September 5, 2018

Band and Guard Families,

Welcome back to school!  Please be sure to bookmark to ensure you are seeing updated information about the program and download the Team app for timely announcements.


Show your Spirit!  Find all of your spiritwear needs on one easy website, including this year’s Marching Band show shirt.  A portion of the proceeds support the Band Parent Organization. Visit


Stay off the curb!  Thank you to all of you who have refrained from waiting curbside after marching band practice. We are now at the point of the season where you’ll start seeing props and pit equipment moving from the band room to the practice field and down to the stadium.  The bus lane at the side of the school is where our students move equipment, so during those times please steer clear of them.  Remind your teen drivers to exercise extra care in parking lots and when driving our most precious cargo—our kids.


It’s Marching Porters Time!  Our competitive season kicks off Saturday, September 8th with the Lancer Joust.  The full itinerary for this competition is on the Lockport Bands website (  Join our Lockport Township High School Band Parent Forum and download the Team app for up-to-date announcements, helpful tips, and other information.


Program Book Ad Sales  -  Program book ad sales are an easy way to support our band and guard. Our programs reach over 300 families in our community and 10% of the price of the ad sale can be earned for student accounts.  Please contact our chairs Adam Woodworth ( or Ellen Paul ( for more information. 


Thank You!  The Band Parent Organization would like to thank all of the volunteers who supported the Practice-A-Thon this year.  We will report on the fundraising dollars earned at our October Band Parent Organization meeting.  There is no way we can run large-scale events like the Practice-A-Thon without the generosity of our band and guard community! 


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. 

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