Welcome 2019-20 YJED Members
Looking forward to a great year!
(Details will be added as they are available)
Saxophone/Woodwinds: High School:
Sam Taylor (Alto 1) Hampshire
Stefan Loest (Alto 2) Glenbard South
Gage Quinn (Tenor 1 ) Barrington
Samantha Gucwa (Tenor 2) Benet Academy
Bryan Ortiz (Baritone) Dundee Crown
Michael Jenz (Clarinet) Wheaton North
Zach Gresik (alternate-Alto) Downers Grove South
Kellin Hanas (lead) Wheaton North
Ryan Kazda Oswego
Nick O'Brien Glenbard North
Manny Vasquez Dundee-Crown
Cara Neidenbach Metea Valley
Jackson Baker (alternate) Larkin
Nathan Wiechec (lead) Downers Grove South
Poorna Kumar Metea Valley
Oliver Espinoza Dundee-Crown
TJ Chabot (bass) Wheaton North
Evan Puvalowski (alternate) Hampshire
Jimmy Sacharski (Piano) Riverside-Brookfield
Benjamin Mulaomerovic (Guitar) Riverside-Brookfield
Benjamin Hodonicky (Guitar) Downers Grove North
Connor Sullivan (Bass) Westmont
Mason Lampa (Drums/perc) York
Justin Picard (Drums/perc) Riverside-Brookfield
Natalie Johnson Metea Valley
Monday March 16 2020: Perform at Jazz Showcase
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Sunday April 26 2020: Spring concert at 4:00pm
Performance at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Ct., Crystal Lake 60014. Google maps link here
2:30pm Warm-up with Victor Garcia
Monday March 2, 9, and 23rd: March Musical Madness! - Bring a friend to sit in with the Band Month
YJED Band members - don't forget to invite a playing friend who might want to play in YJED next year (2020-2021). They'll sit in with the band in rehearsal and get to see from the inside what YJED is all about!. Details on home page.
Tuesday April 14 2020: Perform at Fulton St. Collective
1821 W. Hubbard St,. 3rd floor, Chicago IL. (between Ashland and Damen, Google Maps link here)
7:30pm Warm-up (and soundcheck)
8:00 - 8:45pm Perform
9:00pm Listen to Joel Baer Big Band
Specific date(s) and location(s) to come
Monday October 21 2019: First rehearsal/parent meeting
First rehearsal 6:30-8:00p, parent meeting 8:00p
Sunday November 17 2019: Perform at Fitzgerald's
5:15pm - 5:50pm Performance
6:00pm - 7:00pm Listen to Bill O'Connell's band
Pants, long sleeve shirt, socks and shoes are all dress black, "cubby" blue tie or scarf.
Only beverages sold, can bring in food from local
Sunday January 12 2020: EE Recording session
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday January 19 2020: Winter concert at 4:00pm
Performance in Thulin Auditorium - Thompson Hall at Judson University. 1151 N State St. (Rt 31), Elgin IL 60123 (Link to map)
Every Monday: Rehearsal 6:30-8:30p
Monroe Middle School, Wheaton IL.
Through April 2020
NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, remaining March rehearsals are cancelled.
The next scheduled rehearsal is currently planned for April 6.
However that may be subject to change depending on decisions made the state government or the Monroe Middle School.
Please look in this space or for emails from Mr Blazek for any updates.