Lindsay Bands

Summer Shenanigans

Students Attend Red River Drum and Auxiliary Camp

At the beginning of July, Fourteen of our band students attended camp at Lake Murray State Park. The goal during that week was to instill solid fundamentals and techniques, and a sense of musicianship and team performance that will ultimately produce higher quality, more experienced drumline and auxiliary performers. It was accomplished through a daily schedule of warmups, sectionals, mass rehearsals, performances, and educational clinics. 10 color guard students (Kylie, Taylor, Landra, Bekah, Josie, Connor, Julia, Aubrey, Mary, and Terissa), 2 drumline members (Taylor and Tyson), and our 2 drum majors (Alyssa and Michael) attended. They all made great improvements in their skill and had a ton of fun. Congratulations to Tyson as well for receiving the most outstanding drumline member for Drumline #4!
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Website is Up and Running

We're working on updating the Lindsay Bands website and will be adding new information soon. The goal is to use this as a resource to get information out to everyone in different ways, so please check back regularly!

Summer Band

Remember, summer band is right around the corner!

Colorguard is meeting on Friday, July 25 from 10am to noon. This is a meet and greet with the new guard writer. We are going to be able to show her what we already know so she can be better able to write for our group!

Full Band starts on Monday, July 28 at 8:30am. Bring lots of water, a pencil, your instrument, music, and an energetic attitude that is ready to start a great season! Find the full schedule on the website! We can't wait to see you all!

There's a band pool party on Thursday, July, 31! Does your student want to attend? Have them bring $5 to Mr. McCleskey or Dr. Craig by Wednesday, July 30.

Marching Show 2014

Curious about our show this year? The show has yet to be named, (bonus if you can think of a great name!) but we're very excited about the music selections. The concept is about moving from a small town to follow one's dreams in the Big Apple. Music includes: Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream," Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah," Debussy's "Clair de Lune," and Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind." You can listen to all of our source material here:

Boosters Section

Our first meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 11 at 6 pm. Please join us in the band room!

Did you know?

The National Art Education Association lists these 10 lessons that the arts teach our children:

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.

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Have a question for us, don't hesitate to ask! We're not in the office regularly until the start of band camp, but e-mail is always available. Dr. Craig's e-mail is