Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Help needed w/District Middle School Performances

Help needed!

Our full Symphonic Winds Concert Band, Drumline and Orchestra are scheduled to perform for the LPS District Middle Schools on Friday, January 20th (7am-3pm) and on Monday morning, January 30th (7am-10:30am). Because of the number of students going on this trip, I will need 3-5 Band or Orchestra parents to assist me with each of these performances.  Specifically, I need parents to ride the 3 buses that we will have on these two days as well as one parent to drive a van or pick-up truck to transport two of our Mallet instruments that we will need to take for these performances.

If you are able to help accompany the band on one or both of these days, please contact me directly.

Thank you! 

Don Emmons (demmons@lps.k12.co.us)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Band Update (12/13/2016)

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, Dec 13 - Orchestra/Choir Winter Concert is tonight at 7:00pm. Some of our band members will be joining in for a wonderful finale you won't want to miss! Encore is also sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner in the Cafeteria before the concert from 5:00-6:30pm. Please come and support the Performing Arts Department. Tickets are available from Mr. Farrell or at the door. Cost is adults $7, children $5, and under 2 free.

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

Have a wonderful holiday break!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IMPORTANT! Regarding Student Encore money (Kings profit, fundraising, etc)

I wanted to once again make sure that everyone understands how their student's Encore account works.  All fundraising money, such as King Soopers card profits, Scool Services (butterbraids) and Wreath sales, accumulates in the student's account until they request that it be used for specific expenses.  Encore DOES NOT automatically apply the student money to trips, band fees, choir expenses, etc.  Encore waits until we receive a written withdrawal request from the student.  Those request forms can either be found in the Performing art teachers rooms, or on either the Encore website or the marching band website:


The student fills out the form, indicates how much needs to be withdrawn from their account, and what it's for (i.e. trip payment, marching band fees), signs it and gives it to their Performing Arts teacher.  Those forms are then sent to Encore where we will process them, withdraw the funds, and pay the requested expenses.

If there are any questions, please email lhsencoretreasurer@gmail.com

Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Band Update (12/05/2016)

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

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