Band and Color Guard

Promoting Music Education and Achieving Excellence

Welcome to the Lawrence North Band Program! The Lawrence North Bands are recognized state and nationwide! In our program students have the opportunity to perform in several ensembles including Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Marching Band and several others. Students will have numerous performance opportunities throughout the year to show off their skills! Thank you for taking an interest in us and we hope to have you as a valued member of our Lawrence North Band Family.

Co-Curricular Courses

All band courses are considered co-curricular. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

*Placement at director discretion

Concert Band 1

Concert Band 1 is a Beginner level band designed for beginning level performers. Students in this group spend their year working out of a fundamental book, to learn the skills needed to move into the next band. Ideally, students who are in this group are able to learn and move up as seen fit throughout the school year.

Concert Band 2

The Concert Band is an entry level band designed for performers who play at a Group 3 level. Students begin the year learning fundamentals, focusing on instrument techniques and how to develop their musical ability. Throughout the year, students are gradually introduced to more advanced music and performance techniques. Concert band students perform at multiple concerts throughout the year, and in the ISSMA competition each spring.

Symphonic Band 3

The Symphonic Band is our intermediate band. Symphonic Band is the stepping stone from the beginning level Concert Bands to the Wind Ensemble, giving students the experience needed to improve their playing skills while learning more advanced music. Students perform in multiple concerts throughout the year, and in the ISSMA competition each spring.

Honors Wind Ensemble 4

The Wind Ensemble is the Premiere Band at Lawrence North. This band is comprised of upperclassmen, and a few outstanding underclassmen, who have proven their ability to play more complex and challenging music. Students perform a varied repertoire for several concerts throughout the school year. Students in the Wind Ensemble are expected to take private lessons. The LN Wind Ensemble competes at the annual ISSMA State Concert qualifications, with the goal of making Indiana Concert Band State Finals.

Jazz Band 1

The LN Jazz Band focuses on developing the musicianship and performance skills necessary for all types of instrumental jazz. Students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, including Dixieland, big band-style swing, bebop, Latin jazz fusions, and smooth jazz. Students are also encouraged to branch out from the written notes into the world of jazz improvisation. Learning is enhanced through the expertise of guest conductors, clinicians, and professional jazz musicians.

Jazz Band 2

The LN Jazz Band focuses on developing the musicianship and performance skills necessary for all types of instrumental jazz. Students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, including Dixieland, big band-style swing, bebop, Latin jazz fusions, and smooth jazz. Students are also encouraged to branch out from the written notes into the world of jazz improvisation. Learning is enhanced through the expertise of guest conductors, clinicians, and professional jazz musicians.

The Jazz Band competes at Jazz Festivals such as the Heritage Music Festival, the Ball State Jazz Festival, and the Purdue Jazz Festival. They also perform in multiple concerts throughout the year at LN, including the Jazz Café fundraising concert each spring.

Color Guard

Color Guard is an exciting team activity that combines athleticism with dance and choreography. What makes color guard unique is the use of rifles, flags, sabers and other props. The Lawrence Township color guard program includes students from both Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools.

Throughout summer and fall, the color guard performs with the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, competing at the local, state, and national level.

Color Guard members also have the opportunity to compete with the Lawrence Township Winter Guard, competing at the local, state, and national level.

Extra Curricular Ensembles

Marching Band

Note: While not a curricular course, full participation in one season of Marching Band will  give students 1 of the 2 P.E. credits that are required for graduation).

Currently Ranked 14th in the United States, The Marching Pride of Lawrence Township includes students from Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools. Students train throughout the summer months in preparation for the competition season. The Marching Pride competes at the local, state, and national levels, ending their season marching on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. To learn more about the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, visit the MPLT website.

Pep Band

From traditional favorites to modern anthems, the LN Peppers keep the fans jumping and play their LN Basketball teams to victory.

Pit Orchestra

The Pit Orchestra, an ensemble of the Lawrence North Orchestra and Band students, provides both ambiance and drama to the anual musical put on by the LN theater department.

Symphony Orchestra

Combines talents from both the Lawrence North band and orchestra programs.

Show Band

Band students perform music for the Lawrence North Show Choirs.

Winter Percussion

Lawrence Township Winter Percussion includes percussionists from Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools. Founded in 2015, our Winter Percussionists are highly competitive at the local, state, and national level. In their inaugural year, they placed 2nd in Open Class PSO at the State Championships, and were crowned state champions in 2016 and 2018. Nationally, they have placed as high as 6th in their class, competing against some of the most talented percussionists in the world.

Winterguard

Connor Vaughn

Director of Bands

Dan Herrick

Assistant Band Director

Alex Entin

Percussion Director

Julie Reid

Color Guard Director

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