7-12 Instrumental Yearbook

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…

Marching Spartans Show Shirts

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.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Special thanks to Octavia Thuss and Henry for the design!

Percussion In-Person Cohort Information – Updated

We have started in-person rehearsals for Drumline. If you are a parent of a member of either of these groups and missed the meeting with Principal Ito and Mr. Stone, please click on the link and watch the recorded meeting.

Link to recording of meeting regarding the cohorts/rehearsal

At this time, Upper Battery will be meeting in-person on Thursday. Basses and Front Ensemble are not meeting in-person, but will be on zoom both days.

Guard is still on zoom at this time.

These forms MUST be delivered upon arrival at rehearsal.

Word Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

PDF Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Ito or Mr. Stone.

Percussion In-Person Cohort Information

Thursday, 11/12/2020, begins in-person rehearsals for Percussion (each Thursday, 3:45-5pm).

Link to recording of meeting regarding the cohorts/rehearsal

These forms MUST be delivered upon arrival at rehearsal.

Word Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

PDF Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

Weekly Schedule – 11/9/20

Monday, November 9

  • Gift Card Orders Due!
  • MPA Meeting – 7:30pm
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83209031208?pwd=RGs0ZkVuR1crR3lrbTdsR0o1TTFvQT09

Tuesday, November 10

  • Color Guard & Drumline MANDATORY Meeting 5pm
    • Meeting regarding in-person rehearsals
    • Principal Jason Ito will be there to explain the protocols to keep everyone safe
    • https://lcusd-net.zoom.us/j/89987723038?pwd=QSttSTNhUnVkL1JMakJCRkVoYy9XUT09
    • Meeting ID: 899 8772 3038
    • Passcode: 955621

Wednesday, November 11

  • NO SCHOOL!

Thursday, November 12

  • Color Guard Parent Info Meeting – 7:30pm
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89045962825?pwd=TGRzeGtvRURwUWRqM1JVM3Y4Q3VjZz09

Sunday, November 15

  • Sunday Funday at Dona Maria
    • 4-9pm – 40% of sales to MPA!

MPA Business and More

  1. As with all non-profits and families alike, this time has become somewhat financially stressful. Thank you all for your donations throughout this year, but we still have some obligations to cover moving forward. If you have outstanding donations due for Band, Orchestra, 7/8, Drumline, and/or Color Guard, please consider still contributing. We know that the seasons for some was cut short, but expenses still remain. Thank you.
  2. We would encourage each of you, the next time you shop online from Amazon – which is pretty often these days – to use AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a small percentage of each purchase to our Music Parents Association. (Look for La Canada High School Music Parents in the list.)
  3. Also, gift cards are another way to raise funds. All the information is below for purchasing them. Contact Ceci Nava if you have any questions.
  4. Booster Raffle Tickets are still available and can still be sold. Boosters are willing to still contribute the funds to our program for all tickets sold. Please contact Elizabeth Bohannon if you would like additional tickets.
  5. The New York trip has been rescheduled for March 5-9, 2021, provided we’re back to “normal” by then. Today is the deadline to fill out the google form. See this post for full information.

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

Winter Drumline/Dayton Fees

Dear Winter Drumline Families:

So sad to see the Winter Drumline season end so suddenly, especially after our students have been working so hard in anticipation of competing at Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, we spent many hours planning all the logistics for this trip and are now spending many hours undoing all that hard work and we are working on getting refunds from WGI and Southwest Airlines as the MPA has already paid for the flights and the event registration and tickets for our students.

Regarding Dayton Trip refunds to parents, we have families that have paid in full or partially for the Dayton, Trip. We would like to offer the following options in terms of reimbursement.

  • The amount you paid will be moved to your student’s account for future contributions and trips for the program.
  • We can reimburse you directly with a check for amount you paid to date for Dayton, Ohio trip.
  • Apply part of the reimbursement to cover your student’s contributions of $500 for the Winter Drumline program and reimburse to you the remainder.

We have many students who have not paid the $500 contribution for this season. We can apply part of your reimbursement to offset those dues. Please keep in mind that although our season is ending early, we have incurred most of the costs of the program. This includes the instructor costs, new uniforms, registration fees, new stage floor, new props, transportation, and equipment. While we are asking each family to pay $500 per student for the season, this does not cover the full cost of the Winter DL program to the MPA. Therefore, we appreciate your support and contributions to support not just Winter Drumline but the Instrumental Music Program overall.

Additionally, for those families who have not paid for Dayton and have not paid for the Winter Drumline program, we ask that you please send in a check for $500 made out to “LCHS MPA.” The checks can be dropped off in the black lockbox in the band room or mailed to:
LCHS MPA
P.O. Box 1307
La Cañada, CA 91012

If you cannot remember what you have paid with regard to the Dayton Trip and Winter DL contribution please reach out to the MPA Treasurer, Marshall Bohannon and he can email you your student balance to date. Please put “Winter Drumline Contributions” in the subject line.

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

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Bohannon
LCHS MPA Board President
Mobile: 818-257-1210

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