Please check here for info about upcoming events, fundraisers, schedules and other Band Booster news...BUTTER BRAID SALE - These delicious Butter Braids will arrive in time to bake for your Easter dinner. Cost is $13 each, and students earn $3.25. Orders and payment (CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY made out to "LDBB") are due by March 22. Delivery is scheduled for April 11 (time TBD). Order form is below. Cost is $13 each, and students earn $3.25 per braid. Contact Kelly Groscost with questions at KGroscost6603@gmail.com.TIA REGION 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS - On Saturday, April 27, LD will be hosting the TIA Region 6 Championships (Chapters). The proceeds from this indoor band competition benefit ALL Lower Dauphin Band Programs! WE NEED PARENT AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERS TO HELP RUN THIS ALL-DAY SHOW! If your student participates in any LD band programs (Marching, Concert or Drumline), please give us a few hours of your time. SOME FOOD AND CANDY DONATIONS ARE ALSO NEEDED! Here's how you can help...
FLORIDA TRIP - ALL TRIP FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MARCH 12 AT THE LATEST! Please use the payment coupons below and make checks out to "LDBB." Final payment amount for a regular Quad Room is $154; final payment for a Double Room is $350. Contact Treasurer Susan Seacord at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about final payment amounts or to check your band account balance.DISNEY MEETING - Students and parents, please plan to attend this important meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 8:00 PM at the High School. Mr. Richardson will have a PowerPoint with trip details and tips. Students will be asked to try on their UNIFORMS and check their MEDICAL FORMS.INDOOR DRUMLINE 2019 - The Drumline will travel to Wildwood, NJ, from May 2-5 for the TIA Atlantic Coast Championships. The 2nd Wildwood Trip student payment of $100 was due March 12. The 3rd and final payment is due April 9. See the "LD Indoor Drumline" page for more info...DRIVERS & CHAPERONES NEEDED - Parents are needed to serve as chaperones and drive a truck pulling the equipment trailer to Drumline competitions. If you have a truck that could pull the trailer, or if you have experience hauling and could use the LDHS truck, please contact Griffin Yohn at email@example.com. Drivers will get free admission to the Drumline competitions and will be reimbursed for fuel.WATER DONATIONS - Bottled water will be needed for the Florida Trip, Drumline Competitions, and the Championships in April. If you are able to donate a cast of water, please drop it off at the HS Band Room.BOOSTER OFFICER NOMINATIONS - Nominations will be taken for new Booster Officers at the March and April Band Booster meetings. Positions up for re-election include: 1st Vice President (Transportation), Treasurer, Secretary and Band Manager. Elections will take place at the April meeting.BOOSTER CO-BAND MANAGER NEEDED - The Boosters need someone to shadow the current Band Managers and prepare to take over this position at the end of the school year. We have one parent willing to serve but need someone to help her! Band Managers are important since their main responsibility is feed our kids during band camp and before football games and indoor drumline performances. They also help organize food for large fundraising events like ACC's and Falconland. You do NOT have to cook all the food yourself! What you need to do is prepare menus, make lists and do the shopping (with a booster-provided debit card), track donations, and organize volunteers to prepare and serve the food. We have a large notebook full of lists, instructions and tips to help you and will provide the support you need. Normally terms are 2 years, but this would be a 1 year term with the option for re-election. You would start in May and would also serve as part of the Booster Executive Committee. Please consider giving your valuable time and skills to help our students! Contact the Co-Band Managers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.MARCHING BAND CAMP DATES - Band Camp will run from 9AM-9PM July 22 thru 25, and from 9AM-1PM on July 26, with the POOL PARTY to follow. Post Band Camp practices will be held from 9AM-4PM July 29 thru August 1. A PARENT PREVIEW DINNER will be held on the evening of Aug. 1.MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
- VOLUNTEERS - Below is a link to the Chapters Volunteer SignUpGenius. There are two main shifts, 10AM-1PM and 1PM-6PM. If you can only stay part of a shift, let us know. If you volunteer all day, the Boosters will provide you with food and drink. If your child is performing, we will find someone to relieve you so you can go watch them. You can choose your position, but we may have to move people around to different jobs if we do not get enough help. Contact Griffin Yohn with questions at email@example.com.
- FOOD DONATIONS - The SignUpGenius link below is for Food and Drink donations that will be sold at our Café. Donations must be delivered to the HS Band Room by April 9. Contact Band Managers Jolene or Carrie with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CANDYGRAM DONATIONS - Donations of full-sized candy bars (especially Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and Plain M&M's) as well as Individual Snack Food items can be brought to the HS Band Room any time before the show, but preferrably by April 15. Contact Carole or Debbie with questions at email@example.com.
CHAPERONE CLEARANCES - Parents interested in chaperoning football games or band trips, or helping with band events that would put them in contact with students, must submit clearances to the LD School District and wear a district-provided Volunteer Badge. Visit the District website for details.PAYMENTS - Please make payments to the Band Boosters in the form of CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS so that they are traceable and more secure. The Boosters cannot accept cash payments. Payments should be placed in an envelope marked with the student’s name and what it is for. Make checks payable to LDBB and include the order form if necessary. Place the envelopes in the locked filing cabinet in the HS Band Room. Contact Treasurer Susan Seacord at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to check your Student Account Balance.BOOSTER MEETINGS - Booster meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month, though they may switch to Mondays or Wednesdays in winter to line up with Indoor Drumline practices. Our next Booster Meeting will be Tuesday, April 9, at 6:15 PM. Meetings are open to the public, and all band parents are encouraged to attend. Minutes from previous meetings are posted on this website.OPEN BOOSTER POSITIONS - The following positions will be up for re-election in spring 2019: 1st Vice President (Equipment), Band Manger, Treasurer, and Secretary. Please contact us if interested.
- Florida Trip - April 16-20
- TIA Region 6 Championships at LDHS - April 27 (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!)
- Drumline Friends & Family Show at LDHS - May 1
- Wildwood Trip - May 2-5
- BAND BANQUET - Sunday, May 19
- Memorial Day Parade - May 27
- Music in the Parks - Fridays & Saturdays in May (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!)
- MARCHING BAND CAMP - July 22 thru 25, 9AM-9PM and July 26, 9AM-1PM, with POOL PARTY
- POST BAND CAMP - July 29 thru Aug. 1 , 9AM-4PM
CONTACT - You can email the Band Booster Secretary at email@example.com.
The Lower Dauphin Band Boosters' mission is to support our bands...our musicians...and the talented musical faculty that guides them through their musicianship and performance events.