“Extra” marching band time

This week is the last week of marching band, and to celebrate the band’s success this season, students have planned several evenings of special activities. These activities are student-led, and they are great team-building experiences, so we hope all students are able to participate. However, these activities are in addition to a very busy week of rehearsals, and students need to keep up with their assignments in their other classes. Therefore, students are not required to stay any later than 7:00 on any night.

For students who have time and are interested in participating, the schedule for those extra activities is as follows:

  • Monday, 7:00 – 9:00
  • Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:00
  • Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00

Bengal Regiment State Championships

The Bengal Regiment will perform at the CBA State Marching Band Festival this Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25 at the Air Force Academy stadium in Colorado Springs.

Friday’s schedule

9:15 Rehearse
11:30 Eat lunch
12:45 Load busses
1:00 Depart
2:30 Arrive and unload
3:25 Warm up
4:50 Perform
5:50 Leave for LHS

Assuming we are able to depart on time, we should return to LHS between 7:30 and 8:00. At that time, students should all plan on going straight home and to bed. We’ll have a very long day Saturday.

Saturday’s schedule

We won’t know our exact itinerary for Saturday until we have the results from Friday. Students need to be at LHS by 8:00 in the morning. We’ll perform sometime between 12:30 and 2:30, and we’ll know whether we’re in finals by 4:00. If we are not in finals, we will come home right after awards. If we are in Finals, we will be back to LHS between 11:30pm-12:00am.

Important spectator information

Spectator and Bus Entrance into the Air Force Academy: all buses (charter, school district), private cars, min-vans carrying spectators, etc., will enter the Academy ground via the North Entrance (Exit 156 off of I 25). Drivers must produce a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration.

Regionals Itinerary

Students will perform at Littleton High School on Monday for CBA State Regionals. This is an important show for the band, as it will determine their placement leading into State Championships. A schedule for the evening is posted below.

1:40 Rehearse during 8th block
3:15 Eat
3:45 Load trucks
4:30 Depart LHS
5:30 Arrive at Littleton High School
7:30 Perform
8:30 Depart Littleton High School

Only Drum Majors will stay for the awards ceremony. Other students will be back at LHS around 9:00.

October 9 football game

The Bengal Regiment is performing at the LHS football game on October 9. Students need to meet in the band room at 4:00 to eat dinner; the game starts at 6:00, and the students should be done by about 8:30.

Marching Band Itinerary for the Pomona Festival

This Saturday, the Bengal Regiment will perform at the Pomona marching festival. Below is a schedule for that morning and afternoon:

9:00 Rehearse
11:45 Leave LHS
12:30 Arrive at festival, warm up
2:30 Perform

Prelims results will be announced at 2:45. Since Lakewood is co-hosting the show, the band will stay to perform again in the evening. Our second performance time is at 7:30, and awards will be announced at 8:00.

Congratulations Bengal Regiment

Congratulations to the marching band students for their performances last week! The band won the Jeffco Marching Festival, played a great show at the football game, and placed 8th out of 26 bands competing at the Legacy Marching Festival. The students have a great show, and we’ll continue to improve upon it during the remaining four weeks of the marching season.

Itineraries for this week

The Bengal Regiment has three performances this week. The students’ itineraries for these events are below.

Jeffco Marching Festival
Tuesday, September 23, 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jefferson County Stadium
500 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226

3:30 Call time
4:00 Eat dinner
4:45 Load buses
5:00 Leave LHS
5:15 Arrive at stadium
5:30 Watch bands
6:30 Unload truck
7:00 Move to warm up
7:10 Warm up
8:30 Performance (have a great show!)
9:30 Awards
10:00 Load buses
10:30 Arrive at LHS

Tickets to see the band are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children under 6.

Football Game
Thursday, September 25, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jefferson County Stadium
500 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80226

5:30 Eat dinner
6:30 Leave LHS
7:30 Game starts

We will leave the stadium in the middle of the fourth quarter of the game and should be back at LHS by about 10:00.

Legacy Marching Festival
Saturday, September 27, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Five Star Stadium
9360 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80229

8:00 Call time
10:15 Load truck
11:00 Leave LHS
11:45 Arrive at Legacy
12:25 Warm up
1:45 Perform
4:45 Awards

If we make finals, we will stay until the end of finals, and we’ll return to the school between 10:30 and 11:00 pm. If we don’t make finals we will come home after the afternoon awards ceremony, and we’ll arrive between 6:30 and 7:00

Tickets to see the band perform at either the afternoon or the evening performance are $12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. Tickets for both performances are $20 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Log in to Charms

We need students and parents to log into our information management site (Charms) to enter their most recent phone number and email address. We will be using the information on this website throughout the year to communicate with parents and students, so please make sure your information is up-to-date.

To log in (or sign up):

  1. Go to www.charmsoffice.com.
  2. Click the “Enter/Login” button in the top right corner.
  3. In the parent/student section, enter “LkwdHSBand” for the school code and click “Enter Student/Parent Area.”
  4. For the student area password, enter your or your child’s student ID number.
  5. Provide an email address, a cell phone number, a home phone number, and an address so that we can contact you.
  6. To add parent information to the student profile, click “Add New Adult.”

Once you’re logged into charms, you can find the student handbook under “Handouts/Files.” All students need to return the acknowledgment form at the end of the handbook signed by themselves and their parents by August 29.

Throughout the year, we will be using the email and cell phone information you enter to keep in touch as well as posting important files on the Charms site.