Here is information for the LVW members and support staff as you prepare for the upcoming rehearsal and performance week.
PACK A BAG LUNCH for Tuesday, June 24. Rehearsal begins at 10:00 AM at FVL. All other meals will be provided by LVW.
We will be staying in camp host homes for Tuesday and Wednesday night. On Thursday and Friday nights, we will be staying overnight at FVL, and on Saturday night we will be staying at Eastside Lutheran Church and School in Madison, so all staff and LVW members are to pack accordingly.
Remember, you should pack for SIX days, but try to utilize small suitcases and duffel bags. We are traveling with school buses for this trip (Saturday and Sunday), so space will be very limited.
Rehearsal camp will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. We will be leaving Thursday afternoon for the Greendale show, returning to Appleton for Friday, and will leave again on Saturday and Sunday which will culminate at the Oregon Show on Sunday night.
LVW will be entering our first weekend of competitive parades and field shows of the 2014 season. Performances this weekend include the following:
Thursday, June 26 – Field Show at Greendale HS, 7:30 PM
Friday, June 27 – Lutheran Vanguard Classic Home Show at Appleton North HS, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 28 – Sun Prairie Flags of Freedom Parade (2:00 PM); Field Show at Cardinal Heights Upper MS, 7:30 PM.
Sunday, June 24 – Oregon Summerfest Parade, 12:30 PM; Oregon Field Show, 7:30 PM
LVW will be housed in the following locations this weekend:
Tuesday and Wednesday nights – Host Homes
Thursday and Friday nights – FVL
Saturday - Eastside Lutheran Church and School, Madison
Emergency contact information:
James Neujahr Cell Phone - 920-740-3924
Randy Kramer Cell Phone - 920-242-9835
James Neujahr will be going to Middleton on Saturday following the Sun Prairie parade to see his son Josh (visual staff) and daughter Johanna (mellophone) with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in the Madison Scouts' show. Therefore, if you have to call the band for any reason after 4:00 PM that day, contact Randy Kramer. James will be with the band for the remainder of this next week.
Since this is a rehearsal 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 SIX performances this trip!)
Instruments, music, etc.
Water jugs, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable marching shoes, hats, etc.
Good Casual Dress for church. Ladies and gentlemen MAY wear NICE DRESS SHORTS FOR CHURCH. Ladies, no spaghetti strap dresses. We are witnesses in our dress as well.
On Sunday, we will be worshiping in the 8:00 AM service at Eastside Lutheran Church in Madison. This is also a communion service, and we are all invited to participate. The LVW choir may also be singing in the service.
Eastside Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
2310 Independence Lane Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-244-3045; firstname.lastname@example.org
Checkout Procedures for Sunday, June 29:
If you are going to be picked up following the Oregon Field 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 where we are changing out of uniform. For this weekend, that will be on Sunday, at Oregon HS (456 N. Perry Pkwy, Oregon, WI 53575). 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 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!
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.
Thursday, June 26
2:00 PM Buses arrive at FVL to load
2:30 PM Depart for Greendale HS, 6801 Southway, Greendale, WI 53129
5:00 PM Supper at Greendale HS
7:30 PM Show begins (at Greendale HS)
10:30 PM Depart for FVL
12:30 AM Arrive FVL
Friday, June 27
8:00 AM Wake up, shower, eat
9:00 AM Rehearsal
11:30 AM Lunch
12:15 PM Rehearsal
5:00 PM Supper
5:45 PM Show prep, transport to ANHS
7:30 PM Lutheran Vanguard Classic begins at ANHS
10:30 PM Return to FVL
Saturday, June 28
8:00 AM Wake up, shower, eat
8:45 AM Clean facilities, Pack and Load luggage, equipment, Change into half uniform
9:15 AM Load buses, equipment
10:00 AM Depart for Sun Prairie Westside School, 1320 Buena Vista Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
12:00 PM Arrive Sun Prairie and Lunch (bag lunch at parade warm up)
2:00 PM Flags of Freedom Parade begins (LVW # TBD) - Parade Pick up to be discussed with drivers
4:00 PM Travel to Sun Prairie Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (220 Kroncke Dr, Sun Prairie, WI) to relax, eat supper, prepare for show
7:30 PM Flags of Freedom Show begins at Cardinal Heights UMS.
10:30 PM Depart for Eastside Lutheran Church and School, 2310 Independence Ln, Madison, WI
10:50 PM Arrive Eastside Lutheran Church and School
Sunday, June 29
6:30 AM Wake Up/Breakfast/Dress for Church
8:00 AM Attend service at Eastside Lutheran Church
9:15 AM Pack and clean facilities, change into half uniform
9:45 AM Load buses
10:15 AM Depart for Oregon, WI (Oregon HS – 456 N Perry Pkwy, Oregon, WI 53575) for Parade
11:00 AM Arrive Oregon HS, WI (Bag lunch)
12:30 PM Parade begins (LVW # TBD) - Post parade pick up to be discussed with drivers. After parade return to Oregon HS to change and prepare for evening show
Supper will be served at Oregon HS.
7:30 PM Show begins at Oregon HS
11:00 PM (Time approximate) Load and Depart from Oregon HS (Travel times and destinations vary for each school)
FVL (Lamers Buses) FVL students – directly to FVL
1:15 AM – Arrive Fox Valley Lutheran High School
MLHS (Brandt Bus) will meet at Oregon HS to transport KML, WISCO, and MLHS students
12:30 AM – Arrive Wisconsin Lutheran HS
1:00 AM – Arrive Grafton WI Target
2:15 AM – Arrive Manitowoc Lutheran HS
SHLS, LLHS, and LHS will go home with parents