Warrior Homecoming Celebration 2019

Homecoming activities and events for 2019 begin with all-school activities on Monday, September 23, 2019, and end with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, September 28.

The 2019 Homecoming Court includes two representatives from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes, and four representatives from the senior class. Members of the court include freshmen representatives Grace Cody, Juneau, and Will Miller, Sun Prairie; sophomore representatives Sam Knapp, Oconomowoc, and Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; junior representatives Connor Griffin, Lodi, and Evelyn Terry, Oconomowoc; senior representatives Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie, and Brynn McDermott, Poynette; and King Trevor Geerdts, Lake Mills and Queen Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills.

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Members of the Lakeside Lutheran 2019 Homecoming Court include (couples from L-R) senior reps Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie, and Brynn McDermott, Poynette; junior reps Connor Griffin, Lodi and Evelyn Terry, Oconomowoc; freshmen reps Will Miller, Sun Prairie, and Grace Cody, Juneau; sophomore reps Sam Knapp, Oconomowoc, and Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; and King Trevor Geerdts, Lake Mills and Queen Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills

Lakeside will celebrate homecoming with student activities throughout the week of September 23-28, both during the school day and after school.  The theme for this year is “Disney.” Members of each class decorate halls, doors and windows and create class banners, floats and videos according to images and sayings associated with their assigned Disney movie, including “Beauty and the Beast” for the freshmen, “Moana” for sophomores, “Incredibles” for juniors and “Toy Story” for seniors. Students will decorate the school throughout the week as well as participate in class competitions that culminate in a pep rally on Friday at the end of the school day.

After a 5:00 p.m. parade Friday that follows a different route this year (south on Main St. beginning at Water St., west at Lake Park Place, south on Ferry Dr. to the school)  the varsity football team plays Luther Prep at 7 p.m. The Warrior Marching Band and the Dance Team perform halftime routines. A semi-formal dance is planned for Saturday evening on the Lakeside campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Warrior Band parades award home from Cherry Festival

The Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band experienced another successful summer, marching in seven Wisconsin and three Michigan parades, and was awarded first place at the National Cherry Royale Parade.

The season culminated with a four-day trip July 3-6 to Traverse City, Michigan, home of the annual National Cherry Festival. While there, the band marched in the Boyne City, Mich., Fourth of July Festival Parade, described by Good Morning America and USA Today as “Top 10 Independence Day Celebrations in the Nation,” according to publicity materials. Later that evening they performed in the exhibition Junior Royale Parade in Traverse City. Saturday morning saw the band perform in the Cherry Royale Parade, in which the Warrior Band scored the highest among all bands, scoring 93/100 points, and took first place in its class. Band members enjoyed the rest of their tour in activities that included river tubing, hiking dunes, laser tag, crossing Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger ferry and more.

The summer season also included June parades in Wisconsin cities including Brillion, Appleton, Mt. Horeb, Mukwonago, Oregon, Lake Mills and Sun Prairie. Photos from the parades can be viewed and downloaded at llhs.smugmug.com/School/Summer-Band-2019

The Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band is classified as a “marching” or “parade” band, as opposed to a “show” band that would emphasize field displays. Marching bands such as Lakeside’s incorporate complex choreography performed right on the street during parades. This year’s parade songs included the well-known and challenging “Emperata Overture” by Claude T. Smith and an excerpt from “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik.

The band is already preparing for its major trip next summer to participate in the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The two-week travel schedule historically centers around parades in the Mt. Rushmore area as well as multiple Stampede events, including the kick-off parade on July 3, 2020, where more than 250,000 people fill the 2.5-mile route in downtown Calgary, and also includes several opportunities for band members to experience sights such as the Badlands, Banff National Park and the Columbia Icefield Chalet and Glacier

For more information about the Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band, contact Director Glen Pufahl at gpufahl@llhs.org or 920-648-2321. The band welcomes interest from serious musicians grades 8-12 from the community as well as from within its own school band program.

Warrior Marching Band celebrates successful 2015 season

 

The Lakeside Lutheran High School Warrior Band experienced another successful summer, marching in seven local area and two Michigan parades and collecting four awards.

The season culminated with a 4-day trip July 8-11 to Traverse City, Michigan, home of the annual National Cherry Festival. While there, the band marched in a Thursday evening Junior Royale Parade, in which it took second place overall. Saturday morning saw the band in the Cherry Royale Parade, in which the Warrior Band took first place in its class. Band members enjoyed the rest of their tour in activities that included amusement parks, horseback riding, river tubing and crossing Lake Michigan on the U.S.S. Badger ferry.

The summer season also included parades in Brillion, Appleton, Lake Mills, Sun Prairie, Oregon, and the Fourth of July parades in Watertown & Columbus. The Warriors took first place awards in the Sun Prairie Flags of Freedom Parade on June 27 and in Watertown on July 4.

Classified as a marching, or parade, band (as opposed to “show” bands that emphasize field displays), the Warrior Band incorporates complex choreography performed on the street during parades. This year’s parade song was “Distorted” from Cirque de Soleil: La Nouba, arranged by Jay Dawson.

In addition to its annual participation in the Jefferson Gemutlichkeit parade in September, the band is already preparing for a major trip next summer to participate in the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The trip is scheduled for July 2-16, 2016 and features, among others, three parades in the Mt. Rushmore area on July 4 as well as the Stampede Parade on July 8, where more than 250,000 people lined the 2.5-mile route in downtown Calgary for the 2015 event.

2015 Warrior Band on parade in Michigan summer 2015
The Lakeside Lutheran Warrior Band marched in seven local area parades and two Michigan parades in its summer 2015 season, and collected four awards for its efforts. Other free hi-res photos are available at http://llhs.smugmug.com/School/Cherry-Band-Trip-2015/