Sunday, June 18, 2017

2017 LHS Marching Band Season Starts this week!

We hope you are having a wonderful summer!

This is a reminder that band camp starts this week on Tuesday, June 20 from 2:30-8:30pm

Don't forget your instrument, binder, lots of water, snacks and sunscreen. (Especially the sunscreen). Wear comfortable athletic shoes. 
Band camp continues June 20-June 23 and June 26-June 28 2:30-8:30pm each day.
There will be a dinner break from 5pm-5:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a sack dinner or to make plans for a quick dinner out each evening. 


The Band Car Wash scheduled for Saturday, June 24 is CANCELLED due to the construction occurring on campus. 

CALLING ALL PARENTS! 
We need your help to make this year a successful one for our students!  Please consider volunteering for the many committees and opportunities we have available for you.  To learn more and to sign up, see the sign-up genius. Thank you to those who have already volunteered their time for this upcoming season.

DRUMS ALONG THE ROCKIES
Saturday, July 15, 6:30pm. Sports Authority Field at Mile High. We have 75 tickets for this event at $20 per ticket. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Mr. Emmons directly at demmons@lps.k12.co.us or by paying Mr. Emmons during June Band Camp.

UPCOMING DATES
June 20-23, 26-28: Full Band Rehearsal @LHS (2:30-8:30)
July 24-28: Full Band Rehearsal @LHS (2:30-8:30)
July 29: Band Car Wash Fundraiser @LHS (8am-1pm)
July 31-Aug 3: Full Band Rehearsal @LHS (2:30-8:30)
Aug 4: Full Band Rehearsal 2-3:30pm @LHS, 3:30-5:30 Pictures and Welcome Ceremony for Hosting Students from Takayama, Japan, 7-8pm Band Camp Performance (students will be with us until 7:30am Monday Aug 7). 
Aug 7 & 8: Full Band Rehearsal 2:30-8:30pm @LHS
Aug 9: Full Band Rehearsal plus end of Band Camp Celebration 11am-3pm, celebrate 4:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Band Update (5/3/2017)

Band Update

-The final instrumental concert of the year is coming up next week. 
    There will be a Combined Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, May 9th from 2:20 - 3:30pm. 
    The Instrumental Music POPS Concert is on Wednesday, May 10th beginning at 7pm.
    (This concert also will include a slide show featuring the graduating seniors.)

-The Performing Arts Awards evening is Tuesday, May 16th beginning at 7pm in the Theater.

-Looking ahead at next year - Our first meeting for the 2017 LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band season is on Monday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Theater.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

LHS Jazz Ensemble Performing at Dazzle Jazz Club

Reminder:

Our own LHS Jazz Ensemble will be performing at Dazzle Jazz Club and Restaurant (930 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203) in Denver on Monday, Feb. 13th at 7pm.  There are about 25 tickets still available and they can be ordered online through MJO Presents. Here's the link:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edptrjwp579ed789&llr=z5jvqtdab.  

Online Ticket Sales will cut-off on Sunday at Midnight.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Jazz Ensemble gig at Dazzle on 2/13/17

Here is the information from the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra about our LHS Jazz Ensemble gig at Dazzle's Restaurant on Monday evening, February 13th.  The times and ticket information for this performance are in this email.  

Please make sure that your family, friends and relatives know about this information so that they can come and see, support and enjoy your performance at this Denver jazz venue.


School: Littleton HS (Dir: Don Emmons)

We’re looking forward to featuring your group on Monday Feb . 13th 2017 at Dazzle!!  Here is a couple logistic issues as the date rapidly approaches.

1.  Time:  You start at 7p, play for 45min, short break, MJO plays until approximately 9p. We suggest that you arrive around 6p for a leisurely set-up and warm-up.

2.  Parking:  Parking is tough so any carpooling is a great idea. Here is a link to Dazzle’s parking page:  Dazzle parking information

3.  Tickets:  We use an on-line registration system. Below is a link to the registration page. Please have parents/friends go to this page to get their reservations (“registration”) using PayPal.  I will send Dazzle a list of all registrations before the gig.  Physical tickets are not required. Please DO NOT call Dazzle directly (as this will cause confusion with duplicate reservations).

Ticket are $12.50 (pre-show via the link below) and $15 at the door. Obviously, the incentive to get reservations ahead of time is to save $$. We will split the total pre-show ticket sales (after PayPal expenses) with MJO taking the first $400. I will bring you a check to the gig as ticket sales CLOSE Monday AM the day of the gig. Please stress to the students/families NOT to wait until the last moment to get their reservations; depending on what is going on the day of the gig, sales may close early in the day.

IMPORTANT: Please tell families that IF they do not receive a confirmation e-mail after registering, their registration probably did NOT complete and they do NOT have tickets. Have them contact me if they are unable to get the process completed.

We can sell approximately (80-85) seats ahead of time and leave the remaining (10+) for walk-ins and other reservations. It is very important to use this system vice just coming to pay at the door for a few reasons:

1.  It allows Dazzle to plan their staffing.
2.  It allows Dazzle to plan the seating, especially for the larger groups that want to sit together.
3.  If they just come to the door, it IS possible (and HAS happened) that between the school and non-school reservations, the room is full and they cannot get in!
4.  It’s cheaper!

*** Students/Director do NOT need tickets. ***

Ticket Link:  Littleton HS TICKETS http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=z5jvqtdab&oeidk=a07edptrjwp579ed789

Here is the Facebook link for the Littleton High School Jazz Ensemble at Dazzle 2/13/17:
https://www.facebook.com/events/653026508230965/

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)