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Solo & Ensemble Contest

February 25, 2017

The following contains all of the final information needed for the upcoming Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Lake Zurich MS North. Parents and performers, please read through all of the information together so you both know what to expect on the day of contest.


Every year, 7th & 8th grade students participate in Solo & Ensemble Contest. 6th Grade students are encouraged to participate as well. Students may perform a solo or as part of a small ensemble, typically consisting of 2 to 5 players. Students perform in front of a judge and receive scores based on various categories. Medals may be awarded based on score.


Parking may be limited. Please arrive early to allow time to find open parking spacing. Carpooling is also strongly encouraged.

There will be a shuttle service provided for those who cannot find parking on site. If there are no spaces available, please proceed to Alpine Chapel (23153 W Miller Rd, Lake Zurich). The last shuttle bus from MSN leaves at 4:30 PM.

There will be information tables throughout MSN to assist and help visitors find their way around the school.

The Building & Rooms

  • North Gym = String Warm-Up Area (report here first to check in with Mr. Broach/Mrs. Reitsma/Mr. Polomchak, tune, warm-up, get originals, etc.)
  • Rooms 19-24 = String Performance Rooms (8th Grade Hallway/Rooms)
    • Parents and family members are invited to attend the performances. 


Clothing for the day should be dressy. No jeans, sweats, or leggings. Dress/skirts, ties, etc. is appropriate. Please keep your dress up clothes on during your work shifts – simply put the BOC T-Shirt over the top.

Rules, Conduct, & Policies

Please remind students of proper conduct and behavior especially since we are hosting. Students should model respect for our building, contest signs, and all content within our school. It is also important that students remain quiet in the hallways outside of performance areas. Instruments should only be played in warm-up and performance rooms. A parent or adult should be with students at all times. All rules and regulations will follow in accordance with the Northern Illinois Music Conference Constitution and By-Laws.

Please do not bring outside food or beverages into the building. Food and beverages are available for purchase in the cafeteria from Buddy’s catering.


Student Volunteers

Student Jobs & Shifts (updated 2/23)

All students should check in at the MPR about 10 minutes before their shift begins.

  1. Check in with Volunteer Coordinator at MPR.
  2. Pick up Blue BOC T-Shirt. Wear during shift.
  3. Report to Job.


All parent volunteers should check in at the MPR about 10 minutes before their shift begins.

  1. Check in with Volunteer Coordinator at MPR.
  2. Create nametag.
  3. Report to Job.
    1. Check In with specific Job Coordinator.
    2. Instruct/oversee students on their responsibilities.


February 25, 2017
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Riley Broach


95 Hubbard Lane
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 United States
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