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Welcome to the Lakewood High School Instrumental Music Program!

 

Our Staff:

 

Melissa Palmer

Director

mpalmer@lbschools.net

 

Evan Shegina

Assistant Director

 

Justin Wells

Color Guard Instructor

 

Nick Yuvienco

Drumline Coach

 

Shota Hanoi

Percussion Coach

 

Marcy Sudock

Orchestra Coach

 

 

 

Band, Jazz, Orchestra, Color Guard

2018-2019 Auditions, Clinics, and Camps

Mrs. Melissa Palmer

mpalmer@lbschools.net

 

Color Guard Informational Meeting         

Thursday, May 17                              

6-8pm            

Room 505

 

Band and Color Guard Informational Meeting

Thursday, May 17                              

7-8pm

Room 505

 

Color Guard Clinics and Auditions

Must attend all of the below listed dates from 4-6pm                      

Room 505

 

Thursday, May 17

Monday, May 21

Thursday, May 24

Tuesday, May 29 (Auditions)

 

Drumline Clinics and Auditions

Must attend all of the below listed dates from 6-8pm                      

Room 505

 

Tuesday, May 1

Tuesday, May 8

Tuesday, May 15

Monday, May 21 (Auditions)

 

 

Band and Color Guard Summer Workshops

Must attend all of the below listed dates

 

June 19, 20, 21            Band Camp                 8am-1pm        

August 13-16              Band Camp                 8am-4pm

August 17                   Football Game            Time TBD

August 20-24              Band Camp                 12pm-4pm

August 24                   Band BBQ                  6-8pm

 

 

Drumline Camp

June 19, 20, 21                                               3-6pm

August 7, 8, 9                                                  9am-4pm

 

Color Guard Camp

June 25-29                                                       8am-12pm

August 7, 8, 9                                                 9am-1pm

 

Jazz Band

This ensemble is by audition.  Typical instrumentation includes 5 saxophones, 4-5 trumpets, 4-5 trombones, 1-2 piano, 1-2 guitar, 1-2 bass, and 1-3 drums.  Please contact Mrs. Palmer for an audition. mpalmer@lbschools.net.  You will be asked to play a couple major scales, a swing etude, and to improvise over a blues progression.  A great resource for practice is Jamey Aebersold Blues in all Keys.  There are some swing etude books, such as one by Lennie Niehaus, etc.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

Auditions will take place May 21-25.

 

 

Orchestra

If enrollment is up, we may have two ensembles.  If you are interested in being in the top ensemble, please email Mrs. Palmer for an audition. mpalmer@lbschools.net.  You will be asked to play a couple major scales and a piece of your choice that demonstrates your skill level. If you prefer to be in the lower ensemble, there is no audition, just sign up! 

Auditions will take place May 21-25.

 

 

The Lakewood staff will not be available in the month of July. It’s the one month we take off for our families.