News From the Band Room



Hi Folks - This week is our first football game at home on our new turf field! I was on it yesterday and it looks GREAT. We will be on it for the first time for our rehearsal on Thursday night. This will give all of the band students a chance to get used to marching on a turf field instead of grass before our first performance on Friday night. We will be rehearsing from 6-8:30pm. Students should be dropped off at the middle school, BUT should be picked up at the high school at 8:30pm.

On Friday, students should report to the high school at 5pm. Uniforms for this Friday will be the show T-shirts, Khaki shorts, ELCO band baseball hats, and sneakers. (sneakers do not need to be a certain color). If your students would like something to eat during the game, they should bring some cash with them. They will have a chance to grab something to eat during the 3rd quarter. We will be performing at halftime so please come out to cheer on the band. We will be done around 9:30pm. You can pick up your children at the front of the high school outside the band doors (door 28). I will try to send out a remind when there is 5 minutes to go in the game.

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.


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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