Announcements

DRIVE FOR YOUR SCHOOLS WILL BE OCTOBER 13TH!  

Band Families!

 

Saturday, October 13th, Legacy Ford is doing a Drive For Your School fundraising event. This is honestly the easiest fundraiser we have ever done, seriously. THERE IS NO EXPECTATION TO BUY A CAR. THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN at this event! Ford knows you're there to earn money for your kid!

 

So how does this work? You go down between 10am - 4pm and fill out a VERY BRIEF survey about Ford vehicles. Then, you go on your test drive. (Here comes the best part) And Ford donates $20 to the program/student of your choice!

 

IMPORTANT - Please write the group you want to receive the money on the top of the survey, or tell the band parents working the table. Write "LHS BAND" in the top corner and indicate which student the money should go, or Band general fund if no particular student.

 

We do need parents who are willing to work two hour shifts; three total parents who are willing to help out for the total 6 hours, one from 10-12, one from 12-2pm, and one from 2-4pm. Let me know if you're interested! First come first served.

 

We have had band students pay off $200+ band fees in a single afternoon by just having family and friends go down and drive (one test drive per household).  This is an easy way to pay them off, no money out of pocket!

 

Thanks for your help, and let us know if you're free to help out 10am-12, 12-2pm or 2-4pm on Saturday, October 13.


Angela




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posted Aug 25, 2017, 3:24 PM by Chris Leavitt   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 9:30 PM by Natalie Gambill ]



2018-19 Schedule

posted Aug 14, 2017, 3:11 AM by Chris Leavitt   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 7:59 PM by Natalie Gambill ]


LHS Band Calendar 2018-2019

The following are dates for which our students are responsible for the entire year. This is one tool to help students and their families negotiate our busy schedule. Performances are critical and any absence must be discussed with Mr. Leavitt well in advance if you hope to have it considered an excused absence.


August:

31- Greenwood Parade at 1:00 pm (Marching)


September:  


9/1     All-State Auditions Open (Optional)

9/7     Home football game-Be in uniform by 5:30. Done by 9:30pm  (Required  Marching)

9/11 Band Booster Meeting 9/11 5:15 pm La Grande Middle School Bandroom

9/14   Pendleton Round Up Parade, leave at 7am!  Be back before school’s out (Required Marching)

9/15   Cycle Oregon Fundraiser  5am - noon (Optional)

9/22 Dutch Bros fundraiser 9/22 10 am - noon

9/28  LHS Homecoming Home football game Be in uniform by 5:30pm, Done by 9:30pm  (Required Marching) (note: there is no homecoming parade)


October:

10/3     All-State Auditions Due (Optional)

10/4     Home football game Be in Uniform by 5:30pm, Done by 9:30pm (Required Marching)

10/6     Cavalcade of Bands- Tri Cities (Leave TBA) (Required Marching)

10/12    Home football game   Be in Uniform by 5:30pm, Done by 9:30pm (Required Marching)

10/19    EOU Homecoming Parade.  Be in uniform at Mamacitas by 4:30pm (Required Marching)

TBA-     Home Football Game Play in.  Be in uniform by 5:30, Done by 9:30pm (Required Marching)

November:

11/5-11/6    All State Auditions Due (Optional)

11/10          USO Dance, Valley Fellowship 7-10pm (Required Jazz)

11/11          Veterans Day Parade 10:30am Meet at Aarons (Required Marching)

11/13            Parent meeting 5:15pm, La Grande Middle School - USO after action review (plan for next year)


December:

12/11            Parent Meeting 5:15pm La Grande Middle School Bandroom

Pep band Games TBA  Contact Mr. Durfee for Audition Information (Optional)


January:

1/8              Parent Meeting 5:15pm La Grande Middle School Bandroom

1/11-11/13      OMEA All State Jazz Band (optional-if qualified)

1/12-1/14        OMEA All State Band (Optional if qualified by audition)

1/17                Winter Concert LHS Auditorium 7pm (Required)



February:

2/22-23  TBA Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival- Depart 7am (Jazz Required)


March:

3/2     District Solo Contest, District Small Ensemble Contestion EOU (Optional)

3/6    TBA Secondary Large Ensemble Festive in Hermiston (Symphonic Required)

3/13   District Tour- All Day-Central, Island City, Lunch, Greenwood (Required Everyone)

3/20   District Band Contest, La Grande Auditorium (Wind Ensemble required)


April:
4/10-13  Band Tour Southern Oregon-TBA (Optional but lots of fun)  Conflicts with Choir Tour

4/24        Intro to Band Night 7pm  LHS Band Room (Optional)

4/22-25   Wind Ensemble Auditions after school (Optional)

4/26        State Small Ensemble Contest, Pacific University (If qualified, Optional)

4/27        State Solo Contest, Pacific University (If qualified-optional)

May:

5/7-8     State Band Contest OSU  (Wind Ensemble required if qualified)

5/16      Spring Concert-LMS/symphonic/Wind Ensemble Spring Concert 7:30pm-LMS Auditorium (required everyone)

5/18       Jazz Spring Concert, Max Square-weather permitting (Jazz Required)

5/20        Band Award Banquet, LHS Commons 5:30pm (Everyone)


JUNE:

6/1  LHS Graduation starts at 10am, be in the band room by 9:30, Concert Dress (Wind Ensemble and those who auditioned into Wind Ensemble)

TBA  Hog Wild Days Parade 10:30 Meet at NY Richie's Pizza

2018-2019 Parent Meeting Minutes

posted Oct 6, 2014, 10:43 PM by Chris Leavitt   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 8:10 PM by Natalie Gambill ]


October Minutes Parent Meeting
Chocolate orders will be going home next week, this will be the last year for this fundraiser.  We will be looking at other fundraisers to take its place.   If you know of something please bring it up at the next booster meeting.

Stadium seats are a possible fundraiser.  Tressa has sent away for a sample.  Watch for it at the next booster meeting.  Pending final approval. Looking to sell stadium seats instead. $50 per chair with $20 going to student accounts. These chairs could make it much easier for students to pay off band fees.

T-shirt orders will be placed next Friday.  There are 2 options this year.  $10 t-shirts and $25 sweatshirts are what we are shooting for.  If you are interested in taking on the task of organizing and ordering t-shirts next year let us know.  :)

The first option is the Elton John shirt.  It will have the names of all the kids on the back in their sections.  For parents, you can get it with the kids names, plain on the back or Band Roadie on the back.
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The second option is the tiger shirt.  This one can come plain on the back or with Band Roadie.  There will be sign up forms in the band room for the kids.  Email me your choice, t-shirt or sweatshirt and size and I will add you to the list.  All charges will be added to your kids student account.
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Drive for your School - October 13th 10-4 pm You can specify where your money goes. To a specific student, the band general fund, or any other group. It is a quick and easy $20.


USO is coming up on November 10th from 7-10 pm. There will be a USO planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct 16th at 5:15 in the LMS band room. Please stop by and help out with this great event. A sign up form sent out by email earlier in the week. Please take a minute to sign up to bring something.


Marching Season Events

Oct. 6th - Cavalcade of Bands - Pasco, Washington - Was a big success. Kids learned a lot, and voted to go back again next year and place. The work begins now.  

October 12th - Last scheduled Home Football Game 5:30-9:30

Oct 19 - EOU Homecoming 5pm Mamacitas (4:30 set-up)

Oct TBA?- other possible Home Football Game - 5:30 - 9:30pm

November 11th - Veterans Day Parade 10:30am Aaron’s Furniture - Final Marching Performance (Season Over)


Concert/Jazz Events

October/November - TBA - Possible USO Planning meeting

Nov 5th & 6th - Honor Band in Milton-Freewater. Concert at 6:30.

Nov 10th- USO Dance at Valley Fellowship. 7-10 PM

Nov 13 - 5:15 Next Parent Meeting - USO after action review (plan for next year)

Dec 11 - 5:15pm Winter Parent Meeting

Dec-Feb- Pep-Band Games (4-8 avg.)

Jan 8 - 5:15pm Winter Parent Meeting

Jan 17th - Winter Concert LHS Auditorium @ 7pm

Jan 20th - 21st - U of I Band Fest. (Wind Ensemble) - Cancelled

Other dates to follow at Winter meeting.

April TBA Band Tour Southern Oregon.


For Complete Calendar Check Out The 2018-2019 Calendar Tab


September
 Minutes Parent meeting minutes and news  


Hello,

Our first Tuesday night parent meeting was this last week.  Thank you to everyone who attending and if you couldn't be there not to worry.  An email will go out every month filling you in on everything that you missed. 

The schedule for this month has changed a bit.  One of the home football games was changed to an away game and plans have changed for a homecoming parade.  This schedule should get us through to the next parent meeting which will be October 9th at 5:15 in the LMS band room.

Upcoming Events


September 14 - Pendleton Round-Up

September 15 - 2 Cycle Oregon Fundraisers (5am-9am, 8:30am - noon)

September 22 - Dutch Bros Fundraiser 10am-Noon.

September 28 - Home Football Game 5:30-9:30

Oct 5th - Home Football Game - 5:30 - 9:30pm

Oct. 6th - Cavalcade of Bands - Pasco Washington, TBA.


Pendleton Roundup was a great success for the kids. They played great, the weather was beautiful and everyone had fun.


Cycle OR went well. We had 25 kids show up to Pioneer Park at 4:45 am to serve breakfast to the cyclists and then another 15 show up at 8:30 to pick up trash. It was a $2,700 fundraiser with the money earned going toward the uniform fund.


Dutch Bros fundraiser is September 22nd from 10 to 12. We will have kids in uniform playing music, waving signs and holding out marching hats for donations. The quilt raffle will be out there as well. We are going to show off the new uniform and have a great time. I am attaching the Dutch Bros flier that Tressa made. Please print it out and hang it up around town. We are hoping that it will be a great fundraiser with all proceeds going to the uniform fund.


Heather and Tressa have been working like crazy and doing an amazing job on fundraising for the new uniforms. They are confident that we will hit our October 1st ordering deadline. They presented at the school board meeting last Wednesday with 2 current uniforms and 2 sample uniforms. I am attaching a fundraising order form that includes LHS Beanies, stadium blankets, event coolers and coffee that are still for sale. We also extended the quilt raffle and will draw a winner on October 12th. Band Volunteers - Need to go to the district office and ask for Gaye Young (administrative assistant for George Mendoza) to clear a background check (driver’s license)


Jazz Fest was discussed and we decided to look into more options. The kids like the event so much that they chose to pay an extra $50 to attend. Things that are up for consideration are taking vans from Legacy Ford instead of buses that would cut costs but requiring parents to drive, whether to drive at night or stay the night and drive home the next morning.


The kids chose to cut Band Fest at the University of Idaho and look for a similar event that would be in Oregon saving on non-reimbursable busing costs.


There was also a brief discussion on whether to discontinue chocolate sales. As it is a good fundraiser for some kids towards their band tour fees so we would be looking for something to replace it with. If you have any ideas we would love to hear them. It was suggested that it could be replaces with stadium chair sales or hoodie sweatshirts.


USO will be on the agenda for next month. So, if you are interested in helping out with that fundraiser please plan on being at the next meeting.


Band Tour this year will be Southern Oregon


Chris is looking into ideas for cultural/educational opportunities in this location of Oregon. He would like to plan and make reservations in October rather than February this year.

Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University, Little White Church, Shakespeare groups, Theater, Crater Lake, Beach, Redwoods? Oregon State University, University of Oregon (possibilities). Ashland film festival...


If you have any ideas for activities or have family in those areas that might have ideas please let Chris know.


We would love to see you at the next parent meeting! October 9th at 5:15 at the LMS band room.


Angela



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