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Mustang musicians approach hard work with enthusiasm

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-The LRHS band program has been busy performing and practicing. The Marching Mustangs completed their first mini-camp of the season from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on May 6, 2017, at LRHS. All 2017 marchers and new marchers attended to improve their musical skills and learn marching basics.
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Mustang musicians set for mini-camp and concerts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Marching Mustangs will be working hard at their first mini-camp from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on May 6, 2017, at LRHS. All 2017 marchers and new marchers will be attending. The mini-camp is important because it establishes the foundation for the marching season in the fall. “I am extremely excited to work with the new marchers and help teach them the fundamentals of marching.
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Mustang wind ensemble heats up at states

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On April 24, the LRHS Wind Ensemble competed in the Florida Bandmaster Association’s Music Performance Assessment (MPA) State Concert Competition at Bailey Concert Hall, Broward College. The band took a bus to Miami on what would typically be a three-hour drive, however, about 30 minutes from the performance site the bus broke down on Alligator Alley.
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Bands headed to Orlando to perform and play

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Band Program is headed to Universal Studios and Disney March 16-18, and had many scheduled performances. “I think it will be interesting. I’m excited,” said freshman mellophone and french horn player Loukas Wagner. The Marching Mustangs will participate in the “Disney Festival of Fantasy” Parade at the Magic Kingdom, and both LRHS Jazz Bands will perform at Universal Studio’s City Walk Stage.
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More success for Mustang musicians

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last weekend all three LRHS concert bands competed in Music Performance Assessments (MPAs.) After performing on stage and sight-reading for judges, those competing in MPAs receive scores of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior in each portion of the evaluation. A Superior is equivalent to an ‘A’ grade, an Excellent a ‘B”, and so forth.
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Mustang musicians excel

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Band Solo and Ensemble judging took place Feb. 10-11 at Sarasota Booker high school. LRHS took home 52 Superior medals, and three Superior medals with distinctions, which means that the musicians performed the piece memorized. Every other medal earned was an Excellent. Solo and Ensemble is mandatory for advanced music periods and optional for everyone else.
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Prism concert highlights LRHS musical diversity

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS annual Prism Concert is at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 15 in the LRHS auditorium. The audience entry fee is $5. All Lakewood Ranch bands will perform, featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Freshman Bands, along with the Color Guard, Percussion Section and Jazz Bands 1 and 2.
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Marching Mustangs finish third in tougher competition class

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Marching Mustangs received a 74.9 and Best Percussion in the 5A class after performing their show, “Twelve Seconds to the Moon” at Newsome High School last weekend. Despite losing 19.5 hours of rehearsal time due to hurricanes, the Marching Mustangs placed third overall. Their show portrays man’s conquest of the skies, beginning with the Wright brothers’ first 12 second flight ranging to astronauts taking the initial steps on the moon.
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Marching Mustangs host weekend fundraiser

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLORIDA)- The LRHS Marching Mustangs are hosting a fundraiser from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Aug. 27 at “Carrabbas” on University Parkway. “They are fun because you get to hang out with friends and make money for the band, supporting the program,” alto saxophone player Chandler Reed, junior, said about his experiences volunteering in the past.
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Marching Mustangs preparing to perform

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Marching Mustangs are in full swing preparing for a new season. Since summer ended early, band camp is now taking place during the first two weeks of school. Band camp is an essential part of structuring the Marching Mustangs’ success and expectations for the season.
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Mustang bands recognize leaders

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Thursday night the Bands of Lakewood Ranch held their annual Awards Night. Musicians in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz 1 and 2 and the Marching Mustangs attended not only to celebrate their successes and eat cake along with other treats, but also to commemorate the seniors in their last year and receive awards for their talented efforts.
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LRHS band ready for Spring concert

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Lakewood Ranch Band program’s Spring Concert takes place on May 5. The Wind Ensemble, Jazz 1 and 2 and Symphonic Band will perform, featuring soloists and vocalists. “I’m just excited about it,” LRHS band director Ron Lambert said about the concert. “It’s a chance to play entertaining literature that we don’t get to play at Music Performance Assessments (MPAs).

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