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April 2013 
Come Rock Climbing at the Solid Rock Gym on May 4, 2013 from 6-9 pm.  Everyone is invited - Parents, friends, family.  You don't have to belong to the music department or even Lewis Middle School.  Buy your ticket by May 1st and it only costs $20 for the 3 hours of climbing, gear and a snack.
While kids are rock climbing, everyone else can head to O'Hungry's in Old Town for dinner between 4-11 pm.  Mention Lewis Middle School (no flyer needed) and they will donate 20% of your bill to the Lewis Music Department.  2 Great Fundraisers on one night!
Here is a flyer with more information and the waiver form that needs to be filled out and turned in.  Rock Climbing 
This Wednesday,  May 1st,  come dine out at Chick-Fil-A in Santee!  You must bring the flyer for us to get credit.  Click here for the flyer
Dec. 2012
We have our own coffee blend, The Lewis Legato!  To order the Legato or any other flavors please use this form.  Coffee Order Form
If you need a Keurig, French Press or Drip, you can order those even though they are not on the order form.  Just notate the kind you want next to your name. While the fundraiser goes year round, orders must be turned in by Monday Dec. 10 to receive coffee before winter break.  Please place order forms and money into an envelope with your child's name and put it in the black mailbox in room 505.
We are working on setting up an online account so that future orders can be made directly via the internet.  But for now, we need the old paper method. 
September 2012
Welcome to the new school year!  There are a lot of exciting things happening that are far too involved to write down here.  If you were at the parent meeting and back to school night, then you are in the know!  Be on the lookout for more info about how to help out in the next few weeks.  Also, the website calendar will be slowly updated over the next couple weeks, but the fall concerts are already on there, so go check out the end of November on the calendar.
May 2012 
End of the Year Concert! Lewis Choir and Orchestra concert on Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm in Lewis Auditorium. Student call time for Ms. Kyoko's students is 6:15pm. Lewis Band concert is on Thursday, May 31st at 7pm in Lewis Auditorium. 
Jan. 2012
Looking for Honor Band and Orchestra Info?  Click Here
6th graders should audition for the Elementary Honor Groups (they are open to 5th and 6th graders)  Auditions are Thursday Feb. 2nd.
7th and 8th graders should audition for the Middle School groups.   Those auditions are Thursday Feb. 9th and you can actually sign up for a specific audition time.  Find the middle school group you are auditioning for (band or orchestra) and click "Audition Request".  You then fill out your name, school and instrument and a couple days before Feb. 9th Mr. Prout will give you a specific time to show up for auditions.
Questions?  see Mr. Prout. 
December 8, 2011
!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Important String Orchestra - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our concert this Saturday (Dec. 10) with Pershing and Patrick Henry has been canceled due to a couple different factors beyond my control.  We are going to try to put together a new event to combine with Pershing and PHHS to make up for canceling this one.  Again, there is no concert this Saturday.
December 7, 2011
Congratulations to all of our students for their performances last week at the Fall Concert.  What a great start to the school year!  Keep checking back for new updates to our website.  I'm not being very fast about it, but I'm slowly learning how to get a lot of information posted.  The Jazz Band page is new, and there will soon be a page specific to each performing group.  I'm also working on a photo gallery of our events.  Let's start with this year.  Send me your photo's from the Fall Concert and Middle School Band Night at Patrick Henry.  After some organization and checking of media release forms, I'll get them up.
Things coming up... Honor Band and Orchestra auditions. Info will go home next week.  7/8th graders can apply for the Middle School Honor groups only.  6th graders may apply for both the Middle School or Elementary School Honor groups (however, they can only perform in one if chosen for both).  This is because Middle School covers 6-8th grades and the Elementary School covers 5-6th grades.  Bonus for the middle school groups is that the rehearsals are going to be at Lewis this year.  (I also happen to be the manager of the middle school orchestra this year)
6th graders:  We have some computers that are being set up for us to use a software program called SmartMusic.  I hope to be demonstrating how it works before winter break so that we can start using it in January.  
November 15, 2011
 This is for all students in the Lewis Music Program
The NEW CONCERT DATE is as follows: Lewis Band will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 7pm in Lewis Auditorium. The Lewis Choir and Orchestra will perform on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7pm in Lewis Auditorium. Thank you! -Ms. Miura
 October 18, 2011

The following announcement and event is for Concert Band Only. (period 6).

Concert Band performs with Patrick Henry H.S. and Pershing M.S. during PHHS homecoming football game.  The game is taking place at West Hills HS (not PHHS due to stadium renovation).  Green flyers with LOTS of details have been sent home already.  Call time is 5 pm.  Game starts at 6:30.
 October 16, 2011

The following announcement and event is for Concert Band Only. (period 6)


Rehearsal for Middle School Football night is Tuesday Oct. 25 from 2:45-3:45 pm at Patrick Henry


You need to get yourself (andyour instrument and music) to Patrick Henry after school.  Please make those arrangementsimmediately.  Need help getting there?  Talk to Mr. Prout.  We will meet in front of the Band room, whichis on the east side of the parking lot directly underneath the electronicmarquee.


Volunteers needed!!!!!


We need 6-8 vehicles to helptransport kids up to Patrick Henry and 2 or 3 parents who could take studentshome after the rehearsal.  Please emailMr. Prout to volunteer.  jprout@sandi.net


Middle School football night is on Friday, Oct. 28.  More info to follow tomorrow.


October 4, 2011

Please mark your Calendars for our upcoming concert! String Orchestra and Choir will perform on Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011 from 7 pm at Lewis Auditorium. Band will perform on Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2011 from 7pm, also in the Lewis Auditorium. Join us on both nights to enjoy our music!
February 20, 2011

Please check the calendar for info regarding the Jazz Band at their Festival at City College on March 5.  Clicking on the event will bring up all the info you need!  This is a really awesome experience, one of my favorites of the year!February 7, 2011

Dinner Fundraiser at Rubio's on February 23rd.  You must present the flyer, print it and give it to as many people as you can!  This one benefits both us and the 8th grade east coast trip. Rubios Flyer 2/23/11

January 12, 2011

Pleasecheck the calendar for dates regarding honor groups and our 3 dinnerfundraisers that are shared with the East Coast group.  They areFebruary 23, March 23, and April 20.

December 08, 2010

Tour2011 - Look for updates to our annual trip to the Anaheim area andDisneyland for Concert Band and String Orchestra after the break.  Thetrip is making a couple major changes this year and I"m very excitedabout them.

December 07, 2010

Congratulations to all ensembles for their awesome performances during our Fall Concerts!

As our 2 week winter break approaches, let me leave you with a couple thoughts:
1. Look at the calendar.  It is getting updated as dates for spring events get solidified.  Check back often.
2. Does your instrument need a bit of repair?  2 weeks of no rehearsal is a great time for your instrument to go into the shop.
3. Tuners and Metronomes make great Holiday gifts.  Some companies like Korg have tuners with a metronome included.
4. Mr. Prout has Honor Band and Orchestra audition music.  Lets have a strong showing from our school.
5.We are hosting a CMEA festival on April 29-30, 2011.  This is a bigfundraiser for us and we need lots of parent volunteers.  Look for moreinfo in Janurary.

 October 19, 2010

Checkout the Lewis Concert Band half-time performance with Pershing MS andthe Patrick Henry HS Marching Patriots during the Oct. 15th footballgame.  For those not alive during the 1980"s, the song is "Don"t StopBelievin"" by Journey.


September 2010

Welcome to the Lewis Music Family!  Come to the Parent Meetingon Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7 pm.  We will discuss the events for theyear and what to expect as a member of the music program.  The meetingwill end promptly at 8 pm.

For your convenience, Nick Rail Music Store will be at theschool that evening and will have music supplies, music books, and eveninstruments to rent.

Check the calendar for all upcoming events as they will begin to be posted in the next two weeks.  See you Tuesday.
July 17, 2010
Wantto watch your 1st place Padres?  Want to help the SDUSD VAPA dept. puton our yearly District Honor Band and Orchestra Concert?  See theVapa-Padres flyer on the Forms page for details.
March 2010

See the calendar for updated events.

Interested in the All-County Honor Band?  See Mr. Prout for information and paperwork.  (7-8th grade students only)

Interested in a week long jazz camp this summer?  Check out http://jazzcamp.ucsd.edu

CMEA String Orchestra Festival
Friday March 5 !!!!!!  Have you turned in your permission slip?
We still need drivers.  Please email Mr. Prout.  jprout@sandi.net

CMEA Jazz Festival
Saturday March 6 !!!!!
SD City College  Call time is 2:20, dismissed at 3:50


Middle School Honor Band/Orchestra is for 6-8th graders.
ElementaryHonor Band/Orchestra is for 5-6th graders.  That means 6th graders mayaudition for both groups.  I recommend they concentrate on theElementary group due to the extreme difficulty in being selected forthe middle school group.

Click HERE for the music and information
First, click on your instrument.  You will find all theinformation regarding the honor group, a scale sheet for yourinstrument and the audition piece.  Print that out and start practicing.

Second, you need to click on the "Honor Band/OrchestraApplication".  Fill it out and take it with you to the audition on Feb.4.

Lastly, if you want to be assigned a time to audition on Feb.4 so that you are not standing around for hours in the cold, click onthe "Audition Request".  Fill out the form and submit it.  Mr. Proutwill will have all the audition times of Lewis Students by Feb. 1 andrelay that information to those students.

AlliedGardens Holiday Festival featuring the Jazz Band and Concert Band isthis Friday!  Call Time for both groups is 6:30.  Concert starts at7:00 pm.  Dress is Tuxedos and Dresses.  Jazz Band may wear Santa Hats.
  UPDATE Nov. 12, 2009
Intermediate Band (per. 7 A Day) Use the link to listen to a portion of "Furioso" and all of "Jingle Bones".
FuriosoJingle BonesWant to hear more recordings of our songs?  Click on links and look for your performing ensemble.
UPDATE: October 22, 2009
Winter Concerts!
Bands will perform on Dec. 2
Orchestras will perform on Dec. 3
Concerts start at 7 pm

UPDATE: October 21, 2009
String Orchestra and Concert Band Tour will be April 15-17, 2010.Students will take home the payment schedule for the trip on Friday,Oct. 23. Or you can download by clicking on "For Parents". The form isunder "files".

UPDATE:  June 27, 2009
Ifyou have promoted from Lewis Middle School and are going to PatrickHenry next year, there is a NEW registration process for marchingband.  You must attend one of three registration meeting during themonth of July.  Paste the following URL in your web browser to go tothe PHHS Music website where the registration meeting information isposted.  http://www.spiritof76boosters.com/summerregistration.html

UPDATE: June 9, 2009
Please keep checking back over the summer as our music web page goes through some major renovations. 
Asthis school year comes to a close, I"m spending a lot of the daysreflecting on the year.  We always aim high, and it’s rewarding to lookback at so many great things that were accomplished since lastSeptember.
To all the students leaving us for high school, thank you for a wonderful year, you will be greatly missed.
To the returning 7th and 8th graders, enjoy your summer, there are great things being planned for you next year.
May I extend an early welcome to our incoming 6th grade students and their families, I can"t wait to meet you in September!
As for me, I"m off to go load more music onto that cool iPod that somehow found its way into my undeserving hands.... Thank you!
Josh Prout