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LES/LMS Band Spring Concert/Events Update

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 11:30 AM

LES/LMS Spring Concert Update


The Spring Concert will be at LHS on Monday, May 18th. Report times are as follows:


Stage Setup Crew at 6:15 PM


Beginning Band at 6:40 PM


Concert Band at 7:00 PM


Chamber Ensemble at 7:20 PM


When you arrive at LHS you will report to the band room. It is important that you are in the band room with your instrument out ready to warm up no later than the report time. This is not the time you should show up, or worse, leave the house. The concert starts at 7:00 PM. The order of the concert will be 6th grade choir, beginning band, 7th grade choir, Concert Band, 8th grade choir and chamber ensemble. It would be wonderful if you could stay around to hear other groups perform.


The dress for the concert is the music department t-shirt, dark (black or dark gray) pants or skirts. Please wear dark socks and dark shoes. Ladies, you may wear sandals or other types of “dressy” shoes.


All students who plan to participate in marching band next year need to attend our spring rehearsals. All percussionist will have rehearsals on 4/29, 5/6 and 5/13 at LHS from 3:30-6:00 PM. The whole marching band will rehearse on Tuesday, May 19th from 3:00-5:00 and Thursday, May 21st from 3:00-5:00 PM. It is important for us to get together to play through the music and establish summer contacts with people in your section. I would also like to do some marching at these rehearsals so please come with the proper footwear and water!


Chamber Ensemble only!!! The chamber ensemble will be participating in the OMEA middle school large group contest. This is the first time I have ever taken a middle school group to OMEA contest. I am very excited about this ensemble and the opportunity for us to be adjudicated! The contest will be during the school day on either Thursday, May 14th or Friday, May 15th. The contest will be held at Capital University. The dress for the performance will be the LMS band t-shirts and black pants with black shoes and socks. Ladies may wear dressy sandals. Please wear your uniform to school the date of the contest as we will leave early in the school day and will not have time to change. You will need to either pack your lunch or bring around $10 to go out to eat. We will not be at school for lunch.


Other important dates before the end of the school year:


*Monday, May 4th- Marching Band Parent meeting in LHS auditorium at 6:30 PM. Anyone planning to participate in marching band should attend this meeting!


*Tuesday, May 19th-Board meeting recognition for any band student who participated in solo and ensemble and/or an honor band this year. Please meet outside room 311 in LHS at 6:45 PM. (This is in the front of the building.) We should be done around 7:15 PM. Dress nice for the occasion :)


*Monday, May 25th –Memorial Day. If you were in marching band last year you may attend this event, however it is not mandatory for LMS students. Report to the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 9:15 AM. We will perform at the cemetery across the street at 10:00 AM and then immediately go to the courthouse. You will need your own transportation to the courthouse. You should not stop at McDonald’s or anywhere else between the two events. Eat breakfast before you come and bring plenty of water. We will wear our summer uniform red polos, pants and black marching shoes. You may wear sunglasses.


This has been an outstanding year and I am excited to see how much we can learn next year!!!!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Fugate


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