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Marching Lancers to Perform in 2014 Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Sunday

UPDATE 3/29/2014: Due to weather forecast, Marching Lancers WILL NOT be participating in Manchester Parade.

2013 Manchester St. Patrick's ParadeThe Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade this Sunday, March 30th.  The parade, which starts at Noon, follows a one mile course down Manchester’s Elm St, from Salmon St (near the Amoskeag Bridge) to Central Street (just North of the Verizon Wireless Arena.)

This is a great opportunity to see the Marching Lancers recreate their repetoire from their recent trip to St Patrick’s Day Parades in Washington DC and New York City.

As in previous years, the Manchester Parade will include a non-perishable food collection to benefit the New Horizon’s Food Pantry.  You are encouraged to bring along a non-perishable item for donation at the following locations:

  • Elm St & Brook St (Pappy’s Pizza)
  • Elm St & Bridge St (east side)
  • Elm St & Merrimack St (near the reviewing stand)

Click here for more information on the food collection and the parade.

Salem Band Show – Saturday October 12th

Report Time on Saturday is 3:45pm

The Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will be performing at the Salem Band Show this Saturday evening, October 12th.  The popular event brings together more that a dozen area high schools to present their half time shows in exhibition.

The show will be held at the Salem High field starting at 6pm.  The Lancers are scheduled to perform at 7:35pm but the schedule is subject to change.  Participating schools will include Salem, Alverne, Pinkerton, Burlington MA, Spaulding. Also performing this year will be the UMass Lowell Marching Band.

Arrive early for the best parking and seating.  Salem High is located on Geremonty Dr. and is easily accessible from I-93 exit 1 or 2:

  • From I-93 exit 1, cross route 28, then take a left onto Geremonty Drive, Salem High will be on your left.
  • From I-93 exit 2, head east on Main St, crossing route 28. Take right onto Geremonty Drive after Kelley Library. Salem High will be on your right

Video of last year’s show:
http://youtu.be/FKzCKBzERa0

Mack Plaque Game – This Saturday

2013 Field ShowLHS at Pinkerton Academy
 Saturday Sept. 28th
at 6:30 pm

Report Time: 4:00pm
Full Uniform

First Home Game of the Season

Field ShowWest vs. LHS
Friday Sept. 6th at 7pm
Report Time:  5:00pm
Full Uniform

 

Field Practice Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm

 

Marching Lancers to Appear in Allenstown Old Home Day Parade – August 24th

Report Time is 8:00am at LHS

Please eat breakfast before you arrive and hydrate!
We plan to return to LHS around 12:30PM
DON’T FORGET: Band Practice Thursday 8/22 – 6:00PM

Allenstown 2012The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Allenstown & Pembroke Old Home Day Parade on Saturday August 24th.

The parade, which starts at 10am, begins on School St in Allenstown, turns right on Main St, passing through downtown Pembroke before turning left onto Broadway and then Pleasant St.
Good viewing can be found along Main St near the Suncook River or in downtown Pembroke.

 

Londonderry Old Home Day Parade – Saturday August 17, 2013

OHD_2012Report time is 9:00am

The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will step off for their their first parade of the 2013-2014 school year at Londonderry’s Old Home Day Parade on Saturday, August 17th.
The parade, which starts at 10:30am, travels from the Londonderry Middle School, south on Mammoth Rd for 1.2 miles to Mack’s Apples.

This will be the 114th celebration of Londonderry’s Old Home Day and over 10,000 people are expected to line the parade route.

Complete details on all Old Home Day activities can be found on the Londonderry Home Home Day website.

Londonderry School Bands to Participate in Town’s Memorial Day Commemorations

Report Time is 8:45am

The Londonderry Marching Lancers, along with the bands from the Middle School, South School, Matthew Thornton, and North School will take part in the Town’s Memorial Day Commemorations on Monday, May 28th.

The event begins with a parade down Mammoth Rd from the High School to the Glenwood Cemetery near Mack’s Apples.  A wreath laying and playing of taps will take place at the grave of US Marine PFC Verne Greeley, who was killed in action on 7/6/1967 during the Vietnam War.

The procession will then return to the Town Common where there will be a wreath laying and a brief ceremony at the war memorial.

Marching Lancer Contingent to Perform at NH Law Enforcement Memorial Event

The LHS Symphonic Band will take part in the NH Law Enforcement Memorial event in Concord on Friday, May 18th at 10am.  The event commemorates members of the NH Law Enforcement community who have died in the line of duty.  This year the name of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney will be added to the memorial.  Maloney was killed in the line of duty on April 12th.  His name will be the 44th name on the memorial.  The event will take place on the grounds of the Legislative Office Building behind the State House.

Marching Lancers to Perform in Manchester’s St Patrick Day Parade Sunday

Report Time is 11:15am. As of 9:15am a review of the forecast shows only a 10% chance of rain at parade time. Please report as scheduled.

The Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade this Sunday, March 25th.  The parade, which starts at noon, follows a one mile course down Manchester’s Elm St, from Salmon St (near the Amoskeag Bridge) to Auburn (just south of the Verizon Wireless Arena.)

This is a great opportunity to see the Marching Lancers recreate their repetoire from last week’s St Patrick’s Day Parade on New York City’s 5th Avenue.

As in previous years, the Manchester Parade will include a non-perishable food collection to benefit the New Horizon’s Food Pantry.  You are encouraged to bring along a non-perishable item for donation at the following locations:

  • Elm St & Brook St (Pappy’s Pizza)
  • Elm St & Bridge St (east side)
  • Elm St & Merrimack St (near the reviewing stand)

Drumline to Perform Friday Evening at Pinkerton’s Stockbridge Theater

Lancer Drumline perform during Feb 29th Celtic's Halftime at Boston's TD Garden

The Londonderry Lancer Drumline will perform at Pinkerton’s Stockbridge Theater this Friday night, March 23rd as part of a scholarship fundraiser held by the St Mark’s Knight’s of Columbus.  The twenty-five member Drumline, which recently performed as the Celtic’s halftime show, will perform a set at the end of the show’s first half.

The concert, “Frederico Cardella and Friends” will benefit the Rosemarie Cox Scholarship Fund which benefits local high school graduates.  For complete details and tickets click here!

Jazz Ensemble Plays at Berklee Jazz Fest Saturday, March 10th

The members of the Londonderry High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival this Saturday, March 10th at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. Over 200 high school groups from across the US will perform during the event.  Three clinics are also offered during the day including a Drum Clinic, a Saxophone Improvisation Clinic, and the “Lyrical Approach to Latin Jazz” clinic. Also featured will be performances by the Berklee’s Salsa Ensemble, Rainbow Band,  P-Funk Ensemble, and the Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble.

The Londonderry Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to perform at 12:10pm.  Please refer to the event schedule at the Hynes for location information. Complete details about the event and a full schedule can be found at www.berkleejazz.org

Report time is 9am at LHS.  Expected return time is 8:45pm

Lancer Drumline to Perform at Celtic’s Halftime Wednesday Evening

Drumline Report Time is 3pm

The Lancer Drumline will be returning to Boston Garden’s fabled parquet for a performance during the half time of the Celtic’s game on Wednesday, February 29th.  The performance, at the TD Bank Boston Garden, will take place during the NBA game between the Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Marching Lancers to Perform On Ice at Manchester Monarch’s February 3rd

Report Time 3:45pm at LHS

The Londonderry Marching Band and Colorguard will take to the ice on February 3rd during the Monarch’s game at Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena. The Lancer’s will perform between the first and second periods. This is the Lancer’s first performance on ice since last year’s show at the LAKing’s game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A limited number of discount tickets are available through Friends of Music by emailing Christine Tighe at tomchristighe@comcast.net or calling 426-5232

Symphonic Band Plays at Gov. Huntsman “Town Hall Meeting” at LHS

Members of the Londonderry High School Symphonic Band played at the Huntsman campaign’s Town Hall Meeting held in the LHS cafe on Saturday, December 10th.  The performers played a 35 minute set featuring Big Band standards, highlights from the band’s 2011 “…and All That Jazz!” field show, as well as several patriotic marches.  For photos from the event click here.

Prior to the start of this campaign meeting, Governor Huntsman spoke with the students about his days as a piano player at his high school.  In recent presidential primary years members of the LHS Music program have played at events for Vice-President Al Gore, Governor Mike Huckabee, President G.W. Bush, and President G. Bush.  The Marching Lancers also performed at the 2008 Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C.


Merrimac, MA Santa Parade on Sunday, 12/4

Report time:  11:00am

The Marching Lancers are headed to Merrimac, MA for the final parade of the holiday season.  The Merrimac Santa Parade has been held since 1949 and continutes to grow. The parade starts at 1:00pm at the Sweetser School on Church Street. It heads south on Church Street, turns right on West Main Street and then turns left on Union Street ending at the Donaghue School.

The Lancers are pleased to be part of this parade and are looking forward to their annual trip to New York City for St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2012.

Marching Lancers to perform in the Very Derry Holiday Parade

Report time: 11:30am

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard on Saturday, November 26th at the Very Derry Holiday Parade. The parade starts at 1:00pm and begins on Broadway, travels to Crystal Ave and ends at Hood Commons. Santa will be there!

The Marching Lancers enjoyed a great welcome from the crowd at the Haverhill VFW Parade last weekend. Warm temperatures and enthusiastic crowds made for a fun day. The Lancers’ final parade of the season is on Sunday, December 4th in Merrimac, MA.

It’s Parade Season! Marching Lancers to step off in Haverhill on Sunday, November 20th

Report Time:  11:00am

After honoring our veterans this past weekend, the Marching Lancers will march in the Haverhill, MA VFW Santa Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20th.  Enthusiastic crowds always line the parade route.  The parade starts at 1:00pm.  

 

The Marching Lancers started 2011 with their 4th appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, followed by the annual trip the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City in March.  The Lancers will also preform in the Derry, Merrimac, and Manchester holiday parades.  Come join us in kicking off the holiday season! 

Directions:  Parade starts at Wood School, 25 South Spring St, Bradford, MA and runs along Rt 125 .  From Londonderry, travel south on I-93 crossing into Massachusetts.  Merge onto Rt 213 East via exit 48 and then onto I-495 North via exit 5B.  Merge onto RT-125- S via exit 48 toward Ward Hill/Bradford. 

Marching Lancers Honor Veterans, Saturday November 12th at 10am

Report Time 9:00am

The Londonderry Marching Lancers Band and Colorguard will honor our country’s veterans on Satuday, November 12th during Londonderry’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade.  The Parade will travel down Mammoth Rd from the High School to the Town Common.  There will be a brief ceremony by the American Legion on the Town Common.

Salem Band Show, Saturday October 8th

Report Time on Saturday is 3:30pm

The Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will be performing at the Salem Band Show this Saturday evening, October 8th.  The popular event brings together more that a dozen area high schools to present their half time shows in exhibition.  

The show will be held at the Salem High field starting at 6pm.  The Lancers are scheduled to perform at 7:35pm but the schedule is subject to change.  Participating schools will include Salem, Alverne, Pinkerton, Burlington MA, Spaulding. Also performing this year will be the UMass Lowell Marching Band.

Arrive early for the best parking and seating.  Salem High is located on Geremonty Dr. and is easily accessible from I-93 exit 1 or 2:

  • From I-93 exit 1, cross route 28, then take a left onto Geremonty Drive, Salem High will be on your left. 
  • From I-93 exit 2, head east on Main St, crossing route 28. Take right onto Geremonty Drive after Kelley Library. Salem High will be on your right

 Video of last year’s show:


Marching Lancers to Appear in Old Home Day Parade August 20th

The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will step off for their their first parade of the 2011-2012 school year at Londonderry’s Old Home Day Parade on Saturday, August 20th.  The parade, which starts at 10:30am, travels from the Londonderry Middle School, south on Mammoth Rd for 1.2 miles to Mack’s Apples.

This will be the 112th celebration of Londonderry’s Old Home Day and over 10,000 people are expected to line the parade route.

Complete details on all Old Home Day activities can be found on the Londonderry Home Home Day website.

Drumline in Two Performances at Old Home Days

The Lancer Drumline will be featured in two separate performances during Londonderry’s 112th Annual Old Home Day celebration.

On Thursday evening, August 18th, at 5:30pm the Drumline will participate in the Kidz Night on the Town Common.  Kids Night features entertainment for families with children 10 and under.   According to the Old Home Day committee the evening’s activities will include “face painting, Fun Bounce, Roaming Raceway and Railroad, Bektash Clowns, ALERT, Military Vehicles, PTAs and local children’s business, costumed character, Knights of Columbus popcorn, Lions BBQ, Uncle Benz ice cream, and much much more.”

The Drumline will return to the Common’s Bandstand on Saturday afternoon at 2pm as part of the festivities on the Common. 

For more details on Londonderry’s Old Home Day celebrations please visit: http://oldhomedays.com/

May 7th: LHS Senior Project Performance at the Derry Opera House

Nick DeFrancesco

Tickets available at the May 4th FOM meeting or call 493-3869! 

 A first for the Londonderry HS Music program is planned for Saturday, May 7th at 7pm as Nick DeFrancesco produces, directs and performs in, “A Musical Night with Nick and Friends: A Senior Project” at the Derry Opera House. The evening will feature performances by Nick, Devereux Geiger, Jamie Boccia, and others, along with members of the LHS Jazz Ensemble. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday April 6th at the Friends of Music meeting. or by calling (603) 493-3869

The event will also be a fundraiser to establish scholarships for music lessons for students dedicated to the serious study of both instrumental and vocal music, particularly geared to those interested in pursuing All-State recognition, or those seeking a musical career. 100% of the funds from this event will go to the LHS Music Department Scholarship Fund.

Senior Projects are an optional LHS program which provides students a personalized learning experience showcasing talents and skills they have developed while at Londonderry High School. Nick is the first student to do a senior project in the Music program.
 
We hope you will support this event with your attendance.

 


DodgeBall Fundraiser for Japan Relief – Thursday Night

The Londonderry High Gym will be the site of a first ever DodgeBall tournament between Pinkerton Academy and LHS this Thursday, April 7th at 7pm. The event, hosted by the National Honor Society, is being held to raise money for the Japan Green Band Association members impacted by last month’s earthquake and tsunami. The evening will feature performances by a contingent of the Marching Lancers and the Lancer Drumline.

The North Japan Honor Green Band performed alongside the Lancers in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Green Band Association to aid the students and families in their recovery efforts.
 
Japan Green Band with Lancers in background

Marching Lancers to Perform in the NYC 250th St Patrick’s Day Parade

WATCH ON-LINE!  The parade will be streamed on the web at www.nbcnewyork.com and www.nycstpatricksparade.org  
The parade starts at 11am.

Line of March (Lancers on page 5)

 

 The Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will return to New York City to perform in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The parade is the largest civilian parade in the world and this year is celebrating it’s 250th!  The parade is viewed by an estimated 2 million spectators along the route on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

The Marching Lancers in the 2010 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Marching Lancers will join approximately 150,000 other marchers in the 1.5 mile long parade.  The parade travels north on 5th Avenue, starting at 44th Street and ending at 86th Street.  Along the way the marchers pass a number of NYC landmarks including St Patrick’s Cathederal, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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