the music booster organization

LFHS

Applause

Supporting the curricular & extracurricular musical education programs of the band, orchestra and choir at Lake Forest High School.

WhEN WE DO IT

Signature Activities

Holiday Concerts &

Community wide event

Typically held, the first Sunday in December

Year End

Celebrating all musicians, especially our seniors.

Typically held in May

Senior Scholarships

A Band, Orchestra, Choir & and 1 discretionary award given each year.


Awarded in May

where the money goes

Grants History of the Last 5 Years

2018

Bel Canto Dresses

Harpist at Holiday Concert

Pep Band T-shirts

Spring Italy Trip

Music Social

Jim Stephenson Composition

Horn Player at Spring Concert

Music Recordings



2019

Fall Band Festival

5 Octave Marimba

Concerto Parts for Marimba

Electric Orchestra Instruments

Jazz Band Shout Section

Percussion Festival

Music Rooms - Tech Grant

Fazioli Grand Piano

Video Recorder

Music Social

Spring Europe Trip

Honor Competition



2020

Star Wars Music

Virtual Spaghetti Dinner

Excellence in Music Awards

Honor Competition

Summer Scholarships Lessons Grant



2021

Virtual Concert

Spring Concert on the Green

Concert Recordings

Middle School Outreach

Excellence in Music Awards

Honor Competition

Summer Scholarships Grant

Lessons Grant

Instrument Switcher Grant


2022

Guest Conductor

Spring Trip to Europe

Concert Recordings

Middle School Outreach

Excellence in Music Awards

Honor Competition

Summer Scholarships Grant

Lessons Grant


What sets us apart...

$250K+

Grants Awarded since 2015

14+

Concerts per Year

175+‚Äč

Students a Year

2023-2024

Concert Calendar

December

Holiday Concert

and Spaghetti Dinner:


Single date with two performances:

Combined Band /Orchestra Concert

Choir Concert


September

See the marching band in action at the LFHS home football games.



October

Fall Concerts:

Band, Orchestra, Choir performs on three unique concert dates. These are the first concerts of the year.



March

Spring Concerts:

Band, Orchestra, Choir performs on three unique concert dates.



May

Year End Concerts:

Band, Orchestra, Choir performs on three unique concert dates.

Highlighting our senior musicians.



Note: The link above also contains additional concert

and events unique to each school year.

Musicians for Life...

It is the mission of the Lake Forest High School Music Department

to offer the highest quality performing ensembles and classes.

We strive to instill responsibility, leadership, musicianship,

self-discipline, & professionalism through daily rehearsals

and performances while fostering a life-long love for

& involvement in music.

-LFHS Music Department

WhO WE ARE

Applause: the Music Booster Organization

2023/24 Donors List

2023/24 Applause Board

A complete list of donors names are included in the printed programs for each concert. THANK YOU TO ALL PATRONS !!!!



Applause Executive Board:

President- Heather Strong

VP Grants - Kavita Prasad

Treasurer

Asst. Treasurer

Secretary- Tanya Sharman

Social Media Manager- Rachel Widden

Applause Ambassador- Meghan Hallagan


Applause Board:

Event Ticketing- Kavita Prasad

Event Raffle/ Auction- Sarah Boyle

Spaghetti Dinner

Co-chair

Decorations- Stephanie Burke

Sponsorships- Kavita Prasad

Music Banquet

Co-chair Kristin Carruthers

Decorations

Uniforms- Dorothy Wandycz, Kelly Haramis

Hospitality Chorus- Seble Wagaw,

Kim Shortsle

Hospitality Band- Jodi Cofer

Hospitality Orchestra- Rakhi & Vishnu Jindal,

Liz Oh

Student Recognition - Kristin Vallaly

Team Parent Chorus -Maria Makoweicki,

Cindy Kienzle

Team Parent Band -Umang Singh, Jane Slover,

Amanda Wright

Team Parent Orchestra -Meghan Hallagan,

Melissa Pant

Team Parent Jazz Band -Lisa Hough

Yard Signs - Kristin Vallaly


What we believe...

Grants Forms

Student with a Director

Need Based

Student with a Director

Directors, Students and Parents

Excellence

in Music Award

Students-

Seniors Only

Available in March

thru Naviance

LFHS applause


Spaghetti Dinner

The annual community-wide Spaghetti Dinner is paired with the LFHS Holiday Concerts. Traditionally patrons come for the Band/Orchestra concert and stay for dinner afterwards, or dine first preceding the Choir concert.

Small music ensemble groups provide entertainment throughout dinner.

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Check back in November

FOR TICKETS:

click here

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Music Banquet

The annual music department banquet for musicians and parents is a catered dinner celebration for all and special recognition of our senior musicians. Please join us for a night of fun and fellowship.

FOR TICKETS:

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Excellence in Music

Each year Applause awards a scholarship to an outstand student in each of the Band, Choir, and orchestra disciplines. With an option of a fourth additional discretionary award. Senior student applications are available through Naviance typically in March.

2024

Check back in March

FOR Link to website:

click here

applause

the music booster organization

Yard Signs

Yard signs are available for purchase by music families during the fall season. Typically from late August until the end of October.


For Inquires:

communications.applause@gmail.com


2024

Check back in August

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LFHS Music Department

To learn more about the music department, it's course and extracurricular offerings, the Music Department Honors Competition; please visit their website.

Applause Grants

Applause awards both standing and singular grants each year. Awards can be submitted by music directors, students and parents.

applause

the music booster organization

LFHS Applause

PO Box # 728

Lake Forest, IL 60045


www.lfhsapplause.org

applausecommunications@gmail.com

The Applause Board typically meets on the second Friday of the month. The music directors provide department highlights and Applause discusses how we can provide enhancement.

Please join us.


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