The Hank and Arlene Wintczak Memorial Internship

The Fox Valley Concert Band is pleased to announce the Hank & Arlene Wintczak Memorial Internships in memory of FVCB founding members and section leaders, Hank & Arlene Wintczak.


  • Up to two internships will be awarded in each time period: September-December, January-May, May-August.
  • Each internship award will be a maximum of $400.
  • Award monies are to be used for private music lessons or summer music camp expenses.
  • Winners will rehearse and perform with the Fox Valley Concert Band during the time period of the internship.  They may also be required to fulfill other minor administrative roles with the band.
  • Winners may be included as featured soloists on concerts.
  • Awards may be renewable for additional time periods.
  • Eligibility criteria must be met to receive the award.


  • Preferred applicant will be participating in a high school music program in Illinois (We may consider a mature student in junior high/middle school).
  • Applicant must have the consent of their band director, parent and private teacher to apply.
  • Applicant must have a high level of musicianship and musical maturity.
  • Applicant must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances during the time period of the internship.
  • Applicant must audition on the date announced for the time period.

Audition Dates 2018:  Tuesdays, May 15 (for May-September), September 11 (for September-December)

  • 7:00 pm in the Geneva High School band room (door 23E).
  • Approximately 10 minutes in length and will include this year’s ILMEA senior scale sheet and other material that you prepare. The scale sheets can be downloaded from Please bring a copy of the scales for the appropriate instrument.
  • Will be administered by the Music Director of the Fox Valley Concert Band, Dr. Colin Holman
  • Following the audition the applicant will participate in the weekly rehearsal from 7:30-9:30pm.


About the Fox Valley Concert Band:

We are a 75-piece non-profit concert band performing since 1982. We offer our concerts to the public free of charge The Fox Valley Concert Band is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and the St. Charles Cultural Commission as well as many corporate and private sponsors. More information about the FVCB can be obtained on our website:

Rehearsals and Scheduled Concerts:

Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm in Geneva High School band room.
2018 Performances: visit for concert details.

  • Tuesday, June 19 @ 7:30pm – The Holmstad, Batavia, IL
  • Friday, June 29 @ 7:30pm – Greenfields of Geneva, Geneva, IL
  • Tuesday, July 10 @ 7:30pm – Windsor Park, Carol Stream, IL
  • Additional concerts may be added.

Please do NOT apply for this internship if you know there are conflicts (e.g., school concerts, family vacations) with these dates in the time period for which you are auditioning. By signing your application, your school music director and parent/guardian acknowledge that they do not know of such conflicts.

The Hank & Arlene Wintczak Memorial Internships are awarded solely on the basis of the applicants’ demonstrated musical abilities and availability. No consideration is given to any other factor, such as an applicants’s sex, race, national origin, religion, disabilities or economic circumstances. An applicants’ age is only relevant insofar as the internship awards are limited to specific high school class levels.