April 22, 2017

Spring semester has been a busy time for the vocal music department. In January we produced the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz”. Three outstanding performances were met with enthusiastic audiences and the students, once again, delivered a terrific product. More than 60 Lexington HS students participated in this year’s production and it is an experience they will remember the rest of their lives.

During the final performance of the musical, the Minuteman Fine Arts Association  (MFAA) held the first annual Waffleman Breakfast fundraiser event. More than 800 people came to the Middle School cafeteria that morning and enjoyed delicious Belgian waffles. Proceeds from that event go to support the music, theatre and speech events at LHS. Support from the MFAA is essential to the success of LHS fine arts and is an amazing service to our students.  Check for more information about MFAA and how you can participate.

During the month of February, two of our actors from “The Wizard of Oz” had the opportunity to attend a special Actor’s Workshop presented by Crane River Theater of Kearney, hosted at UNK. Jamie Ticas and Eric Estrada spent the day on campus in workshop sessions hosted by professional actors covering Acting, Singing and Choreography. This will be an annual event and we anticipate the opportunity to send two LHS students next spring.

Our choir has spent the bulk of this semester preparing music for the upcoming spring concert, April 29th in the East Gym of the high school at 2pm. From Renaissance music to the 20th century, we will provide a wide selection of music. With 65 singers, the LHS choir has made huge strides in the past few years and is sure to deliver a top-notch performance for our audience. This concert will also host performances from the LHS Concert Bands, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble.

The Fine Arts department will host the annual Fine Arts Awards Night on May 1 in the Middle School cafeteria. Letters, participation awards and senior awards will be presented that evening.

Finally, graduation day is a big day for our music department. The high school band and choir will both present performances honoring our graduates on their special day. As musicians, it is our privilege to provide music in special ceremonies such as this. It is, by far, our largest audience of the year and we look forward to our opportunity to perform.