LAKE CENTRAL BAND NEWSLETTER
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE LAKE CENTRAL BANDS
LAKE CENTRAL BAND BOOSTERS ♪ P.O. BOX 296 ♪ SCHERERVILLE, IN 46375
LAKE CENTRAL BAND BOOSTERS BOARD
PRESIDENT: SCOTT SMITH
1st VICE PRESIDENT: MARLA LAREAU
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: BEV FOLTMAN
TREASURER: TOM VIENNA
SECRETARY: LISA SCHULZ
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Everything is in full bloom here in the Lake Central Band Department! All of the ensembles are pre-
paring for the Spring Band Concert and for ISSMA Organizational Contest. Winter Percussion En-
semble just finished a very successful season, the Winter Color Guards are finishing up their sea-
sons, the Jazz Ensembles are getting ready to swing at the Valparaiso University Jazz Festival, and
the plans for an exciting 2010 Marching Band Season are well underway!
Continue to work hard, get involved, have a positive attitude, and see what kind of positive impact
you can have on yourself, your students and everyone and everything associated with this great band department.
Remember that you get out of something what you put into it!
FROM THE DESK OF MR. NELSON:
THOUGHTS OF THE MONTH
Wow! What a finish to a great season! The
winter percussion ensemble finished 7th
place in the Indiana Percussion Association State “You become like the people with
Championships. The students played incredible and we
whom you associate.”
are all very proud of their hard work and accomplish-
“Luck is what happens when hard
Mark your calendars: Tuesday, April 27th— work meets opportunity.”
PERCUSSION!!! We are hosting an evening of percus-
sion featuring all of the percussionists from Lake Cen- “If you can’t change your fate,
tral’s percussion class and the Marian Catholic High change your attitude.”
School percussion ensemble. It will be an evening of
great music and great new friendships! “The greater the obstacle, the more
glory in overcoming it.”
Hope to see you there!
Mr. Nelson “The way I see it, if you want the
rainbow, you have to put up with the
FROM THE DESK OF MR. B:
Congrats to the ladies of the LC Winter
The AA Guard finished the season
winning the Silver medal.
The Open Guard won the Gold medal Band Awards Banquet
with a score of 88.2. Tuesday, May 18th
(see insert included in this newsletter)
The first week of April, the Open Guard will be trav-
eling to Dayton, Ohio for the Winter Guard Interna-
tional World Championships. Band Parent Information Night
Good luck, ladies! Thursday, May 27th
Thank you to all the parents and staff for making
7pm at Lake Central High School
this year a success!
See ALL important dates listed on our web
Mr. B site: www.lcband.com
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From the PRESIDENT
From the desk of Scott Smith
I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break and is ready to enjoy the end of year school fes-
tivities. Ahead of us are the ISSMA Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performances, the
Spring Concert and of course, our end of the year Awards Banquet in May. Please fill out your ticket
order form in this newsletter for the awards banquet and get it into the booster mailbox. No tickets will be
sold at the door!
This is also the time that we elect a new board for the upcoming year. At the March Boosters meeting, the
slate of officers was presented for the 2010/2011 Booster Board. The candidates are:
President: Marla Lareau
First Vice President: Tom O’Donnell
Second Vice President: Diane O’Connor
Secretary: Dawn Crawford
Treasurer: Carrie Brownewell & Cathie Clark
Voting for the new Board will be held on April 28th, 2010 at the monthly booster meeting. Please
come hear the candidates and fell free to ask them questions (nominations can be made from the
floor as well) and vote!
I know you’ve all heard me say this a million times but it still holds true today as in any time I’ve mentioned it
before. The Board can only be successful with the help of you, the parents of the students we all love so
much. Please make that commitment to continue the long tradition of family support for these fine students
and let’s take this program to the next step in it’s evolution. It’s been an exciting year, we as a
group have accomplished so much for our students and next year looks to be even bigger and
2010 AWARDS BANQUET
On Tuesday, May 18, we invite all band students and their
parents to the Halls of St. George to enjoy dinner and an
"We make a living by what we get.
evening out with your friends and colleagues. After din- We make a life by what we give."
ner, Mr. Harmon and all of his staff will be there to present
awards and scholarships to the students. We encourage -Winston Churchill
all band families to attend this event which wraps up the
entire year. We will also honor our veteran senior stu-
dents who have used their time and talents to entertain
countless people over their years of service with the Lake
Vice Presidents Report
From the desk of Marla Lareau and Beverly Foltman
Central Band Programs. The cost for the evening, includ-
ing a delicious family style dinner, is $22 each and $10 if SAVE THE DATE:
you are 8 years old and younger. Please note that Senior
Students are FREE. The doors will open at 6:00pm and The third annual Music is Important Golf Outing
dinner will be served promptly at 6:30pm. The Halls of St. is scheduled for Monday, June 28th at White
George is located at 905 Joliet (old Lincoln Highway) just Hawk Country Club. Start putting your four-
east of Cline Avenue. somes together now and join the boosters for a
great day of golf and food. More details to fol-
Please complete the insert in this newsletter and return it low.
with your money or check made out to the LC Band Boost-
ers. Drop the envelope in the mailbox located in the band SPECIAL THANKS:
room. If you have any questions about this event, please
For all of those who supported the Scholarship
contact Debbie Sieffert at 365-4151 or Kay Smith at 365-
Dinner and Silent auction—Thank you! A great
time was had by all.
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Spring and Market Day is in the Air!
We’d like to thank everyone who supported our April Market Day® sale! In
May, you’ll receive a FREE 4-pack of ¼ lb. burgers with a minimum order of
$50. It’s also Frequent Buyer® Program Redemption Month. If you have quali-
fied, order $40 in May to receive your FREE Mite ‘N’ Mighty Step Stool.
KEEP THE COOKIE JAR FULL! Just in time for all the Spring family celebrations from Memorial Day to graduations
to bridal and baby showers….cookies are always a sure-fire hit with everyone! Stock up on these pre-measured,
ready to bake cookies: Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Mint Chip, Lemon Cooler, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut butter,
Snickerdoodle, M&M and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip! Bake a few for a warm mid afternoon snack or bake them all
for an awesome family treat….it’s up to you! BUY MORE AND
SAVE! ...see order form for details! Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
PARENTS: Most of our Market Day volunteers will be graduat- Ingredients:
1⅓ c, vanilla ice cream
ing out of the program at the end of the school year. Please 1 bottle multicolored candy sprinkles
consider volunteering your time to help. The new year will begin Cookies!...flavor of your choice!
with the summer sales so please contact Michelle Cook or Pati
Barrientez to join our group. See contact information on the May Directions: Let ice cream stand at
Market Day order form. room temperature for a few minutes
to soften slightly. Pour candy sprin-
Go to www.marketday.com Lake Central High School Band kles onto a plate. Scoop ice cream
Boosters or pick up an order form in the band room (outside Mr. onto 4 cookies.
Harmon’s office) to place your Market Day Order today! Top each with another cookie, squeeze them together gen-
tly, and scrape the ice cream edge smooth with a small
Michelle Cook spatula. Roll edges in candy sprinkles.
Phone: 558-2093 Eat ice cream sandwiches immediately, or freeze airtight at
least 30 minutes or up to a day.
Tom Vienna and Aud- Do you want to learn more about the
rey Robertson on being BAND PROGRAM at LC?
selected as members of
the IBA All-State Band Do you have some great ideas to make our
and All-State Honor Band Program even better?
Come to a BAND BOOSTER MEETING!
These two members of
the LC Band program Each meeting is scheduled for the last Wednes-
met with other incredible day of every month at 7:30pm in the band room!
high school musicians from around the state on the weekend of STAY INFORMED…COME TO A BAND
March 12-14, rehearsed for two days, then put on an incredible BOOSTER MEETING!
concert on the campus of Purdue University.
MARCHING BAND, MARCHING BAND, MARCHING BAND!!!
It’s getting close! The start of another award-winning marching band season is just around the corner! See the en-
closed schedule for the spring and summer. The theme of this year’s production is “Seven”. Details about the show
will follow at a later time, but rest assured that, as a design team, we are constantly striving to raise our own bar. As
members and parents, you should be doing the same thing. As you are aware, the marching band experience is one
that cannot be duplicated anywhere else, so hang on for a great ride as we prepare for an incredible 2010 season!
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Lake Central Band Booster
Membership Drive 2009-2010
Thank you so much to those who have already contributed to the Lake Central Band Boosters’
Membership Drive. We are asking EACH family to give $25.00 to help our kids during the year.
This will be a once a year donation. This is an easy way to show your support and help fund
our awesome Band Program! Look for the Membership forms in the band room. Questions
should be directed to Lisa Schulz at 322-4180. The following is a list of families who have shown
their support and have become members:
The Barrientez Family The Heusmann Family The O'Donnell Family
The Batistatos Family The Inglese Family The Otic Family
The Bouma Family The Kalinich Family The Rees Family
The Brown Family The Karwatka Family The Rhoades Family
The Browne Family The Schulz Family
The Kluck Family
The Cervantes Family The Sieffert Family
The Kowalewicz Family
The Chase Family The Smith Family
The Kucera Family The Stidham Family
The Chavarria Family
The Kutka Family The Turco Family
The Crawford Family
The Lareau Family The Turman Family
The Dostal Family
The Lazaroff Family The Vienna Family
The Flens Family
The McGrath Family The Wasylowsky Family
The Giazzon Family
The Govert Family The McQuillen Family The Wozniak Family
The Gustafson Family The Milcarek Family
The Harmon Family The Mills Family
The Heath Family
SPONSORSHIP DRIVE 2009-2010
The sponsorship drive has been a great success so far this year. Thanks to all those who have contributed to the
band program through sponsorship donations. It is never too late to become a sponsor. Wouldn’t you like to see your
name or the name of your business on our sponsorship page or on our semi-trailer? For further information, visit
our website www.lcband.com or contact Robin Vienna at email@example.com/219-805-3254.
If you are in the band program and have a parent, uncle, neighbor or someone you know who owns a business, ask
them to become a sponsor of our wonderful program. And remember, in appreciation to those who have contributed
to the LC band, please make note of those businesses on our page and make sure to give them some of our business.
Thanks, Robin Vienna
Important Contact Information
Chris Harmon Alan Buzalski
(219) 365-2760 or (219) 365-8551 ext. 278 (219) 365-2760 or (219) 365-8551 ext. 189
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail address: email@example.com
David Nelson Denise Miloshoff, Office Secretary
(219) 365-2760 or (219) 365-8551 ext. 295 (219) 365-2760 or (219) 365-8551 ext. 280
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail address: email@example.com
Contact the Band Boosters Board Members by logging on to
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Patron Sponsors $2,500 and up
John & Rosemary Sanchez
Edward & Liliana Roviaro
Nathan & Julie Bouma
Tom & Kathy O’Donnell
Diamond Sponsors $1,000-$2,499
Teachers Credit Union
Gold Sponsors $500-$999
Webb Ford George & Loretta Pazak
Dwayne and Sherri Biegel Robert and Clare Schneider
Dr. and Mrs. John Valesano Jeffry & Mary Mitchell
Silver Sponsors $250-$499
Collision Revision Robert M. Modrowski, DDS
Dyer Construction Co., Inc. Strack and Van Til, Schererville
Steve & Laura Hodges White Hawk Country Club
Jalapeno’s/Woodhollow After Dark
Bronze Sponsors $100-$249
Awesome Eats & Treats Villa Cesare Centier Bank
Dunhill Tuxedos Koed Corp d/b/a Lot O’ Fun Puntillo Orthodontics, P.S.
The Band Man’s Company Zig E’s Funland Quinlan & Fabish Music Company
Riah Salon Town of Schererville
Copper Sponsors $50-$99
Alkon Consulting Group, Inc. Alsip Home & Nursery
Carras-Szany-Kuhn & Associates, P.S. Architects Halls of St. George
The Kullman/Lewis Family The Patricia Lewis Family
Lake Central Athletic Boosters Lencioni Catering
Sarkey Insurance Agency Jim Miskovich State Farm Ins
Strack and Van Til, St. John Thiel Cabinet Shop
Walt’s Food Centers Sicillian Joe’s Pizzeria
To become a sponsor of the LC Band program, please send your check to
LCBand Boosters, P.O. Box 296, Schererville, IN 46375 or visit www.lcband.com, sponsors.