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Music

What a Great Year the Music Dept. had in 2016-2017! Here is just a little bit about what we've kept busy with....

  2015-2016


ILMEA District 8

  • 3 students qualified for ILMEA District 8 Band
  • Orchestra had 14 students represent Rockford Lutheran in the ILMEA District 2/8 Honors Orchestra.

Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble

  • 9 Jr High students performed in Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble event,
    and all received Superior ratings.

IHSA Solo and Ensemble

  • 90% of Band students who competed in IHSA Solo and Ensemble received a superior rating, with one student
    earning best of day
  • 21 Orchestra students participated in IHSA Solo and Ensemble event. All received Superior and Excellent
    ratings, and one student received Best of Day award for strings.
  • Rockford Lutheran High School Orchestra received 2nd place for IHSA Solo and Ensemble for
    Class B schools statewide.

Music in the Parks- Great America

  • The band received a Superior Rating
  • Jr and Sr High School Orchestras received 1st prize for our category
  • Rockford Lutheran Music Department won the Esprit de Corps award for the day.

Clinics / Participation

  • The Jazz Band had a clinic with Ken Stein, Director of Jazz at Rock Valley College
  • The following students participated in the Rockford Youth Symphony Orchestra: Megan Larson, Euan Schmid, Julian Willette, Alex Edmundson
  • The Band represented Rockford Lutheran School at the City of Rockford Labor Day and Memorial Day Parades.
  • Orchestra, choir, and band participated in the Tri-II Music Festival, joining ensembles from Belvidere, Belvidere North, and Freeport High School for clinics and performances.
     

Performances

  • Honors Orchestra performed at the 2016 Fine Arts Festival held at Rockford Lutheran School.
  • The music department (band, choir, orchestra) performs at 24 different churches throughout the school year.
  • All the instrumental groups play Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • The Marching Band performed for 4 home football games and 1 playoff game
  • The Pep Band performed for both Boys and Girls home Basketball Games
  • Musicians from the band played in the musical pit for “Godspell” Theatre productionl

  2016-2017


ILMEA District 8

  • 3 Band students qualified for ILMEA District 8 Band
  • Orchestra had 13 students represent RLS in ILMEA District 8 orchestra

Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble

  • Annual Event -- this year to be held February 18, 2017

IHSA Solo and Ensemble

  • Annual Event -- this year to be held March 4, 2017

Clinics/Participation

  • The band participated in the Northern Illinois University Band Day with many other local High school bands.
  • The band had a clinic with Dr. Tim Yontz, Director of Band and Music Education at Wheaton College
  • The following students participated in the Rockford Youth Symphony Orchestra: Megan Larson, Euan Schmid, Kate Willette, Senica Springer, Julian Willette, Alex Edmundson
  • The marching band represented Rockford Lutheran School in the Labor Day Parade
  • Music department students will take a day trip to Chicago to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform in April 2017.

Performances

  • Members of the band, choir, and orchestra perform at 24 different churches annually.
  • All the instrumental groups play Christmas and Spring Concerts (May 17th (JH) and 11th (HS))
  • The Junior High and High School groups also perform a March concert (March 13th and 14th)
  • The Marching Band performed for 5 home football games and 1 playoff game
  • The Pep Band performed for both Boys and Girls home Basketball Games
  • Musicians from the band will play in the musical pit for “All Shook-Up” RLS Theatre production to be held March 17-20, 2017





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