News From the Band Room


First Performance this Friday!

Hi Folks - We had a great rehearsal last Thursday night! Things are coming together nicely. We will continue to have Thursday night rehearsal this week and next week with the full band. Drumline will continue to rehearse on Thursday nights for the duration of the season. Practice time will be 6-8:30pm. 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.

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


- Uniform: Show Tshirt, khaki shorts, band baseball hat, and sneakers, weather might get cool so pack a sweatshirt or jacket.

- Report Time: 4:00pm

- Departure: 5:00pm

- 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

Thank You!

Mr. Fair


Next Friday, September 10, we will be traveling to Conrad Weiser. Report time will be 5pm. We will depart at 5:30pm. Students will not be allowed to stay after school. They will need to leave school at the regular dismissal time and return at 5pm. If your child needs a meal for that afternoon/evening, please fill out the form below. The cost of this meal will be covered by the boosters. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SEPTEMBER 8TH.



I mentioned this to the band members the past two 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)


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