The Lakeview Jr.-Sr. High School Band performed in the L.M.E.A. District II Festival at Tioga High School March 14. The band received an overall rating of “superior” on their district performance assessment, and now qualifies for participation in the state music festival. The performance will take place at Airline High School in Bossier City on April 25. This will be the third time in four years that the Lakeview band qualifies for the honor of performing in the state music festival.
Band director Denise Roper said, “I am very impressed with our band. At all of the L.M.E.A. festivals we have to be evaluated as a high school ensemble, even though our group includes seventh graders who are in beginner band, and eighth graders who are only in their second year of music instruction. Our group also includes a couple of high school beginners along with the more experienced performers. I am amazed by the talent and dedication of all of my students, especially our high school captains and section leaders. They have really represented our school with dignity.”
In order to help the students raise funds for their participation in the state music festival, Chili’s restaurant of Natchitoches will be sponsoring a “Give Back Night” from 4-10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. A portion of the restaurant’s profits from that evening will be donated to the Lakeview Band.
Pictured on front row from left are Kentrae Jones, Joshua Mattox, John Conley, Za’Chary Jackson, Shaquera Reliford, Diamond Miller, and Serenity Bush. On middle row are Mathew Johnson, John DeSoto, Joshua Graham, Shiann Harris, Harli Thomas, Zoie Britt, and Amber Hembree. Pictured on back row are Stephan Prudhomme, Simon Messengmba, Shaneta Williams, Myla Porter, Jennifer Williams, Jo Porter, James Earp, and Kain Custis.