News From the Band Room


Week #8

Hi Folks - What a weekend to celebrate! The Raider sports teams had great wins and the Lebanon County Band Exhibition was a wonderful success! The weather was good, the stands were packed, and all of the county bands provided excellent entertainment for the crowd. The ELCO Raider Band had the best performance of the season on Saturday night. My heartfelt thanks to the ELCO Band Boosters, parent volunteers, band students, and band staff who organized and executed a smooth, well-run band exhibition in our stadium for the first time in over 20 years! I received many compliments from students and parents of the visiting schools on what a great experience they had at ELCO! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!

We are entering Week #8 of the season and we will be at home this Friday for the football game against Pequea Valley. Report time is 5:30, inspection is 5:45, and we will head over to the stadium at 6:00pm. This Friday is also the last home game of the season and we will be celebrating Senior Night. If your son or daughter is a senior in the band, we will be recognizing them after our halftime show. Senior parents should report to the track at the beginning of our performance and line up alphabetically by last name. Mrs. Fair will be there to help organize the line. Each senior should fill out the senior night form posted on Schoology before the end of the day Wednesday. Students may stay after school and the boosters will be providing a meal.

With the win against Donegal this past Friday night, there is a strong possibility that the football team will be going to a playoff game on November 2nd. If this happens, the band will be attending the football game as well. I realize this date was not on the schedule from the beginning of the year, but it always a possibility. Please try to keep that night free in case we need to attend a game.

Lebanon County Band Exhibition

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If you are still interested in purchasing a program from the band exhibition, please contact Mr. Fair.

Football Game vs. Pequea Valley

Friday, Oct. 12th, 5:30pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

Senior Night. Seniors will be recognized at halftime after the band's performance.

Upcoming Events

October 12 - Football vs. Pequea Valley - Senior Night

October 19 - Football @ Annville-Cleona
October 26 - Football @ Columbia
October 27 - Schaefferstown Halloween Parade

November 2 - Possible playoff football game

November 3 - Band Banquet - Neptune Fire Hall 6:00pm
November 24 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 1 - District Band Auditions


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