Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
~ Psalms 150: 3-5
The LWCS Instrumental Program offers a talented and growing band and orchestra venue that starts in 6th grade and continues through high school. Students can choose from traditional band and orchestra classes to more specialized classes like drumline. God has blessed us with a gifted group of teachers and students that allow the students to use the gifts he has given them to glorify his name through music.
The Program’s instructors provide students opportunities to explore, develop and demonstrate their God-given creative potential. Students are offered various band and orchestra opportunities at the Elementary, Junior High and High School levels. The fundamentals of music include the study of history, theory, technical application, appreciation and interpretation, and creative design.
Our Band Program is designed for students interested in learning to play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Our students learn musical notation, music history and theory as they progress on their chosen instrument. Our program begins by learning the fundamentals, such as scales and advanced rhythms to increase expertise on their instruments allowing them to grow their skills.
The school year 2005-2006 marked the band’s first year as one of the schools most respected performing musical organizations. The Life Way Band was founded in 2005 under the watchful eye of it’s first band director, Mr. Mark Bennett. The school, founded only 5 years earlier, in 2000, served the entire Centerton and outreaching communities a Christian Education. Today our band is lead by Ms. Lauren Asbery. The band has transformed throughout the years with growth and respect. Also known as the “Warrior Band,” they continue to represent their community and state with pride and honor.
In August of 2010, Life Way was blessed with the addition of Mrs. Christine Sullivan who added to our students’ musical experience by offering Marching Band and Orchestra. Life Way’s Orchestra Program teaches the study of modern and classical string orchestra literature. Students focus on developing their technical skills in bowing, as well as in music literacy and sight-reading.
Music is an important subject that helps develop a child’s thinking and fine motor skills. At Life Way, we believe it is important to offer music classes that will build upon each other as a child progresses from one grade to another.
We deliver student learning and performance opportunities through a variety of venues that include:
- Classroom Instruction
- Christmas Parade
- Off-Campus Performances
- Private Lessons