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Join me in my quest to develop technology skills in music

This semester I am embarking on a quest to improve my technology skills in the music classroom. Though I feel that my technology skills as a whole are strong, I realize that most of my skills are related to what

Posted in Music Technology

Community Joins Band for End-of-Year Band BBQ & Concert

Nearly 500 people joined the Lakewood Mustang Band for their end-of-year Band BBQ & Concert. Volunteers began showing up after school to fire up the grill and prepare for the crowd. The weather was perfect for an evening outside with lawn

Posted in Performances

Mustang Bands Perform Halloween Concert

Students in the Mustang Band at Lakewood Middle School performed a Halloween Concert at the Salina Central Auditorium.  The groups dressed in costumes and performed spooky music.  You can watch the two videos below to see the entire concert.  The

Posted in 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Performances

Marching Mustangs Earn Superior Rating at Marching Festival

Students in the 8th grade band performed at the High Plains Marching Festival at Fort Hays State University and earned a rating of superior.  Selections included Werewolves of London, Evil Ways, Thriller, and On Salina.  The band was joined on

Posted in 8th Grade Band, Performances

8th Grade Marching Mustangs Perform Halloween Pregame Show

The 8th grade marching mustangs performed their Halloween-themed pregame show at the Salina Central football game.  The 35-member group played Werewolves of London, Evil Ways, and Thriller.  Katie Boyer, featured twirler, performed a routine with the group.  The band was

Posted in 8th Grade Band

Mr. Bley’s Week at Boys State

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your summer! I just spent this past week in Manhattan at the American Legion Boys State of Kansas. I finished out my 3-year term as Executive Director and we celebrated the 75th Anniversary of

Posted in Just for Fun

Central High Band Earns Superior Rating at Contest

The Central High Mustang Band earned a superior rating at large ensemble contest in Hays on Thursday.  The group performed two selections: Amparito Roca and Mazama.

Posted in Performances

Students “Play” at Band Lock-In

95 band students played their instruments and played games at the band lock-in at Lakewood Middle School.  Students rotated from sectionals lead by qualified musicians, to full band rehearsal, and to activities and games.  Students enjoyed a pizza party and

Posted in Events

Students Perform at Band Festival

The Mustang Bands performed at the Salina Middle-Level Band Festival on Friday, March 2 at Salina Central High School. The morning consisted of full band performances with solos and ensembles performing in the afternoon.  The 6th grade band earned a

Posted in Performances

Band Boosters to Commission Work

The Lakewood Band Boosters are raising money to commission a composer to write a song for our band.  This exciting project will bring positive publicity to our band and provide students with the unique opportunity to work with a composer. 

Posted in Boosters

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