1-8 start time at 5:30pm

  • BAND and JAZZ BAND grades 4-8 start time at 7:00pm


2018/2019 Year Long Schedules and Resources :

Before and After school Clubs & Ensembles (Meet Weekly all three trimesters):

Start: Week of 9/3/18                      End: Week of 5/27/19

4th grade before school ensemble: Wednesdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

5th grade before school ensemble: Thursdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

Beginning strings club ( less than 1 year playing the instrument): Mondays 3:10-4:00 (Will get students after school at 3, Parent pick up is at 3911)

Secondary Jazz Band Club: TBD 2nd & 3rd trimester only 


Enrollment form:

Band and String Students and Families (Grades 1-5): 

Enrollment Form 2018/19

Use the link provided to print off the enrollment form and turn in to the Elementary School Main office.  Payment will be made through FACTS accounts 


Quinlan & Fabish Website:

Private Lesson Teachers

Lesson teachers

Support and Donations for Music Inc.

Music Inc. is a Non-profit organization that is looking for any new, old or used instruments that you no longer need.  They refurbish and then distribute these instruments to students to provide music education for the under-served areas of Chicago.  If you have anything to donate please contact Ms. Stamper or Ms. Piotrowski or drop off in the main office.  Review this flyer for more info: