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Bands and Orchestra 2022-2023 Information

Greetings Cardinal Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Families!


David Kays, our director of instrumental music, manages a Google doc with all the important dates and information, and he shares it with families at the beginning of the year. This website is just getting caught up, and the year is almost over. Thank you for your patience as we update the information on this site. 

April 2023

April 17 - After school marching band rehearsal, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM


April 19 - PIL JV Band Invitational, at LHS, all day. (FLI-Band)
This event is for the FLI-Band to perform at, and our Symphonic Band members will help run it.

April 20 - Jazz Combos to perform at the Portland Art Museum for the Ace Mentor luncheon

April 21 - PSU Small Jazz Ensemble Festival, all day (Jazz Combos)

April 24 - Afterschool marching band rehearsal, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

April 29 - OSAA State Solo Championships
For those who qualify from the PIL Solo and Ensemble Festival back in March

May  2023

April 27 - May 19 - IB Testing (FYI)

May 1 - Afterschool marching band rehearsal, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

May 18 - Afterschool marching band rehearsal, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

May 22 - Afterschool marching band rehearsal, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

May 24 - Farewell Band Concert (LHS Auditorium) - 7 PM, all bands

June 2023

June 3 - Starlight Parade (Combined Symphonic and FLI bands)

  • 4:00 PM - meet at Lincoln HS, get into uniform, rehearse, eat dinner together

  • 6:00 PM - bus to parade route staging area

  • 7:30 PM - parade begins

  • 9:30 PM - parade ends 


2023-2024 School Year

Band camp information is TBA 

Band Retreat (for Wind Ensemble and FLI-Band Members)

This is not a required activity, but it is an AMAZINGLY fun activity that builds important community with the students. The cost of this is approximately $125. There will be scholarships available for students on free/reduced lunch or other special circumstances.

  • Camp Tapawingo, west of Salem outside of Falls City


Pep Band Performances at Home Football Games

  • TBA



This is a required performance fundraiser that works really well for us. Basically, the music department live-streams music performances non-stop and people donate money through GoFundMe. We rotate between Freshman band, Wind Ensemble, choir, jazz band, and guitar class. This also includes sub-sets from these groups. When not performing, students can go to the food room, game room, or study room. This is a super-fun activity that brings in a good amount of money for the music department.

  • Date TBA

Winter Bands and Orchestra Concert

  • TBA

Pep Band Performances for Basketball Games


The bands will be performing at select home basketball games. These performances are fun and create a larger sense of community for the school. Dates and times TBA. 


Band and Orchestra Tour (TBA)

Recital Night (concert bands and orchestra students only)

  • TBA

PIL District Solo & Ensemble Festival


This is a district-wide festival that provides an opportunity for students to perform for an adjudicator as a solo or with a small ensemble (duet/quartet/etc).

  • TBA

End of Year Bands and Orchestra Concert 

  • TBA

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