Band Notes 5/14/17

Band Notes 05/14/2017


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May 15th @ 6pm


As a reminder, the General Booster Meeting originally scheduled for 5/11 has been moved to Monday 5/15. We moved the general meeting to this date to coincide with the Marching Band practice rehearsal.We need a general booster vote on next year's budget, so we are hoping that people will drop their students off for practice and stay for the meeting (which will be in the large cafeteria).  


Booster Buddies


Calling all Parents!!!

We are looking for volunteers to be “Booster Buddies". A Booster Buddy is a veteran parent that will be teamed up with a new parent in their section to help answer any questions that they may have. Please contact if you have questions or would like to participate.


GUARD MINI-CAMPS – save the dates


If you are going into 8th grade or higher you can attend these 4 mini-camps for Guard:


May 17- 5:45-8:30pm 

Mr. Nick will be coming in to do a dance class


June 5th -5:45-8:30pm

(You will be able to sign equipment back out this night.) 


June 15- 5:45-8:30pm


Middle School Aged Marching Band Members:


The attached handout will be circulating around the three middle schools this week! In the event some of our 7th and 8th grades miss it, I have attached a copy!


For those students who participate in band and participated in the LHS Marching Band or Winter Guard, those middle school students are allowed to choose whether to spin with the Guard or play their instrument. The decision needs to be communicated to their band teacher by the May 15th rehearsal. Those students are still expected to come to the after school Tuesday rehearsals with the rest of the Middle School band, but they are allowed to spin. In band rehearsal when we're not outside, they are expected to play their instrument as it will help them learn the piece better! 


Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification!

Mrs. Anna Salem


In case you missed this the last 2 weeks!!


Wrapping up the 2016 season:


Participation in the Memorial Day Parade is mandatory for ALL 2016 Marching Band Members


Memorial Day Parade rehearsals will take place at LHS on following dates:
    Monday, May 15th 6-8:30pm (General Booster Meeting – budget vote)
    Monday, May 22nd 6-8:30p

    Monday, May 29th 8am report time (High School aged students only - this is a FULL uniformed performance)


Marching Band Show Shoes - If your show shoes no longer fit and you will be needing a new pair, please consider donating.  The Uniform Committee will be accepting gently worn Band Shoes donations after the parade and after open house.  Please look for the return box at these events near the Uniform room.


Looking ahead to the 2017 Season:


Marching Band Open House – Tuesday, May 30th.  Students are to report to the band room at 6pm. Veteran parents are strongly encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet incoming parents and share your Marching Band experiences with those who are considering participation! Parents will meet in the Senior Cafeteria (Room 902/904) at 6pm. Refreshments will be served. Every member will receive a current Student Account Statement at Open House on May 30th so that you will know what the current balance/credit on the account is. Any current credits may be used toward your deposit.


Save the Dates: (The following excerpts are directly taken from the Parent Handbook with the new dates attached)


Off the Line Night – 6/22

A meeting for all marching band members and their parents/guardians held in late June.  This year Off-the-Line night will be Thursday, June 22nd.  Attendance is required by the member and at least one parent as plans and expectations for the year are shared by the Coach and by the Booster officers.  This is where you can ask questions and sign-up to help with any of the several LHS marching band Booster committees.  At a certain point in the meeting, marching band members will be dismissed for rehearsal while parents will stay to find out more about the Booster Club and its activities.


Mini-Marching Band Camp – 6/22 & 6/23

Two days of rehearsal at the end of the school year.  It is the first read through of the music for the marching band season.  Rehearsal runs from mid-afternoon to 9:00 pm.  Band members who need rides often make carpool arrangements.


Marching Band Camp August 14th -18th

A week of intensive rehearsal held during August and is not to be missed.  This is where all the components of the marching band come together to form a cohesive show.  Practice is from 8:00 – 12:00, 1pm - 4pm (sectionals) and from 5:45 – 9:00 in the evening.   


Thinking Ahead:


Spots are available now for sign-up at the DOME

Please review Sign Up genius and sign up for available slots.


Some dates may have changed as the schedules are being worked out for the football season.