LNC Bands

  • The Lake Norman Charter band program begins with the 5th grade. Students do not need any experience to join band in 5th grade and may choose to play flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. Students have the opportunity to audition to switch to other instruments during their 5th grade year. There are 2 required concerts per year for 5th grade band.

    5th grade band FAQ.

    The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands build on the skills learned in the previous grade and shift the focus to preparing for performances. Students in these grades are also eligible for All District, Charlotte Metro Area Charter Honor Band, Solo and Ensemble, and other expanded performance opportunities.

    7th grade band also includes a group performance trip to Carowinds and 8th grade band includes an overnight performance trip to Busch Gardens. 

    High school band is treated as a performance ensemble, with the main focus being preparing and performing quality music. A strong emphasis is put on leadership, responsibility and teamwork. HS band students are also eligible for University Honor Bands, All District, Charlotte Metro Area Charter Honor Band, Solo and Ensemble, and to lead band tutoring for service hours.

    The High School Band participates in a trip to Disney World/Universal Studios every other year and a yearly trip to NC Music Performance Adjudication.

    There are also many after school opportunities available to band students. They are listed below:

    • Tuesdays (3 - 5 PM)Knight Watch Drum Line and Pep Band - This group performs in parades and at the HS Home football games (8th-12th grades)

    • First Wednesday of each month (3 - 4:30 PM): Jazz Band – This group performs jazz standards including swing, funk, latin, and seasonal music (7th-12th grades)

    • Thursdays (3 - 4 PM): Band Tutoring – Students may come to the band room to practice, play with other students, and/or get help from Mr. Scaringelli or HS students (All students allowed and encouraged).


    If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact Mr. Scaringelli at dscaringelli@lncharter.org.