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Lincoln-Way Marching Band Hosts Second Community Night
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, Lincoln-Way Marching Band (LWMB) hosted their second annual LWMB Community Night. This year’s event was a night with Elvis and the audience couldn’t get enough.

The event kicked off at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln-Way West football field and hosted approximately 3000 attendees including students, parents, and community members. The night featured a performance called “Keeping the King Alive” by Nick Miller, an award winning Elvis impersonator from Joliet, IL. But most importantly, the band’s competitive show “Bend, Twist and Turn” debut was a hit. The night also included a silent auction, raffle, and concessions.

"Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Lincoln-Way Marching Band at our community night. Without our wonderful parent volunteers, support from our sponsors and the community we would not be able to do what we do," said Lincoln-Way West Music Department Chair Justin Barnish.

The raffles and concessions were extremely successful. More money was raised for the students than last year’s first annual LWMB Community Night. All money raised will fund band supplies, equipment, meals, travel, and repairs for equipment and instruments.

“To me what made the night special was the response from the community in support of these kids. My volunteer position is to create a lasting relationship between the band and the community. It is really nice to see that your efforts payoff. The best part is seeing the kid’s faces when they turn around and see the crowd there waiting for them to perform,” said LWMB Sponsor Kim Hansen.

“The community really pitched in and helped this year. It was a great turn out with over 30 baskets. Everything donated was completely free to the band.”

Those interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for LWMB should contact Kim Hansen (lwmsponsorship@gmail.com).