Sponsor: Hayleigh Albers
Hayleigh Albers is the Music Teacher at Edison Elementary. She is currently in her 3rd year of teaching. This will be her second year as the Color Guard Instructor at Lafayette High School and has been coaching guard for the last 7 years. Color Guard has been a part of her life for 12 years.
Miss Albers grew up in Dearborn, Missouri and went to North Platte High School. This is where her career in Color Guard began as she was a part of the team all four years of high school. Miss Albers then took to Missouri Western to become a Music Teacher. Here is where she had another 5 years of Color Guard, 3 of those years being captain. During college, Miss Albers was hired to be the coach at North Platte High School for 5 years.
Miss Albers graduated with her Bachelor's in Music Education in the Fall of 2015 and began her teaching career in the fall of 2016.
Miss Albers is super excited to be a part of the Lafayette Family and to work with such amazing kids!
Head Coach: Dr. M. Shane Heard
Assistant Coach: Kate Miro
Speech Captain: Lela Berning
Debate Captain: Emma Dougherty
Speech Novice Captain: CJ Kaahea
Debate Novice Co-Captains: Ash George and Madi Spinner
SD Media Coordinator: Reavez Castro
10-11: Stanley (IE only Friday)
17-18: Crabtree Classic (V)
24-25: Odessa (O)
2-4: State Quals
9-11: National Quals
TBD: Heart of America NSDA Congress and Big Question
22: State Championships at Missouri State University
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Director: Mrs. Mary Shields
Mrs. Shields received her Bachelor's of Music in Education from Southwest Baptist University in 2015 with teaching certifications in 5-9 Mathematics, K-12 Vocal Music, K-12 Instrumental Music, and a Performer's Certificate in Vocal Performance. She taught at Robidoux Middle School for two years before starting at Lafayette High School in the fall of 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Music Education at the University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory.
The Chamber Choir is the most select group at Lafayette High School. This is a group of the best students, singers, and citizens at LHS. Consisting of both male and female singers, students are challenged to be as independent as possible, while at the same time contributing to the overall group sound.
This choir performs at various community events, middle schools, elementary schools, retirement benefits, and other Saint Joseph School District functions.
Students in this class are the leaders of the choir department and the school as a whole. Many of the past student body presidents, student council members, cheerleading captains, and basketball captains have been in this choir. Many of these students will go on to be professional musicians or music teachers. The expectations are high in this class and students will gain the aural skills to find out what is wrong and how to fix it.
The Chamber Choir meets 7th hour.
The Lafayette Concert Choir has a strong tradition of excellence. This choir has traveled to Jefferson City, Maryville, and Kansas City just to name a few. In 2011, the choir performed at the Missouri Music Educator's Conference at the Tan-Tar-A resort at Lake of the Ozarks. This is an auditioned mixed choir. The vast majority of the students in this class have taken choir for many years. Students will learn advanced sight reading skills, produce a professional-like tone quality, learn valuable communication and leadership skills, will continue to develop solo voices and ranges, and master the performance skills used in a professional setting. Students will sing a variety of works including modern pop and rock, contemporary choral pieces, and master choral works. Every student takes ownership of his or her part.
Concert Choir meets 6th hour.
Bel Canto is a latin phrase that means "beautiful singing". This group is an auditioned women's choir. This ensemble focuses on building a foundation for creating choral music. Students will continue to build on fundamental technique as well as learn mid-level sight reading, expand their vocal ranges, begin to create a more mature sound, and learn music leadership skills. We sing a variety of literature but we mainly focus on modern and master choral works. This ensemble sings in three to four parts.
Bel Canto meets 5th hour.
Men's Choir is the newest choir at Lafayette High School. No audition is required to join! This choir is open to any male student. Men's choir is a beginning choir specifically geared toward inexperienced singers. In this choir, students will learn fundamentals such as tone production, basic music reading skills, blend, balance, vowel shapes, and posture. We will sing a variety of literature all written for men's voices. Men's Choir sings everything from sea chantys and spirituals to love songs. This choir performs at three concerts a year, including the spring Standing Room Only show.
Men's Choir meets 2nd hour.
Women's choir is a beginning choir specifically geared toward inexperienced singers. No audition is required to join! All female students are welcome. In this choir, students will learn fundamentals such as tone production, basic music reading skills, blend, balance, vowel shapes, and posture. This choir is generally the most improved from the beginning to the end of the year. We will sing a variety of literature including classical, pop, jazz, and rock just to name a few. This choir performs at three concerts each year, including the spring Standing Room Only show.
Women's Choir meets 4th hour.