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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.


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


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)


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)


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)


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

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


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)


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


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)

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)


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)


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