News From the Band Room


Week #12

Hi Folks - The marching band season has almost come to a close. Congratulations to the ELCO Raider Football team and coaching staff on a great season. Despite the cold and wind, the band enjoyed playing in the stands and performing our show one more time. The band banquet was a great success. Thanks to all of the band boosters who put in the time and effort to coordinate, decorate, and plan the evening. It's nice to get together to celebrate all of the hard work and effort of the kids and their accomplishments.

The next marching band event will be the annual Myerstown Holiday Parade. Report time to the school will be 2:00, inspection at 2:15, and departure immediately following. If you will be meeting the band at the staging area, students must be behind the Myerstown UCC Church at the corner of Carpenter and Locust street by 2:30pm. Mr. Fair must have a signed note from a parent/guardian permitting the student to meet us there or walk home after the parade PRIOR to Thanksgiving Vacation, so we have an accurate count and attendance for bussing. Students are responsible for all of their equipment and uniform. Also, we will be wearing our band uniforms and Santa Hats. I would encourage you to purchase your own Santa Hat to keep for this parade every year. I have a limited supply of Santa hats and they are not in the best of shape. Any questions, please let me know.

Our Annual Craft Show will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-3pm at the high school. This is the band boosters' biggest fundraiser of the year. Please consider lending a hand to make this event run smoothly and efficiently. Watch your inbox for a time-to-sign-up form. More information is below and on the band booster Facebook page.

As always, if you have any questions, please email Mr. Fair

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

Upcoming Events

November 30th Saturday- Myerstown Holiday Parade

December 7th - 26th Annual Band Booster 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

BAND CAMP 2020 JULY 20-24

For your planning purposes, BAND CAMP 2020 will be held JULY 20-24.

ELCO Raider Band Now on Facebook!

The ELCO Raider Band now has a facebook page to share all of the great pictures that are taken as well as post important information for the program and the booster organization. CLICK HERE to see more!