For those that are returning to LCHS in the Fall, you can just keep the instrument you have for practicing over the summer. Anyone that needs to turn in an instrument because they are not returning to LCHS in the Fall can drop off their instrument in the back parking lot by the band room at 9am on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Marching Instrument/Guard Equipment
Those that are needing a marching instrument or guard equipment for mini-camp, you can come and pick them up at that time as well. (Tuesday, June 2nd at 9am.)
Please stay in your cars initially as you pull up and wear a mask. Thank you!
Please fill out this form so we know to expect you, even if you have filled it out before.
This is also the form if you have textbooks stranded in your music lockers. Thank you!
Thank you all who were at our festival concerts last night. It was a great night of music and I am so happy that we got to share what we’ve been working on for the last 3 months.
In light of recent events, I have to be the bearer of bad news. In accordance with public health recommendations about the coronavirus, La Canada Unified School District has requested that we look into the upcoming events for the next month. On top of that, the organizations that sponsor our outside events have also taken these same recommendations and have made some announcements as well. SCSBOA (our festival sponsor), WGI (Guard and Drum Line), SCPA (Drum Line) and WGASC (Color Guard) have all cancelled any remaining events for the rest of this season. This means that all drum line and color guard shows, as well as our festival next Friday, have been cancelled.
This is a sad and surreal situation which saddens me by the loss of such great events we had planned for our students. However I know that all of these organizations and our district treat our student safety as priority number one and that is where all these decisions are rooted. While we all are grieving the loss of the events, which is completely normal, we also have to act for the greater good in this moment.
What does that mean for the rest of our year? As this is a dynamic situation, I can’t predict the future beyond Spring Break at this time, but I do know we will continue to teach, learn, grow and challenge each other to be better musicians, performers and friends.
We will try to keep you up to date on all instrumental rehearsals and events as we find out new information. Please be patient with us and the speed in which we send out our statements and information since we are trying to make sure we are separating the truths from the rumors.
Thank you all for your support in this wild and uncertain time.
Director of Instrumental Music
Here are the performance times for Festival. This is a judged performance, however, you’re invited to attend. The performances will be in the auditorium:
- 9-12 Orchestra: 8am
- 7/8 Orchestra: 8:30am
- 9-12 Band: 9am
- 7/8 Band: 3:45pm
Each year, we host a Snack Bar during the all-day Festival. There will be 11 different schools visiting our campus to perform in the Festival. These students enjoy purchasing snacks throughout the day.
We need helpers to sell the snacks and volunteers to donate items for us to sell to the hungry kids.
Please click here to sign-up to work, donate, or even do both!
Thanks for your support of the Instrumental Music Program!
Just nine days to go! On February 25th, all 7/8 Band and Orchestra students will be traveling to Disneyland, which means NOW is the time to turn in your field trip form and $100 which covers Disneyland entrance, transportation, and the recording session.
7/8 students will rehearse and record various tracks of Disney movie scenes and be conducted by a Disney recording session conductor! All checks should be made payable to “LCHS MPA.”
Please contact Mr. Myers with any questions.
Tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th, we will have a Combined Rehearsal with 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra during zero “0” period to prepare for the Dinner Show on Saturday, February 1st.
Please have your student arrive on time and be ready to rehearse at 7:30am.
Any questions? Please contact Mr. Myers.
1st Annual Celebrate Music 7/8 Dinner Show
Saturday, February 1st
La Canada Presbyterian Church
This year we will have a 7/8 Dinner Show featuring our 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra.
The evening will be held at La Canada Presbyterian Church and will begin at 6pm.
A delicious pasta dinner will be catered by Stella’s, a silent auction which will finish at the 9-12 event on February 22nd, performances by our 7/8 students and dessert! It’ll be a fun evening with beautiful music!
Please invite your family, friends, neighbors… Anyone you know.
Tickets are now available! Click here to purchase and see more information.
Helpers are needed throughout the 7/8 Dinner Show. Please click to sign up. 9-12 parents and students are encouraged to help!
Please note that ALL performing 7/8 students must purchase a dinner ticket for their meal at a cost of $15.
1st Annual 7/8 Dinner Show
Saturday, February 1st
Tickets Available Soon!
Each year, the Music Parents host a Dinner Show as a fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program. This year, we will have two Dinner Shows… The first one featuring the 7/8 groups on Saturday, February 1st, and second featuring the 9-12 groups on Saturday, February 22nd. The Dinner Show is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Without it, our program would not continue at the level it is today.
The 7/8 Dinner Show will be held at La Canada Presbyterian Church (Foothill Blvd.) and will begin at 6pm.
A delicious pasta dinner will be catered by Stella’s, a silent auction, performances by our 7/8 students, and dessert! It’ll be a fun evening with beautiful music!
Please invite your family, friends, neighbors – anyone you know.
Tickets will be available soon… %55 adults, $30 students, $15 for performing students.