First of all, a huge Congratulations to all of the band students for a terrific show at the Area Festival! It was a fun evening and I think every group did a great job! I’m looking forward to seeing how we can prepare for our next concerts and then joining those superb high school groups!
Audition music is available for high school!
The Symphonic and Wind Ensembles at Lakewood are auditioned groups. I will have audition materials printed for students and it is also online here: http://www.lpac.info/placement-auditions.html
Students should prepare the excerpt for their instrument along with a chromatic scale.
I encourage every wind player (percussionists will enroll in the percussion class) to try out, even if they do not think they’ll make it in. It’s great experience and makes the next time around much easier.
Auditions take place at Lakewood on March 15th 4:00-6:00pm
Lakewood High School Empty Bowl Concert – Wednesday Feb. 17th @LHS
Shortly after spring break are the annual small ensemble concerts. Over the next month and a half, students will form different small groups to work on pieces to perform. A variety of genres and instrumentation will make the performances unique and fun to put together! More details to come.
With conferences are right around the corner, I would like to reiterate that signed practice cards are due at the beginning of each week and the theory/rhythm/essential questions that we do daily are turned in at the end of each week. It seems that most students are getting into this habit, but otherwise, students can see me for make-up work for the dailies and here are ways to make up those practice cards:
Have a musical evening!