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****The 5th grade solo and ensemble festival sheets are now in the document section under 5th grade. 4-14-16

**** SUMMER BAND REGISTRATION
5th, 6th and 7th grade parents and students should check the document section for Summer Band Registration. There is an option for online sign up this year which will mean a lot less paper going back and forth. 
 
       If you have questions, contact me or Mrs. Meadows, MEADOWRR@unit5.org 
We are encouraging all of our students to try and participate.  4-14-16


Unit 5 students that were selected to play in the 2016 Twin Cities Honor Band.
The 2016 Twin Cities Honor Band was conducted by composer Todd Stalter.


**** CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 15 STUDENTS WHO WERE SELECTED  TO TAKE PART IN THE TWIN CITIES HONOR BAND!!  YOU WILL FIND THE NAMES IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS COVER PAGE. 

***THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE CALENDAR FOR 6TH GRADERS AND 8TH GRADERS. THERE HAS BEEN A THANK YOU POSTED ON THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PAGE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CORRESPONDING PAGES FOR THE INFO.

2-23-2016




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Dear Music Education Advocates,

For the last nine months, you have helped urge Congress to re-authorize No Child Left Behind (also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA), and to strengthen the status of music in any new version of the bill.  Thanks in large part to your efforts, we are close to reaching our goal.

Congress has reached a compromise agreement for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act, called the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The bill includes a critical stand-alone listing for music in the definition of a "Well-Rounded Education" (previously known as Core Academic Subjects), which connects to a variety of other significant provisions throughout the rest of the bill language. Reaching this point in the re-authorization process with this level of support for music and arts represents a major legislative victory.

Now, the House and Senate must each vote to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act. If that happens, the bill will go to the President for signature.  The House is expected to vote on this legislation as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2nd, with the Senate to follow suit shortly after.

The time has come to act once more. We need your help TODAY to help Congress cross the finish line on fixing No Child Left Behind.  Please act now by participating in the petition below, asking Congress to support passage of this historic legislation.   

  • Visit the Take Action page at NAfME.org to join the petition asking Congress to support passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • Share this link with your contacts and encourage them to join the petition as well!
You ARE making a difference! Act today to make your voice heard with our representatives in Congress!    12-1-2015

***ALL parents (grades 5-8) should read the letter from the Unit 5 Music Parents. You can find this letter in the "document" section under "general information".  PLEASE double check the calendar section for all concert dates throughout the year. These have been on the calendar since the first week of school. Remember all performances are a graded requirement for all students. THANKS!  10-1-15

***CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COMBINED 7TH/8TH GRADE BAND FOR RECEIVING A SUPERIOR RATING AT THE TRILLS AND THRILLS EVENT ON SATURDAY, MAY 2!!!! Many thanks to all of the chaperons that traveled with us and helped out that day. If you have any other pictures, please email them to me and I will get them posted. Click on an individual picture to enlarge it.  5-4-15

***Members of the Twin Cities Honor Band from all four Unit 5 junior highs.  4-27-15
Twin Cities Honor Band Members from Unit 5 schools.
Chiddix Junior High School Bands
 300 S. Walnut Street  |  Normal, IL  61761





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 THE FOLLOWING  BAND MEMBERS HAVE BEEN  SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE 
2016 Twin Cities Honor Band  (3 - 10 - 16)

FLUTES                                     TRUMPET
Amanda Carlson                        Megan Miller
Anna Harbert
Saloni Kumari                            FRENCH HORNS
Yash Patel                                    Eric Forrest
                                                        Anna Sewell
CLARINETS
Trinity Bair                                 PERCUSSION
Kelsey Deroeck                           Josh DeKeersgieter
Sean Varghese                            Joseph Dubravec                                                                       Connor McClelland            
ALTO SAXES                                    
Nathanael Kim
Tanvi Shegaonkar