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Paris Brochure and sample Itinerary

Paris Trip Meeting: November 9th

Parents and Students,
Please come and hear about the Paris Trip at our meeting on November 9th. Whether you know you are going, or on the fence this trip will answer your questions and concerns. This is truly a once in a lifetime type opportunity that you will not want your son or daughter to miss out on.

I figure it might be easy to address some of the common concerns that come up at a meeting like this. Perhaps this will give you something to consider when you come to the meeting.

Common reasons for not going on a trip:

1) We can't afford it. 

Certainly the cost is a very valid concern. But we challenge to you to consider creative ways to set the money aside. 100+ ways to save money Get your student on board and challenge them to start setting money aside/earning the money. I think every kid can benefit from being a part of the process and they will value it more! But what a perfect time for them to learn the value of a dollar and the experience of working towards a goal than before …

Curriculum Night 2015

Welcome Parents 2015-2016!!!                       Our Philosophy of Music EducationEveryone can be successful in music and enjoy it. Art education is unique and enriches our life It fosters creativity, expressiveness and appreciation of beauty. Grows the creative side of the brain, unique to the arts. Develops commitment and self discipline Creates friendships. Our Expectation Do your best. Respect those around you. PerformancesMandatory-they are our exam/summative assessmentsPolicies stated in the handbook (available in canvas) Uniforms cleaned once over summer, other cleanings are responsibility of the student. Concert uniform includes a pair of black dress pants, ALL BLACK shoes and socks and a tuxedo shirt which will be ordered in October through us for about $16. Ladies will be given a dress and should wear black hose and shoes. Performance DatesWE/SB/CB December Concert- Dec. 10WE Only: At University of Illinois in conjunction with U of I Concert Band (Tuesday night)- Feb 23WE/SB/CB Marc…


The new year is upon us. The band just got back from Northwestern Band Day-representing Lake Zurich amongst more that 2000 HS and college musicians at halftime of the NU-Stanford Game.
We are less than 2 weeks from our first Home Football game and anxiously awaiting performing for  twice as many people in our new bleachers.
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LZHS Band: a brief retrospective

LZHS Band 2014-2015 Another year is coming to a close. What a great year we've had. Just a quick sampling of pictures that I took this year. I know I didn't get everything! Not a single picture from a regular band concert! But I'm sure others have those to share! Some unbelievable experiences and a WONDERFUL senior class that we are saying goodbye to. I hope you all had as good of a run as I did! Thank you for all your efforts!!! Mr. Thompson

Jazz Ensembles heading to New Orleans

For the third time, the Lake Zurich HS jazz ensembles are heading to help rebuild New Orleans, as well as learn about the city where jazz got its start and to play a couple gigs.

The trip includes a performance in Artillery Park, right in the heart of the city, and a performance at Warren Easton Charter High School for many of the music students of the school.

Students will also spend three days volunteering for the His Hands2 Go organization, where they will do many home improvement and home repair projects for area residents.

The students have also raised funds to donate to various organizations on the trip, including $1000 to His Hands to Go, $750 to the music department of the Warren Easton Charter School, and $750 to Covenant House New Orleans where they will also donate some materials to help the residents. Covenant House is an organization designed to help young men and women ages 16-21 get off of the streets.

Students will also see the Dukes of Dixieland on the Steamboat Natch…