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Summer Band Information

Summer is here!

Although RICHLAND Bands does not meet during the summer, there are still opportunities to improve and prepare for next year. See below for information on what your student should be working on over the summer, as well as, opportunities for your student to continue to grow musically.


Summer Assignment

Incoming 5th Grade Students
Sound Innovations Book 1 | Review #2–69, Work up through #101

Incoming 6th – 8th Grade Students
ILMEA Audition Music (Handed out in class). Students should work though all ILMEA Scales and Etudes. ILMEA  Audition Music will be used as chair-placement audition music for RICHLAND Bands in the Fall.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are an excellent way for your student to improve over the summer. Many of our students take private lessons during the school year, and even more take over the summer! We highly encourage private lessons for all of our students. For a list of private lesson teachers, please click the link below. Ask your student or director for the password.

Q:What are Private Lessons?
A: Private lessons are much like your typical Piano Lesson. Student attend a private instrument lesson once per week with an instructor to work on instrument specific needs. This is a great time to get caught up, answer any questions, work on difficult music, or prepare music for upcoming auditions. Private lessons are typically 30 minutes and range in price from $15-$25 depending on the expertise, experience, and demand of the director.

Link to Private Lesson Teachers


Band Camp

There are a number of band camps throughout the State during the summer. Band camps typically last 1–2 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to work along with students in their age group. Camps include full rehearsals, small group and large group lessons/sections, and fun activities. Depending on the location, some camps are overnight camps where students stay on a college campus. Other camps are day camps where students are dropped off each morning.

Please see the links below for information.

Southwest Community Concert Band – Summer Band Camp
June 19th – June 23rd 2017
8:30 AM  – 3:00 PM
$225–$250

University of Illinois – ISYM | Illinois Summer Youth Music
July 9th – 15th 2017 or
july 16-22, 2017
Overnight Camp, Students Stay ion UofI Campus
$650

Illinois State University – Junior High Band Camp
July 9th – 15th 2017
Overnight Camp, Students Stay on ISU Campus
$525