WEEKLY REMINDERS: May 30

Wow!  We’ve almost made it to the end of May!  We have enjoyed a season of successful concerts, receptions and banquets and now look forward to graduation and starting marching band all over again!  A huge thanks to all who had a hand in all of these very special events!!  There is still much to do before we take our summer break so we’ll continue to take it a day at a time.

This will be my last “Weekly Reminder” so I just wanted to say “thank you” one last time for “everything”!  I hope everyone has a relaxing summer and enjoys time with friends and family.  I’ll see you all again soon!

CALENDAR

  • May 30:  Graduation Band rehearsal, 1:15-2:15 PM
  • May 31:  8:00 AM, “Meet & Greet” our new Director of Bands
  • May 31:  Last Day of School…Leadership Work Day (in preparation for freshman camp), 1-3 PM
  • June 1 and 2:  Incoming Freshman and Leadership Camp, 7AM-12PM
  • June 5 and 6:  Full Band Camp, 7AM-12PM 
  • June 5:  Graduation at Curtis Culwell Center (Garland), 7:30 PM

Graduation Band attire is all black, dress clothes.  We will meet at 5:00 PM for rehearsal and depart by school bus at 6:00 PM.  We will return to LH after graduation, approximately 10:15 PM.

  • Colorguard Camp, June 6-8, 8AM-4PM
  • Drumline Camp, June 12-15, 8AM-4PM

Welcome the new Director!

You are all invited to the band hall Wednesday, May 31 at 8:00 AM to “meet and greet” our new Director of Bands/Fine Arts Coordinator.  Mr. Miller and Mr. Bradford will be here to make the introduction so I hope you will join us to share in the exciting news!

Band Banquet – Friday, May 26th

LHHS Band Banquet

Who’s invited: All LHHS Wildcat Band & Color Guard students and their families with RSVP

When: Friday, May 26th – Doors open at 6 pm, dinner starts at 6:30 pm; band students are also invited for an after-party upstairs until 10 pm.

Where: Park Cities Baptist Church, Great Hall; 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225

Banquet Room Location: Great Hall – 2nd Floor in the Community Life Center (above the parking garage).

Directions to church/parking garage:

  1. Arrival from Westbound Northwest Highway (North Entrance) – use left turn lane to turn toward the east side building (before you get to the steeple) into the circle drive. Drive down to level P1 and turn left onto P1.
  2. Alternate Arrival (South Entrance) – Turn left at the light onto Thackery off of westbound Northwest Highway. Proceed south to Villanova, turn right onto Villanova and go all the way to South Entrance ramp of the parking garage (past stop sign at Tulane).

Parking: Please enter garage and park on level P1 (it’s the first level you come to)

Entrance into building from garage: Go to elevator lobby in the middle of the garage; take elevator to 2nd floor.

Drop-off/pick-up: You may drop-off and pick-up your student in the circle area at the North Entrance or on P1 of the parking garage. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE CIRCLE DRIVE! The circle drive is for drop-off and pick-up only. If you must leave your car to enter the building, please go into the parking garage.

Forgot to RSVP?? We have space for a few more to attend that have not already RSVP’d. Please email Wendy Waggoner at wendywaggoner71@gmail.com to inquire. I don’t plan to turn anyone away, but I want to know you are coming.

 

Menu: Italian

Dress attire: Semi-formal

Please contact Wendy Waggoner with any questions.

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LHABC General & Board Meeting

The final LHABC meeting for the 2016 -2017 school year is Tuesday, May 23rd.

Board:  6:00 PM Choir room

General 7:00 PM Band hall

There are several important items up for vote during this meeting:

  • 2017 – 2018 Board members
  • Bylaws and Policy and Procedure updates (Click here for more information).
  • 2017 – 2018 Budget

In addition updates regarding summer activities include DCI will be covered.

Please come join us to learn more about what LHABC and the Band are doing.

 

Weekly Update: May 8

I want to thank the LHHS Band Boosters for hosting a most memorable retirement reception for me on Friday evening!  I was touched by how many of you showed up and for the very generous going away present!  I will remember it always!

We made it through the first week of May…four more…we can do this!!

CALENDAR

  • May 8:  Woodwind auditions for band placement (2017-2018)
  • May 9:  Brass auditions for band placement (2017-2018)
  • May 10:  Section Leader auditions, 4:30 PM (band hall)
  • May 11:  Drum Major auditions, 4:30 PM (band hall)
  • May 13:  Whirlyball for Seniors vs. Directors (directors WILL WIN…AGAIN!!)
  • May 16:  LHHS Band Spring Concert, 7:00PM, auditorium
  • May 19: Reservations for Band Banquet due in band hall safe.
  • May 20:  Red & White Football Game, 2:00 PM in our stadium.  All students are required to attend
  • May 23:  Band Booster Meeting, 7:00 PM (band hall)
  • May 24:  LHJH Spring Concert, 7:00 PM, auditorium
  • May 25:  FMJH Spring Concert, 7:00 PM, auditorium
  • May 26:  Band Awards Banquet, Park Cities Baptist Church (more details to follow)
  • May 29:  Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30:  Graduation Band rehearsal, 1:15-2:15 PM
  • May 31:  Last Day of School…Leadership Work Day, 1-3 PM

I hope everyone has a great week!

DCI Booster Planning Meeting

The first meeting for Drum Corps International (DCI) will be Tuesday May 2nd at 7pm in the choir room.

There will be several topics discussed.

  • Lead positions will be filled for:
    • Concessions
    • Parking
    • Ushers
    • VIP
    • Box Office
    • Volunteer Check In
    • Treasurer
    • Volunteer Room
    • Some of these positions have been filled, but I would like all who are interested to attend this meeting.  Each position deserves a shadow that could fill the lead position next year.
  • Schedule Flyer:
    • This is the first year that LHABC will be responsible for printing the Schedule flyer to be handed out at the gate.
    • Sponsorship for the flyer and possibly a Play bill program (for sale) will be discussed as additional revenue sources for LHABC.
  • Advertising the event.
  • Housekeeping issues and logistics will be discussed along with a tentative production schedule for the weekend before and day of show.

 

DCI generates an incredible amount of revenue for LHABC.  This year’s line-up is unprecedented for the DCI competition held at any High School with 4 World Champion Corps competing this year at Wild Cat Stadium!  This is a recipe for record breaking attendance!

All hands on deck LHABC parents and students!

See you Tuesday night!

Weekly Update: April 30

Now that UIL and the band trip are over, we look forward to another busy month!!  May brings auditions, concerts, awards ceremonies, exams and finally…graduation!!  Please follow the calendar below carefully as we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun!!

CALENDAR

  • May 1:  Wind Ensemble rehearsals begin at 9:00 AM all week.
  • May 2: DCI Booster Planning Meeting 7:00 PM (Choir Room, LHHS)
  • May 4:  “Jazz Under the Stars”, 7:00 PM in the stadium.  Jazz One and Two will perform about an hour and a half concert.  Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy an evening of great music and fun!

*Note:  previous announcements show a 6:30 PM start time.  Due to a football scrimmage which ends at 6:30, we will need time to set up for a 7:00 PM start time.

  • May 5:  Retirement reception for Mr. Alvarado, 5-7PM in the band hall.
  • May 8:  Woodwind auditions for band placement (2017-2018)
  • May 9:  Brass auditions for band placement (2017-2018)
  • May 10:  Section Leader auditions, 4:30 PM (band hall)
  • May 11:  Drum Major auditions, 4:30 PM (band hall)
  • May 13:  Whirlyball for Seniors vs. Directors (directors WILL WIN…AGAIN!!)
  • May 16:  LHHS Band Spring Concert, 7:00PM, auditorium
  • May 20:  Red & White Football Game, 2:00 PM in our stadium.  All students are required to attend
  • May 23:  Band Booster Meeting, 7:00 PM (band hall)
  • May 24:  LHJH Spring Concert, 7:00 PM, auditorium
  • May 25:  FMJH Spring Concert, 7:00 PM, auditorium
  • May 26:  Band Awards Banquet, Park Cities Baptist Church (more details to follow)
  • May 29:  Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30:  Graduation Band rehearsal, 1:15-2:15 PM
  • May 31:  Last Day of School…Leadership Work Day, 1-3 PM

I hope everyone has a great week!