November 1, 2017

Band and Guard Families,

October was an exciting month for our students and their families!  The BPO would first like to congratulate the Marching Porters on their tremendous season this year.  Without the support of our band and guard families, it would be very difficult to mobilize such a large group. Thank you to the parents who donated water and food, chaperoned, drove trucks, moved props, fitted and maintained uniforms, and generally solved a myriad of minor to major emergencies. 

Now that Marching Band has wrapped up, it is time to turn our attention to some important events that support the variety of opportunities offered through our program:

Spaghetti Dinner – November 5, 2017 from 4-7 PM, LTHS East Cafeteria
Please join us for our annual Spaghetti dinner fundraiser this Sunday, November 5th, from 4-7 PM.  Thank you to the parents and students who have volunteered to help with this event.  Special thanks to our event chair, Dee Nommensen, who has worked tirelessly to ensure this event will be a great success!

Christmas Crossroads – November 18-19, LTHS East Cafeteria
Our concessions sales at Christmas Crossroads represent a sizeable portion of our annual fundraising dollars, and we need as many people as possible to help us.  Student sign-up sheets will be available in the band room, and an online sign-up will be available for color guard students.  The proceeds from this event directly fund all of our winter and spring ensembles.

Parents can sign up to help here:

Basketball Concessions – Multiple dates, LTHS East Cafeteria
Please consider signing up to help at one or more LTHS basketball concession dates.  Our pep band performs at home games, and this is a great way to help out without a long-term commitment.  Sign up here:

Poinsettia Fundraiser
Our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser will be kicking off soon, so be sure to check with your kids to make sure you get the order form. Poinsettias will line the stage during our December concerts, and you will be able to pick up your order at the event.

Winter Guard
Winter Guard auditions will take place Tuesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/9 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Central Campus. Enter through door 14. Please check the website regularly, as the guard schedule changes frequently due to building availability.


Band Parent Organization Meeting
The next Band Parent Organization meeting will take place Tuesday, November 21st at 6 PM at the LTHS East Band room. All band and guard parents are invited to attend.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at (815)325-1171 or if you have questions.   


Kind regards,
Natalie Ruffatto
President, 2017-18 Band Parent Organization


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