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Week #3

Hi Folks - The ELCO Raider Band had another great performance this past Friday night at the ELCO vs. A-C Football game. We were able to include the fourth number into the show and we will continue to work on the show this week to make it better! The game was an exciting one down to the last couple of minutes. Thank you to the band boosters for providing marching tacos prior to leaving for the game.

We will have our final Thursday night rehearsal for the full band this Thursday from 6-8:30pm at the high school. I ask that everyone make a strong effort to be there so we can clean as much as possible with the show. Drumline will continue to rehearse on Thursday nights.

Reminders for this Friday's football game against Columbia.

Uniform: Full Uniform

Report time: 4:30pm

Inspection: 4:45pm,

Departure: 5:00pm.

The boosters will be providing a meal before we leave starting around 4:00pm. Justino's Pizza, Chips, and Fruit will be served. Students may stay after school if needed, however, they must remain in the band room or music tech lab.

I realize that there are some conflicts with other sporting events this Friday as well as some games later on in the season. Students may not be able to make the band bus departure time. What we have done in the past is have parents transport their athletes or carpool with other parents to the football game. As long as band members are there before our performance at halftime, that is fine. Even if they need to march in their sports uniform.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me:

Have a great week!

Mr. Fair

Uniforms This Thursday

This Friday, I would like the band to wear their full band uniform for the game. I will instruct students to double check to make sure they have all parts of the uniform before Friday. Dinkle marching shoes have been ordered and will hopefully be here by Thursday night's practice for distribution. This is a reminder that every band member should have a pair of long black socks to wear with their band uniform as well as the black gloves. If you have any questions about the uniforms, please contact me.

Band Photo

We will take an official photo of the band prior to the next home game on September 23rd in the stadium. Students will need to be in full uniform. We will also take individual pictures of all of the senior members of the band.

Band Pins

Order forms are now available for band pins. These pins are similar to the ribbons worn by the military on their dress uniforms. Each pin costs $3.00. Students should use the attached order form to choose which pins they would like. Order forms and checks for the total amount should be placed in an envelope with the students name and deposited in the wooden lock box at the front of the band room.
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Absence Form

If your child will be absent from a performance or rehearsal this season, please fill out the following form. This helps to keep all of this information in one place, rather than in separate emails. Thanks!

Absence Form

Medical Forms

Some students still owe me a medical form. Please check your child's powerschool grades to see if they have submitted it. There are a few that were handed in with Dinkle orders that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. I will try to track them down. If you think you did not fill one out, please see the attached document below. Please print it out and have your child submit ASAP.



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)

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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