Welcome Back! • 20 August 2015

I hope everyone had a restful and exciting summer! I look forward to starting my second year at LHCS and it proves to be a great one.  There has been a change to LHCS Middle School music scheduling.
Orchestra Update: Middle School Strings will meet Tuesday & Thursdays 8:30-9:20 - Rehearsals begin Sept 8. 
In order to create a high-quality experience for middle school orchestra students, Middle School Strings students will no longer meet as part of the band classes. Instead String Orchestra will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 9:20. The reason for this change is to create a larger ensemble of string orchestra players by combining grades 6-8 and address music and technique instruction specific to string instruments. Unfortunately it is not possible to do that during the school day without pulling students from other classes. With this new model the strings will be able to focus on curriculum and the rich collection of literature specific to Middle School string orchestra. An additional benefit of the before school model is that Orchestra students will be allowed to continue in Rock Band and/or Choir while also participating in Strings.  
Students may sign up here or during the first few weeks of school. REGISTER HERE.
We are aware that this could create a transportation problem for some families.  If you are concerned about transportation please contact me at Corey.Needleman@mpls.k12.mn.us or at 612-668-3310 and we will work together on a solution. 
Jazz Band – Will meet MWF, 8:30-9:20.  Begins Sept 9.  
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