ILMEA District 6 Senior Orchestra Info

Belleville West Township H.S.
4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville

Make sure you know ALL of the music before the festival:  
Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) No. 2:  The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana  
Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz .

Please try to come to the following rehearsals so I can hear you and make sure you are ready:   
       Friday, November 2, 3:25 – 4:00
       Friday, November 9, 3:25 – 4:00
       Friday, November 16, 3:25 – 4:00

I will also be available most days before school at 8:00 a.m. 

The ILMEA festival fee is $20.00 and has been paid by ABOB this year.  

We will bus you to Belleville West H.S.  Arrive at AHS by 6:30 a.m. Bus leaves at 6:45.


  • Money for lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
  • Folding music stand
  • Pencil
  • Mutes (strings)
  • Extra strings if you have them.
  • Percussion equipment (Fletcher)

You are NEVER late to any rehearsal or the concert.   Being late will jeopardize your selection to All-State.   Absolutely no gum, food or drinks of any kind in the rehearsal or performance venues.  Only water. Your cell phone is turned off during all rehearsals and during the concert.  No texting of any kind. No matter what you see others do, you know the expectations for rehearsal and concert etiquette.

All school rules apply at all times.   We expect you to represent Alton High School and our community with outstanding manners, respect, and pride at all times.

Belleville West H.S. and ILMEA are not responsible for items lost, damaged or stolen.  Please leave valuables at home and keep a close eye on the personal items you do bring.

Concert Dress:  Your Symphonic Orchestra concert attire (dresses/tuxes)

Normal school clothes for rehearsal.

Senior Concert is 5:30 p.m. in the Varsity Gym at Belleville West H.S.

Students stay for the entire concert (orchestra, choir, and band)

There is a $5.00 concert admission for adults and children 13 and older.  Senior citizens and children 12 and under are free.

Parents are to take you home after the concert Saturday night.   Check with me before you leave so I know you’re with your parents and heading home safe and sound.