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July 19th Weekly Update

Posted in Bandparents' Note by Leon Olson


“Valleyfest” Des Moines Competition Hotel Info

A small block of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel (the same hotel the kids will be staying at) for the night of October 9th.  The cost will be $92.00 plus taxes and also includes breakfast.  This will be a great competition.  If you plan to stay overnight and are interested in this hotel, you can reserve your room at http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/lhsbandparents 

 Spectator Bus to Marshall

Saturday, September 18th, the band will be competing in the “Pursuit of Excellence” at Marshall, MN.  This will be our first competition as well as a chance to see the performances of Washington and Roosevelt.  Because this event ends late in the evening and the drive home can be quite long, we are organizing a spectator bus to make the trip more comfortable.  Please let us know if you are interested in riding the bus by sending an email to lhsband.olson@midco.net.  Please include the number of people in your party.  The cost is expected to be $19 per person.  More information will follow.

Breakfast with the Band!

Come have breakfast with the band!  Saturday, July 31st at 8:00 a.m. at Howard Wood Field.  Enjoy a sneak preview of the show, see what Spat Camp is all about, socialize with other bandparents, and enjoy a fresh doughnut and coffee.  Spirit wear, show pins, grocery cards, and band memberships will be available for sale.  Committee chairpersons will also be on hand to answer any of your questions.  This is a great opportunity to see our kids in action! 

 Bandparents Association Sponsored Lunch

New this year!  On Saturday, July 31st, the Bandparents Association will provide hot dogs, chips, and pop for all band members during the lunch break.  If you would like to contribute or provide something, please email Brenda Olson at lhsband.olson@midco.net.  

Important Reminders:

Physical/Activity Packets

Physical/Activity packets are due this week.  Please drop them off at the LHS office.  Contact Kelly Tollefson at kellytollefson@sio.midco.com if you have any questions.

Spat Camp

Spat Camp begins on Friday, July 23rd for all new members at Howard Wood Field.  You should be at HWF and ready to begin by 8:00 a.m.  The entire band officially begins on Monday, July 26th at Howard Wood Field.  Remember to bring your instrument, plenty of water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes.

New Member Night/Ice Cream Social – Friday, July 23rd at 7 p.m.

All new members and their families are invited to attend the ice cream social on Friday evening in the LHS cafeteria (use the West parking lot and entrance please). 

Dates to Remember:

July 20 – Hy-Vee and Sunshine Grocery cards are available from 6-7 p.m. at LHS by the band room door.

July 23 – Spat Camp for new members and New Member Social at 7 p.m.

July 26 – Spat Camp begins for entire band

                    Classic Cookie Fundraiser begins.   This is a great way to fundraise for ISA. 

July 27 Hy-Vee and Sunshine Grocery cards are available from 6-7 p.m. at LHS by the band room door.

July 31 – Breakfast with the Band begins at 8 a.m.

                  Bandparents Association sponsored lunch at noon.