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Congratulations to the LEHS Jazz Ensemble for a wonderful performance at the Chet Baker Jazz Festival, hosted by the Denton High School Band. The Jazz Ensemble received Superior ratings from both judges and four students were awarded Outstanding Soloist at the contest:
Alexa Peterson – trumpet
Michael Severen – trumpet
Nate Garza – trombone
Ellena Jackson – baritone saxophone
Congratulations to our LEHS Varsity Winter Guard for placing 4th at the WGI World Championships! The varsity guard performs in the Open classification and competed with over 50 other guards from across the country in the same classification. After posting a season best score of 90.9 in the semi-final round, the varsity guard bested that score with a 92.35 in Finals competition to move up one place, tying for 4th overall. Congratulations on a very successful season!
Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds for their performances on April 1 at the Eisemann Center! Both groups received all Superior ratings, with the Symphonic Winds winning Best in Class in the non-varsity division and the Wind Ensemble winning Runner-up in Class in the varsity division. Great first performances of both band’s UIL music!
Congratulations also to our LEHS Varsity Winterguard who were the silver medalists at the NTCA Championship on April 2nd!
Lobo Band Schedule (4th Quarter, Week 3):
Monday – WE Sectional (Flutes), 4:30-5:30 pm,
Jazz Ensemble, 4:30-5:30 pm
Tuesday – SW Sectional (All Woodwinds & Perc), 7:30-8:30 am,
WE Sectional (All Reeds), 4:30-5:30 pm,*Varsity Guard departs for WGI Championships
Wednesday – SW Sectional (Percussion), 7:30-8:30 am, WE Sectional (Brass), 4:30-5:30 pm
Thursday – SW Sectional (All Brass & Perc), 7:30-8:30 am,
Jazz Ensemble, 4:30-5:30 pm
Friday – *WGI Championships
Saturday – *DHS Chet Baker Jazz Festival (Itinerary TBD), *WGI Championships
WGI Southwest Championships – 2nd Place in Scholastic Open
Congratulations to our LEHS Varsity Winter Guard for taking 2nd place at the WGI Southwest Championships at UNT this past weekend. The LEHS Guard continued to raise the bar for itself as they prepare for the NTCA Championship in two weeks and the WGI Championships next month. Congratulations to Mrs. Zotti and the guard students for this wonderful accomplishment!
Lobo Band Schedule (3rd Quarter, Week 7):
Monday – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday – SW Sectional (Woodwinds), 7:30-8:30 am
Wednesday – SW Sectional (Trumpets/Horns), 7:30-8:30 am / WE Sectional (Brass), 4:30-5:30 pm
Thursday – SW Sectional (Low Brass), 7:30-8:30 am
Friday – *Weekly Recordings Due!
Saturday – Varsity Winter Guard @ Coppell HS Contest
*Parents – Please be sure that ANY remaining BAND TRIP or WGI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP payments are PAID IN FULL! It is ESSENTIAL that every person going on one of those trips has COMPLETELY paid for their trip at this point. Thank you!
Lobo Proud: The Little Elm High School Marching Band was very well represented with seven members selected for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band! These students represent the best high school band members in all 50 states. Our own Gabi Acevedo, Cameron Gregg, Kendal Hallmark, Jared Miller, Jordan Marbry, Alexa Peterson and Ryan Webb traveled to New York City to lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! And a special thank you to Mr. Sosa who makes it happen each year!
Winter Guard registration will be held in the band room on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00am. The Varsity Guard will also be rehearsing during this time. This is a mandatory registration – even if you are a 4-year guard member parent, please attend to get the forms, information and updated dues & payment plan (the amounts have come down since the parent meeting). All information will be available at the registration.
Lobo Band Schedule – 2nd Quarter, Week 3
* Reminder, progress reports are due at the end of the week. Eligibility can be regained at the end of the grading period, should you be trying out for 5A All-Region Band.
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Woodwind Sectional (All-Region), 4:30-5:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Brass Sectional (All-Region), 4:30-5:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 5 – Marching Rehearsal, 7:15-8:15 am
Thursday, Nov. 5 – Game vs. Heritage (see attached itinerary)
Friday, Nov. 6 – Band Social @ Joe’s Pizza, 8 pm
* There is only ONE day of morning marching band this week, Thursday.
** LEHS Spring Band Placement Auditions – Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5:30-8 pm
*** 5A Phase 1 All-Region Band Auditions – Thursday, Nov. 17
Go Lobo Band!