Concert Band is the entry-level band at LHS. This band is slightly larger in size than Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The Concert Band helps develop students’ ensemble skills and to smooth the transition to performing at the high school level. Students in Concert Band regularly perform high school literature of medium difficulty level. The Concert Band rehearses every day and will work through a structured fundamental program, as well as music to be performed in concert. The directors emphasize fundamental playing, scales, rhythms, sight-reading, tone quality, dynamics, music theory, blend & balance, and music skills while playing grade-appropriate literature. The Concert Band performs a minimum of five concerts per year. Students are expected to practice a minimum of 20 minutes daily, or the length of time necessary to be technically proficient on the excerpt requested for the following rehearsal.