Welcome Home Lancers!
Students, staff, and chaperones left on Sunday, April 21, traveling by bus to Logan Airport, then flying JetBlue to Orlando. All flights arrived on time. Participants were then bussed to Disney’s Hollywood Studio. It was a wet and rainy day, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm! Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and many other attactions kept the Lancers busy for the day.
Monday was a Marching Band performance day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Students had most of the day to go on rides and enjoy the park. The Marching Band and Color Guard were the Pre-Parade for the Main Street Electrical Parade that evening. The band marched down Main Street USA toward Cinderella’s Castle, then over toward Frontier Land. They looked great and performed well under the lights.
Tuesday was a sunny and warm performance day for the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus and Orchestra in Downtwon Disney. Students had time for shopping and and lunch before and between performances. Each group performed extremely well and were well received by the enthusiastic crowd.
After the perfomances, students traveled to EPCOT for the rest of the day. FASTPASS was quickly obtained for Soarin’ and Test Track. The lines in the park were very reasonable, and many students went on rides several times.
Wednesday dawned bright and sunny again for the Marching Band performance day in Universal Studios. Breakfast was a delicious buffet at the Hard Rock Cafe. Students had park to park passes for both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The parks are right next to each other, a 3 minute walk from one to the other. It was a warm day for a parade, but the students did great! The crowds along the parade route had high praise for our students.
Thursday was a free day for the students, again at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Water and sunscreen were the order of the day. We ended the day at Cirque du Soleil in Downtown Disney and a pasta dinner back at the hotel.
Friday was our travel day. Flight B was out first, well before sunrise, then Flight A. Flight C was delayed in Orlando, and then was followed closely by Flight D.
Special thanks to all the staff, chaperones, and medical who worked on this trip. This trip could not have happened without them.
… And you had a good time!
Report time: April 14, 11:30am
The Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard have been invited to participate in the Patriots Day Parade in Lexington, MA, on Sunday, April 14. The 2.5 mile long parade steps off at 2:00pm.
The Battle of Lexington is commemorated every April. The highlight is a historical reenactment of the battle that pays tribute to those patriots who first fell on Lexington Green on the morning of April 19, 1775.
The parade is part of a year long 300th Anniversary of Lexington’s incorporation as a Town in 1713. The parade route begins in East Lexington on Massachusetts Avenue, proceeds through downtown Lexington and ends on Worthen Road by the town pool.
At the monthly Friends of Music meeting, held on February 6th, there were lots of thanks to go around.
Mr. Soucy and the Executive Board thanked all those who contributed toward the Inaugural Parade. Whether you donated water or snacks, time or expertise, please know how appreciative the Music Department Staff and Board is!
There was also a special thanks to L-Town Garage, LLC. Jackie Phillips Swenson and her dad, Mark Phillips, were on hand to accept a plaque of thanks and appreciation from Friends of Music for the over $20,000 dontated to the Music Department since 2010.
L-Town Garage donates the full cost of a car inspection ($29) to Friends of Music. If you need your car inspected, please check them out and mention Friends of Music. They also donate a percentage of repair costs as well. L-Town Garage is located at 3 Coal Pocket Rd, Londonderry.
Pictured: Andy Soucy, Danielle Loschiavo, Jackie Phillips Swenson, Andy Hayes, Mark Phillips
The Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard were greeted home Tuesday evening by lots of parents and honking horns upon our arrival at 7:15 at LHS. The buses were quickly unloaded and students and parents met with lots of hugs and “welcome home” wishes.
The trip was terrific. All the students and chaperones did a great job and it was a joy to represent the State of New Hampshire in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade.
Look for pictures and video on our Multimedia link above. Also check out the blog on www.londonderrynh.net.
… And you had a good time!
DC Trip Report Time: Saturday, 1/19 – 7:00am
Thursday’s after school practice is ON. All Marching Band and Color Guard students going to DC should plan to attend. T-shirts will be distributed at the end of practice.
Report time on Saturday is 7:00am. Upon departure (7:30 AM), six-coaches and an equipment truck will be escorted down Mammoth Road. When the convoy reaches Mack’s Apples, there will be a large American flag hanging over the road courtesy of LFD Truck-1, to salute and honor the Band and Colorguard as they head to Washington, DC. The escort will be provided by the LPD and also include a US Marine Corps Humvee.
Families, friends, and supporters are all asked to go to Mack’s Apples prior to 7:30 and bring an American flag to wave and cheer as the Marching Lancers makes its way down Mammoth Road. This will be a send-off for all to remember.
Finally, thanks to EVERYONE for ALL the extra time, energy, and expenses put forth to make this event become a reality.
Report time: Sunday, 1/6 – 4:30pm
Marching Band practice for the Inaugural Parade is on Sunday, January 6th from 4:30-7:30 at LHS.
Here are the rest of the January events, including Inguaral Practice Schedule:
Thursday – January 10 – Band/Guard PRACTICE – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday – January 13 – Band/Guard PRACTICE – 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – January 16 – Band & Jazz WINTER CONCERT – 7:00 pm
Thursday – January 17 – Band/Guard PRACTICE – 2:30 – 4:00 pm *** afternoon practice***
Saturday – January 19 – Depart for Washington, DC
We have an exciting month ahead. Stay tuned for follow-ups.
We are delighted to announce that the Londonderry HS Marching Lancers have been invited to represent the state of New Hampshire in the upcoming 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, DC, on Monday, January 21st. This will mark the second Inaugural appearance for the Lancers. Earlier today a representative of the PIC (Presidential Inaugural Committee) called to extend the invitation which is now official.
Accordingly, members of the Marching Lancers will receive a trip-packet outlining details of the 4-day event (January 19 to 22) on Wednesday, December 19th. Please be advised that this is time-sensitive information so please plan to review the material when it arrives home.
We are also grateful to Governor Lynch, and US Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte for their support in this process.
The Lancers will participate in history on January 21st as it once again presents an outstanding performance for the world to see. We enthusiastically welcome your participation. Go Lancers!!!
Director of Music
Friends of Music (FOM) invites all parents and guardians of students in the Londonderry Music Programs to join us for the 2012-2013 school year. Friends of Music supports all of the non-classroom activities of the Music Department including concerts, trips, and fundraising. Get involved and help support one of the premier music programs in the country!
Free State Vehicle Inspection with a $29 Donation to the LHS Band & Color Guard!
The generous folks at L-Town garage are continuing their Free Car Inspection fundraiser. Your $29 check to FOM gets you a free 2013 State Inspection for your car or light truck. For more information or to make an appointment call 603 505-4495 and mention this offer.
All proceeds support the Music program at LHS. So far over $18,ooo has been raised through this program! Be sure to thank the folks at L-Town when you get your inspection!