It's Our 40th Anniversary!
Celebrate The Journey
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40th Anniversary: Celebrate the Journey
April 29-30, 2016
Friday, April 29th - Fitzgerald Scholarship Gala
Saturday, April 30th - 40th Anniversary Concert and LOLCB Reunion with BBQ at John Fitzgerald's Place
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Mission & Vision
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"One of the most amazing choirs I've heard."
"Every parent should consider
this program for their son."
"A wonderful way for students to expand their love
and enthusiasm for singing and music."
"I have now heard angels' voices."
Ordinary boys. Doing Extraordinary Things.
There is an opportunity for every boy!
The Prep Choir (ages 5-7) is often the start of the journey of the Choirboy. The Choirboy begins his musical training through musical activities, games and, of course, singing! In addition, he begins learning about respect, honor and how to be a gentleman.
The Training Choir (ages 8-12) is where the boys are guided in their learning through five areas: Using the voice well; Musical skills and understanding; Repertoire; Belonging to the choir; Choir in context. The Choirboys work hard to understand the choir's motto "Music, Respect and Honor".
The Concert Choir is the primary performing choir of the Land of Lakes Choirboys. Here, the Choirboy continues his studies in the Voice for Life program during their monthly voice lesson. The Concert Choir tours throughout the United States and around the world each June. The music they sing can range from Gregorian chant to the latest composition.
The Men's Chorus is a community chorus open to men of all ages. We welcome men from throughout the community who want to come together to make music. It is a place for men to develop friendships while joining together in the music-making process. The Men's Chorus performs on their own as well as joining the the Land of Lakes Choirboys.
Where tradition and tomorrow join in song.
"Music is awesome. It's human. It's universal. It's...something that everybody wants."
Peter Greene, teacher and writer
An experience like no other.
Throughout their time with the Land of Lakes Choirboys they "learn to help and mentor each other, support [their fellow Choirboys], lift each other up, and come together into something that is glorious and way, way cool." (Peter Greene, teacher and writer)
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
March 19, 2016
Minnesota State Boys' Choir Festival
St. John's University
April 16, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Church Service: Men's Chorus
Christ Our Light Catholic Church
804 7th Ave S
Princeton, MN 55371
April 17, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Church Service: Training & Concert
Christ Our Light Catholic Church
804 7th Ave S
Princeton, MN 55371
April 21, 2016
Music Outreach Program
April 29, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
40th Anniversary Celebration
Fitzgerald Scholarship Gala
Church of Saint Joseph the Worker
7180 Hemlock Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
April 30, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
40th Anniversary Concert
April 30, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
40th Anniversary LOLCB BBQ and Reunion
Summer Concert Tour
Auditioning for the Land of Lakes Choirboys is very simple.
Step One: Complete the form on the right.
Step Two: Taylor or Aaron will contact you to set up a visit for your family.
Step Three: You will meet with either Taylor or Aaron for a short audition. There is no need to prepare anything.
Step Four: Taylor or Aaron will contact you to let you know if your son is invited to join the Land of Lakes Choirboys.
What are we looking for?
Ordinary boys who love to sing, act, read, play games and/or play sports. Boys who want to be part of a team that works toward a common goal. Boys who want to learn about leadership, respect, honor and how to be a gentleman.
Dedicated to helping each Choirboy.
Our staff believes in helping each boy
find his voice in the choir.
Aaron holds a B.A. in Music from St. John's Univeristy, Collegeville, where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Axel Theimer. Mr. Carpenter also serves as the Director of Worship at St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove, MN; Music Teacher at Holy Spirit Academy in Monticello, MN and is the founder and conductor of the Festival Community Orchestra. He has served as a guest clinician and conductor in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Washington and Texas. Mr. Carpenter is an active member of ACDA, NAfME, and MMEA. He and his wife, Maria, have three children, Noah, Isabella and Emma.
Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN where he received a B.M. in vocal performance. He currently serves as the Music Director with the Eagan Women of Note and as the Director of Music at Elk River Lutheran Church. Taylor has a strong background in teaching voice and and serving as a voice coach for Extension Ministries at Northwestern College. He has also served as the co-director of the Young MAIsterSingers of Independence, MO and as the associate conductor with the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City.
Corinne received her B.M. in K-12 Vocal Music Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is currently employed at St. Andrew's Catholic School in Elk River where she teaches K-5 general music and directs the Children's Choir. Mrs. Olinger has had two sons work through the ranks of the LOLCB giving her a great understanding of our organization and the value of our motto "Music, Respect, and Honor". Corinne is a member of ACDA and MMEA.
Joseph has been with the Land of Lakes Choirboys as accompanist since the 2013-14 choir season. Currently, his youngest son Gus sings in the Concert Choir.
Joseph teaches elementary orchestra at five schools in the Osseo Area School District, and he is the Director of Music at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN. He has won national and state awards in organ from the Music Teachers National Association and from the American Guild of Organists. He holds a B. Mus. in Organ Performance from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in Liturgical Music from St. John’s University, and an M.A. in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. Joseph resides in St. Michael with his wife, Jennifer, their four sons: Trey (Joseph III), Davis, Leo, and Gus, and their dog Lily.
Stewart was a choirboy himself and now is responsible for teaching the boys all about respect and honor as well as good manners and behavior.
Camden is a alum of the Land of Lakes Choirboys and now works with the boys on their manners and behavior.
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Ordinary Boys. Doing Extraordinary Things.
To enrich the lives of boys by teaching excellence in choral music and self-discipline.
To make the Land of Lakes Choirboys a high quality music education program that empowers boys to develop musical ability, individual character,
and leadership skills.
Music is our gift...
To share with others
Respect is our tool...
Honor is the foundation upon which we build...
Our music program
Our respect for ourselves and others
Our code to live by
PO Box 74, Elk River, MN 55330
Physical Address: 729 Main Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330
729 Main Street
Elk River, MN
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