2019-20 LHS Band Calendar

Band Parent Survey 2019-2020

The Jazz Band annual USO Swing Dance is quickly approaching.  This dance is for the community to raise funds for the uniform maintenance.  This is a fun evening for everyone, but we need your help.  Attached you will find a sign up sheet for food, kitchen supplies, punch, to volunteer to set up/ take down, kitchen help, tickets at the door.and stars/starlets.   If you are unable volunteer your time please consider donating an food item on the list.  This list will also be in the band room so remind your student to sign up too.  The stars and starlets are a great way for all band students to get involved since their job is to be on the dance floor so it's never empty and encourage others to dance.  

We also need help spreading the word.  You have received an email with a copy of the flyer and poster with all the important information to be used on social media.  If you have a color printer feel free to  print as many of the flyers as you want.  We will also make sure there are some available in the band room.   Next week students have three days off and would be the perfect time for them to take posters around to local businesses.

If you have any questions please call or email Cheryl Miles at 541-310-1048, or email Natalie at

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   Parent Meeting 5:15 pm La Grande Middle School Band Room

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 10am-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 this year.


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 5:15 La Grande Middle School Bandroom


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

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


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

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

1/12-1/14        OMEA All0State Band (Optional if qualified by audition)

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

1/19-20           TBA U of Idaho Bandfest (Wind Ensemble 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

2018 Fireworks Signups below                    Wal-Mart

Fireworks Sign-ups are here! Below is the schedule for both firework sites. 

Many thanks to Angela Morris who has selflessly taken some of the fireworks workload off my shoulders. She is in charge of the fireworks schedule below. If you would like to add a shift for your child or wouldn't mind helping us with our need for an adult presence covering each shift please email Angela below.

Be well everyone, have a great summer!

Fireworks 2018 Walmart Tent

Safeway Tent

Fireworks 2018 Safeway Tent

Fair Parking sign-ups below.

Misty Hines, Cori Hines and Jevin Morris are coordinating the schedule.  If you have any questions email Misti at

Be well everyone, have a great summer!

Fair Parking 2018

This is the volunteer form for LHS Parents who have or would like to sign-up to help. 
Click on the link to edit - Volunteer List