Both the Lapeer East Concert and Symphony Bands have qualified for the recent MSBOA State Band and Orchestra Festival. The Concert Band received an overall second division rating and Symphony Band received a first division rating — that’s the best score a band can get.
Great job musicians!
Lyniece Fenner, Director of Bands at East, shared some of the judges’ comments about symphony band:
- “I really enjoyed your performance this evening.”
- “Fine playing within each section of the band provides a very balanced sound top to bottom”
- “Nice job with challenging selections!”
- “You have a great approach to the music.”
- “Strong points: tone, sensitivity, expression and style.”
- “It was a pleasure to hear you tonight. Congratulations on a superior performance!”
“Both bands were excellent representatives of Lapeer East and Lapeer Community Schools,” Fenner said. “They behaved very maturely and played with emotion and feeling.”