It's finally here, the end of the school year is upon us. As we reflect back on the school year we're filled with a great sense of accomplishment over how well each individual member of the bands have improved throughout. We're very grateful to the community for the passage of Issue 12 which ensures that the teaching team we've had in the band department remains intact so that we are able to continue to work for the betterment of our band program as a three member team. So we have much to be thankful for. We're thankful for the students, for their hard work, parents for your support, and to our own families for all of the love and support they show the three of us. Our band booster organization and band parents do so much for all of the bands, we couldn't be a successful program without our boosters!
Incoming 6th Graders: If you have no turned in a signed band contract, please do so ASAP. We cannot schedule you for the band until we have a contract in hand.
General Reminders: Summer is a great time to get your instrument cleaned and serviced so that it is ready to go for the beginning of next school year. To keep playing over the summer we encourage the students to pursue private lessons. We will be passing out a letter with the names of area private teachers. Please consider taking lessons to ensure your student maintains and improves their abilities over the summer. Above all, please don't let those instruments sit in their cases all summer long! Not only will you not be "in shape" as a player come the beginning of the year, but you may find that you have sluggish keys or stuck valves/slides. We hope you are actively practicing this summer!
8th Graders Moving Onto High School: Watch for an important mailing with all of the information you'll need regarding the marching band schedule. We'll have music for you next week that you can be practicing over the summer, and your section leaders should be contacting you about having some summer practices before the official start of band. The first day of rehearsal is Monday July 22 at 8 a.m. sharp. We look forward to what should be another great marching season.
Thank you again for the wonderful support given to the LMS/LHS Bands this year. Despite this being a transitional year for us, we felt that it was a strong year and a sign of great things to come.