Excellence Through Music

​The BG Band Program has flourished over many years.  With a balanced band program known for excellence in symphonic, jazz, and marching band, the band program attracts a large number of student participants every year.  We focus on developing skills such as leadership, teamwork, confidence, discipline, sustained work ethic, and musicianship within students so that they are well positioned for future endeavors in all aspects of life.

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T: 847-718-4159

E: henry.kappler@d214.org

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Private Lessons

Students are strongly encouraged to study privately. Private lessons offer opportunities to students that cannot be attained in a large ensemble rehearsal. When students study privately with a professional on the instrument they play, they receive the benefit of oneon-one instruction, which has an immediate impact on musical development. By having a weekly lesson, students develop deadlines to learn material, which also helps to advance their overall musicianship.

 

Private lessons are not intended to be remedial; those who desire to be the best musicians study privately. The private teachers who come to our school are all excellent and have been screened by the school district. Students who study from these people can do so during ensemble rehearsal, lunch, or study hall (free period) or after school. A recommended list of private lesson teachers will be available in the Fall. Most instruments have a private teacher available to them at BGHS. Cost of the private lessons is borne by the individual.

Flute - Natalie Hoijer - nataliehoijer@gmail.com

Clarinet - Laura Chalmers - laura.m.chalmers@gmail.com

Saxophone - Andy Oberhausen - oberhaab@gmail.com

Trumpet - Sean O'Donnell - trumpet21@gmail.com

Horn - Wanda Braden - wjbraden@comcast.net

Trombone - Jeff Livorsi - jlivorsi@gmail.com, Jim Lathan - jim_bone@wowway.com

Tuba/Euphonium - Josh Wirt - joshwirt@gmail.com

Percussion - Colin Rambert - colinrambert@gmail.com