Important Information Regarding Hahira Christmas Parade

Please make note about these changes to the Hahira Christmas Parade Schedule:

  • 4:00pm – Band Room Opens
  • 4:30pm – Meet in Cafe fully dressed.  Dress for this performance will be everything but white jacket.  It will be cold so layer up underneath your uniform.  You will need to get your instrument (no cases) and Santa hat from Band Room.  Auxiliaries, please refer to FB post about your dress.
  • 4:45pm – Depart for Parade
  • 6:00pm – Parade Begins
  • 7:00pm – Pick up at LHS

Important Information:

  • If you are meeting us in Hahira you will need to be at the Video Store on the west side of town at 5:00pm.  You will need to get your instrument from the Band Room on Friday.  We will bring Santa hats with us.
  • If you ride the bus from LHS to the parade you MUST return on the bus.  THERE WILL BE NO CHECKOUTS!

Future Bridgemen Dance Line and Color Guard Camp Performance Rescheduled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Friday, December 8th, basketball game against Coffee County has been canceled. Coffee is a football state finalists and had to postpone the game. We would like to invite all of our Kiddie Campers to walk with us in the Hahira Christmas Parade. The parade is this Saturday, December 9th. Campers will need to meet at 5:15 at the video store in Hahira. The parade steps off at 6:00. All campers will need to be picked up at Hahira Middle School at the end of the parade.

It will be a very cold night, please wear layers that will allow us just to put their shirt on over their clothes. Jeans, scarves, hats and gloves are allowed. We will have a small flatbed trailer for our tiny pre-k and kindergartners to ride on and all other can walk and hand out candy in front of the band!
Once again we are very sorry about this change, but we hope everyone can join us at the parade.

Important Information for Adults Planning on Attending NYC/Philly Trip 2018

After several meeting with the Booster Officers and the Administration at LHS we will have the following policy for adults attending the NYC/Philly Trip in 2018.

  • All adults attending the trip with the band will have to go through chaperone training and a back ground check provided by Lowndes County Schools.
  • No other siblings will be allowed on the trip.
  • The price of the trip for adults is the same as the price for the students.

Christmas Parade Schedule

Once again this year we are excited to announce that the Georgia Bridgemen will be participating in the Valdosta Christmas Parade and the Hahira Christmas Parade.  Please take a look at the following schedules for the parades.

Valdosta Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 2nd
3:00 – Band Room Opens
3:30 – Report to Cafe fully dressed, horns in hand (no cases).  Dress will be full uniform for all winds and percussion.  You will need to come to the band room to get your jacket and hats.  Auxiliaries will wear Wind Suits and use poms.  Tubas and Drums will be loaded on gooseneck.
3:45 – Depart for Parade.  Everyone must ride the bus to and from the parade.
5:00 – Parade Begins.  I will send a Remind text and post to Facebook towards the conclusion of the parade for pick up times back at the high school.  Parents, please park on the west side of the parade route for easy access back to LHS.

Hahira Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 9th
Everything will be the same dress as for the Valdosta Parade.  If you live in Hahira and plan on meeting us at the parade, you need to meet us at the old video store (may still be a video store) at 5:15pm.  You need to make sure you get your instrument on Friday after school.  We will have your jacket and hat loaded on the gooseneck.  If you are not returning to LHS you will need to turn in your jacket and hat at the conclusion of the parade.  If you are meeting us at the parade you will need to come by the band room by Friday, December 1st and let Mr. Bowman know.
4:00 – Band Room Opens
4:30 – Report to Cafe Fully Dressed
4:45 – Depart for the Parade
6:00 – Parade Begins
6:30 – Depart for LHS
6:50 – Arrive at LHS for parent pick up

Instrument Check-In – Monday, December 11th
3:00pm – If you are not in a band class and play a school owned instrument, you will need to come by the band room after school Monday, December 11th, to check in your instrument.  You will also need to have your locker cleaned out and your lock off your locker.  Anything left in the lockers will be removed Tuesday morning.

Trip Announced to NYC/Philadelphia Thanksgiving 2018

It is with a great honor that we have accepted an invitation to perform in the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the United States held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Our tour will include three days in New York City with us concluding with the parade in Philadelphia.  Please look over all of the information in this post and make sure you adhere to the dates set for payments.

Philadelphia Parade Intent Letter


Lowndes Band – Philly Thanksgiving – Itinerary 1

Parents NYC-Philly