Our next Board meeting will be Monday, October 17 at 5:45, held at the school before rehearsal. All members are always welcome to attend our Board meetings.
We will be rehearsing at Chippewa again this season. The Board is researching a potential new "home" for the LCB, but this space will not be available until spring 2023.
There will be no rehearsals on: Halloween, Oct 31; MLK Day, Jan 16; President's Day, Feb 20; and April 3 (spring break). Winter inclement weather: if Okemos schools call a snow day, we will not rehearse.
Assistant Conductor search
Dr. McIlhagga is seeking an assistant conductor for this season and we'd like this position filled from within the band. This position is paid; if you are interested, please contact LCB conductor or president. Candidates will audition with the band sometime this fall.
COVID policy updates
The CDC states that nearly 95% of all Americans have some immunity due to vaccination and/or having caught COVID, and they no longer suggest social distancing. In light of this change in guidance, the board has decided we will no longer require COVID vaccinations to participate in band. However, the board strongly encourages you to keep your vaccinations up-to-date, and will review this policy throughout the year, based on the COVID infection rates. We expect the Okemos schools' mask policy will be “masks optional for students and staff”, so masks are not required. However, if you feel ill, or if you are exposed to COVID, please do NOT attend rehearsals. We need to protect each other, and one of the best ways to do that is to avoid spreading illness in our rehearsals.
Upcoming concert dates
Fall Concert: Sunday, October 23
Holiday Concert: Sunday, December 4
Red Cedar Festival: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Young Person's Concerts TBA, probably late Feb/early March. The Board is in discussion with CPAC and Owosso.
Spring Concert: Sunday, April 23
MSU Spring Commencements: May 5-7, 2023
Members wishing to learn more about the LCB Endowment and/or include LCB in their estate planning are encouraged to contact Jeff Padden. Our target funding for the endowment is $1M.
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