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Scholarship opportunity at Urbana University

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Seniors who are still undecided on a college and who still want to play their instrument can get in touch with Dan Gordon. He still has scholarships available ($500-$4000) and Urbana University’s scholarship policy has now changed. What’s new this year is you can now stack a band scholarship with several other scholarships. For instance, a student with a 3.5 GPA will get: $7000 academic, $2500 surrounding county scholarship, and a $4000 band.

Dan Gordon

Band Director

(937) 772-9227

[email protected]

Out of School Performance Opportunities

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM

All of the opportunites listed below would be great for any student looking to perform in a group outside of the school day. 

DPYO (Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra)

https://daytonperformingarts.org/educationyouthorchestras

 

CYSO (Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra)

http://www.columbussymphony.com/education/youth-orchestras-1/auditions/

 

SSYO (Springfield Symphonic Youth Orchestra)

http://www.springfieldsymphony.org/outreach/youth-orchestras/

 

CYSB (Columbus Youth Symphonic Concert Band)

No online audition info. Please contact Capital University's Conservatory for audition info.

UPDATED Fine Arts Festival Schedule

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Performance times have changed to allow families to attend services for Dr. Martha Geib.

Please check performance times because they have changed!!!!!!

London Fine Arts Festival

April 11, 2015 1:00 - 5:00 PM

*All bands will perform in the LHS auditorium. All choirs and the winter percussion will perform in the LHS gymnasium.

1:00 6th/7th Combined Choir

1:30 Beginning Band

1:45 8th Choir

2:00 LMS Concert Band

2:30 Women’s Choir

3:00 Chamber Ensemble

3:30 Show Choir

4:00 LHS Concert Band

4:45 Winter Percussion

Each group will have a 15-20 minute performance.

Various soloists and ensembles will perform between the bands and choirs.

There will be a petting zoo and face painting.

The boosters will be offering concessions.

Board Meeting Recognition

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:35 AM

The school board would like to recognize all band students who participated in Solo and Ensemble contest (LHS and LMS) and/or an honor band (LHS or LMS) this school year. We are asking that your child attend the April board meeting held on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM in room 311 at LHS. (311 is in the front of LHS right at the entrance closest to LES.)

Please wear your London band shirt (LMS) or polo (LHS) with black pants/skirt for the meeting. We will be taking pictures and they will hopefully be in the Madison Press along with an article about the events. You should plan to arrive at LHS by 6:45-6:50 PM and we should be done by 7:30 PM. You are welcome to stay for the meeting as well or plan to pick your child up around 7:30 PM. I think it will be wonderful to see how many students are involved in activities outside of the band class and for the board and community to see this, too. I sincerely hope you can all attend.


LMS Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:20 AM

Congratulations to the following students on their performance Saturday at Solo and Ensemble contest:

 

Ensembles:

 

  • LMS Low Brass Trio-I (Rigadoon by Purcell)

 

Julie Adkins, Zoey Marshall, Quinn Santucci

 

 

  • LMS Woodwind Trio-I (Menuet by Handel)

 

Lilly Marriott, Sadie Large, Regan Scott

 

 

  • LMS Clarinet Quartet-III (Contrasts by Morley)

 

Sadie Large, Emily Bennett, Sarah Myers and Marissa Osterloh

 

 

  • Woodwind Choir-I (American Revolution Songs by Hall)

 

Fl-Lily Marriott

Cl-Sadie Large, Emily Bennett, David Kennedy, Marissa Osterloh and Sarah Myers

Bass Cl-Lauren Boyd

Alto Sax-Ashley Rickens, Thomas Eagle, Alexa Nagel

Tenor Sax-Regan Scott

Bari Sax-Eric Noble

 

 

  • LMS Sax Quartet-II (Baroque Minuet by Bach)

 

Ashley Rickens, Thomas Eagle, Regan Scott, Eric Noble

 

 

  • LMS Trumpet Trio-II (Allegro by Mozart)

 

Danielle Bechtel, Evan Grant, Richie Geib

 

 

  • LMS Clarinet Trio-I (Theme from Symphony #1 by Brahms)

 

Emily Bennett, Lauren Boyd, David Kennedy

 

Soloists:

 

Piano:

Maureen Treynor-II (Minuet in G by Bach), 

 

Flute:

Lilly Marriott-I (Little March by Leopold Mozart)

Regan Scott-II (Ballet of the Shepherds by Gluck)

 

Clarinet:

David Kennedy-I (Andante and Waltz by Hovey)

Emily Bennett-II (Carnival of Venice by Hovey)

Sadie Large-I (Serenade by Buchtel)

 

Alto Saxophone:

Alexa Nagel-I (Dance of the Bears by Harris)

Ashley Rickens-II (Allegro by Saint-Saens)

 

Trumpet:

Richie Geib-I (Lyra by Vadercook)

Danielle Bechtel-II (Spica by Vandercook)

 

Trombone:

Zoey Marshall-I (A Day in Venice by Schytte)

 

Euphonium:

Julie Adkins-I (Carnival of Venice by Arban)

 

Timpani:

Victoria Bennett-II (Triton by Roy)


Solo and Ensemble recognition night

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM

March 31, 2015

Dear Parents,

The school board would like to recognize your child for participating in Solo and Ensemble contest and/or an honor band this school year. We are asking that your child attend the April board meeting held on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM in room 311 at LHS. (311 is in the front of LHS right at the entrance closest to LES.)

Please wear your London band shirt (LMS) or polo (LHS) with black pants/skirt for the meeting. We will be taking pictures and they will hopefully be in the Madison Press along with an article about the bands. You should plan to arrive at LHS by 6:45-6:50 PM and we should be done by 7:30 PM.

You are welcome to stay for the meeting as well or plan to pick your child up around 7:30 PM.

I think it will be wonderful to see how many students are involved in activities outside of the band class and for the board and community to see this, too. I sincerely hope you can all attend.

Thank You,

Mrs. Fugate 

Fine Arts Festival Schedule

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:15 PM

London Fine Arts Festival

April 11, 2015

12:00 - 5:00 PM

*All bands will perform in the LHS auditorium.  All choirs and the winter percussion will perform in the LHS gymnasium.

12:00 Beginning Band

12:30 6th/7th Combined Choir

1:00 LMS Concert Band

1:30 8th Choir

2:00 Chamber Ensemble

2:30 Women’s Choir

3:00 LHS Concert Band

3:30 Show Choir

4:30 Winter Percussion

Each group will have a 15-20 minute performance.  Various soloists and ensembles will perform between the bands and choirs. 


There will be a petting zoo and face painting.

 

The boosters will be offering concessions.

 

 

 

Last-Minute Reminders about Nashville

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:25 PM


 

• Report to the band room between 3:45-4:00 AM on Tuesday, March 31.

 

• Students will leave their instrument and music at school on Monday so it is ready to pack Tuesday morning.

 

• You will need to sign in your child on Tuesday morning and sign them out Thursday night. At sign in you will need to check in your:

 

• Portable music stand. Please label both pieces with your name.

 

• Band uniform (polo and bl. pants). Please have it on a hanger with your name clearly marked on the hanger and/or in the tag of the clothes. We would also like to check your bl. shoes and socks. None of this should be in your suitcase. If possible pack 2 pair of black pants.

 

• Prescription Medication. Please make sure everything is officially labeled and in the original bottle.

 

• Be sure that you have checked off any appropriate boxes on the over the counter medication form to be administered on an 'as needed' basis, otherwise, your child will not be able to receive any 'as needed/over the counter' medications during the trip.

 

• If you plan to listen to music on the bus, bring headphones

 

• You will be given $10.00 at two places for lunch while we are gone. If you think you will spend more than $10.00 please bring more $.

 

• You can bring school appropriate movies to watch on the bus.

 

• Bring board games or cards to play on Wednesday night.

 

• Bring snacks for the ride down Tuesday and the ride home on Thursday. We will not be stopping to eat dinner Thursday night.

 

• It would be a good idea to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

 

• We will be doing quite a bit of walking so bring appropriate footwear.

 

• Plan to wear nice jeans or khaki’s and a sweater, polo, button up or dress shirt for our clinic at Vanderbuilt University. If you do not have an appropriate outfit you will stay in your uniform.

• I will be using Remind 101 when necessary to communicate with students on the trip. This also lets parents know where we are and what we are doing.

 

• You should bring spending money if you plan to purchase any souvenirs.

 

• Weather is expected to be 69/49 Tuesday, 76/57 Wednesday, 73/54 Thursday (maybe rain). Please pack accordingly and DO NOT over pack. You should only bring ONE small to medium sized suitcase and a carry on.

 

• Chaperone check-in groups are:

 

Mrs. Coates

Andrew Brand

Alex Davenport

Anthony Davenport

Joanne Davis

Christina Granger

Andrea King

Ruth Peart

 


Ms. Tobias

Elizabeth Bennett

Alex Coates

Melanie Green

Hannah Myers

Tessa Petrarca

 


Mrs. Peart

Taylor Boyd

Grant Brooks

Carson Clawson

Alex Cox

Morgan Hastings

Robert Osborne

Elena Richardson

Austin Wilt

 


Ms. Bennett

Jacob Brown

Johnnie Burns

Aaron Gates

Jacob Handley

Connor Osterloh

Adam Throckmorton

Hobbes Treynor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaces for the Capital Summer Camp are Filling up FAST!!!

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Please consider registering your child for this wonderful summer camp.  Based on this camp, many students are selected to participate in Jr. Winds next school year, too.  Please see Mr. Dowdy's message below:

As of Wednesday afternoon over 120 students were enrolled.

All saxophone and percussion slots are full and we have begun a Wait List.

Here's what remains:

7 flute

8 oboe

6 bassoon

6 clarinet

3 bass clarinet

8 trumpet

9 horn

1 trombone

2 baritone/euphonium

4 tuba

Families should follow this link to register: http://www.capital.edu/winds-percussion-camp/

Jim Dowdy

Revised Itinerary - Nashville

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Here is an updated Nashville itinerary. We made 1 small change on Wed. We added the Johnny Cash museum!!!! - Mrs. Fugate






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