Ice Cream Social

posted Sep 3, 2016, 1:01 PM by Band Boosters

  Dear Band Families,                                                                                                

As summer’s end draws near and another school year begins many exciting experiences await your band student(s). Being involved in the Lamphere District instrumental music program is a great way to make those experiences even better.

As President of the Lamphere Band Boosters it’s my honor to invite all the families with band students 5th grade and up to our annual Ice cream social September 10th beginning at 2:30pm. This is a great opportunity to visit with other band families, meet new friends with similar interests, explore the many ways to get involved and best of all watch the marching band run through this year’s show!

On September 24th Lamphere is hosting the 17th annual Lamphere Band invitational. This is usually our biggest fundraising opportunity and the Band boosters have developed a reputation for hosting a highly regarded event. This of course requires a lot of effort. With your help we are sure to once again succeed. I’m asking on behalf of the band program to please do your best to participate to whatever extent you can. We are expecting about a dozen bands and each band in known to bring several hundred spectators plus the Lamphere Marching Band will perform as well as the Page 7th and 8th grade bands (performing the Anthem at the opening).  .  We need volunteers setting up, parking and welcoming guests, concessions, runners, program and shout-out sales as well as other tasks. We can find a spot that you will be comfortable with and train all helpers.  If you can help us for a few hours or perhaps all day, please contact me, another Booster Officer, or one of the band directors Mr. and Mrs. Garvey. We will have an informational meeting for volunteers on September 21st at 6:00 PM and a general meeting on September 15th at 7:00pm  at the high school choir room (next to the band room). Mark your calendars and do your best to be there.  If you can’t make the meeting but plan to help, please let us know as soon as possible.

Did you know that the Band Booster’s run the concession stand at the High school and Page football games? This is important revenue that helps enhance the band program. Everyone always seems to have a lot of fun with concessions. However there always seems to be certain dates and events that are difficult to staff. Page games for instance are at 4:15 so we need set up people to start at 3:30. High school varsity and JV are on Thursdays or Fridays at 7:00pm. All the game dates and times can be found on our sign up genius page which you can link to from the band booster section of the Lamphere bands page.

Please check out the website regularly for information on upcoming events. Lamphere bands also has a facebook page.

Remember to shop and Mr. B’s Quick Stop Marathon at 12 mile and John R. Both will send a small percentage of your purchase back to the Lamphere Band program.

 Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I hope to see you at the Ice Cream Social and at the Lamphere Invitational.  If you have any questions regarding band boosters or any of this information, please contact me or another booster officer.


Matt Burke

Lamphere Band Booster President    e-mail