Dear LTHS Band and Guard Families,

Happy holidays! In the blink of an eye, the first half of the school year has almost come to a close. There have been so many successes to celebrate, from our fabulous Practice-A-Thon and Car Wash success to the most successful competitive marching band season thus far! You have probably seen your kids change before your eyes, too!

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.  Your involvement in our programs can happen in many ways, from supporting your children at their performances or helping at one of our events to becoming an officer on the board.  We are grateful to everyone who takes the time to help!

Basketball Concessions - The BPO sells concessions at our varsity home basketball games, and we need students and parents to help. You can sign up here ( ) or contact Chris Morgan, Concessions VP at (708)334-1792.

Our holiday concerts take place on December 4 and December 6 in the LTHS East Auditorium. Both concerts will begin at 7 PM. The Band Parent Organization will be selling the 2019 Recomposed holiday ornaments while supplies last. Additionally, we will be accepting raffle baskets and donations for our February 10th Spaghetti dinner. Please drop off your non-alcoholic baskets and items where you pick up programs.  Finally, our poinsettia fundraiser was a big success—you may pick up your purchased plants after the concerts.

Winter Guard practices will be starting soon! In preparation for the season, we are looking for parent volunteers to assist with props, chaperoning, and other tasks. Please contact our Guard VP, Kim Connelly, if you are available to help.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to all of the exciting things we can accomplish together in 2019!



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, Secretary –