Thursday, December 1, 2016

Band Update (12/01/2016)

Saturday, Dec 3rd - Festival of Lights Parade in Colorado Springs

Please see the following Information Sheet for additional info and a link to a map of the parade:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11lkbchf84uHUEFlcRnaMzf73Ai49cryras0EtSn79ss/edit?usp=sharing

Parents - we still could use some more helpers for this parade. Senior band parents will be given priority, but any parents that can help are asked to email Lynn Wells ASAP at lewells123gmail.com.

Our last Marching Band Restaurant Fundraiser of the season will be held on Tuesday, December 6th  at the River Point Chick-fil-A!  We hope you will join us!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Tuesday, December 6th
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chick-fil-A River Point (near Costco), 4090 River Point Pkwy, Englewood
Make sure to say “I’m with the band!” when ordering!

*Please note that this Spirit Night will be held at a different location than our previous Chick-fil-A fundraisers. Chick-fil-A River Point will donate 15% of our sales back to us.

Here is a copy of the flyer for this event:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLb3djLXd1SEFYUk0/view?usp=sharing

Committee help still needed!

Now that we've nearly completed the marching season and many of you have a better idea of the volunteer needs, we are hoping that there are parents that will step up and help as a committee lead for next year. Many of these positions are currently held by parents of seniors, so they will need to be filled.  Here is a link to sign up to help:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fa4a92ca57-committee

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Dec 14 - Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Band Concert 2:15-4:00pm
Thursday, Dec 15 - Holiday Band Concert 7:00pm

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Festival of LIghts Parade Info - Dec 3rd

Saturday, Dec 3rd - Festival of Lights Parade in Colorado Springs

As you may have heard from your student(s), we received late word that the band was going to be able to march in the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. The students were very excited to once again have the opportunity to march in this fun parade!

Call time for the students is 12:30pm at LHS. Students will get their uniforms on at this time in order to do a final fitting of our lighted parade outfits. We will then get on buses and depart by 2:00pm to travel to Fargo's Pizza in Colorado Springs. We will stop at Fargo's Pizza for lunch/dinner from 2-4:00pm. (Please note that students will need to bring money for this meal.) We will then transfer over to the Palmer High School Auxiliary Gym on N Nevada Ave. between E Boulder and E St. Vrain. The buses and cars with parents and other supplies will stop here to allow the students to change into their band uniforms/performance outfits and get their instruments ready to go. When the band is completely ready, the buses will travel to the end of the parade route and park on E Vermijo Ave. between S Tejon and S Nevada Ave. to wait for the band to finish the parade.

The Parade begins at 5:50pm and should begin performing on the street by 7:00pm and finish the parade by 7:45pm. We will then load the buses and travel back to LHS where we should arrive between 9:15-9:30pm.  

Please see the following Information Sheet for additional info and a map of the parade:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11lkbchf84uHUEFlcRnaMzf73Ai49cryras0EtSn79ss/edit?usp=sharing

For this parade, parents of Senior band members will have priority walking as volunteers with the band since this will be the Senior's last parade. (Lynn Wells will be organizing this. If you are a senior parent and would like to help, please let Lynn know by emailing her at lewells123@gmail.com. We will need approximately 12 volunteers.) All Band parents are welcome to join us in Colorado Springs at Fargo's Pizza and are highly encouraged to watch the parade which travels South on Tejon Ave. from E St. Vrain down to E Vermijo Ave. Like the Western Welcome Week and State Fair Parades, this is a one-way parade in which any parents with cars will need to figure out where to park in order to either march with the band or to watch the parade and get back to their car afterwards. We do have room for 10-12 parents to ride the buses for this event. Please let Mr. Emmons know if you'd like to ride the bus.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Band Update (11/16/2016)

Schedule Change:

The band WILL NOT be participating in the Festival of Lights Parade this year on Dec 4th as originally scheduled. Sorry for the late notice.

Save the date and come enjoy a meal at this upcoming fundraiser for the band!

Chick Fil A has offered to do a fundraiser for us on Tuesday, December 6th. 
This one will be held at the River Point Chick fil A at Santa Fe and Oxford near Costco (not at the SouthGlenn location), and it will be for the entire day! A flyer with additional information will be out soon.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Dec 14 - Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Band Concert 2:15-4:00pm
Thursday, Dec 15 - Holiday Band Concert 7:00pm

**There were a few unclaimed serving spoons left at the band banquet. If you are missing one, please contact Becky Stouder. (A picture of the spoons was posted on the band Facebook page, as well.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Banquet Reminder

Hello Band Families!

We are excited to see you all at the Marching Band Dinner this Friday, November 4th at 6 PM.  
We need to finalize our headcount for the dinner.  PLEASE RSVP BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2016 --Yes, that IS tomorrow night. :)

We are also asking people to look again at the Signup Genius and see what you are able to bring. We need more side dishes and salads. (Your choice--does not have to be home made! Just big enough to serve 15 or so people so nobody goes home hungry!)

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ca5ac2fab9-endofseason

Thanks for your help --should be a fun night!

See you there--Martha and Becky
Questions? Martha 720 323 8441 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Band Banquet on Nov 4th

Please join us at the End-of-Season Band Banquet!

When: This Friday, Nov. 4th, at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at LHS

All the hard work is done and now it's time to celebrate the end of another awesome marching season. All band families are invited to join in and we need RSVP's from everyone so that there is enough food. Please see the following Signup Genius link to RSVP and/or sign up to bring a dish to share or help out:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5AC2FAB9-endofseason