Welcome to the 2014 school year! Please read the following message as it contains important information regarding the fall schedules.
During the Band Booster meeting last week, we discussed the importance of our fall fundraisers and how they affect all the programs we are planning to offer throughout the year for all levels of the district band program. As usual, we have a very busy fall schedule and count on the help and support from ALL our band families to make this work. We understand that everyone is busy but ask that each of you considering volunteering for at least one of our events to help spread the load.
Our most important fall fundraiser is the Lamphere Invitational. On Saturday, October 4th we are hosting our 15 Annual marching band competition at Lamphere and are requesting help from all our families and friends to make this a success (parents, adult siblings and other adult relatives are welcome). We have 20 bands currently registered which makes this year the second largest in school history (21 bands is the record). We are expecting over 2000 students and based on past attendance, we could see between 4000 to 6000 spectators. We are asking for help in set up, parking, concessions, outside sales, guides / registration, runners and other assorted tasks. If you can lend a hand, please follow the link at the end of this message and sign up on our signup genius page. We welcome your help even if you cannot give us the entire day as even a few hours will help give others a break. We will have a volunteers meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM in the Lamphere Choir Room to answer questions and discuss the event. Please try to attend this meeting to get the important information you will need for the day.
Another ongoing fundraiser we need help with is Football Concessions. We are looking for more volunteers to have some fun with us! We run the concession stand at the Lamphere stadium for all home JV, Varsity and Page games. Our upcoming game schedule includes Varsity games on Friday, 9/12, 9/19, 10/3 (Madison), and 10/10 (homecoming); JV games on Thursday, 9/4, 10/16, and 10/23; and Page games on 9/30, 10/14, and 10/21. If you haven’t had the opportunity to help in the concession stand, we will be happy to help you find a position you will be comfortable with. Please use the signup genius link and sign up for the game(s) you can help with.
The Marching Band has been working hard getting ready for the upcoming football and competition seasons and they would like to show you what they have been up to. All Lamphere Band families (band students, parents, and siblings...) are invited to enjoy a special performance by the marching band and eat some ice cream at our 2nd annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM. This event was a great success last year so we wanted to make it an annual event to bring all our families together. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Our next regular Band Booster Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM in the Lamphere Choir Room.
Our Invitational Volunteer meeting is Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM in the Lamphere Choir Room.
For Marching band families – we are still in need of volunteers for props and chaperones for the away competitions. Please sign up if you can help so we know how many people we can count on. We also need some help building the props within the next couple weeks. Please e-mail Larry Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with props.
We also need some help sorting and assigning the uniforms. Please call Kim Dawson at 248.890.4916 if this is something you can help with.
As a reminder, Lamphere Band Boosters offer our families the opportunity to recoup some of their hard earned money through private lesson reimbursement. There are some guidelines that need to be completed in order to be elibable including volunteering at some our our fundraisers.
Finally, as Invitational is just a few weeks away, please turn in any ad information as soon as possible so we can get the program formatted on time. If you are interested in taking out a family or buddy ad, please also send them in as soon as possible.
Please contact me or another booster officer if you have any questions regarding any of this information. Thank you for taking the time to read this.