Marching Band

NEW Fundraiser – Dunkin Donuts Coffee Sale!!

Friends of Music is thrilled to announce our newest
Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee fundraiser courtesy of Correia Network 

Students sell 3 pounds for $19.99 / $7 from every 3 pounds purchased goes directly into Student Travel Accounts

Flavors Include: Regular Ground, Regular Whole Bean, Decaf Ground, Dark Ground, French Roast Ground, French Vanilla Ground, Hazelnut Ground

Orders will be collected every Thursday at Summer Evening Band Practice beginning July 6th.

Product will be available for pick-up the following Thursday night.

Students are responsible for delivering product to their customers.  Please deliver your orders as soon as possible.

Click to download Order form   Click on flyer above to print out a copy.
Flyer and order form will also be included in the Summer Band Packet.

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

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 29th.
Parade starts at 10:00am.
Lancers Report Time:  9:00am

LHS 2015 Memorial Day

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.

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t throw away anything good!!

18th Annual RE/MAX 1st Choice Yard Sale is Coming on May 20th!

This year proceeds benefit LHS Marching Band trip to Rose Parade and a Local Food Pantry!!

They are currently accepting donations to sell.  If you’re Spring cleaning and come across gently used items that might be useful to someone else, see the flyer for details regarding drop off.

* FOM is looking for Band/Guard Parents with pick-up trucks who would be willing to pick up larger items from houses and deliver them to the donation trailer as needed.  Please contact Sue Rouse at srouse@londonderry.org or 303-3912 if available.

We are giving students the opportunity to make $10/hour by signing up to help work the yard sale.  Please click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose ONE 2-hour time slot that you would like to work.  Help is needed with set-up, working with customers throughout the day, clean-up and the lemonade stand.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4DACA623A1FD0-remax

Please contact Sue Rouse at srouse@londonderry.org if you have any questions or need further information.

Marching Lancers to Perform in 2017 Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Sunday

Report Time Sunday March 26th
10:45am

The Londonderry HS Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade this Sunday, March 26th.  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 SNHU Arena.)

This is a great opportunity to see the Marching Lancers recreate their repertoire from their recent trip to St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.

SPECIAL NOTE:  We are privileged to have the President of the Tournament of Roses in this Parade with us!
Mr. Lance Tibbet & his wife Amelia will ride in an official parade car in front of the Lancer Band & Colorguard, and be escorted to the Reviewing Stand platform to watch the remainder of the Parade.
We are HONORED to have for the first time ever, the Rose Parade President join us in a local parade!

As in previous years, the Manchester Parade will include a non-perishable food collection to benefit the New Horizon’s Food Pantry. Look for the New Horizon vehicle in the parade. Any donation, even if it’s just one can, is greatly appreciated!

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

Marching Lancers Take on NY!

To see videos and updates from The Marching Lancers’ recent performance in New York City, check out our Facebook Page!

Many thanks to Jennifer and Marc Dupuis for capturing our memories!  Latest photos available on our SmugMug site!

Marching Lancers to Perform in the 2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Report Time  Thursday March 16th:
6:15am

The Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will return to New York City to perform in the 256th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The parade is the largest civilian parade in the world and has marched for more than 250 years!  The parade is viewed by an estimated 2 million spectators along the route on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

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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 79th 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.

WATCH ON-LINE!  The parade will be streamed on the web at www.nbcnewyork.com .
The parade starts at 11am on Friday March 17th.

View the Complete Parade Line of March (Lancers are at top of Page 8.)

Spring is Just Around the Corner! (We Swear!!)

Announcing…..
LHS Music Dept.

Red Sox Ticket Raffle!

One winner will receive 2 tickets to the
April 25th 7:10pm game
vs. New York Yankees!
(Tuesday during April Vacation Week)

The tickets are located in Right Field Box 90.  Raffle tickets are $5 each
100% of money goes directly into your student account and can be used to pay for trip payments!     Click flyer image above to print out!
Extended – Ticket stubs w/payment and unsold tickets due back Friday April 7th!!

Drawing to be held at the April 11th FOM Meeting.

 

Lancer Drumline to Perform at Boston Celtics Halftime – Friday Jan. 27th

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The Lancer Drumline will be returning to Boston Garden’s fabled parquet for a 10th year!! This year’s performance will be on Friday, January 27th.

The performance, at the TD Bank Boston Garden, will take place during the NBA game between the Celtics and the Orlando Magic.   Look for them on TV Friday January 27th!
Game will be on Comcast SportsNet, channel 36 or 779 (HD) locally.

Marching Lancers to Perform on Ice at Manchester Monarchs – Jan. 14th

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Saturday Jan. 14, 2017
Monarchs vs. Adirondack Thunder
Report Time:  2:30pm

 2016monarchsflyerWe are proud to announce that
The Marching Lancers
will perform on the ice during the Manchester Monarchs vs Adirondack Thunder game on Saturday, January 14th. Game time is 6:00pm.

The annual tradition continues as all 260 members of the Band & Guard perform our National Anthem at game time, 6:00PM, then march onto the ice at the end of the first period. Performers will be treated to complimentary admission and ALL are expected to participate.

Tickets purchased for the Dec. 17th game will be re-issued for this game. 

Parents, families and friends can also enjoy the game and performance for a discounted ticket cost of just $12!  These are great seats, Center Ice ‘Club Seats’, regularly priced at $31!     Makes a GREAT family night out! Come out and watch the band perform and take in a great night of hockey!
Contact Alicia Law for tickets at alicia316@comcast .net or they may be purchased directly through the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/lancersmb
Your tickets will be emailed to you!
Click the flyer above for more details!

Make Room in the Freezer!

Pizza Dough Ball Fundraiser is Back!!
Due to weather, deadline extended to Feb. 14th

FOM is once again pleased to offer our Pro Dough – Pizza and Cookie Dough Fundraiser!

Pro Dough is a local company that offers 16 oz. frozen pizza dough balls and 36 oz. tubs of frozen cookie dough to be sold by music students to help offset travel expenses

Pizza dough balls are sold for $2.00-$2.50 each, 50% of sales going directly into student accounts!
Flavor choices are as follows:

  • White ($2)
  • Wheat ($2)
  • Multi-Grain ($2)
  • Garlic and Herb ($2)
  • NEW – Organic White ($2.50)

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 3 flavors:
Chocolate Chip, Cookie Delight (cookie dough with choc. Chips, white chips, M&M’s and Oreo) and Oatmeal Raisin. Cookie dough is packaged in reusable plastic containers with baking instructions printed on the side.

Sale runs January 14th  through February 14th
Completed forms (see link below) along with full payment  (Checks made payable to FOM.) can be deposited in the “Pizza/Cookie Dough Box” in the band or chorus rooms.

Dough pick-up will be at the High School on Tuesday, February 23rd  from 6:30-8:15m All dough MUST be picked up at this time as it is frozen

Click on the links below to see the flyer or for the order form.
Questions? Contact Sue Rouse srouse@londonderry.org / 303-3912

2017 Pro Dough Flyer                   2017 Pro Dough Order Form

 

Derry Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 26th

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Departing:  11:45am

Dress Warmly!!

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The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in The Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce 2016 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 “The Magic of the Holidays”.

Buses are scheduled to return to LHS at 2:45 PM.

 

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

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Sunday Nov. 20th
Report Time:  11:00am Sharp

Depart at 11:15am

haverhill2015bThe Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in the 52nd Annual VFW Santa Parade in Haverhill, MA. This year’s theme is “Inside Santa’s Workshop

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 3:00pm

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.

Rose Parade Information Meeting for Parent(s)/Guardian(s) – Nov. 16th – 6:30pm

roseparade-297x300-2018As you know, the Marching Lancers is thrilled to be invited to the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, CA.

We will be holding an Informational meeting on
Wednesday – Nov. 16th at 6:30pm – in the LHS Cafeteria.

Our priority at this time is to conduct an interest survey so that a tentative Roster can be established.  This will help us greatly as we look into hotel, transportation, and entertainment planning.  This is an Information Night and no commitment is expected.  Also, if you know someone planning on joining Colorguard next year, please feel free to share this info as well.  (Thanks.)

Please click on the Tournament of Roses link below if you’d like to learn more about this special event.
https://www.tournamentofroses.com/rose-parade

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Music Dept. Mattress Sale Fundraiser – Saturday Oct. 15th

mattressflyerDo you need a new MATTRESS or know anyone who might?

  • The Marching Lancers will be hosting a MATTRESS SALE in the LHS Cafeteria on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
  • All mattresses are brand names with FULL manufacturer warranties for up to 50% off retail prices!
  • With referrals, a portion of all proceeds will benefit student’s personal travel accounts
  • The Music Department has the opportunity to earn $5,000 OR MORE in one day, all benefiting our students

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!  Text and Email the Attached Referral Flier to 10 of your Friends and Family TODAY! 

Help us make this fundraiser a success!
Thank you for your support!

 

Salem Band Show – Saturday Oct. 8th – 6pm

Report Time on Saturday is: 3:30pm

Students will board buses at 4:15pm and depart for Salem at 4:30pm
Estimated Time of Return:  11:00pm

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 7:50pm but the schedule is subject to change.  Participating schools will include Salem, Alvirne, Pinkerton, Nashua North & South, Manchester West, Merrimack & Spaulding. Also performing this year will be the UMass Lowell Marching Band.
Click for Band Show LineUp

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children and can only be purchased on-site.

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

  • From I-93 exit 1, cross route 28, then take a left onto Geremonty Drive, Salem High will be on your left.

The entrance to audience parking is to the far right (the lowest parking lot) on the north end of the field.  Handicap parking spaces are available up by the bus loop as well as some down by the main audience entrance on the north end of the field.

They will be offering a DVD of the show.  Please find an order form for your convenience.  These forms will be available at the show as well.

Home Football Game vs. Concord This Friday – Sept. 30th

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Friday Sept. 30
at 7:00pm
Report Time: 5:30pm
Full Uniform (no gloves)

Please eat before you arrive, temps are cooling, please layer appropriately.
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.

2016 Red Sox Tickets Winner Announced

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Melanie Perrault!!

Melanie is the winner of 2 Loge Box tickets to the Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game on Wednesday Sept. 14th!

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!

Student/Music Dept. 2016 Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle

Last week students participating in the marching band and color guard had been given a packet for this year’s Yankee Candle 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.

2016 Yankee Candle Flyer                                  Yankee Candle Online Flyer

To view the Online Catalog, click here:  Yankee Candle Fundraising
On the left side of the page you should see a Start Shopping section.
Start Shopping
Group #: (Type in 99326941)

Seller ID: (leave blank)
START shopping

You should see the following if you log in correctly:
Group Number:  99326941
Group Name:  LONDONDERRY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

NOTE: Paper orders are due in Friday, Sept. 16th.  Online orders may still be placed until November 1st!

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact
Janet Lash (603-854-0693).

Londonderry Old Home Day Parade – Saturday August 20, 2016

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The Londonderry Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will step off for their first parade of the 2016-2017 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 117th 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

Parade cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather

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 30th.  Parade starts at 10:00am.

LHS 2015 Memorial Day

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.

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Uniform Collection on Monday, May 30th from 9:00 – 10:00am

With Parade Cancellation, FULL Band & Guard Uniform Collection will take place from 9:00am – 10:00am, Monday. 

o   3 return-stations set up for Band Uniforms (alphabetically by last name – Band Room/Fish Bowl/Piano Room – look for your location on the signs)

o   Guard Uniforms will be collected in the Chorus Room

o   Seniors – empty pockets, turn in shakos and keep your Senior Chord

o   Shakos will not be collected from anyone but seniors

o   Sousa Players should hand in all berets for cleaning

o   HELP NEEDEDWe would appreciate any and all parents/guardians who would be willing to help check in uniforms and bag them for the cleaners.  The more hands we have, the faster it will go.

Marching Lancers to Perform in 2016 Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Sunday

Report Time Sunday March 20th
11:00am

The Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will participate in the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade this Sunday, March 20th.  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.)

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This is a great opportunity to see the Marching Lancers recreate their repertoire from their recent trip to St Patrick’s Day Parade in 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. Look for the New Horizon vehicle in the parade. Any donation, even if it’s just one can, is greatly appreciated!

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

Click for Parade Line of March

Marching Lancers to Perform in the 2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Report Time  Wednesday March 16th:
6:15am

The Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard will return to New York City to perform in the 255th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The parade is the largest civilian parade in the world and has marched for more than 250 years!  The parade is viewed by an estimated 2 million spectators along the route on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

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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 79th 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.

WATCH ON-LINE!  The parade will be streamed on the web at www.nbcnewyork.com .
The parade starts at 11am on Thursday March 17th.

View the Parade Line of March (Lancers are at top of Page 8.)

Jamie Staton Features Marching Lancers on WMUR

Thanks to Jamie Staton and WMUR for featuring the Marching Lancers on Dec. 16th broadcast!

Londonderry Lancers heads to another Bowl Parade!

Marching Lancers to Perform on Ice at Manchester Monarchs

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Manchester Monarchs
vs.
Wheeling Nailers

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We are proud to announce that The Marching Lancers will perform on the ice during the Manchester Monarchs vs Wheeling Nailerss game on Sunday, February 14th. Game time is 3:00pm.

The annual tradition continues as all 285 members of the Band & Guard perform our National Anthem at game time, 3:00PM, then march onto the ice at the end of the first period. Performers will be treated to complimentary admission and ALL are expected to participate.

Parents, families and friends can also enjoy the game and performance for a discounted ticket cost of just $12! They may be purchased any one of the following way:

  •  At the January or February FOM meetings (held the first Wednesday of each month)
  • At the December/January LHS Music concerts
  • Direct through the following link:
    http://tinyurl.com/lancersmb
    If you use Option 3, your tickets will be emailed to you!

This is not a fundraiser. These tickets are being sold at our cost, so please consider attending and have a great time!

If you have any question about tickets or if you would like to obtain tickets as Holiday gifts, please contact Mary Wing Soares at mjws2000@gmail.com or 247-1679

Derry Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 28th – CANCELLED

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Departing:  11:45am

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The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in The Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce 2015 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 “The Magic of the Holidays”.

Buses are scheduled to return to LHS at 2:30 PM.

NOTE: We are in need of bottled water!
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donation cart will be available this Saturday for student drop-off.

Thank you in advance for your support!

It’s Parade Season! Marching Lancers to step off in Haverhill, MA on Sunday, November 22nd

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Sunday Nov. 22rd
Report Time:  11:00am Sharp

Depart at 11:20am

The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in the 51st 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 3:00pm

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.

Mack Plaque Football Game This Friday – Sept. 25th

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Pinkerton Academy
Friday Sept. 25th
7:00pm

Report Time:  4:00pm
Please arrive in street clothes, remember to bring ALL pieces of uniform 

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Please hydrate and eat before arriving!

Go Lancers!!

 

First Home Football Game of 2015 Season – This Friday, Sept. 18th

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Friday Sept. 18th
at 7:00 pm

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.

Reminder: Band Practice is on Wednesday, Sept. 16th this week!

Just a reminder that due to LHS Parents’ Night this Thursday, Marching Band and Color Guard will be practicing on Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 6:00 – 8:oopm.

Away Game vs. Timberlane – This Friday Sept. 11th

LHS at Timberlane
Friday Sept. 11th
at 6:30 pm

Report Time: 4:30pm
Full Uniform

Arrive in time to be ON the Varsity Field (IN UNIFORM) by 4:30pm.  This is an important run-through, do your best to be on time.

We will be boarding our 7 buses by 5:00pm, departing by 5:15pm.  We will also need  to load 2 equipment trucks, so everyone needs to move with a sense of urgency.

Expected return time is approximately 9:30pm.

Go LANCERS!

Charms Management Tool

Introducing…..Charms Management Tool!

At the September FOM meeting, Charms, our new Music Department management tool, was introduced.  This on-line system now allows you to monitor your student’s financial status, view calendar events and postings, anytime – and also gives you the option of making future trip payments by credit card!

For the benefit of those who were not able to attend, the document below is the parent information outlining how to access Charms and check out some of its features.  We encourage you to read through and take a look!

Charms Parent Information

If you have any questions, please contact FOM Treasurer-elect, Sue Rouse at srouse@londonderry.org or FOM Treasurer, Laurie Marsden at laurie1267@comcast.net
Please Note: Currently, only Marching Band & Color Guard students are configured in Charms

To access Charms, go to Charms Office  and enter LondonderryMusic for the school code.
We have also added a link to Charms in the site menu above.

FOM Bake Sale to Benefit Citrus Bowl Parade Trip

Friends of Music (FOM) is holding a bake sale at Mack’s Apples on Sept. 6th (Sunday during Labor Day Weekend).

All of the money raised will help to offset the cost of the Citrus Parade trip in December, so we’d love to have tables that are overflowing with treats!

Everything needs to be wrapped, but we can sell items in individual servings or as whole pies, breads, etc. It would be great if we could have a variety of baked goods available, including nut-free and gluten-free items.

Bake sale set up will be at 8:30 am; please email me at mhaas719@yahoo.com to arrange for pick up or drop off if you won’t be available on the day of the sale.

Thank you in advance for all of your help,
Missy Haas

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We’ll also need help selling the goods!  If your schedule permits, please use the link below to sign up for a time slot!

FOM Bake Sale – 9/6/2015

Great Week at Band Camp!!

We had one day of rain, but the rest were spectacular!  The students worked extremely hard and put on a great ‘preview performance’ of this year’s halftime show, The American Spirit.
If you missed it, you’ll want to make sure you’re at Londonderry’s first home game on Friday Sept. 18th vs. Exeter (or you could travel to Timberlane HS on Sept. 11th!).

Many thanks to the generosity of parents and local businesses who donated water, snacks, bread products, paper goods, ice pops, etc. to help pull off this successful week.
Special thanks to those parents who were able to volunteer during camp.  We know how precious your time can be and appreciate all the long hours and hard work that were put in!

Band Camp – Week of August 10th

Band Camp for everyone is this week:

Mon-Thurs
8:30-4:00

Please plan your arrival to be able to start promptly at 8:30am each day!

UPDATE: Report time for Thursday is 7:30am for pictures.  Please bring FULL uniform.

REMINDER: Preview performance of this year’s halftime show, The American Spirit, will be held at 3:30PM today. Open to the public, please bring your whole family and invite friends and neighbors!!

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Please remember:  DONATIONS

FOM is seeking donations of cases of water; store bought cookies/brownies/cupcakes or other snacks;         freeze pops delivered frozen (please) each morning;
Gatorade powder / powdered lemonade or iced tea; watermelon / oranges;
9 Oz paper cups & paper plates.

Drop off/Pick up Reminder:  Please leave the left lane clear so traffic can keep moving.  DO NOT stop in travel lane to drop off/pick up students.  If you are not going to pull up to the curb, please pull all the way in to the parking lot for drop off/pick up.

Thank you so much!

Summer Fun Calendar Raffle Winners

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Thank you for your support, to all who participated!

 For the complete list of winners, click here:
July 2015 Summer Fun Calendar Winners

Congratulations Manchester Monarchs – Calder Cup Champions!

The Londonderry Marching Lancers congratulate the Manchester Monarchs on their Calder Cup Championship!

Monarchs Calder Cup Champs!

It is an honor to perform for them each year!

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World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Continues!

wfc_logoWe a VERY excited to introduce our latest fundraiser –
WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATES!

World’s Finest Chocolates is family owned and based in Chicago since 1939.  They are one of 9 American companies that manufacture chocolate directly from the bean, combining that with an exclusive blend of premium ingredients.  These are GOOD chocolates!!!

Due to requests, we now have boxes that contain everything except milk chocolate.  If you need additional boxes of chocolate, please let us know when you pick it up, if you’d like the ‘original‘ assortment or the ‘revised‘ assortment.

Original‘ assortment contains: milk chocolate/dark chocolate/crisp/almond/caramel
Revised‘ assortment contains: dark chocolate/crisp/almond/caramel

Students will be selling variety boxes of $1 candy bars.  This is a 50% Profit Fundraiser!!!  See World’s Finest Fundraiser Flyer for more details.

For any questions contact Laurie Marsden (laurie1267@comcast.net / 603-260-6913) or Sue Rouse (srouse@londonderry.org / 603-303-3912)

Life is like a box of chocolates….!

Dutch Mill Bulb Fundraiser

Dutch_Mill_LogoFriends of Music is pleased to offer a new fundraiser and an opportunity to get ready for Spring (if you’re not already)! Dutch Mill Bulbs offers 18 items, annuals and perennials, priced at $8.00 each, with 50% going to student accounts. Dutch Mill Bulbs assures satisfaction with a no-questions-asked replacement guarantee.

At this time, orders can only be done online.
Online Orders ONLY still being accepted until June 1st!!!
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Dutch Mill Bulbs offers online ordering and have created a custom page for us, available at :
http://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/londonderryhighschoolfriendsofmusic.php

Be sure to enter the student’s name who should be credited for the sale AFTER entering payment information, before order confirmation. Shipping is free for 24 or more items and for smaller orders, a fixed shipping fee of $4.00 is charged. Orders will be shipped when it is safe to do so for their destination.

Any questions about this fundraiser can be directed to Kendra Baxter at klbaxter@comcast.net.

 

Spring Clean-Up Fundraiser!

Yard clean-ups aren’t just for Fall anymore! 

This year we’re helping folks shake off the endless winter and are opening up the Yard Clean-Up fundraiser to the Springtime!

Participating students will earn $12.50/hour worked and 100% of payment goes directly to students’ band accounts to defray costs of travel to the 2016 Citrus Bowl!!

Available services include:

  • Debris pick-up
  • Mowing
  • Leaf raking
  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Other*

*Does not include pet waste removal

*Homeowners must provide special equipment and material (i.e. lawnmowers, mulch, etc.) All yard clean-up teams will be accompanied by a FOM chaperone for the duration of the yard clean-up.

Cleanups will start the weekend of April 18th and will go as long as there is demand!

100% of payment goes directly to students’ band accounts to defray costs of travel to the 2016 Citrus Bowl!!

Please call 603-553-4304 or e-Mail Erika Fleming (eroseg@gmail.com) with questions or to schedule your Spring Yard Clean-up today!

The Student Sign-up sheet is located on the Trophy Case in the LHS Music Department.  8th graders are invited to sign-up, too – Mrs. Johnson has posted a sign-up sheet as well.  We will be including one 8th grader in every team so they can start to raise money and get to know some of their new band-mates! 

Please download the  flyer to advertise or hand out to potential clients!

Marching Lancers to Perform in the 2015 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Buses Scheduled to return
about 10 pm

Tuesday March 17th

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 has marched for more than 250 years!  The parade is viewed by an estimated 2 million spectators along the route on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

Lancers in NYC 2014

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 79th 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.

WATCH ON-LINE!  The parade will be streamed on the web at www.nbcnewyork.com and www.nycstpatricksparade.org  (Streaming links are not available at this time, but should be posted before Tuesday.)

The parade starts at 11am on Tuesday March 17th
View the Parade Line of March (Lancers are at top of Page 7.)

LHS Marching Lancers & Color Guard to Perform on Ice!

MaxSaturday Feb. 14, 2015 3:00pm
Manchester Monarchs
vs.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Report Time – 11:30am

LancersonIce

The Marching Lancers have been invited to march on the ice during the Manchester Monarchs vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers game on Saturday, February 14th. Game time is 3:00pm.
Discounted tickets will be sold for only $12! These seats normally sell for $25. Tickets will be sold at all upcoming Londonderry school concerts and FOM Meetings in January and February.

If you would like to purchase tickets online, use this link:

Order tickets online!

Contact Mary Soares at mjws2000@gmail.com or 247-1679 for more ticket information. Tickets will be sold until February 10, 2015

PRISM Raffle Winners Chosen at LHS Chorus & Orchestra Concert!

PrismRaffle2014Congratulations to the
Winners of the
2014 PRISM Raffle!!

 

 

1st Prize Pair of Diamond Earrings  donated by Richters Jewelers Mary Pat Fitzmaurice
2nd Prize 2 Tickets to Palace Theatre and $25 Gift Cards to Hooked, Ignite and XO on Elm Restaurants Kendra Baxter
3rd Prize 4 Tickets to LHS Drama Club Performance of “Legally Blonde” Stubbs Family

Congratulations and thanks to all of those that participated!

 

Derry Holiday Parade – Saturday Nov. 29th

Derry Holiday Parade 2013Report Time: 11:30am sharp
Departing:  11:45am

The Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard will perform in The Greater Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce 2014 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 “Once Upon A Time – A Fairytale Holiday”.

Buses are scheduled to return to LHS at 3:00 PM.

NOTE: We are in need of bottled water!
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donation cart will be available this Saturday for student drop-off.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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

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!!


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 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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