“The Word” – November Parades & Banquet

Friday, November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day Parade

9:00AM – Report to the Band Room to get on uniforms
9:30AM – Depart LHS
9:45AM – Arrive at Fairgrounds
10:30AM – Parade steps off
11:00AM – Veterans Day ceremony
11:30AM – Load buses for lunch at the mall (bring money OR bring a packed lunch)
1:00PM – Arrive back to LHS, unload


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Marching Band Banquet

7:00PM – Banquet begins (HS Cafeteria)

We will be having cake, cookies, and drinks as part of the evening celebration. Please dress professionally and respectfully.


Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Holiday Parade

7:30-8:00AM – Band room is open to pick up equipment
8:30AM –  Percussion report to get on uniforms (by Band Booster Fair Booth)
8:45AM – All others report to get on uniforms  (by Band Booster Fair Booth)
9:00AM – Percussion warm up
9:15AM – Winds and Guard warm up
10:00AM – Parade steps off
11:00AM – Parade concludes, band is dismissed (approximate time)

Everyone needs to have a ride to pick them up at the fairgrounds immediately after the parade.


Checklist for both Parades

_____ Black Band Socks
_____ Black Band Shoes
_____ Shorts and Dark Shirt (with sleeves) to wear underneath uniform
_____ Black Gloves
_____ Instrument


Reminders for the Holiday Parade

– Decorating reminder: Do not interfere with the production of sound, and be sure what you put on is easily removable.
– Plan on arriving EARLY. Traffic is challenging on this morning.
– Please park on the north side of Broad Street in order to get back to LHS in a timely manner.
– There are minimal restroom facilities available at the fairgrounds. Please plan accordingly.
– The parade route travels down Columbus Street toward downtown, up Main Street and back on Broad Street.
– Immediately following the parade, ALL School Owned Marching Band instruments must be cleaned and returned. You are responsible for cleaning your instrument BEFORE returning that afternoon.


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