I want to first congratulate everyone for a job well done during this first week of camp! Thanks to Holly Kubek and our army of volunteer support staff for making sure the kids were fed, to Charis Scharf, Elisabeth Wagner, and our uniform crew for helping them look awesome, to those with the band on the parade route, and to Tony Kubek for making sure that we had our volunteers coordinated and everything else in place for our first performance. Without our support staff, our members would not be able to accomplish the things they do.
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 challenge of doing parades with an enthusiasm and a desire to be the absolute best that we can be. This was done in "record time", with our first practice only three days before our first parade! What was a great first performance 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 at 10:00 AM, and will take place at FVL. Rehearsal will go from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, and Sunday's activities will end by 5:00 PM. More on the weekend's schedule later in this post.
TRANSPORTATION TO FVL on Saturday, June 19
Students from KML, WLA, and WLHS will be riding a bus according to the schedule below. The pick up points are the same as they were last week.
Saturday, June 19
8:00 AM - Pick up KML and WLHS students at Jackson Park and Ride (HWY 60 and 45)
8:45 AM - Pick up WLA students at Fond du Lac Kwik Trip (Hickory Street exit)
9:45 AM - Arrive at FVL, unload
Sunday, June 20
5:00 PM - Load and Depart FVL
6:00 PM - Drop off at FDL Kwik Trip
6:45 PM - Drop off at Jackson Park and Ride
Meals for this weekend
Directors, Staff, and Members should PACK A LUNCH FOR THE NOON MEAL ON SATURDAY. All other meals will be provided by LVW. We will be staying at FVL on Saturday night.
On Sunday following the rehearsal. we will be providing a "take home meal" for those that are not from FVL. Staff, Directors, and any parent drivers will be able to take a meal for the road. We will not be providing a meal for those from FVL.
What to bring/Pack
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.
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 (although not as hot - hopefully).
Of special importance - Don't forget to bring the following:
- Sunscreen (at least SPF 30 or higher)
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Large water jug
- Uniform Items - black shoes, socks, long sleeve compression shirt, guard undergarments - explanation below
SPECIAL ACTIVITY INFO
On Saturday, before supper, the band will be given some free time to relax and have fun. We are planning on setting up some sprinklers on the practice fields, and would like to organize some "ultimate frisbee"! So students may bring swim suits for some sprinkler fun, and any special shoes or clothing if ultimate frisbee is your thing. Don't forget your frisbees!
LVW will be viewing the Livestream of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church service on Sunday morning at 8:00. There is no need to bring special clothing for this service.
LVW Seasonal T-shirts Available for Purchase
All LVW members and staff were given a shirt this past weekend. There are shirts left over for purchase for $15 each. To reserve your shirt, please fill out this 2021 Season T-Shirt Order Form.
The shirts can either be paid for and brought home by your LVW member, or you can pick them up at a school where we are practicing Please have exact change ($15 per shirt), or you can pay by check (made out to Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin). We don't have the capability of taking credit cards for this purchase. Please be aware that we will NOT have them available either before or after a parade in the line up area or post-parade disbanding area.
Because we will likely need to order additional shirts above what we currently have, please fill out the form by this Friday, June 18. The available shirts can be purchased/distributed on a "first come, first served" basis, and those that reserve shirts later may need to wait for the next order to arrive. We hope to have those additional shirts by the Kenosha weekend.
LVW Dress Performance on Sunday, JUNE 20
LVW will be doing a "DRESS PERFORMANCE" on Sunday, June 20. This will be in uniform, and will give parents an opportunity to get "up close and personal" with your LVW members. Our plan is to begin our normal pre-performance warm ups outside (weather permitting), followed by the band doing their parade tunes in the parking lot or on the FVL track if it is available. Parents and family members will be invited to get up close during the "performance" and take pictures, video, and so on. Following that short performance you will be able to take pictures of the LVW members while still in uniform.
The younger siblings in our Banner/American Flag Detail will not be expected to be here for this performance.
We will begin our warm ups at approximately 4:00 PM, and will end by about 4:30. We want to make sure that the band is changed out of uniform before 5:00 when we hope to have everyone on the road to return home.
We realize that not all parents will be able to take in this exhibition, but we wanted to do this especially since there will be no parades this weekend. We didn't want this opportunity slip away!