Please see below for info about next week's band preview. Let me know if you have any questions!
Please see below!
Please see below for details!
Just a few reminders as we prepare for start of our upcoming season…
Band begins at 8:00am on Monday, July 12. Students should report to the band room with their instruments, music, and a pencil. There is no staggered report times and all students should enter through the band room doors (#6). Masks are NOT required. Rehearsal will end at 12:00pm.
Other things to consider for a successful first day:
Students should wear comfortable, athletic-type clothing. We will be outside for a good part of the day. Long pants, jeans etc. are not appropriate for summer marching band.
Students must wear tennis shoes.
Consider wearing a hat and sunglasses. Students may also want to bring sunscreen.
Students must bring their own water. Water bottles should be labeled with your name and we never share water. We will take plenty of group water breaks and students are always permitted to go to the sideline for a quick drink.
Eat a healthy breakfast. The students earn Phys. Ed credit for a reason…although we have a GREAT time together, much of what we do can be strenuous and is most likely in the sun and heat. Take care of yourself prior to arriving in the morning.
Rehearsals will be from 8:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday for the first two weeks.
Band Booster meeting is Monday, July 12 at 7:00pm in the HS band room. Please attend! (Masks not required).
Uniform fittings: (band/choir room) Please be prepared to pay fees (uniform, shoes, band camp) at this time.
Seniors/Juniors Tuesday July 13 6:30-8:00pm
Sophomores Wednesday July 14 6:30-8:00pm
Freshman/8th grade marchers Thursday July 15 6:30-8:00pm
Band camp is scheduled from July 25-30 at Bethany College, WV.
Band pictures are on Aug. 5 in the HS gym. Students will go home after rehearsal and return to school at 1:30pm.
Aug. 5 is also Meet the Team night. We will be partnering with the football team and cheerleaders for this event! More details TBA.
The Hall of Fame parade is Aug. 7. More details TBA
Please sign up for REMIND. Text @kblei to 81010 to join.
Check the website for updates and other important info:
Always feel free to email or call with questions!
Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:00pm Louisville Stadium
8th mod Percussion students will load band trailer with equipment, walk to stadium, unload and setup
5:45pm Report to the band room (dressed, ready to go)
6:05pm We will walk to the stadium as a group, take our seats, prepare to play
7:00pm Graduation begins
8:15pm Graduation ends (approximately)
We will pack up and return equipment to band room etc.
9:00pm Approximate dismissal from band room
Band member dress code:
Ladies: Dress or a skirt or dress pants with blouse, dress shoes
Gentlemen: Dress pants, dress shirt and tie, dark socks, dress shoes
You may wear sunglasses if needed.
I wanted to send out an update so that everyone is aware of our upcoming events and how things will work through the end of the school year. High school events are in red.
6th (6:30pm) and 8th (7:30pm) Spring Concerts LMS Gym (will be live-streamed as well)
HS Spring Concert (7:00pm) LHS Gym (will be live-streamed as well)
Performers do not need tickets. Senior band members will receive 4 tickets for guests. All other band members will receive 2 tickets for guests. There are 50 extra tickets available to anyone on a first come, first served basis. You must email Mr. Bleininger to request additional tickets. The same covid protocols will be in place as at the Winter Concert. Tickets will be distributed to the students on Monday, May 3. Color guard and RG Drage students should pick up their tickets in the band office.
7th Grade Spring Concert (7:00pm) LMS Gym (will be live-steamed as well)
Mattress Sale LMS Gym (note location change...the sale is at Louisville Middle School) 10:00am-5:00pm
Student referrals are important and the students receive gift cards for every bed sold in addition to the $ raised for the program!
Band Booster meeting (7:00pm)
(in person vs. virtual TBA)
Band Banquet (7:00pm) Louisville Stadium...details and reservation form will follow in a separate email.
In case of rain...same date and time in the LHS gym
Band Prom (4:00-7:30pm) @ Sluggers and Putters. Tickets for this are available through Friday 4/30. Forms are in the band room and should be turned in with payment to Ayden Smith.
Graduation (7:00pm) Louisville Stadium
Memorial Day Service (10:00am) near the Fire Station
This is for select students only.
First day for color guard members
First day for all members
Please click below for full schedule for next year and other band info:
Be on the lookout for a summer mailing with all things band-related including medical forms etc. in early June.
Thanks and have an amazing end of the school year!
Louisville High School Band Winter Concert
Saturday February 27, 2021
2:00pm H.S. Gym (doors at 1:30pm)
We are pleased to present both the Concert and Symphonic bands for this performance! A few details are included below.
Each concert and symphonic band member will receive 2 tickets for admittance. Senior members will receive 4 tickets for admittance. Tickets should be used for guests…concert and symphonic band members do not need a ticket because they are performing. Tickets are FREE, but will be required for entry to the concert.
Tickets have “STUDENT” printed on them, but they can be used for anyone who is attending the performance. You may also disregard the number on the ticket.
You may be seated on either side of the gym. Do not sit where there is an “X” marked. Seats marked with an “X” are off limits.
Remember to remain socially distanced from members outside of your family, and please exit the building at the conclusion of the concert. You must wear a facial covering at all times.
The concert will be live streamed on YouTube. The link to join is below!
I hope that you have all had a good start to the new year. I'm looking forward to 2021 with a renewed spirit and a purposeful vision for our band students and our band program!
For planning purposes I would like to share one date change and some additional dates at this time.
Our upcoming winter concert in February will now be held on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00pm in the HS gym. I feel that it is important to allow for as many audience members to attend our concert, and the gymnasium is the only space that allows for each of our students to have at least 2 attendees. Tickets are free and will be distributed to each band member prior to the concert. Tickets will be required for admittance. I will send out COVID related guidelines at a later time.
Doors will open at 1:30pm. Band members will also report to the band/choir rooms at 1:30pm for warmup.
Band member dress code:
Gentlemen-dress pants, dress shirt and tie, dark socks, dress shoes
Ladies- dress or a skirt or dress pants with blouse, dress shoes
The concert should last approximately 45 minutes.
Additional dates for the summer/fall of 2021...
The football playoffs have been expanded by one week, so the regular season begins one week earlier. We will be starting full band (all members) for marching band on July 12. The color guard will begin on July 5.
Band camp will be at Bethany College, WV from July 25-30.
First football game will be August 20.
Lastly, the LHS Band Booster elections will be occur in a few months. Many officer positions need filled! Parents, please consider stepping up to help fill these roles. Our band boosters are incredibly important to the success of our program and to continue to support our band students in grades 6-12.
Also, please do your best to support any and all upcoming fundraising opportunities. With the cancellation of last year's band festival and mattress sale along with this year's Music in Motion competition and Craft Show, we have lost an incredible amount of income. As you know, all of the money earned goes to support our kids and allows us to provide the best possible music education and experiences to our students. Thank you in advance for helping us continue to do just that!
Hello and happy 2021!
The LHS Band Booster meeting scheduled for this evening (1/5) is cancelled. There has been very limited financial activity and I have included an updated calendar for the remainder of the year. Please understand that times/dates/venues/formats for events may be altered as a result of school and COVID status at the time.
The next LHS Band Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 2 at 7pm. This meeting may be held face to face, or virtually...we'll wait and see.
Feb 25 7:00pm Winter Concert
April 10 afternoon/evening Band Festival
May 5 7:00pm Spring Concert
May 12 6:30pm Band Banquet
May 20 TBA Graduation
(We are still planning on hosting Band Prom in the Spring at some point. The time, date, and venue will be announced at a later date.)