Marching Band

It’s Parade Season! Marching Lancers to step off in Haverhill, MA on Sunday, November 23rd

Haverhill, MA 2012Haverhill, MA VFW Santa Parade
Sunday Nov. 23rd

Report Time:  11:15am Sharp
Depart at 11:30am

The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in the 50th Annual VFW Santa Parade in Haverhill, MA.

The parade starts at 1:00pm on South Main Street at entrance to Hunking Middle School and ends at the VFW Lorraine Post No. 29, 64 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill. This parade always has huge crowds lining the streets and always gives a warm welcome to the Marching Lancers!

Buses are expected to return to LHS by 3:30pm

Directions 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.

See the parade’s website: http://vfwsantaparade.com/  for more details.

2015 Lancer Music Calendar Fundraiser

2015 Calendar CoverThe Londonderry Music Department will once again offer a calendar featuring students and music events. This keepsake calendar includes pictures from all performance groups.
2015 Calendar Order Form

The calendar is $15, with $5 going to the student’s account. Click on the link above for the order form. Please make checks payable to FOM (no cash please) and deposit in the “Calendar Box” in the Band Room.  Orders can be picked up at the December 3rd Friends of Music (FOM) meeting (7:00-8:30) or will be distributed to students in their music class.  Calendars will also be available for purchase at the Dec. & Jan. FOM meetings as well as at the winter concerts.  Contact Janet Lash at lashj1012@gmail.com with any questions.

2014 Poinsettia Plant Sale!

Poinsettia picThe Londonderry Music Department is offering a Poinsettia Plant Sale as a fundraiser for students in all performance groups. Many thanks to Orchard Hill Greenhouses for supporting Lancer Music.

The poinsettias are available in 3 colors – red, pink and white; and in 3 sizes – 6.5″ pot ($15), 7.5″ pot ($25), and 8.5″ pot ($35). These plants are gorgeous!45% of all sales go directly into student travel accounts!

The sale runs from Nov. 14 – Dec. 1. Checks only, please, made payable to Friends of Music. Plants will be delivered between Dec. 6-18, 2014.

Click the links below for more infomation and/or an order form.
Questions? Contact Missy Haas at mhaas719@yahoo.com.

Download 2014 Poinsettia Flyer Download 2014 Poinsettia Order Form

2014 PRISM Raffle

PrismRaffle2014The Lancer Music – All Groups
PRISM Raffle

Raffle tickets are $5.00 each.

First prize is a pair of diamond earrings worth over $2,000 (Generously donated by Richters Jewelry )
Please see attached flyer for additional prizes.

100% of money goes directly into your student account and can be used to pay for trip payments!  (NOTE: Raffle ticket proceeds cannot be used for trip deposits)

Drawing to be held at the Chorus/Orchestra Concert on Dec. 17th.

Tickets may be signed out and sold by all Music Dept. performance students.
All money and unsold tickets due by December 13th!

Please see the flyer in the link below for more details:
2014 Prism Raffle Flyer

The Pizza Dough Balls Fundraiser is Back!

PizzaDoughYour favorite fundraiser is back – Pizza Dough Balls!

This fundraiser will run through November 13th. Pick up is on November 21st from 6:30-8:00pm in the Music Lobby.

There are 4 flavors – White, Wheat, Multigrain and Garlic Herb. Dough balls are $2.00 each, with $1 of each sale going to the student’s account.

NEW THIS YEAR….Cookie Dough Too!!!
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36 ounce tub of Cookie Dough for $12, with $4.50 of each going to the student’s account.

Cookie Dough comes in 2 flavors:
Chocolate Chip and Cookie Delight (cookie dough with choc. Chips, white chips, M&M’s and Oreo)

Checks only, made payable to FOM. Click on the links below to see the flyer or for the order form.
Questions? Contact Christine Tighe tomchristighe@comcast.net /860-0717 or
Sue Rouse srouse@londonderry.org / 303-3912

2014 Pizza/Cookie Dough Flyer                   2014 Pizza-Cookie Dough Order Form

Last Home Game of the Season This Friday – Oct. 24th

2014 @ Alvirne HSNashua South vs LHS
Fri. Oct. 24th at 7:00 pm
“Senior Night”

Report Time to LHS – 5:30pm

 
Friends of Music will be running the Concession stand for this game!  Please stop by and support our effort!!


Away Game vs. Alvirne – This Friday Oct. 17th

2013vsMemLHS at Alvirne
Friday Oct. 17th
at 7:00 pm

Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

NOTE: We are in need of bottled water!
In addition to this week, we have one more away football game and then we go into Holiday Parade Season. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donation cart will be available this Friday for student drop-off.

Thank you!

Salem Band Show – CANCELLED

This year’s Band Show is
CANCELLED
due to poor field conditions!

Apologies for the late notice!

Yankee Candle Orders Are In!

Yankee CandlePlease pick up your Yankee Candle orders this Friday, October 10th
between 5:00-7:00pm.
Orders can pick them up in the band room.

You must pick them up at this time, as the band room will be in use on Saturday, before the Salem Band Show, and will be needed for class on Tuesday.  If you cannot pick up your candles at that time please arrange for someone to pick them up for you.

You can also still order online!!  If you want to order more or still send emails to friends and family across the country then go online to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and use group number 99326941.  This will be available until approximately mid-December of this year so your student can still earn money for their student account!

Please call if you have any questions:
Christine Tighe 426-5232 or Cheryle Perry 425-0061

Home Football Game this Friday, Oct. 3rd

2013showKeene vs. LHS
Friday Oct. 3rd
at 7:00 pm

Report Time: 5:15pm
Full Uniform


Field Practice Thursday Night 6-8pm
Please arrive early to start promptly at 6pm.
Please check the weather and dress appropriately!

Mack Plaque Game This Friday at Lancer Park

Field ShowPinkerton Academy vs. LHS
Friday Sept. 26th
at 7:00 pm

Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

National Anthem will be performed by BOTH bands combined!

Please note students will NOT have 3rd quarter off, except for restroom breaks as needed. Students should plan accordingly and eat before arriving.

Home Football Game this Friday September 12th

field show 4Timberlane vs. LHS
Friday Sept. 12th at 7pm
Report Time: 5:15pm
Full Uniform

 


Please eat before you arrive
.
Kickoff is at 7:00pm.
All students are expected to stay for the entire game.
Students should arrive in street clothes and bring their uniform in a garment bag.

Marching Lancers to Appear in Raymond, NH 250 Anniversary Parade – September 13th

Report Time is 11:30am sharp, at LHS

Please eat before you arrive and hydrate!

2014_OHDThe Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Raymond, NH 250th Anniversary Celebration Parade on Saturday September 13th.

The parade, which starts at 1pm, begins on Old Manchester Rd in Raymond, heads up to Main St, onto and then down Epping St., ending at ARGO Cycles (63 Epping St).

For more information see: Raymond 250th Celebration

First Home Game of the 2014 Season – Friday Sept. 5th

2013showBishop Guertin vs. LHS
Friday Sept. 5th at 7pm
Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

 

 

Please eat before you arrive.
Kickoff is at 7:00pm.
All students are expected to stay for the entire game.
Students should arrive in street clothes and bring their uniform in a garment bag.

 

Marching Lancers to Appear in Allenstown Old Home Day Parade – August 23rd

Report Time is 8:15am sharp, at LHS

Please eat breakfast before you arrive and hydrate!
We plan to return to LHS around 12:30PM
(Those going to Music & Arts Grand Opening will return around 1:30PM)

DON’T FORGET: Band Practice Thursday 8/21 – 6:00 – 9:00PM

Allenstown 2013The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Allenstown & Pembroke Old Home Day Parade on Saturday August 23rd.

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.
For more information see: Allenstown – Pembroke Old Home Day

Student/Music Dept. Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Student / Music Dept Fundraiser

Yankee Candle

REMINDER:  Paper orders are no longer being accepted.
No paper orders after Sept. 18th, but online orders continue until December!

This week students participating in the marching band and color guard have been given a packet for this year’s first fundraiser.  Fundraisers are perfect ways to help offset student costs associated with scheduled trips or other expenses.  Please review the packets and consider this great opportunity.  The attached files supplement the packets sent home.

2014 Yankee Candle Flyer                                 Yankee Candle Online Flyer

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact either Christine
Tighe (603-426-5232) or Cheryle Perry (603-425-0061).

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

 Report Time is 9:00am

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 26th.  Parade starts at 10:00am.

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Honoring our military heroes who have given their lives serving our country is an important patriotic tradition and we thank you for your upcoming participation.


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.

LHS Marching Band & Color Guard Prepare for “A Tale of Two Cities” Tour

Marching Lancers on 5th AvenueReport Time:
6:00am Friday 3/14/2014

The Londonderry High School Marching Lancers Band and Colorguard will be leaving Friday March 14th for their “A Tale of Two Cities” 2014 St. Patrick’s Tour.  This year the Band and Color Guard will be marching in both the Washington DC and New York City Parades, on March 16th and 17th respectively. 

The Washington DC Parade will take place on Sunday March 16th at 12 Noon.
(we are attempting to find a reputable link for streaming Washington DC Parade. Will update if one is found)

The New York City Parade is on Monday March 17th, starting at 11am.
W
ATCH ON-LINE!
The NYC parade will be streamed on the web at
www.nbcnewyork.com and www.nycstpatricksparade.org

View Parade Line of March (Lancers on page 7)

 

Lancer Drumline to Perform at Celtics’ Halftime Wednesday Evening

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 26th.  The performance, at the TD Bank Boston Garden, will take place during the NBA game between the Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks.

LHS Marching Lancers & Color Guard to Perform on Ice!

MaxREMINDER:  Practices this week:
Thursday Feb. 6th from 6 – 8 pm
Sunday Feb. 9th from 5 – 7 pm

The Marching Lancers have been invited to march on the ice during the Manchester Monarchs vs St. John’s Ice Caps game on Sunday, February 16th.  Game time is 3:00pm.
Discounted tickets will be sold for only $12!  These seats normally sell for $21.  Tickets will be sold at all upcoming Londonderry school concerts.  Students can also pick up an order form in the band room or click the link below, and return the form with payment to the box labeled “Monarchs” in the band room.

Click to Download Monarchs Order Form                    Click to Download Monarchs Flyer

Contact Mary Soares at mjws2000@gmail.com or 247-1679 for more ticket information. Tickets will be sold until February 12, 2014

Derry Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 30th

2012_DerryReport time: 11:30am

The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in The 27th Annual Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce 2013 Holiday Parade.
The parade starts at 1:00 PM on W. Broadway in Derry, turns onto Crystal Ave and ends at Hood Plaza.  This year’s parade theme is “Lighting Up the Holidays”.

Buses will depart at 11:45am and are scheduled to return to LHS around 3:00 PM.

Merrimac, MA Santa Parade on Sunday 12/1

Report Time: 11:05am

2012 Merrimac, MAThe 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 continues 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 participating in both Washington DC and New York City for St. Patrick’s Day Parades on
March 16 and 17, 2014, respectively.

Buses will depart at 11:20am and are expected to return to LHS around 3:15pm.

Parade Season is Upon Us! – Haverhill Parade Update!

Due to forecasted weather,
Lancer Band & Color Guard
will not be participating

Haverhill, MA 2012 Haverhill, MA Parade
Nov. 24

 

The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in the 49th Annual VFW Santa Parade in Haverhill, MA.
The parade starts at 1:00pm on South Main Street at entrance to Hunking Middle School and ends at the VFW Lorraine Post No. 29, 64 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill.  This parade always has huge crowds lining the streets and always gives a warm welcome to the Marching Lancers!

Buses are expected to return to LHS by 3:30pm.

Veterans’ Day Parade – This Saturday

2012_Lderry_VetsDayLondonderry Veterans’ Day Parade
Saturday Nov. 9th – 10:00am

Report time – 9:00am

 

Last Home Game of the Season – This Friday Nov. 1st

2013vsMemSalem vs LHS
Fri. Nov. 1st at 7:00 pm
“Senior Night”

Annual Pizza Party with Salem Blue Devil Band & Color Guard, before the Game at Matthew Thornton.

Report Time to LHS – 4:30pm
Proceed to MT at 4:45pm, Pizza & Beverages at 5:00PM
After dinner, students will return to HS to change into uniforms.  Combined rehearsal of the National Anthem with Salem will follow.

If you’re attending the game as a spectator,  we are pleased to include the following information by request:
 “You may have heard on the news that NH Food Banks are struggling lately. The NHIAA along with WMUR have teamed up to help fix this problem as we roll into the holiday season.  If you plan on attending the last home football game on Friday,  please consider bringing a can or two.  Non-perishable food items will be collected at the gates and donated directly to our Londonderry food pantry. Cash donations may be made as well.  There are 28 games across the state on Friday night. If everyone brings a donation we could put a huge dent in this situation.”

Away Game vs. Manchester Memorial – This Friday Oct. 25th

2013vsCentralLHS at Memorial
Friday Oct. 25th
at 7:00 pm

Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

There will be a short practice, then load and depart shortly before 6pm.

Away Game vs. Manchester Central – This Friday Oct. 18th

2013_showLHS at Central
(at Gill Stadium)

Friday Oct. 18th
at 7:00 pm

Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

There will be a short practice, then load and depart shortly before 6pm.

Home Game This Friday

2013vsBedford2Merrimack vs. LHS
Friday Oct. 11th at 7pm
Report Time: 5:15pm
Full Uniform

 

 

Last Field Practice Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

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

2nd Home Game of the Season

Sept. 6, 2013 vs. WestBedford vs. LHS
Friday Sept. 20th at 7pm
Report Time: 5:00pm
Full Uniform

 

Field Practice Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm

 

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 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.

2011 Field Show Announced – A Jazz Theme

“Birdland” was originally introduced on the 1977 Weather Report album “Heavy Weather.”  The song, a three Grammy Award winner and jazz standard, was a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker and the Birdland jazz club in NYC.  Composed by jazz fusion pioneer Joe Zawinul, the composition has been featured in hit albums by Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, and the Manhattan Transfer.

“It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Sing, Sing, Sing” is a compilation piece merging Duke Ellington’s 1931 chart “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got that Swing)” with Louis Prima’s 1936 “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Demonstrating its jazz standard status, “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, with lyrics by Irving Mills, has been recorded by a lengthy list of jazz greats including Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Tony Bennett and was even recorded by Alvin and the Chipmunks.   Today “Sing, Sing, Sing” is most associated with Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, which featured Gene Krupa on drums, Harry James on trumpet, and Benny Goodman on clarinet, and Jess Stacy on piano.  More recently ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ was featured in the soundtrack to the 2011 video game ‘L.A. Noire”

Malaguena – was originally the sixth movement of Suite Andalucia by Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona.  Written around 1927, the piece evokes various Spanish sounds and themes.  Malaguena has been featured in various forms popular music including Stan Kenton’s jazz orchestra, guitarist Roy Clark, a rock version by Bill Haley & the Comets, and even thrash metal band Tourniquet

Family and friends will have a chance to preview the 2011 Field Show during the public rehearsal on the final day of Band Camp, on Thursday, August 18th at 3pm at LHS.

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