Mid-Week Update

The past couple of days we have made some great additions to ‘The Race’ and we are looking forward to one more big rehearsal tomorrow before a busy weekend. Just a few reminders as we prepare to hit the road!

Uniforms

Uniforms should have all come home today. Please follow the instructions given in rehearsal and make sure to have them back and ready to load on the trailer on Saturday!

Saturday

As a slight change of plans we will be meeting at the Madison East mall (across from Franklin Rogers Park) to load the buses and trailer on Saturday at 1:00pm. This doesn't change the timing of the itinerary — just the initial location and it will allow us to depart directly from the Moondogs game.

Sunday

The itinerary for Sunday has been finalized and uploaded to the Charms calendar along with the website. We will meet at the Mankato Golf Club (in shells) at 12:30pm. There will be helpers showing you where to park, but I encourage carpooling by section.

Thanks for everything that all of you have done to make this season special already — now we begin the next phase of the Race towards Alexandria and San Antonio! #HUP

Michael Thursby
77 Lancers Director

Raffle Ticket Sales End Date - UPDATE

In case you missed the update, the end date for raffle ticket sales is no longer June 20th.  It has been extended to Wednesday, June 26th.

Raffle ticket turn-in will open in the East High School cafeteria on the 26th at 4:30 pm until the start of Tour Talk at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.

These two events have been added to the calendar on the website.

If you need additional raffle tickets a Parent Board member will be available the next two days in the Parent Board room over noon hour from 12pm-1pm.

I will have raffle tickets available at my house Friday evening and Sunday evening for pick up from 6-9 pm at 306 West 10th Street in West Mankato.  Please send me a text to let me know you are coming over to pick up tickets though.

Thanks,
Dave Wilkie
Lancers Parent Association Board President

Pie in the Park Volunteers

Pie in the Park Volunteers

Good Morning Lancers and Lancer Families!

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! And some friends, family, and fans of course! The annual Mankato 77 Lancers Pie in the Park concert is June 25th at the Sibley Park Bandshell.  The evening starts at 5:00 pm with a hot dog/brat meal with chips served with your favorite Pepsi drink!  Then to top it off…pie and ice cream!  This is the Lancer Parent Associations largest fundraiser for the 77 Lancers each season! 

Pie in the Park

Pie in the Park

We are just one week away from Pie in the Park and we need volunteers and pies. There will be a sign up email for the volunteers coming soon. Now, for my favorite event.....PIE and Lancers....

Each Lancer family needs to bring 2 BAKED pies (we do not have refrigeration, so cream pies are not accepted) to East High School on Monday night from 5pm-7pm or Tuesday from 9am-Noon. Bakers Square is kind enough to do a 20% discount on pies again this year.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Good Morning Lancers!

I hope that everyone is well rested after a quick pit stop. As we move forward throughout the rest of the season I will do my best to provide weekly updates to help us prepare for the week ahead. Tomorrow we get back on track into our second lap! As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via e-mail or in person if you have any questions!

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