Sunday, August 30, 2015

Picture sharing site

Hello Band Parents!

Carrie McNealy has created a Shutterfly share site for the Marching Band. This is a great way to view and share pictures throughout the marching band season. People can create new albums on the site to share their photos, as well as download the images to their computers or order prints through Shutterfly. Carrie is happy to walk anyone through the process if they are unfamiliar with how the site works. Just call (720-290-8815) or email her (ecmcnealy@q.com).

Please check it out and add your own photos, if you'd like. Here's the link:


Thank you, Carrie!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Update to 2017 Europe Trip Downpayment & Contract Due Date

The payment procedure for the 2017 Europe trip has been updated. Student payments will now be accepted through the Littleton High School bookkeeper or the school Online Payment service accessible from the LHS homepage (not Encore as previously communicated). Chaperones and tag-along guests will make payments through the travel agency handling the trip, AdvantEdge Travel & Tours. More information on this is forthcoming.

Because of this change, contracts have been updated and the downpayment deadline has been extended to Friday, September 4th. Please see Mr. Emmons if you need an updated contract or have any additional questions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Band Update 8/25/15

Reminders

The first field show performance is Thursday, Aug 27th during halftime at the home football game. We still need volunteers to help with setting up prior to the game, as well as volunteers to help carry on/off equipment before and after the band’s performance. It only takes a few minutes, but we do need many people to get it done efficiently. All volunteers can still watch the entire field show from the stands. Please consider signing up on the following Signup Genius: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fa4a92ca57-20151

Colorado State Fair performance is Saturday, Aug 29th. The band will be performing in both a parade & stand-up performance. Detailed information about the day and maps of the parade route & fair are located at the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLb2ViNzFISHA0T28/view?usp=sharing

Water donations are still needed!! Donations of Arrowhead Sport Top Water Bottles are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the band room. Our entire supply will be used at the State Fair and will need many more for the upcoming competitions. Thanks!

Europe trip contracts and down payments ($150 each) for all students and family members planning on going with the band in 2017 are due by Friday, Aug 28th. Please make checks payable to Encore and note that it is for the Europe trip in the memo.

Looking Ahead

Evening Rehearsal next Wednesday, Sept 2nd is from 6-9pm. Band pictures will also be taken this evening (due to a scheduling conflict with the prior date). All students should plan to arrive by 5:45 pm, if possible, to allow time to change into their uniforms.

Please join us for our first Chick-fil-A fundraiser of the Fall 2015 Marching Band season!
When: Wednesday, September 9th from 5:30–7:30 pm
Where: Southglenn Chick-fil-A (6907 S. University Blvd, Centennial)
Why: Because Chick-fil-A is yummy…and 10% of all proceeds from the two-hour period will go to support our marching band! (We typically raise $300 or more at each Chick-fil-A night!)
More info: You can dine in, drive thru, or carry out and they will even count food tray purchases. In addition to all of the favorites, Chick-fil-A offers some great 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

A refrigerator-friendly flyer can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gt4A56URSLZlZiUldQWGRIN2M/view?usp=sharing

Also, thank you for coming out to Yogurtland earlier this month. We raised $28 for the band.

The signup for the CBA event on Thursday, October 15 will be coming out this weekend. This is the biggest fundraiser for the Marching Band each year. Please plan on signing up for a shift or two that day as it will take nearly every parent’s help to pull off the event and make this a successful fundraiser for the band. There will be many shifts available throughout the afternoon/evening from 2:00-9:00 pm. Thanks in advance for your support!!

The Grand Junction trip is only a month away! (September 25-26). Don’t forget that payment for the student portion of this trip ($140) needs to be paid soon. We will also need many volunteers to help the band with both the parade & field show in Grand Junction so please consider coming along. Volunteers staying in the hotel but not riding the bus can stay for a small payment of only $75. More information regarding this trip and a Signup Genius for volunteers to help will be coming out soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Band Update 8/18/15

Band Update 8/18/15

Reminders:

-The evening band rehearsal this week originally scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Wednesday, August 19 due to field availability. Same time 6:00-9:00 pm.

-Full evening band rehearsals next week will take place Monday (8/24) & Wednesday (8/26) from 6:00-9:00 pm.

-The first home football game is next Thursday, August 27. Come watch football and see the band’s first halftime performance of their field show. It takes many volunteers to move the equipment needed for each show so please consider helping out by signing up on the Signup Genius for this event. Here’s the link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fa4a92ca57-20151

-The Colorado State Fair Parade & Performance is Saturday, August 29. The band will be leaving meeting at LHS at 6:00 am and will return at approximately 9:30 that evening (note updated time). We currently have all the volunteers we need for this trip (thank you!!), but all are welcome and encouraged to cheer on the band at both the parade & stand-up performance in Pueblo if you can. More details about this event can be found at the following flyer:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rVN73U8cZ7HUTNqEr505OH3xFDs02dYS5nmlYxIW0kQ/edit?usp=sharing

-Water donations are needed!! Each marching band season requires many cases of water to keep the kids cool and hydrated during and after performances. Donations of Arrowhead Sport Top Water Bottles are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the band room. Thanks!

Looking Ahead:

-The Grand Junction trip is Friday, September 25 thru Saturday, September 26. Don’t forget that payment for the student portion of this trip ($140) needs to be paid soon. We will also need many volunteers to help the band with both the parade & field show in Grand Junction so please consider coming along. Volunteers staying in the hotel but not riding the bus can stay for a small payment of only $75. More information regarding this trip and a Signup Genius for volunteers to help will be coming out soon.

-We have several upcoming restaurant fundraiser scheduled. Please put them on your calendar so you can come stop in and eat while supporting the marching band!  Here’s the dates coming up soon:

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Southglenn Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, September 22, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Chipotle across from LHS

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

State Fair Discount Tickets

Discount tickets are available to any band families wishing to attend the State Fair on Saturday, August 29 when the marching band performs. They are $5.00 each and you will need to let Mr. Emmons know how many are needed by Wednesday, August 19 at the latest. All band members will receive tickets for free admission to the fair, as well as all Parent Volunteers that sign-up to help the band as long as they are signed-up by Tuesday, August 18.

Checks can be made payable to “Encore” and please note that it is for the State Fair in the memo. 

Please direct any additional questions to Mr. Emmons.

Thanks for supporting the LHS “Lion Pride” Marching Band!