1919 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403  (815) 744-6166


Frequently Asked Questions

When does beginning band start?

Early-September: Overview

Late-September: Beginning Band Recruitment Night

October: We Begin!

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How much do instruments cost?

This is a tricky question. Due to the variety of sizes, materials, brands, and qualities of instruments there are no direct answers for this one. Most of our students rent their instrument, through a rent-to-own program, while other students have purchased their instrument outright.

Most rentals will average between $35-$60 per month. Many music stores will give a discount when purchasing an instrument outright vs. renting an instrument.

We recommend that all new band students rent their instrument at least for the first 4 months during the instrument trial period. This allows the students and family evaluate the program as well as if they enjoy that particular instrument, or prefer to try something else.

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How many instrumental ensembles does RICHLAND offer?

RICHLAND is thrilled to offer 6, regularly meeting, instrumental ensembles that students can partake in throughout the school year. Beyond the ensembles listed below, we may offer multiple sections of our extra-curricular ensembles, or other instrumental ensembles based on student interest and need from year to year. Please visit our About page for more information on RICHLANDS’s instrumental ensembles.

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Connect With Us

For more information, please contact the Band Office via email,, any time or write to us at:

c/o Mr. Phil Robb
1919 Caton Farm Road
Crest Hill, Illinois 60403

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