September 5, 2018

 Band and Guard Families, 

Happy Fall!  Please be sure to bookmark to ensure you are seeing updated calendars information about the program and download the Team app for timely announcements.

Our first concerts of the year take place October 9th and 11th. Come out and support all of our hardworking ensembles. Admission is free!

The first Band Parent Organization meeting of the school year will take place at 6:15 PM on Tuesday, October 16th in the LTHS East band room. All band and guard parents are welcome, and in fact we would love to see some new faces! This is a great opportunity for families to learn about our program and where those fundraising dollars go. 

Itineraries for the remaining October competitions have been posted at . The itinerary for Grand Nationals will be posted at a later date.

For those of you not new to our programs, you may have noticed that we have not planned a spaghetti dinner this fall. Because this dinner falls during an extremely busy time, we are opting to move that event until after the holidays. We are looking for volunteers to help chair this future event. If you are interested, please connect with any BPO board member. An introductory meeting will be scheduled for later this month.

Thank you to all of the families who have refrained from curbside pickup after marching band. It is very important that the area in front of the semi be kept clear so we can move equipment and, more importantly, so we can keep our kids safe.  Please park in a legal parking space and wait for your student there.

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