Message from Directors 6/15/20 (also in your email inbox):
Hello, Band Students and Parents!
We hope this message finds you well, especially after this past couple of beautiful summer days. Today’s email is a simple update to answer a couple of frequently asked questions.
Please keep the days and times booked for band camps in June and July on your calendars!
With the guidance of the IHSA and the NFHS, we are working with the LHS Admin on a way to rehearse in sections with staff members and in some cases chaperones to ensure meaningful and worthwhile camp meetings (in sub-sections and small groups) that can be hosted within the confines of new regulations.
Stay tuned, but again, please keep your camp dates on the calendar (June 29-Jul 1, Jul 27-Aug 2).
Also, student sectionals will remain “virtual” until further notice. We have moved all student sectionals to our “Google Meets” platform within the Lemont HS domain. What this means is that each sectional will be opened by a director, and they will have a presence at each sectional. Student leadership is undergoing weekly training to learn to manage through this new type of interaction. Thanks for your support as these students leaders learn to run a meeting and manage personalities – and thanks to our students for rising to the occasion and maintaining professionalism in their sectionals!
Lastly, please reach out if you need any help or have any questions. We’re managing, but it’s all looking a little different. As we mentioned about a month ago: we’ll persevere!!
-Mr. Doherty and Mr. Nommensen
Lemont High School emailed all parents an update from the IHSA and ISBE on Friday, June 5th. There is no word yet on what the update means for the band. The directors plan to send an email to parents once they have more information, hopefully in another week or so.
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Congratulations on your final year in middle school! We look forward to welcoming you to the Lemont High School Marching & Concert Bands and Color Guard Program. Mandatory band camp for all incoming freshman band students (and all other band students) will begin shortly after you graduate in May. Please download a PDF of important dates by clicking on the link below. You do not need experience to join the LHS Band/Color Guard Program.