The Guard’s second competition is also at Potomac HS on February 26th. They will be performing at 9 am. Their show is called Broken is Beautiful and there is nothing broken about this performance! They are all AMAZING and all so beautiful! Plan to come out to BOTH shows as one ticket covers both events. More details to come.
Thank you for your support!
The first indoor Drumline competition is coming up quickly- February 26th. The theme is Alone in a Crowd, and the kids are looking and sounding fantastic. The performance is at 8 pm. Please come out to support us.
Thank you to Shannen and John Setlik, Marcia Schryer, Georgina Price and Andy Gallagher for all of your help and support so far with props and uniform preparation… it is a lot of work, but everything is looking amazing!
We are off to a good start with the first week of sales in our Citrus Fundraiser!! To make it the success that our bands are counting on, we need everyone to send out the sales link or flyer to as many of their families and friends as possible! Surely there are more people you know who love fruit, our SLHS bands, or both - if so reach out to them and share our Citrus Sale information today! The SLHS Band Booster Citrus Sale link is:
Any questions? If so, please reach out to our Citrus Sales coordinator: Mary Beth Morrow at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The All District Band performance this weekend was spectacular! Seeing these students perform together for the first time in almost two years was a total joy for everyone. The Symphonic Band played a challenging selection of five pieces including “Incantation and Dance”, “Light Cavalry Overture”, and a piece written by the conductor, Dr. Mark Lortz, titled “After Pandora” which reflects upon the events of 2020 through now. The Wind Ensemble played two incredibly challenging pieces. The first were three movements from “Wine Dark Sea” – a 35 minute long piece which tells the story of The Odyssey through theatrical music. The second was “Easter Monday on the White House Lawn” a three minute, note intensive, fast moving, jaunty ragtime by John Philip Sousa. These selection were what the conductor, Dr. Kenneth Thompson, called the hardest 35 minute piece and hardest three minute piece that any high schooler could ever play. Congratulations to all! Your dedication and hard work paid off! The online program is available here to view:
The guard did an amazing job at their first competition! They were awarded 5th place with a score of 48.45. None of it would be possible if it wasn't for the help of parents and guardians and friends that were present. Thank you for your support. The next competition will be February 26th at Potomac HS in Dumfries, VA.