LHS All County Orchestra
LHS Members of the 2017 Senior High All County Orchestra...CONGRATS!
We are preparing A Movement for Rosa composed by Mark Camphouse. A tribute to Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. I asked the members of Symphonic Band to list some of their heroes and those they look up to. They said: parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, teachers, veterans, police, fire fighters and emt, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr. , Abe Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali, JFK, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson, Jim Kelly, Arturo Sandoval, Military , Steve Jobs, Ellen Degeneres, John Sheperd, Barack O'Bama, Joe Biden, Pele, John Williams, Walt Disney, Glen Power , Stewart Copeland and the list goes on!
Rosa Parks inspired the nation and the world with the Civil Rights Movement. I asked the members of the LHS Symphonic Band what inspires them and here are their thoughts:
Alex Becerra- People who play music in the moment. Leaving immaturities and whatever current personal or world tragedies behind them.
Madison Folley- People attempting to make the world a better place although they may lose their own lives or status in the world.
Robbie Markowsky- Drum Corps, Jazz and Trombone Shorty.
Madison Neuner- My band teachers, John Mackey, Sean O'Loughlin, Ernest Muzquiz and this guy who I did not know in the hallway who saw me limping and asked if I was ok.
Gabby Galanti- Music, friends and family.
Avery Buda- Loyalty, family and music.
Evan Maestri- I am inspired by knowing that I can achieve anything I put my mind to so long as I work my hardest. People may be more talented than you , but you have no excuse to let people work harder than you .
Natalie Barrus- Making people smile and laugh.
Ethan Cowburn- The knowledge that there will always be someone better doing more than I am which gives me the drive to make sure that one day there is not.
Spencer Ruediger- Athletes and Elders.
Evan Matson - Helping others around me to succeed.
Eric Matson - People who not only do everything they can to help their family and friends, but also for their country.
Cameron Burch- I would not necessarily say that I have heroes, but rather inspirational people instead. The people who are passionate about what they do and have made some contributions.
Elisa Makhlouf- When people put others before themselves in order to help in time and of need.
John Kenny- A life of excitement and adventure, worlds and societies, better than this one, and most of all being remembered for and by actions not by name.
Trevor Norris- Hard working people.
Sarah Caporin- People who put one hundred percent effort into anything they do as well as open-mindedness and kindness to everyone.
Johnny Coggiola- People inspire me.
Jason Carter- People overcoming adversity to find success.
Vince Baker- Transformation inspires me. I like to see people work hard to achieve something amazing. It makes me want to get started on something big too.
Jacob App- The desire to be completely free. To be able to get up when I want, have my own home and work my dream job while being some what wealthy.
Brianna Palumbo- My heroes, music and art.
Jason Breezee- Courage and peace.
Zach Coldren- Perfection.
Taylor Fennelly- People who are passionate and my music teachers.
Anna Napiorkowski- What inspires me is the date of graduation. I will never give up the drive to succeed and the motivation to do as best as possible and dance.
Julie Coggiola- Watching other people succeed and I get motivated to do the same. Music, friends and family inspire me.
Matthew Nardone- The thought of college and music.
Salvatore Saunders- How people succeed, how they fight through tough times they help me a lot and I am motivated to do the same.
Emily Hung- My friends and family inspire me and music to constantly improve and get better.
James Bourgious- Band.
Jennifer Bachman- Music , hard work and watching other people succeed.
Jay Bortel - Creativity and imagination inspire me.
Holly Sleeth- My sister inspires me and Kyrie Irving as an NBA player.
Brennan Mathews- The goal of being successful.
Mark Canino- The way people do things that may not be the popular choice but in the end it is the right thing to do. I love how people do that because they are the ones who will be remembered well. Stevie Ray Vaugan pursued his love of music even if it meant he was going to live in poverty for awhile.
Patrick Delgobbo- The way people can go against society to make positive changes.
Jonathan Romano- Music and people with passion.
Jakob Bradley- People that stand up for what they believe in and do not let anyone stop them.
Shannon Toomey -Highest points in music and moving with it and the human mind.
David Banack- Seeing people have success who grew up with major struggles .
Anna Lynch- Social justice and seeing people do good .
Evelyn LaManche- People who stick up for others.
LHS Members of the 2017 Senior High All County Band...CONGRATS!
LHS 2016-17 Symphonic Band!
2017 Onondaga All County Junior High Band Members!
2016 All State Members and Alternates. CONGRATS!
Student Thoughts !
Music has allowed me to be the best I can be.- Natalie
It has taught me the importance of doing individual work to help the group, and being part of a group. It has also given me a class that I actually enjoy in school .- Brianna
Music has helped me through middle school and high school to make friends. Marching Band is extremely challenging and fun and Symphonic Band gives me a challenge as a musician. - Emily
Music has made me a more balanced, thoughtful, and artful person. I appreciate beautiful things because music has enabled me to recognize real beauty. - Ben
Playing music is a very relaxing and makes me smarter. - Jennifer
Music has been fun for me to express myself.- Niko
Music has provided me with an outlet of creativity. Music has helped me throughout my educational career as well. Without music I would not be as successful as I am today. - Shannon
Music has taught me to work together with others to achieve a great goal. Music has also allowed me to express myself.- Johnny
I have been loyal to music since fourth grade and everyday I work harder and harder. - Salvatore
Music has given me the chance to experience , feel and challenge myself. I have met great, down to earth people through this who are as disciplined as I am. - Matt
Music has taken me beyond the printed page and help me express emotion and other feelings through music.- Eric
Music has taught me to see things in a different way. - Holly
I have put in hours practicing to be the best that I can be.- Gabby
I try to encourage others to join various activities in the LHS Music Department .- Mia
Music has made me many friends and created amazing memories I will cherish for life.- Vince
Music has helped me to be more creative. It has also allowed me to be more expressive. Music has also helped me to make friendships that will last longer than just the years of high school. - Megan
Music means everything to me. I have been surrounded by it my whole life and it makes me incredibly happy. I can express myself in ways words cannot. - Julie
I hope that I have done good things for music by always playing my best. - Taylor
I take time to learn my music and contribute to the band. - Jason
Music has made me a more well rounded person. I am able to challenge myself in different ways and I have met so many great people that I can call good friends. - Anna
I play saxophone and put time and effort into it all the time. - Ben
Music has allowed me to express myself in different ways. It has also opened me up to different groups and people. - Elisa
Music has allowed me to meet many new friends and try lots of new experiences as well as become more open to group work. - Evan
Through my years on the euphonium, music has not only been a fun escape for me but has taught me valuable lessons as well. - Cameron
Music has allowed myself to grow and I dedicate time to practicing and rehearsals. - James
Music has allowed me to form a home and a sanctuary with the people and places around me. I owe these people and the existence of music my life. I adore my flute section and my teachers. - Genna
Music has given me a home. It provides a sense of discipline and is a place I can lose myself. The teachers have always made me feel at home and given me the best advice. The music department is home and it has grown me as a person.- Madison
I have devoted myself to practicing and making myself better musically .- Sarah
It has made me a better person and has allowed me to express myself in ways I thought not possible before I had music in my life. I have made friends that will last a life time . I am forever thankful for music and I hope to never stop playing. - Ethan
I have learned so much and met amazing people and I can genuinely say I am glad that music is still part of my life. - Nicole
I have practiced it so I sound good and make the composer proud.- Jay
Music has allowed me to make new friends and learn how to play cool music. - Jason
Music has been a place for me to go when I am having a rough day. - John
Music has given me something to look forward to everyday. - Evelyn
Music has made me a more hardworking person and has given me something to be passionate about. - Anna
I have given a lot of time to practice and play. - Trevor
I have practiced tirelessly to become the best I can. - Avery
Music has allowed me to expand my horizons. It is a relaxing practice that I find comfort and stress relief in what I am busy. I often turn to playing music as a dependable way to live in the moment and enjoy what I have in front of me. - Evan
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ~Victor Hugo
Music is what life sounds like. ~Eric Olson
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius