News From the Band Room

ELCO RAIDER BAND

Week #2

Hi Folks - Our first football game performance is under our belts and the band did a GREAT JOB! We had a good performance, we sounded good in the stands, and all the kids looked great with their show shirts and new hats.


This week we will be traveling to Lebanon. Report time for this week will be 4:30pm. Students will need to be dressed in their full band uniforms by 4:45pm to march over to the stadium for our official band picture of the season. It is important that we get this picture taken so it can be included in the Lebanon County Marching Band Exhibition program and the school yearbook. We will also be taking individual senior pictures that night as well. We will then come back to the high school and change into our show shirts and khakis for the football game. We will be departing ELCO High School at 5:45pm. There will be NO MEAL for the kids this week. Band members should eat before they arrive to school or wait to eat at the game.


This Thursday night between 7-8:30pm. All band members should stop in to double check their uniforms for proper fit and to be issued gauntlets and a shako hat. Drumline will have practice at the high school. There is NO practice for the full band. Wind players may simply check their uniforms and go home.


Students will need their instruments Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. We will be rehearsing during period 4 outside on the front lawn on those days.


As always, if you have any questions, please email Mr. Fair dfair@elcosd.org

Lebanon County Band Exhibition

On September 28th, we will be participating in the annual Lebanon County Band Exhibition at Cedar Crest High School. I have been asked to pass on the following information. If your child would like to purchase a T-shirt for the exhibition please click on this link. www.mlspe.com/lcbandfest


You can pay for the shirts online. Shirts will be distributed the night of the exhibition. I suggest you buy one ahead of time. There will be few shirts for sale the night of the exhibition. The online store CLOSES ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 12. MAKE SURE TO ENTER THE SCHOOL NAME in the ordering process.

Attendance Policy

I've had a number of questions regarding attendance at football games and other band performances. It is my hope that all band members will attend all of the performances posted on the schedule during the marching season. It is very difficult to perform at our best when there are members missing. Each performance is worth a grade for band. Students should not miss a performance except in cases of illness, death in the family, or religious exception. I realize many of the band members are also participants in fall sports. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure that their child has transportation to the football game after a sporting event in order to perform for halftime. They may even march the show in their athletic uniform if necessary. This requires planning and preparation ahead of time ensuring your child has their uniform, instrument, music, and any accessories ready to go or brought to the game by another band member.

Upcoming Events

August 30th - Football Game at Lebanon - Away

September 6th - Football Game vs. Lancaster Catholic - Home

September 13th - Football Game vs Octorara - Home

September 20th – Football Game at Northern Lebanon - Away

September 27th - Football Game vs. Ephrata – Home

September 28th Saturday – Lebanon Marching Band Festival at Cedar Crest

October 4th - Football Game at Donegal - Away

October 11th - Football Game at Pequea Valley - Away

October 18th - Football Game vs. Annville-Cleona – Homecoming

October 25th – Football Game vs Columbia – Home

October 26th – Saturday – Schaefferstown Halloween Parade

November 1st – Possible Football playoff Game

November 23rd Saturday - Lebanon Holiday Parade Possible Depending on Time

November 30th Saturday- Myerstown Holiday Parade

Football Game @ Lebanon

Friday, Aug. 30th, 4:30pm

350 North 8th Street

Lebanon, PA