About Band at LMS


The LMS Band of Knights is the largest organization on campus with over 230 members. Students have FUN learning how to make music together in the 6th - 8th grade concert bands and Jazz Band. We enjoy performing at concerts, festivals, pep-rallies, and assemblies. 8th grade band students perform at festival each year in the spring. 

Because band is a class that meets during the day, many of our students also participate in extra-curricular activities like sports and clubs! If you are in 5th grade and are interested in joining band next year, I hope you will visit our "Join Band" page and watch some videos about the different instruments. 

Thanks,
Mr. Powell



ANNOUNCEMENTS


Scale Master Challenge

The first two students to complete the scale master challenge for this year are Logan and Laya Bolds. Congrats!!

Due date: May 11th



All State 2018

Congratulations to Owen Streppa for making it in to the NC All-State Band for the 2nd year in a row! Congratulations to Bailey, Hannah, and Melia for being selected to audition this year. That is a huge honor as well!



2018 All County Honor Band Results

47 LMS band students earned a spot in the Burke County Honor Band. Congratulations! 

Flutes

Caitlyn Eagan - 1st Chair

Christina Skelly

Madison Ramsey
Yanira Lopez

Keyla Castro-Mendez

Izora Gragg


Clarinets

Sarah Browning - 1st Chair 

Ella Evans

Annie Hensley

Shelby Lail

Kailey Buchanan

Cierra Lail

Ella Styles

Nouchee Vue

Bridget Patrick


Trumpet

Hannah Payne - 1st Chair

Triston Overton

Tushar Joshi

Zachery Weller

Natalie Franklin

David Socop

Ella Keathley

Nate Holland


Baritone

Kaylie Nanney


String Bass

Noah Childers - 1st Chair

Alto Saxophone

Bailey Tallent - 1st Chair

Alexa Bardeen

Gabrielle Williams


Tenor Sax

Danny Marshall - 1st Chair


Horn

Vance Jones - 1st Chair 

Melia Carswell

Abby Arnold

Kate Simpson

Mackenzie Neaves


Trombone

Owen Streppa - 1st Chair

Hailey Snodgrass

Conlan Whisnant

Ramiyah West 

Sydney Gonzalez

Kelton Mull


Tuba

Skylar Georges

Joseph Franklin

Anthony Feaster


Snare

Hunter Johnson - 1st Chair

Elijah Roscoe

Connor Webb

Wade Roper


2018 All District Clinic

NINE of our students made it into the NW District All-District Band! Amazing job to Owen Streppa, Hailey Snodgrass, Sarah Browning, Kailey Buchanan, Melia Carswell, Tushar Joshi, Raegan Edwards, Hannah Payne, and Bailey Tallent!



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2017 GEAR-UP Camp Registration Form
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6th Grade Required Materials

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Burke County Youth Band Camp

Beginner camp for rising 6th grade

Advanced camp for rising 7th-8th

Registration Form


ALL STATE 2017

Ransom, Daniel, and Owen playing with the best of the best in North Carolina. Congrats, guys!!


2017 All County Band Audition Results

The results are in and I am very proud of our kids for trying out for All County Band whether they made it or not. Getting into the band may have been the goal of each student, but it is not the most important thing. All the hard work our kids have put into learning their solos and perfecting scales and sight-reading skills have helped them each to grow as musicians. Having to fight past nerves and perform in front of two strangers is a chance to grow as well. This prepares them for real world situations like interviews for scholarships, colleges, jobs and certainly easing the anxiety of future performances. That is what this process is about. Students learn life lessons like how to make it through struggles or stressful times, and how to celebrate our hard work and the hard work of others each time they give it their all. 

That's what it's all about! 

I also want to say thank you to each student that auditioned and to the parents who supported them through it. 

All of our students did well and showed a lot of growth. We had THIRTY students make the ensemble and this is a huge accomplishment for the students and our band program.


Dena Vongphachanh - 1st Chair Flute

Lisa Pascual

Ella Evans

Ryan Caldwell

Alexis Lee

Kaiya Neaves

Harlee Jackson

Ethan Vue

Ethany Payne

Landyn Hartman

Bailey Tallent

Ashlyn Clark

Madi Clay

Tushar Joshi

Emma Seidel

Hannah Payne

Jackston Brown

Melia Carswell - 1st Chair Horn

Vance Jones

Raegan Edwards

Abby Perlman

Zeke Reep

Owen Streppa - 1st Chair Trombone

Sydney Gonzalez

Ramiyah West

Dylan Lail

Daniel Chandler

Skylar Georges

Anthony Hicks

Alan Uribe-Campos