2nd- Scripps MS Spring Concert at LOHS, 7pm
3rd- Waldon MS Spring Concert at LOHS, 7pm
4th- Waldon 8th Grade Celebration (7th grade band plays), WMS 6pm
4th- Oakview MS Spring Concert at LOHS, 7:30pm
10th- LOHS Commencement (Concert, Symp, & WEns play) at DTE 5pm
13th- Kilometers for Kids 8:30am at LOHS

15th - 19th- LOMB Boot Camp (M-F) at LOHS 1-8pm
19th- LOMB Bonfire at Camp Agawam, 8-11pm
24th- LOMB Wednesday Rehearsal at LOHS, 1-8pm
26th- LOMB to DCI at Muncie, IN (optional but encouraged)



Up Coming Events

  • First off, let's clarify a rumor that wrecks havoc with new incoming marchers, every year.   LOMB does not feed students on rehearsal days.   Prepare yourself. You'll have at least one parent tell you otherwise. "But I heard someone say that they feed all the kids at practices."   They're wrong.   The LOBB organizes a series of meals prior to each marching COMPETITION. I'll write a post about Competition Meals when ...
  • Marching band is about to change your life. Or at least your summer vacation plans.   It's unavoidable. Competition season starts about the same time that school does and in order to be ready, summer rehearsals are a must.   The bulk of the learning happens during camp weeks (boot camp, mini-camp(s), pre & post camps). Wednesday rehearsals are an important way to keep students from backtracking between camp weeks. The fewer absences your student ...
  • Here's a mandatory piece of equipment that you need to start shopping for:  1/2 gallon thermal water jug with drinking spout.   You'll find them made by several manufacturers: Igloo, Coleman, Rubbermaid, etc.   Note that I said it was mandatory equipment? Yep, your marcher is about to become best friends with their water jug. They'll go everywhere together, not by choice but by director's orders.   LOMB rehearsals are almost always outside, far from ...
  • My first LOMB child joined the Front Ensemble. Front ensemble is the official name for the team of students who stand along the front sideline playing non-mobile instruments- marimba, vibe, synthesizer, bass, etc. Pit kids (that’s the unofficial name) have some amazing skills but they never leave their own personal 4 foot diameter circle. No one builds calves of steel playing in the Front Ensemble.   So I was downright shocked when my second child ...
  • How to tell a Rehearsal from a Sectional:   Rehearsals- Scheduled by Mr. Steele in March or April, long before the season begins Noted on the band calendar and the schedule on the website Instructor led, instructor supervised Full band At LOHS Required attendance Absences must be excused (absent@lodragons.org) Sectionals- Scheduled anywhere from 2 days to 2 minutes ahead of time Never listed on a calendar or schedule. In fact, you may ...