Summer Marching Spartans Information

As we head into a break of summer fun, here’s several things for you to do and to help with a smooth start when we return for Workshops and Band Camp on July 29nd.

Note: forms and other information can be found here, for future reference.

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know.
  • Please complete, sign, and return the Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Please put all the dates on your calendar — all the football games, concerts, competitions, etc. are on that list for the 2019-20 school year.

Field Trip Form

  • Please complete, sign, and return.
  • We will need an original signature on this form.

Note: The Handbook form and the Field trip form can be dropped off to Sandy at the District Office anytime Monday through Thursday from about 7:30am to about 4pm from now until July 29th. If not, please bring them the first day of workshops! We leave for Band Camp on July 31st, so there’s not much time to remember when we return.

At the beginning of July, we will be sending another email that will include:

  • Band Camp Packing List
  • Band/Guard one-check donation form and link to the online form

Other Thoughts to Share:

  1. Please consider completing all the forms prior to July 29th. It’ll make for a smoother start for you and for us.
  2. The students will be hosting a bake sale every Sunday evening at Music in the Park at Memorial Park, so stop by, say, “Hi,” and buy some yummy goodies!
  3. Most sections will have sectionals during the summer break time where they get-to-know everyone and practice their marching and playing. Of course, these are optional, but they do have a ton of fun over the summer!
  4. Your students should continue practicing and being physically active during their time off. Marching for band and guard can be demanding both physically and mentally and if the kids continue to work at it over the summer, it’ll make for an easier transition to workshops and band camp and a stronger start to the season.

Volunteers Needed in July

Uniform Fittings

We will need five or so parent helpers to help fit uniforms on the first two workshop days, Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th. We will begin at 11am and go through 12:30pm. No sewing or experience needed – only snaps for hemming. The more helpers we have, the more students get fitted for uniforms.

Registration Table

We will need one adult helper to staff the registration table collecting forms and payments on Monday and Tuesday, July 29th and 30th.

Band Camp

We will need two bus riders and a shuttle driver to get the students to Band Camp at Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday, July 31st. The shuttle driver will need to follow the buses to Band Camp and then bring the bus riders and truck driver back to LCHS. We will leave at noon and return around 3:30pm. The shuttle driver should have a car/van that seats an additional four adults.

We will need the same number of adults on the return trip coming back from Band Camp on Friday, August 2nd. Adults will need to meet at LCHS at 1pm, and return to campus around 4pm.

If you have never been to Band Camp, now is the time to check it out and see where your student will be spending their time.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the above, please let Sandy Miller know.

2019-2020 Field Trip Form

We will be collecting Field Trip Forms this week. By completeing and returning it now, it’ll save you and us some time when we return for Workshops and Band Camp in July.

The field trip form for 2019-2020 is now available. Please take a moment to complete the fillable PDF form, print, and sign.

These forms can be turned into the Black Box in the Band Room at any time.

7/8 and 9-12 students in the entire program are required to turn this form in annually. Do it now, and save yourself time at the start of the year!

DOWNLOAD FORM

Marching Spartans Mini Camp

All students in the Marching Band and Color Guard for the 2019-2020 school year will meet for mini-camp starting Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. We will be practicing marching basics, music, and will be meeting in our sections too!

Please wear:

  • good cross-trainer shoes
  • socks
  • shorts
  • white t-shirt
  • hat
  • sunscreen

Please bring:

  • water jug
  • instrument
  • pencil
  • sunscreen
  • music
  • and a good attitude!

Winds (all wind instruments): 8am-12pm

Guard: 8am-11am

Front Ensemble: 8am-12pm & 1:30-5pm

Battery: 8am-12pm

Weekly Schedule – 6/3

Monday, June 3rd

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

Tuesday, June 4th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

8th Grade Promotion

  • 7th grade Band and 7th grade Orchestra will perform
  • Call time: 6pm
  • Dress nicely
  • Promotion begins at 6:30pm at the stadium

Wednesday, June 5th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return
  • All 7-12 lockers must be cleaned out and locks removed. If you wish to keep your current locker, fill out this form.
  • Locks remaining will be cut off on June 6th.

Graduation

  • 9-11 grades Band will perform
  • Call time: 5:45pm with instruments and music on the field
  • Dress nicely
  • Graduation begins at 6:30pm at the stadium


Weekly Schedule – 5/20

Monday, May 20th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop

Tuesday, May 21st

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop
  • 7pm: 9-12 Orchestra Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • 8pm: 9-12 Band Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • (7/8 Awards will be presented during the school day)

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

Friday, May 24th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return
  • Marching Band & Guard: Take uniforms, equipment, and instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.
  • 7/8 Band: Take instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.

Sunday, May 26th

Jazz Band in the Park

  • 5pm: Call time at the High School
  • 6pm: Performance, Memorial Park

Monday, May 27th

Fiesta Days Celebration

Service (9-12 Band)

  • 8:15am: Call Time at LCE
    • Enter the playground from the La Canada Blvd. side
    • Leave cases in the car – we won’t be returning to LCE
    • Full Uniform – no shako/gloves
    • Sunscreen!
  • 9am: Memorial Park Service
  • Proceed to parade staging after service ends

Parade (7/8 Band, 9-12 Band, 9-12 Color Guard)

  • 10am: 7/8 Band Call Time at the parking garage at the corner of Foothill and Cornishon
    • Band T-Shirt and Shorts
    • Leave cases in the car, we will not return to staging area
    • Sunscreen!
  • 10:30am: Parade Start

We need four cases of water bottles dropped off at Memorial Park on Monday Morning prior to the service. Please let Sandy know if you’re able to provide.

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Bring uniforms and instruments back to school.


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.