Led By: Dan Larson
Contact Phone: (608) 783-5435 x445
Our 5th through 8th grade students can participate in our Lutheran Elementary School Band Program.
Once each week a Luther High School instrumental instructor visits each elementary school to give students private music lessons. The lesson program consists of teaching the students the basics of their instruments and reading music.
Large group rehearsals are held at Luther High School on Friday afternoons starting at 3:00 p.m. The students are split into two groups, the beginners in the Sabre Band and the more experienced players in the Lancer Band. There is also an optional Jazz Band for select students in the spring. Fall rehearsals begin in September for a concert at the November Science and Fine Arts Fair. Spring rehearsals begin in February for the Spring Concert, the Spring Spotlight and the La Crosse Memorial Day Parade. At these rehearsals students learn more about playing their instruments, meet new people and have other opportunities not available to them as a solo player.
Students also participate in the Lutheran Elementary School Science and Fine Arts Fair with solos and small ensembles. 7th and 8th grade students may enter the Wisconsin School Music Association Festivals as well.