Newsletter #1 – July 25, 2019

LHABC Newsletter #1

We hope everyone is enjoying summer (and practicing some music!)! We are excited about the upcoming 2019-20 school year which will kick off for our band students in less than one week!  Here is some important info to take you into the next few weeks:

•   BEGIN HYDRATING TODAY! Seriously. Drink water, lots of it. We don’t like it when people pass out, so HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE.

•   Join us Sunday, 7/28, 5-9 p.m. at Burger House on Mockingbird Ln.! Get out of the kitchen, enjoy some yummy burgers, say hi to band friends, and welcome our new band families! LHABC gets part of the proceeds, so tell all your friends and neighbors!

•   Summer Band begins Monday, 7/29 at 8 a.m. (pssst… that means 7:45 in band time!). The schedule this first week of summer band is 8 to 11:30 a.m. outdoors, lunch break, then 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. indoors. 

•   Keep your eyes peeled for important fundraising info! SNAP Raise is gearing up, and your participation is so important for the success of our fundraisers (fundraising success keeps band fees down, btw).  Start gathering those emails! Every student needs 20 emails.

•   Wear cool, breathable clothing and comfortable athletic shoes! Bring a wide-brim hat, sunglasses, and wear sunscreen.  Bring a water bottle!

•   Bring your lunch if you won’t be leaving during break!

•   Eat right! Have a good meal the night before, make sure you’ve been hydrating all week prior, and have a LIGHT but PROTEIN-FILLED breakfast each morning!

•   Plan to attend band registration on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10-2! There will be detailed information about this soon, so be on the lookout for that!  

•  Takes about an hour to go through registration.

•  Arrival times are done according to your last name – 10-11AM A to F; 11-12AM G to K; 12-1PM L to P; 1PM-2PM Q to Z

•  Bring 2 cases of water to registration. These are used throughout the band year for meals, games, etc.

·      Seriously… HYDRATE. (seriously) Sodas and lattes aren’t hydration, just fyi. Drink water, electrolyte drinks, and WATER.

·      Sign up for the lhband20?? and lhabc20??Reminds.  See attached according to your graduation year.

Did you knowthat we have a website?? lhabc.orgis your go-to for ALL. THINGS. BAND. This is the best, most up-to-date source of information. It has links to our Facebook page and our Instagram page, as well as links to the amazing photos our historians take of our kids. There is also a calendar, so you can check it if you aren’t sure when something will be taking place.

Please let us know if we can be of help in any way- we want to make sure everyone gets ALL the info they need in order to have a fun and successful marching season! Don’t hesitate to text, email, or call us with any questions you might have!

7/28

5-9 pm

Burger House fundraiser and New Family Welcome (Mockingbird location)

7/29 8 am

Summer band begins!  Don’t forget physical form!!!!

Band time is 15 minutes early.

8/3

8 am-4 pm

SASi Leadership Camp for band leadership only

8/9

5:30 pm – 8 pm

Pool Party at LH Aquatic Center- Students need to bring $6 Monday or Tuesday for pool entry and pizza.  Esprit de Corps members will collect and put in safe.

8/10

10 am-2 pm

Band registration

10-11AM A to F;

11-12AM G to K;

12-1PM L to P;

1PM-2PM Q to Z (More info to follow)

8/14

6 pm

Board Meeting for New Year updates, director updates, marching season events in orchestra room.

8/15

LHHS Classes begin

8/17

10:30 am-11:30 am

MANDATORY Parent Meeting in LHHS Band Hall (Trip info, Marching Info) followed by Parent Preview in the stadium and Kona Ice.