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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. 6th grade concert is coming up! Please mark Nov. 14th on your calendar! Info about this concert was sent via skyward email last week. Please check skyward or your email for that message.

  2. The first girls basketball pep band is on Monday, Nov. 4th from 4-5pm

  3. Quarter 2 Objectives have been posted and the first one is due on Friday, Nov. 8th.

  4. Morning jazz band starts Monday, Nov, 4th with M/W Jazz Band and Tuesday, Nov, 5th for Tu/Th Jazz Band. Please check with your student regarding which band they are in. Please use the codes to the right to sign up for jazz band remind messages specific to their band.

  5. Since we now have 3 total jazz bands and 3 concert bands it has been decided that we will add dates to our calendar to ensure that concerts do not last too long. The following is the upcoming concert schedule for 2nd quarter:

    -6th Grade: Nov. 14th @7pm LMS Aud.
    -7th grade/8th grade: Dec. 17 @7pm LMS Aud.

    -6th Grade/Jazz Bands: Dec. 18th @7pm LMS Aud.

  6. Polo Shirts for 6th grade are still being distributed. If your student paid this past week they will have their shirt this week. Please be patient with this process as we do not get real- time updates on who has paid and who hasn’t.

 

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

6th Grade students will have their first concert on Nov. 14th at 7pm in the LMS Auditorium.

When the concert is over students will put their instruments away and help clear the stage and put away equipment. Once that job is complete students may meet their parents in the auditorium lobby. We will also celebrate this occasion with cookies and juice in the lobby after the concert. A sign up will be going out later this week for parents to sign up to bring goodies.

Concert uniform:

-Band Polo

-Black Dress pants (please no athletic shorts, sweats, or skirts)

-Black Dress Shoes (please no tennis shoes)

-Black Socks

Concerts are a required part of your student's grade and are worth 200 points. It is imperative that your student attend the concert. If for some reason they are not able to attend due to illness or other issue please contact Mrs. Jones as soon as possible so arrangements can be made for a make up assignment. Their grade will remain a zero in the grade book until that work is complete so they, and you, are aware of what their grade will be should they not complete that work.

 

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