LTHS Band Parent Organization

Newsletter – October 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Friends of LTHS Bands!

The school year is flying by!  Please be sure to check the Lockport Bands website at www.lockportbands.org for current information. Our fall concerts are taking place this week on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM in the LTHS East Auditorium. Our concert uniform moms will be available both evenings for any last-minute assistance with uniforms.  Thank you to Adam Woodworth for taking on the huge task of the program book this year.  Please come out and support all of our ensembles!

We have three very busy marching band weekends coming up—itineraries for all three competitions are posted on the website.  Thank you to the countless parents who have helped with props, transportation, uniforms, chaperoning, and many other acts of kindness along the way.  We cannot seamlessly move over 180 students from place to place without a lot of planning, patience, creativity, and…water.

If you are able to donate water, please drop of your case (or two) at the end of marching band practice by the semi.  We will be accepting donations until October 20th. Any surplus of donations will be used for other events such as concessions, the spaghetti dinner, and Christmas Crossroads.

The Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 5 from 4 – 7 PM in the LTHS Cafeteria. Tickets will be sent home with students and we would like each family to sell (or buy) a minimum of five tickets.  The dinner is a fun event that includes raffle baskets, good food, and lots of families from our community. Your student can also earn service hours for helping the day of the event—there will be a sign-up sheet at both schools closer to the event.  We also need parents to help with dessert donations and several other tasks.  Please sign up online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084eaaae29a2f49-lths

Raffle basket ticket sales represent significant dollars raised at the spaghetti dinner.  We’ll be accepting raffle basket donations until November 1st.  If you have a basket, or items for a basket, to donate, bring them to LTHS East after marching band practice or contact event chair Dee Nommensen at 815-272-4647. 

It isn’t too early to start thinking about Winter Guard!  The schedule was posted on the LTHS Guard Parent Facebook page and additional information will follow soon. If you know of any students who are interested, Winter Guard is a great way to learn the basics or keep skills sharp throughout the year.  Contact Color Guard VP Cathy Miller at 708-710-1131 for more information!

Please watch the Lockport Bands Facebook page for current updates. As always, please feel free to contact me at natalieruffatto@gmail.com if you have questions. 

Kind regards,

Natalie Ruffatto

 

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