Helping your Band Member to be Successful

Having a child in band can be a great experience, but also can be a challenge knowing how to help him/her be successful. Having success in band is a highly complex formula, and is not always easily understood. The following are five ways in which you can help your son or daughter to have an…

Graduation UPDATE – 1:45pm at Fulton Field

Symphonic Band: The start time of graduation has been moved up to 1:45pm at Fulton Field. If possible, please arrive at 12:45pm to Fulton Field (15 minutes earlier than originally planned). Be sure to have your instrument and music. Remember, to dress nicely – no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes. Also, we will be loading…

Summer Marching Band Schedule

Band of Gold Parents and Students, The 2017 summer rehearsal schedule can now be downloaded below. It can also be found on the “Events” tab on the web site. Hard copies are available in the band room. Summer Schedule 2017 Sectionals for Percussion and Color Guard will be listed separately. Mr. Gerken and Mrs. Voight…

Memorial Day Parade

Marching Band Parents and Students: The annual Memorial Day parade is coming up very quickly. In order to have a great parade, it is crucial that we have all of the last year’s fall marching band participating, including our graduating seniors. Please see the schedule and reminders below. Thank you for working hard to represent Lancaster…

Mattress Sale – This Saturday!

This Saturday is our 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser. Groups like ours have raised thousands of dollars with this same event. We need everyone to spread the word! 1 in 10 people buys a mattress each year. If you talk to three or four families, you can easily find one person who needs to replace a mattress….

Band Banquet planned for May 23

High School Band families: You are cordially invited to attend our Spring Band Banquet. It will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at Crossroads Ministry Center (2095 W. Fair Avenue). Each family is asked to bring a main dish. In addition, boys should bring a dessert, and girls should bring a side dish. Drinks and tableware…

Symphonic Band makes history by earning “Superior” rating

For the third consecutive year, a Lancaster High School concert band has earned the top rating at the state level. The last time this happened was 34 years ago. On April 29, members of the Symphonic Band took the stage at Gahanna Lincoln High School and performed three selections for a panel of adjudicators. The…

Student Leadership Applications

Those band members interested in applying for a student leadership position with the 2017 Band of Gold should do the following before the end of the week: Complete an application, which can be found here. Sign up for a interview time outside the music office. Interviews will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. A…

10 Days until Band Mattress Sale

Forward this info to friends and family! Lancaster Instrument Music Department 1st Annual Mattress Sale Saturday May 20th – 10am to 5pm We have a great opportunity to raise thousands of dollars in a single day! This fundraiser is 100% reliant on all of us spreading the word to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Use the next two weeks…

Concession Help Needed – May 13

The Junior High state track meet will be held at Fulton Field on Saturday, May 13th. The Athletic Boosters have asked us to open our concession stand for this event. They are expecting 3500 to 5000 people. This is an excellent opportunity for us to make some extra money. We will need volunteers! The booth will…

May 2017 Newsletter

Below is the link to the May 2017. May 2017 Newsletter   Submitted by: Debbi Hoagland pdhoagland@juno.com Publicity Committee

“The Word” for State Adjudicated Event

Symphonic Band members and families: “The Word” for next Saturday’s performance at OMEA State Adjudicated Event can be found below. To prepare for this important event, band members should be practicing each day to prepare their part to the highest level. Saturday, April 29, 2017 – OMEA State Adjudicated Event @ Gahanna Lincoln HS Auditorium…

Mattress Sale – One Month Away!

Lancaster Bands 1st Annual Mattress Sale Saturday May 20th- 10am to 5pm Lancaster High School Cafeteria We are just about one month until our 1st Annual Mattress Sale. Buying a mattress through this fundraiser is very easy and hassle-free. Customers will save 30 to 60% off typical retail prices on great quality name brand mattresses. This fundraiser…