ISU String Project

Hello! I am the Director of the ISU String Project, an after-school music program for string students in the community!

We offer a beginning strings class for students in 3rd and 4th grade (no prior musical instruction necessary); we also offer intermediate-level classes for string students who are taking orchestra at school but want additional performance opportunities.

String Project Flyer half sheet 2018

Thank you for considering! We have a lot of Unit 5 students in String Project already!

Adriana R.

Dr. Adriana LaRosa Ransom
Associate Professor of Cello
Director, ISU String Project and Community School for the Arts
Illinois State University

Checks: Who to address them to…

As we are entering this new school year we want to remind all of the Unit 5 Parents and Music Directors that any checks made out to your school’s band, choir or orchestra need to be made out to:
Unit 5 Music Parents
and NOT to the specific school or music department.

Dine to Donate for Normal Marching Band at Flat Top Grill – Sept. 26, 2018


NMB-PostJoin Flat Top Grill in supporting the Normal Marching Band in continuing their rich tradition of excellence in representing our schools and community. For more information on how to get involved, donate, or to see their performances go to

Show this flyer to your server (printed or on your smart phone) and
Flat Top Grill will donate 15% of food sales to the Normal Marching Band. HECK you can just say “Hey, I’m here for the Normal Marching Band’s Dine to Donate Fundraiser” and that will do just fine too! This offer applies to DINE IN and CARRY OUT on the WHOLE day Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM. (offer does not apply to any orders that are delivered).

307 Veteran’s Parkway
Normal, IL 61761

Wednesday Sept 26th
11am to 9:30pm


Dine to Donate for PJHS Jr. High Bands

Please enjoy dinner out on Wednesday, April 18 at Portillo’s. If you eat at Portillo’s on Wednesday, April 18 between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00OPM, 20% of your total bill will be donated back to the PJHS Band Program. You will need to present either a paper flyer or a digital copy of the flyer on your phone when you order.

PDF Flyer to Print or Download