Awards Night Set for Tuesday May 7, 7PM
Lone Peak High School will host its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00PM at the Cedar Hills Golf Club.
The 2012-2013 school year has been an amazing success with National, Regional, and State Recognition. Awards will be presented for State Solo & Ensemble, All-State Recognition, Outstanding Junior and Senior Musicians, the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Awards, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the John Philip Sousa Award for Band.
In addition to individual recognition, all Senior Class band and percussion students will be recognized. Dinner will catered by Wallaby's and music will be provided by the Award-Winning Lone Peak High School Big Bands. Sierra Dew, Kylie Kap will featured vocalist as the jazz band will perform such famous pieces as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "In the Mood," "Over the Rainbow," and "When I Fall in Love." Seating is very limited. Admission is $12.50 and may be purchase online at www.myschoolfees.com or at the Lone Peak High School Finance Office.
LPHS Concert Bands Impress at Region
Both the Lone Peak Symphonic Band and Concert Band both received a superior rating at the recent Region IV Concert Band Festival. The Symphonic Band was one of two bands to receive straight I ratings (out of thirteen bands performing).
The Symphonic Band performed "Hosts of Freedom," and "Suite of Old American Dances." by The Concert Band performed "Rhythm of the Winds," by Frank Erickson, "Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon," by Percy Grainger, and "Rough-Riders" by Karl King. The Symphonic Band will next perform at the State Concert Band Festival on May 4, 2013 at Jordan High School.
Advanced Big Band Named National Finalist
Congratulations goes out to the Lone Peak Advanced Big Band who recently received notification they were selected as a finalist for the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation High School Jazz Competition. Finalists were selected by a panel at the prestigious Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA. The jazz festival will take place April 5-7 in Monterey, California.
The band will be having a silent auction at their upcoming JAZZ NIGHT February 25, 2013 at 7PM in the LPHS Auditorium. The night will feature jazz bands from Mountain Ridge Jr., Timberline Middle School, and both jazz bands from Lone Peak. Any donations to help these will be greatly appreciated.
Jazz Ensemble Goes Into the Recording Studio
The Lone Peak Jazz Ensemble I spent an evening at Covenant Recording studio is support of its audition to the prestigious Monterey Next Generation Festival. The band recorded "Till You Come Back to Me," with Kylie Kap on Vocals, and "Rockin' the Blues," recorded by the Count Basie Band.
To hear the recordings click here. The band will be in concert on February 25 at 7:00PM at Lone Peak High School. Music will include Pat Metheny's "The First Circle," Tim Davies' "Epic," and Duke Ellington's "Blood Count," performed Utah All-State Saxophonist, Hayden Payne.
All-State Band & Orchestra 2012-2013
Seven members of the Lone Peak High School bands were named to the 2012-2013 Utah All-State Concert Band & Orchestra. These students include: Monika Burnside, flute, Aaron Leifer, clarinet, Phillip Leifer, clarinet, Bobby Alger, trumpet, Jaden Bueno, trumpet, Ben Morgan, french horn, and Brianne Bueno, french horn.
Students were required to submit a video performance of an audition etude. Members were chosen by a jury of adjudicators. The Utah All-State Concert Band will be performing under the direction of famed composer Samuel R. Hazo with Dr. Robert Baldwin conducting the Orchestra. The three day event will conclude on January 19, 2013 with performances in Abravanel Hall.
The All-State Award is a recognized by nearly every college in the United States and represents the best and brightest in instrumental music in Utah. For senior Aaron Leifer, this marks his third year in the band. For Ben Morgan, this is his second. Congratulations to all the members of the band!
Marching Band Takes State and Places 8th at BOA
For the first time ever, the Lone Peak Marching Band was named State Champions! They traveled all the way to St. George to compete in two competitions: Red Rocks and BOA. Red Rocks was the first competition the band performed in. They had an amazing performance that blew the judges way! When it was announced that the Knights won first in every caption, they were thrilled! Even some tears were shed due to the excitement the students were feeling. The Lone Peak Band deserved it though. They have worked so hard this year. Probably harder than they have ever worked before!
But that's not all. The Knights competed in another competition the very next day: Bands of America. This competition had twenty two bands. Once they've all performed, the judges choose the ten best bands and have them perform again, then decide which band will take first. And for the first time in many years, the Lone Peak Marching Band was chosen to compete in the BOA Finals! When they got on the field to perform their show for the last time, everyone-whether they were in the stands or on the field-could tell that the Knights gave the best show they could possibly give. When they finished the show, everybody in the stands stood up and gave Lone Peak a standing ovation. Wow! Once the rest of the bands performed, it was time to line up and hear the scores. The LP band was overjoyed to hear that they placed 8th out of 22 bands in the Western ! All their hard work truly paid off! Congratulations to the Lone Peak Marching Knights! What a great way to end the season. They've worked hard, played hard, and performed hard. Now it's time to start preparing for next year!
Lone Peak Band Places First at Mt. Timpanogos
That's right. The band takes first again at the Mt. Timpanogos Competition on October 27th! It was just one of those amazing moments where everyone walked off the field thinking, "Wow. That was an amazing performance." Most of the judges thought that too! They gave the music, visual, and percussion award to the Knights! Unfortunately, the color guard judge at this competition was off his rocker, and did not give the award to Lone Peak, even though our guard had a flawless performance. Click on the link below, you can watch the Lone Peak Knights show Coulrophobia, and see how much our color guard rocks it!
Marching Band Sweeps Again!
The Lone Peak Marching Band is on fire this season! One October 16th, the band competed in the Davis Cup Competition. When they arrived at Davis High School, a huge storm started to blow in. This wasn't going to stop the band. Even in the wind and rain, they did all of their warm ups, eagerly waiting for their turn to perform. When it was their turn to take the field, they marched on with all the confidence they had. And as always, the LP Marching Band had an outstanding performance! They definitely impressed the judges; one of them even commented saying, "Tasty, tasty, tasty!!" At the award ceremony, the marching band and staff patiently waited to hear their score. The announcer wasted no time, and quickly informed the Knights that best percussion, color guard, visual, and music went to Lone Peak! They were given a score of 807 points. 45 points higher than the second place 3A band! Good job Knights! Keep up the good work!
Here's the link to watch it on YouTube:
Marching Band Places 3rd at BYU
The Lone Peak band had a HUGE accomplishment at the Rocky Mountain Invitational on October 9th at BYU. The band was the only 3A band there, so they had to compete in the 4A division. Not only that, but they added their 4th and 5th movements to the show, performing them for the first time this season. This didn't discourage the Knights though. They got on the field and showed all who were watching what they were made of. When the judges announced the winners of the 4A bands, the marching band was happy-and maybe even surprised-to hear that they took 3rd! Even though they were the smallest in their division, the Lone Peak Marching Knights still did their best and had an amazing performance.
Marching Band Sweeps at Nebo
The Lone Peak Marching Band had a phenomenal performance at Nebo! On Sept 29th, the band loaded up the buses, and drove up to the competition. After warming up, the band took the field and showed the judges who's boss. They played an amazing show, and when they finished, one of the staff members overheard a person in the stands yell, "That freaking gave me goosebumps!!" The Lone Peak band walked off the field with huge smiles. Every one of them did their best to show the audience what they had been working so hard for. The judges were able to see that. When award ceremonies started, the band found out that they took first in every single caption, and beat the rest of the 3A bands by 106 points! Congrats to the Lone Peak Marching Band and a big thanks to all the staff and parents who help the band succeed.
Here's a link to watch the show on YouTube:
Jazz Band places 2nd at State Fair
The Lone Peak Jazz Band placed 2nd at the 2013 Utah State Fair High School Jazz Band Competition on September 11, 2012.
Hayden Payne was named "Outstanding Jazz Soloist" at the festival.
2011-2012 All-State Selections
Congratulations to the the Lone Peak High School Students who were selected among hundreds of students to become members of the 2011-2012 All-State Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band. The All-State Band & Orchestra will perform January 18-20 at Weber State University under the baton of world renowned composer Mark Camphouse. The All-State Jazz band will perform February 2-4 in St. George under the direction of Grammy-nominated artist and composer Tim Davies. Selections include:
Band & Orchestra
Julia Larsen, 1st Flute
Rachel Smith, 1st Flute (First Chair)
Ben Morgan, French Horn
Jaden Bueno, 2nd Trumpet
Aaron Leifer, 2nd Clarinet
Kylie Kap, Vocalist
Will Brooksby, Bass
Integrity - Discipline - Honor
Music expresses that which cannot be said and
on which it is impossible to be silent.
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10189 N. 4800 W., Highland, Utah 84003 801-717-4568 fax 801-763-7064
copyright 2012 LPHS Bands