The mission of the Lafayette High School Orchestra is to develop in each student an appreciation of our inherit musical culture, to teach techniques of musical expression, to discover and develop the talents of students in all styles of music, to develop knowledge and skills in listening, reading, and performing at a high artistic level.
Community, friendships, and outreach are three words that represent our vision for the program. Students in the Lafayette Orchestra program have a rich tradition of musical excellence and pride through performing from the heart. We seek to share our talents and passions with the community. We share our musical gifts with the young and the young at heart through programs like our "Giving Bach" outreach to students with special needs as well as through our mentorship program for future orchestra members. We love to perform, not only on stage, but off stage too!
Our orchestra provides a variety of essential elements in our students' lives. Participation in such a large group involves not just musical talent, but discipline, maturity, social skills, and personal responsibility. Weaving these elements together requires regular attendance, a high level of participation, and quality individual preparation. The overall group’s success relies each individual's ability to attain these elements. If everyone does their part, the experience will definitely be rewarding!
LHSO Placement Audition Information
2017-2018 Incoming Freshman
We would like to welcome the incoming freshman to our orchestra family! We have compiled a packet including important information regarding placement auditions, audition registration, orchestra summaries, and dates to mark down on your calendars.
Please return these forms to your Middle School teacher by MARCH 15
Click here to download the packet.
Click here to download the audition material
Auditions for LEVEL 3 and LEVEL 4 will be held on March 28 and 29 at Lafayette High School
Auditions for LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 auditions will be held during the school visits from March 27-31
Tuesday, March 28 (only level 3-4)
Viola/Cello/Bass Auditions @ LHS Orchestra Room, 4:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, March 29 (only level 3-4)
Violin Auditions @ LHS Orchestra Room, 4:00-6:00pm
Mr. Kent will listen to incoming freshman March 27-31 both level 1 and 2 at their school, no need to schedule an audition unless incoming freshman are audition for level 3 or 4
Freshman Orchestra Camp
Lafayette High School Orchestra
New students in the LHSO will experience an intense and exciting week of immersion in string playing and musicianship. The concentrated musical instruction is tempered with supervised recreational activities in an atmosphere conducive to total learning, fun, and individual growth.
Registration for new members and upperclassmen can be accessed by following the link below. Cost is FREE!
1 Register for the rewards program below
2. Search for "Lafayette Orchestra Association" or enter code 10086
3. Sign up and link it to your Kroger Plus Card.
If your family shops at Kroger, you can now link your Kroger Plus Card to our orchestra account to receive up to $750,000 each quarter. All you do is sign up for the rewards program, scan your card at checkout and done. No more purchasing, reloading, or reordering gift cards.
General Locations include South-Central KY (east as far as Morehead, west as far as Hopkinsville, north up to Carrollton, south to TN boarder)
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