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

Mrs. Melissa Palmer
mpalmer@lbschools.net

2019-2020 Season Regiment Dates (Additional summer dates TBA)
Monday, April 29 Clinic for winds and percussion 4-7pm
Monday, April 29 Clinic for color guard 3:30-5:30pm
Monday, April 29 Mandatory winds and percussion parent meeting
Wednesday, May 1 Clinic for color guard 3:30-5:30pm
Monday, May 6 Clinic for winds and percussion 4-7pm
Monday, May 6 Clinic for color guard 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, May 8 Color guard auditions
Monday, May 13 Clinic for winds and percussion 4-7pm
Monday, May 20 Clinic and evaluations for winds and percussion 4-7pm
Monday, May 29 Mandatory color guard parent meeting
August 12-15 BAND CAMP 8am-4pm
August 19-23 BAND CAMP 12-4pm

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. mpalmer@lbschools.net. 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.

Orchestra
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. mpalmer@lbschools.net. 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.