Robinson Schools

Photo Gallery

 If you have any photos from this school year, feel free to e-mail them to Mr. Jansen, and they may get added to this year's photo gallery.

2018-2019 Pictures

2017-2018 Pictures

2012-2013 Pictures

2011-2012 Pictures

Picures from years past.





Educational Sites

Metronome Online

ILMEA - Illinois Music Educators Association

In Tune

Stanton's Music Listening Lab - Great Site With Many Recordings

Vic Firth - Education Portion of Site is Great

Percussive Arts Society

Music Equipment and Dealers

Cascio Interstate Music

Woodwind Brasswind

Musician's Friend

J.W. Pepper - This site has many recordings as well to listen to pieces we are preparing.

Marching Links-  New and Used marching uniforms and equipment.  Thank you for helping us sell our uniforms that were retired in 2017 and purchased in the 90's

Instrument Reccomendations


It is vital to a student's success in band to have a quality instrument in good playing condition. Below I have listed several trusted companies for the various instruments. I would strongly encourage parents to contact me before considering an instrument purchase other that any of those listed below. In my opinion, a used instrument from one of these brands is better than an instrument from an unreliable company. Many instruments from these unreliable companies are truly inferior and most local repair shops will not repair these instruments because 1) they cannont get replacement parts for these instruments or 2) they believe that as soon as they fix the problem another problem will immediately arrise and their customer will be angry at them because their instrument was just in the shop. I have seen many students with instruments that they say they bought off of Ebay. Unfortunately, I have seen these students have many problems with their instruments that are often difficult to have fixed. I urge you to use great caution if you consider making a purchase from Ebay.

Below are the brands for each instrument that are considered to be quality instruments for students to use. If you have any questions regarding any purchase, feel free to contact Mr. Jansen. If you are considering purchasing an instrument from a different company, please contact Mr. Jansen before making that purchase.

Flutes: Armstrong, Yamaha, Selmer, Pearl, Emerson, Gemeinhardt, Artley, DeFord

Clarinets: Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha

Saxes: Selmer, Yamaha, Blessing

Trumpets: Bach, Getzen, Holton, Yamaha

Trombone, Yamaha, Jupiter, Besson, King, Getzen

Euphonium/Tuba: Jupiter, Yamaha, Getzen

Percussion: Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig, Premier


 2019-2020 Tentative Calendar

Optional events are underlined

Aug. 12-15-Band Camp from 5:00-8:00 (7th and 8th graders)

Mon. Sept. 2 Palestine Labor Day Parade 7th & 8th only-morning/early afternoon

Sat. Sept. 14 Newton Fall Festival Parade 7th & 8th only-morning/early afternoon

Sat. Oct. 5 Robinson Fall Festival Parade (ALL)-afternoon

Mon. Oct. 14  ILMEA auditions at Effingham High school (7th/8th optional)-morning/early


Sat. Oct. 26 Oblong Fall Follies Parade (ALL)-late afternoon/night

Mon. Nov. 4 ILMEA District V Jazz Festival at EIU (students selected from Oct. 14
auditions)-all day/evening concert

Sat. Nov. 23  ILMEA District V Festival at EIU (students selected from Oct. 14 auditions)-all
day/evening concert

Tue. Dec. 17  NMS Holiday Concert-6:30 (call-time approx. 6:00)

Thurs. March 5 Music in Our Schools Month Concert at RHS-6:30 7th and 8th Grade only 

Sat. Mar./Apr. ??? IESA solo & ensemble contest-morning/afternoon at ????

Thurs. Apr. 30 NMS Spring Concert 6:30 (call time approx. 6:00)

Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 


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