Spring Trip & Mattress Palooza

In case you missed the meeting on Thursday, here is some important information about the Spring Trip & Mattress Palooza!

Spring Trip – April 20th – 23rd

Each Spring the LHHS Band will travel for a performance.   For three years of a student’s four years in high school, the band travels to Corpus Christi for the South Coast Music Festival.   Every fourth year, the band travels out of state to perform.  Past locations have included Hawaii and Disney World.

In order to attend as band member must:

  • Be a member of Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, or Winterguard.
  • Be an eligible member in good standing for Fall and Spring semesters (meaning: all fall band fees paid in full).
  • Have all trip fees must be paid in full.

Details:

  • Corpus Christi dates – April 20th to April 23rd
  • Will be staying at the Island House Condos
  • Cost is $375 per person (covers RT bus, 3 nts. lodging, & contest fees)
    • 1st payment of $125 is due 1/19
    • 2nd payment of $125 due 2/16 
    • 3rd payment of $125 due 3/23

Send your trip deposit in by Friday, 1/19 with the registration form to the band safe in an envelope marked with your student’s name and Corpus Trip written on the envelope.  You can also pay via Charms with a credit card. Be sure to mark in the notes that it is for the Spring Corpus trip.

  • Need lots of chaperones (adults) – consider joining us on a fun trip!

FYI – regular band fees (from when you registered in August), need to be paid in full before you start payments for the spring trip.

MATTRESS PALOOZA IS ON February 3rd and we need all of you to make it a success!

We need everyone to help us promote the event!  The success of this relies entirely on us getting the word out about it.  In 2017,  the event raised $9000 to support the Lake Highlands cluster bands – the highest amount raised by any RISD school.

Please do the following 3 things.  It will only take a few minutes of your time:

 1.  Text a copy of the linked flyer to all your friends and family with following message: 

 “ Lake Highlands Bands need your help.  Mattress Sale February 3rd.  Great beds, better prices.  If you need a mattress, call me and I will explain the details.”

 2.  Please JOIN our Facebook event and INVITE your friends!!!! https://bit.ly/Beds4LakeHighlands 

3. Share the attached flyer via email / social media.

Check out this YouTube video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus

Jazz Band Ensemble – starts on 1/17

The Lake Highlands High School Jazz Ensemble (formerly known as Jazz II) is beginning again TOMORROW, 1/17, after school!

We’ll meet from 4:30-5:30 in the old orchestra room attached to the band hall.

All instruments are welcome to come and learn in a low-stress environment.

You will learn how to:
-Play with jazz style!
-Improvise and learn melodies by ear!
-Play music in a “big band” format!

We’ll have two performances throughout the semester in conjunction with the LHHS Jazz Orchestra and LHJH Jazz Band:

Evening of Jazz- March 29th at LHHS
Jazz Under the Stars- May 3rd at LHHS Football Field

If you play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, bass, guitar, piano, or drumset, we would ESPECIALLY love to have you!

LHABC Board Meeting

The LHABC Board meeting is on Tuesday night @ 6PM in the Orchestra room.

We will be talking about nominating committee, so we need as many folks as possible there.  We want to have some great suggestions of who might be a good fit for different positions.
If you have anything that you need time for at the meeting, could please reach our to Jennifer Newman.

Director Announcement – Jan 7th

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break. Below are important updates as we get moving in the Spring semester – there is a LOT going on in the LH Band Hall!

Band Sectionals begin THIS WEEK. All Band Sectionals are on the calendar . Morning sectionals begin at 7:30am and afternoon sectionals begin at 4:30pm. ALL sectionals are for a grade and students are expected to be prepared and in attendance each week on time with all necessary materials (just like Marching Band rehearsals). Each band’s sectional schedule was custom-created by the director using the information students provided us about potential conflicts. On the calendar, WE is Wind Ensemble (1st period – Chavis), SB is Symphonic Band (2nd period – Rees) and CB is Concert Band (3rd period – Singleton). Each student has only one sectional per week. If there are any questions/concerns about the schedule, please  contact your director.

MANY of our Wildcat Band students have been working hard on the school’s musical “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by Mr. Rees. We hope you can come see the show Thursday-Sunday, February 25-28th. More details to come! Musical students: Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming rehearsals – especially with the shortened school week next week!

Our MANDATORY Spring Trip meeting for both parents and students is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Band Hall. We will have coffee and desserts – see you there!

Good luck to Sophia Shin, Andrew Srun, Caroline Ferguson and Connor Daryani as they audition on Saturday at Area for a chance to win a seat in the Texas All-State Bands & Orchestras!

Have a great week,

 
Levi Chavis
Director of Bands
Fine Arts Coordinator
Lake Highlands High School
Office: (469) 593-1057
http://www.lhabc.org

Mattress Palooza!! Feb 3rd

Our Mattress Fundraiser for the Lake Highlands   Area Band Club is about 1 month away, on Saturday , February 3rd !

Important mandatory information meeting on January 11th at 6:30PM in the band hall.

We need everyone to help us promote the event!  The success of this relies entirely on us getting the word out about it.

Please do the following 3 things.  It will only take a few minutes of your time:

 1.  Text a copy of the linked flyer to all your friends and family with following message: 

 “ Lake Highlands Bands need your help.  Mattress Sale February 3rd.  Great beds, better prices.  If you need a mattress, call me and I will explain the details.”

 2.  Please JOIN our Facebook event and INVITE your friends!!!! https://bit.ly/Beds4LakeHighlands 

3. Share the attached flyer via email / social media.

Check out this YouTube video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus