Monday, July 27, 2015

End-of-Band Camp/Band Season Kick Off Potluck Picnic

Hello Band Families:

We look forward to seeing you and your band member at the End-of-Band Camp/Band Season Kick Off Potluck Picnic at Bible Park on Thurs, Aug 13th from 4:30-5:30.  Please sign up to bring food or beverages no later than Tues, Aug 11th:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ca5ac28a13-band (Students who are attending solo should also sign up to bring an item.)

Feel free to bring chairs and/or blankets.  Questions?  Contact Stacey Shigaya at shigaya@comcast.net or 303.755.3377.  See you soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reminders for the week ahead

Reminders for the week ahead:

Next week, 7/27-7/31, is the last week of band camp at Euclid M.S., M-F 9:00am-3:30pm.

Monday, July 27th, there will be a Parent Meeting at Euclid M.S. with lots of important information about the upcoming marching season. Please join us!

LHS ‘Lion Pride’ Marching Band hosts a CBA Marching Festival at Littleton Stadium in October each year as a fundraiser for the band. As part of this, concessions are provided during the event. Monetary donations are now being accepted to help defray the costs associated with running the concessions. If you are able to donate, please bring your donation to the parent meeting on Monday (7/27) or mail your donation to Nikki Sheeran, 3469 W Alamo Pl, Littleton, CO 80123.

We still need a few more families to host the Japanese students coming Aug 7-10. If you can help out, please contact Karla Elliott at kelliott@lps.k12.co.us.

If you have not yet provided current contact information for the Band Directory, please fill out the form and either bring it to the parent meeting on Monday (7/27) or scan and email it to Marsha Prokuski - cmprokuski@msn.com. The form can be found at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLX2VzU2xrcHYzemM/view?usp=sharing

Lastly, don’t forget that Marching Band Fees are now due!  Questions regarding payment of fees can be directed to Jenny Wainner (lhsencoretreasurer@gmail.com) or Don Emmons.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Help! - Host Families Still Needed!

We still are in need of several more host families for the students visiting from Takayama, Japan. This is only one weekend in August (7-10) and a very easy way to experience some international students in your home. Here is a summary of the activities for this weekend:

8/7 Friday afternoon (4pm) - The students will meet their host families at Euclid Middle School. Dinner will be provided that evening for all host families and Japanese students at a picnic/concert at Sterne Park in Littleton. This usually includes a performance from our drum line and fireworks to kick off Western Welcome week, as well.

8/8 Saturday - Optional activities for the students and families will be provided at Bellevue Park or host families are welcome to do their own activities with their Japanese students.

8/9 Sunday – This evening there will be a Farewell Party/BBQ at a Littleton location (TBD) with dinner once again provided for all host families and Japanese students.

8/10 Monday – Host families bring the Japanese students to Euclid Middle School that morning and say goodbye.

As you can see, there are several scheduled activities for these students. When there are not scheduled activities, host families are free to do whatever you choose. These students are visiting our community to see what life is like in an American home. Please don’t feel like you must entertain them the entire weekend. Just seeing how we live our everyday lives is part of the experience these students are seeking.

This is an activity that the LHS band has supported for several years and as an additional incentive, the travel agency we work with to facilitate the weekend gives the band a nice donation for helping. These additional monies will be used to offset the costs associated with the upcoming Grand Junction trip. 

Please consider hosting these students in your home for the weekend! Ideally, we would like at least 2 students per host family, but if you can help in any way, please contact Karla Elliott at kelliott@lps.k12.co.us and let her know how many students you can host and if you have a preference of boys or girls. We need to have these host families assigned within the next few days. THANKS for your support!!

Reminder: Marching Band camp resumes next week. M-F 9:00am-3:30pm at Euclid Middle School

Friday, July 10, 2015

Please Help!! Host Families needed

Please help!!

We desparately need more Host Families for the students coming from Takayama, Japan in August. We need host families for 24 students and our LHS Host Families can host 1, 2, 3, or 4 students if they are able. The Takayama students will arrive at Euclid Middle School on Friday afternoon, August 7 at 4pm. We will need to host them in our Host Family homes on Friday night, Saturday Night and Sunday Night. The students will then need to meet in the front of the school at Littleton High School on Monday morning, August 10 at 8am in order for them to depart on the rest of their tour. We have activities planned for all host families and their Takayama students on Friday evening for dinner as well as on Sunday afternoon/evening for a get together dinner and farewell party. The primary purpose of our hosting these students from Takayama is to provide them with a host family experience in an American home in order to promote understanding and friendship between Japan and the USA. Our hosting of these students is also a fundraiser activity to help support the costs associated with our trip to Grand Junction at the end of September.

Thank you so much for considering hosting students from Takayama, Japan. Please let Karla Elliott know if you are able to host students on August 7-10.

If you have questions or can help host, please contact Karla at kelliott@lps.k12.co.us
(*Please do not reply directly to the Lion Pride Marching Band email address as it is not always monitored on a daily basis.)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Marching Band Update - Host Families Needed!

Upcoming Band activities:  

July 11 - Drums Along The Rockies for those families that purchased tickets
July 20-24 & July 27-31 - Marching Band Camp at Euclid MS 9:00am-3:30pm
July 27 (Monday) - Band Parent Meeting at Euclid MS 7:00pm

Reminder:  We are in need of Host Families for the students coming from Takayama, Japan in August. We need host families for 24 students and our LHS Host Families can host 1, 2, 3, or 4 students if they are able. The Takayama students will arrive at Euclid Middle School on Friday afternoon, August 7 at 4pm. We will need to host them in our Host Family homes on Friday night, Saturday Night and Sunday Night. The students will then need to meet in the front of the school at Littleton High School on Monday morning, August 10 at 8am in order for them to depart on the rest of their tour. We have activities planned for all host families and their Takayama students on Friday evening for dinner as well as on Sunday afternoon/evening for a get together dinner and farewell party. The primary purpose of our hosting these students from Takayama is to provide them with a host family experience in an American home in order to promote understanding and friendship between Japan and the USA. Our hosting of these students is also a fundraiser activity to help support the costs associated with our trip to Grand Junction at the end of September.

Thank you so much for considering hosting students from Takayama, Japan. Please let Marsha Prokuski, Karla Elliott or myself know if you are able to host students on August 7-10.

Thank you,

Don Emmons, Instrumental Music Director
Littleton High School