Welcome to Mr. Shannon's Neighborhood!
This page is chock full of information for my students and their parents/guardians!
Please check it weekly for:
assignments - announcements - performance dates - and more!
Announcements week of 5/20/13
Irving, Hatch and Mann
Parents, if you haven't already, please sign the online permission form for the concert rehearsals here:
WAS AWESOME!!! We rocked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, busted some serious moves on the dance floor aboard the "Good Times III" as it cruised Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, performed at the Music in the Parks Festival and had a beautiful day at Cedar Point amusement park.
and district 97's own camp August 5 - 16:
For assignments: click on the "assignments" link at top left of page.
Performance dates: click on the "calendar" link at top left of page.
Mr. Shannon's Schedule
Julian: Monday through Friday, 11:00 - end of day
Hatch: Monday, 8:00 - 10:30
Irving: Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 - 10:30
Orchestra Supply List
Band Supply List
Music in Oak Park. Percussion students need a stick bag with snare sticks, bell and timpani mallets.
About Mr. Shannon
School year 2012-2013 marks my 13th year teaching in District 97 and my 23rd year of public school music teaching.
My education includes a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University, Chicago with a music education major and a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago with an emphasis in string pedagogy.
I have taught previously in South Berwyn district #100 and Mt. Prospect district #57.
I have had a concurrent 30 plus year career as a performer, mainly as a theater orchestra musician playing flutes, clarinets and saxophones. You may have heard me at the Chicago, Oriental (Ford Center), Shubert (Bank of America), Auditorium, Shakespeare, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Drury Lane, Lincolnshire or Candlelight Theaters playing for shows like Joseph, Phantom, Showboat, Chorus Line, Cats, Annie, Billy Elliott and many others. I have also played behind performers such as the Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Red Skelton and Michael Feinstein. Since dedicating myself to full time teaching 18 years ago I work occasionally as an orchestra substitute. Last spring I performed with the City Lights Orchestra at functions featuring Cardinal Francis George and former president Bill Clinton!
I played evenings and weekends for Annie at the Paramount Theater in Aurora over the holidays.
I was born in Oak Park and have lived here all but 2 years of my adult life after growing up in Carol Stream and Wheaton. I am married to Mrs Shannon who teaches orchestra and general music in District 97. We have 2 young boys, Corry 7 and Walter 5 and a Golden Retriever named Ginger. Last summer we moved into a house in Oak Park near Hatch school with my parents. We are all very excited!