Lakewood High School Advanced Ensemble Audition Videos due Wednesday, May 6 at midnight!
Are you an incoming freshman to LHS Instrumental Music Program?
We have 3 audition opportunities for you! If you’d like to be in our advanced programs, you simply need to email Mrs. Palmer a link to an unlisted youtube video of yourself along with the media release waiver. Please play a chromatic scale, one major scale, and an excerpt of a piece of music, etude, or solo approximately 30 seconds in length.
Symphonic Winds— Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, , Piano, Percussion
Philharmonic Orchestra— Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano
Jazz Band— Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vibes
Email your youtube link and signed media release to: MPalmer@lbschools.net
With a new block schedule approved for next school year there is an important survey that needs to be filled out by students. You can access this survey at the following links:
Band/Jazz/Marching Band/Color Guard: Click Here
Orchestra: Click Here
Our band is a great place to learn about concert band music from a variety of cultures and time-periods. This class is for students who play the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/baritone, or tuba. You do need some previous experience to be in this class, but whether you’ve played for 1 year or many, this is a great place for you! While no audition is required, if you consider yourself to be a more experienced player, please consider seeing Mrs. Palmer for advanced placement. We play music from all styles and perform in concerts, at festivals, and take a fun trip to Knott’s or Disneyland. If you’ve never played before but wish you had, please contact Mrs. Palmer and we’ll help you get started!
Jazz Band 1-2
Are you a passionate musician who is interested in exploring jazz and popular music styles? Our award-winning jazz band is by audition only, however, no previous JAZZ experience is required. Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drum Set players contact Mrs. Palmer and schedule your audition today!
Orchestra is a wonderful class for students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass. If you are an advanced piano player, you may audition for one of the two spots in this ensemble as well. String players do need some previous experience to be in this class, but whether you’ve played for 1 year or many, this is a great place for you! While no audition is required, if you consider yourself to be a more experienced player, please consider seeing Mrs. Palmer for advanced placement. We play music from all styles and perform in concerts, at festivals, and take a fun trip to Knott’s or Disneyland.
Marching Band (Counts for PE!) Winds, Percussion, and Flags
All students who play a wind instrument, drums, or piano can be a part of the marching band! We play at football games, rallies, parades, and competitions. Come join the fun!
- Spring Clinics and Auditions on April 20-21
- Parent Information Meeting Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30PM in the Band Room.
- Color Guard tryouts are April 24th at 4pm.
- Percussionists are welcome to join in Monday clinics early to get a head start—Monday, March 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6th from 3:30-5:30 (Optional but highly encouraged)
- Summer Band Camp from August 17-28 (You get PE credit for this!!)
It is MANDATORY important that you attend the events listed above if you want to be in marching band. If you do not attend, there won’t be a spot for you in our show, and we would all hate to see that! Marching season does not start in the fall, it starts April 20th. Bring your instrument, water, a hat, a snack, athletic shoes and clothes, and a good attitude and join the fun!
2020 Summer Season Regiment (Marching Band and Color Guard) Dates. All meetings are mandatory unless excused by advanced communication of conflicts.. BUT It’s fun so you’ll want to go!
Monday, April 20 4-6 Clinic for winds, percussion, and color guard
Tuesday, April 21 4-6 Clinic for winds, percussion, and color guard
Friday, April 24 4-5 Auditions for Color Guard
Wednesday, May 27 6:30pm Mandatory Band and Color Guard parent meeting and student rehearsal
June 15-29 8am-4pm Percussion and Color Guard Camp
August 17-21 8am-4pm SUMMER SCHOOL BAND CAMP (All winds, percussion, and color guard)
August 24-28 12-4pm SUMMER SCHOOL BAND CAMP (All winds, percussion, and color guard)