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2023 Marching Band Away Camp

LATEST NEWS

(updated 5/20/24 - 1:00pm)

LATEST NEWS

  • Marching Crusaders - IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! Registration information has been released. See below, in the Marching Crusaders Season Information section, for the information packet and where to register. Remember, registration night is Monday May 20th.

  • Cedar Point trip - Registration for the Cedar Point Trip has closed.

  • LCN Clarinet Quintet performs on Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association's Spring Honors Concert - On Saturday, May 7th, a Clarinet Quintet made up of Bryce Szyska (so), Karson Schefka (sr), Breanna Nutt (sr), Julie Payne (jr) and Natalie Kyser, performed on the MSBOA Honors Showcase in Kalamazoo. A very high honor that was well earned by this hard working group of LCN band students. To view the performance CLICK HERE to for the YouTube recording. The entire concert was filled with many of Michigan's best High School instrumental music students. It is recommended you watch each group. However, if you would just like to watch the LCN performance, you will find it at the 37th minute. Enjoy!

  • Graduation/Commencement - The non-graduating students in the Wind Symphony AND Symphony Band will combine to perform at commencement. This is a return to an old tradition. Commencement is Tuesday, June 4th. Details will be available soon.

TRAVEL

  • Mr. Griffith is planning for a 2025 New York City trip. Information for NYC is still in the works and will be released in the next couple months.​​​

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BAND BOOSTERS

Upcoming booster events

  • General Band Booster Membership Meeting - The next general membership meeting of the Band Boosters will be Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. 

2024 MARCHING CRUSADERS SEASON INFORMATION

UPDATE 05/20/24

2024 MARCHING SEASON INFORMATION

  • REGISTRATION! - Marching Crusaders Registration will be Monday, May 20th at LC High School North. Here are the details you have all been waiting for!
    • CLICK HERE for the Information Packet - this packet will give you details regarding How, When, and Where to register. Be sure to read the instructions.​
    • Registration will take place in the Social Studies hallway. We ask all registrants to please enter through Door #52 (facing the student/east parking lot). There will be signs outside pointing the way. Please do not enter through the band room as there will be a student meeting taking place during registration.
    • NEW this year. All documents are filled out digitally. CLICK HERE to go to the registration page.
    • New Marchers will register between 6pm-6:30pm followed by Orientation meetings. These meetings will take place in the band room (new marchers) and choir room (new parents).
    • All returning marchers will register between 7pm & 8pm. Returning students and parents do not need to attend the orientation meeting.
  • Student Leader Meetings - All drum majors, field commanders, horn sergeants, and section leaders are to join us for 3 student leader meetings. The meeting dates can be found on the band calendar. 
  • Mini-Camp - The 2024 Marching Crusaders season officially begins on the last day of school Thursday, June 13th. See the schedule below for some more information:
    • Thursday, June 13th - 12:30pm-3:30pm - First rehearsals is for all new marchers, all percussionists, all colorguard, and all student leaders. A bus will be arranged for MS East students to get to LCN. MS North students will walk to the HS once traffic has cleared. Please be sure to have your instrument, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
    • Friday, June 14th - 8:30am-3:30pm - First rehearsal for ALL Marching Crusaders. 
    • Saturday, June 15th
      • 8:30am-12:30pm - Bottle and Can Drive #1​
      • 1:30pm-3:30pm - Mini-Camp Rehearsal #3 - be sure to arrange transport for your instrument following the rehearsal!
  • The marching season calendar has been published. See the DOCUMENTS below.
  • Communications - The director and boosters primarily use Schoology, Facebook, and the BAND App to release information to students and parents. Each season, a new group will be created in the BAND app. There will be separate groups for students and parents. The QR codes to sign-Up for the BAND app will be made available at Registration Night and on the Marching Band page of the website following registration. Please be sure to use your full name when registering.
  • Section Leaders - Applications for section leader will be made available Friday, May 10th and due back to Mr. Griffith by Wednesday, May 15th. All student leader positions will be announced after school Friday, May 12th. Students interested in being a student leader should make sure they submit all information on time and be sure you are available for 3 after school student leader meetings as well as the registration night (to greet incoming marchers!). Student leader meetings will be Monday, May 20th, Wednesday, May 29th, and Monday, June 3rd.
  • Payments - Links to marching season payments can be found on the Payments page. Or CLICK HERE!
  • Looking for band MERCH?!? CLICK HERE to go to the MERCH Shop and get your cool swag!
  • DRUM MAJORS - Congratulations to the 2024 Marching Crusaders Drum Majors Natalie Kyser and Bryce Szyska
  • Field Commander - Congratulations to the 2024 Marching Crusaders Field Commander Lillie Grunewald​​
  • Color Guard Announcements - 
  • Drumline and Front Ensemble Announcements - 

VOLUNTEERS

Links to volunteer for Marching Band Events can be found on the Volunteers page. Please help!

 

MARCHING CRUSADERS DOCUMENTS

  • Drumline Information - CLICK HERE to see Drum Line and Front Ensemble Information Now available
  • New Marcher parent meeting PowerPoint - CLICK HERE (Posted after New Marcher Orientation)
  • 2024 Marching Crusaders Calendar - CLICK HERE - if you see an error, please alert Mr. Oranchak ASAP!
  • 2024 Marching Crusaders Information Packet - CLICK HERE
  • To email the Director CLICK HERE

BAND BOOSTERS

The next event for parent volunteers will be - 

The Next General Membership Band Booster Meeting will be Thursday, May 9th in the LCN Band Room.

 

For information on the next Band Booster meeting, see the Band Booster page.

 

L'Anse Creuse High School North Instrumental Music

Craft & Vendor Shows

The next LCN bands Craft show will be A Crafty Christmas on Saturday, December 7th, 2024. 

Volunteers will be needed to assist in many ways. Keep an eye out for the sign-up link!

Vendors, CLICK HERE to go to the Craft Show Page!


 

Decorated Christmas Tree

SOLO & ENSEMBLE INFORMATION

(Updated 12/03/23 - 8:30am)

Members of any LCN concert ensemble may participate in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association's Solo & Ensemble Festival. This event typically takes place in late January or early February at Rochester High School. Details and registration will be made available to students in October.

Solo & Ensemble Festival for the 2023-2024 school year will be held on Saturday, January 20th (All Chamber Ensembles ONLY, including Percussion Ensemble) and Saturday, February 3rd (all other events).

REGISTRATION for the 23-24 Solo & Ensemble Festival will begin October 4th 2023 with a deadline of Friday, October 27th. See the registration document for details.

MSBOA BAND FESTIVAL

L'Anse Creuse North High School competes, each year, in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association competition each year. Typically, the festival is in the afternoon/evening in early March and located at Dakota High School. Band & Orchestra Festival is a part of each student's concert ensemble grade. Exact dates and times are usually not known until late January or early February. Possible dates for the 2023-2024 school year are March 7th, 8th, or 9th. See information above for details.

We encourage family members to attend the performance and sight reading activities at festival! 

NEXT LCN FINE ARTS TRIP

In 2023, the LCN Instrumental Music Department traveled to Disney! The Disney trip occurs every 4 years. In between Disney trips, the bands travel to New York City. Our next NYC trip, pending LCN administration and school board approval, should take place in early Spring 2025.

In addition to the above travel adventures, the LCN bands will travel to Cedar Point in June of 2024. For details