Lincoln Middle School
Middle School
510 S. 9th St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7780 | Fax: 608-789-7181

Symphonic Band

SYMPHONIC BAND

 

This special multi-grade band for advanced players was created to motivate students by providing an exciting opportunity to prepare and perform at Band Festivals each Spring. In the past this group has performed at the local La Crosse Area Music Festival Association (LAMFA) Concert Festival as well as the annual Kalahari Band Festival in the Wisconsin Dells. The Symphonic Band is about sacrifice and commitment. Students (as well as their teachers) have to commit and make some sacrifices to attend the handful of mandatory rehearsals. The result of these students’ hard work and commitment is a group that performs more difficult band literature with a more mature sound, while exhibiting a professional look and exemplary behavior.

Auditions for the Symphonic Band are held in early February.

HARDEN

Advisor:  Jason Harden (jharden@lacrossesd.org)  608-789-6638

 

SYMPHONIC BAND SCHEDULE

 

SYMPHONIC BAND NEWS

 

SYMPHONIC BAND REPRESENTS WISCONSIN MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Symphonic Band

“A big congratulations go out to our Symphonic Band for their wonderful performance at the National Band Association convention in Appleton last Friday. They not only represented our school, and our district well, they were the representative of middle school bands in Wisconsin. Great work everyone! We are very proud of you!”

 

PERFORMANCE AT KALAHARI BAND FESTIVAL

On Friday April 24th, 2015, The Lincoln Middle School Symphonic Band performed at the annual Kalahari Band Festival in the Wisconsin Dells. This two day event featured 46 middle school bands from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The band probably performed the most difficult literature of the whole festival. “Outstanding” and “Fantastic” were some of the words used by the adjudicators and festival manager to describe the performance. Dr. John Climer, Director of Bands and Professor of Music at UW-Milwaukee was the band clinician following the performance. He was very impressed with the musical maturity of our band and applauded us on our performance of Percy Grainger’s Shepherd’s Hey, as well as Harold Bennett’s Military Escort and Larry Clark’s arrangement of the Welsch folk song Suo Gan. Another adjudicator wrote that he loved our group’s professional look, stating that “people can hear what they see.” Mr. Harden and Mr. Pomplun are extremely proud of the Symphonic Band and the hard work of all of its members this season.

SYMPHONIC BAND MEMBERS

FLUTE

Endrizzi, Tia

Knoble, Kalli

Oettel, McKenna

Schroeder, Gwen

Shively, Ava

OBOE

Braithwaite, Isabella

BASSOON

Kilpatrick, Abby

CLARINET

Bouzek, Genna

Harnish, Kieran

LeDocq, Ella

Moua, Alexia

Moua, Gao Sheng

Olson, Will

Roswall, Sydney

Schwalbe, Liebe

Stapley, Vance

Swerman, Noah

BASS CLARINET

Blake, Ruby

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Restel, Wyatt

TENOR SAX

Kennedy, Owen

PERCUSSION

Funmaker, Cassie

Holman, Kayla

Lysne, Ella

Mach, Ken

Miller, Gabe

Yuvienco, Noah

TRUMPET

Backstrand, Marty

Beck, Natalie

Lenz, Tommy

Markussen, Carson

Sprain, Abie

Zeeb, Jacob

HORN

Baines, Evan

Fredrickson, Grace

Higgins, Aedan

Hutschenreuter, Aiden

List, Simon

Miller, Collin

Turk, Nero

TROMBONE

Coffey, William

Endrizzi, Joey

Krause, Ava

Kujak, Lucy

Larson, Elliot

Lomen, Jen

EUPHONIUM

Ehlers, Gwena

Ihrke, Alex

Perry, Conner

TUBA

Baggett, Danny

Doerfler, Soren

Lockley, Sydney