“…and you had a good time!” for 40 years!

The 300+ members of the Londonderry Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard wrapped up their annual Band Camp Thursday with a special salute to honor the 40th year of The Londonderry Music Department. Band members sported a custom ’40 years’ pin to commemorate the occasion. Framed with the LHS Music Program’s motto “ …and you had a good time!”, the pins commemorate 40 years of Londonderry Music under the direction of Andy Soucy since he joined the district in 1972.

Over the past 40 years the LHS Music Program has grown to include Marching Band, Colorguard, Orchestra, Choral, Jazz, and Drumline. Students have certainly ‘…had a good time’ over the years as they participated in four Tournament of Rose Parades, an Orange Bowl parade, Celtics, Patriot, & Monarch’s games, NASCAR races, China (including a memorable performance on the Great Wall), the Berklee & UNH Jazz Fests, events in Williamsburg, Washington, DC, NYC and many more.

The Marching Lancer’s will participate in the Londonderry Old Home Day Parade on Saturday and will perform their ‘Chicago’ field show on Friday September 7th at 7pm during the LHS Lancer Football home opener versus Alvirne. In April of 2013 all of the LHS Music groups will perform in DisneyWorld in Florida.

Congratulations (and many thanks) to the Lancer’s Music Director Andy Soucy on his 40th year of bringing music to Londonderry!

A limited number of pins are available for $10 from Friends of Music. Email lancermusicfom@gmail.com to get yours!

 

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  1. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1T

    The music program includes orchestra as well.

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1Bob Saur

      Of course! Thanks for the correction. Post corrected

  2. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1NAM

    Don’t forget chorus, jazz, choir,orchestra ……many music programs at LHS not just the marching band!

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1MWS

    Bob,
    Thanks for putting up this story. What a fabulous legacy for Mr. Soucy to have seen the music programs grow as they have. He is the first to say the program and any accolades belong to the students but without his direction and the work of Mr. Beaulieu and Mrs. Loschiavo, the program would not be there for the students. Because of their excellence, hundreds of volunteers show up to support the band, orchestra, jazz, chorus, choir and other components of the music program. Under his 40 years of vision. Thank you for what this program gives to our children and to our community. I will wear my pin with pride.

  4. Vote -1 Vote +1Bob Lincoln

    Congratulations to Andy Soucy and the Londonderry Music Department for providing 40 years of service to the Londonderry students and community. Mr. Soucy and his staff have provided an outstanding music program from his first concerts at Londonderry Central School to the present world class music program.

    Bob and Betsy Lincoln

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