Fun concerts & Summer JAM • 12 February 2015

CONCERTS
Congratulations to all of the efforts of the 7/8 Band & Orchestra students for a fabulous evening performance and day-time rehearsal on Tuesday at Southwest HS.
LHCS 7/8 Concert Band & Strings @ SWHS 2-10-15
We had a tremendously successful day at the High School that included a rehearsal in the concert hall, a performance from Southwest's Wind Ensemble including a cool new piece in 7/8 + 4/4 time - LHCS students were challenged to guess the time signature; they collectively figured it out. We also had pizza with some of the High Schoolers, got some SWHS swag and learned tons about being in HS at SW! 
It was a "character builder" trip through the snow for the rehearsal made much easier by the efforts of Lucy Archie and Rob Lieving. A huge Lake Harriet thank you for carting our instruments to and fro. 

Upon returning the LHCS, the Jazz Band opened up the Black History Month Celebration with a bang. What an incredible event it turned out to be. Bravo to all of the performers. 

Summer JAM [Jazz Around Minneapolis]
If you are looking for more Jazz Opportunities for your student, please check out the MPS Summer JAM.  I want to be sure that all eligible students (grades 7 – 12) know about the program and how great an opportunity it is! You can find instrumental JAM overview, contact info, recommendation form and application forms below. Please contact me or Emily Quinn if you are interested in more information. 

2015 SUMMER JAM 
• JAZZ AROUND MINNEAPOLIS •
M-F June 15 - June 26     |    8:30am-3pm
Saturday performance June 27 at Twin Cities Jazz Festival



Please note that an application is not COMPLETE without a copy of recent report card or unofficial transcript, a teacher recommendation form filled out by me, and a short, 200 word essay from the student. If you fill out the Online application, please print Teacher Rec form and I'll turn it in.  

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