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Jamie Tarriela

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Mustang musicians benefit from summer program

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Sarasota Orchestra Youth program is one of the best music programs in Florida. Students from across Bradenton, Sarasota, and Tampa, including numerous Mustangs, travel to Sarasota in order to participate throughout the year. The Sarasota Orchestra supports seven different ensembles within the Youth Orchestra Program and also hosts a three week long Summer Music Camp.
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Mustang FCCLA elects new leaders

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Monday the LRHS Family, Community, Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their End of the Year Banquet at the Ranch Grill in Lakewood Ranch. At the banquet, the members were recognized for their achievements throughout the school year, and the new club officers were installed for the next year.
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No backpacks during exams

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Final exams are near and LRHS administrators remind students not to bring their backpacks on the early release days of final exam week May 26-30. LRHS discipline dean Sarah Wonderling said the policy is designed to reduce disruptions. “We are banning backpacks in order to block the students that try to bring in restricted items during the last few days of school,” she said.
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LRHS orchestra schedules Spring concert

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Orchestra Program is preparing for its Spring Fling Concert. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the LRHS Auditorium. All four orchestras will be performing a set of up to four songs. The lower level Symphonic and Campus Orchestras will perform spring themed songs while the higher level Concert and Chamber Orchestras will perform song sets they perfected at the Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) just two weeks ago.
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Mustangs welcome at dodgeball tonight

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – At 7:30 p.m. Monday, the Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting its seventh annual Dodgeball Tournament in the LRHS gym. The tournament hopes to raise at least $500 for Hope Family Services, an organization dedicated to helping victims and families who have been victims of domestic violence.
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Mustang orchestras are really “Excellent”

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Tuesday the LRHS Concert and Chamber Orchestras attended the District Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) at Manatee High School. The MPAs are extremely important as they determine how much an orchestra has improved and their current skill level. At MPAs, orchestras play a set list of three to four songs, and each orchestra is graded on a scale ranging from Poor to Superior.
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Orchestra welcomes holidays with concert success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustang Orchestra Program performed their annual Winter Special at 7 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 8 in the LRHS auditorium. The four orchestras played 10 songs in total, with the Campus and Chamber Orchestras both playing three songs, and the Concert and Symphonic Orchestras playing two.
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Orchestra prepares holiday hits

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Orchestras will host its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the school auditorium. Each orchestra will play fun winter themed music in honor of the upcoming holiday season. Mustang orchestra director Daniel Shafer said, “Our orchestras are definitely prepared for the concert, and we are all pretty excited.”.
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Two Mustangs named All-State

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS senior Lyle Hanner and junior Cypress Potter earned two of the 36 available violin chairs in the Florida Orchestra Association’s (FOA) Symphonic All-State Orchestra. The group consists of the top student musicians in the state. The FOA All-State Orchestra is divided into three different orchestras which are determined by grade level.
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Mustang musicians ready for Concert in the Park

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Chamber and Concert Orchestras will once again play at the Concert in the Park event at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at McKechnie Field. Concert in the Park is an annual event featuring middle and high school orchestras from throughout Manatee County, hosted by the Manatee Education Foundation, with all proceeds benefitting Manatee County orchestra programs.
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Homework help is as close as your keyboard

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With seven subjects to study, students are often burdened with huge amounts of work and little time to study. Thankfully, there are many online resources that are available for free, such as, Google, Quizlet, Conjuguemos, Duolingo, and Wikipedia. Google’s Web Search is the easiest resource to use when looking for a wide variety of websites on any topic.
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Mandatory Homecoming meeting set for Friday

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There will be a mandatory meeting for all students who wish to run for Homecoming Court after school Friday, Oct. 7 in room 616. The meeting will go over the procedures and requirements that each student must meet in order to become a nominee, and the review of how the election process will work.

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