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Week #2

Hi Folks - The ELCO Raider Band had a great opening performance this past Friday night on the new turf! Kudos to all of the hard work these students have put in to get to this point. Everything ran very smoothly. I had some questions about why we left the game in a hurry and I would like everyone to know it was due to possible storms in the area with lightning. We usually stay in the stands at the end of the home football games and play the Alma Mater. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate on September 23rd.

This week our football game is scheduled for THURSDAY night at A-C. Report time for Thursday will be 5:00pm, Inspection at 5:15pm, and departure at 5:30pm. The boosters will be providing a meal before we leave starting around 4:30pm. Students may stay after school in the band room on Thursday if needed.

I realize that there are some conflicts with other sporting events on Thursday as well as some games later on in the season. Students may not be able to make the band bus departure time. What we have done in the past is have parents transport their athletes or carpool with other parents to the football game. As long as band members are there before our performance at halftime, that is fine. Even if they need to march in their sports uniform.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me:

Have a great week!

Mr. Fair

Uniforms This Thursday

We will wear the same uniform this week as we did for last Friday's game.


Thursday Night Rehearsals (Full Band) -

August 4, 11, 18, 25 AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 1 & 8 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

6:00pm -8:30 pm (Notice Time Change)

August 26 - Football vs. West York

September 1 - Football @ Annville-Cleona (note this is a THURSDAY NIGHT)

September 9 - Football @ Columbia

September 17 - Football @ Conrad Weiser (note this is a SATURDAY NIGHT)

September 23 - Football vs. Wyomissing

September 30 - Football @ Cocalico

October 7 - Football vs. Octorara (HOMECOMING)

October 14 - Football vs. Lampeter-Strasburg

October 15 - Lebanon County Band Exhibition @ A-C

October 21 - Football @ Donegal

October 28 - Football vs. Berks Catholic

November 26 - Myerstown Holiday Parade

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