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First Game Tips from the Band Boosters


Here are some First Game Tips from the Band Boosters!

– If you are volunteering for the game and NOT riding the bus please be sure to purchase your ticket. There have been some stadiums that have required Bus Chaperones to purchase a ticket so please be prepared to purchase a ticket just in case.  You can purchase them in advance at the school bookkeeper ($6 for an adult ticket) or you can purchase them at Newsom Stadium until Game Day afternoon at the discounted rate.  Tickets at the MISD gate are $7. Additional ticket information can be found page.cfm?p=4642

 -Some stadiums will take both cash and credit for ticket sales and concession stands. Please be prepared in the event the location is not able to process credit/debit transactions.

 -If you have signed up to volunteer please be sure to sign in on the volunteer clipboard.  Mary Alice Gilchrist is usually sitting by the Band/Color Guard and has the clipboard.  This is the official volunteer list and points are posted in Charms to the student’s accounts.

 -Please stop by the Lake Ridge front office and get a volunteer sticker.  This will allow the kids to know which adults are volunteers. In the event you can not make it up to the school during school hours AND you are in the Raptor system you may call up to the receptionist and ask them to release your label to your student. Your student will need to go by to pick it up between classes.  They will not deliver it to them nor call them out of class.

 -Volunteers are required to annually complete a background check.  If you have not already filled out the online form please do so now.  The link is: https://mansfield.quickapp. pro/apply/applicant/new/5108?_ ref=qap_session_ 56768e6d875272ea9ca2b86be8206e 3f784c49ccd40f9a7ecd9740bed800 8780

 -If you have signed up to volunteer for the following duties please watch for the band to leave the stands near the middle/end of 2nd quarter.  You will follow them down to the field.

          Snacks and Water, Flip Folders/Tubs, Photography, Nurse, and Plumes

If you volunteered for Pits/Props/Transportation/ Logistics Chris Johnson will contact you with specific details for each event.

-Take Lots of Photos and share those photos with parents!  We have a Shutterfly site.  It’s free to view and download the photos to your own computer. Shutterfly runs specials every weekend for freebies.  Our site is  We have started a folder per game so upload your photos under the game album.

-Be sure to join the Lake Ridge Band Mom (and Dads) Facebook group.  Parents share information about carpooling, when the busses arrive at the school, important last minute notes, etc.  Our page is: groups/1496149507333533/

-Wear your Eagle Band Spirit Shirts and sit by the Eagle Band!

-Be sure and cheer loud for our Eagle Band!

It’s going to be a great year.  See you Thursday night at Newsom.


Band Information Letter – 2017-2018

Lake Ridge High School Band families,

We are very excited to have you in the Lake Ridge High School Band Program.  The Lake Ridge Band is one of the premier organizations at Lake Ridge High School.  In just five years, students such as you have helped build the reputation of this band as one of the elite band programs in the area and the state.  In addition to a great music education, students in band learn the following:  time management, communication, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, responsibility, respect, leadership, teamwork, and pride.  As one of the largest organizations on campus, the band is a great social and academic support group.  Consequently, if there is anything a student needs, a fellow band member will always be close by to help at any point throughout the day.  The information in this letter should help answer many questions.  However, if there is the slightest question on any issue, please feel free to contact any of the high school band directors via email or telephone.  We are looking forward to the addition of another great freshman class to our already talented and hard working upperclassmen.