IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATE 2-9-17
Hello Band Families,
Congratulations to the members of the LHS Jazz Band for a fantastic performance at the South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference last Friday. We’ve received numerous e-mails and comments from music teachers from throughout the state about how professional our students sounded and acted. The students had a full day of music, including attending a clinic session presented by our guest soloist, Wayne Bergeron. After lunch, the students attended a concert presented by the USC Wind Ensemble before getting ready for the performance. The students worked very diligently in preparing for this concert and really did a great job of representing LHS and our school district.
USC Band Clinic – February 9 – 12
Twelve LHS band members have been chosen to represent our school at the 2017 USC Band Clinic and Conductors Symposium. These students will audition for chair placement on Thursday afternoon, then spend the weekend in rehearsals with outstanding conductors from across the nation. During the clinic, the students will attend concerts by the USC ensembles and the Palmetto Concert Band. The clinic will conclude with a concert featuring the honor bands on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the Koger Center for the Arts. Students selected from LHS include Alex Ethridge, Akeem Dysard, Jack Hoog, Eric Bromberg, Hughes Wrighter, Jacob Espinoza, Erin Bedenbaugh, Julianna Keller, Tab Brown, Andrew Thomason, Michaela Daniels and Lizzy Jordan.
SCBDA Region 2 Honor Bands – February 24 – 25
Once again, LHS will host the Region 2 Honor Band Clinic on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. The clinic will involve over 400 middle and high school students and their directors from an area running from Anderson county to Aiken county. LHS will be represented by over twenty band members who will perform in one of two honor bands. The clinic will end with a concert featuring all of the honor bands at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 25 in LOPAC.
Auditions for 2017-18
All wind and percussion students are required to audition on Tuesday, February 28 for next year’s band and class assignments. The auditions will take place immediately after school, and portions of the audition will count as major summative grades for the second semester. These auditions are much earlier than normal, due to a request from the office of counseling and advisement. The earlier audition date will allow counselors to complete students’ class schedules much earlier than in the past. The auditions will consist of major scales, chromatic scale, solo (the same one as used for region and all-state auditions), tone, terms and sightreading.
Ok, still missing 12 uniforms plus outstanding shakos, ponchos, and garment bags!
Mary and Kristin will be in the uniform room one more time on Wed, Feb 15 during ILT, about 12:45.
- Bibs and jackets are to be dry cleaned at ZEBRA CLEANERS and returned in the cleaning plastic with receipt attached.
- White parts of the shako must be cleaned with a laundry spot remover and a wet rag.
- Please return labeled garment bags, labeled shako boxes, and ponchos as well.
- Call/text Mary Salois if you have an issue (803)920-0450.
- Your immediate attention to this important matter is appreciated!
From the Treasurer:
Just a reminder – don’t forget to continue paying on your Fair Share accounts. I know a lot of you are waiting on Fall points which are still being processed, but if you can make even a small payment now that will help a lot. The Booster Club relies on these incoming payments to help us meet our Spring financial obligations which includes prepayments for next year’s show.
As always, I thank you for your support.
Your student should have received the coffee fundraiser info at school .
Now, you can start sharing the info with your coffee-loving family, friends and co-workers!
According to statisticbrain.com, there are 100 million daily coffee drinkers in the U.S., so hopefully this is a good fundraiser for us!