October 1, 2019


Dear LTHS Band and Guard Families,

Congrats to our concert ensembles on their first performances! With our band and guard program comprised of several feeder schools and then split into 5 concert bands, jazz band, marching band, and winter guard, it is hard to foster community across it all. It has been great to see a lot of familiar and new faces at the Ice Cream Social, rehearsal pickups, football games, and marching competitions. Please know all are accepted and welcome; we need each other to make these programs wonderful!

Best of luck to our students auditioning for ILMEA this Tuesday. It takes hard work and dedication to prepare for such rigorous auditions. It is also a nerve-wracking experience. The entire process makes students into better musicians and raises the level of our performing ensembles.

Congratulations to the Marching Porters on the first half of the marching season! The Practice-a-Thon was a great success between rehearsals, car wash, student dinner, and performing for the first time in uniforms in front of their favorite audience: YOU! As they changed out of their uniforms for the first time there were some incredible smiles and laughs coming from the students. The ensemble has successfully competed at the Lake Park Lancer Joust, Victor J. Andrew Invitational, and Bands of America Regional Contest at the University of Northern Iowa. If you have not made it out to see the show, the Marching Porters will be taking the field at 9pm on Saturday, October 12, at nearby Lincoln-Way West High School’s Invitational.

Cookie Dough forms are going home this week. Please ask your child about it and consider participating. With huge trips in 2020, every little bit you earn into your student’s account and for the band program helps to offset costs and offer a better experience for all.

Thank you so much for the many parent volunteers that have helped so far this year. If you would like to get involved, please contact any BPO Board member and join us at the upcoming Band Parent Organization general meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 PM in the LTHS East Band Room to hear the scoop on what’s ahead for our students. For up-to-date information, follow “Lockport Bands” on Facebook and regularly check our website, www.lockportbands.org.

Sincerely,

Dee Nommensen

815-272-4647 or dee.nommensen@gmail.com

2019-2020 LTHS Band Parent Organization President

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