2021-2022 York "Dukes" Marching Band


Hi everyone,

This is an invitation to be part of a York Community Cleanup Fundraising event. The funds generated from this event will be directed into the General Fund Account for our York Music Booster Account. The funds will be used to help supplement music lessons and provide for other musical enrichment opportunities for York Music Students. (This fundraiser is not for individual escrow accounts). 


Here's a description of the fundraiser:

  1. On Saturday, Oct. 22nd  from 10 a.m. to 1:00, interested York Band Students will be invited to be part of a Community Cleanup Event
  2. Students will need to bring their own gloves and dress appropriately for collecting trash
  3. Bags will be provided for trash collection
  4. Students will meet at the main parking lot at York High School at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22nd
  5. Groups of students will be sent to several public spaces in Elmhurst to pick up garbage and recyclables from those areas
  6. Mr. Pavlik will deliver groups of students to specific cleanup areas and back to York via a Dist. 205 bus
  7. Pickup trucks will collect filled bags and deliver them to appropriate trash and recycling receptacles
  8. I'm including a Donation Link that can be sent to family and friends to allow them to donate for the work that will be provided on Oct. 22nd
  9. If you'd like more information about the York Music Booster organization, here's a link to the website
  10. Pizza will be provided for all participants after the fundraising event in the York parking lot at 1:15.

If you'd like to participate, simply fill out this Google Form and reserve 3 hours of your time from 10:00 to 1:00 on Saturday, Oct. 22nd


Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Mr. Pavlik

2022-2023 Performance Schedule

Fri. Aug 26th Marching Band Performance/Home Football Game

Fri. Sept. 9th Marching Band Performance/Home Football Game (Senior Night)

Fri. Sept. 16th Marching Band Performance/Homecoming

Wed. Sept. 21st Collage Concert (York Field House) Call in the band room at 6:30 p.m. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. (Dress: look nice/slacks, dress shirt, dress shoes, etc) *THIS CONCERT START TIME HAS BEEN UPDATED – IT WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED WITH A 7:00 P.M. START.*

Fri. Sept. 30th Marching Band Performance/Home Football Game

Mon. Oct. 3rd ILMEA Audition Videos Due to Mr. Pavlik 

Fri. Oct. 14th Marching Band Performance/Home Football Game

Sat. Nov. 12th ILMEA Jazz Festival (at York)

Sat. Nov. 19th ILMEA Band/Choir/Orchestra Festival at Elmhurst University

Thur. Dec. 8th Holiday Band Concert (Call in the band room at 6:15 for yearbook pictures) (Dress: formal all black) Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the York Auditorium

Jan. 9-13th The Grammy Award Winning Percussion Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion Residency Program at York High School

Fri. Jan. 13th, Third Coast Percussion Concert in the York Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25-28th ILMEA State Music Festival in Peoria

Tue. Feb. 7th Winter Jazz Concert 7:30 p.m. (location to be announced)

Thur. Feb. 23rd Winter Band Concert (Call in the band room at 6:45 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. performance in the York Auditorium

Sat. March 4th St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mon. March 13th Band Solo Festival at York 

Thur. April 20th Spring Jazz Concert 7:30 p.m. performance (location to be announced)

Tue. May 2nd Cadet and Concert Band Concert (Call in the band room at 6:45 p.m.) Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the York Auditorium

Thur. May 4th Symphonic Band Concert (Call in the band room at 6:45 p.m.) Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the York Auditorium

Sun. May 21st Graduation

Mon. May 29th Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade



York Formal Concert Dress Requirements


Above image courtesy of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.