News From the Band Room


Week #11

Hi Folks - ONE MORE WEEK! With a nail biter to the end of the game on Friday night, the ELCO Football team has made it to the District 3 playoffs. Friday night we will be heading to Lampeter-Strasburg to take on the Pioneers. Report time on Friday will be 4:30pm, Inspection at 4:45pm, departure immediately following. There will be NO MEAL on Friday since there is no school for students due to the in-service day.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: since this is a District 3 event, only uniformed band members and staff will get into the game for free. All other parents will need a ticket to enter the game.

As always, if you have any questions, please email Mr. Fair

District 3 Playoff Game @ L-S

Friday, Nov. 1st, 4:30pm

1600 Book Road

Lancaster, PA

Senior Night

This past Friday night, we honored all of our band seniors after our halftime performance. Many thanks to the countless hours these students have given to the band program over the past 4 years. Best of luck to all of them after graduation.

Band Banquet

The annual band banquet to wrap up the marching band season will take place at the Schaefferstown Fire Hall at 6pm this Saturday, November 2, 2019. Please make sure to fill out a reservation form (attached below) and return with payment to the wooden lock box MONDAY MORNING. Even if you are a band member coming by themselves, you still need to fill out a form so we have an exact count for the caterer.

Annual Band Booster Craft Show

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 9am-3pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

The annual Band Booster Craft Show will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at ELCO High School. Crafters from all around the area come to sell their wares. Admission is free and there will be food available in the cafeteria for purchase. We will need a lot of help as this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Band Boosters. Please watch your email for a time to sign-up link to help with the craft show. To find out more information, please visit


On Friday, May 22, 2020, Mrs. Fair and I are planning on taking students in band and chorus on a day trip to New York City for sight-seeing as well as see a Broadway Show. We would depart ELCO around 6am, arrive in New York City around 9am, spend the day sight-seeing, then meet up at the Gershwin Theater around 7:15pm to see Wicked. Cost for the trip is $140.00. This includes the cost of the buses and show ticket. Meals during the day are on your own, so students will need to take some cash with them for food and souvenirs. A commitment form will be distributed next week after the trip is officially approved by the school board at its monthly meeting. A signed commitment form and a deposit of $20 is due ASAP!

We will need adult chaperones. These will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Adults wishing to serve as chaperones must have their clearances on file with the school BEFORE submitting a commitment form and deposit. Band students may utilize their trip accounts with the booster organization for this trip. If you have any additional questions, please let Mr. or Mrs. Fair know.

Hershey Bears Game

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the chorus will be performing the National Anthem at the Hershey Bears game that evening. Mrs. Fair is opening up the invitation to ALL band students and their families to attend the game. Cost is $22 per person for 100 level seating. Deadline for submitting money and forms to Mrs. Fair is this Thursday, October 31st. Students may ride the school bus from ELCO to the Giant Center and back again. If you will be attending the game, you may take your student home with you, but you MUST sign them out with Mrs. Fair before leaving the complex. If any of the band students wish to sing the national anthem with the rest of the chorus folks, they MUST ride the bus to the Giant Center since we must all enter at the same time and proceed to the lower level as a group. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Fair

Upcoming Events

November 1st – Playoff Game @ L-S

November 2nd - Annual Band Banquet

November 30th Saturday- Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 7th - 26th Annual Band Booster Holiday Craft Show

December 7th - Hershey Bears Hockey Game

December 7th - PMEA District 7 Band Auditions 6:00am

December 8th - Holiday Concert featuring chorus, band, and ROCS 2:00pm

ELCO Raider Band Now on Facebook!

The ELCO Raider Band now has a facebook page to share all of the great pictures that are taken as well as post important information for the program and the booster organization. CLICK HERE to see more!