2020-2021 Registration Live

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:

LCHS MPA
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:
Mr. Stone
Ms. Munday
Mr. Myers

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

LINKS FOR CLASSES

9-12 Orchestra:

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTI1ODMyMTM5MTQ3/m/MTI1ODcyNzE1NzA1/details

9-12 Band:

Topic: The Stone Center for Learning and Awesomeness

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/96585141690?pwd=R3p3bTVnMjV3alZCQjMrYitwR3BMdz09

Meeting ID: 965 8514 1690

Passcode: 8QxaCc

7/8 Orchestra:

https://zoom.us/j/91448964974?pwd=aEpjREI4bVB5dGxZUldjSDRXQVA5UT09

7/8 Band:

https://zoom.us/j/99273362485?pwd=NE8yVUtkcENXa3c2ZW9mdVR5RE16QT09

Band Camp 2020

Welcome back!

Here we are… It’s August and school starts in just one week! So, let’s get our season started! We’re moving forward and looking for creative, innovative, and outside-the-box ways to bring our group together to make music and grow friendships. Please keep an open mind, hold your critiques and look for the positive. As with everything these days – things change all the time and we have to roll with it the best we can. It’s not a year to toss away, but one to stretch us out of our comfort zone and learn something new.

Starting Monday, August 10th, Band Camp will run from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday – and of course, everything will be online.

Here’s the link info: Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99353193734?pwd=bUs0VlVkajZjZGRPQXBZSUxmdDlEUT09

Meeting ID: 993 5319 3734
Passcode: 2x83HW

Band Camp Update

In a normal year our marching season would be ready to begin. But it’s 2020 and things just aren’t the same, unfortunately.

We will NOT be having our first week of band camp next week – August 3 through 7. You get one extra week of summer this year!

We will, however, be having some sort of Band Camp the following week of August 10 – 14. We’re not sure yet what Band Camp will look like, but more details will be available next week as soon as we get all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed. Stay tuned!

We will also hopefully have more details about the school year as a whole as it works within the Instrumental Music Program.

Hope you all have been enjoying the summer break and we look forward to doing as much as we can safely and within the District guidelines.

See you soon!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying safe. While the final details of what the opening of school looks like in August is still being determined by the district, LA County of Public Health, and the State, there was an announcement by the Western Band Association, our marching circuit.

With lots of input from the directors in the association and looking at the current climate, WBA has decided to cancel all of their fall marching season events. While that brings great sadness to me, I think it’s the right decision at this time to keep everyone safe. However, we will continue to pursue our musicality and musicianship in spite of the cancellation.

What does this mean for the fall Mr. Stone?!? (I know that’s the next question.)

I have been thinking a lot about this and we will, with staff help, come up with a plan to incorporate some of our marching skills we’ve been honing in all summer and continue to build our musical abilities as well. However, we are going to put our current proposed fall show Diamonds on hold and try it again for next year when we can give it the proper treatment it deserves.

Please stay tuned for more posts in the coming weeks as more information about the fall comes about. We will still have band in the fall no matter how we start. Music is the thing we need in these crazy times.

2020-2021Marching Spartans Mini-Camp

2020-21 Marching Band & Color Guard (Marching Spartans)

Mini-Camp
June 8th-11th

Mini Camp goes Virtual!

Mini-Camp includes all 9-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year interested in Marching Band or Color Guard!

Mini-camp will happen on June 8-11 from 9am-1pm each day. During this time, we will be working on the preparations needed for our Fall Marching Show.

We will be meeting in Zoom meetings with staff instructing in Music, Visual, Guard and also time to connect with each other. Please schedule in this time into your days now as it is vital that everyone shows up and participates.

Freshmen families, this is the most important rehearsal you will attend as it will get you connected to your section leader and other students leadership, who will be doing sectionals throughout the summer. It is also the time where staff can focus on your training and becoming a true member of the La Cañada Marching Spartans!

The zoom info is in the LCHS Instrumental Music calendar Instrumental Music website, lchsmusic.org. Looking forward to seeing all 100+ members (yes we are over a 100 now) on June 8th.

Here are the details as well:

https://zoom.us/j/95494417667?pwd=RlNqOGp2OUpmM3NVdElQRmVKcE9PQT09

Meeting ID: 954 9441 7667
Password: 5sGAwW

Senior Band & Orchestra Grad Cord & Concert Wear

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.

7-12 Rental Instrument/Guard Equipment Return & Pickup

Rental Instruments

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!

Band/Guard Leadership Meeting with Marching Health

Band/Guard Leadership Meeting
Marching Health

Monday, May 18th – 4pm

Leadership is invited (required) to come and join Dr. Elliot Cleveland from Marching Health in a virtual clinic.

Marching Health will be supporting the band this year with advice and action plans on how to prepare like an athlete for Marching Band. All students will eventually benefit from this great program, this is just the first step for leadership to understand and learn, so they can pass it on to their sections. Be ready to move and wear good footwear. See ya there.

Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85452343298?pwd=STJtclRhS2FXMlhVbTNjQ1p4aDZodz09

Meeting ID: 854 5234 3298
Password: 206506