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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hello, band parents!

This Monday, June 15th, will be the start of another week of band camp. Camp runs from 9:00-3:30 each day (M-F) at Euclid Middle School. The first week of camp was very successful and the progress the students are making each day is phenomenal!

Saturday, June 20th, there is a carwash fundraiser scheduled from 8:30-2:00 for the students and we are hoping to add one more additional carwash later in the summer. However, since we are not able to be at Littleton High School this summer, the logistics of making this happen are a bit challenging. We still need to secure a location (with access to water) and organize the equipment and supplies needed for the day. If anyone would be willing to take the lead in organizing this, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Karla Elliott at kelliott@lps.k12.co.us if you can help. This is a wonderful way for the kids to earn money for their Encore accounts so hopefully we can find a way to once again offer this opportunity to the students this summer.

Mr. Emmons would like to send a huge, huge, Thank You to all of the parents who were at our recent Band Parent Work Day this past Saturday, June 6th. Our LHS "Lion Pride" Band Parents took care of many projects that really needed to be done to allow our rehearsals to proceed efficiently and effectively in these upcoming weeks. He really appreciates your active support of the LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band program and looks forward to seeing you throughout this upcoming Marching Band season.

For those students that ordered Drums Along the Rockies tickets, they need to be paid for and picked up this week. Attached is a list of the tickets ordered and the status of those orders. Please let Mr. Emmons know about any adjustments to this list immediately!

Lastly, the LHS Lion Pride Marching Band Website has recently been updated. The Schedule tab now lists the current schedule for the 2015 marching season, and the Downloads tab has an updated Band Parent Organizational Chart as well as an updated Band Parent Handbook. This is a great resource with a lot of helpful information! Please take a moment to check it out: www.lionpridemarchingband.org

If you have any questions, please email LHSbandcoordinators@yahoo.com and we'll make sure all inquiries are forwarded to the appropriate individual(s).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLTC1QRFVFQ3poTm8/view?usp=sharing

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Schedule June 1-6 & Hosts needed for Japanese students

This coming Monday, June 1st, is the start of the 2015 Lion Pride Marching Band season!  Please note that all Marching Band rehearsals and meetings will be at Euclid Middle School this summer (not Littleton High School).  Euclid is located at 777 W Euclid Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.    Parking is available on the East side of the building.

Here’s the schedule for the week:

June 1 thru 5 - Band Camp rehearsals will run 9:00-3:30 (Monday thru Friday).  Students will meet in the band room (on the Southeast corner of the building).

June 2 - Band Parent Meeting on Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Band room at Euclid Middle School.  There will be lots of great information regarding the upcoming marching season so please plan on joining us that evening!! 

June 6 - Parent workday at Euclid Middle School from 9:30-1:00.  More information regarding this day will be given at the Tuesday parent meeting. 

In addition to this, we have received a request to host students from Konodai, Japan from July 22-Aug 2 this summer.  Each family that hosts will receive $440. (This may be a nice way for students to put some extra money in their ENCORE account!)  Please see that attached flyer regarding this opportunity. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLMFBUSnVLMEZsYjA/view?usp=sharing

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Chick-fil-A Marching Band Fundraiser this Wednesday, May 13th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Let Chick-fil-A do the cooking this Wednesday night!  Stop by for dinner at the Southglenn Chick-fil-A (6907 S. University Blvd, Centennial) this Wednesday, May 13th anytime between 5:30 – 7:30 pm to support the LHS Lion Pride Marching Band!  10% of all proceeds from the two hour period will go to support the band!  You can dine in, drive thru or carry out.
 
In addition to all of your favorites, Chick-fil-A offers some excellent healthy options including their tasty salads, Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap and Grilled Nuggets.  Check out the complete menu here:http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Food/Menu
Your refrigerator-friendly reminder flyer is attached!
 See you there this Wednesday. J

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pre-order your Instrumental Pops Concert DVD NOW!!!

We have a great gift for graduating seniors, parents, grandparents, out-of-town relatives, Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day!!! Your own copy of the best concert of the year!!!
 
The May 6th Instrumental Music Pops Concert is being professionally recorded by Keiko Ozaki. DVDs can be ordered in advance or at the concert for $10 each. They will be delivered in band class to the students about 2 weeks after the concert.
 
PAYMENT IS DUE WITH YOUR ORDER.  Please see attached order form.


Questions?  Contact Stacey Shigaya:  shigaya@comcast.net