The Lakewood Lancer Regiment & Color Guard is under the direction of Melissa Palmer. If you are interested in joining the Marching Band, please contact

Band, Jazz, Orchestra, Color Guard
2018-2019 Auditions, Clinics, and Camps
Mrs. Melissa Palmer

Band and Color Guard Summer Workshops
Must attend all of the below listed dates

June 19, 20, 21 Band Camp 8am-1pm
August 13-16 Band Camp 8am-4pm
August 17 Football Game Time TBD
August 20-24 Band Camp 12pm-4pm
August 24 Band BBQ 6-8pm

Drumline Camp
June 19, 20, 21 3-6pm
August 7, 8, 9 9am-4pm

Color Guard Camp
June 25-29 8am-12pm
August 7, 8, 9 9am-1pm

Jazz Band
This ensemble is by audition. Typical instrumentation includes 5 saxophones, 4-5 trumpets, 4-5 trombones, 1-2 piano, 1-2 guitar, 1-2 bass, and 1-3 drums. Please contact Mrs. Palmer for an audition. You will be asked to play a couple major scales, a swing etude, and to improvise over a blues progression. A great resource for practice is Jamey Aebersold Blues in all Keys. There are some swing etude books, such as one by Lennie Niehaus, etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.
Auditions will take place May 21-25.

If enrollment is up, we may have two ensembles. If you are interested in being in the top ensemble, please email Mrs. Palmer for an audition. You will be asked to play a couple major scales and a piece of your choice that demonstrates your skill level. If you prefer to be in the lower ensemble, there is no audition, just sign up!
Auditions will take place May 21-25.

The Lakewood staff will not be available in the month of July. It’s the one month we take off for our families.

Ways to pay your band/guard fees:

1) Expense slips: When students bring checks to the school, they will use one of these forms to accompany their donation and take it directly to the banker, Diane Green . Checks to me made out to Lakewood High School with Band/or Color Guard and student’s name in the memo line.


 2) Families can pay online

How to pay online

  • i. Go to
  • ii. Click on webstore
  • iii. Product Categories (dropdown menu)
  • iv. Band/Color Guard
  • v. View details: Submit student first and last name, donation list, and amount
  • vi. View cart and checkout

3) How to order your Incredibles uniform instructions (Band only—not guard)