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Week #9

Hi Folks - This week we are celebrating Homecoming activities at ELCO. The powderpuff game and bonfire have been postponed to Thursday night this week. Please see below for more information. Friday night will be the Homecoming game vs. Annville-Cleona. Report time is 4:30pm so students can take part in the tailgating party prior to the game. This will serve as this week's meal and 30 of the 8th grade band members will be joining us for the picnic and the in the stands to play pep songs.



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

Powderpuff Football Game and Bonfire RESCHEDULED

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:45pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

The powderpuff game and bonfire has been postponed to Thursday night due to the impending rain forecast for Wednesday afternoon and evening. The Marching Band will be performing at the Powderpuff Football Game and Bonfire. Band member should report at 5:45pm to head over to the stadium. They should wear blue and gold ELCO gear.

HOMECOMING Football Game vs. A-C

Friday, Oct. 18th, 4:30pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

Tailgate Picnic this FRIDAY!

The annual band tailgate picnic prior to the Homecoming Football game will take place this Friday, October 18th starting at 4:30pm on the front lawn of the high school. Meal will include pizza, salad, chips, drinks, and cupcakes. Reservations for this should have been submitted this past Friday.

Annual Band Booster Craft Show

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 9am-3pm

180 Elco Drive

Myerstown, PA

The annual Band Booster Craft Show will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at ELCO High School. Crafters from all around the area come to sell their wares. Admission is free and there will be food available in the cafeteria for purchase. We will need a lot of help as this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Band Boosters. Please watch your email for a time to sign-up link to help with the craft show. To find out more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1337562229745639/.

NEW YORK CITY TRIP

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Mrs. Fair and I are planning on taking students in band and chorus on a day trip to New York City for sight-seeing as well as see a Broadway Show. We would depart ELCO around 6am, arrive in New York City around 9am, spend the day sight-seeing, then meet up at the Gershwin Theater around 7:15pm to see Wicked. Cost for the trip is $140.00. This includes the cost of the buses and show ticket. Meals during the day are on your own, so students will need to take some cash with them for food and souvenirs. A commitment form will be distributed next week after the trip is officially approved by the school board at its monthly meeting. A signed commitment form and a deposit of $20 will be due by next Friday, October 25th.


We will need adult chaperones. These will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Adults wishing to serve as chaperones must have their clearances on file with the school BEFORE submitting a commitment form and deposit. Band students may utilize their trip accounts with the booster organization for this trip. If you have any additional questions, please let Mr. or Mrs. Fair know.

Hershey Bears Game

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the chorus will be performing the National Anthem at the Hershey Bears game that evening. Mrs. Fair is opening up the invitation to ALL band students and their families to attend the game. Cost is $22 per person for 100 level seating. Deadline for submitting money and forms to Mrs. Fair is next Friday, October 25th. Students may ride the school bus from ELCO to the Giant Center and back again. If you will be attending the game, you may take your student home with you, but you MUST sign them out with Mrs. Fair before leaving the complex. If any of the band students wish to sing the national anthem with the rest of the chorus folks, they MUST ride the bus to the Giant Center since we must all enter at the same time and proceed to the lower level as a group. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Fair mfair@elcosd.org

Pick-up After Events

Just for clarification, students should be picked up immediately following all events the band attends. The pick-up location at the high school is on the front driveway at the band doors (door #28). For away football games, the staff will alert you and the students via Remind on the bus when we are approximately 20 minutes away from the school. Please park on the front lawn or district administration parking lot, NOT along the front driveway to accommodate the buses and band trailer pulling in. Once the buses have left the driveway, you are more than welcome to pull up to the door.


Please make sure you have the proper arrangements made to transport your child home after we return. The band staff cannot leave until every child has left the school campus.

Upcoming Events

October 17th - Powderpuff Football game and Bonfire

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

October 25th – Football Game vs Columbia (Senior Night) – Home

November 1st – Possible Football playoff Game

November 2nd - Annual Band Banquet

November 30th Saturday- Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 7th - 26th Annual Band Holiday Craft Show

December 7th - Hershey Bears Hockey Game

December 7th - PMEA District 7 Band Auditions 6:00am

December 8th - Holiday Concert featuring chorus, band, and ROCS 2:00pm