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bjobrien@cps.edu

Lane Tech Band Program

Testimonials
The following testimonials were written by former and current students and Parents from the Lane Tech Band Program.

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"Band is way more than just a class. It is one of the best experiences to have in high school"
Rebecca Enamorado, Class of 2016
 
Symphonic Band has been one of the few constants in my high school career. It isn't simply a class- it's a part of my life. This band has increased my love and joy for music and I am so blessed to have been able to perform with such talented and dedicated students as well as have the most fun band teacher who encourages us to be better people and musicians!
Kelly Raye, Class of 2016
 
By far my favorite class at Lane as I have fun in the classroom and get to participate in concerts.
Patrick Ryczek, Sophmore Concert Band 2015-2016
 
"My band experiences allow me to meet new friends, challenge myself, and play great music. Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now." Daniel D, class of 2019
 
This year, I am really looking forward to the new and improved band.  I believe that, with practice, the band can achieve very high things this year.  I am glad to be apart of it. Definitely looking forward to playing. 
Kevin Jack, Class of 2018
 
The lane band programs have been unbelievable in helping me progress in music and helping me be a great part of lane! 
Jake Nitzsche, class of 2019
 
Being part of the Lane Tech Band family is a life changing experience. It has shaped me into the person that I am and I will never go back to being a scared little freshman
-Katie Shah (Band Mom) class of 2015
 
This band program is much more than a class to me; it has help shape me as the person I am today. When I came into band I was a confused freshman, but today I am a confident girl ready to take on whatever comes my way. Band not only is a class but also a place where one feels at home.
Jovana Cortez, Class of 2016
 
“Band is definitely my favorite class! Every year, we always make new friends and take everything to the next level. I can’t wait to see how much we can improve this year, while making tons of memories along the way.” 
Erin Trybulec, Class of 2016
 
I have been a student of Mr. O'brien and played under him at our school musical, and all I can say is that he's a great director who really pushes students to play their best while still making them feel comfortable and developing meaningful relationships with them. If any student wants a place to grow musically and meet great new people, they should seriously consider getting involved in Lane Tech Band. -Peter Lagershausen, Class of 2016
 
"When I first moved to Chicago as a music teacher, I heard many great things about the Lane Tech Band Program.  I am glad that I have had the opportunity to experience the program's greatness first-hand. While adjudicating Lane's annual Solo Contest, I got to hear the work that each individual put into their piece, and was impressed with the overall ability of all of the students.  I think it is wonderful that students have the opportunity to explore solo repertoire at Lane.  Not many high schools offer this opportunity to all of their students. I believe that it strengthens Lane's band program as a whole."
Sarah Todd
Mary Lyon Elementary School
 
Band has been one of the few classes at lane that I have been fully devoted to, mainly because of the friendly atmosphere and dedication of the students, which makes it a truly wonderful place.
Ethan Borrero, Symphonic Percussion