Stay up to date with the latest information by reading the monthly newsletter!
Go to Ravinia this Summer!
Go see a great concert at Ravinia over the summer! They have great performances.
Congrats 8th Graders!
Thank you 8th graders for a great three years of orchestra here at MSN!
Looking to take private lessons on your instrument? Click for local private teachers in the area.
Orchestra at LZMSN
The orchestra program at Lake Zurich Middle School North offers students an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment through the study of orchestral music literature, string performance, and music history. The curriculum will emphasize proper performance technique, study of music literature and history, and the exploration of musical expression through performance, composition, and improvisation. Students explore technology in music through amplification, effects processing, recording, and much more.
students strive to convey the composer's intent
students work to refine tone, phrasing, intonation, rhythm, articulation, dynamics, balance, and blend
students collaborate with peers towards a common goal
students have a unique experience in music, unlike any other subject taught in school, music educates feeling
Ensembles & Director
Mr. Riley Broach
With only a few days left in school, the members of the Intermezzo Orchestra (6th graders) decided to record three of their favorite tunes from the year. We pulled out music all the way back from our October concert, brushed it up, and made some recordings! Check them out below…
Thank you 8th graders for a great three years of orchestra here at MSN! You were one of the most hard-working classes I have known. Good luck to you as you move on to high school and beyond! I hope music remains a cherished part of your life wherever life takes you! Not Pictured: Adrian, Read more about Good Luck 8th Graders![…]
On Wednesday, May 30th, the Chamber Orchestra had the distinct pleasure of performing for a third time under the baton of Maestro Lyra and her Assistant Hilde Broachdóttir. The orchestra played magnificently under their leadership. The orchestra performed four of Lyra’s favorite songs. Row, Row, Row Your Boat Over the Rainbow Twinkle, Twinkle Lyra Star Read more about Maestro Lyra & Assistant Hilde Conduct the Orchestra[…]
Where do Composers Start? Over the past couple of weeks, Intermezzo Orchestra students (6th graders) have been trying their hands at creating an original composition. It all started with the question: Where do composers start? We came to the conclusion that composers “simply mess around on their instrument to come up with a short musical Read more about A Crash Course in Composing[…]
The following article is found in its original form at https://theviper.org/2019/05/14/doing-all-the-days-with-lzork-spring-2019/ LZOrk Spring Concert: Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Lake Zurich Middle School North | 95 Hubbard Lane, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 | (847) 719-3600 For the fourth year running — they haven’t caught me yet! — The Viper has sprung the Spring as Read more about Doing All the Days with LZOrk[…]
Over the past few weeks, the orchestras have performed at various regional contests and clinics and have received great scores reflecting a job well done! The students have worked hard, paying careful attention to musical details such as: intonation, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and much more. Here are the results from the past few weeks of Read more about Outstanding Performances![…]
Date Event Notes Wed, Feb 13 Orchestra Picture Day Wear your orchestra polo and jeans. Wed, Feb 13 Prima Gig @ Elementary Concert Prima Musica only Wed, Feb 20 S&E Preview Recital @ 2:30 – 4:00 Sat, Feb 23 Solo & Ensemble Contest All 7/8th graders, some 6th graders Sat, Mar 9 NIMCon Music Festival Read more about Newsletter (February 2019)[…]
We did it! We reached our fundraising goal by raising a total of $1,790! Thank you to the many donors who continue to make awesome opportunities possible for our orchestra. If you donated and haven’t selected your gift(s) yet, please do so at Google Form: Select my Gifts. Maestro Circle ($100 or more)Blass & Morse Read more about We Topped our Pledge Drive Goal![…]
Upcoming Events Date Event Notes Wed, Jan 30 Orchestra Picture Day Wear your orchestra polo and jeans. Wed, Feb 20 S&E Preview Recital @ 2:30 – 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 Solo & Ensemble Contest All 7/8th Graders and some 6th Graders. Sat, Mar 9 NIMCon Music Festival 7/8th Graders. @ TBA Tue, Mar 12 Read more about Newsletter (January 2019)[…]
Upcoming Events Download the Orchestra Master Calendar for all Orchestra events. Please add these dates to your family calendar. DATE EVENT NOTES Wed, Sept 5 Prima Musica Auditions After School. Students will be able to take the late bus home. Let Mr. Broach know that you want to audition! Thu, Sept 6 Orchestra Parent Meeting Read more about Newsletter (September 2018)[…]