We looked at our fireworks earnings, which were down for about the 4th year in a row. Unless TNT can secure us a better spot, we voted to suspend fireworks sales for 2016. Instead, we are going to try to have a food booth at the Kings County Fair.
We voted to approve a loan to South Valley Winter Arts Association in the amount of $500 to help with start-up costs. This is the new winter guard/ winter percussion circuit that we will be with, in place of SJVCGPR.
We are in the process of updating and revising our bylaws, but we were advised to table that until we have received our 501c3 designation.
According to our by-laws, officer terms are to be for one year. However, since we are in the midst of incorporating, we have been advised to retain current officers. As an organization, we need to decide if you want to continue current officers for all of 15/16, or if you want to hold officer elections once we have completed the incorporation process. A decision on this will be made at our first booster meeting.
LHS orientation is scheduled for this Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday, freshman are welcome to attend the LINK crew welcome in the morning. However, this is not required and it is a personal decision about sending your student. During this time, they will play games and take a tour of the campus. (For what it is worth, I did not send my daughter when she was a freshman. She had already bonded with a good group of kids during band camp, and she was comfortable with the campus layout, so she attended band camp that morning instead.)
In the afternoon on Thursday, freshman will attend orientation according to the time specified on the card in their packet. Mr. McElhaney is requesting that students return to band camp as soon as they are done.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will attend registration on Friday, also on the time specified in their packet. This is different from past years; the band will not be going to registration all at the same time. Again, Mr. McElhaney is asking that the kids hurry back to band camp.
Be sure to take the following items to orientation, or you will not be allowed in:
Emergency card (yellow) -it's the back of the card that says what time the student will register)
Responsible Use Acknowledgement (purple) - computer usage
Lunch application (white)- required from ALL students
Student information form (coral)
Student health update (white)
PULLED PORK DINNER
We are starting our first fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be applied to lowering the total cost needed for student band costs. We will be starting on Wednesday, July 29 and finish on August 14th, 2015. Our goal is to sell 625 tickets – or 5 tickets per student.
The students will be selling Take out Dinner Tickets. Included in each dinner will be Pulled Pork, rice pilaf, green beans and a roll. The dinner will held be on Wednesday August 19 from 4-6 p.m. Dinners may be picked up in the parking lot in front of the band room. Each ticket sells for $10.00.
If 5 tickets are sold, the student’s name will be recorded for and end-of-the-year reward trip. More information regarding this trip will be coming.
We also need some parent volunteers to help with dinner distribution on August 19th. No paper work needs to be filled out in order to volunteer. Parents are needed to help package the food in the take-out containers and to oversee students distributing the dinners to the cars as they drive through. Please click the link and sign up to volunteer if you are able to help. Pulled Pork Dinner 2015
If you have any questions, please call Denise at 779-1052.
Thanks for all your help!
Lunch is always an hour, and it usually runs from 12-1. Sometimes they might be released a little bit before or a bit after, but regardless, they will have an hour to eat.
Students really have four options. 1). They can bring their lunch from home in the morning and stay on LHS campus to eat. Normally, eating is not allowed in the band room, but Mr. McElhaney usually is a bit lenient with this rule during band camp. They can also go to the outside tables around campus to eat. 2). Students can have parents bring them a lunch close to lunch time. It is requested that if you do this, you wait in the parking lot for your child to meet you at your car, rather than going in to the band room yourself. 3). Parents can pick up their students and take them someplace for lunch. They will need to be back on time! 4). Students are free to leave the LHS campus and go someplace for lunch. Across from the high school are Betos and China Inn (closed on Mondays). Further down Bush are the Mobil station which sells Chinese food, Dominos Pizza (on D street), Popeye's, and Gunny's Sandwiches. Those are really the only places where students could walk to and still make it back to the band room on time. If you are going to Betos, Dominos, or Gunny's, call your order in first so it is ready when you arrive.
Betos - 924-4101
Dominoes - 924-3581
Gunny's - 924-7700 (Gunny's is the furthest; kids would need to eat while walking back).
Regardless of what your student plans on doing for lunch, it's important that students be back to practice on time! The bandroom will remain accessible throughout the lunch break.
Band Camp run
s from 9:00-5:00 each day, Monday through Friday, and students usually have about an hour lunch break (the time each day could vary). Make sure your student has arrangements for lunch.
Students need to wear athletic clothes (no jeans!) and good supportive athletic shoes. Students also need to have sunscreen and PLENTY of water...it gets hot when they are outside learning the show!Most students bring a one-gallon insulated water jug, clearly marked with their name. A regular sized water bottle will not be enough.
All students participating in band camp will receive the 2015 show T-shirt. If you would like to order extras for yourself, they can be ordered on the camp registration form; they are $18 and will reflect the theme of the 2015 field show.
Camp begins at 9:00, and the band room will open at 8:30 on Monday for registration.
***Directions for coordinating Band Camp with LHS Orientation (freshman on 7/30 and all others on 7/31) will be given to students during Band Camp.
SUMMER 2015 DATES
July 8, 9, 21, and 23 - Woodwinds/Brass Only 10:00-1:00 (July 8 - 10-2, to allow for instrument distribution)
July 27-August 7 - BAND CAMP - Mandatory for all sections (M-F, 9:00-5:00)
August 12 - First day of School
2015 CALENDAR EVENTS UP TO DATE
While some of the practice dates at this point are still tentative, the competition, performance, and meeting dates have been added.
SUMMER WINDS PRACTICE 2015
It's time to start practicing for the 2015 fall season! Rehearsals for wind instruments will begin on Wednesday, 7/8 from 10:00-2:00. Other dates are Thursday 7/9, Tuesday, 7/21 and Thursday 7/23, and these rehearsals will be from 10:00-1:00. While Band Camp is MANDATORY, these wind rehearsals are voluntary (but strongly encouraged!). If you have any questions, please click the email link at the top right of this page and let us know. We will get back to you with an answer. Rehearsals are held in the band room.
BAND CAMP 2015
LHS Band Camp begins on Monday, 7/27 at 9:00 AM in the band room. This is considered a mandatory practice for all students who are taking part in band. If your student is unable to attend all of the days, please email or speak to Mr. MacElhaney as soon as possible. Students will need to sign in each day for attendance.
Band Camp run
s from 9:00-5:00 each day, Monday through Friday, and students usually have about an hour lunch break (the time each day could vary). Make sure your student has arrangements for lunch. Students also need to have sunscreen and PLENTY of water..it gets hot when they are outside learning the show!
When students arrive for camp on Monday, they need to turn in a camp registration form and their payment. The registration form is available at the very bottom of this page. You can save yourself time by having the form printed and completed when your student arrives on Monday. The cost of band camp is $50, with checks made payable to LHS Band Boosters.
All students participating in band camp will receive the 2015 show T-shirt. If you would like to order extras for yourself, they can be ordered on the camp registration form; they are $15 and will reflect the theme of the 2015 field show.
Camp begins at 9:00, and the band room will open at 8:30 on Monday for registration.
***We are aware that orientation is on 7/28 and 7/29, and we will update this page when we have a more solid plan as to how to coordinate both events.
Are you wondering just what your student has been learning for the past two weeks at band camp? Come find out! Thursday, 8/7, is the annual band camp concert. It will begin at 6:30 PM in the Event Center. Please join us and be amazed at all that the kids have accomplished. (Band camp will probably dismiss a bit early on that date, but we don't know the exact time. Kids will have to be back at the band room prior to the concert...make sure to ask him or her for the specific time.)
PARENT MEETING Monday, 8/17 6:00 PM
There will be a parent meeting on Monday, 8/17 in the Presentation Center (next door to the band room.) Students have a night rehearsal from 6-9, so when you drop off your student, please stay for the meeting. Mr. McElhaney will be discussing the parent financial contributions needed to keep the program running, as well as requirements for attendance, competitions, and rehearsals. After he speaks, the boosters will stay to elect new officers for the 2015-2016 school year. It is important for all parents to attend.
Krispy Kreme money, orders and unsold tickets are due to the band room on Thursday, 5/21. Please do not forget!
Krispy Kreme Distribution
We are hoping to see a large turnout at the Spring Concert Thursday, 5/21 at South Valley Community Church. I believe the concert begins at 7:00, but honestly, I'm not positive! Sorry.
We have decided NOT to have students sell fireworks scrip this year. We are out of time, and honestly, we have asked the kids to do a lot this year. However, we do have scrip available. If you, as a parent, would like to check some out to sell in the community and at your workplace, we will have it available at the concert tomorrow night. (Customers buy the scrip for $20, and then they redeem it for fireworks at our booth in July.)