Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band provides dedicated woodwind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to prepare and perform challenging band literature. The ensemble is open to seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth-grade band students from all Fox Valley communities. The band is open to band students with two years of experience on their instrument and with teacher recommendation. No audition necessary. 

Membership in Academy instrumental ensembles is meant to augment, not replace, school bands or orchestras.  Therefore, we expect all Academy ensemble members to be enrolled in a curricular performance ensemble when one is available.

2016-17 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Dress Rehearsal Date Saturday, November 19, 2016
Dress Rehearsal Time 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Dress Rehearsal Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Concert Date Saturday, November 19, 2016
Concert Time 7:00 p.m.
Concert Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Dress Rehearsal Date Friday, March 17, 2017
Dress Rehearsal Time 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Concert Date Saturday, March 18, 2017
Concert Time 7:00 p.m.
Concert Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel


Martin O'Donnell

Rehearsal Dates - Mondays
September 19 - November 25
January 2 - March 13

Rehearsal Times
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Rehearsal Location
Shattuck Hall 156, Lawrence Conservatory


Academy Guidelines


Each member will be assigned a folder containing music. All music is the property of the Lawrence Academy of Music and is to be returned at the end of the season or when the student leaves the ensemble. Lost or damaged music will be billed to the owner of the folder at the cost of the complete score. Two sharpened pencils should be kept inside the folder at all times. Folders must come to all rehearsals.


Students are to dress in all black or black bottoms and a white shirt, elbow-length sleeves or longer (no t-shirts). Turtleneck, mock turtleneck or collared shirts are acceptable. Pants or skirts should be dressy. Skirts/dresses should be knee-length or longer when seated; low heels are appropriate. Ties are not required, but suggested. No jeans, tennis shoes or excessive jewelry.

Electronics Policy

Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts.   If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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