Vocal Jazz Singers

Junior Band


Sponsored by McKendree University Bands
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
McKendree University

4:30-5:00 p.m. - Registration in the Hett Center Lobby
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Individual Instrument Clinic Sessions
6:00-6:15 p.m. - Audition Tips (for all students)


coolidge jr high school ilmea audition clinic

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Coolidge Jr. High School
3231 Nameoki Rd.

Granite City, IL 62040

Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4BItIQFoGYhU0NiJ9ITcGj645IxAL592RHcGvM_is9YUmBw/viewform




Auditions: Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day)- Location Mascoutah High School

Festival: Saturday, November 17- $20.00 Festival Fee.


When Available: Register your school with the ILMEA state office: www.ilmea.org scroll down and select 2017-18 Participating School Form. Fill out and submit the annual registration fee per school. ILMEA is open to all public, private and home school students in grades 6-12.

Students must sign up for auditions through a school.

If selected to participate in the ILMEA District 6 Festival, students are to attend all rehearsals and the concert.

If a student is auditioning for more than one ensemble, if selected, he/she will be placed in the ensemble that they have selected as first preference.

ILMEA Junior Scale Sheets

Junior Band Etude Listing (66.4 KB)

Be sure to use the most up to date 2018-19 Required Etudes listing (cycle 3). 


Conductor: Dr. Jennifer Moder (jamoder@mckendree.edu)

Jennifer A. Moder attended the University of Illinois where she graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Music Education in 2001. After beginning her teaching career as the director of bands at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, IL, she earned a Master of Music Education degree from Illinois State University in 2010.

While working on this degree, Moder taught applied trombone and the history of American music at Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL. Moder earned the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education and Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in May, 2013. In addition to teaching music education and research classes at UMKC, Moder also taught music appreciation at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Dr. Moder is currently the assistant professor of music education and director of the concert band and wind ensemble at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL. She teaches music education courses and music fundamentals, supervises student teachers, and coaches two brass quintets. Her research areas focus on non-music major participation in college bands, instrument selection, gender bias, and recruitment and retention of trombone players. She currently resides in Lebanon, IL with her dog Wiggles.

Festival repetoire

Shaker Variants, Del Borgo
Mountain Thyme, Hazo
Children of the Shrine, Swearingen



Band Division Rep
Greg Allen
(618) 363-0817

Junior Band Chair
Mark Donahue

Junior Band Co-chair
Chuck Noud


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