LPHS hosts annual Recital Night

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Every year, in preparation for one of the biggest solo and ensemble competitions in the state, the LPHS bands host their annual Recital Night. This will be held on Thursday, February 6th in the Performing Arts Center at 5:00 p.m.

The night is unlike any other band concert hosted at LPHS. This concert features all of the band students in a group or solo performance, even if they won’t be competing at ISSMA. 

The goal of this night is to work through the songs in front of an audience, like most students will have to do when they compete in the solo and ensemble contest at Kankakee Valley High School on February 8th.

Over the years, several La Porte musicians in band, choir, and orchestra have traveled to Kankakee Valley to receive a medal, so the night in celebration of the hard work the students put into the rehearsed music is needed.

Every year, the night is the standard band concert, but this year the art students are coming together with the musicians in a creative way.

The art students have been making clay bowls for Recital Night, and there is also going to be soup provided at the concert. The soup will be from local restaurants Louie’s Cafe and Christos. The bowls and soup will be free of charge, but the art students will be accepting any donations willing to be given. All contributions will go directly to local food pantries to fight hunger.

Guests are invited to enjoy a night of music and soup, and bowls. The bowls will be given to each individual who eats out of it.

I personally really enjoy this event, working with clay is generally a project most students love doing, and it is something substantial that people would enjoy taking home,” Mrs. Mendez, art teacher, said.

The La Porte High School Music and Art department is looking forward to seeing all of the musicians, parents, and community members come out and support the students before their big day on Saturday.

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