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 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC Applications Available NOW
2020-2021 Academic Year
The Applause Scholarships for Excellence in Music are given to recognize outstanding musical accomplishments by LFHS senior music students and to encourage them to continue studying music after graduation. A total of four (4) Awards of $1,000 each are available in the Categories of: (1) Band, (1) Orchestra, (1) Chorus, and (1) Other (examples include, but are not limited to Composition, Conducting, Music Theory study).
The Awards may be used for any purposes related to the winners’ post-high school music education and performances. Eligible seniors must select only one scholarship Category on their application.
The Applause scholarships are discretionary. If the Applause Scholarship Committee does not receive any applications that satisfy its criteria for a particular Category, a scholarship will not be awarded for that Category. The Scholarship Committee also may elect to award a second scholarship in a Category or to recognize a student in the Other Category even though the student designated a different Category on the application.
Any senior student who has participated in a curricular or extracurricular LFHS music program for at least two (2) high school years may apply. An exception to the LFHS two year rule will be made for transfer students who participate in the LFHS music program for at least one school year and demonstrate participation of at least one year in equivalent music programs at their previous high schools.
- Curricular programs are any for-credit course offerings of the Music Department. For example: symphonic band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, concert orchestra, choral, music theory, and independent study.
- Extracurricular programs are LFHS Music Department-sponsored ensembles such as Jazz Band and Madrigal Singers, Talent Show, pit orchestra for musicals.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 Honors Competition Finalists!
Eva Sharman, Piano
Sydney Rubenstein, Viola
Eva Sharman, Violin
Aidan Watts, Violin
Kaleb Whiteside, Violin
Woodwinds & Brass Division
Emma Bradley, Clarinet
Emilia Miller, Oboe
Isaac Poulton, Trumpet
Senior Vocal Division
Mary Clayton, Alto
Lucy Rubinstein, Soprano
Callan Shanahan, Soprano
Junior Vocal Division
Janel Sharman, Soprano
Jack Taylor, Tenor
John Turelli, Baritone
APPLAUSE would like to THANK our school community for their support of our
Holiday Concert and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
The concert can be viewed by clicking the link below
Become a Member today....
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.
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