APPLAUSE is the booster organization that supports the music program at Lake Forest High School.

The music program at LFHS consists of two Orchestras, a Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Groups, and seven Choral music groups.  These groups perform challenging compositions throughout the year from a wide range of composers and genres.  They perform throughout the community and continually entertain parents, families and residents alike.  Many students are involved in more than one musical group and are encouraged to explore their musical interests to the fullest extent.

Applause GRANTS

Applause funds are used to enhance and enrich the musical education of LFHS students participating in curricular and extra curricular music programs.  Applause offers grants and other financial support to the LFHS music department.  The grants are used for equipment or events (e.g. master classes, guest conductors, commissioned music, guest performers, workshops, musical outings) that would not normally fit into the Music Department budget.  Applause will accept grant requests submitted by Music Department staff, ensembles, students or parents.

Please click below for complete grant guidelines and application.



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Our greatest source of income is membership donations. Funds raised go toward the purchase of equipment, grants for visiting artists and master classes, camp scholarships and the spring trip abroad. Applause also sponsors the Senior Scholarships for Excellence in Music.