News From the Band Room


Week #11

Hi Folks - Thanks for your flexibility with Friday night's game. This week, the football team was scheduled to play Susquenita in a makeup game, but Susquenita made the playoffs. ELCO has scheduled to play Garden Spot on Friday night. Please see the details below for the game. Since the students do NOT have school on Friday, there will be no jazz band rehearsal or meal prior to the game. Report time is 5:45pm, Inspection will be at 5:55pm and we will depart for the stadium at 6:00pm. We will perform at halftime. The weather looks to be clear but much cooler than we have encountered so be sure to dress for the weather or bring a blanket.

Please be sure to take a look ahead at the schedule below. After Friday, the marching band will have one more performance in the Myerstown Holiday Parade November 27th. Report time will be 2:00pm that day.


- Uniform: Show Tshirt, Full Band uniform, Black Socks, Dinkles, Band Baseball Hat, gloves.

- Report Time: 5:45pm

- Departure: 6:00pm

- Game Start: 7:00pm

- Performance: Halftime

- Return: @9:30pm

As always, if you have any questions, please email me

Thank You!

Mr. Fair

Apparel Sale

The boosters will be opening up the apparel store again in time to order gifts for the holidays! Please click on the link below. If your child has money in their booster account and would like to use it to purchase apparel, please purchase it online and then submit a reimbursement form to the boosters. The store will close on November 5th, 2021.


Pasta Fundraiser

The Band Boosters are selling fun pasta as a fundraiser, please use the link below to access the band booster webpage. If you would like your child to receive credit for their sales, please email so your child's name can be added to the website.

Pie Fundraiser

The boosters are also running a pie sale. Order forms are available in the high school band room and I have also attached a copy of the order form below. Orders with payment are to be submitted (in an envelope labeled pie fundraiser with your child's name on it) in the lockbox in the band room by period 4 on November 12th. Checks should be made payable to: ELCO Band Boosters.

Hershey Bears Game

The ELCO Raider Band and Chorus have planned a field trip to the Hershey Bears game on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Members of the chorus will be singing the National Anthem before the game. ALL band and chorus students and their families are invited to attend. Cost is $15/person unless you have a season ticket. Your child needs to fill out the appropriate forms which were handed out in class and return them by November 5th. I have attached a copy of the form below. Please download and read the form for more details.

band banquet

The band banquet is being postponed until later this year to give us more time to plan.

Absence Form

In order to keep all of the absence information in one place, I've created an absence form for you to fill out. If you will be absent from a rehearsal or performance this year, please fill out the form below.

Absence Form

2021 Summer and Fall Schedule

2021 Summer and Fall Schedule
(times subject to change)


November 5 - Football vs. Garden Spot 7pm Report time 5:45pm
November 27 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 2 - District Band Audition Videos Due

December 18 - High School Band and Chorus Trip to Hershey Bears Game

December 19 - High School Band and Chorus Concert - High School Auditorium 2:00pm

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