News From the Band Room


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Week #9

Hi Folks - WOW! What a performance Saturday night. I had chills down my spine. I am so proud of these kids. We have come a loonnggg way since the last week in July. Our performance at Cedar Crest was the best one of the season. They looked sharp, they played extremely well and I think the crowd liked the show. I received a lot of compliments the past couple of days from people who were there.

Thanks to all of you for your flexibility with the schedule change on Saturday. I know it was hectic and ended up being a later night than anticipated, but I think the kids had a good time and enjoyed seeing the other bands in Lebanon county perform. I'm glad we performed God Bless America with Northern Lebanon at the game Friday night.

We have an early call this Friday night as we travel to Columbia for Week #9 of the football season. I will be running jazz band rehearsal after school until 3:30pm. All band members are welcome to stay after school in the band room until departure. We will be performing at halftime.


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

- Report Time: 4:15pm

- Departure: 4:45pm

- Game Start: 7:00pm

- Performance: Halftime

- Return: @10:30pm

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

Thank You!

Mr. Fair

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Thank you to all of the parents, relatives, and friends who came to the game on Friday night to honor our senior band members. Also thanks to the booster parents for arranging the flowers, hanging up the posters, and helping to organize the presentation. All of these students have done an amazing job being dedicated and committed members of this organization. They weathered the COVID storm and stuck it out for four years. Best wishes to them as they go their separate ways from ELCO High School. They will be missed! If your senior did not receive their poster, they may pick them up in my office tomorrow.

Meal After School on Friday

We will have pizza, chips, and drink for anyone staying after school on Friday.

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)


October 22 - Football @ Columbia
October 29 - Football @ Annville-Cleona

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

December 4 - District Band Auditions - Eastern York High School

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

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