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.

Gift Card Orders – July 8

The next order date is July 8th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. Next year is a trip year… Start planning now!
 
We are continuing Gift Card sales throughout the summer. The dates are:
  • August 12th

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

Gift Card Orders – June 10

The next order date is June 10th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. Next year is a trip year… Start planning now!
 
We are continuing Gift Card sales throughout the summer. The dates are:
  • July 8th
  • August 12th

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

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.


Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

LCHS MPA Fundraiser
Blaze Pizza
Wednesday May 22nd
5-8pm
990 Town Center Dr.

Enjoy yourself and support our cause! Bring in the flyer, or show it on your phone, and Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds to the MPA!

Download a PDF Flyer

Gift Card Orders – May 13th

The next order date is May 13th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. Next year is a trip year… Start planning now!
 
We are continuing Gift Card sales throughout the summer. The dates are:
  • June 10th
  • July 8th
  • August 12th

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

Club LC – May 10th

Club LC tickets are now available online!

We’re only 5 days away from this fun, relaxed, evening of music and dancing, Friday, May 10th from 6:45 to 10:30pm.

Please join us for an evening of tunes performed by our very own Jazz Band and Chamber Singers!

This event usually sells out, so order early!

Volunteers are needed to set up during the event, and to clean up afterwards! Please sign up for a 1/2 hour slot.

Tickets

Volunteer Sign up

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Lynskey or Jean Stroud.

Great Clips Fundraiser

March 23 – June 8th

Bring in the flyer on paper or on your phone, and get a haircut at the new Great Clips next to Gelson’s. $3 will be donated to the program!

Great Clips
Plaza De Canada
533 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada

Download the Flyer Here