LILA Marching Band

Join us in this new endeavor of the Upper School LILA Marching Band!

Advisor: Mr. Zahler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Meetings

Starts Monday, March 18th 5:30-8:00

Costs and Expenses (Tentative)

Summer Marching Band Activity Fee – Between $150-225 (Under Review)
This fee covers all the behind the scenes work that make marching band possible. The benefits of this fee include, but are not limited to: bus transportation to and from events, instructional staff pay (Director, Color Guard Instructor, Drumline Instructor), equipment rental, LILA Activity Office expenses, equipment acquisition for all sections of the band and school, Show Shirts, and scholarship for students in need.

Color Guard Shoes - $35
This one-time expense covers the purchase of Color Guard Shoes for the student to own for their marching band career. These shoes should be ordered with the rest of the Marching Band at the beginning of the season. Replacement pairs can be purchased from the school for the original price.

Color Guard Uniform – $80-100
Color Guard uniforms are different than the rest of the band, as they highlight the theme of the marching band show each year. The design staff will announce uniforms during the first week of band camp.

Horn Line Gloves (2 Pairs) - $5
This one-time expense covers the purchase of two pairs of the black, uniform gloves for members of the Horn Line to own for their marching band career. Be careful not to tumble dry these as they shrink more than typical cotton and will be unwearable. Replacement glove pairs can be purchased from the school for $2.50/pair.

Horn Line and Drum Line Shoes - $37
This one-time expense covers the purchase of Marching Shoes for the student to own for their marching band career. These shoes should be ordered with the rest of the Marching Band at the beginning of the season.

Other Expenses – TBD
Based on their instrument section, certain members of the band may need to purchase instrument-related items, like reeds, specific drum sticks, or mallets. Students will purchase these items on their own.

Please note, scholarships are available for students/families. Contact Mr. Zahler if you have concerns about cost, assistance, or scholarship before making a decision.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is highly recommended for a successful marching band! The music staff are always looking for more highly-involved parents to chaperone trips parades and trips, coordinate fundraising efforts, and generally help out with the operations of the music department. If you or a parent you know is interested in chaperoning the parades or trips, please contact Mr. Zahler.

To Join

In order to join the Marching Band, students must be:

  • Must be 7th grade or above
  • Register on FeePay (Registration will be available after cost is finalized)