Announcements 5-31-13

STATE SOLOISTS — Congratulations to all LHS students who participated in the state solo & ensemble contest on Monday. Congrats to Paul Swenson, Robert Porter, Stuart Young, Keegan Peck and Ben Meyers on receiving a division 1 rating. Stuart Young and Keegan Peck received outstanding soloist of the day awards. This is a huge award. The judge picks one performer from the contest as the outstanding performer.

SPRING CONCERT UPDATE — The spring concert was a big success! Thank you to all who attended and a big thank you to the orchestra directors for letting us share the evening. Most CD’s have been delivered. The jazz CD’s will not be produced due to technical malfunctions at the recording of the concert. If you paid for a CD, contact Lang for a refund.

SUMMER BAND INFO – The students received summer band information last Friday. There is a detailed calendar with details regarding 4th of July and August band camp. There is also a commitment form that the students were instructed to fill out and turn in. A few kids still owe us the form. This form is important for us as we plan our fall marching activities. We need to know how many students per section so we can prepare music, instruments and marching show drill. I have attached another copy if the original didn’t make it home last week.

AUDITIONS FOR 2013-1014 — The students have completed their auditions for fall band. The directors are very proud of the students. They were very prepared and the competition is very stiff. The strength and depth of the band continues to grow. We are extremely excited about next year! For those students who are disappointed with the results, read the quote at the bottom of the email.

NEW MEMBER MARCHING CAMP — The new member marching camp will be Saturday June 8th. New members and the future leadership will be required to attend. We will teach basic marching, distribute school instruments, order summer uniforms and much more. ALL drumline members need to attend.

NEW TEXT PROGRAM — The band will be switching to the and FREE text program next fall. The LHS band will be using Remind101 for all band text updates. Instructions are attached to this email. Text updates will still also be sent via 90210 until mid-June.

THE WEEK AHEAD
* Wednesday 6/5 12:00pm Graduation Full Orchestra Rehearsal (lunch provided)
* Thursday 6/6 Last Day of School
* Saturday 6/8 8am-12pm New Member Marching Camp — Leadership must attend
* Sunday 6/9 3:45pm Meet at LHS for graduation (full orchestra only)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.” – Maltbie D. Matlock