Wauconda Band Boosters

The Wauconda Band Boosters was organized to to help financially support the instrumental music activities and unique projects which promote the Middle

Operating as usual


MMSBand118 on Twitter


twitter.com “6th Grade Band Families: Please check your email for more information regarding out instrument pick-up and assembly days! We are SO excited to start playing in class (virtually!) #d118life #MusicEducation”


Rex Chapman🏇🏼 on Twitter


twitter.com “Wait for it... https://t.co/7jl3Qf8lSX”


Mark Landvick on Twitter


“#MondayMOTIVATION First day of The New 2020-21 School Year!! #BulldogUP Challenge “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” What are you going to do to be “Extra” this year!! @BulldogLife_WHS @WaucondaHS118 @GOWHS_StudSec 🟣🟡👊🏻 https://t.co/oqztd...


MMSBand118 on Twitter


twitter.com “It was absolutely wonderful seeing our band students today! Thank you for a great first day! #d118life #MusicEducation”


Wauconda MS Bands on Twitter


twitter.com “@WaucondaMS118 students are rocking remote learning! Loving these conversations with returning students and getting to know my new ones! #wms118life #d118life @BulldogLife_WHS @MMSBand118 @WHSBand118 #musiceducation”


Wauconda MS Bands on Twitter


twitter.com “We had a great first day back! So wonderful to see everyone! #d118life”

The Band Boosters want to welcome all our middle school and high school musicians back to school! Online band is definitely going to be challenging, but we know that our amazing instructors and dedicated students have what it takes to make the best of the situation!!


Musician who loves danger invents a flame-throwing trombone

Trombonists, please don’t try this at home! 😂


classicfm.com Con fuoco, trombones!


Wauconda MS Bands on Twitter


twitter.com “Come be part of the band, and stay part of the band! Creating a well-rounded scholastic experience is vital for future success! Looking at you, 5th graders! @WaucondaGS118 @RobertCS118 @CottonCS118 @MMSBand118 @BulldogLife_WHS @WaucondaCUSD118 #bepartoftheband #bandmeanstogether https://t.co/kcGK...

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[03/10/20]   It is with sincere sadness I share this with you. If you didn't know him personally, you probably knew is presence. Steve Stiller and his wife Karen were very active with the band at WHS. They both served on the board, even after their son graduated. They were the first phase of the Music notes presented to the Senior band members. Steve and Karen generously donated their time and craft to cutting each and every music note out and sanding them in preparation for paint and names.

The following is the information on his wake and funeral:

This Friday there will be a wake at Kisselburg Funeral Home in Wauconda from 4-8pm, and a funeral service at St Johns in Island Lake on Saturday with a viewing at 10am and the service beginning at 11.

Tonight was the jazz bands concert, featuring both middle schools and three different jazz groups from WHS. All were incredible, but one of the highlights was MMS jazz band’s special guest soloist!

The next Band Boosters meeting is Monday, February 3 at 6 p.m. We will be meeting in the WHS band room. Hope to see you there!


D118 Solo & Ensemble

Solo & Ensemble is next weekend!! We need 20-25 parent volunteers spread out through the day to make this a positive musical experience for our students. The primary task with being a room monitor is to ensure that the rooms stay on schedule for the judges and that the performances don’t have any disruptions from the hallway.

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b49aca72aabfb6-d1181

signupgenius.com Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you in advance for helping make this day a success.  Good luck to the musicians!

[01/23/20]   Check your calendars to see if you have a few hours to spare to help out with the Solo/Ensemble competition. Thanks!!

See for yourself at the next Band Boosters meeting, Monday, January 6 @ 6 p.m. Meet us in the WHS band room!

D118 Band Boosters will be selling Panhandler's pizzas after WMS, MMS and WHS concerts this week. Pizzas are $9 each or 3 for $25 (cash or check ONLY, cards are not accepted). Cheese, sausage, and pepperoni will be available!


Winter Concerts

Happy Thanksgiving from Wauconda Band Boosters! 🦃🍗

Just a reminder that our next meeting is Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:00. We will be sorting the t-shirt order and reviewing upcoming events including the high school and middle school concerts.

If you can't make it to the meeting, there are other ways to help the Band Boosters:
- We are looking for a treasurer
- We are looking for a fundraising coordinator/chair
- We need assistance selling pizzas after the concert
- We need help selling 50/50 raffle tickets.

Sign up online here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B49ACA72AABFB6-winter

signupgenius.com Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

It's Poinsettia Time! Place your order for a beautiful Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery poinsettia and support the D118 band programs.

Available in three colors - red, white and speckled -- and four sizes.

5" small table or desktop - $12
6" tabletop - $20
8" floor plant - $45
10" HGE plant - $60

Flowers will be available for pick up at the Winter Band Concerts in December. Orders due Nov. 22.

Click here to access the order form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w0FfFPNs-I-uXLWYo1eIZD-Jg4xVsp3V5gyBcfywT9E/edit?usp=sharing

Time to stock up on your Bulldog spirit wear!

Get your warm Bulldog gear and holiday gifts now! Items will come in the first week of December💜

10/11/2019 Senior Night Half-time Show!

10/11/2019 Senior Night Half-time Show!

10/11/2019 Senior Night Pre-Game Show!

10/11/2019 Senior Night Pre-Game Show!

Did your band student bring home the tshirt order form? "I'm with the band" shirts are now available in colors to represent all three schools + the famous black option!! Get your order in by Friday, October 25.

Click below for a link to the PDF of the order form.


A very special guest conductor for the national anthem tonight. Thanks Brad Rychecky for 30+ years!

Seniors and their parents/guardians honored tonight before the game

Lined up for Senior Night


2019 Dessert Fundraiser Order Form.pdf

From the WHS band directors:

Last Wednesday we gave the students information about a dessert pie fundraiser. For this fundraiser ALL of the profits go into the student's individual account that can be used for band related expenses (supplies, trips, solo and ensemble accompanists, etc.) over their four years in high school This will the last individual fundraiser where money can be used for our Spring Break London trip.

Money and forms are due back on Tuesday, October 15th
Delivery date is after school on Wednesday, November 20th.




Dear Mother Nature,
"Donut" mess with our food vendor this week! We are so excited to welcome Jimmy's Bag O'Donuts to our Friday night game. (weather permitting 😭)


Robert_Taterka1 on Twitter


twitter.com “D118 Board President Kathy Bianco and D118 Board Member Carey McHugh supporting our students at the Band-O-Rama! #d118life”


Robert_Taterka1 on Twitter


twitter.com “The MMS Band performing Rivers... #mms118life”

Band-O-Rama 2019 — where the music is hot and so is the gym!!

(Photo credit Carole Benson)


Wauconda MS Bands on Twitter


twitter.com “6th graders are doing a great job at Band-O-Rama! Tag us in your Band-O-Rama photos!! @WHSBand118 @MMSBand118 @MrsTyler_D118 @WaucondaMS118 @MatthewsMS118 #bandorama #d118life”


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10/11/2019 Senior Night Half-time Show!
10/11/2019 Senior Night Pre-Game Show!
09/21/2019 Homecoming Parade
09/0/2019 Homecoming Half-time Show
09/20/2019 Homecoming Football Game Pre-Show
09/13/2019 Half-time Show
09/13/2019 Pre-game Show
09/06/2019 Half-time Show




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