Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am truly thankful for the great kids, parents, and staff that I get to work alongside off each and every day. Thank you all. I am even more thankful for the time I have been gifted through COVID, to hang with my family more during a Marching Season. It has truly been a blessing for our family and my mental health! Truly thankful for the little gifts in strange places! Have a great week!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

It’s been a bit of a wild ride this year and it’s looking like we are heading into the last four weeks of school for 2020 (next week and three after Thanksgiving break) with a lot of projects to finish and premiere. Look for our virtual performance videos in the next few weeks and for our entire Winter Spectacular Concert (date TBD). Our music students have been working extremely hard to get you the best music possible. Thank you students for all your hard work! Looking to another fun week of music!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

First week of quarter two complete and we are working hard to finish up our marching season and we begin to transition into our concert season.

Lots of great music opportunities going on for the students to engage in and find something worthwhile to do during this challenging time. I know I have hit a few distance learning walls during this time, and being able to step up to a music project or even a home project around the house has made a huge difference in breaking down those walls. Students, choose to engage! It’s so easy to choose not to engage, but you’ll be so glad you when you are in the midst of a music project, or any project, and your happy meter soars!

Have a great week and be musical!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

As we finish up September and move into October, I am thankful for all the hard work that has been going on for these opening six weeks. Lots of good practicing, moving, and connecting have been happening, and I am hoping that we all see the fruit of our work blossoming. Keep up the great work, focus, and fun! Keep being better musicians and people! Keep enjoying each day! Have a great week!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for a great week and for a wonderful back to school night. It was good to see you all! Lots of great work happening with our students as we work to learn new music and movement for our Virtual Marching show as well as some new music for future small projects.

Thank you all for your hard work and patience as we continue to grow and make music. Have a great week! Stay safe!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for a great opening to school in the most unusual opening I’ve been a part of. The music is being played, musicianship is building, and our music community is growing.

It was great to see all the parents turn out on Wednesday night. MPA is the best community group you could be apart of during your time at LCHS, from 7-12 grade. Thank you all for continuing that great community and the support it gives our program and all its members.

Hope you have a great long weekend and stay cool in this insane heat! Good thing we aren’t at an outdoor event this weekend!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Hope you are all well and settling into this new schedule. I know in my house, my lunch meetings with my kids and wife have been some of the highlights of my weeks.

Our instrumental students have been working hard and finding time to improve their playing, even while at home in the early hours. Thank you all for your support in keeping the music flowing through this difficult playing environment. Music makes all things better.

Wednesday night we will hold our opening information meeting about the instrumental music program. It’ll be an overview of the program and the Music Parents Association and how you can help support our great program. We will also try to give some insight into the year’s plans, even though everything is in complete flux.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for a great first week of school! We are working hard to figure out this new teaching environment and working to get the best music training and performance out of each student. Look for our hard work this Friday as the band, guard, and percussion are featured in our first assembly of the year. I am amazed with the professionalism that our students are working in to learn, record and turn in such great work in such a small turn around. Thank you all!

This Wednesday night at 7pm we will be having the first MPA meeting of the year. I invite everyone to come and sit in on our virtual meeting and see the great community of supporters who help make this Instrumental Music Program great. Come and join in and find out all the ways you as a parent can work to support your kids in our program.