Gratitude from Lowell Music Department


Good News and Gratitude from Lowell Music

After experiencing historic state-wide accomplishments the past two years, Lowell Music has enjoyed another successful few months this fall. Enrollment is at an all-time high, with 178 (!) in the Band and Choir programs in total. Many thanks are due to the school board and administration for their tangible support, but also to the community for its unflagging kindness — especially to those who so generously contributed to our recent poinsettia & wreath fundraiser. Additional thanks goes to the Oregon Community Foundation, who recently awarded Lowell Music a $750 grant for the purchase of much-needed equipment. Thank you so much!

Some good news also comes to us from the Eugene Symphony. Not only were Lundy grades 3-6 able to attend an amazing concert at the Hult Center on November 13th, but the Symphony has again selected Lowell as a recipient of the EYMA exchange program, which will bring professional musicians into our district to work directly with our students (at no charge)!

Moreover, two of our highs school students have enjoyed great honors this fall. Brothers Ian and Nicky Sotomayor have both been selected to play in the elite Shedd Youth Jazz Orchestra at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene. Ian was also recently chosen for the Western International Band Clinic, a four-day all-star conference in Seattle, Washington. Amazing stuff, indeed.

In addition, a dozen of our upperclassmen were also invited to to the OSU Music Preview Day on October 26th, where they enjoyed tutelage and guidance from professors on the musical opportunities available in higher education! Another busy and successful fall for Lowell Music…
(Photo:LHS musicians rehearse with Dr. Christopher Chapman at the OSU Music Preview Day)