Owatonia Tomorrow!

WOW!

What a phenomenal first night — we have a lot to be proud of and all of the students did an incredible job. As a staff we are incredibly proud of how prepared the group has been both mentally and physically (we did a great job of taking care of our bodies prior to today!)

Reminders for tomorrow

  1. Please prepare your body tonight — eat something healthy to refuel and DRINK WATER!

  2. Make sure that you are here prior to our 8:00am departure time and don't forget your compression shirt!

  3. We have coach buses and meals for tomorrow (lunch at Owatonna and dinner in Waconia) — please make sure to have some healthy snacks too to keep your body ready!

  4. If you have a student departing early please make sure I get the form AND before they leave you both check out with me!

Thank you all again for an incredible day — tomorrow ‘The Race’ heads to Owatonna and Waconia!

Michael Thursby
77 Lancers Director

Spat Camp Wrap Up

Spat Camp Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone!  What an evening last night!  The Race is off and running for 41st edition of the Mankato 77 Lancers Marching Band!  What a special week it has been to watch all the Lancers work each day and with every rep improve.  Seeing the smiling faces and hearing the laughter after performances from the students was awesome!  I can’t wait to see the Lancers in Lake Crystal this evening!

Lake Crystal Parade

Lake Crystal Parade

Good Morning Lancers — It's a SHOW DAY!

Thank you so much to all involved in making ‘Meet the Lancers’ a huge success last night — it was a perfect opportunity for us to test drive The Race on a real full length street. As we move forward, we are extremely excited for our first parade of the season and I have a few house keeping items to remind everyone of as we prepare for a big weekend.

Spat Camp - Day 4

Spat Camp - Day 4

Good day from day four of Spat Camp!  Things are coming together for the band.  A lot of focus on the details with a finish for the day doing a complete show run through from start to finish.  Talking with Mr. Thursby he is happy with how the band looks and sounds but is excited to see the students improve with each rep.

Spat Camp - Day 3

Spat Camp - Day 3

Spat Camp day three has ended the band has come off the track and into the pits for the night. With the weather today a lot of work was done inside but the rain stayed away so the last two hours of rehearsal was outside working on the show. Set, play, and reset is the name of the game out on the grid. Music is being played better and the drill movements are improving with each rep!

From The Director

From The Director

Good Afternoon Parents,

The race has started and we are well underway! This morning the students finished learning all of the drill for our 2019 production and we are hoping to put everything together this afternoon (if the weather cooperates).

Spat Camp 2019

Spat Camp 2019

Today marks the beginning of Spat Camp that culminates on Thursday evening with Meet the Lancers. The students will be putting in a lot of work this week and I can’t wait to see the 2019 Lancers show “The Race” out on the street. I wanted to touch base on a couple things this morning with everyone.

Raffle Tickets Available!

Raffle tickets are now available! They are available for pick up tonight until 10pm at Heidi Bednarchuk's house. Her address is:

148 West Glencrest Drive
Mankato MN, 56001

Heidi will be available from Noon until 4:30pm tomorrow afternoon as well.

Tickets will be available at Jen Besel's house tomorrow evening from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Her address is:

116 Torrey Pines Drive
Mankato MN, 56001

Tickets will be available every day next week in the Parent Board room #104 at Mankato East High School.

Come and get them!!!

Current List of Raffle Prizes