Concert Bands (Freshman; Concert; Symphonic)
Lindbergh High School concert bands are for all woodwind, brass, and percussionists interested in advancing their skills as instrumentalists and participating in a performing ensemble with a tradition of excellence.
For students who are not enrolled in the Marching Band, they will perform in the first-semester concert band. After Marching Band season is over, all band members will be placed in a concert band.
Freshman Band is open to all 9th-grade instrumentalists regardless of experience.
Concert Band is open to all 10-12th grade instrumentalists regardless of experience.
Symphonic Band is by audition only for 10-12th grade and is the most advanced band at the high school. Private lessons are highly recommended for all band musicians who desire to advance their skills to perform at a higher level.
- THE SCHEDULE
All performances and concerts can be found on the calendar on Bandstanders Membership ToolKit (MTK) at Lindbergh Bands Bandstanders - Calendar (membershiptoolkit.com). You will need to log in to the MTK and click on the CALENDAR tab or check the App. The Calendar can also be “synced” to your personal calendar (and that of your student) so you won’t miss a thing!! However as with all things, it is subject to change so if sync it with your personal calendar, it will certainly make things much easier to keep track of. The band directors do everything within their power to adhere to this schedule but things happen.
Winter Band Concert: (December) Performances will be for Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble.
Night of Bands: (March) Freshman, Concert, and Symphonic Bands will present the pieces they have been preparing for Large Ensemble Festival.
Chamber Ensemble Concert: (April) Performances will be for Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir, and selected solos.
Spring Concert: (May) Performances will be for Freshman Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band.
Night of Percussion Concert: (May) Concert for Percussion members.
- CONCERT PERFORMANCE ATTIRE
All band students will be required to wear performance attire for concerts (unless otherwise specified): tuxedos or concert skirts and blouses.
- Tuxedo jacket and pants are provided by the school. Students must provide a pleated tuxedo shirt, black bow tie, tall black socks, and black dress shoes (Dinkles/marching band shoes are acceptable). More information to come closer to events.
- Concert skirt and blouse are provided by the school. Students must provide dark hose with black dress shoes.
- OTHER BAND EVENTS
ST. LOUIS ALL-SUBURBAN BAND AUDITIONS: The St. Louis Suburban High School Concert Band and Jazz Band are composed of the best high school band students in the St. Louis area. All high school students are encouraged to audition. At the high school level, students must successfully audition into one of these groups to be eligible for the All-State Ensemble auditions. It is an honor to make this group.
MISSOURI ALL-STATE BAND AUDITIONS: (December) Audition for the Missouri All-State Band. This is held on a Saturday and transportation is not provided.
PEP BAND: (December - February) Play at selected home Varsity Basketball Games. All are welcome to participate.
MSHSAA LARGE ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: (March) Performances will be during the school day and transportation is provided by the school. All 3 bands (Freshman, Concert, and Symphonic) participate in this event. This festival allows our band members to experience a professional music performance/evaluation of their group skills while being adjudicated by judges on prepared music literature. Additionally, each group will be tested on the skill of sight-reading.
MSHSAA DISTRICT SOLO & SMALL ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: (March) This festival is meant for soloists and chamber ensembles to perform and receive feedback from professionals. Solo and small ensemble is one of the most valuable performance opportunities offered to young musicians. This gives any student or group of students a chance to choose their own piece of music to perform and be critiqued and rated by experienced adjudicators. We highly recommend that our high school students participate in this event. Students are to liaise with Directors to obtain details on applying to attend. Directors will provide a schedule. This event is held on a Saturday at a local high school and students must provide their own transportation. Dress professionally and be on time. Parents are encouraged to attend if you can. A lot of hard work has been put into this performance and we would love for you to hear it.
MSHSAA STATE SOLO & SMALL ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: (April) Solo and Small Ensembles that received Exemplary (gold) ratings at the District Solo & Small Ensemble Festival are eligible to participate in the State Festival.
MUSICTHON: (April) 36 hours of music and performances at LHS! Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand for cancer research funding. This event is entirely student-run. Parents volunteer to supervise and support the students.
SPRING BAND AWARDS BANQUET NIGHT: (May) End of the year awards banquet celebrating a great year of Lindbergh music! There will be musician and merit certificates given for each concert group as well as top musician awards. Solo and Ensemble participants will be recognized. There will also be winter guard awards and jazz awards with a senior video rounding out the night. This is meant to be a celebration of the season for the entire band and provides a chance to formally farewell our Seniors. Every band and winter guard student (current 9th -Seniors) should buy a ticket and attend!
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: (May) Volunteer opportunity for band members interested in playing at Memorial Day Ceremony at St. Lucas Church (11735 Denny Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126). This is an optional event but HIGHLY encouraged. Each year the band participates in this outdoor event with around 200-300 spectators in the audience. Many Veterans and active military will be in attendance. The band will be featured before the ceremony begins and three times throughout the ceremony. It takes two hours of your time and is a great and meaningful way to kick off Memorial Day. This is one of the very best ways that we can give back as musicians.
LHS SENIOR GRADUATION: (May) Graduation band consists of Symphonic Band non-Seniors as well as other selected band members play at LHS Graduation.