The online registration forms are now available for 9-12 Orchestra, 9-12 Band/Guard, 7/8 Orchestra, and 7/8 Band.
Just click on the appropriate link below, complete the form and if possible, donate to the program.
The information collected is used for communications as well as volunteer sign-ups and all donations are appreciated to make the Instrumental Music Program possible.
Donations can be made online with a credit card or by check sent to:
P.O. Box 1307
La Canada, CA 91012
We would appreciate EVERYONE completing the registration information by October 1st so we can update our records.
If you have any questions, please contact your student’s instructor:
Financial assistance is available, just please complete the form available in the registration link.
Special note to all high school families… There are two donation opportunities this year. The first one is the program contribution to help maintain the Instrumental Music Program as we currently know it. The second one is a student donation which is a straight donation to the program. Please remember that this year there will be no transportation costs or uniform costs. (Concert wear will be purchased separately on an as-needed basis.)
Your donations are the needed financial support to make our program work. The Instrumental Music program receives minimal district funding and we rely heavily on your generous hearts and keen investment in your child’s musical experience. Thank you!
7/8 Band & Orchestra Registration Link
9-12 Orchestra Registration Link
9-12 Band/Guard Registration Link
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Meeting ID: 965 8514 1690
Thank you to Orchestra students and parents for a great first week of school! The enthusiasm of the students was wonderful and I loved seeing all of them. This week, we start playing again and see how that will work. I am so encouraged by everyone’s can-do attitude! Great job, Orcas!
Parents, you are invited to attend the Music Parents Association (MPA) Zoom meeting this Wednesday at 7pm. This is our LCHS instrumental music support group and it’s great to have Orchestra parents join in!
I hope that everyone is having a good summertime experience and that all are well. During these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know my thinking for when school re-opens.
By now, you are probably aware of what the district has proposed for the reopening of school. In this scenario, Orchestra would remain at 0 period, with half of the students coming on M/W and the other half on T/Th. We could actually play orchestra music with each student having their own music, stand, mask and sitting 6 feet apart. Also, chamber music would be another good music-making task for us. I can see opportunities for us to give concerts in other ways and venues than we have in the past. The takeaway is, that we can still play music, and that’s the important thing!
It’s not for certain that school will open up like this. If we are not physically at school, rest assured that Orchestra will continue. I am looking at lessons that delve into music and the important issues of today.
I very much want to hear from the students about topics and music that interest them and that they would like to explore. Write to me at email@example.com.
The choices that we all are having to make now are difficult. I know that we will all come through. We are OrcaStrong.
If there are any seniors who have not yet picked up their graduation cord, please stop by and see Mrs. Miller at the District Business Office from 8am-1pm.
If there are any seniors who still have Concert Wear that they would like to donate, you may also drop that off to Mrs. Miller at the District Business Office from 8am-1pm. Thank you for your donation to the program.
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!
Senior (Band & Orchestra)
4-year Graduation Cord Pick Up
& Concert Wear Donations
Tuesday, May 26th
Seniors may stop outside the band room and pick up their graduation cord.
Seniors that would like to donate their Concert Wear back to the program, may place their Concert Wear on the rack outside the band room. (Thank you for your donation.)
Tuesday, May 19th
The instrumental music awards are going virtual this Tuesday! Many of the awards arrived at houses over the weekend (thanks to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Munday, and Mr. Stone too), so come and celebrate the end of the year with each other.
Orchestra starts at 7pm and Band will begin at 8pm. Zoom links below! Can’t wait to see you all there.
Meeting ID: 943 7288 2969
Meeting ID: 976 5000 1891
- As with all non-profits and families alike, this time has become somewhat financially stressful. Thank you all for your donations throughout this year, but we still have some obligations to cover moving forward. If you have outstanding donations due for Band, Orchestra, 7/8, Drumline, and/or Color Guard, please consider still contributing. We know that the seasons for some was cut short, but expenses still remain. Thank you.
- We would encourage each of you, the next time you shop online from Amazon – which is pretty often these days – to use AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a small percentage of each purchase to our Music Parents Association. (Look for La Canada High School Music Parents in the list.)
- Also, gift cards are another way to raise funds. All the information is below for purchasing them. Contact Ceci Nava if you have any questions.
- Booster Raffle Tickets are still available and can still be sold. Boosters are willing to still contribute the funds to our program for all tickets sold. Please contact Elizabeth Bohannon if you would like additional tickets.
- The New York trip has been rescheduled for March 5-9, 2021, provided we’re back to “normal” by then. Today is the deadline to fill out the google form. See this post for full information.
Here we are in April! I hope that everyone is safe and well and keeping their spirits up! I hope everyone has been able to watch the great video of the Band remotely performing the Alma Mater! Time and togetherness has taken on a new feeling and meaning for all of us.
As school starts up again after Spring Break, we are moving to graded assignments, so I want you to know what that means for Orchestra.
The students are tasked with practicing their instrument at least 30 minutes a day. As it would be impossible for me to monitor this, at regular intervals, they will be required to record a video of themselves showing me what they have practiced and upload it to the Orchestra Google Classroom.
Each morning at 7:30 am, I send a “Good Morning” text to the students. Later in the day, I post on Classroom. Your child should check Remind and Classroom each day for assignments and info.
My goals for the students with distance learning are to keep them playing their instrument and to have a daily practice become a comforting habit for them.
Please email me if you have questions or need to talk.
I don’t want Orchestra to be a burden for you or your children. I see it as a wonderful addition to the students’ lives. We will also have opportunities to be creative with music. As much as you can, encourage them to play, listen to them and be cheerleaders for them!