Welcome to Wheaton North Band
We are students, we are leaders, we are musicians; together in academic study, performance, percussion, jazz, or marching programs, we all have a common goal. Our mission is to discover who we are and who we want to be. We strive for musical excellence. Our high expectations compel us to promote the art form of music. We continually establish and perpetuate traditions through which we develop strong relationships and mature. Musical performance helps us grow more confident and develop pride in ourselves and our program. Music helps us develop our emotions and express who we are; even after the music ends. Music is what we love and that’s why we play it.
Register for 2017 Marching Band
Marching band is an extra-curricular outgrowth of the band program. The marching band is comprised of instrumentalists including drumline and colorguard. Marching Band performs at all home football games, the Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades, and several competitions per year. Band Camp (pre-season training), which takes place in the first week of August, is where students learn the fundamentals of marching and the competitive and half-time field shows
2017 Falcon Fest Volunteers
F alcon Fest is 30 years old and will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The festival will feature classes A, AA, and AAA. Awards will take place at 9 pm and the starting time will be determined based on the number of registered schools. Falcon Fest is one of our major fundraisers for the year. The day celebrates marching bands, features Wheaton North High School as the host and directly impacts the reputation of the Wheaton North Band Programs. The day requires a large number of volunteers for a high quality experience for our 1000+ visitors. NEW for 2017-2018, we are asking ALL band parents to volunteer regardless of program that your student is registered in at Wheaton North. The Falcon Festival proceeds benefit all band programs at Wheaton North High School.
Amazon Smile is a new program for the band that contributes 1/2 % of your purchases to the Wheaton North Band. This is an easy and great way to help out the band. In order for the band to receive credit you must first pass through the Amazon Smile link prior to shopping.
Register your email address to receive a monthly newsletter from the Band on upcoming events, band news, pictures, and other helpful information. This is a great way to learn about the band and stay informed of the volunteer needs.
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Volunteers Needed 2017 – 2018
Volunteers are the back bone of Wheaton North Band’s extracurricular programs. The Band needs all parents to volunteer every school year to keep the extra curricular programs running. We are currently organizing our volunteer needs for the upcoming season and will be posting additional volunteer opportunities here and in the band Facebook page. Thank you for contributing to the success of band programs at Wheaton North High School.
IMMEDIATE NEED – Band camp is quickly approaching. FBPO parents provide meals for marching band camp and we need volunteers to purchase and prepare food. Your expenses will be reimbursed. Nancy Brunner is our band camp meal coordinator and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The menu for each day, food needs and sign-ups are located by clicking the button below.
IMMEDIATE NEED – Additionally for band camp, we have health and safety volunteers. Health and safety for band camp consists of sitting watching the band and providing any assistance students might need, like a Tylenol, ice, cooling or band aids. We need 2 adults for each shift.
Sign-ups are located by clicking the button below.
We are a family of Wheaton North students and leaders unified by music. Through music, we grow and discover ourselves. The power and emotions we experience as musicians compel us to strive for excellence and continue the Wheaton North Band legacy. We all have one thing in common – passion. Our passion for the music and desire for success are what shapes us into who we are; when words and actions fail, music speaks.
To establish structured, engaged, and safe environment that encourages student musicians to communicate their inner creativity through musical expression, reflecting the axiom: Musicians do only 2 things:
- They know the notes completely.
- They care about how the notes sound.