Dear Lake Shore Band Parents,
Welcome to Kennedy Middle School & Lake Shore High School and the Instrumental Music Department!
We are very excited that your child has decided to join band. As a student enters middle school or high school, many changes happen and being part of the band program will make the transition into a new school seem less complicated and maybe even more exciting. As we begin the new school year we would like to take this time to introduce some of the unique aspects to being a member of the instrumental music community at Kennedy Middle School and Lake Shore High School.
When a student decides to join band they are committed to becoming a better musician and student. It is our hope that all students will stay committed to the organization through the year. They do this by attending concerts, caring for the facility, uniforms and their instrument, and showing respect for the teachers, their peers and policies. They show their commitment by practicing and performing at a high standard and not compromising their goals. It is very important that students attend all scheduled rehearsals and events. We all know that if given a choice many students may not participate. Parents, we need your help in ensuring students know how to follow through with their commitment to the program. The rewards can be endless.
We are very fortunate at Lake Shore Schools to have our very own Lake Shore Bands website. This website is loaded with information and updated regularly. Information on concerts, trips, payments, marching band, rehearsals and contact information can be found here along with recordings of music, pictures and links to band related sites. By visiting the “News Room” you will find the most up-to-date articles about what is happening with the bands. From time to time, we also send hard copies of information home with students. It will be their responsibility to pick up that information when provided and bring it home. Some of that information will include fundraiser information, marching band information, and schedules. It has been found that not every child brings home information so please be sure to check the website whenever possible for updates.
Being part of it all.
The Band Boosters are a fantastic organization that supports our students and their effort to become better students and citizens. The Band Boosters actually consists of every parent with a student in the Lake Shore Bands, so congratulations! You are a Band Booster! Please plan on attending future Band Booster meetings to learn what is going on in your child’s classroom. You meet many other band parents and discover many ways to support your child.
We encourage every parent to become involved with the band program. We would not be the program we are without the parental support! Students benefit and learn from parents who volunteer and attend meetings and concerts.