News From the Band Room


Week #6

Hi Folks - We had a successful Homecoming week at ELCO. The Raiders beat the Vikings from Northern Lebanon on Friday night and the cheerleaders, football team, and band celebrated by singing/playing the Alma Mater at the end. Full Band will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday during period 4. Please make sure your children bring their instruments to school on those days. The Tailgate party was a huge success. Thank you to Jen Martin and Jamie Kruse for spear heading this. The food was great and I think the 8th graders had a good time. This week we will traveling to Ephrata for the football game. Report time is 5:00, inspection at 5:15pm, departure at 5:30pm. Boosters will be serving walking tacos at 4:30pm. Students are welcome to stay after school. We will be in full uniform for the rest of the season.

Jazz Band will start rehearsing on Fridays after school starting this week. Students interested should sign up on the sheet outside the band room.

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Band Exhibition Apparel Order Deadline is Tuesday!

Please remember to order a band exhibition shirt online before tomorrow if your child wants one. Here is the link. Don't forget the passcode 'pickup' to eliminate shipping charges. Shirts will be delivered at the exhibition.

Homecoming Bonfire

The Powderpuff game and Bonfire was a big success! The band had a great time playing and watching the Viking ship burn. It was nice to see all of the people from the community that were there to participate. Thanks to all of the first responders who were there to help with the event.
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Football Game @ Ephrata

Friday, Sep. 28th, 5pm

18 Old Mill Road

Ephrata, PA

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 a form from the boosters to place an 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

Band Craft Show Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 6:30pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

Craft Show meeting in the band room at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Events

September 26 - Craft Show Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Band Room

September 28 - Jazz Band after school

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

December 1 - District Band Auditions


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.