Lewis S. Mills High School offers a variety of music courses and activities for the students in grades 9 through 12. Our performing ensembles perform at many concerts, festivals, and local community events. In addition, some or all of these ensembles travel extensively to different locations throughout the United States and abroad on a regular basis for the purpose of participating in festivals/competitions and small performing tours. Over the past several years, participation in the music program as more than quadrupled, and currently nearly one-third of the entire student population participates in one or more of the performing ensembles at Lewis Mills.
This home page was designed for two reasons. The first is to deliver information regarding our department and to provide an overview of our program to the general public. Second and most importantly, is to provide a central location for our students and their parents where they may find out specific information about concerts, events, trips and any other music department activity. By doing this we hope to cut down on our communication costs as it relates to mass mailings and distribution of paper schedules and other information of importance to Lewis Mills music students and their parents and guardians. Through this web site, students and their parents have access to schedules, permission forms, policies, uniform information, musical recordings and fundraising information
While we are proud of this site and the information we provide for our students, their families and the general public, we realize that a quality website is always a work in progress. We will strive to keep the information we post as current as possible and will continually make improvements to the site as best as we can. Please remember that we are always anxious to hear your comments as they relate to our site, and any suggestions regarding other information that should be included. Please send all comments to the Coordinator of Fine Arts and/or our Webmaster and please enjoy your visit to our site.
REGION #10 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY
Music has been and continues to be an integral part of world culture, and is essential to a complete education for all students. It is unique to humankind that individuals are enriched through the ability to develop and appreciate the arts, and through music we gain an understanding of our society and the societies of others.
Every individual has musical aptitude, and it is important to the growth of each person to explore that potential. The processes of creating, performing and responding to music enhance the development of higher order thinking skills as they relate to self-discipline, organization and responsibility. In addition, students acquire interpersonal skills and learn the importance of cooperative achievement. These tools assist in living and working in a diverse society.
REGION #10 5-12 MUSIC ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
What process is required to create a quality musical performance?
Music. Education for Life!