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Legislation #: 110135 Introduction Date: 2/24/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/6/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CURLS, RILEY, GOTTSTEIN, FUNKHOUSER, JOLLY, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK AND SHARP
Title: Honoring Lincoln College Preparatory Wind Ensemble.

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2/23/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/24/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110135

 

Honoring Lincoln College Preparatory Wind Ensemble.

 

WHEREAS, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is a proud Blue Ribbon school in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, ranking in Newsweek’s top 100 schools in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, the LCPA Band program has been one of the most successful music programs in the state of Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, the LCPA Wind Ensemble has received 14 State Championship #1 ratings in a row; and

 

WHEREAS, since 1996, the LCPA Band Program has had 208 members make one of the All-District Bands, 51 members make All-State Band, with 13 members receiving first chair honors; and

 

WHEREAS, Lincoln is the only high school in the state of Missouri that has had students selected to perform with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall (a college and post-graduate level group); and

 

WHEREAS, the entire Wind Ensemble performed by invitation at Carnegie Hall in April, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, the LCPA Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform in China in the cities of Beijing, Xi’an and on the Great Wall of China; and

 

WHEREAS, Xi’an is a Sister City of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the LCPA Wind Ensemble members are enthusiastic and talented ambassadors of Kansas City and the Kansas City, Missouri School District; and

 

WHEREAS, music is the universal language for cultural understanding in our global community; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the students of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy as official representatives to our Sister City of Xi’an, China; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Lincoln High School Band with the Mayor and Council requesting the student representatives of Lincoln Prep to present the key to the City to the City of Xi’an, China, on behalf of the citizens of Kansas City.

 

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