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Please see letters below from Mrs. Jones regarding band for the upcoming year.

6th Grade Beginning Band Information 2020-2021

7th and 8th Grade Band Information Letter (7/18/20)

 

Please check back here for updates on the 2020-2021 school year!

 

Becky Jones
Director of Bands, Lansing Middle School

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Mrs. Jones earned her BME from the University of Kansas in 2003 and completed her student teaching with the Park Hill School District in 2004. She accepted her first teaching position for the 2004-2005 school year with Mill Creek Valley USD 329 in Wabaunsee County, KS where she was the 5-12 Band Director and the 7-12 Choir Director. After teaching there for a year she was offered the position at Lansing USD 469 as LMS Director of Bands and LHS Assistant Director of Bands where she has served since. While teaching at Lansing Mrs. Jones has served on the LMS Site Council, the USD 469 Professional Development Council, the LMS Building Leadership Team, the Lansing Education Foundation Board, and is currently the LMS Music Department Chair. During her time at Lansing she also earned her MaED and MSSL degrees and obtained her building level administrative certification. Mrs. Jones was recently accepted to The University of Kansas Graduate School to start work on an Ed.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction and she will start her classes at the KU Edwards Campus this fall.

Outside of school Mrs. Jones has served in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves as a Bandsman since 1998. She currently serves with the 312th Army Band as the Flute section leader, the NCOIC of the Churchill Winds Woodwind Quintet, the 312th Army Band Color Guard, and PT Operations. She is also the primary narrator for the concert band.

Professionally, Mrs. Jones serves as Vice-President of P.E.O. Chaper JS in Basehor, KS,  and is a member of KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association), KBA (Kansas Bandmaster's Association), and NAfME (National Association for Music Education). In 2019 Mrs. Jones was recognized as the KMEA Northeast District Middle Level Band Director of the year and has served two terms as the Northeast District Middle Level Band Chair.

In her spare time Mrs. Jones enjoys traveling, running, reading cheesy rom-com novels, watching Downton Abbey on repeat, and spending time with her family.

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