November 1, 2018

Band and Guard Families,

Is it really November already?   Please be sure to bookmark to ensure you are seeing updated calendars information about the program and download the Team app for timely announcements.

November is another busy month for our band and guard families!  Here is a snapshot:

Our Mighty Marching Porters have had an exciting competitive season and will wrap up at Grand Nationals this month. Please visit under the “marching band” tab to view the current itinerary.  In the event we make semi-finals, which we will find out on Friday, November 9th at around 9:45 PM, we will have a VERY early departure time. Please download the Team app to ensure you have up-to-date information on the student and chaperone call times. Good luck to these hardworking students!

All Hands on Deck! Christmas Crossroads is a large craft show held each year at the LTHS East Fieldhouse.  For many years, our parent organization and students have sold concessions, and the funds raised significantly contribute to all of our ensembles.  Thank you to those who have already signed up to help!  Volunteers need to have long hair tied back and everyone needs to wear a hat. Here are links to our sign-up sheets:

Basketball Concessions tip off with the first home game on November 30th.  We would like each band and guard family to sign up for at least one game. Student volunteers receive service hours for their time. Please choose your slot here:

Deck the Halls, or rather the stage, with beautiful poinsettias! Order forms have been sent home with your students (and are posted via the Team App) and are due to directors no later than November 19th. You may pick up your poinsettias at our December concerts!

Curb Parking! During the last few days of marching band practice, we are begging you to stop picking your students up at the curb. Our parent volunteers have asked and our directors have asked and yet this is still a huge ongoing problem. The safety of our students comes first and the vehicles blocking the path of our equipment adds unnecessary obstacles.

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


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