Providence Catholic High School is located in New Lenox, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago.
We are a co-educational, college preparatory Augustinian high school located on a beautiful 75 acres. The students come from more than seventy elementary, middle and junior high schools within a thirty mile radius of the school.
A dedicated and caring faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity and love into all dimensions of student life. A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment. The band program at Providence Catholic consists of 40-50 students from many different schools.
Inspired by our Augustinian values of truth, unity, and love, the Providence Catholic High School family is a vibrant community of believers and learners, one in mind and heart on the way to God.
In our spirited pursuit of excellence as a college-preparatory school, we provide rigorous programs at all levels in academics, arts, and athletics, along with extensive extracurricular activities and opportunities.
In our authentic desire to witness the Gospel message of Jesus, we provide spiritual programs that foster and promote an enduring commitment to a life of faith, prayer, and service.
In a safe and supportive environment, our dedicated, talented, and highly qualified faculty and staff guide students to embrace individuality, challenge assumptions and grow in confidence and compassion.
We invite young men and women, along with their families, to join us in the blessing that is Providence, and in so doing, become something greater together.
There are many curricular and extra curricular offerings for band students at PCHS including Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Colorguard, Winterguard, Bagpipes Corps, and Chamber Groups and Ensembles. The band program is now in it's 16th year as a competitive program in the state of Illinois. We perform throughout the state at various contests, festivals, and events, and have traveled recently to places like St. Louis, Nashville, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando.
The material performed by the students is ability appropriate for each section of class. We offer Cadet Band (Freshmen and beginning students), Band (Intermediate HS Level), and Honors Band (Advanced HS Level) All sections include basic music theory, music history, modern music, and standard band repertoire. We strive to teach the whole student and encompass a variety of curricular lessons outlined by the 2014 NAfME National Music Standards.
"Jesus Christ is the reason for our school."
Frequently Asked Questions
"If my student is involved in athletics or another group outside of band, will that impact their grade in the class?"
We work very closely with every coach, moderator, supervisor, etc. across the school to help each student balance their respective schedules. In fact, during the 2022-2023 school year, we had every sport and several academic clubs represented in the band. As long as a healthy and cooperative balance is achieved, a student's grade will not be impacted.
"If my student is registered for Band as a class does that make them automatically a member of the marching band?"
Marching band is a part of the Band class curriculum, so yes, each student is automatically placed into that ensemble. Marching band runs from the late Summer weeks through late October.
"Are there summer commitments for band?"
Yes, marching band has a few weeks of summer camp dates leading into each school year. These dates are typically shared with members and their families around the time of Spring Break every year.
"Is attendance required for all events?"
Yes, unless otherwise stated, all events listed on the bands' calendar are required, including rehearsals and performances.
"Do guard members need to be enrolled in Band as a class?"
No, however, each incoming freshman that is enrolled in the Band class receives a gym waiver meaning they DO NOT need to participate in gym their freshmen year. This is due to the participation in Marching Band.
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