News From the Band Room


Week #4

Hi Folks - Here is what is happening for Week 4. We are on the road again this week to Octorara. Full Band will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday during period 4. Please make sure your children bring their instruments to school on those days. I encourage students to stay after school on Friday before leaving for the football game since we will be departing at 4pm. Report time is 3:30, Inspection is 3:45, we will depart at 4:00pm. Boosters will be providing a brown bag lunch for the students to take with them on the bus. We will be wearing our full band uniforms. Band members MUST wear their band show T-shirt underneath the band jackets so we look uniform if we take our jackets off. Students will also need a pair of LONG black socks, their dinkles, band baseball cap, and equipment bag for the game.

REMINDER: Homecoming RSVPs are due tomorrow (Monday). Please submit your RSVP and payment to the wooden box in the band room.

March Off!

Cherish Weaver was the winner of this year's march off. At the last Thursday night band rehearsal, all of the band students participated in a march off led by Mr. DeVore which tested their marching fundamentals. Usually, we hold this competition during band camp, but due to the rainy weather it was postponed. Congratulations Cherish!


If you are not signed up for the Remind Text messages or Twitter for band, please consider doing this. It is a great and fast way for me to communicate last minute changes in schedule, such as cancellations, postponements, etc. For Remind just text @elcoband to 81010 to join. You can follow us on Twitter at @elcohsband.

Raider Band Apparel Order Due Sept. 14th!

Football Game @ Octorara

Friday, Sep. 14th, 3:30pm

226 Highland Road

Atglen, PA


Homecoming Bonfire!

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 7:30pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

The Homecoming Bonfire will take place after the Powderpuff Football game which starts at 6:30pm. The marching band will be providing pep music at the powderpuff game and the bonfire following. Check out the website for more details.


Homecoming Tailgating Party

Friday, Sep. 21st, 4:30pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

Tailgating for all band members and their families before the Homecoming Football Game. Please click HERE to download the RSVP form. Deadline to RSVP is September 10th.

Band Exhibition and Baked Goods

This is a reminder to use the sign-up genius LINK to volunteer to help with the exhibition. This is a big undertaking for the boosters as well as a huge fundraiser. We will need all the help we can get, even if it is only for an hour or two. You should have also received an form from the boosters to place a ad in the program. If you did not receive this form, please email Mr. Fair.

Also, we are still in need of some volunteers to bake cookies for the band to take with them to the away games as well as to give to the visiting bands who come to ELCO. Please use the following LINK to sign-up

Upcoming Events

September 14 - Football @ Octorara

September 19 - Powderpuff Football Game and Bonfire
September 21 - HOMECOMING Football Game vs. Northern Lebanon
September 28 - Football @ Ephrata
October 5 - Football vs. Donegal

October 6 - Lebanon County Band Exhibition
October 12 - Football vs. Pequea Valley
October 19 - Football @ Annville-Cleona
October 26 - Football @ Columbia
October 27 - Schaefferstown Halloween Parade
November 24 - Myerstown Holiday Parade