Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I always think that marching season is the busy time of year, but there is so much going on in the program now that I feel like this season rivals the marching season.

  • Dinner show preparations are underway. Please support our program to make this the best dinner show ever! I know I am looking forward to a fun night.
  • Orchestra is heading out to the winter retreat in the snow and I know they’re are all looking forward to a time to bond with each other through music and fun.
  • Drumline and Color Guard are busy learning their winter shows in anticipation of the season starting next month.
  • Jazz Band and Musical Orchestra are working hard to fine tune their music as they are working on hours of music for Club LC and the Musical “Mamma Mia!”
  • Symphonic Band, Advanced Strings, 7/8 Concert Band and 7/8 String Orchestra are working on Dinner Show and Festival music.

It’s a great time of year for music, learning, and fun. Thank you all for your support of this amazingly vibrant and active program.

See you at all the shows!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Well, it really does rain in Southern California… Sadly, last Thursday, the Orchestra was “rained out” of our Disneyland performance. Getting to spend the whole day at the park was a treat, though! A big thank you to our intrepid chaperones, Julia Dixon, Julia Jiao, and Yvonne Lim! Thank you to Robert and Brandon Torres for helping with the truck and the gear! And of course, thank you to Jason Stone who does all the paperwork and planning for this trip!

This week is a very big week! On Wednesday, after school, we will listen to students audition for our annual Concerto Concert in May. Good luck to each one of you! Then Friday, after school, up the mountain we go to our Winter Retreat! Please sign up to bring snacks for the students. They get so hungry and your snack donations really keep them going!

There is lots of great music to learn for the Dinner Show and Festival performances. Add to that our Chamber Music program and the STEP ensemble, “Camerata La Canada,” and we are full steam ahead! I hope everyone has a terrific week!

Weekly Schedule – 1/21

Monday, January 21st

  • 10am-7pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 22nd

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • After School: Concerto Auditions
    • Contact your instructor to arrange time
  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 24th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting
    • Sheryl Madonna’s Home

Friday, January 25th

9-12 Orchestra Winter Retreat

  • Bring gear to school to store during the school day
  • Approximately 4pm: Depart LCHS
  • Approximately 5pm: Arrive at camp

Saturday, January 26th

  • 9-12 Orchestra at Retreat

Sunday, January 27th

  • Approximately 1:30pm: 9-12 Orchestra arrives at LCHS

Concerto Auditions – 1/23

Concerto Concert Auditions

Wednesday, January 23rd

After School

All instrumental music students are eligible to audition.

Please prepare one movement of a concerto, or a piece for orchestra and solo instrument. It does not have to be memorized. Audition should be with piano accompaniment.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Munday or Mr. Stone.

Booster Raffle Tickets

Sales continue!

Instructions

(How to raise money for San Diego, Dayton, Disneyland etc.)

  • Tickets are $20 each, cash or check, to “LCHS Boosters.” Each student is asked to sell at least two tickets. Students who sell additional tickets will have the funds go directly to their student account.
  • Example: If you sell a total of 5 tickets: $40 (2 tickets) goes to the MPA; $60 goes to the student account. Any additional tickets go directly to the student, the MPA only takes first two tickets.
  • The tickets are perforated. Just tear off the stub after the buyer fills in their name, email, and phone number. Give the buyer the ticket with the booster logo as their receipt (it has the ticket number on it). The stub (with email, name, and number) needs to be returned with payment.
  • All ticket stubs and cash/checks need to be returned to Black Lock Box in the band room! Please put stubs and cash/checks in a sealed envelope with the student’s name, class (7-8 Band, 7-8 Orchestra, 9-12 Band or Color Guard, 9-12 Orchestra).
  • All stubs and cash/checks must be returned by Thursday, February 14th.
  • Please return any unsold tickets to the Black Lock Box

For additional tickets or questions, students should contact their director, Mr. Stone, Ms. Munday, or Mr. Myers.

Dinner Show Information

February 9th!

Now is the time to become a sponsor and purchase your tickets (and be ready to bed on some silent auction items). Tickets will sell out, so please order now!

Please read on for more information… It’s a night you don’t want to miss! All the Instrumental Music Groups will perform. Please join us for music, fun, food, and friendship!

Tickets

Sponsorships & Tickets

If you and your family are interested in becoming sponsors for the evening or if you know of a business that would be willing to become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Form or go online.

We have various levels of sponsorship and are accepting your donations now. All sponsorships include tickets to the show as well as raffle tickets. We thank you in advance for your donations!

Silent Auction

We need items for the Silent Auction. If you have anything that you would like to donate to benefit the Instrumental Music Program, please let Sheryl Madonna know.

In years past we have had donations of Disney/California Adventure passes, Lakers tickets, Dodgers tickets, certificates to hair salons, gift cards to restaurants, music lessons, tickets to Jimmy Kimmel; a weekend at Mammoth… Use your imagination – any donation is welcome.

This year, we will again have the Silent Auction online… Stay tuned, and be ready to bid, bid, bid!

Senior Tributes

If your student is a Senior this year, you will want to put an ad in the Dinner Show program. All senior parents will be contacted,

Deadline for submitting Senior Tributes is January 24th.

Senior Tributes

7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra to Disney February 14th

The 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra will travel to Disneyland for a studio session on Thursday, February 14th.

Specific details to be shared soon, but mark the date now!

If you haven’t already… Now is the time to pay for the 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra Registration costs. The Disney trip (ticket and transportation) is included in the Registration costs. If you don’t remember, please contact our Receivables Treasurer, Jason Northrup.

In addition, we must have the field trip form to get on the bus. If you have questions, please contact the 7/8 Parent Rep, Adam Kline.

9-12 Orchestra Retreat

Location

We will be at Angeles Crest Christian Camp. The camp is located at 20075 Angeles Crest Highway, about an hour’s drive north of La Canada.

Please note: there is no cell service and no wi-fi for campers. The office number, in case you need to reach your child in an emergency is 626-449-3339.

Map of camp location.

Schedule

We will travel to camp on buses and will leave from LCHS directly after school on Friday, January 25th. Your student can bring their gear to school in the morning and we can store it for them during the day in the Band Room.

We will leave LCHS at approximately 4pm, and arrive at the camp at about 5pm.

After a weekend of music and camp activities, we will arrive back at LCHS at approximately 1:30pm on Sunday, January 27th.

Forms

If you haven’t already, the waiver form and fee of $225 is now due. Please make checks payable to “LCHS MPA” and have your student return the form and the check to the black box in the Band Room.

Snack Donation SignUp

We’re looking for some snack donations.

The kids will be having rehearsals as well as time in the outdoors which means that they will be HUNGRY in between meals! We will have s’mores, a nacho bar, popcorn, hot cocoa, whole fruit, and other assorted goodies.

Sign Up to Donate

Reminders:

  • There are several students with nut allergies, so please send snacks that are NUT-FREE.
  • Have your student bring a reusable water bottle for the duration of the trip. We don’t want them to get dehydrated up in the mountains and we will not be stocking very many disposable water bottles. They will be able to fill up with good, clean water at the campsite.
  • All snacks need to be individually wrapped.
  • Please have your student bring their snack item to the Orchestra Room by Wednesday, January 23rd during 0 period. Label it “ORCHESTRA CAMP DONATION.”

Packing List:

  • Instrument
  • music
  • folding stand
  • water bottle
  • lip balm
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • towel and washcloth
  • toiletries
  • 1 bag for clothes
  • warm, good coat
  • good shoes
  • sweaters
  • hat
  • gloves