LMHS Band Newsletter
LMHS Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Coffin and Roy Wooten
Jeff Coffin working with the LMHS Jazz Ensemble (Nick Dugo)
Jeff Coffin fist bumping after epic solo by Dan Amusin
LMHS Pep Band
Composer John Mackey To Make Music for LMHS Wind Ensemble
"How do you have a band that good in a school with 700 students?! ...I would love to come and spend a few days with you and your group!"
LMHS Music Boosters Bingo Night
A great time was had by all! Special thanks to our band volunteers Aryn, Cassidy, Lea, Gabi, Abby, Marlee, Yerin, and Isabella!
Jazz Combo Performs at Several Events in the Community
Mr. Moore, Student Teacher from IUP, Joins Us For Our Winter Concert
Composer Quincy Hilliard to Join Band Program as Guest Artist/Conductor For Our Spring Concert
Dr. Quincy Hilliard has been coming to Lower Moreland to either guest conduct or guest rehearse our bands for the past 17 years. This year, the Lower Moreland High School Wind Ensemble will be preparing and performing his brand new piece, "As The World Watched".
As The World Watched was commissioned by the Tenth District Band Directors of the Georgia Music Educators Association. This piece is a
programmatic work based upon the composer’s view of the insane events that have happened around the world, both past and present. The abuse that mankind
has perpetrated upon each other, man’s inhumanity to man and the taking of human life, for no reason at all, is the major focus of this work. On a secondary
level, the work also represents one’s reaction to an event that is very shocking and painful.
The work is divided into three sections – Shock, Anger, and Depression. These are the three emotions that the composer experienced each time that he witnessed
one of these catastrophic and horrifying events.
This Year's Big Trip is to Nashville, Tennessee!
All band students this year will be attending the Heritage Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee from Tuesday evening, April 9th to Sunday afternoon, April 14th. Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Band will all be competing in the festival. In addition to competing, the students will be staying at the beautiful Gaylord-Opry Hotel, visiting Dollywood, and enjoying several other fun activities! We will send updates home as we finalize the itinerary.
All Parents/Guardians of students attending the Nashville trip MUST complete the following ASAP:
1. Visit the Heritage Festival website at: worldstrides.com/register
2. Enter the Trip ID: 166335
3. Verify the school name and teacher name, then select if the participant is a Student or an Adult.
4. Enter all requested information.
5. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions. You have an option to download and print a copy.
6. Submit your completed form.
Completing this registration ensures that your student will be covered by the WorldStrides insurance policy in case of injury and/or illness. Additionally, this process allows directors easy access to emergency contact information for all travelers.
LMHS Wind Ensemble Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall!
Jazz Ensemble Has a Busy Season Ahead!
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival:
For our fifth year in a row, Jazz Ensemble is honored to be competing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland on February 15th and 16th.
The website is midatlanticjazzfestival.org.
PMEA All State/NAfME All Eastern Convention:
The Jazz Ensemble is excited to have been selected as only one of two jazz ensembles to perform at the PMEA All State/NAfME All Eastern Convention this year on April 4th at 11:30 AM at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. This is the first year that any ensemble from Lower Moreland has been selected for this honor.
" Dear Erin,
Congratulations! It is our pleasure to invite the Lower Moreland High School Jazz Ensemble to perform during the 2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference, April 4-6 in Pittsburgh. Your group is officially scheduled to perform a 40 minute concert, inclusive of music and speaking, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. It is a special honor to have been accepted, as more 170 entries were submitted for evaluation.
Please convey my congratulations to the members of your ensemble. We are looking forward to hearing your ensemble in Pittsburgh!"
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS:
12/8/18 : District Band Auditions @ Upper Dublin High School
2/14-16/19 : Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival-Rockville, Maryland
3/14/19 : LMHS Wind Ensemble @ Carnegie Hall
3/18/19 : LMTSD All Band Night Concert
4/4/19 : Jazz Ensemble @ All Eastern Convention in Pittsburgh, PA
4/9-14/19 : Nashville Trip
5/2/19 : Spring Concert with Dr. Quincy Hilliard