Music Department Calendar 2011-12
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Annual Music Theater Production:
Annual Music Festivals:
Eastern Senior District Festival
Eastern Junior District Festival
Allstate Music Festival
MICCA Large Group Festival
Berklee High School Jazz Festival
2007-08 Instrumental Handbook
Excused Absence Request
Friends of Music
Pics from 2005 Improvisation Master Class with Jeff Coffin from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
L-S Music Pics
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Past Music Groups
Get involved in instrumental music at L-S!
The Instrumental Music Department consists of a wide variety of musical ensembles and opportunities that provide valuable musical instruction and experiences that will last a lifetime. Catch the Spirit of Music at L-S!
Click on the menu buttons above or on the links to the left for more info about specific groups, classes and festivals.
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Jazz Combo Auditions 2012-13
Audition materials for Jazz Combos are available in the band room. Some of the audition materials are also posted below. The auditions will follow the format of the MMEA Eastern Senior District Jazz Auditions. Auditions will be the week of Sept.10-14. Sign ups will be posted in the music hallway.
Combo Audition General Information
Schedule Info Sheet Fill out and bring to audition
Play along for "Bird Blues" from Jim Snidero's Jazz Conception
Bb Tuning Note, A Tuning Note, Guitar, Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Piano, Drums Trumpet, Trombone
(Guitar and trombones have tenor sax for play along- cds missing!)
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L-S Instrumental Music Info Nov. 2009
Symphonic and Concert Jazz Ensembles performed for the MLK project's annual Senior Citizen's Thanksgiving Dinner on Wed. Nov. 25th, 2009. The groups were joined by special guest trumpeter, Lloyd Grandprey.
Grants Awarded in 2008-09
SERF Grant: The Purchase of Caribe Congas for use in instrumental music groups, songwriting class, and student clubs.
Sudbury Cultural Council: Funding of 2009 Jazz Concert with the Worcester Jazz Orchestra. Students received instrumental technique and improvisation master classes.
Lincoln Cultural Council: Funding of Admission price for a Boston Symphony Orchestra's High School Open Rehearsal Event.
Grants Awarded in 2007-08
Many thanks to SERF, L-S Friends of Music, and the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation for supporting the L-S Music Program by funding instrument and equipment purchases!
The Sudbury Educational Resource Fund (SERF) has awarded the L-S Music Dept. with two grants in 2008.
SERF Grant #1: A Portable Digital Piano and Amplifier for use by L-S groups for community performances and festival appearances. The Select Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and Concert Choir have used this equipment in Spring 2008 performances.
SERF Grant #2: A Guitar Synthesizer and Amplifier for use by students in songwriting, guitar, jazz, and concert band classes. Students will connect this device to a midi guitar to enter musical data into a computer program. They can call up a variety of sounds similar to a keyboard synthesizer, for example, it was used to perform a bassoon part for Concert Band at the May 12th 2008 Concert.
In 2008 L-S Friends of Music donated funds for a midi guitar and left handed acoustic electric guitar for use by the Songwriting, Guitar, Jazz, and Concert Band classes.
The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation funded guitar and bass instrument and equipment purchases for use by Songwriting, Guitar, Jazz, and Concert Band classes.
Concert Band in the M.I.C.C.A. Clinic Room 2008
Senior Bassist Alex Muri and Concertmaster Sarah Park with the Orchestra's Silver Award M.I.C.C.A.2008
Go to L-S Friends of Music for Pictures from the Boston Brass Performance at L-S! 12/1/2007 More info. on the Internationally acclaimed Boston Brass Quintet FEATURING L-S ALUM ANDREW HITZ, TUBA ! Bostonbrass.com
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything."
NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND EVENTS
Congrats to students selected for 2012 Junior District Music Festival more info
Congrats to record # students selected for 2012 All State Music Festival more info
Congrats to record # of students selected for 2012 Senior Districts more info
A big Thank You to jazz students who participated in the Lincoln and Sudbury 4th of July Parades!
Congrats to 2010 Berklee HS Jazz Fest Participants!
Congratulations to all of the members of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Concert Jazz Ensemble, Select Jazz Combo, and Jazz Warriors Combo for their excellent performances at the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival held on Sat. March 13. Participating groups in the festival numbered over 200, with approximately 3000 students participating in the festival.
In addition the following students were given Judges Choice Awards for their solos and overall performances with the following groups: Jeremy Bernstein; Guitar - Select Jazz Combo and Concert Jazz Ensemble, Dan Gordan; Electric Bass- Jazz Warriors Combo, Chris Nifong; Guitar - Concert Jazz Ensemble, and Will Sawyer; Tenor - Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Additionally for his performance in the Select Jazz Combo Jeremy Bernstein also received an Outstanding Soloist Award from the Level 1 Combo Category.
The music department is proud to announce that four of our students have been accepted into the 2010 All-State Music Festival:
Cassie Chin, Trumpet (Junior)
James Jhun, Trumpet (Sophomore)
Ori Ravid, Chorus (bass) (Sophomore)
Will Sawyer, Chorus (tenor) (Senior)
Congrats go out to all of the students who auditioned. They competed against the very best music students in MA.
MMEA All-State Music Festival Groups performed at Boston's Symphony Hall March 20, 2010.
We are VERY proud of them! Tom Grandprey and Jamie Kirsch
L-S hosted the 2010 M.M.E.A. Eastern District Junior Festival held on March 5th and 6th. Thanks to all of the Students and Parents that Helped to make it a fantastic festival!
Members of the L-S Music program traveled to Symphony Hall on Oct. 29, 2009 to see Lorin Maazel conduct the BSO in a rehearsal of Beethoven's 6th Symphony. Thanks go out to the Lincoln-Cultural Council who provided funding for the L-S students to attend. "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
Barrage performed at L-S on March 1st 2009, L-S Orchestra and Choral Students performed with them! Visit the Orchestra Homepage for links to recordings, pictures, and videos.
Jeff Coffin (Saxophone- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Dave Matthews Band) visted L-S for a 2nd time in October '08 and peformed a master class for instrumental music students. Thanks to French Music for sponsoring this outstanding experience. Pics @ L-S Music Pics ..... 2005 Pics
M.I.C.C.A. Concert Festival
Concert Band and Orchestra performed at the M.I.C.C.A. Concert Festival on Friday April 4th 2008@ Hopkinton High School. Concert Band earned a Bronze Award, and Orchestra earned a Silver Award.
Orchestra and Concert Band both received Bronze Awards at the March 31st 2007 M.I.C.C.A. Concert Festival.
2008-09 MMEA Junior District Honor Group Participants
Anderson Koenig Jazz Trombone, First Chair
Nate Gyory Band Trumpet, First Part
2008-09 MMEA Senior District Honor Group Participants
Cassie Chin Band Trumpet Grade 10
James Jhun Band Trumpet Grade 9
Graham Hotchkiss Orchestra Cello Grade 11
Andrew Tsai Orchestra Violin Grade 12
2007-08 MMEA Junior District Honor Group Participant
Thomas Hunt Cello
2007-08 MMEA Senior District Honor Group Participants
Cassie Chin Band Trumpet Grade 9 *
Scott Ehrmann Band Trumpet 12 *
Matt Gleason Band Trumpet 10
Matt Johnson Band Trombone 10
Ian Engler Orchestra French Horn 12
Prescott Blackler Trombone 12 * Jazz Band Graham Hotchkiss Orchestra Cello 10
Alex Muri Orchestra String Bass 12
Andrew Tsai Orchestra Violin 11 *
*All State Audition Recommendation
2006-2007 MMEA Junior District Honor Ensemble Participants
Matt Gleason Trumpet, David Sackstein Viola, Ryan Tsang, Viola
2006-2007 MMEA Senior District Honor Ensemble Participants
Allie McLellan Violin '07 Maya Bloom Viola '07 Katie Palmer Trumpet '07 Alex Muri String Bass '08 Will Marshall Clarinet '08 Ian Engler FHorn '08
2006- 2007 MMEA All State Orchestra Participant
Maya Bloom Viola '07