Welcome to the
About the Band Program
The Benjamin bands are open to all students at Benjamin Middle School. The band program is currently divided into four grade-level bands and a jazz band. Each student will have band twice per week, once for a full band rehearsal and once for a small group lesson with other students who play the same instrument. Full band rehearsals take place during Study Skills for 5th and 6th grade students, and before school for 7th and 8th grade students. Students will be pulled from class during the school day for their small group lesson on a rotating basis to avoid continually missing any one class. It is the student's responsibility to complete any work they miss as a result of band in a timely manner.
Each band performs in two concerts per year, one in December and one in May. Additional performance opportunities are available to students who have completed a year of beginning band. Past opportunities have included solo and ensemble contests, ILMEA honor bands, pep band, Chicago Wolves games, 8th grade band night with the West Chicago High School marching band, and a band festival at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
Ms. Morgan Martin
(630) 876-7820 ext. 2154