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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Morning jazz bands are meeting this week at the normal times. Please try to have students here before 7:15 so they are ready to play at 7:15. We have very little time to play as it is and when we have to wait for people to get ready it cuts into our rehearsal time.
  2. Boys Basketball pep band is Tuesday! Students stay after school for this event and we are done by 5pm. Please be on time for pick up!
  3. Objective 1 attempt is due this Friday by 11:59pm
  4. 7thand 8thgrade students who wish to participate in the LTMS solo/ensemble festival in March need to sign up on my office door by Friday, Jan. 24th. Music must be approved, permission slips signed and turned in, and fees paid by Friday, Jan. 31stin order for me to get our entries in on time. These deadlines are not flexible. Fees are as follows: $7 for a solo and $10 for an ensemble (split between group members). If your child wants to participate but cannot afford the fee please let me know so I can help.
  5. I have created a new facebook group for our bands that I will use in addition to this newsletter, the band website, and remind. This will hopefully be a good way to share photos and videos of the band that you can then save for yourself. The page will be a private page only open to parents and students of current LMS Band students. You will need to answer some questions before being approved for membership. Please use the link to the right to access the group and request approval. You can also search for the group using Facebook’s search feature.

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next concerts up:

March 5th - KVL Band Festival, time TBA, LMS Auditorium (7th and 8th grade only)

March 9th - 6th grade and Jazz Band Concert, 7pm, LMS Auditorium

March 11th - LTMS Solo and Ensemble Festival, time TBA, Lexington Trails MS (7th and 8th grade only)

March 12th - 7th and 8th grade Band Concert, 7pm, LMS Auditorium

General Concert Info:

Uniform for all concerts (except Fine Arts Fair):

Band Polo

Black Dress Pants

Black Dress Shoes

Black Socks (if needed with shoes)

-Polos can be paid for with Mrs. Painton in the front office if they have not already be paid for.

-More detailed information will come out a few weeks before the concerts. 

-Concerts are required as part of your student's grade and their attendance at the full concert is expected. Please plan to stay for the duration of the concert to help us teach them proper concert etiquette as prescribed in our State Music Standards.

-Students who are not present at the concert and are considered excused (see band handbook for description of excused and unexcused concert absences) will have a make up assignment that they will need to complete to earn their concert grade. Students who are considered unexcused from the concert will not be allowed to make up the concert points.

 

Becky Jones
Director of Bands, Lansing Middle School

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Mrs. Jones has been the Director of Bands at Lansing Middle School and the Assistant Director of Bands at Lansing High school since 2005. She is currently also the KMEA Northeast District Middle Level Band Chair, the LMS Music Department Chair, and a member of the LMS Building Leadership Team. Outside of school Mrs. Jones is a 20 year member of the Army Reserves and currently serves as the Flute section leader for the 312th Army Band in Lawrence, KS. In her spare time Mrs. Jones enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her Husband, Stan, and her children Austin and Anna.

Click here for the Google calendar of band events.

 

Phone: 913-727-1197 Email: Becky Jones Lansing Middle School
220 Lion Lane Lansing KS 66043

 

 

Blake Vignery
Asst. Band Director/Percussion Instructor, Lansing Middle School

Mr. Vignery joined the Lansing High School Band staff in the fall of 2007.  Mr. Vignery is currently the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at both Lansing High School and Middle School. He currently serves as a percussion consultant for the Olathe North Band Program and also runs the drumline for the Mid America Nazarene University band program.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Vignery served as the percussion instructor for Lansing and Blue Valley North High Schools as well as assisting with various other schools in the Kansas City area.  In his previous positions, Mr. Vignery has worked with a wide variety of ensembles including high school concert band, jazz ensembles, marching bands, pep bands, pit orchestras, middle school concert bands, elementary bands, small ensembles, and has taught private lessons to students in the Kansas City area.  

Mr. Vignery grew up in Concordia, Kansas, and graduated from Concordia Senior High School in 2003.  He then attended Kansas State University where he studied Music Education.  While attending KSU, Mr. Vignery played in a wide variety of ensembles including: KSU Marching Band, Concert and Symphonic Bands and the Percussion Ensemble.  Mr. Vignery is an alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity and a member of the Percussive Arts Society.

Mr. Vignery is well renowned as an avid percussionist in the Kansas City musical theater community as he has performed over 45 musicals in the capacity of both musician and music director.  He has performed at several theatres including the Carlsen Center, the White Theatre, the Kauffman Center and the Signature Theater in Manhattan, New York.  Mr. Vignery is also very active around the Kansas City area playing with his band “The Boxley Brothers.”

Phone: 913-727-1197  Email: Blake Vignery Lansing Middle School
220 Lion Lane Lansing KS 66043