5/24/15 Spring Meeting
     Denham Springs HS
              1:00 PM


Spring Meeting 5/11/15

Please don't forget that we have our Spring Meeting on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Denham Springs H.S. The general meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. We have some very important things to discuss including setting the dates for next years contests and possibly revamping our show selection process. If you are not able to be there please make every effort to send one of your instructors to represent your group. We want EVERYONE to have a voice.

The Advisory Boards will meet at 12:00 noon on that day. IF YOU WERE A CLASS MEDALIST THIS YEAR, YOU ARE AN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER. Please make every effort to be there. If you are an AB member and cannot make the meeting, please let Deon or John know ASAP. Last year the AB meetings, particularly percussion, were very sparsely attended. Your voice makes a difference!
If you have any items for the agenda you must have them emailed by Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:00 pm.  If your item is a color guard specific topic, email it to Deon Williams. If it is percussion specific email it to John Dunlap. Those items will be discussed in the Advisory Board meeting and the AB's will decide if it's something that needs to be discussed at the general meeting. If it is a general topic email it to Clayton Benoit. Any items received after the deadline will be deferred to the Fall meeting.
Again, please make every effort to have your group represented as we have some very important issues to discuss. If you will NOT be able to me there and want to give your proxy to another director YOU MUST EMAIL THIS INFORMATION TO CLAYTON BENOIT NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 AT 3:00 PMAgain, proxy votes must be in to Clayton by Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm. These must be mailed. Text messages, voice messages or hand written messages given to him at the meeting will not be accepted. Please make sure this is done correctly as we have had issues in the past.

Central Lafourche HS!  4/12/15

Congratulations to Central Lafourche H.S. Winds, 2015 WGI Scholastic Open Silver Medalist with a Final Score of 89.025! (Only 0.1 points out of first place!!) They were also awarded the Overall Fan Favorite for all Scholastic Winds!! Thanks for putting the LMCGPC on the map!

Elite Percussion Bringing Home the Bronze!!!  4/11/15

Congratulations to Elite Percussion, 2015 WGI Percussion Independent Marching A Bronze Medalist with a score of 92.575! Great job Jeremy Webb, staff and members! What a wonderful honor for the LMCGPC!!

Congratulations!!!  3/15/15
Congratulations to all of the LMCGPC units-22 in all!-who competed in the WGI regional contests yesterday in Hattiesburg & Pensacola. Thanks for representing the LMCGPC on the national stage!

Special congratulations to all of the units that made finals at their respective regional.
Hattiesburg-Biloxi H.S., Destrehan H.S., South Lafourche H.S., Elite Independent, Vandebilt Catholic H.S. & E.D. White H.S.
Pensacola- Central Lafourche H.S. JV, Port Allen H.S., Mandeville H.S., E.D. White H.S., Denham Springs H.S., Pineville H.S., Voodoo Independent, Destrehan H.S., and Lake Area Independent
Extra special congratulations to our SIX regional CHAMPIONS!!
Hattiesburg- Biloxi H.S., Elite Independent & Vandebilt Catholic H.S.
Pensacola-Mandeville H.S., Destrehan H.S. & Lake Area Independent
Great job by all!! Two weeks to go!!!!

NEW SPONSOR!!!  2/27/15

The LMCGPC is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Northwestern State University's Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band! 

Northwestern State University's "Spirit of Northwestern" Marching Band is proud to be a gold sponsor of the LMCGPC.  Northwestern State has scholarships available for both fall and spring semesters for color guard participants.  In the fall semester, color guard members earn their scholarship through participation in the marching band and in the spring semester by competing with the Demon Heat Winter Guard right here on the LMCGPC. Scholarships begin at $2,000 PER YEAR and increase by $500 PER YEAR with continued participation. For more information please contact Dr. Jeff Mathews via the NSU website or the "Spirit of Northwestern" facebook page.  Dr. Mathews' email address is mathewsj@nsula.edu.

NEW SPONSOR!!!  2/6/15

The LMCGPC is pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Keepsake Buttons! Along with their monetary donation, Keepsake Buttons will also be supplying all volunteers at Circuit Championships with buttons that will help identify them. Here is a message from Karen Mascaro, owner of Keepsake Buttons:

We have an ever growing inventory of 2¼" Spirit Buttons in both stock and custom designs including Color Guard, Percussion, Band, Senior and many other school and group categories.  The buttons can be made with a variety of backs including pin back, clothing magnet, key chain, refrigerator magnet, and pocket mirror.  You can have any of our designs customized for you, or work with us to create a unique design just for you or your unit including photo buttons.  (We honor all copy right laws and can use only non-professional photos for all custom items.)

You can purchase one button or order as many as you need, no order is too big or too small!  We have bulk discount prices on orders of 21 or more.  Each button is individually hand assembled by us using graphics we design and a professional button press machine, assuring that they are well made and will be a lasting keepsake for years to come.

Please visit their website www.KeepsakeButtons.etsy.com to purchase your buttons today!