January, 2019

Band and Guard Families,

Welcome back! Another year is upon us and there is much to do! Our winter guard students are already busily preparing for their first competition and our jazz ensembles have their practices underway. Please, before too much time passes, visit www.lockportbands.org to review the calendar of events and make note of the curricular events scheduled for your students.

Important Student Reminders:

  • Section leader and drum major interviews for marching band are taking place on January 15th from 3 – 6 PM. Students will receive sign up information from the directors.

  • Marching band clinics for incoming and returning students take place on January 28th and January 30th from 3:30 to 4:30 in the LTHS East band room.

  • Marching band auditions will take place on January 31 st and February 1 st from 3:30 to 4:30 in the LTHS East band room.

January Parent and Volunteer Events:

  • Basketball Concessions volunteers are still appreciated! Please choose your slot here:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084eaaae29a2f49-basketball2

  • Band Parent Organization Meeting – Tuesday, January 15th from 6:15 to 7:15 in the LTHS East band room. All band and guard parents are welcome to attend!

  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting – Tuesday, January 15th from 7:30 – 8:30 PM in the LTHS East Auditorium.

  • Winter Guard Parent Preview Performance – Come out and support our hardworking colorguard squads as they prepare for their first competition. More info will be posted on the band and guard parent pages in the near future!

February and March Events:

  • Spaghetti Dinner, February 10 – Tickets are being sent home with your students upon their return to school. Please contact our chair Dee Nommensen if you have a raffle basket item to donate. We are also looking for volunteers:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0449acaf2aab9-spaghetti

  • Wildfest Concessions, February 24 th – Volunteers needed! Students and parents may sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084EAAAE29A2F49-wildfest1

  • Winter Concerts take place on February 12 th and 14 th at 7 PM in the LTHS East Auditorium.

  • Jazz Showcase takes place on March 1 st at 7 PM in the LTHS East Cafeteria. Please come out and support the jazz ensembles from LTHS and our junior highs!

If you have questions about your student accounts, please contact our treasurer, Laura Kriha at lkriha@comcast.net or (815)263-3889. And as always, please feel free to contact me directly at (815)325-1171 or natalieruffatto@gmail.com with your questions.

Kind regards,
Natalie Ruffatto
President, 2018-19 Band Parent Organization