LEHS Band Newsletter #31

April 23-26, 2019

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato

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JAZZ REHEARSALS - Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:00 pm

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Congratulations to LEISD Bands!

Congratulations to all LEISD Bands for a tremendous UIL season! The Wind Ensemble's stage performance was one I'll never forget, receiving straight 1's on stage. The Symphonic Winds and both Lakeside Middle School Bands received a Sweepstakes Award for their performances. Congratulations to these amazing student performers and their directors; Mr. LeAndre Benton, Mr. Matt Neal, Mr. Donald Kitchens, and Mrs. Whitney Katz. This has been one of the strongest showings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading evaluation in LEISD history!

Student Leadership Team Auditions

Wednesday, May 1st, 3:30pm to Friday, May 3rd, 5:30pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

These auditions will take on the band practice field (outdoors). The Drum Major auditions will conclude in the band room (conducting & interviews).


SLT Training will take place from 3:30-5:30 pm on April 29th and 30th.

Marching Show Reveal

Friday, April 26th, 6-7pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

This is the annual event where we reveal to the students what the theme of next year's marching show will be and pass out music for the show. EVERYONE should make plans to attend this fun event on Friday night!
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Purchase Tickets Before May 1st

Lone Star Ambassador's European Band Tour

LSA European Trip Meeting

Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

This meeting is for all current 7th - 12th grade band students in LEISD that would be interested in performing in Europe with Mr. Felice in the summer of 2020. We hope to see YOU there!


*Lone Star Ambassadors is not affiliated with LEISD.

LEHS Bands Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm

1900 Walker Lane

Little Elm, TX

This is the FINAL concert of the year for the three concert bands at LEHS.

Upcoming Events

April 26 - 2019 Marching Show Reveal & Banquet Ticket Sales

May 1 - Lone Star Ambassadors Meeting (Europe Trip)

May 7 - Spring Concert

May 11 - Legacy Jazz Festival

May 11 - Drumline Auditions

May 11 - Band Banquet

May 14 & 16 - Movement Training

May 20 - LEISD Jazz in the Park

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In 2019, Marching Band / Guard will REQUIRE a Physical Exam

Due to a recent law passed in the state of Texas by UIL, marching band participants will be required to pass a physical exam before summer band camp begins in 2019. Please see the links below for questions regarding this new law, as well as the form itself.
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Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year.

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443


Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

LeAndre Benton (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)