LW Marching Arts Update
April 10, 2023
Mark Your Calendars - Lincoln-Way Marching Band Kick Off Meeting
At the meeting, we will share details about how to sign up for the Lincoln-Way Marching Band, give a preview of this year's competitive show and answer any questions you might have.
8th Graders should bring their Lincoln-Way ID number which can be found in the paperwork they received at the Freshman Orientation in February.
We will have parents on hand starting at about 6:00pm as well as after the meeting to help 8th grade families get signed up for our student management program called Charms. If any returning families need help with Charms, please stop by the computer tables and we can help you out as well.
We would also like to get as many student possible measured for the competitive uniform on Thursday, April 13. If possible, please plan to arrive a bit early or stay a little after the meeting to get measured.
We can't wait to see you there!
LWMB Spring Training!
The Lincoln-Way Marching Band will host one more spring camp for all current high schoolers and incoming 8th graders. These camps are for wind players (woodwind and brass) only.
Follow the link below to register for the camps!
Sunday, April 16th, 1-4PM in the L-W WEST Field House
Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes.
Bring your instrument, a pencil, and a 1-inch binder with sheet protectors. Music can be printed out before the camp, and is accessible at https://www.lincolnwaymusic.org/lwmbmusic.html (Password: lwmb210).
School owned brass instruments (mellophones, baritones, tubas) will be available for use at the camp.
Please follow the link to register - we hope to see you there!
This week in the LW Marching Arts:
Monday, April 10
Luggage collection for anyone who attended the Spring Break trip to Orlando
3:30-7:00pm at LW WEST
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
Best of luck to the sophomores taking the PSAT and the juniors taking the SAT!
Thursday, April 13
Freshman and juniors - good luck on the PSAT test and Illinois Science Assessment!
6:30pm - LWMB Kick Off Meeting in the LW CENTRAL Little Auditorium
Friday, April 14
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16
LWMB Spring Training 1-4pm at LW WEST for woodwinds and brass
Volunteer spots are now posted on Charms for the Loyalty Parade. Please sign up to chaperone! Thank you!
NEW LENOX ‘LOYALTY DAY’ PARADE SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023
12:30pm - You need to be at LWW by this time.
12:45pm - Depart from LWW
All students MUST ride the bus from LWW. No “Travel Release(s)” will be allowed.
Wear “Summer Uniform:”
Black Pants w/Black Belt (Silver buckle)
Long Black socks, Black Marching Shoes
LWMB Member Shirt & LWMB Guard Jacket
1:00pm - Unload truck/warm-up/rehearse at the McKay Center in New Lenox (Old Library)
2:00pm - Parade steps off (McKay Center to NL Village Hall down Haven Ave.)
3:00pm - Approximate time we will finish the parade / (Sing and Dismiss)
3:15pm - Load buses and depart
3:30pm - Approximate arrival at LWW
The LWMB uniform is always to be worn in its entirety when in public!
Remember that you are representing the LWMB, L-W District #210, and all of the L-W Marching Band students who earned that respect and reputation before you.
Students should be dropped off at the LWW Auditorium entrance. Students who drive to LWW should park in the front of the school.
LWMB 2023 Student Leadership Team
Thank you to all students who submitted an application for a 2023 LWMB student leadership position. We are so fortunate and grateful that so many of our students are motivated and inspired to serve as members of the student leadership each season.
Below is the list of the LWMB 2023 Student Leadership team. Thank you to all candidates for your dedication and effort in this process.
LWMB 2023 Student Leadership Team
Student leaders will be announced in April.
Captains will be
announced in April.
Stay tuned for a detailed message including expectations and dates for all student leadership.
The LWMB Summer Calendar is now online!
June 13-15 from 4-8:30pm
June 20-22 from 4-8:30pm
June 27-June 29 from 4-8:30pm
July 4th Parade
Morning approx. 8am-12:00pm
July 31-August 4
We will be having our Savers FUNDrive during camp on
Sunday, May 7, 11am-12:30pm and 3pm-4pm (LW West). Our Savers Drive will run in conjunction with the LWMB performance at the Loyalty Day Parade in New Lenox on Sunday, May 7.
We are collecting “SOFT GOODS”. Clean, gently-used items that include: clothes, coats, shoes, purses, belts, sheets, towels, and blankets.
Our goal is to collect 3 garbage bags per band member. Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Meet the Lincoln-Way Marching Arts Parent Alliance Liaisons
Great music, great experiences, great people!
LWMB helps your student develop their social skills and fosters teamwork. This experience springboards friendships that will last a lifetime.
Before starting high school, my son wasn't sure he wanted to make the commitment to join the LWMB. Now, it's his favorite season (and mine, too!) Joining the LWMB has given both of us the chance to make friends all across the Lincoln-Way district and to share some amazing experiences, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
My daughters and I have met some of the best people and have created so many wonderful memories to last a lifetime through our involvement in the LWMB. As a parent, it has been amazing to see what a positive impact the LWMB and all the people associated with LWMB have had on my kids' lives.
LWMB has given me the opportunity to share all types of experiences with my son in a program he loves. We have both made great friends, I have been able to chaperone many events and the program has provided many opportunities for me to be involved. Being part of LWMB has been a big part of Jason's high school career and we are creating many wonderful memories!
The LWMB has been a part of our lives since 2018. My daughters have made lifetime friendships and developed skills that carry on to the next phase in their lives. Personally, I too have made lifelong friendships and have enjoyed working with the students and supporting them throughout the Marching Band season.
Marching band means family. Over the years we have made friends that are like family.
The performances are amazing, but it’s the growth in your child as a musician and as a human that is the most rewarding part of being in the LWMB. It’s the process that pulls out the best in each kid. The shows and parades are the added bonus.