The Male Band has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of a National Band and Orchestra Festival in the spring of 2018. We have officially received JCPS Board approval for the trip and have begun preparations for the band to travel and perform on the most famous stage in the world in just less than a year! Typically 6-8 schools are selected to perform in the annual festival, working with highly-respected conductors during the festival/clinic in addition to presenting the concert at Carnegie Hall and all the cultural opportunities of New York City.
The LMHS Marching Band announced the 2016 show production at our Membership Meeting April, 26. The concept for the new show titled, the caged bird sings… , draws inspiration from poet Maya Angelou’s 1969 autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. The production features music from American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) with our wind arrangements once again created by Matt Harloff. Barber’s first Symphony, op. 9, also known as his “Symphony in One Movement”, was premiered in Rome in 1936 then had its American premiere by the Cleveland Orchestra in January 1937. The New York Philharmonic the performed the work at Carnegie Hall in March followed by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival. Some of Barber’s other popular works include; Adagio for Strings, Medea (Ballet), School for Scandal, and Prayers of Kierkegaard.
We look forward to a very exciting marching season and can’t wait to get started on the production!
Rehearsal Schedule 2016-2017:
August 10 – November 3
Tuesday 3:30-6:30 PM (Parent/Family Nights), Wednesday 2:30-4:45 PM, Thursday 2:30-4:45 PM
October – May: There will be some after school rehearsals leading up to performances held upon discretion of the directors. Advanced notice will always be given.
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Incoming Member Meeting:Tuesday, April 26 @7:00 PM, Male HS Auditorium
All incoming Male HS Band members (new and current) are asked to attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, April 26 from 7:00-7:45 PM in the Male HS Auditorium.
The schedule of rehearsals and performances for the upcoming school year will be distributed at this time. Current boosters will be available to discuss committee, volunteer, and fundraising opportunities for returning parents and boosters. Information about uniform and costume fittings will also be delivered at this meeting.
The students will be excited to hear the 2016 Marching Band Show music and concept design, we can’t wait to fill them in on the program!
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday at 7:00!
MALE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL MALE MUSICAL JUBILEE AND SIGNATURE AWARD CONCERT
School to Present Dr. Mark Lynn With First Ever “Signature Award”
April 25, 2016 (Louisville, KY)-The Louisville Male High School Band is excited to announce they will be having their first annual Male Musical Jubilee and Signature Award Concert on Friday, April 29th. This gala fundraising event will begin with a catered meal and silent auction, followed by a celebration concert and presentation of our first ever “Signature Award.”
This award recognizes a community member’s contributions to Music Education in the city of Louisville and specifically the “Band Experience” at Male High School. Male is honored to have many dedicated individuals working to support our mission of providing an exemplary musical experience for our students. We hope the Signature Award is a step toward publicly recognizing the dedication of our many supporters and champions for a comprehensive school music education.
This year Male is proud to announce local business owner and optometrist, Dr. Mark Lynn, owner and operator of over 75 Visionworks Doctors of Optometry locations in the region, will be the first recipient of the Signature Award.
Dinner and Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 and the Award Presentation will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for school age children, and it includes dinner, dessert, and a concert ticket. For more information or to RSVP, please email Christi.firstname.lastname@example.org.