OVERNIGHT TRIP ITINERARY
CLEAN SWEEP FOR LEMOORE
Lemoore made quite a name for itself at the SJVCGPR show at Buchanan HS on 2/15. The percussion and winter guard from Liberty as well as the percussion and winter guards for Lemoore HS captured first place in their divisions. Congratulations to all the students, instructors, and parent volunteers who worked to make this possible.
OVERNIGHT HELP NEEDED
At this point, there is only one person signed up to help with the overnight trip to Riverside next weekend. Both the percussion and guard groups are competing in WGI competitions, and since they are at different venues, we need twice the amount of help as usual. Guard parents, we really need someone to volunteer! Our percussion group usually is able to find enough parents to help, but for some reason, the guard group often comes up short. Can anyone volunteer? You will be leaving VERY early (2:00 AMish) on Saturday, 2/23, and will return in the evening (?) of Sunday, 2/24. Not only will you save on the admission price of $15-$25 dollars, you will be spending the weekend with a great group of adults and kids. Here's the link to volunteer:
Volunteer for the 2/23-2/24 trip
Are there any parents out there who are willing and able to help chaperone Friday's (2/15) show at Buchanan HS in Clovis? The bus will be leaving about 3:00 PM. LHS percussion performs about 8:20, and the guard performs about 8:40.
To volunteer for Friday, 2/15
We are also in need of parents to chaperone the overnight trip on 2/23-2/24. The bus will be leaving VERY early on Saturday, 2/23 since LHS percussion competes in Placentia at 9:30 AM. LHS guard competes in Corona at 11:40 AM. We really need two sets of chaperones for this trip since the groups are competing in different areas. At this point, we have percussion parents, but we really need help from the guard parents. The groups will be returning on Sunday, 2/24.
To volunteer for the overnight trip on 2/23-2/24
BAND BOOSTER MEETING
Our monthly booster meeting will be held on Monday, 2/11 at 6:05 in the band room. All parents (even those not involved in winter season) are encouraged to attend.
I'd love to be able to talk about the great performances of the Winter Guard (2nd place) and Winter Percussion (1st place!) at last night's show in Clovis, but right now, I'm a bit of a panic! The home show is one week from today, and we still have many, many required jobs without volunteers.
We only have three people signed up to help set up the event, and one person volunteering to help with event clean up.
We have three people signed up to work in concessions until 5:00, and then we only have two people from 4:30-8:00. We need about eight people in concessions at each shift.
1/15HELP NEEDED FOR HOME PERCUSSION/GUARD SHOW
The following spots currently have NO volunteers:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Home side entrance
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Visitors side entrance
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Home side entrance
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitors side entrance
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In addition to the events listed above, many assignments are still understaffed, with only one person covering the whole shift. We simply cannot run a successful show without more help.
Thank you to the following people for already volunteering: C. Camarena, Y. Perry, K. Rhoads, D. Dean, G. and A. Coeler, L. Beyersdorf, M. Gonzalez, G. Florez, M Godinho. Some of these people do not have children at LHS or LMS, and several have signed up for shifts which have them working all day.
The tentative performance schedules have been posted at SJVCGPR.org. LMS Percussion will compete at 11:42, LHS percussion at 1:31, LMS color guard at 3:47, and LHS color guard at 5:39. Perhaps you can work a shift that coordinates with the group you would most like to see?
If you volunteer to work even one shift, you will have free admission for the entire event. You will also receive a voucher for a free hot dog and soda from concessions. Shifts are only 3 1/2 hours - please find a time and a job that will work for you.
Parents, friends, and students are welcome to sign up. We would prefer adults in the positions which involve handling money, but students can work the entrance/exit doors and work in concessions. It's a good way for them to earn community service hours. Someone will be there to sign their form. We would like all volunteers (adults AND students) to sign up at VolunteerSpot. That way, will will be better able to plan.
I honestly do not know what we will do if we cannot fill these positions. Let's not find out!
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 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.
LHS is hosting a winter guard/percussion show on Saturday, February 2, and we are in need of many volunteers. We need to man all entrance/exit doors, sell admission tickets and merchandise, and fully staff the concession stand. The show runs from 9:00-at least 5:00 PM (more likely, 7:00PMish - the final schedule isn't out yet). All jobs are divided into three shifts (8:30-12:30, 12:00-4:00, and 3:30-7:30). We also need help at 7:00 AM to set up, as well as help to clean up after the event ends. We are asking ALL band/guard parents to try to sign up for a shift, even if your student is not involved in the winter season. This fundraiser benefits the entire band program, and we need help from all parents. Please click the following link to choose when and how you would like to work. (Many of you great people don't sign up and just always show up to help - while we love that, please click the link to sign up so we can plan!) VOLUNTEER SPOT LINK for 2/2 home showCHAPERONES/DRIVERS/FOOD CREWS/PIT CREWS - WINTER SEASON - HELP NEEDEDHelp is needed for our winter percussion and winter guard season. We need chaperones, drivers, food service, and pit crews for all of the away competitions. Please check your calendars and help out whenever and however you are able! 1/25 - Clovis East HS 2/15 - Buchanan HS 2/23-2/24 - OVERNIGHT TRIP TO RIVERSIDE/PLACENTIA 3/8 - Guard only (somewhere in Clovis!) 3/9 - Percussion only (somewhere in Clovis!) 3/16 - Guard only (Union City, but not an overnight - just a long day!) 3/22 - somewhere in Clovis? 4/6 - CHAMPIONSHIPS - somewhere in Clovis! VOLUNTEER SPOT LINK FOR AWAY COMPETITIONS
VOLUNTEER SPOT FOR OVERNIGHT TRIPWINTER GUARD/PERCUSSION OVERNIGHT TRIP LODGING
On the weekend of 2/23-2/24, the winter guard and percussion will travel together to Southern California to compete. The percussion will compete in Placentia, and the guard show is in Riverside/Corona. Both groups will be staying in the same hotel, and parents are able to call the hotel and get the same rate. (If you are planning on attending the show, perhaps you can help out in some way as well? Please click the volunteer spot link above to sign up!)
Ayres Suites Hotel: Corona WEST
Ask for the Parent Block for LHS Band
Rate is $70 plus tax for 1 king or 2 QueensMARCHING BAND GROUP PHOTO AVAILABLE
Parents wishing to order a copy of the group photo that was taken at WBA finals can call Tri-Star Photo at (800)955-0446 and order one for a cost of $17.50. Our group number was R4.NEXT BOOSTER MEETING - 2/11
The next booster meeting will be on Monday, 2/11, at 6:05 PM in the band room.
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING - 1/14/13
The next band booster meeting will be Monday, 1/14, at 6:05 in the bandroom. While marching season has ended, we are still in need of parent input and support. The winter percussion/guard season is just getting underway. We need parent support throughout the year, even if your child is not participating in the winter season. Items on the agenda will include the hosting of the SJVGCPR show on 2/2, the spring spaghetti dinner, and other possible fundraising opportunities. Please try to attend.
SJVCGPR HOME SHOW - 2/2
For the second year, LHS has been given the opportunity to host a SJVCGPR show. This means that we will need a lot of parent help! A link to sign up will be sent out shortly. In the meantime, please try to keep Saturday, 2/2, open. (All volunteers, in addition to our undying gratitude, will receive a voucher for a free hot dog/drink at the snack bar - can't beat that!)
THANK YOU, TAMALE VOLUNTEERS
We wrapped up another successful tamale sale, and thanks to the parents from LHS and LMS, both music programs added to their coffers. We could not have done it without parent help, especially Rosa M. who gave up more hours than we could count. Band parent Kristine R. perhaps said it best:
Just a quick note on the tamale fundraiser. This was my last year as an official “band mom” so last night was bitter sweet. It was a LOT of work, twelve hours alone on the actual cooking and handing out on Saturday plus all the 3 - 4 hour shifts on the assembling of the tamales. However, the people are the best and I wouldn’t give up the experience I had for anything.
I want to thank Rosa, who heard all our complaints about the numerous hours with a sympathetic smile, even though she worked 3 times the amount of any single one of us ( and fell 3 times the amount too). Thank you Rosa for all your work on this and for reminding us it’s all about the kids.
I wanted to help out by giving some pointers for newbies next year: Here is my tamale survivor manual.
As you gaze bewildered on a large bowl of yellowish stuff and a large clump of fiberous material, a spatula will be placed in your hands and you will be instructed to spread. Do not be alarmed, it really
is harder as hard as it seems. Practice makes carpel tunnel perfect!
Top 10 tips that I learned in the last two years:
1. There is an unlimited supply of Masa. I think there's sorcery involved.
2. Smooth = shiny = inside. Take the time to spread the Masa on the right side, and yes it does make a difference.
3. If you have a question, yell out ROSA! repeatedly - one of them will come and be able to help you.
4. Rebecca may have an angelic appearance but don’t be decieved, she is a husk stealer.
5. You can cook and wrap tamales by iphone flashlights.
6. Stay close to Kelly or you will miss some of the best jokes of the day.
7. Save all your useless husks for Kim, she has magic hands.
8. Always take the time you are supposed to work and multiply it by 3 to get the true time.
9. Cheryl has keys, cough drops, extra jackets and anything else you may need in her car
10. At the 10th hour when you are tired and cold, simply thank your aches and pains for visiting and politely ask that they go away.
11/14TAMALE PREP SIGNUPSIn order for Rosa to prepare the right amount of meat and masa for the volunteers, please click through and sign up for the nights you would like to help.We will be meeting at 6:00 at the LHS cafeteria on the following days:
Wednesday 11/21 - CANCELLED
Tuesday, 12/4 - JUST ADDED
Thursday 12/6 - CANCELLED
Saturday 12/8Tamale Prep at Volunteer Spot
11/14THANK YOU, WELLS FARGO
11/10NEXT TAMALE PREP NIGHTSWe will be meeting at 6:00 PM on Monday, 11/12, and Wednesday, 11/14 to continue our tamale preparations. We only had 5 parents for our first night, so we need to ask more and more of you to try to attend at least one of the nights. See the post from 11/6 for directions to the LHS cafeteria, as well as a video to show how tamales are assembled.
11/6TAMALE PREPOur first gathering to prepare tamales is this Thursday, 11/8. We will be meeting in the high school cafeteria (just behind the band room) at 6:00 PM. All parents are welcome to come. Don't worry if you've never made a tamale before; we will train you! We will assembling the tamales; the preparation of the masa, husks, and meat will already have been done. The tamales will then be frozen until the pickup date of December 8th. You might want to bring your own spoon/spatula for spreading the masa on the husks. See you there!
Here's a link to a video where you can see how the tamale is assembled:
11/4BOOSTER MEETING MONDAY, 11/5
Have you wondered exactly WHAT your student has been doing at band camp that is causing him or her to come home exhausted? Well, you get to see the results of their hard work. The annual Band Camp Concert will be held on Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 PM in the Event Center. NOTICE THE LOCATION - IT IS NOT AT THE STADIUM. The next regular booster meeting is this Monday, 11/5, at 6:05 in the band room. All parents are welcome to attend.
During the Tiger Classic, the visiting directors and their staff are welcomed at our hospitality center, where they are given a place to relax as well as a meal. If you would like to help, we would welcome your donation of a dessert item. Desserts can be dropped off at the hospitality tent any time after 4:00 PM on Saturday. (It would be helpful if the items are on disposable plates/trays so that we won't have to worry about returning your dishes.)
The Tiger Classic is less than a week away, and we are desperately seeking volunteers! Jobs needed include:
The success of this event depends on the committment of the band boosters. Please take a moment to sign up. For more information prior to the event, you can meet at the bandroom on Friday, 10/26 between 4:00-6:00 PM to be filled in on the tasks. Click the link to sign up: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/12906126405TIGER CLASSIC TENTATIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
- working ticket sales (two or three people needed; you won't miss LHS perform!)
- working in concessions (lots of people needed for both shifts; this is where our fundraiser makes money)
- selling programs
- helping at the band entrance gate to allow bands to enter and exit the field
- security (involves preventing spectators from entering the stands during a band's performance)
5:15 - Liberty Middle School (National Anthem)
5:30 - Corcoran
5:43 - Templeton
5:56 - Woodlake
6:09 - Sierra Pacific
6:22 - Exeter
Intermission (10 minutes)
6:45 - Tulare Western
6:59 - Clovis North
7:13 - Mt. Whitney
7:27 - Golden West
7:41 - Hanford
7:55 - Tulare Union
8:10 - Lemoore
8:30 - Awards
TIGER CLASSIC INFORMATION
The band review is on Saturday, 10/27. Gates open at 4:00 PM. Liberty Middle School will play the national anthem at 5:15, and the first band in competition should begin at 5:30. As of this time, ten bands are scheduled to appear; a list of bands will be posted once the information is finalized. Lemoore High School will close out the show in an exhibition performance just before awards are given, probably about 8:10 PM. The concessions booth will be selling a wide variety of items for snacks and for dinner.
Spectators will not be allowed to enter the stands once each band begins performing; please allow plenty of time so you don't miss the group you came to see.
Tickets are $8 for general admission, and $5 for seniors (65+),children under 10 and students with school ID. Cash or checks only. Parking is free.
Thanks to all of your hard work, we were able to have another successful tri-tip dinner fundraiser. More information (and pictures!) will be coming soon.
TIGER CLASSIC 10/27
Please try to join us at our planning meeting for the upcoming Tiger Classic. We will meet on 10/18 at 6:05 in the bandroom. We will be coordinating volunteers and making sure all the jobs are filled.
SIERRA CUP CLASSIC RESULTS
The Lemoore High School Band and Color Guard earned a fourth-place finish in the AAAA division at the Sierra Cup Classic Band Review in Fresno on Saturday. Sponsored by Fresno State University and held in Bulldog Stadium, the competition featured bands throughout California. Both the Lemoore High School auxiliary and the percussion placed second in their division. If you were there, you know just how tough the AAAA class is! Good job, LHS!
We need to thank all of the parent volunteers who gave up so much of their day to help the band and color guard be successfull. From the parents who prepared and served the food, to the parents who rode the busses, to the parents who drove the vehicles...THANK YOU!
Volunteer Spot for Sierra Cup Classic - link now working.
If you were willing to volunteer for Saturday's Sierra Cup Classic, the link on our volunteer page is now working. Please re-sign up or email us to let us know.
SPECIAL TIGER CLASSIC BOOSTER MEETING 10/18
We will have a special booster meeting on Thursday, 10/18 (6:05ish in the bandroom) to finalize all details for the Tiger Classic. All parents are welcome to attend!
THANK YOU, R. CADIENTE
Thank you to Mr. Cadiente for the great work creating this year's field show prop.
BOOSTER MEETING MONDAY 10/1 6:10
Please join us for the monthly booster meeting on Monday night at 6:10 in the bandroom. We will be finalizing details for the tri tip dinner, Friday's homecoming game, and Saturday's first competition. In addition, we will continue making arrangements for the Tiger Classic on 10/27. All parents are welcome, and we especially would like to request the new parents to join us. We can always use new ideas!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
At the football games, do you notice that you see the same parents working in the pit crew? The same parents running the concessions? The same parents setting things up in the stands? We really need to increase our parent volunteer pool before these hardworking parents burn out! Perhaps you aren't sure what is required to help? Just email us; we'll let you know what is needed for each job. Perhaps you don't want to miss your student perform? Nobody does! However, if the same parents work each and every shift, remember that they are never seeing their own children perform either. We all need to come together to share the work...it's only fair.
In September, Mr. MacElhaney sent home a letter with your student outlining the necessary band fees for this season. If you have not seen it, please ask your child. The amount was set at $200. With competition season now here, it is important that this money start coming in. Transportation, food, equipment...it's all important and needed to support your student. For a copy of this letter, please click the "Contributions and Fees" link on the left. Checks should be payable to LHS Band Club.
SIERRA CUP CLASSIC 10/6 - Fresno State Bulldog Stadium
We need parents to volunteer for the first competition of the season. Please click on the "Volunteer Sign Up" link on the left to see what jobs need to be filled. If you are new to helping with the band, please don't worry; there are always veterans around to help you out. Nobody expects you to do this alone!
Ticket prices for Saturday's event: General Admission $12; student and senior (65+) $9. Parking $10. (This is the most expensive admission of the season.)
Saturday's schedule: Make sure you give yourself time to enter the stadium and find a seat before the group you want to watch begins. Spectators are not allowed to enter the seats during a group's performance.
Unit Name Performance Time
gates open 01:30 PM
Welcome & National anthem 02:00 PM
Thomas Downey HS 02:05 PM
Sierra Pacific HS 02:18 PM
Ceres High School Marching Band 02:31 PM
Mission Oak HS 02:44 PM
Madera South HS Stallion Band 02:57 PM
James Enochs HS 03:10 PM
Golden West HS 03:23 PM
Hanford HS Marching Band 03:36 PM
Kingsburg High School 03:49 PM
Selma High School 04:02 PM
Fresno State Bull Dogs 04:15 PM
Awards 1 & 2A 04:30 PM
West High School Viking Regiment 05:16 PM
Ramona HS 05:29 PM
Sanger HS 05:42 PM
Arroyo Grande Band and Colorguard 05:55 PM
Beyer HS 06:08 PM
Edison High School 6:21 PM
Clovis East 06:34 PM
Tulare Western 06:47 PM
Tulare Union Band & Colorguard 07:00 PM
Clovis HS 07:15 PM
Buchanan HS Band & Colorguard 07:30 PM
Bullard HS 07:45 PM
Dublin High School 08:00 PM
Lemoore HS 08:15 PM
Oak Grove High School 08:30 PM
El Diamante Marching Miners 08:45 PM
Clovis West HS Marching Band 09:00 PM
Fresno State Bull Dogs 09:15 PM
3/4/5A Awards 09:30 PM
End 10:00 PM
If you have pictures from this year (performances and/or candids), please email them to the email link at the top and I will post them on the "Pictures" page.
TRI-TIP DINNER TICKETS - MONEY DUE 10/3
Presale tickets for the tri-tip dinner were handed out to band/color guard students at the Monday night practice on 9/17. Each student was given five tickets to sell; more are always available! We also offer a buy-out option for the sales; instead of selling the dinner, families can return the tickets with a $10 buy out each.
The tri-tip dinner is a Lemoore tradition; the tickets are pretty easy to sell! The dinner will be distributed in drive-thru fashion on our usual Columbus Day holiday date. We will need parents and students to help with this; please sign up on the volunteer sign up page.
We usually have a drive thru bake sale in conjunction with the dinner. Maybe now is a good time to make up a batch of something tasty and sweet to store in your freezer so it will be ready to do!
YARD SALE 9/29
Do you brake for yard sales? Do you have potential treasures cluttering your garage? We can help! Rosa M. and Kelly Y. are coordinating a band yard sale. It will be held on 9/29 at the bandroom, beginning at 7:00 AM. Items you wish to donate can be dropped off at the band room up until that date. On the day of the sale, we could use help with the sale itself. It's sure to be a fun day.
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING 10/1
Our next booster meeting will help on Monday, 10/1 at the regular time of 6:10. This will be an important meeting, as we will be finalizing all preparations for the TriTip dinner on 10/8. Please join us; your help and input is invaluable. See you in the bandroom.
BOOSTER MEETING 7:00 PM 9/10
Due to Back to School Night, the monthly booster meeting on Monday, 9/10, has been moved to 7:00 PM. Please come join us in the band room.
VOLUNTEER LINKS CORRECTED
We are trying a new way of signing up volunteers this year, and I made a mistake when I entered the links on the volunteer signup page. I believe I have all of the links fixed now, enabling you to sign up correctly. Please let me know if a link does not work!
BOOSTER MEETING - MONDAY 8/20/12
The first parent meeting of the 2012-2013 season will be this Monday at 6:10 in the presentation center next door to the bandroom. (The reason for the odd time is that parents are already dropping their kids off for rehearsal, and as soon as Mr. MacElhaney gets them started, he will come over to the parent meeting.)
Mr. MacElhaney will be sharing some information about the upcoming season, and the LHS Band Boosters will conduct their first meeting of the year. Officers for 2012/13 will also be elected.
Volunteer sign-up sheets will also be available if you have decided on some events/dates you would like to help with!
We hope to see you there!
FIRST SHOW THIS WEEK
The band and color guard will have their first show of the season on Friday, 8/24, at the home football game against Monache. Parent volunteers are needed to work the concession booth. We also need parents to prepare the band's space in the stands, and to pass out water to the kids. More parents are needed to help move the pit equipment before and after the show. There are plenty opportunities to be involved, and the more people work, the less each individual needs to do. Plus, you'll get to see what a great group of kids make up the Tiger Pride Band and Color Guard. Oh, yeah, their parents are really neat people too! Please come join us.
BAND CAMP CONCERT
At the concert, you will also receive information about how you can help support the Booster organization. We will have information about fundraisers, chaperoning, and helping at football games. We will also need you to verify your correct email addresses.
DCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The DCI (Drum Corps International) semi-final championships are Friday, August 10, and all band students (and their parents!) are invited to the LHS band room to watch the live broadcast from Indianapolis. We have a connection with the Blue Devils B - one of our current students and one of our former students are touring with them this summer. If your student wants to bring $3-$5, they will order pizza to eat during the show. They will start at 4:00 PM and should be finished by 8:00 PM. This is not a mandatory event, but just a fun time for the kids to get together and be inspired by great music and marching.
BAND CAMP UPDATE
Band camp continues through next week (August 10th). We are still missing registration forms and fees from students. These need to be paid ASAP - $50 (checks can be made out to LHS Band Boosters).
The information update sheet/camp registration form can be found by clicking on the "Forms" link to the left. Please fill it out and send it with your student Monday morning. We will also have copies there if you don't have access to print. On Friday, August 10, camp will end at 1:00.
ABOVE AND BEYOND!
We want to send a special THANK YOU to parents Tracy G. and Molly C. Even though they no longer have students in the band, they have been volunteering their time to coordinate the uniform repair and distribution. We are trying to find someone who can take over this job in the future. If you are a seamtress or just have some connections, please let us know. We'd like to set you up with Tracy and Molly so they can train you. Again, THANK YOU, Tracy and Molly!
2012 FIELD SHOW T-SHIRTSWe might have extra 2012 field show tshirts for sale at the band camp concert. Shirts are $10 each.
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
If you have any photos to share, please click the email link at the top right corner and send them as an attachment. They will then be uploaded to the "Photos" page.
THANK YOU! We have finished the fireworks fundraiser for 2012, and we are so grateful for the boosters who stepped up to help. Special honors need to go out to band member Abraham L, who was willing to don a panda costume and dance along Lemoore Avenue to drum up attention for the band's booth. Remember, it was 98 degrees outside, and Abraham managed to dance for hours! Other students, both current and future band members, took turns as well. Thank you to Tracy G. for the use of the costume.
We also want to specially thank Mary C. for taking time to volunteer. Not only did her band student already graduate in June, but Mary spent the day moving before arriving that evening to work her shift in the booth. What dedication!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lucinda J. who shopped for fireworks at the LHS booth and was the winner of the TNT prize package. Thank you for supporting the band. Congratulations also go to to Mary R. who won the volunteer prize.
Lemoore's very own Jason and Paul S. are touring with the Blue Devil's B Corp this summer, and this photo of Jason during the performance at Stanford University was posted to the Blue Devil's website. We are proud of you two boys!
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