WELCOME TO BAND
The Band Department offers many performance opportunities for students at BBCHS. Numerous ensembles (co-curricular and extra-curricular) are offered within the program to create a comprehensive instrumental music experience.
All incoming Freshman percussionists are enrolled in this class and receive "Total Percussion" instruction. Students are exposed to basic percussion performance techniques in mallets, timpani, snare drum, and auxiliary percussion. A basic music theory component is also part of this class. This group participates at IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest and an annual percussion festival in Chicago (Vander Cook or Columbia College).
This ensemble consists primarily of 9th grade musicians and performs at IHSA Solo & Ensemble and Organization Contests. Students receive instruction in a daily large ensemble setting, as well as a daily sectional class. Basic musicianship skills and technique are reinforced through skill appropriate literature. In addition to local concerts, this group also participates in Band Festivals and performs at the IHSA Organization Contest.
This is an auditioned ensemble that consists of 10th-12th grade musicians and performs at IHSA Solo & Ensemble and Organization Contests. Students receive instruction in a daily large group setting, as well as a daily sectional class. Students continue to develop musicianship skills through advanced band literature. This group performs numerous concerts throughout the year, as well as the SWSC Band Festival. Members of this ensemble are also part of the Marching Boilers halftime show band.
This is an auditioned group that is open to any student in the band program. This ensemble begins rehearsing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 AM at the conclusion of marching season. The Jazz Ensemble performs at the IHSA Organization Contest, Herscher Swing & Sing, and our annual Jazz Concert in conjunction with the Jazz Choir.
The Marching Boilers perform at all home football games and several local parades. This group rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the course of the football season. The band performs annually in the Dwight Harvest Days parade and has marched in the Magic Kingdom Parade at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
The Pep Band performs for all home games throughout the boys basketball season. Each student is assigned to the Red or White band and are expected to play for the games assigned to their band.
- 2018-2019 Band Calendar
- 2018-2019 Music Department Calendar
- 2018 Band Camp Letter
- 2018 Order Form
- Student Information Sheet-Generic
- 2018 Hoodie Order Form
- Remind/Facebook/Website Information
- Join the Boiler Bands Remind Group
- Join the Boiler Bands Facebook Group
- ILMEA Band Resource Website
- ILMEA Jazz Band Resource Website
- Bill Dyche (Fine Arts Dept. Chair, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band)
- Cindy Altenberger (Percussion Ensemble & Concert Band)