Weekly Update Monday: Drumline 3-4:30pm Tuesday: Candy Sales, 4:30pm Wednesday: Full Band Rehearsal 6-9pm Thursday: Candy Sales, 4:30pm Friday: Game Day vs. Sandwich, 5:30pm Call Saturday: Northwestern Band Day, 6:30am Call
Candy Bar Door-to-Door Sales! This Tuesday and Thursday, Band students will be gathering in the Student Commons at LPHS, and grouping up to go door-to-door through our local towns, selling candy bars! We still need more students to help sell, so please encourage your band student to show up at 4:30pm. He/She needs to be wearing a band shirt and khaki shorts. We also need parent drivers for the different cars. Please consider volunteering to drive students around the neighborhoods. This is one of the best times to get involved and really see the energy and spirit of our band students! Student Needs for Band Many items are supplied for our band students throughout the year, but we ask that students order some items for themselves. Ordering these items online through the Music Shoppe or Kidder Music, and they can be delivered to the school. Students need to order: - black MTX Marching Shoes - white long wrist DSI gloves - Lyre and flip folder for their instrument Northwestern Band Day On September 14, the LP Marching Cavs will travel to Northwestern University and participate in a mass band during the Northwestern/UNLV college football game. Special tickets are online now. Use the code BD19LASALLEPERU at www.nusports.com/groups. Alumni Event! This year at Homecoming, September 27th, we are inviting our alumni to come back and perform with us! Please share or consider attending. Details can be found on our band webpage, or on the Alumni Facebook Group, LaSalle-Peru Township High School Band Alumni. Instrument Check-Up? Every so often your car needs routine maintenance so you get an oil change, new wipers, rotate tires, etc. Have you ever considered sending in your instrument for routine maintenance? At least once a year an instrument should be sent to a repair technician for a proper cleaning, adjustment, and over-all check up. Consider sending in your instrument in to Kidder Music (comes on Tuesdays) or The Music Shoppe (comes on Wednesdays).
Home Game vs. Sandwich Friday, September 13, 2019 Attire: Red Marching Shirt, Marching Uniform, Black Socks/Shoes Call time: 5:30pm
Itinerary 5:00pm Band Room Doors Open 5:30pm Call Time 6:00pm Full Dress, on Practice Field 7:00pm March Down to the Game 7:20pm Pregame 8:30pm Halftime 9:30pm March Back to School 10:00pm Everything set and ready to go for the next day.
Northwestern Band Day Saturday, September 14, 2019 Attire: Red Shirt, Marching Uniform, Black Socks/Shoes Call time: 6:30am
Itinerary 6:00am Doors open to the band room 6:30am Call time for all students 7:00am Leave for Evanston, Il 9:30am Arrive at Ryan Field, Northwestern University 10:00am Rehearsal with Mass Band 12:30 pm Lunch Break (Students may purchase lunch at concession stand or bring a sack lunch) 2:00 pm All students in stands to watch NU Pregame 2:30pm Kick-off Approx 3:40pm Halftime 4pm Load busses 6:45pm Arrive back at LP
Details: Students will not be able to bring large back packs to the game. At most, they will be allowed to carry in a gallon size, clear bag. Lunches may be brought in paper bags as they will not be going into the game with us. Students may bring money for concessions and souvenirs. This game is nationally televised, but the halftime is not normally showed. The game will be on the BTN.
Upcoming Events September 4 Full Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 7 Washington HS Marching Band Competition 9 Drumline Sectional 3 – 4:30pm 11 Full Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 13 2nd Home Game – Little Kickers 14 Northwestern Band Day 16 Drumline Sectional 3 – 4:30pm 18 Full Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 21 Geneseo HS Marching Band Competition 23 Drumline Sectional 3 – 4:30pm 23 Homecoming Variety Show 7pm 25 Full Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 26 Homecoming Parade 2:40 – 4:30pm 27 3rd Home Game – Homecoming, Alumni Event 28 Homecoming Dance 29 Leadership Performance at ACC Car Show
October 2 Full Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 5 ILMEA Auditions at Geneseo HS/MS 7 BPA Meeting 7pm 9 Full Band Rehearsal, JR High Band Night 6 – 9pm 10 Fall Choir Concert 7pm 11 Teacher Institute Day 11 4th Home Game – Senior Night, Jr High Band Night 12 Lincoln-Way Marching Band Invitational 13 Burgoo Festival, Utica, 12pm 16 Last Marching Band Rehearsal 6 – 9pm 19 ISU Marching Band Competition 22 BPA Rips Chicken Dinner