April/May 2024 Newsletter

As we enter the final stretch of the 2023-24 school year. I would like to pause to thank everyone who has made this year so successful. Thank you to the students who have continuously pushed themselves to make great music, the parents for supporting the process, and our HOPE volunteers for making our extra activities so engaging for our students. Thank you for all you do! We have two final events on the orchestra calendar which provide opportunities to celebrate the year in orchestra and say goodbye to our seniors. Please mark your calendars for the May 14th concert and May 16th banquet. Please see below for concert information. I will email out banquet information in a week or so.


May Concert Information:

May Concert: Tuesday, May 14 at 7PM in the PAC

Concert and Philharmonic call time: 5:45

Symphony call time: 6:30


Please follow dress code as outlined in the handbook.

 Boys must show up in black pants, tux shirt, black shoes, and socks. We will distribute tux jackets and bow ties before the concert.

Remember that boys must purchase their own black pants and tux shirt.

Girls wear solid black: Girls have the freedom to choose their apparel if sleeves extend below the elbow and skirts or slacks to the ankle, and the midriff must not show while standing or sitting. This may be a long sleeve all black dress or black blouse or sweater and ankle-length skirt. Full black slacks are also appropriate and encouraged for cello players. Girls must also wear black closed-toe dress shoes (not more than 2” heel) and black stockings or hose.

Concert Treat- To celebrate the end of the year we will do post-concert refreshments. It has been a while since we have done them, but HOPE would like to help organize treats this year. We are going to have Sophomores bring some sort of snack or treat and juniors bring something to drink- small water bottles seem to work best, but juice boxes work as well. Please no soda. Please drop treats off in the lobby before the concert. HOPE volunteers will be there to help organize.

Senior Information:

Seniors, we need your information for the concert program. Please take a minute to fill out the senior bio that we will use for the program and banquet slideshow. Please submit your senior bio by Thursday, May 2nd.

HOPE Program Messages

Dear Orchestra Parents,

This has been an exciting and incredible year. We are proud of our students and we know that you are too. If you would like to include a special message to your student in the May 14th final concert program of the year, see the attached form.  Price is $10 per dedication.

Thank you,

We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

H.O.P.E. LZHS Orchestra Booster Club



Lake Zurich’s chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society is accepting applications for membership next year.

This is a multi-year commitment from when you start until you graduate – fulfilling the requirements gives you the right to your pink cord at graduation…. continuous membership from joining through senior year is required!

The requirements are:

Maintain GPA of 3.0 overall, A average in music courses

Remain off of ineligible list

Regular meeting attendance (once a month)

Usher one 2 hour concert of your peers here at LZ

8 additional hours of service in many forms that are provided or that you can ask about qualifying events

This club represents Lake Zurich High School Music and relies on its membership to carry out that representation in many forms. See Mrs. Conover in PA127 if you have questions!


Other dates to keep put on your calendar:

4/25-28- Sound of Music Performances

5/5- Jan Sobieski String Quartet Concert (Mr. S’ string quartet) 3PM Grace Lutheran Church-200 N Catherine Ave, La Grange, IL

5/14- 7PM Orchestra Concert

5/16- 5PM Orchestra Banquet at LZHS