Listen to Proclamations!

Rehearsal notes

I am going to be adding a link for rehearsal notes. Please take a minute and make sure you have worked out your personal part so we can put it together better next week!

We are going to be playing Proclamations by Rod Romeyn
Blue and Green Music by Samuel Hazo
Prestissimo by KL King arr. James Swearingen

Time to practice!

Superstate times

We have received our performance time for Superstate! We are the very first band to perform at 8:30 am on Friday May 4th. Mark your calendars to come cheer out band students on as they perform at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. We are in the Great Hall!

Superstate 2013

Congratulations to all of the Concert Band students for being selected to compete at the 2013 University of Illinois Superstate Band Festival. This is one of the highest honors an Illinois Band can receive. We will be performing at the UI Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday May 4th sometime in the afternoon or evening. This is a very competitive process and many bands auditioned for this honor. Congratulations! I am proud of all of your hard work and dedication to achieve this wonderful honor!


We are currently sight reading music to consider for the spring. I am going to provide a link to recordings for you to hear a professional performance of the pieces we are working on.

Mirages by Robert W. Smith

Blue and Green Music

Proclamations by Rob Romelyn

Listen to these with your music and pay special attention to areas that might be difficult for you or that you have questions on.

Remember to always practice slowly before you try to play something up to tempo! Tone and musicality are also very important!


I have attached an updated calendar for your use. Please recheck dates because some spring dates have been added. Thanks!
Download file "updated UMSBAND SCHEDULE.pages"

What is Concert Band

Concert Band is the most advanced band at Urbana Middle School. Students are chosen by playing ability and work ethic. The UMS Concert Band has been invited to the University of Illinois Superstate Band Festival 11 times. They have also been invited to the Illinois Music Educators All-State Conference to perform as well as the Ohio Music Educators Conference. The Concert Band consistently receives I ratings at organizational contest and play at an advanced level.


Welcome to the UMS Concert Band! Your student has been chosen for this band because of their hard work and talent. I will be attaching a calendar and important information to keep you informed this year as well s any slip or changes I send home.