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     Upcoming Concerts and Events

    Please see the Announcement page for all upcoming events and reminders for the Lake Shore HS Bands. 


    High School Musical

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    February 7th (Fri.) - 7pm

    February 8th (Sat.) - 7pm

    February 9th (Sun.)- 2pm Matinee

    For tickets, call 926-2345

    or the Box Office will open in the Main Lobby of the High School January 29th

    Secondary Band Concert
    March 4th - 7pm High School
    Featuring the Middle School and High School Bands
    District Jazz Concert
    April 27th - 7pm High School
    Featuring Jazz Trombonist John Hassleback
    and the Elementary, Middle School and High School Jazz Ensembles

    Trombonist John Hasselback, Jr. began his musical career at an early age, performing with his father as a young teenager.  He received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the Hartt School of Music, where he studied both Classical and Jazz Music, and apprenticed with the legendary Jackie McLean.  He has since received Education and Graduate degrees from SUNY Fredonia and Empire State College.

     John has been very active as a performer, working across the United States and Europe with many noted Jazz artists including Jaki Byard, Don Menza, Maynard Ferguson, Roswell Rudd, Gap Mangione and Chuck Mangione.  He is a featured soloist on recordings with Gap Mangione, Kenny Wheeler, and Don Menza. "Menza Lines," which was recorded live in Los Angeles at the "Stratospheric" celebration of Maynard Ferguson's 75th birthday, was selected as one of the top releases of 2005 by the critics of Jazz Times Magazine.  Recently, John was a featured member of the Don Menza Quintet, performing in Munich Germany, and performed as a member of the Ron Carter “Great Big Band” at Birdland in New York City. John regularly performs with and serves as an Artistic Director for the Buffalo Jazz Collective, dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Western New York.  Activities with this organization have included performances with guest artists Sam Noto, Pat LaBarbera, Freddie Hendrix, James Burton III, Kirk MacDonald, Brad Leali and Bobby Militello.

    John has been named "Top Jazz Trombonist in Western New York" by the JazzBuffalo poll each year since the poll's inception in 2014.

    John has taught at Buffalo State College, Lockport High School, Ellicottville Central Schools, and is currently in his 20th year at West Seneca Central Schools, where he is the director of the Jazz Ensemble at West Senior High School and serves as the coordinator of the district's annual Jazz festival.  Additionally, he has serves as the Erie County Music Educators Association Chairman for Jazz and the High School Jazz Ensemble Chairman for NYSSMA Zone 1. He has previously served as the Western New York Zone Representative for the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has been an adjudicator for both the Erie County Music Educators Association and Niagara County Music Educators Association, and is also an in demand clinician, performing as guest artist at a number of area school districts and colleges, including SUNY Fredonia, Snow College in Utah and the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.  He conducted the 2010 ECMEA High School Jazz Ensemble, the 2013 NCMEA High School Jazz Ensemble, and the 2017 NYSSMA Zone 1 Area All State Jr. High Festival.    

    John lives in East Aurora with his wife Lisa, also a music teacher and accomplished Jazz pianist.  They are the proud parents of Caitlin, John III and Robert.

    Eric Blodgett
    Music Department Chairman
    High School Band Director
    Lake Shore Central School
    959 Beach Road
    Angola, New York  14006


    Phone:  716-926-2117
    Fax:      716-549-4033
    John Kresse
    High School Concert Band, Lessons, & Pep Band
    Middle School 7th Grade Band Director
    Lake Shore Central School
    959 Beach Road
    Angola, New York  14006
    Phone:  716-926-2118
    Fax:      716-549-4033