State Solo/Ensemble forms due!
All State Solo and Ensemble forms are due to Mr. Mitchell by Monday, February 23rd. Fee per person per entry is $15. State S/E Festival MPA is March 30, 31 and April 1st. Make sure that you contact your accompanist to secure his/her time and date you wish to perform.
2014-15 LMH S Leadership
Flute: Mallory Adams
Clarinet: Joel Ramierz
Saxophones: Joey Orr
Trumpets: Samiha Nazrul
F Horn: Ian Gile
Trombones: Kyle Lambdin
Euphoniums: Zach Trimble
Tubas: Rick McLoughlin
Percussion: Randy Seidler
Color Guard Leadership
Alexis Leonard -Captain
Flag Line Officer
Claudia Ochoa, Shonnice Brown
LMHS JazzRAMS STRAIGHT SUPERIORS!
On February 26 at 8:45pm, the LMHS JazzRAMS took the stage at University High School in Orange City and performed their MPA program. They wowed the judges and people in the audience. Mr. Mitchell said it was the best comments and Jazz Sheets that he has ever received. Great job JazzRAMS! YOU ALL ROCK! After the performance, Mr. Mitchell took the kids to Cici's Pizza!
Calendar for February and March
Each Tuesday and Thursday are full band rehearsals for both our bands. Since these classes do not meet all together during the day, they are necessary for preparation for our MPA performances. These rehearsals are MANDATORY and are graded. Please check the "THIS WEEK IN LMHS BAND" for specifics.
February 14th our award winning color guard competed against some of the best guards in the central Florida area. The Varsity Guard came in 2nd and the JV Guard improved their score by about 10% with an 8th place win. Way to go team!
NEW DATE FOR JAZZ MPA
Because of issues with scheduling of a record 18 high school jazz bands and many of our outstanding seniors going on college tours plus some conflicts with sports, we have been granted permission to perform on February 26 at University High School--Orange City. We have one week before the event and are excited to get to participate in the MPA Jazz process. Hope to see you there.
FEBRUARY 26th-JAZZ MPA at University High School, Orange City. Performance time is at 8:45pm. We will be meeting at University HS at 7:30pm. Hope you all can come and show your support!
FEBRUARY 24th-PRE MPA Concert in the LMHS Nilsen/Pattishall Auditorium. Concert will feature the LMHS Chorus beginning at 6pm with the Symphonic Band performing at 6:40pm and Wind Ensemble at 7:30pm . We will have judges there to make comments that will help us prepare for our upcoming MPA.
MARCH 5th-CONCERT MPA at Lyman High School. Both Bands performance date is March 5th (Thursday)
We will MEET at Lyman at 6:30pm
Please bring Uniforms Back!
We still have 12 uniforms still out. If you have not had them dry-cleaned, still bring them back. We need to complete our inventory. If they are not returned this week, the full cost of the uniform will be charged to your account. Thank you for your understanding!
Congratulations to our Honor Band Members
Congratulations to our 9 outstanding students for an terrific performance at the 2015 Seminole County Honor Band Concert. With only 2 1/2 days of preparation the High School Honor Band played flawlessly. It was an amazing concert! Again, WAY TO GO!
Ian Gile-French Horn
Shelby Quick, Kiaunti Shuler
Alissa Hyvonen, Kasea Turner
Colleen McCaffrey, Katie Burgett
TIffany Farah, Sarah Crabtree
Alyssa Lupori Sophomore Lieutenant
Are you and your family a member of the LMHS PTA? If not, why not?
LMHS PTSA is working on helping our band program this year with the new RAM TOWER project. The more we do for them, the more they can possibly do for us. Please let's try to get 100% band membership!
PTSA is the largest child advocacy association in the nation. They have a powerful voice and have passed 30 legislative bills in Florida benefiting our children, for example:
Scroll down to membership and you may do it online (50 cent fee) or print out a form and hand it to the office.
This Week in LMHS Band:
Tuesday-PRE MPA Both bands
call time is 6pm. Dress is ALL BLACK
Free and open to the public
Performance begins at 6:40pm with Symphonic Band
Wednesday-Test Pass-offs Thursday-Symphonic Band until 4pm
Friday-No after school
Congratulations to our Outstanding Solo and Ensemble Performances
Congratulations to our outstanding band students who participated in the District 6 Florida Bandmasters Association Solo/Ensemble Assessment. The judges were wowed by their performances and had many great comments for them to prepare for state MPA.
Superior ratings were earned by:
Mallory Adams, Ian Gile (2), Lily Rubio, Nate Averitt, Arthur Barnes, Lucas Bass, Nicholas Berghane, Jonathan DeStefano (2), Talon Edwards, Luke Jones (2), Alek Krajewski, Keegan Maer (2), Josh Scott, Randy Seidler (2), Kyle Signer (2), Brandon Townsley (2), Aleah King, Mason Bernstein, Eric Baker, Nick Barrios (2), Johana Stetkarova, Desiree Joseph, Daniel Price, Dylan Price, Samiha Nazrul (2), Bradley Whitman, Carlie Michaelis, Anecia Inbornone, Emily Kipp, Connor Pfeiffer (2), Kevin Solla, Sam Stack and Joel Ramirez.
Excellent ratings were earned by:
Amalia Klim, Daniel Price, Kaitlin Withers, Kyle Signer, Anna Gagliardi, and Frances Hoffen.
I am very proud of each of these wonderful band students. Again, Congratulations!
PTSA Gives to the LMHS BAND
I would like to thank the Lake Mary PTSA and its president Deb Sisco for making a donation to our tower project at our faculty meeting on Wednesday, January 28th. Our PTSA at Lake Mary is one of the most supportive of any groups that I have ever been associated with in my 31 years as a PTSA member. As I sat in the audience and the PTSA leaders came to the podium, they made the announcement that they were giving to the arts. Each of the arts areas (Marionettes/Dance, Chorus, Drama and Art department) received a donation and when I was called up to the podium, I was given a check for $2000. I was shocked and humbled at their generosity. Please thank our PTSA for believing that we are an important part of Lake Mary High School. Below is a link to become a member of the our PTSA as well. It is only $7, and will make a huge difference having a supportive parent base as well.
ALL Discount Cards money PAST-DUE
We began selling
the "PRIDE OF LAKE MARY" discount cards before Christmas. Cards are good for a year and are only $10. Students selling the cards will profit the following:
1-10 cards 50%
11-20 cards 60%
21+ cards 70%
This is a great opportunity to have the kids put money in their accounts to help with band fees and other band related functions.
These cards were made with your kids in mind. Where do they go after a rehearsal or concert...check out below!
Money was due on January 21st.
McDonalds-Free like Sandwich
4th Street Bar and Grill-$5 off $25 purchase
Burger Fi-15% off total bill
Gators-$5 off $25 purchase
Dalli's-$5 off $25 purchase
Bagel King $3.99 Bagel & Egg Sand & Drink
Ale House-10% off Total food
Friendly Confines-15% off total
Joe's Crabshack-Free Appetizer w/2 entrees
Wing Zone-15% off total bill
Taco Bell-Free Drink with $2 purchase
Arbys-Free Roast Beef with purchase of reg Roast Beef
Firehouse Subs-Free Med Drink with Purchase of a sub
Charley's-Free sub with purchase of equal or greater sub
Graffiti Junction-10% off total food
Giovanni's-10% off total food purchase
Flippers Pizzeria-$5 off any 14" or 16" pizza
Menchies-15% off total
Jersey Mike's Subs-Free Chips/Drink with Reg or Giant Sub
Leo's-$1 off any large item
Briana Marie Rosado