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2017-18 Fall Schedule
Original tentative 2017 Fall Schedule.
July 2017
Thursday 6
Marching Band
9:00‑11:00 amRehearsal - Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal - Drumline & Pit
Tuesday 11
March-a-Thon pledges start
Tuesday 11
Marching Band
9:00‑11:00 amRehearsal - Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal - Drumline & Pit
Tuesday 11
Leadership Seminar
Student Leaders
12:00‑3:00 pmSeminar
Band leadership, section leaders, Guard captains, Drum Majors
Thursday 13
Marching Band
9:00‑11:00 amRehearsal - Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal - Drumline & Pit
Tuesday 18
Marching Band
9:00‑11:00 amRehearsal - Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal - Drumline & Pit
Thursday 20
Marching Band
9:00‑11:00 amRehearsal - Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal - Drumline & Pit
Monday 24 - Friday 28
Pre-Band Camp
Marching Band
8:00 am‑12:00 pmRehearsal
Friday 28
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets rehearsal
We will watch some of their rehearsal. Times TBD
Saturday 29
Shoe & Glove Fitting
Marching Band
10:00 am‑1:00 pmCome in any time
Will also gather T-shirt sizes.
(Uniform fittings will happen later when the NEW UNIFORMS come in.)
Monday July 31 - Friday August 4
Band Camp
Marching Band
8:00 am‑4:30 pmRehearsal
March-a-Thon pledges due Monday. More info
August 2017
Thursday 3
Student Pizza Party & skits
6:00 pmStudent Pizza Party
LCHS Cafeteria
Tuesday August 8 - Tuesday October 24
Tuesday Rehearsals
Marching Band
6:00‑9:00 pmRehearsal
Thursday August 10 - Thursday October 12
Thursday Rehearsals
Marching Band
6:00‑8:00 pmRehearsal
Thursday rehearsals continue until the show is completed and performance-ready, usually mid-September. Drumline & Color Guard rehearsals may continue.
Friday 18
Rummage & Bake Sale drop-off
3:00‑5:00 pmDrop-off & organize
5:00 pmSale begins (until the Band plays)
LCHS Cafeteria
Friday 18
Blue & White Game
Marching Band
5:30 pmArrive
6:30 pmPerformance
Performance time is subject to change based on weather, the needs of the football team, et cetera, so be there early!
Khaki or black shorts (ONLY), tennis shoes, and new band shirt (to be handed out Thursday).
Saturday 19
Rummage & Bake Sale
8:00 am‑2:30 pmSale
2:30 pmCleanup
LCHS Cafeteria
Monday 21
Booster Meeting
7:00 pmMeeting
in LCHS Cafeteria
Friday 25
Football Game
Marching Band
6:00 pmArrive
Wear gray Band Shirt
September 2017
Thursday 7
Uniform Fittings-Sr, Jr
6:00‑7:30 pmSenior fittings
7:30‑9:00 pmJunior fittings
Friday 8
Uniform Fittings-Soph, Fr
3:00‑4:30 pmSophomore fittings (right after school)
4:30‑6:00 pmFreshman fittings
Friday 8
Football Game
Marching Band
6:00 pmArrive
Saturday 9
Washington Competition
Marching Band
1:00 pmRehearsal at LCHS
3:00 pmLoad Trailers
3:30 pmLeave for Washington H.S.
4:15 pmArrive at Washington (approx)
4:30 pmWatch other bands; eat dinner
6:40 pmGet into Uniform
7:30 pmTransit to Warm-up
7:44 pmWarm-up
8:34 pmLeave for performance
8:42 pmStaging area
8:56 pmPerformance
 After performing, we will stay in the end zone and watch Morton and Washington perform
9:45 pmAwards
10:45 pmLeave for LCHS
11:30 pmArrive at LCHS
Washington High School
Class 8A: 2nd Place
Class 8A: Best Percussion
Class 6-8A: Best Percussion
Monday 11
Butch's Pizza orders due
Place completed order form and money in the lockbox in the band room.
Saturday 16
Morton Competition
Marching Band
1:00 pmRehearse at LCHS
3:30 pmLeave for Morton
4:00 pmArrive, watch bands, eat
6:00 pmGet into uniform
6:45 pmMeet Host
6:55 pmReport to Warm-Up
7:00 pmMusic Warm-up
7:30 pmLeave Warm-up
7:40 pmReport to Gate
7:45 pmPerformance
8:15 pmDrum Majors report to track
8:45 pmAwards
9:30 pmLeave for LCHS
10:00 pmArrive at LCHS (tentative)
Morton High School
If you are traveling separately, avoid downtown Morton, due to the Pumpkin Festival.
Spectator parking is available at the Morton Jr. High and at Bethel Lutheran Church.
1st Place in Class 4A
Grand Champion
Monday 18
Booster Meeting
7:00 pmMeeting
in LCHS Cafeteria
Tuesday 19
Rehearsal Early
Marching Band
5:00‑6:00 pmMusicians Rehearse with Jr. High
5:45 pmGuard arrives
6:00‑6:15 pmPerform for Jr. High
6:15‑9:00 pmContinue rehearsal
Earlier Arrival
Wednesday 20
Homecoming Bonfire
Marching Band
8:30 pmArrive by 8:30 (or after Variety Show)
Thursday 21
Rehearsal Cancelled
Marching Band
Rehearsal cancelled due to Homecoming events
Drumline still rehearsing (5-6:30) - some other sectionals, too
Friday 22
Homecoming Parade
Marching Band
3:15 pmArrive
4:00 pmParade starts
Grey pep band shirt, with black or khaki shorts
Dinner provided after the parade
Friday 22
Homecoming Game
Marching Band
5:30 pmArrive
6:15 pmJr. High students arrive
7:30 pmGame starts
Wednesday 27
La Gondola Spaghetti House fundraiser
Wednesday 27
Butch's Pizza pickup
3:00‑5:00 pmPizza pickup at LCHS Cafeteria
All items must be picked up on time.
Saturday 30
ILMEA District 2 Jazz and Concert Band Auditions Date Changed
6:00 amStudents arrive at LCHS
6:15 amLeave for Geneseo
7:45 amArrive at Geneseo
 Auditions as scheduled.
11:00 amLeave for LCHS
2:00 pmArrive at LCHS (approx)
at Geneseo High School
(Date changed from Oct 7, 2017)
Saturday 30
Dunlap Competition
Marching Band
2:30‑4:00 pmRehearsal at LCHS
4:30 pmLeave for Dunlap
5:00 pmArrive at Dunlap and eat
6:50 pmGet into Uniform
7:55 pmWarm-Up (Field A)
8:25 pmLeave Warm-up
8:30 pmReport to Gate
8:45 pmPerformance
9:30 pmAwards
10:30 pmArrive at LCHS (approx)
Dunlap High School
Class 3A: 1st place, Best Auxiliary, Best Percussion
Grand Champions
October 2017
Saturday 7
Limestone Field Competition
Marching Band
2:30 pmLCHS students arrive; help set up & work
3:50 pmOpening Ceremony
4:00 pmFirst band performs
5:30‑6:15 pmDinner Break
6:30 pmGet into uniform
7:15 pmReport to Host
7:20 pmLeave for warm-up
7:30‑7:45 pmBreak
7:30 pmWarm-up
8:15 pmLimestone Exhibition
8:30 pmISU Exhibition
8:45 pmAwards Ceremony
9:00 pmCleanup
Friday 13
Football Game (Senior Night)
Marching Band
6:00 pmStudents Arrive
8:00 pmSenior Parents arrive before this
Senior Parents: Meet at northwest gate (between home stands and Concessions) with 4 minutes left in first half.
Saturday 14
ISU State of Illinois Championships
Marching Band
6:00 amMeet at LCHS
 Get into uniform
6:30 amLeave for ISU in uniform
7:15 amArrive at ISU
 Get hats & instruments; prepare for warm-up
8:06 amDepart for warm-up
8:20 amPhysical warm-up
8:34 amMusic warm-up
9:02 amLeave warm-up
9:12 amReport to Gate
9:22 amPrelims Performance
11:00 am1A/2A Awards
2:44 pm3A/4A Awards
4:45 pmPizza by Pattie
5:45 pmGet into uniform
7:30 pmFinals Performance (Cancelled due to weather)
10:30 pmFinals Awards (tentative)
11:00 pmLeave for LCHS (tentative)
12:00 amArrive at LCHS (tentative)
Illinois State University (ISU)
If we place 1st in our class, we automatically play at finals. If we don't make 1st, we have to wait until the 3A/4A Awards to see if we make finals. Mr. Empey will send a Remind/Text and update the band Facebook page either way.
If we do not make finals, we will leave earlier than listed.
Final's performance order is via a random draw.
The Band Boosters are providing lunch to the students.
2nd place in Class 2A
Monday 16
Booster Meeting
7:00 pmMeeting
in LCHS Cafeteria
Thursday 19
Marching Band
May have sectionals instead
Main rehearsal cancelled
5:00-7:00 Drumline
Other Sections may still meet
Friday 20 - Saturday 21
Bands of America Regional
Marching Band
10/20 2:45 pmLoad during 8th hour
10/20 3:30 pmLeave LCHS
10/20 7:30 pm ETArrive at Hotel
10/20 8:00 pm ETPizza party at hotel
10/20 10:30 pm ETLights out
10/21 6:30‑9:00 amBreakfast (included)
10/21 9:00 am ETClean rooms.
 Get into uniform (hats & instruments at the stadium)
10/21 10:15 am ETLeave for Lucas Oil Stadium
10/21 10:45 am ETEarliest Lot arrival time
10/21 11:35 am ETEnter Tunnel
10/21 11:45 am ETPhysical warm-up
 Pit warm-up
10/21 12:00 pm ETMusic warm-up
10/21 12:20 pm ETPit Report
10/21 12:35 pm ETBand Report
10/21 12:45 pm ETPerformance
10/21 2:00 pm ETVehicles leave Lot.
 Walk to Circle Center Mall for late lunch
10/21 3:30 pm ETMeet and walk back to Lucas Oil Stadium for Awards
10/21 4:00 pm ETWatch bands
10/21 4:30 pm ETAwards and announcement of finalists
10/21 6:15 pm ETGates open for Finals
10/21 6:45 pm ETNational Anthem
10/21 7:15 pm ETFirst performing finals band
10/21 11:00 pm ETFinals Awards
10/22 1:30 amArrive at LCHS
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
If we do NOT make Finals, we will not stay for the Finals Awards.
Courtyard Indianapolis NW
7226 Woodland Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: (317) 297-7700
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Saturday 28
Belleville East competition
Marching Band
7:00 amArrive at LCHS
7:30 amLeave LCHS
10:30 amArrive at Belleville East H.S.
 Get into uniform
11:45 am‑12:30 pmBand Warm-up A
11:45 am‑12:20 pmPit warm-up
12:30 pmPit report to gate
12:35 pmBand report to gate
12:45 pmPrelims Performance (time changed)
1:15 pmLeave for St. Louis Zoo (Free Admission)
4:00 pmLeave zoo for Belleville East H.S.
5:00 pmDrum Majors report to gate
5:15 pmPrelim Awards
5:30 pmIf we don't make finals, leave for LCHS
5:30 pmEat dinner at competition ($) (Time depends on our Finals Performance time)
7:00 pmFinals begin; random draw for performance order
 Finals Performance (TBD)
8:30 pmIf we don't make finals, arrive at LCHS
10:15 pmFinals Awards
10:30 pmLeave for LCHS
1:00 amArrive at LCHS
Belleville, IL
Belleville East High School
2255 West Blvd
Belleville, IL 62221
St. Louis Zoo
Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
Each a good breakfast! Lunch provided by the Boosters (La Gondola subs). Bring $ for dinner at the competition, snacks, et cetera.
Final's performance time will be communicated via a REMIND text.
Prelims: Class 2A - 2nd Place
Best Visuals and Percussion in class
Finals: 2nd Place
November 2017
Saturday 4
ILMEA District 2 Jazz Concert
Tuesday 7
Wind Ensemble Auditions Date Changed
5:00‑9:00 pm5-minute auditions
Rescheduled from Nov 2 to Nov 7.
Sign up will be available for specific time slots
Students can arrive just for their own audition and leave right afterwards.
Saturday 11
ILMEA District 2 Concert Band concert
Thursday 16
Step-up Night
5:00‑7:00 pmStep-Up Night
Try an intermediate or advanced instrument, mouthpiece, et cetera. No obligation to purchase. Better tone quality, easier pitch control, and better materials are just some of the benefits that you will enjoy.
Friday 17
Blue & White Pep Band - Drumline only Cancelled
Monday 20
Booster Meeting
7:00 pmMeeting
in LCHS Library
December 2017
Saturday 2
Pep Band
Pep Band
5:45 pmArrive
6:30 pmVarsity game starts
Saturday 16
Pep Band
Pep Band
5:45 pmArrive
Sunday 17
Season Wrap-Up Party
2:00 pmShort performance by Marching Band & Guard
Tuesday 19
Percussion-8th grade & new student Parent Meeting
7:00‑9:00 pmParent meeting
Band Room