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BOOSTER MEETING 1/13
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend our monthly booster meeting last night. Our next meeting will be Monday, January 13th at 6:00 PM in the band room. At that point, we will be finalizing details for the winter percussion/guard show that we will be hosting on February 15th. Like the Tiger Classic, this event succeeds on the backs of our volunteers. Volunteerspot will be set up soon for the winter season, including this home show. Please watch your email for more information.
CHRISTMAS PARADE 12/7
Our students will be participating in the Lemoore Christmas Parade this Saturday. (Mr. McElhaney will be getting specific times out to the kids).
During the parade, the LHS band boosters will be selling hot chocolate and freshly baked cinnamon rolls. We are hoping to have 3 or 4 parent volunteers help us with this. At this point, we do not have a definite meeting area, but we are planning on arriving at 5:00 PM to set up. If you can spare a few hours, we'd love to have your help. Please email if you will be available, and I will get back to you with the specific place to meet.
WINTER PERCUSSION/GUARD PARENT MEETING
As you might know, winter season auditions have begun for the Winter Percussion and Winter Guard groups. These are extra curricular groups which practice in the evenings and compete in several competitions during the season. Mr. McElhaney would like to have a parent meeting for all parents of auditioning students. He will be going over financial obligations, a tentative calendar, and hopefully, ways to raise money. The time for the meeting has not yet been finalized but is tentatively set for Monday, 12/9, at 6:00. Please keep an eye out for more information.
ITINERARY 11/23 and 11/24
Wrist bands are for both days both sites
$15 SR/Child under 12.
5 and under Free
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING
12/2 - 6:00 PM - Bandroom
BOOSTER MEETING - 6:00 PM Thursday 11/7
Thursday, 11/7 - to make final preparations for the Tiger Classic. We will be meeting in the bandroom.
Newman-Garcia Photography will be on campus for the Saturday, 11/9 rehearsal, taking both group and individual band photos. A flyer/money envelope will be sent home with your student early this week (11/4-11/8)
6:00 - 9:00 Wednesday, November 6 - Event Center
ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS
I want to take a minute to show you how it works to sign up to volunteer online.
When you click the link in the email or on our webpage, you are not signing up. The link takes you to a page where you can review your choices and then sign up or not.
Then, you enter your email in both boxes...this is still not signing you up for anything! You will then see this:
You can read the short descriptions, see the times, see where the help is needed. If you find a fit, just click the "sign up" button and then confirm your sign up by clicking the Save button at the bottom. VolunteerSpot will send you a confirmation email.
If you can remember if you have signed up, or if you need to change it, you can do all of that by signing in to VolunteerSpot.
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING - Nov. 7, 6:00
We will be having a special Thursday night meeting to make final arrangments for the Tiger Classic Band Review.
Nov. 2/3rd 2013
8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568Friday
After Half-time, the pit will
return and load trailer asap. All members will load all equipment on Friday night after the game.
Please eat a good meal for
the day before you come. Go through your packing checklist before you get to
9:00am Trailers/Vans: Depart for Dublin
9:30 am Band
10:15 am Talk w/Mac
10:30 am Load busses – No Blankets! L
11:00 am Depart for Dublin – We will stop
for a potty break
3:00 pm Arrive
at Dublin HS/Unload/Eat – Dinner provided by Band Boosters
3:45 pm Dress
4:00 pm warm-up
6:23 pm Pit
6:53 pm Band
7:00 pm TIGER
PRIDE DEMOLISHES ALL!!!
After performance, we will change and return to the
stadium to watch shows and awards.
– Drum Majors Only
pm Finish loading/late night
snack – provided by Band Boosters
pm Load busses/Depart for
pm Arrive at hotel/check-in
am Lights Out/Rooms are taped!!!
are un-taped/Breakfast provided by the hotel
for SF/Pier 39
am Arrive in SF
– 3:00 Free time,,, Lunch is on
Do not go inland. Stay on Pier 39 and the Embarcadero
(North side). Be back by 3:00pm
busses/Depart for Lemoore
in Lemoore (approx.)
will be staying at…
Quinta Inn and Suites – Hayward
20777 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541 Phone: (510) 732-6300
Students should bring approx. $25. Food at the Wharf is not too cheap.
Dinner on the ride home will not be provided.
Students: Please be on time and have everything you need for
the weekend. You should bring basic toiletries, a pillow (if desired), a change
of clothes, and money (discussed above). Please bring warm clothes as the coast
weather is unpredictable and may be colder than expected.
Temperatures are anticipated to be in the high 60’s…brrrrr!!
Parents: Students will be fed Saturday dinner, midnight snack,
and Sunday breakfast is provided by the hotel. However; they should bring money
for a lunch on Sunday and Dinner at the rest stop. We will stop on both trips
Hotel Rules: All students will have a room check at lights out.
Rooms will be taped and doors are not to be opened until Mr.Mc or the
chaperones un-tape them in the morning at 7:30am.
Boys in Girl’s rooms… No Girls in Boy’s rooms… NO EXCEPTIONS!
keep the noise down. We will be arriving late and others at the hotel will
already be asleep.
running/hanging out in the hallways.
DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION SCHEDULE
8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA
Cost: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $7, six and under free
SIERRA CUP ITINERARY - Bulldog Stadium
9:00am RehearsalFRESNO STATE SIERRA CUP CLASSIC
to LHS/Finish loading/
1:45pm Depart for Fresno
at Bulldog Stadium. Everyone needs a stamp from the FSU volunteer who
boards the busses.
will eat before we get dressed upon arrival. If food is not ready, unload
trailers. You will need to take care of “personal stuff” before you get
dressed. Please be ready at the correct time. This directly affects your
warm-up which affects your performance.
3:15pm Dinner Let’s
all clean up our mess; we’re Tigers not pigs y’all!
in two lines/Stretch/Warm
(Instructors: give plenty of time to get there)
7:30pm Tigers pummel the AAAA – SHAZAM!!
Return to stadium after
performance to designated LHS section (home side). Pit will return after
– DM/Captains only (be at the gate at 9:15)
at LHS (approx)
Please be helpful,
courteous, and appropriate at all times. We are good people, so let’s show
people how good we can be. No Eating,
Swearing, or Running in Uniform!
Please be on time and
have all materials for the day. Don’t forget your black socks and your band
shirt to wear under your uniform. After the performance, you should be in
the stadium if you are not loading the trailers. We will all be sitting
together in a designated area.
You can bring
money for concessions. You are allowed to eat if you are out of uniform.
Congratulations to the LHS Tiger Pride Marching Band and Color Guard on a successful show this past weekend. It was a great way to start the competitive season.
Thank you to all the parents who put in such long hours and hard work to make sure the kids were taken care of. You all are the reason that the kids are successful.
We have our next competition at Fresno State this Saturday. The good news? It will not be such a long day! Each band will compete only one time. While the show does start in the early afternoon, LHS does not compete until evening. Here is the schedule:
We can still use more parents. I don't have the times yet, but you can contact Mr. McElhaney to find out.
LHS HOMECOMING - October 18
3:00 - arrive at LHS
3:30 - leave for homecoming parade
4:30 - return to bandroom; dinner provided by LHS Band Boosters
7:30 - game begins. The band will not perform a halftime show, but will be performing in the stands. After halftime ceremonies, the trailers will be loaded to prepare the the next day's competition
MBOS - October 19 - Koligian Stadium
This is a new competition for us, and it going to be a long day! A detailed itinerary will be given to the kids, but here is a rough idea:
9:00 AM - leave LHS (probably arrive at the bandroom at 7:30 or 8:00)
10:00 - arrive at Koligian Stadium, eat, warm up
2:00 - perform
3:00 - meal
4:45 - preliminary awards (top 12 bands move on to final competition
7:00ish - perform in finals competition
8:00 - snack
9:15 - finals awards
11:30 - arrive at LHS
The band will be fed two meals and a snack, but having money for the snack bar would be a good idea.
TRI TIP DINNER 10/14
We still need some more help on Monday for our annual tri-tip dinner. I will update the page with times as soon as I can, and if you sign up, you will be notified. Here is what we need:
1) Clearly labeled ice chests to store the cooked tri tips until pick-up. Coolers will need to be dropped off and picked up at the stadium. I will clarify the times just as soon as I can. Ice Chests
2) Bake sale items. Each year, we run a bake sale during the tri tip dinner, and we need families to provide individually packaged dessert items. These can be dropped off at 3:30 at the stadium. Bake Sale
3) People to help with the cooking. Mr. Bush and Mr. Nieves will be heading it up, but I'm sure they could use a few more people to help. Cooking
4) Wrapping cooked tri-tips. We need people to wrap the meat in heavy duty foil as they come off the grill. Wrapping
5) Distribution. People are needed to man the stations (we'll provide pop-up shade structures for you) and to hand the food to the people in the cars as they drive through. Distribution
If you have signed up to drive a van/pull a trailer, you will need to be cleared as a chaperone. With the band as large as it is this year, students will need to be riding in the vans. Drivers must also fill out a form and give copies of their license and insurance. Please contact Mr. McElhaney for specific information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 924-6600 ex. 367
TIGER CLASSIC NOVEMBER 9
The Tiger Classic is the marching band competition that we host. Not only is it a great time to see our kids perform in front of a home audience, it is a major fundraiser. It cannot run without the help of a lot of parents. Please click the link and see how you can help. Tiger Classic
We provide a hospitality room for the visiting directors and their staff, where they can relax for a bit and have a hot meal. We are asking families to donate the desserts for this. Please click the link if you can help: Dessert Donations
NEXT MEETING OCTOBER 28 - 6:00 PM - Band Room
This will be an important meeting as it falls just before our overnight trip to Dublin HS, as well as the Tiger Classic. And, since there is a regular rehearson on Halloween, we would like to put together treat bags for the students. Parents, please bring a bag of Halloween candy and small gift bags. We will assemble them after the meeting and distribute them on Halloween.
OVERNIGHT TRIP HOUSING INFORMATION
The band will be staying at the La Quinta in Hayward. We are unsure if they have any more rooms available for parents, but you are welcome to call: 20777 Hesperian, Hayward, CA
- (510) 732-6300
Thank you to all the parents and family members who came out to help at our first home football game on Friday night. This was the largest volunteer group we have had in recent years. That doesn't mean we don't need more! Our goal is to not have to rely on the same group of volunteers each time. Please find a time that would work for you and click the volunteer link to the left.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT GAME
This is a new one for us...we haven't had a home football game on a Thursday night! It is being held on Thursday because Channel 59 will be broadcasting the game as their Thursday Night Lights episode. We are short of parent volunteers in all areas. The game begins at 7:00 rather than the usual 7:30, so we are all hoping that it will end earlier as well. If you can help out, please click the link.
Home Game on Thursday, 9/19
DESCRIPTIONS OF JOBS NEEDED AT HOME GAMES
Concessions for the band IS NOT the main concessions booth for the stadium.
Concessions set up: meet at 5:30 in the grass area just inside the stadium. Help set up tables and popup shade structure. Hang up signs. Set up the candy on the tables and prep the stations for any other food items being sold. Sell items; take money and make change.
Concessions clean up: Sell items; take money and make change. Help pack up unsold items for the next game. Take food to the band room to give out the kids. Take down shade structures/tables. Return shade structures to the band room. Count/verify cash box.
Student Services - pregame: Meet at band room at 5:00 to fill water containers. Set up cushions in the stadium in the band seating area. Provide water to students during rehearsal breaks.
Student Services - during game: Sit along the band in the stands and pass out water when needed. Pack up cushions/water containers to be returned to the band room.
Pit Crew: meet at the band room at 5:30 to load equipment on trailers for movement to the stadium. Prior to halftime, meet at the far stadium gates. Move pit equipment on/off the field prior to and immediately after halftime performance. Help return equipment to the band room.
CLICK TO SIGN UP
The Lemoore High School Band Boosters is sponsoring an auction! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Tiger Pride Marching Band. The feature item is a hand-made 52” x 68” lined quilt, sure to keep you warm during the football games! The items will be on display at the LHS Band booth in the grass area at the home football games, where you can place a bid. Also included in the package are two purple foam LHS seat cushions, an LHS foam finger, and a LHS Marching Band 2013 show theme shirt. Bids will be taken until half-time at the homecoming game on October 18, when the lucky winner can pick up their prize. (Need not be present to win.) If you’d like to place a bid and cannot attend a football game, please call Cheryl at 694-1119. Thank you.
Good news - our band is the largest it has been in recent years. Bad news - our band is now too large to fit on just two busses. That means that when the band travels, students will most likely have to be riding in the vans. If you are signed up to be a driver, you must also be cleared as a chaperone (through the LUHSD office, complete with fingerprinting, etc.). Please see Mr. McElhaney as soon as possible to start the paper work rolling.PROP BUILDING WORK DAY - September 28?Please keep an eye and an ear out for information regarding a prop-building work day. Mr. McElhaney is working on procuring materials, and once he has that ready, he will put out a call for parents to help with the building. September 28th is a likely date since the kids do not have practice on that Saturday.
TRI-TIP DINNER - October 14th
Our annual tri-tip dinner fundraiser is approaching. For $25, students will be selling tickets for a barbequed tri tip, four rolls, and a 2-liter of soda. We will be asking parents to help promote the ticket sales by posting notices to your social media sites, advertising at your work places, etc. This is one of most important fundraisers, and now that the band is larger in size, we need to raise even more money to cover transportation costs. We will also need help with the shopping and procuring donations, as well as cooking, packaging, and distributing the dinners.
Click to sign up NEXT BOOSTER MEETING Monday, 10/7 - 6:00 PM
Due to the TriTip dinner on October 14th, our monthly booster meeting has been moved from its usual second-Monday-of-the-month to October 7th. This will be an important meeting as it is the last one before the tri tip dinner and our first shows. Please plan on attending. Meetings are held in the band room.
BOOSTER MEETING Monday, 9/9- 7:00 PM
The monthly band booster meeting will be held on Monday, 9/9, at the special time of 7:00. This should allow parents to participate in LHS Back to School Night at 6:00 PM and then attend the booster meeting at 7:00. The meeting will be held in the band room. Agenda items include making sure volunteer positions are staffed for the immediate events (including the first home football game on Friday, 9/13!). ALL parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
2013 SHOW TSHIRT ORDERS
We have had parents request another chance to order the show tshirt for 2013-2014 - Out of the Darkness. If you would like to place an order, please print out the order form linked to the left and send a check (made payable to LHS Band Boosters). Shirts are $15 each. Students can put the order form/payment in the white drop box in the bandroom. All orders must be turned in by Friday, September 6th.
OVERNIGHT TRIP - NOVEMBER 2/3
Instead of attending the Golden State Tournament of Champions in Clovis on November 2, Mr. McElhaney has decided to take the band to the Dublin High School Irish Band Show on November 2/3. This will enable the students to compete against different groups on November 2nd. He would like to have the kids spend the day in San Francisco on Sunday, November 3 before returning home. More information will be forthcoming. Because this is an overnight trip, I am putting out another request for volunteers rather than just transferring those who had signed up to help in Clovis. If you would like to help on this trip, please click the link and sign up by using VolunteerSpot.
Dublin High School Competition / Overnight Trip
TAKE-OUT DINNER THANK YOUS
The pulled pork dinner was both a culinary and financial success. Because of this fundraiser, Mr. McElhaney was able to reduce the parent contributions by $25. Denise Dean (fundraiser coordinator) would like to thank all of the parents and students who gave up their afternoon and evening to help serve and distribute the food. Your help benefited everyone.
PARENT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS SET FOR 2013
For more information about this year's expected parent contribution, please click the "Contributions and Fees" link to the left.
The calendar has been updated with the information given to the students by Mr. McElhaney. Click the link to the left.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED
At the booster meeting on 8/19, new officers were elected for the 2013-2014 school year. They are:
CoPresidents - Cheryl Symonds and Rebecca Camarena
Vice President (Fund Raising) - Denise Dean
Vice President(Competitions/Food Services) - Erin Chieze / Rosa Manriquez
Secretary - Roxanne Baker
Treasurer - Alexa Farmer
PARENT MEETING TOMORROW (Monday, 8/19)
6:00 PM Presentation Center
TAKE-OUT DINNER TICKETS AND MONEY DUE
All dinner tickets and money should have been turned in on Friday, 8/16. We are still looking for parents (and kids) to help with the packaging and distribution of the dinner. Please sign up if you are able to work on Wednesday, 8/21.
PARENT MEETING Monday, 8/19 6:00 PM
There will be a parent meeting on Monday, 8/19 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 2013-2014 school year. It is important for all parents to attend.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS FOR FALL SEASON - now open
It is time for us to ask for volunteers for the fall season. There are just over 100 students in the band/color guard, which means that there are at least 100 parents as a part of the program too. We need each parent to find at least one volunteer job to fill for the season. Jobs range from chaperoning, to shopping, to cooking, to finding donations, to driving...you name it, there is a need for it! It is our goal this year that we do not have to rely on the same ten parents for each event. Everyone needs to help out.
Sign up sheets will be available at the band camp concert tomorrow, but we encourage you to sign up online tonight. You will be able to skip the lines and you will be assured to get the volunteer job that is the best fit for you.
To sign up, please click the "Volunteer Sign-Up" link to the left. On that page, you can click the link for the various events and find the position you like. Volunteer Spot will send you a confirmation email and a reminder email closer to the event.
BAND CAMP CONCERT ON 8/8
Are you wondering just what your student has been learning for the past two weeks at band camp? Come find out! Thursday, 8/8, 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 tomorrow, 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.)
BAND CAMP 2013
LHS Band Camp begins on Monday, 7/29 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. Students will need to sign in for each day for attendance.
Practices run 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 8, 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 2013 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 2013 field show.
Camp begins at 9:00, and the band room will open at 8:30 on Monday for registration.
Summer Winds Practice
It's time to start practicing for the 2013 fall season! Rehearsals for wind instruments will begin on Tuesday, 7/9 from 10:00-1:00. Practices will continue each Tuesday and Thursday (same times) until Band Camp (July 29-August 9, I believe). 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.
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.