A note from Mr. Hile regarding the incredible achievement of MCHS Symphonic Band:

Through a competitive audition process the McHenry HS Symphonic Band is one of sixteen bands from across the country to be invited to perform on the featured stage of the 2020 National Concert Band Festival. No bands from McHenry County have ever performed at this festival. Performing at the National Concert Band Festival is equivalent to a high school athletic team competing at a national level. This is a great achievement for the McHenry band program, and it is a prestigious honor for the McHenry community to be represented and recognized at a national level. Performing at the National Concert Band Festival is a large financial undertaking and requires significant fundraising in order to allow all of the fifty-five students in Symphonic Band to participate. Many of our students require financial support and we are currently trying to raise at least $15,000 to provide adequate financial support for our students. Thank you for your help in making this event a reality for our students and families! 

Spencer K Hile

Band Director

McHenry Community High School

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