Jul 29

Update: Monday, July 26th

Posted in Bandparents' Note by Leon Olson

 Classic Cookie Fundraiser                                           

What’s tasty and helps build up your ISA?  Why the Classic Cookie Fundraiser of course!  Band members can pick up their catalogs and order forms at SPAT camp starting Monday, July 26th.  ALL ORDERS ARE DUE TUESDAY, AUGUST 3rd.

 Students will earn approximately 30% of their sales for their ISA account.  The DELIVERY DATE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, AT FAMILY NIGHT AT HOWARD WOOD.  All orders MUST be picked up on the 13th.  If you are unable to get your order, please make arrangements with someone to pick it up for you, as there is no extra freezer space to keep leftover orders. 

New items this year include cake rolls, cheesecake, magazines and Auntie Anne’s pretzels. 

If you have questions on orders, call Laurie Dale at 336-9250. 

For questions on delivery, call Joan/Peter Rasmussen at 367-1132. 

 Breakfast with the Band

Coffee, Donuts and More!!

Saturday, July 31st, 8:00 a.m.

Continue a tradition and come see what Spat Camp is really about (before it gets hot that day), socialize with bandparent friends, and have a fresh donut and coffee for only $1.  This is a great opportunity to see our kids in action!

 Also on display:

        Spirit Wear 

         Show pins

         Volunteer Sign up

          Grocery Cards

 Pre-order meals for Family Night

  Order forms for a DVD/CD of this year’s show

 We look forward to seeing you at Howard Wood Field.

 Band Poster

Saturday, July 31st, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

We are excited to produce our first ever Band Poster featuring the LHS Band.  Students – please note that the lunch period is 15 minutes shorter due to shooting the poster.  All band members should be on the field ready for shooting at 1:15 p.m.  Dress for the poster is as follows: 

         drum majors – show shirts, khaki shorts

         colorguard – white tops, black shorts? and flags

         rest of band – black band shirts, khaki shorts

Please note:  We will have band shirts available for new members to borrow.  If you don’t have khaki shorts, wear something light.

This will be a “must have” poster!!  Look for them on Family Night.  Cost will only be $5.

Bandparents Association Sponsored Lunch

Saturday, July 31st, noon

New this year!  Due to the shortened lunch period and the poster shooting, the Bandparents Association will provide all beef hot dogs, chips, and pop for all band members during the lunch period.  Any parents wishing to provide additional menu items or contribute can contact Brenda Olson at lhsband.olson@midco.net

 Band Uniform Fitting Schedule

August 2nd – 6th

Band uniforms will be distributed the week of August 2nd – 6th.   Each band member will be fitted and issued all pieces of their uniform at that time.  A complete list will follow later.  Please note – Students will not be able to take their uniform, or sign up for a bus or hotel room until their physical form has been turned in.  Distribution will take place in the LHS bandroom as follows:

        SENIORS:  Monday, August 2nd, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

        JUNIORS:  Tuesday, August 3rd, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

        SOPHOMORES:  Wednesday, August 4th, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

        FRESHMEN:  Thursday, August 5th, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

        CATCH-UP DAY:  Friday, August 6th, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

 Back to School Day

Thursday, August 5th, 7 – 8 a.m.

Back to school registration for band students will be held @ LHS on Thursday, August 5th from 7 – 8 a.m.  At this time, band students may obtain parking passes, photo ID’s, updated schedules, and all the other things needed for the first day of school.  This is a special time arranged for band students so they will not have to miss rehearsal time.

 End of Spat Camp Celebration at Wild Water West

Friday, August 6th following the end of Spat Camp

Wild Water West is sponsoring a night at the park for all LHS Marching Band Members!!  Admission is totally free – all you need to do is sign up to attend.  Signup sheets will be available during the first week of Spat Camp.  Friday, July 30th is the last day to sign up.  Mark this evening to relax and have FUN!

 Family Night

Friday, August 13th, 6:00 p.m.

Get ready for Fun!!  Family Night is scheduled for August 13th at Howard Wood Field. This event is your first chance to see the band perform their show as well as an opportunity for you to follow behind your student on the field while they perform.  Believe me this is no easy task but it is a lot of fun!  Friends and relatives are also welcome to come and enjoy the party as we kick off the 2010 season – “Fiesta de Verano”

 The band members may begin eating at 6:00 (following practice from 4 – 6) and serving for spectators will follow.  A complete itinerary will come later.

 This year we are offering an opportunity to pre-order your meal and, in the process, save money!!  The pork loin sandwiches will pre-sale for $5 a meal and the all-beef hot dog meal will pre-sale for $4 a meal.  All meals will include cole slaw, chips, a cookie, and pop.  Meals purchased on Family Night will be $6 for the pork meal and $5 for the hot dog meal.   Orders may be placed at HWF on Tuesday, July 27th at 5 p.m., at Breakfast with the Band, over the Saturday lunch on July 31st, and on Thursday, August 5th at HWF over the lunch period.

Student Band Photos                                            

Great Plains Photography will once again be taking photos of our band members in full uniform.  Individual photos will be taken on August 17th from 6 -8 p.m. at McKennan Park or on August 18th from 6 – 8 p.m. at their studio.  Bring your uniform and your instrument.  The photos are voluntary.  Sectional photos and photos of the entire band will be taken during Family Night.  Fridge magnets and photo buttons will also be available.  Packets will be available during uniform fitting as well as at Family Night.


  “Valleyfest” Des Moines Competition Hotel Info

There are still some rooms available 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:    Update (rooms are sold out) .  Additional rooms being worked on.

 Spectator Bus to Marshall “Pursuit of Excellence” 

Are you interested in riding the spectator bus to Marshall, MN on Saturday, September 18th?  Then contact Leon and Brenda Olson at lhsband.olson@midco.net.  Please include the number of people in your party.  The cost is expected to be $19 per person. 

 Dates to Remember:                                                                          

July 26 – Spat Camp begins for entire band  – Classic Cookie Fundraiser begins.  Great fundraiser and tasty too!                         

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

– Pre-sale orders for Family Night meal at HWF at 5 p.m.

July 30 – Last day to sign for Wild Water West

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

– Bandparents Association sponsored lunch at noon.

– Poster shooting at 1:15 p.m.

– Pre-sale orders for Family Night meal at HWF during

 – Breakfast with the Band and the lunch period

August 02 – Senior Uniform Fitting at 5:15 p.m.

August 03 – Junior Uniform Fitting at 5:15 p.m.

– Classic Cookie Fundraiser end

August 04 – Sophomore Uniform Fitting at 5:15 p.m.

August 05 – Back to School registration at 7 a.m.

– Pre-sale orders for Family Night meal at HWF at noon

– Freshmen Uniform Fitting at 5:15 p.m.

August 06 – Make up for Uniform Fitting at 12:15 p.m.

– Wild Water West at 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

August 13 – Family Night at 6 p.m.

– Pick up Classic Cookie Fundraiser orders

 – Sectional and Band photos taken

August 17 – Individual photos taken from 6 – 8 p.m.

August 18 – Individual photos taken from 6 – 8 p.m.