Friday, August 18, 2017

Volunteers needed for Western welcome Week

Dear LHS Band Parents,

We are still in need of a few parent chaperones and one more driver for equipment for Saturday!  please sign up via signup genius if you can help!  Thank you for your help!

The Western Welcome Week parade is on Saturday, August 19th.  Please see the file link for information. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Updates and Western Welcome Week information

Dear LHS Band Parents,

Thank you so much for all of your help and assistance over the past several weeks.  Many of you were able to join us for our last Band Parent Work day on Saturday, July 29th during which we accomplished many items for the good of the Band program here at LHS.  Several of you were able to host students from Takayama, Japan.  We heard back recently from the MEM Travel Office who coordinated the trip for the Takayama students and they wanted our LHS Band parents and families to know how appreciative all of the students were of their time spent with us here at Littleton High School this past weekend.  Finally, thank you to all of you for your support of our End-of-Band-Camp picnic celebration this past Wednesday at Belleview Park.  I am especially appreciative of Martha McCannon and Becky Stouder for their work in arranging our meal together and I know that they are very grateful for all of the help that our families gave bringing food for that event.

A couple of things that are coming up this next week:

1.  Saturday, August 12th is Band Parent Work Day #2 from 9am - Noon here at LHS in the Band room.  Anyone who can come and help with some different projects that morning would be greatly appreciated.

2.  Tuesday, August 15th -  From 5pm - 9pm, our students have our first evening rehearsal of the season.  We will also have our formal band picture taken at 6pm.  I am hoping that all parents did receive a picture packet if you would like to purchase pictures of your student.  This is strictly optional if you would like to take advantedge of this opportunity.  We also have a Band Parent meeting at 7pm in the band room while the students rehearse on the field at the Stadium from 7pm - 9pm.  I hope to see everyone there.

3.  We will have another evening rehearsal on Friday, August 18 from 5pm - 9pm as well here at LHS at the Stadium.

4.  The Western Welcome Week parade is on Saturday, August 19th.  Please see the file link for information. 

We also are in need of a few parent chaperones and equipment help for this day, please sign up via signup genius if you can help!

5.  We are in need of someone to take over running and managing the LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band website.  Please let Mr. Emmons know if you have an interest in serving the band in this capacity.

Thank you so much.  Hope to see each of you soon.

Don Emmons, Instrumental Music Director
Littleton High School

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

End of Band Celebration-RSVP link below

Hello Band Families!

It’s almost time for the End of Band Camp Celebration! This annual potluck event will be held on Wednesday August 9th from 4:30-8:30 PM at Belleview Park (5001 South Inca Street, Englewood CO 80110). We will be in the large shelter by the playground. We welcome all band students and their families to come celebrate with us. This is a great chance for both students and parents to get to know each other.

Please let us know if you will be attending and how many people will be in your family group. This info will enable us to purchase the appropriate amount of food. Follow this link to RSVP: 
The band will provide both fried and BBQ chicken as well as chips and drinks. Please have food at the park by 5:15.  We will start serving at 5:30. Indicate if your dish if is nut free.

Please see below for food assignment according to sections:
Percussion and Alto Sax -- green or fruit salad or cut fruit or veggies (to serve 6-8)
Guard, Trombone, Bass tuba -- side dish (ie. Baked beans, pasta salad, potato salad) (to serve 6-8)
Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Melo (horn), Tenor sax, bass clarinet --  dessert (to serve 6-8)

We look forward to seeing everyone at the picnic and getting to know new friends and see old ones!
Thanks for your help—Martha and Becky
Questions? Martha 720 323 8441
Becky 303-332-3571

Friday, July 28, 2017

Update, July 28, 2017

Dear LHS "Lion Pride" Marching Band Parents,

Thank you for your support of your students and their participation at our current Marching Band Camp session.  They are doing really good work and progressing nicely towards our goals of learning our "Effloresence: Shades of a Rose" Show music and drill and our competitive March: "The Cradle of Liberty".  Their efforts are really helping the show to take shape both musically and visually.  

A couple of reminders to everyone:

1.  We are still in need of several families to host students from Takayama, Japan.  We need families who are able to host either 2 boys or 2 girls from Friday evening August 4th through Monday morning August 7th.  We will have activities to do together each day and we simply need families to be willing to offer them a home-stay experience in an American family home here in Colorado.  Please contact Don Emmons if you are able to help us host this year. 

2.  I am in need of 2 more parents to come and assist with the Car-Wash on Saturday morning July 29th from 8am - 1pm.  The students will do all the work washing cars, we simply need parents to assist with supervision and to handle the monetary donations.  

3.  A reminder that we have a band parent work-day this Saturday, July 29th from 9am - 2pm.  Please come and help as you are able and your schedule permits.  We have some wood-working projects, so power tools are helpful (drills, saws, etc.).  

4.  The Band Picture day originally scheduled for Friday, August 4th is being moved to either August 14, 15 or 16.  When it is confirmed, I will let everyone know.  We will still have rehearsal on Friday, August 4th from 2pm to 4pm.  Then we will perform at the Welcome Ceremony for our Japanese students from Takayama, Japan at 4pm in full uniform in the LHS Theater.  

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Don Emmons, Instrumental Music Director
Littleton High School

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Host Families Needed for Takayama Students

Hello Lion Pride Marching Band Families,

We are in need of 13 host families for students who will be visiting us from Takayama, Japan. These are high school students who are here to experience America and in particular, a home-stay experience. Each of the students traveling has passed an English proficiency and one of their purposes for traveling is to improve their English skills with real-life experience. The students from Takayama, Japan will arrive at Littleton High School on Friday afternoon, August 4th and will need to be in our host family homes for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. The Takayama students will then meet at Littleton High School on Monday morning, August 7th at 7:30am in order to continue with their tour of Colorado. It is ideal if a host family can accommodate 2 boys or 2 girls and there is a request for one family to host three girls if that is possible. Please contact Mr. Emmons directly if you are willing and able to serve as a host family. This is also one of our significant fund-raisers for the band program and we are asking for your assistance. 

July 24, 7-8:15pm in LHS band room. The meeting will detail upcoming events.

Saturday, July 29th, 9am-1pm @ LHS. More information will be given at our Band Parent Meeting on July 24th at 7pm.

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.

July 24-28: Full Band Rehearsal @LHS (2:30-8:30)
July 29: Band parent work day@LHS (9am-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