Thanks also to our director staff for their attention to detail and providing our kids with excellent instruction! In just a few short days, they steadily brought the band from a collection of inexperienced students from many schools to the entertaining group we know as Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin! The transformation is truly remarkable, and will continue throughout the season in a forward direction.
Last, but certainly not least, thanks go to the members of LVW! The members have taken on this new reality of doing parades with an enthusiasm and a desire to be the absolute best that we can be. And that will be AWESOME by the end of the summer! We always knew that LVW was a "Crowd Favorite" on the parade route, and this year we hope to be even more so.
IMPORTANT - parents MUST go to the information for ordering tickets for the Whitewater show on Saturday, June 23. Even if you are personally not attending, you will need to order and pay for your LVW member's ticket(s).
CAMP #2 INFORMATION
Rehearsal will begin on Thursday at 10:00 AM, and will take place at St. Peter Lutheran School N2740 N French Rd, Appleton, WI 54913. Times for each day this week are very similar to what they were last week for the first week of camp. The week will conclude following the Chilton Father's Day Parade on Sunday afternoon.
TRANSPORTATION TO St. Peter on Thursday, June 14
Students from KML, SLHS and WLHS will be riding a bus that is yet TBD. We are having difficulty scheduling a driver for the SLHS Bus. We are looking into chartering a bus, or possibly using one of KML's buses. So our plan will be to run a bus from WISCO to the Allenton Park and Ride and then to Appleton. This will require the SLHS students to get to WISCO on Thursday morning for departure. The travel times and pick up points are different from last week.
7:20 AM - Arrive Wisconsin Lutheran HS 330 Glenview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213
7:30 AM - Depart WISCO
8:00 AM - Arrive Allenton Park and Ride, 6689-6699 County Road W, Allenton, WI 53002
8:10 AM - Depart Allenton Park and Ride
9:45 AM - Arrive St. Peter Lutheran Church and School, N2740 N French Rd, Appleton, WI 54913
All meals will be provided by LVW. We will be staying at host homes on Thursday, June 14, and at St. Peter on Friday and Saturday night. Students should remember to pack everything needed for four days of camp. The packing list for this past week will be a good reference for this week as well, with the main difference being we have one parade instead of two.
LVW will be attending worship at St. Peter on Thursday night. This will be an outdoor service, and dress for the night will be casual. It will be a good idea to bring a "clean shirt and pair of shorts" for the worship, rather than your regular practice clothing. The worship service will begin at 6:30 PM.
Don't forget to bring the following as well:
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Large water jug
SPECIAL ACTIVITY INFO
On Friday, June 15 We will be going to Erb Park in Appleton for some swimming and relaxation! They have a swimming park with water slides, as well as a very nice concession area! LVW will pick up the cost for the students, but students may bring their own money for concessions. Obviously students should pack a swimming suit. If the weather is not adequate for swimming on Friday night (rain or whatever) we would then go on Saturday.
Students should also make sure to take care of themselves before returning to camp. They were instructed to drink plenty of water so they can be fully hydrated. We saw some very hot and humid weather this first week, and next week could bring more of the same. Students should also remember especially to bring sunscreen (at least SPF 30), sunglasses, and hats as we will be spending the majority of our time outside.
LVW's next parade is Sunday, JUNE 17
The Chilton Father's Day Parade is Sunday! Parade start time is 11:00 AM, and will begin near the county fairgrounds at the corner of Madison Street (Hwy 57) and Chestnut Street. It will proceed north on Madison, west on Main, north on State, east on School, south on Madison, and east on Main where it will end near Adams Street. There are a lot of corners in the middle of the parade, since it goes around a block in the downtown area. This has been a great parade for us in the past. Lots of parents, groupies, and family members are on hand to cheer us on! In addition, it gained a reputation as a “CANDY” parade, so if you have little ones going along (or big “Kids” at heart), bring along bags and buckets! There is no reviewing stand in this parade, and no judging, so if you want to gather with other LVW family, I would suggest somewhere along the beginning of the route on Madison Street, since it is nice and wide, and very straight. Once there, find the groupies! Here is a map of the Chilton Parade Route (This is from previous years - sorry for the "low tech" look to the scanned map - it is still the same route!)
TRANSPORTATION HOME FOLLOWING THE CHILTON PARADE
LVW will be busing the band to Chilton on Sunday for the parade. The buses will be returning to St. Peter Lutheran Church and School (Lamers) following the parade by approximately 2:00 - 2:15. For all other schools, check with your transportation coordinator for arrival times following the parade. All of our non-FVL students are either riding with parents or will ride home with others from their area. There is NO SHORELAND BUS following the Chilton parade. If you will be picking up your LVW member following the Chilton parade, the pick up point will be St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 717 Memorial Drive, Chilton, WI 53014.
If you are going to be picked up following the parade, and are not returning on the bus or with your school’s transportation, the following procedures MUST be followed:
1. Your parents must pick you up where we are changing out of uniform. For this weekend, that will be on Sunday, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Chilton. If you are picking up your child at St. Martin, you must be there when 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 chaperone 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!