Dear Band and Orchestra Students and Parents/Guardians,
I hope this finds you well and enjoying your summer so far! As we approach the end of June, I am always surprised at how fast the time goes. I wanted to send this out to all of you with a few updates and things to look forward to. Before we know it, the band will be back on the field!
Welcome to Mr. Lennox!
As most of have hopefully seen, we have officially welcomed our new assistant director, Mr. William Lennox. He has been getting settled in and has already met quite a few of the students so far. Mr. Lennox brings a great deal of experience and we are excited to have him join the Liberty family.
Music and Instrument Pick-Up
All school-owned instruments have been set aside for incoming students that have requested them. We are doing some final cleanings and maintenance checks. I will post a date and times for pick-up of those instruments.
Music packets are also being compiled. A list of part assignments, along with music packets will be available when the instruments are picked up.
For the time being, a Google Drive has been created with some of the music. More music will be added as it is prepared, but this will give students an opportunity to start looking things over. The Google Drive can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ce_5MOM6zy35zwmlP_5mPJv215TmN_Vq?usp=sharing
2021-22 Performance Calendar
The full calendar for the music department is attached. Everything listed is what we anticipate throughout the year. Events are always subject to change, and we will do everything in our power to keep you notified in a timely manner. As you can see, we are back in full swing…not only with the regular football season, but with the 100th anniversary celebrations and a few other performances. Great things to look forward to!
Lights, Camera, Action!
As was announced in the Morning Call last week, the Liberty Grenadier and Freedom Patriot bands are being given a unique opportunity to be in a movie! In August, the Liberty and Freedom bands will be combining to do a film shoot for Daniel Roebuck. Mr. Roebuck is a Lehigh Valley native who has had quite a successful career in film and television (Matlock, The Fugitive, Lost). He is working on a new movie entitled “The Hail Mary”, and he wants us to be part of it! A tentative date of Saturday, August 14th is the planned shoot, however, that could easily change as we get closer. Filming will take place in the evening at the stadium for night time shots. More details will follow.
There will be a few non-mandatory marching band sessions held in July. These sessions will give us a jump on music and an opportunity to introduce our new members to some marching basics. We will hold these sessions on Monday, July 12, 19, and 26 from 7-8:30pm in the LHS Band Room.
Have a great July 4th weekend and we’ll see you soon!!
Mr. Frank & Mr. Lennox