Jazz Class Offered

Hello, LH Band!
At the end of last semester, it did not seem likely that jazz band would be offered as a class during the school day during the 21-22 school year, and it also seemed likely that LH’s wonderful jazz director, Luke Wingfield, would not be returning. I am THRILLED to announce that Mr. Wingfield is on board to return for the 21-22 school year and we have the ability to offer jazz band as a class! The jazz class will be offered 8th period. To help us know if there will be sufficient enrollment to proceed with this plan, please reply to this email to let us know if you are interested.Also, know that we also will offer a 2nd jazz band that is outside of school only if you have an interest in playing in this genre but are not able to take the class.  

Thanks, everyone, and please let me know if we can assist with anything.
Reagan Brumley- Fine Arts Coordinator/Director of Bands Lake Highlands High School.

Reagan Brumley

Director of Bands

Fine Arts Coordinator

Lake Highlands High School

Office: (469) 593-1057

Audition Week – Dec 9

Weekly Schedule

Thank you all for your support at last week’s concerts. We are SO proud of how well the bands performed and felt LOTS of holiday spirit and appreciation from all of you in attendance!

If you performed in the Richardson parade and did NOT return your uniform on Saturday, it must be brought back first thing tomorrow morning.

On Saturday, over 100 LH Band students auditioned for the TMEA All-Region Bands! If you have not turned in your $13 Region fee (payable to LHABC) please do so immediately! All payments go to the safe right inside the Band Hall door.

Monday – Phase 2 Region auditions @ Berkner HS

Congratulations to the following students who advanced to Phase 2:

Flute:

Valerie McNamara

Mallory Lowe

Olivia Fawkes

Allie Stevens

Theonie Ho

Oboe:
Caroline Ferguson

Clarinet:
Bennett Limbaga

Landon Hyder

Caden Chase

Alto Sax:
Jaeden Quilca

Leanne Yancey

Tenor Sax:
Trent Fantini

Bari Sax:
Avery Angus

Bassoon:
Grace Moon

Bass Clarinet:
Sergio Castro

Daniel Sandoval

Trumpet:
Paxton Smith

Carter Durand

Lucas Alvarado

Jackson Polston

Lexi Cooper

Horn:
Garrett Woodbury

Gracie Butler

Dexter Sullivan

Jackson Reed

Carson Iltis

Tiyah Braxton

Trombone:
Mac Dishman

Porter Newman

Tuba:
Jack Johnson

Ronald Wanja

Percussion:
Christina Lopez

Ben Howard

You MUST be at Berkner HS at 5 pm for your sign-in time tomorrow! We will send an email out asking your 7th period teacher to excuse you at 3:45 pm to make your way to Berkner. Make sure you plan ahead to eat something beforehand, also. If you advance to Area, please be prepared to pay a $5 audition fee to TMEA tomorrow night.

Orchestral instruments (Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Bassoon/Trumpet/Horn/Trombone/Tuba/Percussion):

Tuesday

Band Placement Auditions begin in classes

Musical Rehearsal – 7:15-8:30 am

3rd period Percussion Ensemble – 7:30-8:30 am

Jazz Ensemble – 4:30-5:30 pm

Jazz Orchestra members: We are in need of Trumpet and Trombone players for this rehearsal who would also perform on Friday’s concert! Please come if you can!

Wednesday

Band Placement Auditions continue in classes

1st period Percussion Ensemble – 7:30-8:30 am

Thursday

Band Placement Auditions completed in classes

Musical Rehearsal – 7:15-8:30 am

1st period Percussion Ensemble – 7:30-8:30 am

Friday

Percussion Orchestra – Keyboards only – 7:30-8:30 am

JAZZ Winter Concert – 6:30pm in the H-building Gym

Come celebrate with the Jazz Bands of FMJH, LHJH and LHHS plus see our newlywed director Mr. Wingfield!

Mattress Fundraiser – February 1!

Please share the flier below with everyone you know and check out this cool video about the Mattress Fundraiser!

YOUTUBE LINK

Here is the link to our Facebook event, where we will post about our products, payment options, and other event information: FACEBOOK LINK

Click “GOING”! “INVITE” your friends! “SHARE” our posts!

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Jazz Under the Stars!

Don’t miss Jazz Under the Stars on May 3rd!

Food Trucks will be open at 6PM and the concert will start at 7PM. The concert will feature the LHJH Jazz Band, The LHHS Jazz Ensemble and the LHHS Jazz Orchestra.

2.  Sign up and send desserts for our dessert bar to help support the Jazz program. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba4a72aa7f94-jazz

Enjoy great music, tasty food, and fellowship on the field. Everyone is welcome!

 

April & May Events

There are a lot of fun things happening during April that we don’t want you to miss out on. Be sure to check out the table below with all the dates and events happening in April & some dates in May to mark on your calendar as well.

The spring trip to Corpus Christi is almost here.  There will be a MANDATORY meeting on April 10th at 8PM for those going on the Spring Trip. The trip is Friday, April 20th through Monday, April 23rd.  We will be giving out the itinerary/schedule and other information about the trip at this meeting.  If you have not registered for or completed your payments for the trip, please get in touch with Mr. Chavis (levi.chavis@risd.org) to make plans to do so.

APRIL

4/3 RISD Jazz Fest at Berkner from 7-9PM

LHJH performs at 7pm & LHHS at 7:30PM (please be there by 7PM to cheer on LHJH)

4/4 Drumline Audition Camp
4/7 NTCA Varsity Championships at Flowermound HS for Winterguard
4/7 PROM
4/9 Leadership 101 4:30-6:30PM
4/10 Leadership 101 4:30-6:30PM
4/10 LHABC Board Meeting 6PM
4/10 LHABC General Meeting 7PM (all band parents welcome)
4/10 MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting 8PM for all parents attending trip
4/17 UIL Concert & Sight Reading @ Richardson HS (times TBA)
4/18 UIL Concert & Sight Reading @ Richardson HS (times TBA)
4/18 Community Wide Mtg. in Auditorium from 6:30-7:30PM regarding the new Multi Purpose facility and additional building improvements, etc.
4/19 UIL Concert & Sight Reading @ Richardson HS (times TBA)
4/19 Color Guard Auditions 4:30PM
4/20 SPRING TRIP Friday 4/20 – Monday 4/23

Leave for Spring Trip at 6AM (arrive at school at 5:15AM)

4/23 Return from Spring Trip at 5PM
4/24 Leadership 101 4:30-6:30PM
4/25 Leadership 101 4:30-6:30PM
4/25 Drumline Audition Camp 5-8PM
4/27 Northpark Gold Raffle begins and goes through Fri. 5/11 at 4:30pm

 

MAY

5/1 Section Leader Auditions
5/2 Drum Major Audtions
5/3 Jazz Under the Stars 7PM (Food trucks & neighborhood event)
5/8 LHABC Board Meeting at 6PM

General LHABC Meeting at 7PM

5/9 FMJH Spring Concert
5/10 LHJH Spring Concert
5/11 Band Banquet 6PM at Park Cities Baptist Church
5/15 LHHS Spring Concert

Announce winners of NP Gold Raffle at Concert

 

Evening of Jazz – 3/29 7:00 PM

You are cordially invited to the 2018 Lake Highlands Cluster Evening of Jazz!

The concert is this Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 PM in the H Building (Formerly Freshman Center) auditorium.

The LHJH Jazz Band, LHHS Jazz I and LHHS Jazz II will all be performing and showing off what they’ve been working on all semester!

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!