Weekly Schedule – 11/12 – 9-12 Band & Guard

Tuesday, November 13th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Thursday, November 15th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Friday, November 16th

  • 3:15-5:30pm: Rehearsal on the field
  • 5:30pm: Change into full uniform
  • 5:50pm: Plume & gauntlet
  • 6pm: Friends & Family performance
  • 6:30pm: Greet guests, take photos, change, dismissal
  • Parent Helpers: We will need just a few helpers to plume and gauntlet in the band room at 5:50pm. If you’re available, please be there.

Saturday, November 17th

WBA Championships

Hotel Address:
Homewood Suites
1505 Mill Rock Way
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Performance Address – SATURDAY:
West High School
1200 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Saturday Dinner Location:
Round Table Pizza
4200 Gosford Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Performance Address – SUNDAY:
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield CA 93305

  • 8am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 10am: Load truck
  • 11am: Lunch is served on campus (meal provided)
  • 11:45am: Load bus
  • 12:15pm: Depart LCHS – Championship Bound!
  • 2:15pm: Arrive in Bakersfield, CA at Hotel
  • 3pm: Depart Hotel
  • 3:15pm: Arrive at Championships (light snack provided)
  • 5pm: Begin Warm-Up
  • 9:20pm: 1/2/3A Awards
  • 10pm: Group Dinner at Round Table Pizza (Meal Provided)
  • 11pm: Return to Hotel. Lights Out.

Sunday, November 18th

  • 7-9am: Free Hot Breakfast in the Hotel
  • 11am: Grand Championships Begin
  • TBD: Performance Time
  • 2:38pm: Grand Championships Full Retreat and Awards for 1/2/3A
  • 3pm: Depart Bakersfield – Lunch on the Road (on your own)
  • 6pm: Arrive LCHS! It’s been a wonderful journey!

Tickets: $25 each – good for both Saturday and Sunday

Helpful Hints:

  1. Friday is a regular school day with a rehearsal and performance right after. The students will not have a chance to “run home” to get stuff for performance. They should bring rehearsal clothes, water jug, long black socks, marching shoes and performance wear to school in the morning.
  2. Saturday morning, they should come to rehearsal with everything they need for the trip. We will leave after rehearsal and a quick lunch. We will only be gone for one night… So there shouldn’t be too much luggage, right? However, we may perform twice this weekend, so please pack accordingly and that includes shirts, shorts and long black socks.
  3. The kids will need spending money for the competition if they want to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, etc. They will also need money to cover their lunch on Sunday on the way home. Other than that, they should be good.
  4. Please remind your student that all school rules apply on the trip.
  5. Congratulate your kid for a wonderful season and acknowledge all their hard work and effort.
  6. Thanks to all the parents for their support throughout the season!

Click this link to volunteer and donate. If you have questions about participating, please contact Deb Parker.

Friends & Family Show 2018

Friends & Family Show 2018

Altered Perspectives

Friday, November 16th


La Canada High School Stadium
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Cañada, CA 91011

Free Admission

This is the final home performance of the Marching Spartans’ 2018 field show, Altered Perspectives, led on the field by senior Drum Major Nathan Chung.

Altered Perspectives places you into the transforming dimensional twisting artwork of M. C. Escher. It is a performance filled with intriguing music, amazing movement, and fabulous stages. Watch as the LCHS Marching Spartans bring art to life! It’s a treat for the eyes and the ears!

The Marching Band and Color Guard will leave Saturday to compete in the Western Band Association Championships in Bakersfield, CA.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

I would like to invite you to attend an Orchestra parent meeting tonight, Monday, November 12th, at 7pm in the band room to discuss our proposed trip to San Diego March 21-24, 2019. This is a Heritage Festival opportunity. The orchestra will play for a master class, a clinic, and then for a rating. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our orchestra to grow.

I would love to see you tonight so we can discuss this trip. Thank you so much!

Honor Orchestra Auditions

Many of our string players may be interested in auditioning for an honor orchestra!

CODA All-State Orchestras

Performances February 14-17, 2019 in Fresno, CA.

Auditions for both Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra — deadline is December 1st.

To apply, click here.

Gift Card Orders – November 12th

Due date – November 12th
Now is the time to start thinking about your next Scrip Gift Card order! The holidays are just around the corner… Plan ahead now and get your holiday shopping started!
This fundraiser benefits your student’s account.

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

Championship Info & Friends & Family Show

In 11 – yes just 11 – short days we’ll be at Championship Weekend!

Friends & Family Show

Friday, November 16th

6pm – LCHS Stadium

Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, teachers — everyone you can think of — to the Friends & Family Show! It’ll be our last home performance before heading out to Championships in Bakersfield.

We will need helpers to plume and gauntlet, so please let Sandy know if you are available.


The final itinerary will be up and ready next week, but just for planning purposes…

Friday, November 16th, after school we will rehearse from 3pm to 5:30pm. The students will then change into full uniform and be ready for their Friends & Family performance at 6pm.

We will have a rehearsal on Saturday morning at the high school, just like all competition days this year, probably 8am to 10am. We’ll then load the truck and buses and be off to Bakersfield.

The Band and Guard will perform at 7:23pm at West High School in Bakersfield on Saturday evening. Awards are at 9:20pm. We’ll stay overnight at Homewood Suites, all students have rooms assigned.

We will find out Saturday evening at awards if we qualify for Grand Championships on Sunday, so any performance time will be determined after 9:30pm. We should return to the high school early Sunday evening.

Again, a final detailed itinerary will be shared next week.