Newsletter (November 2017)

Contest Registration Deadline December 1st is the deadline to enter for Organization and Solo & Ensemble Contests. Late entries will not be accepted. Be sure to PRINT out your Solo and Ensemble entries from the website so you have a copy. Once you have registered for contest, please print out and return the Contest Fees Sheet and checks or purchase orders to Read more about Newsletter (November 2017)[…]

Newsletter (October 2017)

Contest Registration It’s time to register for contest! Please be sure to read the Rules & Procedures carefully and feel free to email us with questions. Two rules have changed as of this year’s Membership meeting, including changing mallet scale requirements to match winds and strings, as well as the length of Jazz Band Contest changing to 30 Read more about Newsletter (October 2017)[…]

Newsletter (August 2017)

Join Now! Membership applications are currently being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to join and become an active member. Dues are only $75 PER SCHOOL DISTRICT. Dues checks should be mailed to Ellen Singer, NIMCon President by September 15th. It is important that EVERY director register each year to be included in Read more about Newsletter (August 2017)[…]

Newsletter (February 2017)

Solo & Ensemble Contest Solo & Ensemble Contest is just around the corner! All around Northern Illinois students are working hard toward perfecting their music. What an awesome thing to contemplate. Music making is happening everywhere! Contest is on February 25 at Lake Zurich Middle School North. Thank you to LZMS-North directors for their hard work Read more about Newsletter (February 2017)[…]

We are in the news!

We are in the news! Read the article written by Olivia Polony from The Lake Forest Leader. Update (3/7): Thanks to Jen for scanning whole article! “Anna Schilling, a LFCDS eighth graders and flutist, described the feeling prior to performing as a potent mixture of nerves and excitement.” “Although the students are being critiqued by judges, Jen Read more about We are in the news![…]

Solo & Ensemble Contest Success!!!

Congratulations to all of the student performers and their teachers on a terrific day at Solo & Ensemble Contest! We received a lot of positive feedback about the student friendly format with longer performance times and the mini clinics. Twenty-one schools participated with nearly 1000 events taking place over the course of the day. Many thanks to Read more about Solo & Ensemble Contest Success!!![…]

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