PACK A BAG LUNCH for Wednesday, July 2. Rehearsal begins at 10:00 AM at Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS (KML). All other meals will be provided by LVW.
We will be staying at KML on Tuesday through Saturday when we depart for Whitewater, so all staff and LVW members are to pack accordingly.
Remember, you should pack for FOUR days, but again try to utilize small suitcases and duffel bags. We are traveling with school buses for this trip so space will be very limited.
Here is a summary of our rehearsals and performances this coming week:
Wednesday, July 2 - Rehearsal day at KML
Thursday, July 3 - Rehearsal day, and then Menomonee Falls WI Independence Day Parade, 7:00 PM followed by our Exhibition show at Menomonee Falls HS prior to the Fireworks
Friday, July 4 – Cedarburg Parade, 10:00 AM; New Berlin Parade, 1:00 PM; Hales Corners Parade, 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 5 – LVW performs their field show prior to The Whitewater Classic show at UW-Whitewater
LVW will be housed at:
Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS
3399 Division Road
Jackson, WI 53073
Emergency contact information:
James Neujahr Cell Phone - 920-740-3924
Randy Kramer Cell Phone - 920-242-9835
Since this is a rehearsal, performance, and travel week, LVW members should remember to pack the following:
Sleeping bag and pillow
Air mattress (optional)
ONE suitcase (Remember, we are on School Buses this weekend)
All personal items as needed (towel, soap and shampoo, change of clothes, DEODERANT, etc.)
BLACK SHOES AND SOCKS, BLACK A-4 T-SHIRTS, BLACK GLOVES, GUARD APPAREL, ETC. (Note we have FIVE performances this trip!)
Instruments, music, etc.
Water jugs, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable marching shoes, hats, etc.
Checkout Procedures for Saturday, July 5:
If you are going to be picked up following the DCI Show, and are not returning on the bus or with your school’s designated transportation, the following procedures MUST be followed:
1. Your parents must pick you up following the DCI show. That will be on Saturday night at UW-Whitewater's Perkins Stadium. Please pick up your child where the LVW buses are parked, as that will be where their luggage and other gear are located. Please be aware, if you are picking up your child, you must be there before the band is ready to leave. If you are not there when the band is ready to leave, your child will come with the band.
2. Your parents must check you out with the attendance chaperon from your bus. This must be done with you and your parent present.
3. If your parents are not there when the band is ready to leave, you will come with us. We leave no one behind – EVER!
4. You may not ride home with anyone else other than your parents UNLESS you have a written permission signed by your parents, and UNLESS that written permission is put into our hands. DON’T FORGET THE NOTE AT HOME, because there are NO EXCEPTIONS!
Itinerary for Thursday through Sunday
Please note that show and parade information will be posted individually in the near future, including parade information and maps (when available), and Show information, including line ups and Google Map links to the stadiums.
Wednesday, July 2 (Follow the directions for your school until 9:30 when we all are at KML)
Rehearsal Day at KML
7:30 AM Arrive at FVL, load bus/trucks
8:00 AM Depart for KML
8:00 AM Arrive MLHS, load van
8:15 AM Depart for KML
KML, WLHS, LLHS, LHS, LPS, and SLHS will arrange for their own transportation to KML
9:30 AM Arrive KML
10:00 AM Rehearsal
12:30 PM Lunch (All students are to bring a BAG LUNCH for this meal)
1:15 PM Rehearsal
5:30 PM Supper
6:30 PM Rehearsal
10:00 PM Devotion
11:00 PM Lights out
Thursday, July 3
Rehearsal Day at KML
Independence Day Parade at Menomonee Falls
Post-parade field show exhibition at Menomonee Falls HS
7:30 AM Wake Up, Shower, Eat
8:30 AM Rehearsal
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Rehearsal
3:30 PM Shower, change into halves
4:00 PM Supper
4:30 PM Load truck, buses
5:00 PM Depart for Parade Line Up (Bethlehem Lutheran Church, N84W15252 Menomonee Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051)
7:00 PM Parade Begins
9:00 PM Post Show Field Show Exhibition at Menomonee Falls HS (W142N8101 Merrimac Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051)
9:30 PM Load trucks and buses following performance
10:00 PM Return to KML
10:30 PM Unload, change out of uniform
11:00 PM Devotion
11:30 PM Lights out
Friday, July 4 – Happy Birthday, America!
7:00 AM Wake up, shower, eat
8:00 AM Change into halves, load truck
8:30 AM Depart for Cedarburg Parade Line Up (Ozaukee Cty Fairgrounds on Washington Ave)
8:50 AM Arrive line up, unload, warm up
10:00 AM Cedarburg Hometown Parade begins
11:30 AM Load and travel to New Berlin Parade Line Up (Coffee Road and National Ave)
12:30 PM Lunch served at the line up area
1:00 PM New Berlin July 4th Parade begins (Parade ends at Malone Park in New Berlin)
3:00 PM Load and travel to Hales Corners Parade Line Up (Near Forest Home and Grange Ave)
3:30 PM Arrive at Hales Corners Parade Line Up
4:00 PM Hales Corners July 4th Parade begins (Parade ends near Forest Home and Kelm Rd)
6:00 PM Return to KML to shower and change
7:00 PM Supper at TBD
9:30 PM Fireworks in Cedarburg (Cedar Creek Park)!
11:00 PM Return to KML
12:00 AM Lights out
Saturday, July 5
Rehearsal at KML
The Whitewater Classic
8:00 AM Wake Up, Shower, eat
9:00 AM Rehearsal
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Pack and load all equipment, change into halves
2:30 PM Depart for Whitewater
4:00 PM Arrive at Perkins Stadium, UW-Whitewater
4:30 PM Supper at show site
6:15 PM MACBDA Exhibitions begin
7:00 PM DCI Show begins!
10:30 PM Depart for home (SLHS, LPS, LHS, LLHS students will arrange for transportation home from UW-W)
11:30 PM Arrive Wisconsin Lutheran HS (330 N Glenview Ave, Milwaukee)
12:15 AM Arrive Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS, Jackson
2:00 AM Arrive Fox Valley Lutheran HS (Lamers Buses) and MLHS (Kramer Van)