New for the 2020-21 school year…
Deb Parker is putting together a yearbook of the students from when they started in 7th grade until now. It will be 104 pages and color with a hardback cover. It will be reasonably priced (think ~$35 but we will let you know as soon as we firm up the budget) and we will offer senior pages to our senior families for a very reasonable cost (think ~$10-$15 a page).
It will include pictures from Disneyland, Ireland, Retreats, Concerts, Competitions, Parades, Football Games, 7/8 Night and more.
Please start gathering your digital images from the Fall of 2015 to now for uploading to Google Drive. A link with folders will be coming your way and probably some nagging emails from Deb.
We are looking for pictures of kids in groups of two or more, preferably with all faces visible!
If you are interested in helping Deb, email her and put, “Yearbook” in the Subject. Just because this past year has been bad, it doesn’t mean our memories have to be. Let’s celebrate all the good we have experienced over the years with this fabulous yearbook. More info to come…
In order to boost spirits, we decided to create a commemorative t-shirt for Marching Band/Color Guard.
The theme is Keep Marching. Keep Playing. Anyone can buy the shirt!
You can have your shirt(s) delivered directly to you.
We hope this brings back memories, looks to the future and lifts your spirits.
Special thanks to Octavia Thuss and Henry for the design!
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
Thank you all for your patience in trying to restart our in person regular rehearsals in small cohorts.
On Friday, the LCHS administration asked me to hold as the LA County Department of Health may be issuing changes that would effect the ability to hold these small cohort gatherings.
As more information is available, we will be reaching out to everyone for a large information meeting to present the protocols for rehearsals and answer any questions.
Thanks again for your patience as we try to navigate this situation.
October 12th starts the opening of conditioning and training for many of our teams on campus. In discussing this with our LCHS administration team, here are the highlights:
- One coach/instructor per 10 students is considered a cohort
- Coach/Instructor can only work with one cohort
- Students are to be in one cohort only
- Training to take place outside. No access to the interior of buildings.
- There is a waiver to sign and health protocols in place each time the cohort comes onto campus to train.
What does that mean for Instrumental Music Programs?!?
As long as we follow the protocols and all students remain in masks while in a rehearsal, we can meet in-person, outdoors in small groups for those students and parents who are comfortable with in-person rehearsals.
Wind players playing their instruments is still not allowed at this time.
We will be assessing this new system this week and come up with a plan for the Instrumental Program groups that can meet (Drum Line, Color Guard, Orchestra).
Please be patient with us as we discuss the protocols that need to be in place to keep staff and students safe. We will have a plan soon. Once we have a plan, we will have a mandatory meeting for all parents and students to go over the plan and answer any questions.
Thanks again for your patience!
Topic: The Stone Center for Learning and Awesomeness
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Meeting ID: 965 8514 1690
Night Rehearsals start this week with on amazing instructional staff.
We will be continuing to build musicianship and movement skills as we move forward building our 2020 Online Marching Show Influencers: Black Artists Who Impacted the World.
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