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Lowndes High Band Boosters

PO Box 2712

Valdosta, GA 31604

Band Booster Meetings:

Next Meeting: September 22, 2014

Time: 6:30

Location: Cafeteria

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Practice Schedule Reminder

The band will practice 3:30-5:00 each Monday and 3:30-6:00 on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week of contest, the band will practice 3:30-6:00 Monday-Thursday.  All students are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances.

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15th the band will practice until 6:00 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.


Southern Open Tickets Now On Sale

The Lowndes High GA Bridgemen will be performing in exhibition on Tuesday night, September 23rd, at Valdosta's Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  Tickets are only $5 if purchased in advance and will be on sale the final 30 minutes of each practice at the band pavilion beginning on Tuesday, September 9th.  All ticket proceeds from pre-sells benefit the Bridgemen and you save $3 over the gate price.  The Southern Open begins at 5:00PM and LHS will perform later that evening.  Tickets will also be on sale at the September 22nd Booster Meeting.  As with all in town events, there will be no student check outs, all students will be transported to and from the event.

Travel Plan-Marching Cats’ Southern Showcase

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Band Will Practice until 4:30

Dinner Served in Cafetoruim at 4:45

5:30 Students will change and secure horns/hats and report back to cafetoruim

Buses will pull to front of school at 6:15

Depart LHS at 6:30

Band Performs at 7:45

Load Buses after VSU Performance and return to LHS, appx. 8:45


Drive one for Your School

The Annual Drive One for Your School event is Saturday, September 20th from 9:00-4:00 at Langdale Ford in downtown Valdosta.  This event has occured for 6 years and in excess of $80,000 has been raised for the local High School Band programs. Please tell all your family and friends to come out to Langdale Ford and drive one for your student.  One person per household, 18 years of age and older, and the proceeds go towards the student of your choice. It is also a friendly competition between our Bridgemen and the Marching Cats of Valdosta High.  Checks will be presented as part of the Winnersville Classic on October 31st.


New Adult Volunteer Procedures Announced

The Lowndes County Schools have recently updated the mandatory forms and requirements for adults volunteering with the schools.  This includes everyone that works with our band in any capacity.  The only exception are those parents who are employed full time by the school system.  All chaperones, drivers, nurses, uniform volunteers, etc. must complete the three forms and view a powerpoint presentation.  The necessary forms must be turned in with a copy of your license. 

If you volunteer with the band in any capacity please make plans to be in attendance.  Anyone that has not completed this training by September 8th cannot volunteer with the school system.  To review the procedures and the forms that must be turned in please click this link: 


http://www.lowndes.k12.ga.us/files/user/1133/file/MR%20Vol%20Packet%202014-2015.pdf


All forms must be turned in via the Boosters.


Fall Contest Announced

The Georgia Bridgemen will be in competition twice this fall and need a strong presence to support our students!   The first contest is the 17th Annual Heart of Georgia Marching Band Invitational on October 4th.  It will be held in Warner Robins, GA at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.  This will be the end of a long day that begins with the band marching in the Annual Hahira Honeybee Parade at noon.  Exact times will be announced closer, but please plan on a full day!


The very next Saturday, (October 11th) the Bridgemen will be participating in the 21st Annual Hurricane Pride Invitational Marching Band Festival being held at Citrus High School in Inverness, Florida.  This event is similar to our own Battle on the Border, with a preliminaries/finals format, so once again be prepared for a long day.


Performance times will be announced by the host bands after their application deadline passes. 


Discount Card Sales Continue

There is still time to earn valuable funds for your band student!  If you need cards, please contact Dawn Spray at 229-375-8654 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cards are available during each band practice in the band barn area.  If the band has moved due to weather, they will be available wherever the band is.


GA Bridgemen to Raffle Golf Cart

The Lowndes High GA Bridgemen will be selling raffle tickets for the opportunity to win a custom built golf cart!  Each week during football season watch for the cart to make its appearance during halftime!  Tickets are only $5 and the drawing will be held Friday, November 7th at halftime.  Tickets go on sale August 22nd!  If you are interested in displaying the golf cart and selling tickets during the week at your business, please contact Matt Hart.

band golf cart


Washington DC/NYC INFO

We were required to send a non-refundable payment of $250 per person to our tour company in early September.  By then each person on the trip must have made two payments that total $300.  Anyone that was not at this level has been removed fromt the trip.  This allows us to stay on our schedule and not risk losing some of our attractions that require deposits. As a remidner, anyone that elects to not participate in the trip after we have made payments on their behalf, that those monies are non-refundable.

If you have any questions about the status of your account, please do not hesitate to contact Laurie Abney, Treasurer of Student Accounts. 

Below are numerous links that will provide all the information about the 2015 Trip.  

For those interested in the DC/NYC trip, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. We will let you know if we can add you to the trip.

All participants need to complete the Family Committment.

Click here detailed travel plan.

Click here for an overview of the trip and a payment schelduleNEXT PAYMENT DUE BY SEPTEMBER 26, 2014.  YOU MUST BE AT $450.


Upcoming Volunteer Needs
The following events all require a strong showing of Booster Volunteers to ensure success!  If you can be a part of any or all, please contact our Chaperone Chairs (lised on the Committee Chair page) and let them know!

Homecoming Cookout, Thursday, September 18th

Drive One for Your School-Saturday, September, 20th

Battle on the Border-Everyone needed, Saturday, October 18th. In addition to people, materials and equipment needed.