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Band and Choir Assignments

The band and choir assignments for remote learning have been posted on the Google Classroom site. Most of you have found them there. It was easier to post there and even give the links for you to find things for your assignments. If you have . . . read more

#3 Band April 6

#3 Band April 6      I enjoyed your comments from last week’s assignment of the drum corps clips. (April 1) There were a lot of thoughts on marching band and band camp.  Today I would like you to look a video . . . read more

#4 Band April 7

#4 Band April 7      Instant Concert has 2 key changes. B flat and E flat. Play through your B flat and E flat concert scales. Now find 3 phrases from Instant Concert that you could work out notes and rhythms on. Use 20 . . . read more

#5 Band April 8

#5 Band April 8      Review (play) ALL of Instant Concert. Email me YES or NO did you do this assignment   read more

#6 Band April 14

#6 Band April 14      Warm up with the B flat and E flat concert scales. Look up (see April 2) Instant Concert on You Tube and play along.  Did it go better than it did April 2?  YES, or NO. read more

#7 Band April 15

#7  Band April 15      In measure 6 of Instant Concert, the melody, The William Tell Overture, is in the trumpets. Written as the overture for the opera William Tell, it premiered in 1829. It is commonly known as . . . read more

#8 Band April 16

#8 Band April 16      Look up the video: OSU Marching Band-The William Tell Overture.  Listen ALL the way through, and I don’t know about you, but I’m glad they were standing still for this . . . read more

#8 Chorus April 16

Choir #8 April 16 “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” Ella Fitzgerald. Please send me information that you can look up on her. Dates?  What did she die of?  What type of music she . . . read more

Choir #3 April 6

Choir #3 April 6 We are going to watch another version of Into the Unknow, it is listed on YouTube as: Into the Unknow (from Frozen 2) Musicality.  Musicality is the name of the group performing. In 20 words or less tell me . . . read more

Choir #4 April 7

Choir #4 April 7 No check in for this date but I want you to find the vocal warm up on You Tube called: 5 Minute Vocal Warm Up. It is by Jacob V. He uses a 5 step pattern, Do,re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do- that goes up and then . . . read more

Choir #5 April 8

Choir #5 April 8 Find on You tube: Away from the Roll of the Sea by the Elektra Women’s Choir. This today will just be a listening assignment unless you just must sing along. I want you to email me back the definition of . . . read more

Choir #6 April 14

Choir #6 April 14 Hopefully you picked up the packet on Monday that contains our music. Please keep it together so that you can return it when we come back to school. Take out “Away from the Roll of the Sea”. Go to the . . . read more

Choir #7 April 15

Choir #7 April 15 A listening assignment. Look up: Ella Fitzgerald I Got Rhythm.  Just email me back if you found it and you listened to it. A simple answer of Yes or No works. read more

Band and Choir Email Letter Sent Out

Students, this morning I sent an email to all band and choir students. If you did not get this letter, please email me right away. All assignments will be posted here. You may email all your assignments to me at hartweg.linda@illiniwest.org  read more

Band, April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2020-BAND (class work due by Friday, April 3)      #1 Watch on (the) YouTube “5 Closers in Drum Corps that give chills every time”. Then in 10 words or less tell me what you liked or . . . read more

Band, April 2

Thursday, April 3, 2020-BAND (class work due by Friday, April 3)      #2 Look up “Instant Concert Harold Walters” on YouTube. Get out the horn/music for this one! Follow along and play with the video!  . . . read more

Choir, April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2020-CHORUS (class work due by Friday, April 3)      #1 Watch on YouTube “Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) feat Liam Fennecka, Brendon Jacob Smith, and Jim Hogan. Then in 10 words or less . . . read more

Choir, April 2

Thursday, April 2, 2020-CHORUS (class work due by Friday, April 3)     #2 Watch on YouTube, and SING ALONG with “Big Spender” starlingarts. This is a swing choir of women only. A small choir like ours and watch . . . read more

Band, March 23

Scales for the week:  Review your B flat scale.  Review and practice your   C concer t scale. Flutes, Bassoon, T Bone, Baritone, and Tuba: C D E F G A B C (no flats, and no sharps) Clarinets, Tenor Sax, . . . read more

Choir March 23

Here is a rubric to use for the opera assignments.      Name of Opera ___________________________     Composer________________________________     Year it was written_________________________ . . . read more

Willy Wonka Week 2

Hey folks!  I still haven't given up!  Are you keeping up with memorization?  Should be about 10 pages from the end I think!  Please do keep up with it. Gosh, give us a good week WHEN we get back and I think we could . . . read more

Band 3/16/2020

Please pick up your instruments and music off your chairs today or tomorrow if possible.  Daily practice (5 times a week) of 30 minutes is expected.  I have included a new song for you to work on your sight reading skills.  read more

Choir March 16, 2020

You may e-mail me at hartweg.linda@illiniwest.org if you have any questions or concerns. I will try to answer them.  I have discovered that the New York Metropolitan Opera (on their official website) will be having NIGHTLY live . . . read more

Willy Wonka

Hopefully you (the cast) have your scripts at home. (If not please pick them up asap) Please stay with the schedule of memorization that we have set up. If we get back to school on March 31st we will be right on schedule. NO rehearsals . . . read more

IWHS Winter Concert

     The Winter Concert will be Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Legacy Theater. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.. The band and choir will be wearing concert black for the concert. There is no admission.  read more

Veterans Day Program

On Monday, November 11 the IWHS Band and Choir will be performing at the Veteran's Day Program. It will start at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. The public is invited.  Band members will be wearing full uniform. All students should make . . . read more

Chorus News

Monday, November 4                   Retired Teachers Luncheon . . . read more

Edited Pep Band Schedule 10/24/19

IW Pep Band 2019/2020   Monday, November 25        Girl’s Game         Mercer County   Tuesday, . . . read more

Change of Date for Musical

The Spring Musical, WILLY WONKA,  will be presented Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th at the Legacy Center in Carthage. Please mark your calendars now! You won't want to miss this show. Curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m.  . . . read more

Information for Clark County

Admission Costs: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Students and Seniors (65 +) Shirts and Hoodies will be for sale from $12.00- $30.00. Concessions available. The time for the performance at Clark County's Field Show Competition is gate . . . read more

Shuttle Bus for Early Morning Band

August 13, 2019

     There will be an early morning band shuttle on days of early morning band. See the chart below, or that was sent home in students band folder.              6:25 a.m.  La Harpe . . . read more

IWHS Band/Choir Florida 2019 Itinerary

May 15, 2019

The itinerary for the Florida trip has been sent home as of Tuesday, May 14th. Please ask to see it and make sure your student gets it packed with their carry on. (chaperones, please see Mrs. Hartweg for your copy) Below is a copy for . . . read more


March 29, 2019

Chili, Jazz, and Jeans will be held on Thursday, April 4th in the high school cafeteria and gym. Chili/Soup will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, and the concert will start at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. The music . . . read more

Spring Finale Concert Scheduled

March 29, 2019

The 2019 Spring Finale and Awards Concert will be Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Following the awards and the concert there will be a reception honoring our seniors. Everyone is invited to attend, there is no . . . read more

December Payment

December 12, 2018

The December payment for our Florida trip is due on Friday, December 14th as stated in the contract. Please have all payments caught up by the end of the semester. Students should check their booster accounts for funds that can be used for . . . read more

No Pep Band January 3

December 11, 2018

There will be no Pep Band on Thursday, January 3 as previously announced. Students have been notified of the change. Please change your schedule so that you will remember.  Friday, Nov. . . . read more

Florida Payments-November

November 7, 2018

The November payment is due Friday, November 16th for the Florida trip. ($165) This will be the final head count as far as who is going or not. If you are interested in going, and you are not signed up, please see Mrs. Hartweg immediately.  read more

Veteran's Day Program

November 7, 2018

There will be a Veteran's Day Program on Monday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. at IWHS in the gym. The band and the choir will be performing. All Veteran's are encouraged to come, and the public is welcome.  read more

Playoff Game This Saturday

October 23, 2018

IHSA Round 1 playoff game will be held at IWHS this Saturday, October 27th. The game will start at 2:00 p.m. The band will be performing, as in all home games. There will be tailgating (marching tacos) for band members at noon by . . . read more

Pep Band Schedule for 2018-2019

October 20, 2018

IWHS PEP BAND 2018 Students need to be at the school by 7:00 p.m. Please wear orange/blue shirts, pep band shirt, or the theme for the game. Percussion will be assigned to a game, we will not need people just standing on . . . read more

Quincy Parade/Field Show Competition

October 19, 2018

Saturday, October 20 Dress: 11:30 a.m. Load Trailer and Buses: 12:00 p.m. Leave: 12:15 p.m. The parade is at 2:00 p.m. down Maine Street. We will go back to the stadium and students may eat at stadium. Students MAY . . . read more


August 24, 2018

The following schedule was sent home in the Summer Band Letter and a copy was placed in each band members folder.     Illini West HS Music Department 2018-2019 Event’s . . . read more

Early Band Schedule

August 24, 2018

The Early Morning Band Schedule was placed in every band members folders along with some forms that need to be signed by parents and returned to Mrs. Hartweg. Please ask your student about these folders and forms, and please return them . . . read more

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