The band program at LHN is designed to provide students with a balanced study of music through performance in band. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including: tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, and studying historically significant styles of literature. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of developmentally appropriate concert band music and regularly evaluate the performances of others and themselves.
Performance groups include marching band, pep band, jazz band, concert band, and small ensembles. The group performs for all home football games, the LHN Christmas concert, spring concert and regularly tours throughout Texas and the United States. Past tours have included locations such as Chicago, Little Rock, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis, and New York City. In addition, the group is involved in TAPPS, TPSMEA, and ATSSB activities, to provide an outlet for individual and group competition.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. ---Martin Luther
About the Director: Laura Snyder
Laura Snyder is a 2014 of Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a certificate in Piano Pedagogy. During her time in college, she played trumpet and euphonium with the Wind Symphony and studied organ and piano as well. She began her life in Southeast Texas, and then moved to Concordia, Missouri where her parents still reside. Memorial Lutheran was her first call where she taught band and early childhood music. She is currently instructing the LHN marching band, concert band and pep band as well as teaching at various supporting schools in the Houston area. She enjoys reading, the outdoors and spending time with her fiancé, Kyle.
If you would like more information, please contact Laura Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.