January 2, 2018


Band and Guard Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope your holiday season was filled with fun, family, friends, and music!  We are kicking off the year with a number of important events!  Please be sure to check the band website at lockportbands.org for regular updates for all of the ensembles.


Fundraising! We need to refill the coffers!  In preparation for the upcoming winter guard activities and some advance expenses for the next year, fundraising must continue.  If you have not done so already, please consider signing up to help with basketball concessions at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084eaaae29a2f49-basketball1

Upcoming fundraisers for the coming months include our cheesecake fundraiser and our Grand Raffle. 


Band Parent Organization Meeting

The next Band Parent Organization meeting will take place Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 PM at the LTHS East Band room. All band and guard parents are invited to attend.  We have several open BPO board positions available for the 2018-19 school year:
     - President-elect
     - VP Color Guard
     - VP Concessions
If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact us—our board would be happy to provide you with additional information and answer your questions.


Additionally, the 8th grade band step up parent meeting will take place at 7 PM in the LTHS East Auditorium.  Please encourage your neighbors and friends who have junior high band students to attend this important meeting.


Winter Guard season is upon us!  Please join our winter guard at our Parent Preview Night, which will be held on Saturday, January 27 at the LTHS Central Gymnasium.  The performances will kick off at 7 PM.  Our winter guard ensembles have been working hard to prepare for their first competition, which will be Sunday, January 28 at Naperville North High School. 


Need to know the amount in your student account?  Send your inquiries to our Treasurer, Laura Kriha.   She can be reached at (815)263-3889 or at lkriha@comcast.net.  Remember, many of our fundraisers provide your student with opportunities to earn money towards their student trip account!


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at (815)325-1171 or natalieruffatto@gmail.com if you have questions.   

Kind regards,
Natalie Ruffatto
President, 2017-18 Band Parent Organization