LBSS Middle School Band Scoop
★ Congratulations to the three Lake Braddock Middle School bands who performed at the District XI Band Assessment on March 19th and received all Superior ratings.
★ The newly-formed Lake Braddock Middle School Jazz Band will be making its debut performance on Friday, May 13th as part of a combined concert with the Lake Braddock High School Jazz Band. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Theater.
★ All middle school band students are preparing for their participation in the Music in the Parks Festival on Saturday, May 21st in Williamsburg, VA. Permission forms are due by March 30th and students have been asked to complete the Google Form on Schoology as well. Chaperones are definitely needed, so please contact Krista Pezold about volunteering your time as a chaperone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
★ Final band concert of the school year will take place on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Lake Braddock. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a night of great music-making.
★ No-Frills Fundraiser
Thank you to the many families who contributed to our ‘No-Frills Fundraiser’ this past fall. A tremendous amount of resources are required to keep our program on a successful track and we appreciate your continued support.
★ Jazz Ensemble
The brand new LBMS Jazz Ensemble is up and running every Tuesday afternoon, and we currently have 32 students who have made the commitment to stay after school in order to learn about this wonderful style of music.
Your continued support of the Lake Braddock Band Program is a true blessing, and Mr. Luley, Mr. Gilbert & I are extremely grateful to be able to work with your children in the wonderful world of music on a daily basis. Here’s to a fabulous 2022 for all of us!
Middle School Band “No-Frills Fundraiser”
Band families that might also have a middle school band member (or anyone that feels like being generous to the middle school band program) – Please don’t forget to make your donation – (QR code/Donate Here button or paper form.)
Dear Music Parent /Music Supporter,
The Lake Braddock Middle School Band program is booming with amazing sounds as we open the 2021-2022 school year. We are proud of the successes of our band students and know that the community is also proud to support the Lake Braddock Middle School Bands. Lake Braddock is known for its excellence in its music locally and nationally. The music faculty is very excited about the upcoming performances this year and we hope you will join us for some of the concerts.
In lieu of our selling specific items, the Lake Braddock Middle School Band program’s fall
fundraising campaign is a “No-Frills Fund Raiser”. In order to continue our outstanding band program, it is necessary to augment the funds already provided by the school. Your support allows us to further the strengths of our developing musicians. Please consider making a generous donation to support your child’s musical education. This donation drive is held for the benefit of the Middle School Band program. Thank You!!
(Please note the “Tag-Day” donation held recently in the Braddock community benefits the High School Band Program only).
Some examples of music department expenses
- New instruments
- Maintenance of existing instruments
- Audio equipment
- Music software/technology
- Guest performers/clinicians/directors
- Staff support
Benefits of the No-Frills Music Fundraiser
- 100% of the profits go directly to the music department for the benefit of the music students.
- No selling or delivery of products
- Funds raised by students in band, chorus, guitar, orchestra, and music theory go directly to those programs
- Your donation is tax deductible
We hope you will consider helping us through this campaign. Your generous contribution and support of our program is truly appreciated. Thanks for helping the Lake Braddock Middle School Band musicians climb the mountain of success!
Krista Pezold, Brandon Gilbert, Mike Luley
Lake Braddock Middle School Band Directors
There are two options for payment – (1) QR code or (2) send in a check. If you choose to send in a check, return the form below with your check made payable to: Bruin Band Boosters
Send payment in the self-addressed stamped envelope provided and mail to:
Lake Braddock Secondary School
Attn: Bruin Band Boosters (MS Band NFF)
9200 Burke Lake Rd.
Burke, VA 22015
$35 _____ $50 _____ $100_____ $200 _____ $300 _____ $400 _____ $500 _____ Other _____
Your information for our acknowledgements…
Your donation is tax deductible!
Your cancelled check is your receipt.
City, State and Zip Code: ______________________________
Band member’s name: ______________________________