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Fitting Nights

Polar Notes

Polar Notes is the events blog for the St. Charles North High School Friends of Music.

Fitting Nights

andy montgomery

Hello Everyone!!

We hope summer has been wonderful and relaxing!  It’s time to start thinking about Band Camp and Concert Wear fittings for the upcoming season and fitting days will be upon us very soon.

Below is the information about band camp and concert wear fittings.  Please consider helping out at least one night to help with concert wear fittings or with marching band fittings. Thank you so much in advance for all your help!!

Download the Music Attire Order Form here.

The upcoming Marching Band and Concert Wear Fitting Days will be :

August 11 - 14th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm and
August 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  
(Fittings during Marching Band Camp will be August 11 - 14 AND August 20). 

We will be fitting the kids for their marching band uniforms and concert wear by grade and section during the fitting days.  Students not in marching band who need concert wear fitted may attend any evening during the fitting days to order and pay for their concert wear.

During Band Camp we measure and fit all of the kids for their St Charles North Concert Wear (Boys and Girls) which includes Concert Dress for all music programs (Band, Choir, Orchestra) except Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz (Attire will be addressed later with directors).  

The attire for concerts is as follows:

Girls -    Black concert gown (fit and purchase at fitting days) —$60.00
              Black closed toe shoes (purchase on own)

              Black hose (purchase on own)

Boys -   Black Tux Pants (fit and purchase at fitting days) — $30
              Black Tux Jacket (fit and purchase at fitting days) — $58
              White Tux Shirt (fit and purchase at fitting days) — $17
              Black Socks (purchase on own)
              Tuxedo Buttons — $5
              Bow Tie — $5

**Alterations are the responsibility of the students.

Marching Band Uniform fitting is also performed at this time. The Marching Band kids will need the following items which we hope to provide during fitting days:

Shoes (fit and purchase at fitting days) — $25
 — $  3
 — $15 * price estimated
 — $20 * price estimated

We also have flip folders, single pages and lyres for sale from Quinlan and Fabish during fitting days for those who need these items for marching band.  Prices are usually less at this venue than purchasing on your own at a local music store.

We do have a limited amount of gently used concert wear available and will sell these items at a considerable discount on a first come, first serve basis.  Checks for these items are made out separately to Friends of Music.

Wondering how you can help?  What can you do?  We are also looking for volunteers to help on August 11, 12, 13, 14 and August 20th (if final fitting day is needed) during band camp and would like to know if you are available to help one of or several of the days?  If you are not available can you send in snacks, food and water for the volunteers who will be coming over right after work and not have a chance to eat dinner?  Here is the list of areas where we need help:

Concert Wear - helping with processing the kids, marking down selected items ordered

Fittings & Sewing - help w/uniform fitting.  Can you sew?  It's really just tacking a hem...WE REALLY NEED YOU HERE!!

Rain Coats - Help size, and number the rain coats

Hats - Help size and number the hats

Check-in - handing out forms, having kids completely fill them out and keeping track of who has been through the area to be fitted

Checkout/Data Entry – checking out kids who are finished with their fittings, administrative work, excel work

Shoe Sizing - new students need marching band shoes.  Students who have grown need to replace their marching band shoes

Spirit Wear Table - selling spirit wear for 2014/2015

Volunteers Table - explain volunteer opportunity to parents and recruit new volunteers to help at Friends of Music events (worksheets are supplied for volunteers to sign up)

Food Donations – Can’t be there due to other obligations?  Send in snacks, food, and water for the volunteers who have come from work to the fitting days.  Thanks!

Water – help distribute water during half time and help clean up stands.


Marching Band and Concert Wear Fitting Days and Times:

Monday, 8/11 — 6:30-9:30 pm (with volunteers arriving at 6:00-ish) 

Tuesday, 8/12 — 6:30-9:30 pm (with volunteers arriving at 6:00 -ish) 

Wed, 8/13
 — 6:30-9:30 pm (with volunteers arriving at 6:00-ish) 

Thurs, 8/14
 — 6:30-9:30 pm (with volunteers arriving at 6:00-ish)  

Wed, 8/20 — 6-9 pm (back up night if we need another day to complete the fittings)  

Please respond to Kim Devine – at and let us know the following:

-Yes, I can help, pick your date(s) and give me the time(s) and area(s) you can work.

-Yes I can help, pick your date(s) and give me the time(s) and area(s) you can work - and I forwarded this onto someone who may be interested in helping - and feel free to cc Kim on the forward.

-No, I can't help but I can send food with my student for the volunteers.

-No, I can't help but I would like to be involved in other ways, please e-mail Kim at

Thank you again for considering helping during the fitting nights and we hope to hear from you all this fall!

Go North Stars!

Best regards, 

Cathy Schwanebeck             
Kim Devine