On Saturday, February 1st, many of our LEHS Band students performed at the Region 24 UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. Congratulations to the 76 students who received a “Superior” or Division 1 rating through their performance of either a solo or with a small ensemble. Of these 76 students, approximately 40 have qualified to attend the UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest, held in Austin on May 25-26. Congratulations Lobos!
On Saturday, February 1st, the LEHS Winter Guards competed at an NTCA contest at Aledo High School. Both guards had a wonderful performance. The JV finished in 6th place in their division, with the Varsity Guard winning 2nd place overall. Congratulations to Mr. Kichline, his staff, and all the LEHS guard members for an outstanding job at the first major NTCA event of 2014.
The Little Elm High School Band will present its 2013 Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 19. As always, there is no admission charge and the concert will begin at 6:30 pm, with small ensembles performing in the main hallway outside the auditorium. The bands will start performing at 7:00 pm in the LEHS Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic I, Symphonic II, and Jazz Ensemble will each perform a mixture of Christmas favorites and new arrangements for this Christmas season. We hope everyone will join us for what promises to be a very entertaining evening!
The Lobo Marching Band has advanced to the AREA B Marching Contest, by way of a Division “1″ rating at the UIL Region Marching Contest. This event will take place on Saturday, October 26, at HEB Pennington Field (1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022). Our performance time is 1:30 pm. Please know that traffic to HEB Pennington Field is usually pretty bad, due to the construction in that area. Please allow plenty of extra time in your plans to attend the contest. Unlike UIL Region, there is an entrance fee for Area ($5 adults, $3 children).
FYI, UIL Area does not give ratings like at Region. Instead, each band receives a score and is placed in the appropriate order, from 1-23. The top ten bands advance to a Finals competition at night. Of those ten, only the top four bands will advance to the UIL State Marching Contest in San Antonio. Please attend and cheer for your LOBO MARCHING BAND as we aim to achieve a new standard for the band program!
The Lobo Marching Band will be competing on Saturday, October 5th, at the Broken Arrow Invitational Marching Contest. Please see the itinerary below, as well as other information that was sent from Broken Arrow. This will be an exciting event for our students and we look forward to the challenge! Go Lobo Band!
On Saturday, September 28, the Lobo Band will compete in the Mansfield “Preview of Champions.” This will be the first marching contest of the year for the Lobo Band and we certainly hope that we will have a large following of parents, family, and friends to Mansfield, TX. The itinerary and other important information regarding the contest is available below. Go Lobo Band!
Presenting the LEHS 2013 Marching Show…”The Roundtable,” by Richard Saucedo. Set in the Medieval era, this table symbolized equality amongst those who were seated around it. Following the Code of Chivalry; Honor, Honesty, Valor, and Loyalty, these brothers-in-arms were both skilled in combat, well-versed in courtly love, and bound by religious convictions. We hope you enjoy our presentation as it unfolds over the coming months.
On Tuesday, February 26, the Lakeside and LEHS Bands will be presenting a Pre-UIL Concert in the LEHS Auditorium. The various performances will take place every half hour. Please see the time schedule below:
Lakeside Concert A – 6:30 pm
Lakeside Symphonic – 7:00 pm
Lakeside Honors – 7:30 pm
LEHS Symphonic – 8:00 pm
LEHS Wind Ensemble – 8:30 pm
Band students need to check with their director for a report time. Students should be dressed in their formal concert attire. The purpose of this concert is to give each band a performance opportunity on their UIL music, as well receive a critique that will better prepare them for UIL in March and April.
Little Elm High School Cafeteria
February 22nd, 2013
5:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $6.00 at the door (Plates are available for take-out)
Spaghetti Dinner includes: Spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara sauce Salad, Bread, Dessert, and a Drink.
Come enjoy the sounds of our LEHS Band Students as they perform in ensembles or as soloists. The evening will conclude with a performance from our Jazz Ensemble.
Several donations have been received for our Silent Auction. Be sure to stop by the silent auction tables to bid on your favorite item.
UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Liberty High School (Frisco) will once again host the contest. The deadline for entry by the students is Tuesday, January 8. Please see a band director to make sure you have been entered. Fees for solos and ensembles must be turned in to a director by Friday, January 18. Fees will be discussed during band classes. Remember, all solos and/or ensembles must be on the UIL Prescribed Music List (grade and ability appropriate) and that original copies are purchased. Directors will arrange for piano accompaniment of all solos.