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Lowndes High Band Boosters

PO Box 2712

Valdosta, GA 31604

Band Booster Meetings:

Next Meeting: October 27, 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.

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.  See travel plan below.  Exact parade uniform will be annouced on Thursday.  The schedule for the band contest can be found by clicking HERE!

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.  The GA Bridgemen perform at 4:00 in prelims.  Finals begin at 7:30 and the last competing band performs at 9:45.  Awards begin at 10:30PM. For a complete schedule for that contest, please click HERE!.

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.

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 from 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 WAS DUE ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014.  YOU MUST BE AT $450.

Upcoming Volunteer Needs

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

 Friday, October 3rd, Colquitt County Football Game


* Dressed in full uniform (no white jackets, you get your hat when we arrive in Moultrie)

* $10 cash to give to my bus chaperone for snacks and drinks throughout the year

* Instrument, if not on semi (flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, trumpets)

4:30 – Buses Stage in Student Parking Lot

4:55 – Buses move to the Front of the School

5:00 – Begin Loading and Roll Call

5:15 – Depart LHS

6:15 – Arrive at Moultrie

7:30 – Kickoff

Saturday, October 4th, Honeybee Parade/Heart of Georgia Competition


* Show up to school in parade outfit-Gray Bridgemen Shirt, Blue Jeans.

* In your Bridgemen bag all parts of your uniform, shoes and gloves

 * Your instrument (make sure it is on bus from night before)

 * $6 cash for dinner

10:00 – Buses stage in student parking lot.  

10:15 – All Baritone, Mellophones, Low Reeds will need to arrive in the student parking lot to unload their instruments from the semi.

10:30 – Begin to Load Students on buses and take roll.  You will need your instrument in hand (like we did at Southern Open), grey t-shirt, blue jeans/shorts on.  In your Bridgemen bag you should have your band uniform and gloves.

10:45 – Depart LHS 

12:00 – Parade Begins

12:30 – Once we arrive back at HMS, all students will put instruments in cases and load their instruments.  If your instrument goes on the bus, please take on bus and put in the case.  We will them meet in the HMS cafeteria for lunch. You are allowed to change to more comfortable clothes for the bus ride.

2:00 – Depart for Warner Robins 

4:30 – Arrive at 1st Methodist Church to change into uniforms

5:30 – Arrive at Warner Robins Contest

6:45 – Warm-Up

7:40 – Performance

8:50 – Awards

Midnight – Arrive back at LHS


Friday Night Football Game-Mack Tharpe Stadium

1000 Stadium Drive, Moultrie, GA-40 Miles 

Remember 7:30 Kickoff

Saturday Contest in Warner Robins-McConnell-Talbert Stadium

400 South Davis Drive, Warner Robins, GA-137 Miles

Performance Time 7:40

Admission is $10 for adults, kids 3 and under are free