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 responsibility of carrying on the LVW traditions 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.
CAMP #2 INFORMATION
Rehearsal will begin on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM, and will take place at Fox Valley Lutheran HS. Times for Saturday and Sunday are listed below. The short weekend will conclude following the Chilton Father's Day Parade on Sunday afternoon.
Transportation to FVL on Saturday, June 18
Students from WLHS, KML, LPS, and WLA will be riding a bus which will begin at KML. The pickup points will be the same as the first camp week.
7:50 AM - Arrive KML to load
8:00 AM - Depart KML
8:40 AM - Arrive Kwik Trip in Fond du Lac, Hickory Street Exit
9:30 AM - Arrive FVL
NOTE - there will not be a bus for the return trip following the parade in Chilton.
Students should pack a bag lunch for Saturday. All other meals will be provided by LVW. The members will again stay overnight at FVL. Students should remember to pack everything needed for two days of camp. The packing list for this past week will be a good reference for this week as well, with the main differences being we have only two days together, and one parade instead of two.
LVW will be viewing a streamed worship service on Saturday night. No special dress is needed for this service. We would much prefer to attend a service in-person on Sunday morning, but with the early departure for Chilton we will not be able to.
Don't forget to bring the following as well:
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Large water jug
SPECIAL ACTIVITY INFO
On Saturday night, the band will be treated to an outdoor movie experience! We will be setting up one of those giant inflatable movie screens. Move title TBD! We will have plenty of popcorn! So the kids should bring along a blanket if they wish to watch in comfort. A light jacket or sweatshirt and jeans/sweatpants to wear if it is a chilly night would also be a good idea.
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 had relatively nice weather this first week, and next week looks like it will be warmer. So weather (other than the rain!) cooperated pretty well during our first camp. Be prepared for warmer weather! 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 19
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. If the route is the same as in previous years, 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 - I'm hoping it is still the same route!).
The Father's Day Parade is the culmination of a four-day festival in Chilton. If you would like to experience a great family event, check out the website for the Chilton Summer Festival. .
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 FVL following the parade by approximately 2:00 - 2:30. 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 KML 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!