Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band provides dedicated woodwind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to prepare and perform challenging band literature. The ensemble is open to sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade band students from all Fox Valley communities. The band is open to band students with a minimum one year of experience on their instrument and with teacher recommendation. No audition necessary. 

Membership in Academy instrumental ensembles is meant to augment, not replace, school bands or orchestras.  Therefore, we expect all Academy ensemble members to be enrolled in a curricular performance ensemble when one is available.


  • Apparel and Merchandise:

  • For 1/18:
    Listen to recordings of all pieces (linked below)
            mm. 1-81: entrances and rhythms
            mm. 131-END: entrances and rhythms
    Dragons Fly
            mm. 1-17: rhythm
           mm. 312-END: rhythm
            mm. 182-240: entrances and note accuracy
            mm. 34-42: rhythm and entrances
            mm. 21-25/mm. 42-46: note accuracy and chorale-style
    Cobra Dance
            mm. 62-END: rhythm and articulation

  • Recordings of current music

March 20, 2016 - Concert Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Box office opens at 12:30 p.m.
  • Online Ticketing opens at 1:00 p.m.

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Martin O'Donnell

Irene Durbak

Rehearsal Dates - Mondays
January 4 - March 14

Rehearsal Times
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Rehearsal Location
Shattuck Hall 156, Lawrence Conservatory


Academy Guidelines

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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