• Please check here for info about upcoming events, fundraisers, schedules and other Band Booster news...  

     
    MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
    * Football Away @ Hershey (Friday 10/22)
    * Exhibition Performance (Saturday 10/23, report 1:00 PM)  
    * Halloween Parade (Monday 10/25, report 5:00 PM)
    * LAST Marching Practice (Tuesday 10/26, 6-9:00 PM)
    * ShreddRRz Fundraising Night (Thursday 10/28, 4-7:00 PM)
    * Football Home vs. Palmyra - SENIOR NIGHT (Friday 10/29)
    * Deadline to REGISTER for Banquet (10/31)
    * Drumline Parent Meeting (Tuesday, 11/2, 7:00 PM) DATE CHANGED!
    * NO MARCHING PRACTICE on 11/2
    * Band Banquet @ LDMS (Sunday 11/7, 4:00 PM)
    * First Drumline Practice (Monday 11/8)
    * Band Booster Meeting (Monday 11/8, 6:30 PM)  
    * Soup Pick Up (Monday 11/8, 5:30-6:30 PM)  
     
    SPIRIT WEAR - If you are looking ahead to the holidays, we have re-opened our online Band Spirit Wear store for two weeks, planning to get delivery prior to Christmas.  Click on the link below to find great gifts for your band student.
     
    SHREDDRRZ FUNDRAISING NIGHT - The Boosters have lined up a fundraising night at this great new take-out restaurant located at 7839 Allentown Boulevard, Harrisburg.  ShreddRRz will donate 10% of all sales on October 28 from 4:00-7:00 PM to the LD Band Boosters.   You can place your carry-out orders at the counter or call ahead or order online: https://shreddrrz.com/.  ShreddRRz is one of our new Gold Level Sponsors, so let's crowd the place and support the band!
     
    COOKE TAVERN SOUPS - Pick up will be from 5:30-6:30 PM on Monday, November 8 at the HS Band Room.  Please contact Stephen Groscost with questions at ldbbpresident@gmail.com.
     
    AMAZON SMILES - If you purchase online from Amazon, here is an easy way to support the band!  Go to Smile.Amazon.com, sign in with the same account you use for Amazon, select "Amazon Smiles" under "Your Account" and search for "Lower Dauphin Band Boosters."  If you already have a different charity selected, you can change it by going into "Your Account" settings and selecting the option to "Change your Charity."  
     
    FOOTBALL GAME - This week's game is Friday, October 22, away vs. Hershey HS (HersheyPark Stadium).  Kick off is at 7:00 PM, and LD Band will be performing PRE-GAME around 6:30 PM.  If HersheyPark in the Dark is open, the parking lots will be very crowded.  Band students will STAY AFTER SCHOOL to practice, and Boosters will serve a meal of Subway sandwiches.  Chaperones should report at 5:00.  Buses will load around 5:30.  Dress is full uniform.  Students must wear a mask on the bus and can either bring a snack or money for 3rd quarter concessions.
     
    BAND EXHIBITION - LD Band will be performing as an exhibition at the Tournament of Bands Region 6 Championships on Saturday, October 23, at Bishop McDevitt HS. Students should report to LDHS at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 23.  The band will practice before changing into uniforms, loading the trailer, and boarding buses to the show. LD will be the first band to perform at 5:00 PM.  Parents and other guests will have to purchase tickets at the Bishop McDevitt HS Field to view the performance at $10 for adults and $7 for students or senior citizens.  There will be concession stands at the competition, so students can bring money and/or pack a meal to eat either after practice at the HS or in the stands following the performance.  Students will stay to watch the other bands before returning to LDHS around 9:00 PM.  Dr. Richardson will send a Remind message when the buses are returning home.
     
    HALLOWEEN PARADE - Band students should report to LDHS at 5:00 PM on Monday, October 25, to change into uniforms for the Hummelstown Halloween Parade.  Parade steps off at 7:00 PM.  We still could use more CANDY for band members to hand out.  We also need more parent CHAPERONES (see link below). Students will return to LDHS and can be picked up once they finish the route, probably around 8:00 PMPlease be aware of road closures in town and plan extra time and alternate routes for both student drop off AND pick up.
      
    BAND BANQUET - Below is the Google Form link for our banquet on Sunday, November 7, at the LD Middle School Cafeteria.  Please complete the form to select your meals and determine your ticket costs, and then put a check made out to "LDBB" in the Booster filing cabinet.  The RSVP DEADLINE is October 31, and payment must be received by November 2.  No late RSVP's or walk-ins!   Attendance this year is limited to band students and their parents.  Masks should be worn when not seated at your table.
     
    SENIOR PHOTOS - We will need BABY PHOTOS & PORTRAITS of our graduating seniors to include in a slide show for the banquet.  We will also be looking for good CANDID PICS of all of our marching band students during the 2021 season.  
     
    FOOTBALL MEAL VOLUNTEERS - Boosters will be providing meals to band members when they stay after school on game days. We need parent volunteers to prepare and serve the Football Game Night Meals, and to help make Desserts!  Click on the SignUpGenius link below if you are able to help.  Questions should be directed to Chali Milic at CoManagersLDBB@gmail.com.
    FOOTBALL NIGHT MEAL VOLUNTEERS SIGNUPS

    CHAPERONES - Additional chaperones are needed for the Band Exhibition on Oct. 23 and Halloween Parade on Oct. 25!  All volunteers must wear their Volunteer Badges (see link below).  Chaperones will ride on the school buses (face masks mandatory), sit in designated bleacher areas surrounding the band, help with uniform accessories, and carry first aid bags. Pit Crew will help load and unload the equipment trailer and move instruments onto the field.  Report times vary and will be confirmed the week prior.  Email Booster Secretary Susan Seacord at ldbbsecretary@gmail.com with questions.
    LD BAND CHAPERONE SIGNUPS


    UPDATED FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULE - Several games have changed from Friday to Thursday nights, so please mark your calendars.  

    *Thursday 9/2/21 Home v. Greencastle Antrim HS
    Friday 9/10/21 Away @ Elizabethtown HS
    Friday 09/17/21 2:45 PM Away @ Mifflin County HS
    *Thursday 9/23/21 2:45 PM Home v. Cedar Cliff HS
    Friday 10/1/21 2:45 PM Home v. Bishop McDevitt HS (Mass Band Night)
    *Thursday 10/7/21 2:45 PM Away @ Milton Hershey HS
    Friday 10/15/21 2:45 PM Home v. Red Land HS (Homecoming)
    Friday 10/22/21 2:45 PM Away @ Hershey HS
    Friday 10/29/21 2:45 PM Home v. Palmyra HS (Senior Night)
    Friday 11/5/21 Away @ Middletown Area HS   *DATE CHANGE!
     
    INDOOR DRUMLINE - If you or your student is interested in participating in Indoor Drumline, please plan to attend an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, at 7:00 PM.  Practices will start the following week and will be Mondays/Wednesdays for the next few months.
     
    BOOSTER OFFICER POSITIONS - A number of key Booster leaders will be finishing their terms this spring, and we need to line up possible replacements now.  It is far easier to take over if you have a chance to shadow the current officers and learn their jobs first-hand!  Positions to be filled include:  ASSISTANT TREASURER (handles collections and bank deposits, works on Excel spreadsheets), 2ND VICE PRESIDENT (in charge of uniforms, spirit wear and candygrams), and PRESIDENT (runs meetings, in charge of ACC's and indoor shows).  Chali Milic is open to staying for another term, but she needs a CO-BAND MANAGER or an assistant to help with preparing and serving student meals, and coordinating food for ACC's and the indoor shows.
     
    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.
     
    FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE - Dates and events are subject to change, but we hope to provide lots of opportunities for students to earn money to cover their band expenses, including the Disney Trip being planned for 2023!    2021-22 Band Fundraising Schedule
     
    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 (when school is in session). Contact Treasurer Tanya Dreon at tldreon@gmail.com 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. The next Band Booster Meeting has been moved to Monday, November 8, at 6:30 PM.  Meetings are open to the public, and all band parents are encouraged to attend.  Minutes and Treasurer Reports from previous meetings are posted on this website. 
     
    CONTACT You can email the Band Booster Secretary Susan Seacord at ldbbsecretary@gmail.com.
     
     

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