By Wesley Wright
Last week at Lakeland Preparatory School (LPS), a highly anticipated event took place, providing an excellent platform for 7th through 9th grade arts students to showcase their talents. This event also attracts hundreds of prospective sixth graders and their families, who are eager to explore the different programs LPS offers. With the inclusion of the high school, the event was even more impressive than years before. As visitors entered the middle school atrium, they were greeted by the sounds of the Orchestra, followed by the Band, and then the Choir near the Auditorium entryway. Other areas of study were located in the library and two cafeterias.
The three branches of performance arts, namely band, choir, and orchestra, share a common goal of replenishing their beginner base of students. Typically, band programs attract the largest percentage of students, followed by choir and orchestra. The arts programs at LPS are exceptional, with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, making them an attractive option for parents and students alike, especially considering that LPS is a relatively new school.