LW Marching Arts Update

April 23-29, 2023

This week in the LW Marching Arts:

Sunday, April 23

Monday, April 24

Indoor Percussion Truck Clean Out - 5-8pm at North - Current high school percussionists only

Tuesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, April 27

2023 LWMB Registration forms due

Friday, April 28

Saturday, April 29

Percussion Camp:

The Lincoln-Way Marching Band will host a series of pre-season percussion camps for all current high schoolers and incoming 8th graders. These camps are for percussionists only.

Sunday, April 30 @ Lincoln-Way Central Band Room 1-5PM
Friday, May 12 @ Lincoln-Way Central Band Room 4:30-8:30 PM
Sunday, May 21 @ Lincoln-Way Central Band Room 1-5PM
Sunday, June 4 @ Lincoln-Way Central Band Room 1-5PM

Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Students can enter the building through the athletics entrance on the west side of campus and then proceed to the band room, A104.

Bring your instrument, a pencil, and a 1-inch binder with sheet protectors. Music can be printed out before the camp, and is accessible at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KudD8m5QzvmAFbt1SdIpTcB0Cwrj41D0

School owned instruments will be available for use at the camp.

Please contact Mr. Tim Berg (timbergpan@gmail.com) with any questions you have.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Thursday, April 27 - LWMB Registration Paperwork Due


DocuSign by April 27:

L-W Permission Form

L-W Emergency Form

Handbook Signature

Shirt Size Form

Parent Volunteer Form

Dietary Restrictions Form (if applicable)

Equipment Rental Contract (if applicable)

Sunday, April 30:

Percussion Camp - 1-5pm at LW CENTRAL

Monday, May 1:

$125 Intent to Participate Fee due in Charms

Wednesday, May 3:

Colorguard Spring Training - 5-8pm at LW WEST

Wednesday, May 10:

Colorguard Spring Training - 5-8pm at LW EAST

Friday, May 12:

Percussion Camp - 4:30-8:30pm at LW CENTRAL

Monday, May 15:

Orders due in the Charms Online Store for your summer/parade shirt, shoes and color guard items.

Returning members - please review the Expense Form to make sure you still have all the items listed and check to make sure everything still fits!

Wednesday, May 17:

Colorguard Spring Training - 5-8pm at LW WEST

Sunday, May 21:

Percussion Camp - 1-5pm at LW CENTRAL

Wednesday, May 24:

Colorguard Spring Training - 5-8pm at LW EAST

Sunday, June 4:

Percussion Camp - 1-5pm at LW CENTRAL

Tuesday, June 13

LWMB Parent Meeting - 7:30 at LW WEST

Tuesday, June 20

COPY of Current Physical is due.

Freshman - you can turn in the copy of your required 9th grade physical.

Sophomores-Seniors - you will turn in a copy of the IHSA Sports physical.

L-W Medication Authorization Form due.

If your child takes prescription AND/OR over the counter medication (ex. Tylenol, Advil, Zyrtec, etc.), please have the physician complete this form when your child has their physical. This will allow staff and parent chaperones to distribute medications during band camp and trips we take. Listing over the counter medications on this form is very helpful and we won't have to call you if your child needs Tylenol or Advil for a headache when we are on a trip or during the long days of band camp.

Keep Informed Throughout the Season!

*Visit www.lincolnwaymusic.org/lwmb.html to find the answers to your questions!

*Log on to the LWMB Charms and familiarize yourself with the program. Reach out to lwmbcharms@gmail.com with questions and for Charms assistance.

*Read the weekly newsletter that will be emailed to you every Sunday.

*Sign up for Remind - Text @lwmb23 to 81010.

*Follow "Lincoln-Way Marching Band" on facebook, @lwmarchingband on Twitter and Instagram.

*Request membership in the private facebook group "LWMB Families". This group is for current LWMB families to share info and help each other out!

Savers Drive!

Start your spring cleaning by collecting your unwanted soft items to donate to our Savers Drive. Reduce clutter in your home while helping the LWMB - it is a win-win for all!

We will be having our Savers FUNDrive during camp on

Sunday, May 7, 11am-12:30pm and 3pm-4pm (LW West). Our Savers Drive will run in conjunction with the LWMB performance at the Loyalty Day Parade in New Lenox on Sunday, May 7.

We are collecting “SOFT GOODS”. Clean, gently-used items that include: clothes, coats, shoes, purses, belts, sheets, towels, and blankets.

Our goal is to collect 3 garbage bags per band member. Thank you in advance for your efforts.

3 spots left! Please sign up on Charms to chaperone the Loyalty Day Parade! Thank you!


12:30pm - You need to be at LWW by this time.

12:45pm - Depart from LWW

All students MUST ride the bus from LWW. No “Travel Release(s)” will be allowed.

Wear “Summer Uniform:”

Parade Shirt
Black Pants w/Black Belt (Silver buckle)

Long Black socks, Black Marching Shoes

Color Guard
Black Leggings
LWMB Member Shirt & LWMB Guard Jacket

Tan Shoes

1:00pm - Unload truck/warm-up/rehearse at the McKay Center in New Lenox (Old Library)

2:00pm - Parade steps off (McKay Center to NL Village Hall down Haven Ave.)

3:00pm - Approximate time we will finish the parade / (Sing and Dismiss)

3:15pm - Load buses and depart

3:30pm - Approximate arrival at LWW

The LWMB uniform is always to be worn in its entirety when in public!
Remember that you are representing the LWMB, L-W District #210, and all of the L-W Marching Band students who earned that respect and reputation before you.


Students should be dropped off at the LWW Auditorium entrance. Students who drive to LWW should park in the front of the school.

The LWMB Summer Calendar is now online!

Lincoln-Way Marching Band families can now find our summer calendar online at https://www.lincolnwaymusic.org/lwmb-season-calendar.html. Some highlights are:

June Camp

June 13-15 from 4-8:30pm

June 20-22 from 4-8:30pm

June 27-June 29 from 4-8:30pm

July 4th Parade

Morning approx. 8am-12:00pm

Band Camp

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

Sound and Field Crew

● Sound Crew is a team of students who manage all aspects of the audio equipment for the production (mixing, gear management, etc.)

● Field Crew is a team of students who travel with the band to shows to assist with any props or stage pieces needed for the production.

○ Siblings and/or junior high students are welcome in field crew!

● The nature of the commitment to the LWMB is different than a member of the performing ensemble.

● Are you interested, or know a friend who may be?

○ Please contact your Band Director.

Meet the Lincoln-Way Marching Arts Parent Alliance Liaisons

Lincoln-Way Marching Arts Parent Alliance

Reach out to Communications Liaison, Jen Clark, with any questions you might have.