Marching Spartans Parent Meeting – 4/29

Marching Spartans Parent Meeting

Monday, April 29th

7pm

We will discuss all the details for next year’s fall marching season and announce next year’s show. All members (this includes the current year’s 8th graders) and a parent are required to understand the information, so please come and join us so you can ask questions if you have them.

Weekly Schedule – 4/8

Monday, April 8th

  • NO Musical Pit Rehearsal
  • Gift Card Orders Due

Tuesday, April 9th

  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 10th

  • 11am-9pm: Honeybird Fundraiser
  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, April 11th

  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal

Saturday, April 13th

Color Guard Competition – WGASC Championships

  • 9am: Call time, load truck
  • 9:15am: Load Bus
  • 9:30am: Depart LCHS
  • 10:30am: Arrive Fountain Valley High School
    • Unload, warm up etc.
  • 1:49pm: Performance time
  • 4:29pm: Full Guard Retreat & Awards
  • 6pm: Depart Fountain Valley High School
  • 7pm: Arrive LCHS, Unload Truck

Location: Fountain Valley High School, 17816 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Sunday, April 14th

Color Guard Competition – WGASC Championships

  • Compete in Finals if Qualified


Weekly Schedule – 4/1

Saturday, March 30th

  • 12:30pm: Load Truck at High School
    • Load props
    • Bring snacks or anything extra you don’t want to pack in the luggage

Tuesday, April 2nd

  • Please note: costume, shoes, headband, and anything needed for performance needs to be in your carry-on. Please follow Ms. A’s instructions.
  • 6:30am: Meet at high school for Dog Snigg
  • 6:45am: Load bus
  • 8am: Arrive at LAX/check in luggage
  • 10:25am: Fly to Indianapolis
  • 5:30pm: Arrive in Indianapolis
  • Dinner
  • Rehearsal
  • 11:30pm: Arrive in Dayton, OH
  • 12am: Lights out

Wednesday, April 3rd

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Rehearsal
  • 6:08pm (Ohio Time): Prelims performance
  • 2:45pm (California Time): Viewing party in the band room via livestream

Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th

  • Same as Wednesday

Saturday, April 6th

  • Watch Open Class and World Class Finals

Sunday, April 7th

  • 8am: Leave hotel, travel to Indianapolis
  • 10am: Arrive in Indianapolis, check in for flight
  • 12pm: Fly home
  • 1:45pm: Arrive at LAX


Dayton Details

Specific Details for the Dayton Trip:

Permission slip

Everyone must turn in a field trip form!

To/From LAX

  • To LAX (Tuesday): We will take a bus from the high school to LAX on Tuesday morning.
  • From LAX (Sunday): For the return trip on Sunday, you must pick up your student from LAX or make arrangements with another family for carpool. Please make sure your daughter is aware of the way she is getting home. We all need to be on the same page. Thanks for your help.

Flight Information

Rental Cars

We will be renting vans from Enterprise to transport the Guard from Indianapolis to Dayton, and then to rehearsal sites, meals, competition, and everything in between. Dr. Ewoldsen, Christy Stephen, Michael Stephen, and Sandy Miller have all been cleared by the District to drive students.

Rehearsal Site in Indianapolis

Franklin Central High School
6215 S. Franklin Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Contacts: Eric Kellison, Asst. Principal / Derek Ellinger, Assoc. Director of Bands

Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites
305 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 331-9330

The hotel has asked that the girls use the make-up wipes in the rooms vs. the washcloths.

Finals Tickets

We have purchased tickets for World Class Finals on Saturday evening. We will pick them up and distribute on Saturday. All other events that we watch will be free with the wristband that we receive as a group upon check-in.

Spending Money

We suggest about $200 for food and souvenirs. Please talk to your daughter about your expectations and spending.

Food

We will be pretty flexible when it comes to meals. We are not on a “tour type” schedule, but will need to be at rehearsals and performances on time. Please encourage your daughter to share her preferences.

It is a suggestion that the girls bring something to snack on during the flight since we leave at 10:25am and will land at dinner time. It’s about a four-hour flight… but please don’t pack any liquids!

Cell Numbers

Dr. Mark Ewoldsen (admin/certificated staff): 818-468-8346
Christy Stephen: 818-515-3265
Sandy Miller: 626-318-9533
Mr. Stone: 760-793-1575

Viewing Party

Mr. Stone will be in the band room starting at 2:45pm on Wednesday to livestream their performance. La Canada performs at 6:08 ET / 3:08 PT. Please join him and invite anyone else that might like to watch. If they move on, Mr. Stone will give details as to the next performance.

Flomarching.com

If you are not able to make it to the viewing party, but would still like to watch, you may subscribe to Flomarching.com. The website currently states that plans are as low as $12.50 (although we’re not certain what that includes) so check it out if you are interested.

Rooming List

Weekly Schedule – 3/25

Monday, March 25th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 26th

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

Wednesday, March 27th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, March 28th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal (go home after for a bite, return at 7pm to help move equipment)
  • 5-7pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-7pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7pm Begin moving equipment
  • 7:30pm: Winter Friends & Family Show
    • Winter Guard, 7/8 Winter Drumline, 9-12 Winter Drumline to perform
    • Winter Guard: Full uniform
    • 9-12 Winter Dumline: Full uniform
    • 7/8 Drumline: Black Tshirt, blue jeans
    • South Gym
    • Free admission!
  • After Show: Winter Guard Dayton Trip Parent Meeting

Friday, March 29th

9-12 Drumline Competition – SCPA Prelims

  • Click here to Volunteer
  • 10:43am: Load truck during 3rd period
    • Students will eat their lunch at their regular lunch period
  • 12pm: Load Bus
  • 12:10pm: Depart for CSUSB
  • 1:40pm: Arrive at CSUSB – Change into uniform
  • 2:24pm: Unload
  • 3:04pm: Warmups pit and battery (Lot K)
  • 3:30pm: Full ensemble
  • 3:50pm: Pit packs up and departs for gate
  • 4:14pm: Pre-stage
  • 4:24pm: Perform
  • 4:40pm: Load truck
  • 5:30pm:  Watch groups
  • 6:50pm: Dinner
  • 7:40pm: Awards
  • 8:20pm: Load bus
  • 8:30pm: Depart back to LCHS
  • 9:15pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck
  • Tickets: $20
  • More Show Information
  • Map
  • Parking tip: At last weekend’s WGI Championships, CSUSB charged $3 to park in the structure (you had to purchase a day permit). You can park in Lot N for free. Just a head’s up.


Winter Guard – Dayton Trip Meeting

After the Friends & Family show on Thursday, we will have a brief parent meeting regarding the Dayton trip. (We leave one week from Tuesday!)

We’ll have all the info for you, so please be there.

We fly out of LAX and were thinking a carpool would be a good idea. Check your calendars now to see if you can volunteer to either drop off at LAX on Tuesday, April 2nd (flight departs at 10:25am) or pick up at LAX on Sunday, April 7th (flight lands at 1:45pm). Let’s discuss on Thursday.

Thanks!

Friends & Family Show – Thursday!

Winter Friends & Family Show
Thursday, March 28th
7:30pm – South Gym

This Thursday is our Friends & Family Show. The 7/8 Winter Drumline, 9-12 Winter Drumline, and Winter Guard will perform their shows!

Please invite everyone you know… This is our only “home” performance and your students have really worked hard to put these shows together! Please have your students invite their teachers… Many staff at the high school have no idea what a Winter Guard or Winter Drumline show is – This is a great time to let them know!

These are full performances in full attire… just as in a competition. There is a possibility that snacks may be served following the performances…

Hope to see you there!

Drumline & Color Guard – Payments Due

Just a friendly reminder that all payments for 7/8 Drumline ($50), 9-12 Winter Drumline ($500), and Winter Guard ($600 season & $1300 Dayton trip) are now due.

Please make checks payable to “LCHS MPA” and put in an envelope marked with your student’s name and group, and placed in the black locked box in the band room.

The Boosters fundraising money has now been deposited in the students’ accounts. Please contact Marshall Bohannon if you would like to use the funds in your student’s account.