About NCHS Bands


The Normal Community High School band department is comitted to providing an exemplary musical experience for all students involved. Students are given a wide range of opportunities to grow through musical experiences and learn important life skills. These include the jazz band, four concert band ensembles, and the "Marching Ironmen" marching band that performs at football games.

Band Info

Normal Marching Band 


For information on the Normal Marching Band just go to their website: 


Contact Us:

Mr. Lance Meadows

Director of Bands

Office Ph.: (309) 336-6161

E-Mail: meadowld@myunit5.org






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We need your help!

NCHS BANDS needs support reaching our goal of $2,500.00 for the CO-VOIDED Unit 5 Music Parent's Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser (un-raiser).


The Annual Spaghetti Supper is a Unit 5 Music Department fundraiser, sponsored by the McLean County Unit 5 Music Parents Association. This is an annual event that allows for families to financially support the music programs by purchasing tickets for a spaghetti meal and enjoy the talents of their children in a musical performance.  Even though Covid-19 has eliminated our ability to hold the annual Spaghetti Supper in person, due to current pandemic restrictions, it cannot stop our love for music and desire to financially support the music programs. 


Instead of selling a product or asking for volunteers, U5MP is simply asking for your generous financial donation for these important programs. Many programs have large financial short-falls due to cancelled fundraising events because of the pandemic. The best part of this year's fundraiser is that 100% of your donation will go directly to support the Unit 5 music programs and Unit 5 Music Parents Association this year!


All donations made to U5MP are deductible charitable donations and you will receive a receipt for your donation.  


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Thank you!

Dates to put on your calendar

See the NMB calendar for the summer calendar information.

Where should we dine out at this week?

Watch this space for the dates and places that you can dine at and help NCHS Bands!

April 3rd Workshop

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know about my upcoming zoom workshop on Saturday, April 3rd from 9am-1pm CT. 

I will be taking a deep-dive into practicing intervals, arpeggios, shapes and much more, as well as HOW to integrate all of this into your improvising. 

Cost of the workshop is just $60 and you can sign up by clicking HERE

Thanks and hope to see you, 

Contact us...

Normal Community High School

3900 East Raab Road

Normal, IL 61761


Phone: (309) 557-4401



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