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CPS Jazz Groups to perform at Chicago Jazz Festival


Chicago Community Trust – Roof Top Jazz
(at the Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace, Millennium Park)

11:30 – 12:00  Lenart and Harold Washington Elementary  School Jazz Combos
12:15 – 12:45  Jones College Prep Jazz Combo
1:00 – 1:30     Whitney Young Magnet High School Jazz Combo
2:00 – 2:40     Curie High School Jazz Ensemble
2:55 – 3:35     Pritzker College Prep Jazz Ensemble
3:50 – 4:30     Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble

All performing groups received SUPERIOR ratings at the CPS Jazz Festival this year, and the stage is supported by the Chicago Community Trust and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

Come out this Labor Day weekend to support our CPS musicians!

FREE Summer Band Camp

Summer Band 2016 – Flyer

Concert Band students entering 4th – 9th Grade…

If you have at least 1 year playing experience, please join us at Schurz High School this summer for the first ever CPS Summer Band Camp.  The camp is FREE to students, and we can even provide an instrument for you.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
9am – 11am
Starting Tues July 5th
Ending Wed August 3rd


For more information, please contact
Mr. Anderson at (773) 534-3450 or twanderson [at] cps [dot] edu

Yo-Yo Ma and Civic Orchestra coming to Schurz High School


A day-long festival of music and arts education advocacy. Musicians will visit arts classrooms and host an assembly during the school day and then all are welcome to an Evening Concert taking place at 7:00pm. The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, conducted by Erina Yashima, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s third Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice will present a free concert for Schurz students, staff, families and community members.

MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550, BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, an arrangement of the “Ode to Joy” theme from BEETHOVEN’s 9th Symphony

Congratulations to Saucedo Academy Concert Band!!

The Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Concert Band made history this year!!

The Saucedo Concert Band received a Division I Rating at the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District VII Organizational Band Competition on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  They were invited to advance to the Northern State Division Organizational Band Competition on Friday, April 22, 2016, in which they received the coveted title of Honor Status, the highest award given by IGSMA.

Out of 134 bands, orchestras and choirs that performed throughout this past Friday and Saturday, the Saucedo Concert Band was one of only 5 concert bands to be awarded this title of Honor Status.

This is a historic occasion.  In the 77-year history of IGSMA, Saucedo Academy is the first Chicago Public School to participate in both the district and state level competitions.  It is now the first Chicago Public School to receive both a Division I rating at the IGSMA District Level, as well as Honor Status at the State Level.

The Department of Arts Education would like to recognize director Carlos Ayento, as well as the Saucedo students and community, for this prestigious honor.

Visit http://www.saucedoband.org/ for upcoming performances, videos, and more.


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