Performance Opportunities

Honor Band

The Band For Today Honor Band is made up of intermediate and advanced students who are nominated by their teacher. The Honor Band is a full day of sectional rehearsals and ensemble rehearsals, culminating in an afternoon performance. Students are selected based upon attendance, attitude, ability and citizenship. The day is committed to the highest quality of instruction and performance and a variety of music is chosen which is always… Click here to continue reading.

Solo Contest

Every year, Band For Today hosts a solo contest for students. This contest involves students playing a solo before a judge. The students are rated on pitch, rhythm, technique, and presentation. First, second, and third places receive either a gold, silver or bronze medal and perfect scores with the solo memorized receive an engraved trophy. This is a great way for students to take a little more responsibility for… Click here to continue reading.

Wolves Hockey

All 2nd year and above band students are invited to play at a Wolves hockey game! We will be playing a set of music before a Wolves hockey game at the Allstate Arena! With over 10,000 fans attending these games along with indoor fireworks and laser show, this will be an exciting evening!
Who’s invited: All Intermediate/Advanced band students
Where: Allstate Arena—Chicago Wolves
When: Saturday, Jan 31st, 7:00 PM Game Time (5:15… Click here to continue reading.

School Concerts

Students perform at two major concerts every year. Their first concert is in December and features a variety of music selections from the students repertoire. This is also the first concert for the beginning band students. It is amazing to see what students accomplish in just a few short months!

Their second concert is at the end of the school year. This concert features full band arrangements as well… Click here to continue reading.

Cougars Baseball

Every year our band students are invited to perform the Star Spangled Banner at a professional baseball game. This is a fun, family event. The students play in front of thousands of fans and after the performance, go back in the stands and sit with their families to watch great minor league baseball. Music, food, families, fireworks, and baseball. What a great combination!
Registration is now closed for this event… Click here to continue reading.