Spokane, Wash.  

The Lilac City Homeschool Band held its annual Fall Concert Monday, November 20 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  

The beginning band,led by Jon Bomgardner, started the evening of music off with a rousing rendition of Samuel R. Hazo's Rising Star followed by Ralph Ford's Fire's Edge.  This year's Beginning Band is one of the largest in recent years with 27 members.

That Saxophone Thing continues to grow featuring six players this year.  The Sextet performed Wayne Fritchie's Canzonetta and then a Veggie Tales favorite, Oh No! What We Gonna Do arranged by Lisa Laulainen.

The red-hatted Jazz Band took the stage third for three songs, First Class, Li'l Darlin and All the Blues That's Fit to Print.  During the performance of Li'l Darlin, Aiden Kittlesved, James Laulainen and Caleb Neale were featured soloists on piano, trumpet and alto sax respectively. 

Clarinetist Hannah Hart and Flutist Caleb Tash were featured as this year's Honors Ensemble.  The two had to tryout to be considered a part of the Honors Ensemble.  The duo performed three duets: The Happy Bees, The Detective Duet and Sonatina.

The Advanced Band, directed by Janeen Graham, performed Stand-By March from Cecil B. deMille's Production, "The Greatest Show on Earth."  The band followed that with Ralph Hermann's Nocturne in the Modern Manner and closed out their performance with the theme song from one of television's greatest shows, Hogan's Heroes March.

The Indermediate Band, led by Lisa Laulainen, performed three songs: Brazil, Balladair and Spania.

The concert was closed with a performance of Echo Taps by the Trumpet and Taps Corps.  Josiah Booz led the song from the front of the church while James Laulainen and Ayisha Lawrence echoed from the balcony.

The bands are now starting their new quarter and working on new music for the next concert scheduled for Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Lilac City Homeshool Band 

The joy of learning to play a musical instrument doesn't have to be limited to students in public or private schools.

The Lilac City Homeschool Band gives students the opportunity to learn to play the musical instrument of their choice in a group environment.  Our weekly session allows budding musicians to try their hand at different instruments and music styles ranging from basic band to jazz. 

Our instructors are trained to give students a love for music that will last a lifetime.

We are always looking for parents who are interested in joining the band so if you played when you were young, or want to learn something new in life,  we hope you'll consider joining the Lilac City Homeschool Band.

 The Lilac City Home School Band held its annual Spring Concert on May 20th.  This is the Intermediate Band's performance of American Patrol by Ed Huckaby.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church is a great place for the Lilac City Home School Band to perform.  Click on the picture to see a gallery of photographs from the 2016 Spring Concert.

Our Bands

We offer bands for all  levels of talent and musical interest.

Beginning Band 2015-2016
Calendar of Events

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