Welcome to the website of the William Fremd High School Band program from Palatine, Illinois. The Fremd Bands consist of 220 students enrolled in four curricular bands and numerous extra-curricular ensembles. Accolades for the Fremd Bands include being selected four times to perform at the University of Illinois "SuperState Concert Band Festival", performances at the ILMEA All-State Conference (Wind Symphony & Jazz Ensemble), and numerous awards for the Viking Marching Band. The Fremd Bands are under the direction of Matthew Moore, J.T. Teichert, and Griffin Lober.
Eighth Grader Symphonic Winds Auditions - May 2020
- Information Letter and Requirements
- Instrument Etudes
- ILMEA Junior Scale Page
- *Please see below if you have questions about the Viking Marching Band 2020 Summer/Fall Season!
Viking Marching Band 2020 Registration and Zoom Clinic Information
- VMB Registration Update (April 30th) - All registration materials have been delayed at this time. The Band Directors are currently looking into options regarding the VMB summer plans and August Band Camp. We will update students and parents in 1-2 weeks once we have more information. This information will be included in our registration video presentation and online registration paperwork. Thank you for your patience.
*Please note that all VMB online clinics will be recorded and posted on this website for prospective eighth grade students/parents.
- Eighth Grade parents please complete this short survey
- Eighth Grade students and parents - Summer/Fall information file
- VMB "First Time Marcher" Clinic Video - Woodwinds/Brass
- Current Fremd students and parents - Summer/Fall information file
- Percussionists and parents - All Drumline/Front Ensemble audition music and clinic/audition schedule
- Percussionists - Drumline Audition "mark time" video demonstration
- Eighth Grade Percussionists - Click on this link for an instructional audition video from Mr. Lober based on the recent clinics
- Eighth Grade Percussionists - Audition Folder to submit videos link for students interested in Drumline or Front Ensemble
- Fall 2020 Tentative VMB Season Calendar (all students/parents)
Other Fremd Bands Information
Fremd Bands - 2019-2020 Calendar
Fremd Music Department - 2019-2020 Concerts and Events
Private Lesson Instructors - 2019-2020
The Fremd Band program has a long tradition of excellence through music education and band performances