News From the Band Room



Hi Folks - Happy August! The ELCO Raider Band had a great band camp last week. We were able to learn the entire show and by Friday play it from beginning to end! All of the students worked hard and had some fun in the process. We still have work to do to clean and perfect everything before our first performance at the August 26th football game. We will continue to rehearse the next several Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. Please note the slight time change. We will be rehearsing at the middle school through August 25th. Please take a look at some needed items for our first few football games as well as the practice schedule for the next few weeks. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me:

Have a great week!

Mr. Fair

Items Needed for Marching Band

We will most likely not be wearing the actual band uniforms for the first couple of weeks due to the heat. Therefore, the band students need the following:

1. A Pair of Khaki shorts. (Please make sure the length is appropriate for school)

2. The Field Show T-shirt (Provided by the band boosters)

3. ELCO band baseball cap (Provided by the band boosters)

4. A pair of sneakers.

Dinkle Shoes and Gloves

Band members are required to purchase a pair of Dinkle marching shoes and a pair of long wristed black gloves to wear with the band uniform. Student band accounts can be used to purchase these. Orders are due by the August 18th rehearsal. You will be able to try dinkles on at the next two rehearsals so you are sure to get the right size. Please fill out the attached form and submit with payment. Checks should be made payable to ELCO BAND BOOSTERS. You may want to consider getting two pairs of gloves. These tend to go missing more than any other part of the uniform.


Thursday Night Rehearsals (Full Band) -

August 4, 11, 18, 25 AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 1 & 8 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

6:00pm -8:30 pm (Notice Time Change)

August 26 - Football vs. West York

September 1 - Football @ Annville-Cleona (note this is a THURSDAY NIGHT)

September 9 - Football @ Columbia

September 17 - Football @ Conrad Weiser (note this is a SATURDAY NIGHT)

September 23 - Football vs. Wyomissing

September 30 - Football @ Cocalico

October 7 - Football vs. Octorara (HOMECOMING)

October 14 - Football vs. Lampeter-Strasburg

October 15 - Lebanon County Band Exhibition @ A-C

October 21 - Football @ Donegal

October 28 - Football vs. Berks Catholic

November 26 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

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