Markella Paradissis-Wagner – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Jazz Band Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) will occur on Feb. 8, 2018, at North Port High School.

Jazz 1, the advanced band, performs at 6:30 p.m. while jazz 2, the intermediate band, will go on at 8:30 p.m.

Those competing in MPAs receive scores of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior.

LRHS Band Director Ron Lambert is excited for the education the players will receive from watching other bands at the event.

“The greatest value in watching other bands is hearing the fundamentals that we talk about and sometimes not hearing the fundamentals, but taking in from the audience perspective that teaches you a lot about how our voice fits in,” he said. “It’s also encouraging for the other bands to see their peers out in the audience checking them out.”

MPAs are a free event, and anyone is welcome to watch.

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