Band

Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.”
Psalm 105:2

Mission Statement

The Lutheran Westland music department is committed to equipping students with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and attitude to use the God-given gift of music to serve and give Him glory.

DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

  • Man has a basic need for self-expression in his relationship with himself, other people, and his total environment. Music represents one means of fulfilling this need. Futhermore, man’s ability to compose and make music represents a cherished gift of God, which in turn should be used to praise and glorify Him.

  • The ability to perform, to sing or to play a musical instrument, is an invaluable experience for high school students. It enhances feelings of self-worth and decelops a sense of belonging and contributing toward corporate goals.

  • The appreciation of Music, both clssical and contemporary, definitely contributes to a more meaningful and enjoyable life.

DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES

Knowledge/Strant I - Create
Exhibit a knowledge and understand of the foundations of music relative to its elements, its media, its forms and styles, its history and evolving nature, its cultural role, and its sociological and theological implications. Be able to exhibit theoretical and technical knowledge of music.

Skills/Strand II - Peform
Be able to intterpret musical notation and possess the skill to participate in vocal and instrumental music making, both in school and as a vocational activity in their adult lives.

Attitude/Strand III - Respond
To develop artistic senseitivity, given aestetic musical experiences, thus deriving meaning and pleasure from music as a whole. Display an attitude of open-mindedness, respect, resourcefulness, and critical listening in the areas of music. Express a recognition of worth for the aesthetic aspects of life as a valuable gift of God to man.

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Concert Band - Course

The Lutheran Westland Concert Band is the department’s only instrumental course geared towards futhering student appreciation for musical expression through the means of wind and percussive instruments. Students are encouraged to explore mustic through individual, small group, and large group exercises. The group will perform more advanced band literature of all historical periods. Students will perform throughout the school year at carious events and they may participate in the District and State Solo/Ensemble Festivals. Students are urged to futher improve their God-given talents by performing music to His glory.

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Pep Band - Co-curricular

A subset of Concert Band, Lutheran Westland Pep Band is responsible for providing additional music for football and basketball home games.

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Drumline - Co-curricular

A subset of Concert Band percussion, the drumline will provide additional music for football and basketball home games.

 

Schedule

**Means Performance

October 1: MSBOA/MSVMA Participation forms & MSBOA All State Applications due

October 5: **Homecoming Football Game (5:30 parade, 7 pm game) - Pep Band & Concert Choir

October 12: **Football Game vs. Lutheran Northwest - Pep Band

October 24-28: MSBOA All State Auditions (site TBA) - Concert Band

November 3: Deadline: MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Registration - Concert Band

Nov 30-Dec 1: **Craft Show (performance times TBA) - ALL

December 7: **Christmas Concert - ALL

February 1: **Home Basketball Games, 5:30 - Pep Band

February 2: MSBOA Distric Solo and Ensemble (Livonia-Franklin H.S.) - Concert Band

February 8: **Home Basketball Games (Spirit Week), 5:30 - Pep Band

March 3: **Joint LHSA Concert @ CUAA - ALL

March 17: MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble (TBA) - Concert Band

May 22: **Spring Concert, 7 pm - ALL