Welcome to LEISD, Mr. Kennedy!

Scott Kennedy, Director of Bands at Lakeside Middle School, comes to Little Elm from Clark Middle School in Frisco. While on the Clark band staff he taught beginning low brass and conducted the non-varsity band. Mr. Kennedy began his career in 1995 and spent his first ten years teaching in Oklahoma. His bands received consistent superior ratings, sweepstakes awards, and benefited from more musical opportunities than before his direction. After moving to Texas in 2005, Mr. Kennedy taught in Mabank where his varsity band was a finalist in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series, achieved many UIL sweepstakes as well as Best in Class awards. Before coming to Clark, he served as director of bands at Wilkinson Middle School in Mesquite, TX. His Wilkinson band achieved UIL sweepstakes for the first time in 7 seven years before his direction and earned Best in Class awards. While at Clark, his non-varsity band was an annual UIL sweepstakes winner as well as Best in Class at Peak Music Festivals. While on staff at Clark, the Clark varsity band earned the CC TMEA Honor Band distinction and most recently won the Sudler Silver Cup award for best middle school band program in the country. Mr. Kennedy, with the Clark band staff, was a presenter at TMEA in 2014 and published in the September 2015 Southwestern Musician.

A Graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Music Education, Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Texas Music Educator’s Association, National Federation of Musicians, International Trombone Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As a trombonist, he has been a performer with the Carrollton Wind Symphony and the Prestonwood Orchestra. He has served as chairman and Vice-President for the Northeast Band Director’s Association (Oklahoma) and was named in Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2005. His private students have consistently achieved All-Region and All-State placement.

Mr. Kennedy is married to Denise, a clarinetist and band director at Lake Dallas High School. They have three children; Kaitlyn (French horn), Zachary, and Rebecca. In the summer months, he enjoys teaching at SWOSU Band Camp, golfing, and getting out on the lake with his family.

Welcome to LEISD, Robyn Blanchard!

 

Robyn Blanchard is the Assistant Band Director at Lakeside Middle School. She joins the Little Elm staff after two years of teaching in Athens, Texas. During her time in Athens she was the Assistant Middle School Band Director and her responsibilities included teaching the beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone and French horn classes, leading the non-varsity ensemble, and assisting with all other middle school and high school activities. In 2017 she took the Athens Middle School Non-Varsity Band to UIL Contest and Sight-reading where they earned their first Sweepstakes in the history of the school. Her students in Athens have made the region, area, and all-state bands.

Prior to teaching in Athens, Ms. Blanchard student taught in Frisco, Texas at Centennial High School and Clark Middle School. Ms. Blanchard is an Oklahoma Baptist University Alumni and grew up in Plano, Texas, graduating from Plano West Senior High School. She holds memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

2017 Lobo Band Performance Schedule

2017 Lobo Band Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
       
August 31(THUR) Bryan Adams Forrester Stadium 7:00 pm
September 8 W.T. White LEAC 7:00 pm
September 15 Irving Irving ISD Stadium 7:00 pm
September 16 HEB Drumline Contest HEB Stadium TBD
September 22 BYE    
September 29 Prosper Prosper ISD Stadium 7:00 pm
September 30 Denton Guyer – US Bands Denton Collins Stadium TBD
October 6 The Colony – (Lakeside Night) LEAC 7:00 pm
October 7 Classic on the Lake (Exhibition) LEAC TBD
October 11 Homecoming Parade LEAC TBD
October 13 Newman Smith (Homecoming) LEAC 7:00 pm
October 14 DeSoto Classic Desoto ISD TBD
October 19(THUR) Creekview Standridge Stadium 7:00 pm
October 21 UIL Region Marching Contest LEAC TBD
October 27 R.L. Turner LEAC 7:00 pm
October 28 UIL Area B Marching Contest LEAC TBD
November 3 Lake Dallas Lake Dallas Stadium 7:00 pm
November 10 McKinney North (Sr. Night) LEAC 7:00 pm
December 2 Little Elm Holidaze Parade Little Elm, TX TBD (PM)

Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday, 5:00-8:00 pm (Full Band)

Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm (Winds & Percussion)

Wednesday, Guard (4:30-7:30 pm) / Sectionals (3:00-4:00 pm)

Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm (Full Band)

*This schedule allows for an hour of after-school tutorials every day of the week, except for Wednesdays.

Lobo Band website – www.lehsband.com

Charms website – www.charmsoffice.com

 

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Lobo Band Earns SUPERIOR at UIL

Congratulations to the LEHS Lobo Band for earning a Superior rating at the Region 24 UIL Marching Contest!  This marks the 12th year the Lobo Band has earned a Superior rating by the University Interscholastic League.  A special thank you to those volunteer band parents who made sure that the band had everything they needed for each performance!  Also, we would like to thank the LEHS and LEISD administrations for they unwavering support of the Lobo Band!

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US Bands – Dallas Showcase

Over the past weekend, the Lobo Band competed at the US Bands – Dallas Showcase in Burleson, Texas.  Of the 18 bands competing, the Lobo Band scored the overall highest score of the day (88.1), winning 1st Place!  This was an improvement of more than eight points from the previous week in Denton.  The Lobo Band also won the following caption awards:

Outstanding Music 

Outstanding Visual Performance

Outstanding Color Guard

CONGRATULATIONS LOBO BAND!

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