Applause funds are to be used to enhance and enrich the musical education of LFHS students participating in curricular and extracurricular music programs. Applause funds should not be used to supplant the monies District 115 has a responsibility to provide to fund the Music Department’s budget. Grants are to be submitted in writing to the Vice President of Grants and Development (Applause Board) and then may be voted on at the next general board meeting. Grant motions must be approved by a majority of the voting members present at the meeting.


  • Grant toward two Saxophones (tenor & soprano)
  • 2017 Fall Northshore Band Concert Performance
  • 2018 Spring Private Teacher Solo with Band
  • Pep Band Custom T-Shirts (2018)


  • 2017 Spring Italy Trip


  • Set of Chimes with storage cases
  • 35 Liana dresses for Bel Canto Shalom Candles
  • 35 Liana dresses for Bel Canto


  • 2018 Spring Italy Trip


  • 12 M-Audio Keyboards for the Music Lab computers
  • Shared Grant: New lighting software & Mac upgrade in the RMA


  • 2018 Honors Competition
  • 2017-18 Music Recordings
  • 2017 Holiday Concert Harpist 2018
  • Music Students Social/Pan Music Pizza Night (Jan 18) Dinner for all music students meet and social between B/O/C. Student Grant


  • Grant toward a new Cello & Violin
  • Mark Wood music clinic
  • 2018 Fall Jim Stephenson Composition – five minutes