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Eastern Region Band

The Eastern and Western Region Bands are the intermediate level of the Walther Grade School Band Program (see below to determine which region your student is involved in). The region band is the level following beginner band. Typically 5th through 8th graders are involved in this ensemble. An important aspect of our program is leadership, which is why even our most advanced students participate in their region’s band.

All students receive weekly lessons at their grade school. Students in the region band also meet twice per semester to rehearse band music that they prepare in their individual schools during lessons and rehearsals. The schedule for those rehearsals is listed below.

*Beginners are invited to perform at the evening concerts in December and May, but do not need to attend the region band rehearsals. See the Beginner Band link for a schedule for Beginner students.

ERB – Eastern Region Band

MT: St. John’s, Montrose

CH: St. Paul, Austin

GE: Grace English, Chicago

GK: Grace, Karlov

MP: Walther Academy, Melrose Park

RF: Grace, River Forest

SL: St. Luke, River Forest

VT: St. Viator, Chicago


November 25

Walther HS (Music Rm)

6:00-7:30 pm ERB Rehearsal (No beginners)

7:30-8:00 pm MNB Concert Band Rehearsal

8:00-8:20 pm MNB Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

December 3

Grace, River Forest (Church)

9:15 am ERB Rehearsal (No Beginners)

10:45 am Assembly Concert for the school

7:30 pm ERB/MNB Concert (WITH beginners) – Meet at 7:00 pm for warm-up and tuning

February 5 – Instrumental Music Festival

Walther Christian Academy

1:00 pm Meet at Walther for rehearsals, clinics with professional musicians, a performance from the Walther High School Jazz Band, culminating with a concert from our mass band, directed by a guest clinician.

7:00 pm – Festival Concert begins in gym

April 20

Walther Music Room

6:00-7:30 pm Mass Band Rehearsal-all schools (No Beginners)

7:30-8:00 pm Monday Night Concert Band Rehearsal

8:00-8:20 pm Monday Night Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

May 8

Walther High School (gym)

4:00-6:00 pm Mass Band Rehearsal-all schools (WITH beginners)

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner served

7:00 pm Mass Band and Strings Concert-all schools with Walther HS Wind Ensemble

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