“Take the Stairs” Tour Coming to Salina

Rory Vaden’s acclaimed Take the Stairs nationwide bus tour is coming to Salina!  Click here to download the event flyer.  This fun-filled event of inspiration, laughter and insight will help you overcome procrastination, improve your self-discipline and move you toward accomplishing your wildest dreams!

The event for students and adults will take place at:

  • Salina Central High School
  • 650 E. Crawford
  • Salina, KS 67401
  • Saturday, March 3
  • 9AM-noon (doors open at 8:30AM)

This event is FREE to register at:


Posted in All Classes

Students Star in Music Videos

The 7th and 8th grade students made music videos in class on Friday, November 18.  Here are the results of their work:

8th Grade – Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

7th Grade – Party Rock Anthem

Posted in 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, Just for Fun

Cottonwood 5th Grade Band Students Perform First Concert

The 5th grade band students at Cottonwood Elementary performed their first concert for family and friends on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM.  Songs included Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hot Cross Buns, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, Lightly Row, and Jingle Bells.  The students did a great job!

Posted in 5th Grade Band, Performances

Students Dress for Halloween Concert

The mustang band students from Lakewood Middle School dressed up in halloween costumes and performed a Halloween Concert on Tuesday evening at Salina Central High School.  Selections included Flight of the Banshee, 12 the Clock Strikes, Tyrannosaurus Rocks, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Lady in the Water, Count Rockula, Pandora, Emily (the Ghost), and Midnight Escape.  The students looked and sounded great!  It was a fun evening for everyone.

Posted in Performances

Scream: Lakewood Edition

Mr. Bley has a little Halloween fun with Lakewood students and staff.

Posted in Just for Fun

8th Grade Mustang Band Performs at Fort Hays Marching Festival

The 8th grade marching band traveled to Hays to perform at the Fort Hays Marching Festival. Students performed a patriotic show including Yankee Doodle, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and This Is My Country.  The judges had very nice comments for the group, which is the only middle school band to march at the festival.

Posted in 8th Grade Band, Performances

8th Grade Mustang Band Performs at State Fair

The 8th Grade Mustang Band performed at the Kansas State Fair. 44 students participated in the event and performed “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Is My Country.” Twirlers for the event were Molly and Kiley. Following the performance, students had time to enjoy food and rides at the carnival.

Posted in 8th Grade Band, Performances

Vietnam Veteran Shares Experiences with Band

In preparation for their 9-11 memorial concert, the Mustang Bands heard from Dave Herman, a Vietnam Veteran, about the sacrifices made by veterans and those currently serving in the military.

The Lakewood Middle School Mustang Bands will present a concert on Monday, September 12, at 7:00 PM in memory of those who lost their lives 10 years ago in the 9-11 attacks and in honor of those who have served and currently serve in the armed forces. The concert will take place at Lakewood Middle School outside by the flagpole. Audience members will need to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

The theme of the concert is September 12: The Day America Came Together. The concert will feature patriotic music and music for reflection. As part of the event, the American Legion Riders from Salina Post 62 will conduct a flag-folding ceremony. The Lakewood Jazz Band will perform before the concert at 6:45 PM.

Posted in 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band

6th Graders Skate the Night Away

6th graders from Lakewood Middle School enjoyed an evening skating and hanging out.

Posted in 6th Grade Band

6th Grade Students Complete First Day

6th grade students participated in first day activities and orientation at Lakewood Middle School.  After meeting their first hour teachers, the students attended an assembly where they were introduced to other staff at the school.  Students then competed in several “Minute to Win It” events.  Following the assembly, staff members helped facilitate orientation activities.  Students then went through their class schedule visiting the rest of their teachers.

Posted in 6th Grade Band

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Jack Stamp on Music

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