Upcoming Dates Upcoming NCHS Bands, Spirits and BBA events. Click on links to volunteer or for more information. 2019 MARCH 3/18 NCHS Wind Symphony – Exchange Concert   7 pm Wentz Hall ($5 admission) 3/19 Marching Redhawks contracts due 3/20 – 3/27  NCHS Bands and Orchestras European Concert Tour Vienna, AustriaPraque, Czech Republic 3/24 Winter Guard @ Cincinnati WGI Regional 3/31 Winter Guard @ Midwest Circuit Laporte, IN APRIL 4/4-6  Winter Guard @ WGI Worlds, Dayton OH 4/5-6  NCHS Drum Show 4/9 2019 Marching Percussion CHOPS session 4 – 6-9 PM Band Room 4/11 NCHS BBA Meeting NCHS Band Room 7:00 PM 4/16 NCHS Bands Auditions (A-Read More →


****ATTENTION European Band and Orchestra Travelers! Please complete below by 2/1/19**** Greetings World Travelers! It is ESSENTIAL that, by the end of this week (by 2/1/19) at the VERY latest, you log into your IPS account and enter your PASSPORT INFORMATION! If you carry a passport from any other issuing authority than the United States Department of State, you must inform Tom ( as soon as possible. Any questions, please call the office and ask to speak to Tom or Ryan. If you have already taken this action, kindly disregard this message! Organization: Naperville Central High School Group name: Band & Orchestra Destination: Vienna &Read More →

The Naperville Central High School Band Boosters Association is excited to announce a new advertising opportunity. The flyer available on the website provides details of this unique opportunity to promote your business and support some of the Naperville’s most accomplished high school musicians.  Click here for more information! If you have any questions whatsoever upon your review of the material, do not hesitate to contact Paul DeKruiff at 312-371-3125.  

Attention NCHS Bands seniors planning to study Music Education in college! The director of the Naperville Municipal Band, Dr. Ronald Keller, invites high school seniors to apply for the Ronald Keller Music Scholarship.  The Ronald Keller Music Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to a Naperville area high school band student who plans to study music education.  Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply: Graduating Senior Naperville resident An active musician in a Naperville area high school band Music Education Major Deadlines Scholarship applications and essays are due on or before March 15, 2019. Recommendation letters are due on orRead More →

Marching Redhawks 2019 Marching Percussion ‘Chops’ Sessions and Marching Percussion Auditions We’d like to remind everyone of our Marching Percussion Chops Sessions (dates below). We welcome all current 8th – 11th grade students interested in auditioning for the NCHS marching percussion section of the 2019 Marching Redhawks to join us. Students should bring a pair of snare drum sticks (marching snare sticks preferred) and a practice pad (if you’ve got one). Enter door 29! Marching Percussion CHOPS Sessions (remaining sessions) Marching Percussion Auditions Where: NCHS Band Room (Rm. 83) Where: NCHS Band Room (Rm. 83) Time: 6 – 9 PM Time: 4 – 9 PM (online auditionRead More →

Handy Reminder Page for ALL 2019 Marching Redhawks (Students and Parents) 2018 Marching Redhawks season video – thank you to Steve Pohovey! Upcoming 2019 Dates and Volunteer Opportunities  (please share this page!) 2019 Marching Redhawks Drumline: “Chop Sessions” – Preparation for Auditions and Fall Marching Band:  April 9 [6 – 9PM] 2019 Marching Redhawks Percussion Auditions:  April 30,  NCHS Band Room  [4 – 9 PM, audition times sign-up TBA] Questions?  email March 19- Marching Band Contracts are due for the 2019 Season Production of “Cloud 9” Please turn in marching band contracts and registration fee by 3/19/19 to NCHS Band Office (drop off orRead More →

All Jazz Bands: 3/15 Jazz Cafe.  Dinner Reservations due 2/25/19.  CD orders due 3/15/19 (for $25 rate). JSO: 2/7  5:45pm – The Patio, Aurora IL (Fox Valley Mall) 2/26 La Quinta de los Reyes in Aurora, Opening for the  Pete Ellman Big Band 3/15  Jazz Cafe.  Dinner Reservations due 2/25/19.  CD orders due 3/15/19 (for $25 rate). 3/16 Naperville Jazz Festival – NVHS 2018-19 JSO Schedule Link European Tour – Jazz Band

The NCHS Redhawk Club (formerly the Boosters) has made some changes and we are really excited to share how you can support our Band Booster Association. Concessions for all sports are now being run by the Redhawk Club at all of our home games for all 3 seasons. The Redhawk Club will pay our BBA $25 for every hour that you volunteer. You will see on the Sign Up Genius site, date, sport to work and how many people are needed. Events don’t have to be manned by just the BBA, it can be covered by the BBA or any sport, you just need to sign up for theRead More →

The NCHS Marching Redhawks Need Adult Truck Drivers for the Fall Marching Competitions!! We need drivers for 16 -26’ box trucks and the truck (F250 size) that pulls the 32’ Marching Redhawks trailer.  3-4 drivers are needed for each competition this season.  A CDL is not needed but D203 must approve all drivers.  Please contact Mrs P  ( if interested in being an approved driver.  She will need a copy of your valid driver’s license to begin the process.  You can email her with the copy of your driver’s license if interested.  Thanks to all for considering.