A Note from Mr. Stone Re New York

Dear New York Trip Students & Families :

I hope everyone is in good health and good spirits during this crazy time. I would have much preferred to be writing you a final checklist like email rather than this email of “What’s next? What’s happening with the New York trip?”.

So here is the line from Encore as it sits today.

“As it currently stands, $1500 is non-refundable however we continue to work with Carnegie Hall to lower that for any participants that need to cancel. Those that cancel will receive all funds back in cash less $1500 which will be sent as a travel voucher that can be transferred to a new participant entering the ensembles in the Fall.

For those that can roll to 2021, we will transfer all of the monies in their account of which $1500 will show as a non-refundable credit.”

We are planning on rolling the trip to next year, with the most likely date, at this time, being February 12-16, 2021. Our spring break 2021 begins with Easter Sunday, so that and the trip planned by the Choral Department, makes the February date the best time to go with the least amount of missed school. I am checking on all the needs to clear everything with the district, but I am optimistic that it will eventually go smoothly.

Seniors (and senior parent Chaperones), we are still working out the details for your use of the $1500 voucher at this time. Please be patient. The initial idea is to try and transfer that to new participants entering in the fall who wish to go on the trip. By what mechanism, that is yet to be determined.

In order to help Encore, please fill out this form letting me know what your desired intentions are for the trip.

Thank you all for your patience in this matter. It will all get resolved soon, hopefully like all the other insanity going on around us.

Take care,

Mr. Stone

A Note from Mr. Stone

Thank you all who were at our festival concerts last night. It was a great night of music and I am so happy that we got to share what we’ve been working on for the last 3 months.

In light of recent events, I have to be the bearer of bad news. In accordance with public health recommendations about the coronavirus, La Canada Unified School District has requested that we look into the upcoming events for the next month. On top of that, the organizations that sponsor our outside events have also taken these same recommendations and have made some announcements as well. SCSBOA (our festival sponsor), WGI (Guard and Drum Line), SCPA (Drum Line) and WGASC (Color Guard) have all cancelled any remaining events for the rest of this season. This means that all drum line and color guard shows, as well as our festival next Friday, have been cancelled.

This is a sad and surreal situation which saddens me by the loss of such great events we had planned for our students. However I know that all of these organizations and our district treat our student safety as priority number one and that is where all these decisions are rooted. While we all are grieving the loss of the events, which is completely normal, we also have to act for the greater good in this moment.

What does that mean for the rest of our year? As this is a dynamic situation, I can’t predict the future beyond Spring Break at this time, but I do know we will continue to teach, learn, grow and challenge each other to be better musicians, performers and friends.

We will try to keep you up to date on all instrumental rehearsals and events as we find out new information. Please be patient with us and the speed in which we send out our statements and information since we are trying to make sure we are separating the truths from the rumors.

Thank you all for your support in this wild and uncertain time.

Jason Stone
Director of Instrumental Music

New York and Dayton Trips Cancelled

As many of you already know, both the NYC trip and the Dayton trip were cancelled today. We are very sorry as our students have worked very, very hard for both of these trips and were really looking forward to performing and competing.

We know you have many questions regarding the trip payments and we are working on solutions for both trips. We will provide an update in a few days once we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the LCHS Instrumental Music Program.

Elizabeth Bohannon
MPA President
Mobile: 818-257-1210

Festival & Snack Bar

Here are the performance times for Festival. This is a judged performance, however, you’re invited to attend. The performances will be in the auditorium:

  • 9-12 Orchestra: 8am
  • 7/8 Orchestra: 8:30am
  • 9-12 Band: 9am
  • 7/8 Band: 3:45pm

Each year, we host a Snack Bar during the all-day Festival. There will be 11 different schools visiting our campus to perform in the Festival. These students enjoy purchasing snacks throughout the day.

We need helpers to sell the snacks and volunteers to donate items for us to sell to the hungry kids.

Please click here to sign-up to work, donate, or even do both!

Thanks for your support of the Instrumental Music Program!

Weekly Schedule – 3/9

Monday, March 9th

  • Gift Card Orders Due
  • 7pm: MPA Meeting – Band Room
  • 8pm: NY Trip Meeting – Band Room

Tuesday, March 10th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 11th

Festival Concerts

  • 6:15pm: Call time for 7/8 Orchestra
    • Concert Wear, per Mr. Myers’ instructions
  • 6:30pm: Call time for 9-12 Orchestra
    • Concert Wear
  • 7pm: Orchestra Concert Begins
  • 7:15pm: Call time for 7/8 Band
    • Concert Wear, per Mr. Myers’ instructions
  • 7:30pm: Call time for 9-12 Band
    • Concert Wear
  • 8pm: Band Concert Begins

Thursday, March 12th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Weekly Schedule – 3/2

Tuesday, March 3rd

  • 3:30-4:30pm: Volunteers Stuff Envelopes
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 4th

  • Raffle Tickets Distributed
  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, March 5th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, March 7th

Winter Guard – Rancho Cucamonga Competition

  • 12pm: Meet at Band Room
  • 2:45pm: Load bus
  • 3pm: Depart LCHS
  • 4pm: Rancho Cucamonga HS, unload
  • 6:43pm: Performance Time
  • 9:15pm: Awards
  • 9:45pm: Depart Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • 10:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload, go home

Location:

Rancho Cucamonga High School
11801 Lark Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Tickets: $15

Volunteers Needed: Please click on the link and signup. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Jones.

Concert & Marching Drumline – Temescal Canyon Competition

  • 9:15am: Call time for rehearsal
  • 11:30am: Load truck
  • 12:30pm: Load bus, depart LCHS
  • 2pm: Arrive Temescal Canyon HS
  • 4:04pm: Performance Time – Marching
  • 4:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:22pm: Performance Time – Concert
  • 7:40pm: Load truck
  • 8:15pm: Watch shows
  • 9pm: Awards
  • 9:30pm: Depart Temescal Canyon HS
  • 10:30pm: Arrive LCHS, unload truck, go home

Location:

Temescal Canyon HS
28755 El Toro Rd.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Tickets: $10

Volunteers Needed: Please click on the link to signup. If you have any questions, please contact Dino Lorenzana.

Weekly Schedule – 2/24

Monday, February 24th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 25th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 26th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 27th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, February 29th

Winter Guard Competition – Monrovia High School

  • 2:30pm: Meet at Band Room
  • 4pm: Load bus
  • 4:30pm: Depart LCHS
  • 5pm: Arrive Monrovia HS, unload
  • 7:31pm: Performance time
  • 9:15pm: Awards
  • 9:45pm: Depart Monrovia
  • 10:05pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload, go home

Location:
Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Tickets: $15

Volunteers Needed: Please click to sign-up. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Jones.

21st Annual Dinner Show Copy

21st Annual Celebrate Music Dinner Show & Fundraising Gala

Saturday, February 22nd

La Canada Country Club

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION!

The 9-12 Dinner Show will be held at the La Canada Country Club on Saturday, February 22nd and will begin at 5:30pm.

A delicious dinner, silent auction, live auction, and performances by each of our 9-12 groups. It’ll be a great evening of food, friendship, and fantastic music. Please join us!

Tickets are $100 adults, $35 students, $25 for performing students, and $15 for the After Party.

All persons attending the Dinner Show must purchase a ticket. Please pre-purchase… Walk-in tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will NOT guarantee a seat.

Sponsorships

Please consider becoming a sponsor to the Instrumental Music Program… It’s a donation to the best program on campus! It’s not too late to purchase a sponsorship (however, you will not receive recognition in the program) and it’s the only way to have reserved seating!

Sponsorship levels include:

Guardian – $1500
8 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
40 raffle tickets

Benefactor – $1000
6 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
20 raffle tickets

Patron – $500
4 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
10 raffle tickets

Sponsor – $300
2 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
5 raffle tickets

Supporter – $150
1 reserved dinner ticket;
Jazz Band after party;
2 raffle tickets

By becoming a sponsor, your seat will be reserved at the Dinner Show. This is the only way to reserve seats at the show.

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are available but they’re going fast! Cost is one ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

We have some great prizes and you don’t have to be present to win! So let’s get selling. All of these proceeds will go towards the fundraising of the Dinner Show.

Prizes

Grand Prize: DJI Mavic Mini Drone with Fly More Combo Package

2nd Prize: Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart & Super Smash Bros

3rd Prize: Air Pods Pro

Weekly Schedule – 2/17

Monday, February 17th

  • No School

Tuesday, February 18th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 19th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Lynskey Home

Thursday, February 20th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, February 22nd

Dinner Show

  • 10am: Load percussion/equipment in band room
  • 10:30am: Move Silent Auction items to Country Club
  • 11am: Set up at La Canada Country Club
  • 3:30pm: Sound set-up
  • 5pm: Volunteers arrive
  • 5:30pm: Doors Open
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Dinner is served for all performing students
  • 8pm: 9-12 Symphonic Band performance
  • 8:45pm: 9-12 Symphonic Orchestra performance
  • 9:30pm: Jazz Band After Party

7/8 to Disneyland

Just nine days to go! On February 25th, all 7/8 Band and Orchestra students will be traveling to Disneyland, which means NOW is the time to turn in your field trip form and $100 which covers Disneyland entrance, transportation, and the recording session.

7/8 students will rehearse and record various tracks of Disney movie scenes and be conducted by a Disney recording session conductor! All checks should be made payable to “LCHS MPA.”

Please contact Mr. Myers with any questions.