Newsletter (November 2017)

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 4 ILMEA Festival Optional Event. Wauconda HS. All Day. Read more information at the ILMEA Festival page.
Wednesday, Nov 15 U of I Orchestra Clinic Orchestra Field Trip to Niles West HS. 6th Grade Orchestra only. Perform with MSS.
Friday, Nov 17 The Viper & His Famous Orchestra The Viper (our composer in residence) will be performing with His Famous Orchestra (Mr. Broach on bass) and many student guest musicians! 7 PM.
Tuesday, Dec 19 Orchestra Concert Holiday / Pops Concert, 7 PM
Wednesday, Dec 20 BOC Assembly Orchestra, Band, and Choir performing for the annual BOC Assembly, 1:30 PM.

ILMEA Festival

Congratulations to Nathan (viola) and Grace (violin 2) for participating in the ILMEA Orchestra Festival! With over 300 students that auditioned and only about a third being accepted, they made it!

The festival will be held on Saturday, November 4 at Wauconda HS.

Read more and up to date information about the ILMEA Festival at the event page.

University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic

Performing on stage at the University of Illinois Orchestra Consortium 2016.

In just a couple weeks, the Intermezzo Orchestra will be taking the show on the road! Sixth grade students will be traveling to Niles West High School in Skokie, IL to perform for two esteemed professors as well as receive a post-performance rehearsal clinic. We will be performing two pieces from our Halloween concert as well as one brand new one. Our orchestra will be joining the MS-South Orchestra to form one giant orchestra of 60+ members!

Please return the field trip form to Mr. Broach by Wednesday, November 8. If you are interested in chaperoning, let Mr. Broach know at

Read more and up to date information about the University of Illinois Clinic at the event page.

The Viper & His Famous Orchestra

The Viper & His Famous Orchestra

On Friday, November 17 at 7 PM, The Viper & His Famous Orchestra will be performing “the kind of music your great-great-grandparents warned your great-grandparents about.”

We are excited to expand upon our Composer in Residence program by adding a pre-concert of The Viper where we will show off past collaborations as well as potential future pieces we can work on with current students.

The Viper will be joined by His Famous Orchestra: Mr. Broach on bass and a trombonist that goes by the name, “The Plumber” because he works with pipes. Also, joining the ranks of His Famous Orchestra will be many student special guests! If you have previously performed with The Viper, he’d love to have you perform with him at this concert!

  • 7th Graders are invited to join in on Just That Good
  • 8th Graders are invited to join in on Heartbreak for Beginners and/or The Monsters are Coming
  • 9th Graders are invited to join in on The Monsters are Coming and/or Hotzeplotz Calls
  • 10th Graders are invited to join in on Hotzeplotz Calls

Read more and up to date information about the at the event page.

BOC Assembly

The Orchestra, Band, and Choir will be performing for their friends and faculty at MSN on Tuesday, December 20 at the end of the school day. It’s a great opportunity for our wonderful musicians to show off their Madskillz and how much hard work they have done over the past few months.

Just to clarify, parents and family do not attend this event.