Outstanding Performances!

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![…]

…and it WAS another day.

by The Viper (original article at theviper.org) A couple weeks ago now, The Viper showed up on May 17, 2018 and did his duty as Composer in Residence with the Orchestras of Lake Zurich Middle School North under the direction of Mr. Riley Broach. You can read about this program and how we all approached it Read more about …and it WAS another day.[…]

Awesome Time in St. Louis

Last Thursday, the Orchestra students (along with the Band) traveled to St. Louis, Missouri for a three day trip of performances and just having a lot of fun. It was a jam-packed three days of stretching our musical minds, working together, and making new friends. We started our trip off at Illinois State University in a clinic Read more about Awesome Time in St. Louis[…]

Intermezzo Orchestra Performs for Esteemed Clinicians

Last Thursday, the sixth graders from the MSN Intermezzo Orchestra joined forces with their friends in the MSS Intermezzo Orchestra to perform at the annual University of Illinois Orchestra Consortium at Niles West High School. They performed three selections: Phantom Dance, Bring a Torch, and Sword Dance. Clinicians, Mr. Ray Ostwald and Mr. Jack Ranney, Read more about Intermezzo Orchestra Performs for Esteemed Clinicians[…]

School House Rock!

Last night, at our annual Holiday/Pops Winter Concert the orchestra students rocked the house! Thank you to Mrs. McKenna Serowka, Mrs. Kerry Conrad, and Mr. Jeff Platt for performing with the Chamber Orchestra! Listen to the Concert! Chamber Orchestra (7th & 8th Grade) Sunshine of Your Love – Cream Electric Strings: Preston, Madeleine, Jason Electric Read more about School House Rock![…]

University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic (Field Trip)

Congratulations to the Intermezzo Orchestra on a successful performance at the annual University of Illinois / Niles West HS Orchestra Clinic! Members of the MSN Intermezzo Orchestra (6th grade) joined forces with the MSS Intermezzo Orchestra to form an orchestra of nearly 70 performers! The sound was robust and full of energy. Listening and Warming Up Read more about University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic (Field Trip)[…]

Fortissimo Frights!

Congratulations to the LZMSN Orchestras at a fantastically frightful concert last night! Dressed as goblins, devils, mad scientists, weeping angels, and much more, the performers from the Chamber Orchestra, Intermezzo Orchestra, and Prima Musica Ensemble put on a memorable performance! rIgor’s (pronounced “rye-gore”) debut performance as conductor of the orchestras was equally memorable – though I imagine one Read more about Fortissimo Frights![…]