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Solo & Ensemble Contest 2017

February 25, 2017

Performance Schedule

– – by room

Directors, please contact contest hosts with questions. Parents, contact your director for questions.

Results. Performance results will be posted in the cafe as well as online at

Site Information

Directions. For directions to Lake Zurich MS North, see map at bottom of page.

Parking. Parking will be on site. Remote parking will be available with a shuttle bus at Alpine Chapel (23153 W Miller Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047). Shuttles should run approximately every 15 minutes. A “Director Parking Pass” was sent via email on 2/23.

Maps. Building Map, Remote Parking MapParking Map


Instrument Homeroom / Warmup Room Performance Rooms
Brass South Gym 2nd Floor
East Wing
Rooms: 8-11
Percussion Choir Room 1st Floor
East Wing
Rooms: 12-13
Strings North Gym 1st Floor
West Wing
Rooms: 19-24
Vocal Elementary Gym
& Home Ec
1st Floor
East Wing
Rooms: 14-18
Woodwinds South Gym 2nd Floor
West Wing
Rooms: 1-7

Lounges. Judge and director hospitality will be provided. Lunch will be provided for judges.

Contest Office. Directors only. No parents or students are permitted in the contest office.

Food & Concessions

Meals and snacks will be available from Buddy’s Catering throughout the day.

Breakfast Muffins, Bananas, Oranges
Orange Juice, Water, Coffee
Lunch Items Hot Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Chicken Sandwich
Chips, Nachos, Candy
Soda, Water, Gatorade, Coffee

Equipment Provided

The following percussion instruments will be provided for percussion participants (Rooms 12 & 13): Bass Drum, 4 Timpani, Bells, Xylophone, 5-piece Drum-Set, 4-Octave Kelon Marimba. Snare players must bring their own equipment. Please contact for questions.

Each Performance Room will have at least 4 stands. If you need more stands for a performance, students need to bring their own folding stands.

Instrument Repair

String Repair: Hoffman Strings
Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Repair: Quinlan & Fabish

Rules, Conduct, & Policies

Rules Governing Solo & Ensemble Contest

Remember: Each student should have an original copy of the music for the judge. These originals should have measures numbered in pencil. There will not be a photocopy machine available on the day of contest

Conduct & Policies

Please remind students of proper conduct and behavior when visiting host sites. Students should show respect for the building, contest signs, and all content within Lake Zurich MS North. It is also important that students remain quiet in the hallways outside of performance areas. Instruments should only be played in warm-up and performance rooms. A parent or adult should be with students at all times. All rules and regulations will follow in accordance with the Northern Illinois Music Conference Constitution and By-Laws.

Lake Zurich MS North is a peanut-free environment. Please do not bring outside food or beverages into the building.  Food and beverages are available for purchase in the cafeteria from Buddy’s Catering (providing hotdogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc.).

No smoking is permitted in the school building, on school grounds, or in parking lots. Thank you for your cooperation.

Participating Schools

Beach Park Middle School
Big Hollow Middle School
Deer Path Middle School
Elm Place Middle School
Gavin South Middle School
Hawthorn Elementary North
Hawthorn Middle School North
Hawthorn Middle School South
Lake Forest Country Day
Lake Zurich Middle School North
Lake Zurich Middle School South
May Whitney Elementary
Millburn Middle School
North Prairie Junior High
Northwood Junior High
Palombi Middle School
River Trails Middle School
South Middle School
Sunset Ridge School
West Oak Middle School
Woodland Middle School


February 25, 2017
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Lake Zurich MS North
95 Hubbard Lane
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 United States
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