About Band at LMS
The LMS Band of Knights is the largest organization on campus with over 240 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.
2019 Burke County Youth Band Camp
This is mailed to Patton High School with money
Join Band 2019! 😎
We still have room in the trumpet, clarinet, and trombone sections for 2019-2020
Bring or Mail to:
Liberty Middle School
529 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
8th Grade Fall Concert
Tuesday, October 23rd in the LMS Gym
Students arrive 30 minutes early.
It was great seeing everyone at open house!
Reminders: 7/8th Please bring instruments on Monday
6th Grade: Wait for announcement. Likely Thursday.
Burke County Youth Band Camp
Scale Master Challenge
The first two students to complete the scale master challenge for this year are Logan and Laya B. Congrats!!
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 MPA Results:
8th Grade Symphonic Band
SUPERIOR - Grade III
Flying Tigers March by David Shaffer
When Summer Takes Flight by RW Smith
Rampage by Todd Stalter
2018 All County Honor Band Results
47 LMS band students earned a spot in the Burke County Honor Band. Congratulations!
Caitlyn Eagan - 1st Chair
Sarah Browning - 1st Chair
Hannah Payne - 1st Chair
Noah Childers - 1st Chair
Bailey Tallent - 1st Chair
Danny Marshall - 1st Chair
Vance Jones - 1st Chair
Owen Streppa - 1st Chair
Hunter Johnson - 1st Chair
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!
2017 GEAR-UP Camp Registration Form
6th Grade Required Materials
Burke County Youth Band Camp
Beginner camp for rising 6th grade
Advanced camp for rising 7th-8th
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
Melia Carswell - 1st Chair Horn
Owen Streppa - 1st Chair Trombone