News From the Band Room

ELCO RAIDER BAND

First Performance Huge Success

Hi Folks - We had a phenomenal first performance on Friday night at the football game! It was nice having everyone there to perform. I think all of the band members had a good time supporting the football team for their first win of the season.


There are still many things to perfect and clean, but overall the show was huge success. This is a reminder that we will have our last evening rehearsal this Thursday from 6-8:30pm at the high school. We need to practice the last number so we can add it to the show this Friday night. Drumline will continue to rehearse on Thursday nights for the duration of the season. Please note the calendar schedule at the bottom of this page. Homecoming will be October 8th. October 16th is the Lebanon County Band Exhibition at Cedar Crest this is a mandatory performance. Please make sure your child is in attendance that evening.


Students will need to go home this Friday immediately after school and return at 5pm. Boosters will be providing a meal, but you must sign up for it. More information below.


If you still owe money for your Dinkle order, please bring it to practice this Thursday.


DETAILS FOR THIS FRIDAY'S GAME VS. CONRAD WEISER

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

- Report Time: 5:00pm

- Departure: 5:30pm

- Game Start: 7:00pm

- Performance: Halftime

- Return: @10:00pm I will send a remind text message when we are about 20 minutes away from the school.


As always, continue to encourage your children to practice the show music. And a reminder to fill out the absence form below if your child will be missing any rehearsal or marching band event.


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


Thank You!

Mr. Fair

Meal for THIS FRIDAY

If your child needs a meal for Friday afternoon/evening, please fill out the form below. The cost of this meal will be covered by the boosters. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.


MEAL FORM

BLACK SOCKS

I mentioned this to the band members the past several weeks. Each band member needs a pair of black crew length socks to wear with their band uniform and Dinkles for the season. You may use dress socks or athletic socks as long as they are black.

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

REMIND Text Messages

If you do not receive text updates for the ELCO Raider Band, please text @elcoband to the number 81010 to sign up for the Remind text alerts. These text alerts are vital to sharing important information and updates for the band.

2021 Summer and Fall Schedule

2021 Summer and Fall Schedule
(times subject to change)


REHEARSALS

August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2, 9 Thursday night rehearsals 6pm-8:30pm



August 27 - Football vs. Susquenita (RESCHEDULED, SEE BELOW)
September 3 - Football @ Schuylkill Valley
September 10 - Football @ Conrad Weiser
September 17 - Football vs. Ephrata

September 24 - Football vs. Donegal
October 1 - Football @ Pequea Valley
October 8 - Football vs. Octorara - ELCO HOMECOMING
October 15 - Football vs. Northern Lebanon

October 16 - Lebanon County Band Exhibition at Cedar Crest
October 22 - Football @ Columbia
October 29 - Football @ Annville-Cleona

November 5 - Football vs. Susquenita
November 27 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 4 - Band Booster Craft Show at the High School

December 4 - District Band Auditions - Eastern York High School

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