Report time: 5:00pm
Lancer Football will take on Little Green of Central High School in Manchester on Friday, October 12th. The game will be played at Gill Stadium. Kick off is at 7:00pm. Central has a record of 3-1, and the Lancers are 2-4.
The Marching Lancers will preform their “Chicago” show at halftime, followed by the Central band.
Use www.MapQuest.com for directions to Gill Stadium: 396 Valley St, Manchester NH.
See you at the game! It will be chilly, so dress warmly. Go Lancers!
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.
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.
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)
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!
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
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.
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 email@example.com or calling 426-5232
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
REPORT TIME 8am. Departure at 8:30am.
Saturday Morning Status: Parade is on! We are going.
The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Allenstown & Pembroke Old Home Day Parade on Saturday August 27th. 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 the Pleasant St. Good viewing can be found along Main St near the Suncook River or in downtown Pembroke.
New Hampshire’s Old Home Day tradition dates back to the turn of the 20th century when Governor Frank Rollins came up with the idea as a way to encourage people to return to their home towns in New Hampshire. At the time communities were shrinking due to the migration to the mill towns of Manchester, Lowell, and Lawrence. The towns of Allenstown and Pembroke combine for a joint Old Home Day celebration each year.
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.
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/
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.
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.
WATCH ON-LINE! The parade will be streamed on the web at www.nbcnewyork.com and www.nycstpatricksparade.org
The parade starts at 11am.
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 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.