The following students made the KC Metro #3 All-District Orchestra. Congrats!
Allison Tsay (10) – Chair 1
Emily Swaters (9) – Chair 18
Lauren Gaunt (12) – Chair 1
Mia Cousin (12) – Chair 13
Katie Valentine (11) – Chair 15
Kathryn Hilger (11) – Chair 4
Kaitlyn York (12) – Chair 5
Olivia Chapman (11) – Chair 6
Travis Taylor (10) – Chair 15
Ethan Payne (10) – Chair 10
Quinn Mosier (10) – Chair 4
Charles Pagan (12) – Chair 5
Scotty Smith (11) – Chair 3
Sydney Loethen (12) – Chair 6
Marli Griffith (9) – Chair 11
Sierra Hegarty (10) – Chair 2
Rylie Buehrig (12) – Chair 7
Alli Lawson (11) – Chair11
Trevor Glauz (12) – Chair 4
Madeline Hanley (11) – Chair 5
The Concert and Symphony Orchestras kicked the school year off with an outstanding performance at the Ice Cream Social and now we have the opportunity to hear them play in the Performing Arts Center. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.
Call time for the Concert Orchestra is set for 6pm and call time for the Symphony Orchestra is set for 6:55pm. Orchestra students should report on time in concert dress ready to deliver an amazing performance.
I hope to see everyone at the concert!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered or supplied a cake for the ice cream social. All of the groups did an outstanding job and have really made great progress in a short amount of time!
Please make sure to put the All-District Band and Orchestra auditions on your calendar. The auditions will be held at Staley High School this year on Saturday, November 3rd. The cost to audition is $10, which is due by October 12th. If your student is interested in earning a music letter, it is required to audition for the All-District Band (making the band is not required to letter). You can go to https://missouribandmasters.org/missouri-all-state-band for information regarding the audition.
The annual LSW Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday, September 11th. This is a great evening where each of the groups showcases pieces that they have been working on since the beginning of the school year.
We will need lots of volunteers to make the evening a success. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve food as well as donate dessert items to be served during the social.
Please go out to Charms and sign up to volunteer for this fun-filled evening!
Go to www.charmsoffice.com
Select Enter in the upper right-hand corner and then select Parents/Students/Members
Enter school code: lswhsmusic
Click on the Calendar button
Click on the hand icon on Sept 11th to volunteer t o bring a dessert and to work a shift
All orchestras from received straight 1 ratings during the state music festival yesterday. The Concert Orchestra received straight 1 ratings for the first time in the history of LSWHS.
Wednesday, the Concert Band received a 2 rating and the percussion ensemble earned a 1 rating.
Great job so far!
Thanks to the hard work of the students and also the help of the many parent volunteers who help keep contest running smoothly.
Wednesday, March 28
3:00pm Concert Band
4:15pm Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 29
11:45am Concert Orchestra
1:00pm Symphony Strings
2:15pm Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 30
3:00pm Symphonic Band
Saturday, March 31
9:45am Women’s Choir
11:16am Una Voce
1:30pm Men’s Choir
3:01pm Concert Choir
The Lee’s Summit West Music Department announced the preliminary details of their planned trip for 2013. The orchestra, band, and concert choir will be traveling to New York to perform at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall!
Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) announced today that the music department at Lee’s Summit West High School has been invited to perform on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will be at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Kirt Mosier, Orchestra Director, Clifton Thurmond, Director of Bands, Amy Krinke, Director of Choral Activities, will each conduct these fine student ensembles in a feature performance.
A message from Rick Chapman, Music Parents President:
January has been a busy month and the rest of the year will have many upcoming events and activities.
** Missouri Music Educators Association Conference was held at TanTarA Resort from January 25 to 28.
Our Una Voce Chamber Choir and our Symphonic Band performed in a packed house on Friday, January 27. Both performances brought the house down. The groups performed beyond expectations. AND they were the talk of the conference.
We thank Mrs. Krinke, Mr. Thurmond, and Mr. Harrel for the preparations of the groups.
A special thank you goes to Mark Hereford and Gene Cook for driving the equipment truck on Thursday night and returning on Friday night. On their return, just east of Osage Beach, the truck experienced a breakdown. After getting it repaired, they returned to the school around 9:00 Friday night.
Enjoy the following selections from the LSW Orchestra’s from last night’s concert (right-click to download):
Carol of the Drums
Christmas Eve in Sarajevo
We Wish You a Merry Christmas