HOME OF THE WHS BANDS
Welcome to the Home of the Wheeling HS Bands!
chicagoland band festival!
Congratulations to Wind Symphony and Symphony Band on their Division 1 Superior Ratings at Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival! Our bands are rock-solid and achieving at the HIGHEST level. Of the 46 bands - only 15 got Superior. Wheeling's bands were 2 of the 15!! BRAVO Wildcat Musicians!
Wheeling High School Wind Symphony Is Accepted to Illinois Superstate Band Festival! Only 8 bands in the entire state selected for class 3A!
What a tremendous honor! Congratulations to all members of this year's Wind Symphony!
Their performance will be on Saturday, May 5th, in Urbana, IL!
JAZZ BAND 1!
GRAND CHAMPIONS @ 2019 NORTHSHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL & MUNDELEIN JAZZ FESTIVAL!
This past weekend, Wheeling's Jazz Band 1 took Mundelein, Illinois by storm with a "wow-factor" performance for jazz enthusiasts and an esteemed panel of judges and clinicians. The band received perfect scores from two out of the the three judges! Congratulations, Wildcat Band Members!
Solo Awards went to: Anabel Perez Brennan - DrumsNicki Koutun-Piano/KeyboardAlexandra Kaprak - PianoKyle Splett - Bass TromboneErick Garduno - Bari Sax
JAZZ BAND 2!
2ND PLACE @ 2019
MUNDELEIN JAZZ FESTIVAL!
Solo Awards went to:
Froy Arellano - TrumpetJorge Garcia - TromboneDavid Aguilar - Tenor Sax
Wildcat Marching Band!
Congratulations, Wildcats, on a great Marching Season! Here is a recap of the 2018-2019 Season
Lake Park Lancer Joust 9/8/18
Made Finals and Took 9th overall
Chicagoland Marching Band Festival 9/15/18
Top Class AA and 4th overall
Wheaton North Falcon Fest - 9/22/18
Class AA Champs, Best Music, Visual, Percussion, Color Guard, and Drum Majors!
Downers Grove Musical Bowl - 10/13/18
Outstanding Performances from Wheeling's Wind Symphony (Division 1 Superior Rating) and Symphony Band (Division 2 Excellent Rating) at the Chicagoland Invitational Band Festival on April 9th, 2018!
Wheeling's Wind Symphony was one of four bands to receive a Superior Rating at this Nationally Renown Festival.
Both groups received great feedback from judges and clinicians.
To the Wheeling High School Jazz Combo
and Jazz Bands on wonderful performances at Jazz In The Meadows the weekend of February 24th!
Jazz Band 2: 3rd Place
Andrea Moreno won outstanding soloist!
Jazz Band 1: 2nd Place Class 3A
Adam Wagner, Jackson Kaprak, and Jon Musto all won outstanding soloist awards!
Jazz Combo: 1st Place
Jackson Kaprak, Jon Musto, Nikko Gonzalez, and Nicki Kouton all won solo awards!
Congratulations, Wheeling Band Students on your acceptance to ILMEA District 7 Senior Band and Senior Jazz Bands! With students from Senior Band and Jazz Band combined, we had more students make ILMEA than any other school in our district!
Wheeling High School was one of the top schools in the district in number of students accepted! Most of any District 214 school!
IMEA District 7 Senior BandAmber Akhter - Bass ClarinetJocelyn Avalos - Bass ClarinetDavid Martinez - TubaKyle Mesa - TrumpetFernando Moreno - TrumpetGabi Rankenburg - ClarinetKyle Splett - TubaMorgan Tadish - Trombone
Senior Jazz Band
We had the most students of any school in the district make ILMEA District 7 Jazz Bands!
IMEA District 7 Jazz BandsAnthony Cruz – Alto Sax, Jazz Band 4Erick Garduno – Bari Sax, Jazz Band 2Nicki Koutun – Piano , Jazz Band 2Angel Lopez – Tenor Sax, Jazz Band 3David Martinez – Trombone, Jazz Band 2Kyle Mesa - Trumpet, Jazz Band 1Kyle Splett – Bass Trombone,Jazz Band 1Anabel Perez Brennan - Jazz Honors ComboMorgan Tadish – Trombone, Jazz Band 1
Congratulations Wind symphony!
2016 SUPERSTATE Class "AAA" WINNERS & 2017 HONOR BAND
Wind Symphony also performed at the 2016 Music for All National Concert Band Festival • Indianapolis, IN, March 10, 2016