Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Marching Band Parents a Couple of Quick Reminders

Dear LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band Parents,

A couple of quick reminders:

1.  This Saturday, July 26th, we are having a Parent work-day at Littleton High School for the "Lion Pride" Marching Band program.  We would like as many of you as possible to come to the LHS Band room from 9am - 1pm to help us with several projects pertaining to the Band program and this year's show in particular.  There will be something to do for everyone.  Please come and help.

2.  We are getting desperate for some more families to help us with hosting the students coming from Takayama, Japan.  They will arrive at LHS on Friday afternoon, August 8th at 5pm and they will stay with you Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday and then leave at 8am on Monday morning, August 11th.  We have plans for everyone to be together for dinner on Friday evening at the Concert in Sterne park by the Denver Concert Band, our own LHS Drumline will also be performing there that evening and there is a Fireworks show at the end of the concert.  We will then gather on Saturday afternoon for games and fun.  On Sunday, we will all gather again for a Farewell Dinner Party.  I encourage you to host students in your home as they want to experience culture in America and our families who have done this before have had very positive experiences.  Please contact Deanna Encinias to sign-up to host students at   

3.  We have made some slight adjustments to our schedule.  Our Band Pictures will need to be on Friday afternoon, August 8th at 3:30pm.  Right after the pictures, we will perform the music of our show for the students from Takayama, Japan.  The schedule is posted online at the LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band website.  

4.  Our Full Band Camp begins this coming Monday, July 28th at 12:30pm.  Each day will be from 12:30pm - 8:30pm with a break for dinner from 4:30pm - 5:15pm.  Students can either bring a sack dinner or go out for dinner at one of the surrounding area fast-food restaurants.  I am looking very forward to this week with our band students as we will be learning the music for the entire show, work on drill movement for the show and work on parade and stands music.  

Thank you so much for all of your support of your students in t he LHS Band program.

Don Emmons, Instrumental Music Director

Littleton High School

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fwd: Japan Hosting in August

Dear Lion pride families,

WE are in need of 10 host families for the weekend of Aug 8-11.  Please email Deanna Encinias at if you are interested.  We need to complete our list of names by July 26th.  There will be activities planned for the weekend so you do not need to come up with things to do.  Hosting exchange students is an experience that will leave a mark on your heart and theirs. Please consider opening your home for 3 short but fun days.

Deanna Encinias
Special Education Teacher LHS
303.347.3771 office
303.734.6769 VM

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as 
though nothing is a miracle. The other is as 
though everything is a miracle. 
-- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 17, 2014




Saturday June 21st from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm at Littleton High School!  Donations to show your apprecation will help the students fundraise for the 2014 Marching band season!  Cash, or checks made out to LHS Encore!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Band Parents New & Old

Come join us on the lawn at the main entrance of LHS
Thursday, June 19th     at  7:45pm
Siblings welcome
Snacks and drinks provided
Why are we doing this? You’re coming to pick up your kid anyway so come early and get to know someone, anyone
Should I bring a chair?  Yes
What if it’s raining? We’ll go into the lobby
What if Mr. Emmons lets the kids out early?  Then we’ll be done early 
What if no one is there when you get there?  
We’ve gone to the LHS stadium to watch the kids practice!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Message to Marching Band Parents from Don Emmons

Dear LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band Families,

I have several information items that I need everyone to be aware of:

1.  Our next Band Camp for all Band students is this next week beginning on Tuesday, June 17 and running through Thursday, June 19th.  Band Camp begins at 1pm and goes until 8:30pm.  We will also be collecting our next installment of Band Fees during this week.  Please make checks payable to ENCORE.

2.  We have our first LHS "Lion Pride" Band parent meeting on Monday evening, June 16th at 7pm in the Bandroom at Littleton High School.  All Band Parents are invited and encouraged to come to this meeting.  The meeting will cover items relevant to this year's LHS Marching Band and how our Band Parents can specifically be involved.  The meeting will last from 7 - 8:15pm.  Hope to see you all there.

3.  We will have Drums Along The Rockies  tickets available to pick-up and payment during this week as well.  If you ordered tickets, you will need to pay to pick them up, if you did not pre-order tickets, I will sell any extra tickets that we have and will be able to make a second order at the end of the week.  

4.  The 2nd "Lion Pride" Band carwash of Summer 2014 takes place on Saturday, June 21st in the Main Front (West) parking lot at Littleton High School.  Please send out emails, tweets, texts, phone calls, smoke-signals to everyone you know to let them know about this incredible opportunity to have a clean car and to support LHS Band students.  Thanks again to Jim Elliott and the use of his company car wash equipment for these car washes.  Also, a huge thank you to all of the Band Parents who assisted at the last car wash to enable it to run so smoothly and efficiently.

5.  We will be taking sign-ups to host students from Takayama, Japan here with us from Friday afternoon, August 8th to Monday morning August 11th.  We need 15 families who would be willing to host 2 students that weekend.  We have activities planned for Friday evening, Saturday during the day and Sunday afternoon/evening.  You are essentially providing a home-stay experience for these students from Japan.  This is also a fundraiser for the LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band.  Please let Mr. Emmons know if you are able to help by hosting 2 Japanese high school students this weekend in August.

6.  We have also been asked to help host 50 female Junior High School students coming from Japan at the end of July.  This is an opportunity to raise funds for individual student accounts, especially those of you who are planning to join us in Littleton, Massachusetts in September.  These students are here from July 21st to August 1st and are here to participate in an English study program in Denver.  Host families would need to be able to drop their students off for their English program each morning, Monday through Friday, pick them up each afternoon around 5pm and have them over the one weekend of July 26 and 27.  Each host family will be paid $440 for taking care of these students.  This opportunity is also for any of our LHS Band Alumni to host students and receive these monies as well.  Here is the information from Yoshi Nakasone, President of MEM Travel, the Denver Travel company agency that is making arrangements for these students and this program.  

"Dear Don-san,

Thank you for calling today.

As I talked over the phone, please ask about the possibility.

Group:       Japanese Junior High School ladies (14 years old)
Date-in:     7/21/14 (Mon)
Date-out:  8/1/4 (Fri)
Remarks:   Double placement (2 students in a family)
Amenity:    $440.00 per family for expenses
Remarks:   $100.00 per family for "finding fee" for you or your NPO

We have to find 26 families. However, we just find less than 5 families at this time.
We need your help.

Again, thank you for your assistance.
Best regards,
Yoshi - MEM
(Cell.) 303-601-7389

Please contact Yoshi Nakasone directly if you are interested in assisting and taking part in this opportunity.

Thank you,
Don Emmons, Instrumental Music Director
Littleton High School