Band
2020 LCHS Band
Director

Panella, John
850-643-2241
Events

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Sound of Liberty Marching Band
The Sound of Liberty is the most visible musical ensemble at LCHS and performs annually at all varsity football games, community parades and events, the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District 3 Music Performance Assessment festival in Tallahassee, and several regional marching band festivals. The Band consists of instrumentalists (woodwind, brass and percussion players) as well as Color Guard students. Membership is open to any interested student at LCHS as well as middle school instrumentalists in grades 7-8. Prior musical experience is not necessary to join the Sound of Liberty.
Concert Band
The Concert Band is comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion players in grades 9-12 at LCHS and rehearses daily as a class during seventh period. The Concert Band performs annually at the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert and the FBA District 3 Concert Band Music Performance Assessment festival in Tallahassee. Prior experience is not necessary to enroll in Band class. Student musicians must be enrolled in this class in order to participate in the Sound of Liberty.
Jazz Band
The LCHS Jazz Band is an extra-curricular ensemble which rehearses once per week after school and provides students an introduction to the rich history of jazz music. Through ensemble rehearsal, individual practice, and a variety of performance opportunities, students gain an understanding of and appreciation for the great art form of jazz. Emphasis is placed on performance technique, musicianship, and basic improvisational skills. The Jazz Band performs annually at the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert and several community events.
Percussion Ensemble
The Percussion Ensemble is an extra-curricular ensemble open to any high school student and rehearses once per week after school. This ensemble provides an opportunity for non-percussionists to learn basic percussion technique and for current percussionists to develop individual skill level. The Percussion Ensemble performs music composed and arranged specifically for percussion instruments at the Spring Concert.
Bulldog Pep Band
An extension of the Sound of Liberty, the Pep Band is a voluntary ensemble which performs arrangements of popular music at home Varsity basketball games during the winter months.