January News

LMMS Awarded Madison Area Music Grant


Photo of Mr. Brad Klotz, LMMS Band Director, being awarded a grant from the Madison Area Music Association (MAMAs) to help purchase a new baritone saxophone for the middle school.


Solo & Ensemble Festival 2017

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Capitol Conference Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival will be hosted at Poynette. This Capitol Conference event will include sixth through twelfth grade music students from Lake Mills, Lakeside Lutheran, Cambridge, Lodi, Luther Prep, Wayland Academy, and Poynette.

Through the Solo and Ensemble experience, students learn the discipline of rehearsal, playing solos/in a chamber group, are challenged to advance their musical skills, perform in front of an audience and a WSMA certified adjudicator, and receive feedback on their performance. Performers at the highest level (Class A) at a WSMA District Festival have the opportunity to receive a 1* (one-star) rating which advances them on to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in the spring.

Please click here for Solo & Ensemble Information and Registration Form.

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Fall Concessions!

The concession stand (located at LMHS) is our top fund raiser. The money we raise funds student scholarships, music clinics, music trips and other music program purchases.

Want to Help?

  • Please use this on-line link to view the dates/times and to sign up for a concession volunteer slot.
  • Click here if you want to see the start up and clean up procedure details as a volunteer in the concession stand.
  • Email us  or contact Rebecca Henderson at 608-669-2265 if you have any questions.

Tommy Awards Announcement

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “The Secret Garden.” They were nominated for 13 Overture Tommy Awards. Winners will be announced after the last of the over 80 participating schools’ musical productions is seen in May.  Nominations for Lake Mills High School include: Outstanding Lead Performers – Ben Bollig (Dr. Neville Craven) Levi Brill (Dickon), Bella Buscemi (Martha), Katherine Hoggatt (Lily Craven), Blaise Knueppel (Archibald Craven), Outstanding Young Performer -Jaren Laws (young Collin), Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Stage Management, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Costume Design.

Congratulations also go out to Levi Brill, the recipient of the Tommy Spirit Award for Lake Mills. This is quite an honor as he was chosen by his fellow cast and crewmates.  He will have the exciting opportunity to perform on stage at the Overture Center in their annual Tommy Award Ceremony on June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Watch for ticket information in May.

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar!

Click here to see the full 2016-2017 Music Calendar (updated 8/2016)
  • Lake Mills Music Parents Meetings (all music parents welcome!):
    • January 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at LMHS music room
    • April 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at LMMS music room


  • Capitol Conference Solo & Ensemble:  February 25, 2017, at Poynette


  • LMMP Fundraiser Concert:  March 2, 2017, at 7PM at LMHS


  • LMHS Play: March 17 & 18, 2017, at 7P at LMHS


  • LMHS Music Trip to Florida: March 23-29, 2017


LMHS Music Department Florida Tour – March 2017

The school board has approved a music department Florida and this trip is offered every four years.  The tour will be on March 23-29, 2017.

  • Click here for the “Initial Student Letter”
  • Click here for the “Trip Chaperone Interest Letter”
  • Click here for the “Student Conduct Form”
  • Click here for the Music Trip payment schedule
  • A non-refundable $100 deposit will be due for each student by May 27, 2016, in order to secure the travel company
  • First deposit will be due before summer to book the buses and hotel
  • For any questions, please contact Linda Heimstreet at linda.heimstreet@lakemills.k12.wi.us or 920-648-2355 ext. 316.