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6/29/14
FALL VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS NOW AVAILABLE
Volunteer signups are now ready for the fall 2014 marching season.  Please click the link to see how you can help. Fall 2014 Volunteer Opportunities

FIREWORKS VOLUNTEERS STILL (DESPERATELY!) NEEDED 
Adult volunteers are needed to help sell fireworks for the band. Please follow the instructions below to sign-up and help with this fundraiser. This year we have two shifts per day and can use all the help you can provide. Remember that you must be 18 years old to work inside the booth. All the funds raised from this event help support our students and lower our annual operation cost. The booth will be open from June 30th through July 4th. Shifts begin at 3 PM and 6 PM. Thanks for your help.

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: Fireworks Booth Signups
2. Enter your email address. This step does not commit you to signing up; it takes you the site where you can then choose your shift and sign up if you wish.
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

6/24/14
BOOSTER OFFICER POSITIONS OPEN 2014-2015

There are several openings for officer positions for the upcoming school year.  Please take a moment and consider helping out.
Open positions are:
*Co-President: 
      Oversee Co-VP-Competitions and Treasurer
     Oversee home Football games & Tiger Classic (sign-ups, concessions, etc.)
     Prepare agendas for & lead meetings
*Vice President - Competitions:
     Primary responsibilities include events related to competitions/trips.
     Coordinates student meals, transportation (trailer), chaperones.
     For continuity, this person is preferably a parent of a student involved in both fall                    and winter season.

*Secretary:
     Takes minutes of all General and Executive Board meetings.
     Provide minutes for posting on the website.
     Work with Chairperson and Executive Board in sending email communications.

Filled officer positions (completing the two-year term) are
     Co-President: Rebecca Camarena
     Vice President - Fund raising: Denise Dean
     Treasurer: Alexa Farmer

Please contact us if you have any questions about available positions.

6/20/14
NO LONGER INVOLVED WITH LHS BAND?  
If you are no longer involved with the LHS Band and do not wish to receive updates from the band boosters website, I can remove you from this mailing list.  Please click the email link above and let me know that you wish to be removed.    

6/11/14
SUMMER 2014 DATES 
June 14-15 - Central Valley Colorguard Camp
July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) - Woodwinds/Brass Only 10:00-1:00
July 28-August 8 - BAND CAMP - Mandatory for all sections (M-F, 9:00-5:00)
August 13 - First day of School

2014 CALENDAR EVENTS UP TO DATE
While some of the practice dates at this point are still tentative, the competition, performance, and meeting dates have been added.

SUMMER WINDS PRACTICE 2014
     It's almost time to start practicing for the 2014 fall season! Rehearsals for wind instruments will begin on Tuesday, 7/8 from 10:00-1:00. Practices will continue each Tuesday and Thursday (same times) until Band Camp. While Band Camp is MANDATORY, these wind rehearsals are voluntary (but strongly encouraged!). If you have any questions, please click the email link at the top right of this page and let us know. We will get back to you with an answer. Rehearsals are held in the band room.

BAND CAMP 2014

     LHS Band Camp begins on Monday, 7/28 at 9:00 AM in the band room. This is considered a mandatory practice for all students who are taking part in band. If your student is unable to attend all of the days, please email or speak to Mr. MacElhaney as soon as possible. Students will need to sign in each day for attendance.
     ***We are aware that Freshman Orientation is also on Monday, 7/28, and we will update this page when we have a more solid plan as to how to coordinate both events. For freshman, Link Crew orientation runs from 9:30-11:30 on 7/29.  Please plan on registering for bandcamp at 8:30 prior to attending the Link Crew orientation. From 1:00-4:00, freshman will have an assigned time to complete orientation (ASB cards, photos, PE clothes, schedules, etc.).  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will have their registration on July 29 10:00-3:00.   

     Band Camp runs from 9:00-5:00 each day, Monday through Friday, and students usually have about an hour lunch break (the time each day could vary). Make sure your student has arrangements for lunch. Students also need to have sunscreen and PLENTY of water..it gets hot when they are outside learning the show! 


     On Thursday evening, August 7, the students will put on a concert to display all that they have learned during camp. The exact time and place are still to be determined, but please clear your calendar for that evening.
     When students arrive for camp on Monday, they need to turn in a camp registration form and their payment. The registration form is available by clicking the "Forms" link to the left. You can save yourself time by having the form printed and completed when your student arrives on Monday. The cost of band camp is $50, with checks made payable to LHS Band Boosters.
     All students participating in band camp will receive the 2014 show T-shirt. If you would like to order extras for yourself, they can be ordered on the camp registration form; they are $15 and will reflect the theme of the 2014 field show.
     Camp begins at 9:00, and the band room will open at 8:30 on Monday for registration.


BAND CAMP CONCERT ON 8/7/14

Are you wondering just what your student has been learning for the past two weeks at band camp? Come find out! Thursday, 8/7, is the annual band camp concert. It will begin at 6:00 PM in the Event Center. Please join us and be amazed at all that the kids have accomplished. (Band camp will probably dismiss a bit early on that date, but we don't know the exact time. Kids will have to be back at the band room prior to the concert...make sure to ask him or her for the specific time.)

PARENT MEETING Monday, 8/18 6:00 PM
There will be a parent meeting on Monday, 8/18 in the
Presentation Center (next door to the band room.) Students have a night rehearsal from 6-9, so when you drop off your student, please stay for the meeting. Mr. McElhaney will be discussing the parent financial contributions needed to keep the program running, as well as requirements for attendance, competitions, and rehearsals. After he speaks, the boosters will stay to elect new officers for the 2014-2015 school year. It is important for all parents to attend.

ATTENTION FRESHMAN: We do not have email addresses for all of the new members, so not all of your peers will receive this message. Please contact your friends to give them this message.





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