October News

Help Support our Fall Musical

The cast and crew of the Secret Garden is hard at work.  Before you know it, show time will be here.  To help make this event a success, they need our help.  We want to make sure they’re well fed during their long rehearsal days.  So we’re looking for help with food donations and volunteers to help serve.  We also need additional volunteers to help with various tasks around the shows.  We’ve set up on-line sign-ups so you can easily choose and indicate how you can help.

Thank you for your support!


Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar!

Click here to see the full 2016-2017 Music Calendar (updated 8/2016)
  • LMHS Orchestra Concert on October 17, 2016, at 7p.m. at LMHS auditorium


  • LMHS Musical Performances of  “Secret Garden” at LMHS auditorium
    • November 4, 2016, at 7 p.m.
    • November 5, 2016, at 7 p.m.
    • November 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.


  • Capitol Conference High School Honor Band on November 10, 2016 at LMHS. Time TBA.


  • Capital Conference Middle School Honor Choir on November 14, 2016, at Poynette, time TBA.


  • LMMS Orchestra and Band Concerts on December 1, 2016, at LMMS gym
    • 5th & 6th Grade at 6 p.m.
    • 7th and 8th Grade at 7:30 p.m.


  • 6th Grade “Nutcracker Ballet” fieldtrip on December 9, 2016


  • LMHS Choir Concert on December 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at LMHS auditorium


  • LMHS Band and Orchestra Concert on December 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. at LMHS auditorium.


  • Lake Mills Music Parents Meetings (all music parents welcome!):
    • October 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at LMHS music room
    • January 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at LMHS music room
    • April 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at LMMS music room


2016 LMHS Musical: “The Secret Garden”

Lake Mills High School Drama will present The Secret Garden, November 4-6, 2016.  This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. The presentation of this musical is through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc. at 45 W. 25th Street, New York, Samuelfrench.com and is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Performances will be in the LMHS auditorium. Here are the currently scheduled dates and times (more details will be updated as they are available):

  • November 4, 2016, at 7 p.m.
  • November 5, 2016, at 7 p.m.
  • November 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.


Update (as of 9/12/16)!: We are looking for  4th-7th grade boys with unchanged singing voices to play the role of “Collin.”  Audition packets and audition CDs are available in the LMES and LMMS office.  Auditions are Saturday, Sept. 17th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. A parent or guardian should attend as well.  Click here for the detailed flyer.


Become an Art Patron

Click here for the “Secret Garden” Art Patron details and forms.

If you are interested in financially supporting the LMHS Drama Club by becoming an Art’s Patron please contact Mrs. Heimstreet at linda.heimstreet@lakemills.k12.wi.us for more information. All Art Patrons will receive 2 reserved complimentary tickets before the box office opens to the general public. Patronage categories range from $30 to $150 and up.


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.