FAQ

This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
  1. When and where is the first football game that we play?
  2. How often should I practice?
  3. Why should I audition for honor band? Why do I have to pay the $10.00 audition fee?
  4. When do I need my instrument and all of my materials
  5. Where can I get all of the information for District Honor Band and District Jazz Honor Band?



When and where is the first football game that we play?

The Blue and White Game, located at Lakeshore High School, 6:30 p.m. the band will warm up at 5:30 p.m.  Guardians who are helping bring instruments will meet at the LMJHS Band Room at 5:00p.m.  Percussionists need to be brought to the game by their guardians as well!
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How often should I practice?

Because this is an elective that you have chosen, you should be willing and dedicated enough to practice at least 15 minutes everyday.  Practice is important in maintaining and improving upon what we learn in class.  Do not think that you can relearn everything in class everyday.  It is your responsibility to take the tools given to you by the teacher and then incorporate them into your everyday practice at home.  That way we can move forward with each lesson.
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Why should I audition for honor band? Why do I have to pay the $10.00 audition fee?

Performing in an honor band is probably one of the most exciting things that you can do as a musician.  
You will not only be performing in one of the greatest groups in the parish but you will also be performing with many highly skilled and dedicated performers like yourself.
You will get to work with some amazing teachers and conductors as well as miss a couple of days of school =). It is an honor to perform in such a group, hence the name.

The $10.00 audition fee pays for many things:
-to pay for high quality judges during the auditions
-to pay for the venue for the auditions and rehearsals
-to pay for the guest conductors and clinicians during the rehearsal and concert
-to pay for the music that will be sight read and performed during the experience
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When do I need my instrument and all of my materials

You will need your instrument and band method book (The Standard of Excellence Book for your instrument) by Monday, August 10th.  You will need all other materials collected and turned in by Thursday, August 25, 2015.
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Where can I get all of the information for District Honor Band and District Jazz Honor Band?

This website has all of the audition requirements and locations and dates of the auditions and performances.
The audition results are also posted on this website. http://lmeadistrict9.org/
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