Band Starts 8/19/2019!

118 Jazz Ensemble getting a clinic from

Dr. Perry Rask at Millikin University.

Beginning Band


As a 4th grade student, your child finally has the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them, Be Part of the Band! Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in music and Belleville District 118 band is the place to do it.

Bandapalooza Update

A big thank you to all of the families and students that came out to Bandapalooza. It was a wonderful night filled with much excitement as students took the first step in their musical journey.

Currently we have 84 new band students enrolled for beginning band! 

Check back here for frequent updates

Renting An Instrument

Still Interested in Joining Band? Missed Bandapalooza?

No Worries! You can still join Band!

Please follow the instructions below to have your child join band.

  1. Go to, click on rentals, type in your zip code and begin the rental process to acquire an instrument

  2. Email Mr. Escatel (Douglas, Henry Raab, Jefferson, Union) or Dr. Curtright (Abe Lincoln, Franklin, Roosevelt, Westhaven) with the following:

    1. Your child’s first and last name

    2. Home school

    3. Homeroom Teacher

    4. What instrument they chose/rented

  3. Head over to the district 118 band webpage ( and register for Charms

  4. Pay your band fees by October 3

  5. BAM! Be part of the band.

Any questions? Feel free to email Mr. Escatel at or Dr. Curtright at

Click below to start your rental process!

Important Documents


Please be sure to pay your band fees by October 3rd! Fees can be paid in cash, check, money order, or online at Please make checks payable to 118 Music Club. 

Please be sure to turn in the last page of your band handbook. This page gives us permission to bus your student to various band rehearsals and functions. Another handbook will be provided for reference when band starts.