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|“Ah, Music. A magic beyond all we do here. ” – J.K. Rowling

Message from the Director:

Welcome to another exciting year of Orchestra at Lawrence High School! My name is Mariah Barnett and I will be the new orchestra director here at LHS.

I hope that you have enjoyed your summer! I had the opportunity this summer to co-direct at the KU Midwestern Music Camp as well as the Shawnee Heights Summer Orchestra Camp. In addition to teaching summer camps and private lessons, I did enjoy some time boating at Milford Lake, archery at Clinton Lake, and had the chance to complete several house projects! I know many of our LHS students were involved in summer music camps, have been taking private lessons, and have been involved in smaller summer ensembles. Way to go LHS orchestra students!

I know that this year will come with some changes, but I have been working hard this summer to further familiarize myself with this program. I hope that the transition between Mrs. Dirks and myself and can be smooth, but there will be some differences and I hope you will be flexible while I continue to grow in this position.

Finally, the success of this orchestra goes far beyond what I am able to do as a teacher. It requires teamwork and participation from not only students, but from parents as well. I love this community and value the relationships and camaraderie that has been built. I look forward to getting to know all of you. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to email or call!

This website will help you find some important dates and information regarding the upcoming school year!


Mariah Barnett
Director of Orchestras