Dear LTHS Band and Guard Families,

Thank you to all of the families who have donated their time and energy to the various fundraising activities that have taken place over the last couple of months. Whether you are chaperoning for Winter Guard or selling concessions at a basketball game, we cannot accomplish our financial goals without you!  

Last year, we were asked to host the Illinois Grade School Music Association Festival. We had no idea at the time what a huge fundraiser this would be for our program. We were also unpleasantly surprised because we had not scheduled enough volunteers.  This year, we are once again hosting the IGSMA Festival at LTHS East, and we need your help!  We have parent and student opportunities in concessions, admissions, security and much more. Students will be able to sign up in the band room on their campus, and parents can use the following links:

Friday signup:

Saturday signup:

The next Band Parent Organization meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:15 PM.  Our meetings are held in the LTHS East band room.  We have some open board positions for next year, so if you have ever considered a leadership role, we invite you to seize the opportunity! Feel free to reach out to any of the current board members for more information.

If your student is going on this year’s spring break trip, there will be a spring break trip meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 7 PM in the LTHS East Auditorium.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in many wonderful band and guard opportunities because we have the support of the school and administration; however, the Band Parent Organization also provides both volunteer and financial support of all programs, both curricular and extra-curricular. Please join us in participating in both our fundraising and volunteer endeavors, as they benefit all of our students.  If everyone pitches in a little it will help us all a lot! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our program so far this school year!


Your LTHS Band Parent Organization Board

Natalie Ruffatto, President –

Dee Nommensen, President-Elect -

Kim Connelly, VP-Color Guard –

Chris Morgan, VP-Concessions –

Penelope Simon, VP-Fundraising –

Laura Kriha, Treasurer -

Cathy Cruz,