Update for February 7

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rehearsal schedule for February

We will have a regular rehearsal on Saturday, February 7.  Due to the very large number of our students who will be involved in B Team basketball tournaments, we will NOT be taking band pictures on Saturday as was originally noted on our calendar.  Pictures will be at a later date TBD.  Thanks to numerous band parents who alerted me to this early enough to cancel the picture day!

There will be no rehearsal on Saturday, February 14.  Most of our schools have off that Thursday and Friday for a Teacher's Conference, so we thought it would be a good idea to give our families a nice four-day weekend!

We WILL have rehearsal on Saturday, February 21.  This is the same weekend as the FVL Schools Basketball Tournament.  We realize that some kids may be involved in basketball games as players or cheerleaders.  That is OK, and students should be with their teams.  Most students should be able to make some or all of the band rehearsal, however, and we ask that if it is at all possible to attend band.  Many band students wear their uniforms/warm ups on that day to rehearsal, which is totally acceptable.  Even if students arrive late or have to leave early, that is better than not coming at all.  Last year we actually had very good attendance on Tournament weekend, since most of the kids are at FVL anyway cheering on their teams.

We will also have a regular rehearsal on Saturday, February 28.

Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin Rehearsal this Sunday, February 8

All 8th grade band members are invited to the Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin (LVW) rehearsal on Sunday, February 8, at FVL.  The event will begin at 1:00 PM, and will end at 5:00.  It is still not too late to join LVW for 2015!  Even if it is something you are not sure about, our 8th graders are invited to attend this rehearsal and check it out. I am always available to answer questions you may have.

LVW is an activity offered through the FVL band program.  It is open to all 8th graders and all high school students and non-band students who are interested in color guard and our "front ensemble".

For those who are unfamiliar with our group, Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin is a competitive marching band made up of students from nine WELS high schools:

Fox Valley LHS - Appleton
Kettle Moraine LHS - Jackson
Manitowoc LHS -Manitowoc
Luther HS - Onalaska
Luther Preparatory School - Watertown
Northland LHS -Wausau
Shoreland LHS - Somers
Winnebago Lutheran Academy - Fond du Lac
Wisconsin Lutheran HS - Milwaukee

LVW is also open to ANY WELS student in grade 8 - 12, no matter where they live or what school they attend!  Therefore, public school students are also eligible, as long as they are members of a WELS congregation.

You can view a full-color, nine page LVW 2015 Membership Information Packet with an overview of our season on our website or access the information HERE.

LVW functions to provide a Christ-centered activity within which students can experience growth, both as an individual and as a member of a group.  Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin has always been one of the finest parade marching bands in the Midwest, and has displayed its excellence on the street with many award-winning performances from Calgary to Minnesota, from Wisconsin and Michigan all the way to Maine, Massachusetts and Georgia!  In the summer of 2010, LVW entered competitive field marching with great success.  This coming summer will undoubtedly bring the same excitement that our LVW family, both students and adults, were treated to for the past thirty-seven years.

Since our founding in 1978, LVW has performed or appeared in Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Wyoming, Alberta, and Ontario.  All our success, however, is governed by one basic philosophy: All that we do is done to the glory of God!

You can also find out much more about Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin on our website atwww.lutheranvanguard.org.  We also have a very informative page on Facebook under "Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin".

There is link to the RSVP for the February rehearsal on our website's homepage.

Lessons this week

There will be NO lessons at Riverview this week, as they have no school on Thursday.

There WILL be lessons at St. Peter, Freedom on Thrusday, as their school will be in session.

All other schools will have a normal lesson week.

Please refer to our FVL Schools Band Schedule for a complete listing of rehearsals and events.

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