Marching Spartans Parent Meeting – 4/29

Marching Spartans Parent Meeting

Monday, April 29th


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.

City Hall Event – 3/19


The 9-12 Marching Spartans (Winds & Percussion) have been invited to participate in the Dedication Ceremony of the new City Hall TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 19!

Call time is 4:45 p.m at the new City Hall in the Town Center. Please bring your instrument, music and stand, if necessary.

Dress is your black show shirt.

Performance is at approx. 5:15 p.m. and finished at approx. 5:45 p.m.

The Band Room will be open to get instruments because 7/8 Drumline has rehearsal.

Please meet at City Hall and look for Mr. Myers when you arrive.

Weekly Schedule – 2/4

Monday, February 4th

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting, Band Room

Tuesday, February 5th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 6th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 7th

  • 7:30am – Zero Period: Combined 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7:30pm: Dinner Show Basket Wrapping at Sheryl Madonna’s Home

Saturday, February 9th

Winter Guard Competition

  • 6am: Call time, load truck with props
  • 6:45am: Depart LCHS
  • 7:45am: Arrive AB Miller HS
  • 8am: Warm up begins
  • 10:32am: Prelims performance
  • Watch other groups, eat lunch
  • TBD: Warm-up for Finals performance
  • 5:32pm-7:08pm: Finals performance
  • Load truck
  • approx. 8:30pm: Return to LCHS, unload truck
  • Competition Location:

    AB Miller High School
    6821 Oleander Ave.
    Fontana, CA 92336

  • Tickets:

    Prelims: $15
    Finals: $18
    Combo Ticket: $28
    (cash and/or credit card accepted)

  • Color Guard Rep Michele Jones will send out info regarding food and snacks.
  • Please consider helping out at a competition by riding the bus and being a chaperone! It’s sometimes a really long day, but just watching your kids and their friends work hard and perform makes it all worthwhile. Michele Jones has sent out a google doc to all of you, so please take a moment to sign-up.

Dinner Show

  • 10am: Students meet at Band Room to load truck
  • 10am: Volunteer parents move Silent Auction items to Country Club
  • 10:30am: Set-up at Country Club
  • 4:30pm: First wave of Volunteers arrive
  • 4:30pm: Call time – Chamber groups and Oscar Band
  • 5:30pm: Call Time – 7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra
    • Concert Dress
    • Dinner is served for all 7/8 students
  • 5:30pm: Registration/Doors open for all guests
    • Silent Auction opens
    • Appetizers served
  • 6pm: Call Time – 9-12 Band & 9-12 Orchestra Call time
    • Concert Dress
  • 6pm: Dinner is served for guests
  • 6:15pm: 9-12 Band & 9-12 Orchestra Dinner is served
  • 7pm: Performances Begin
  • 8:30pm: Silent Auction closes
  • 9:30pm: After Party with the Jazz Band begins

Weekly Schedule – 1/7

Monday, January 7th

  • 10am-7pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
    • 1-2pm: Lunch (bring, or bring money to purchase)

Tuesday, January 8th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 9th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 10th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Friday, January 11th

9-12 Band and Color Guard to Disneyland

  • Please bring spending money for food and other goodies
  • Wear band jacket or band t-shirt
  • 7am: Load Truck
  • 7:30am: Depart LCHS
  • 8:40am: Check in at Security
  • 9am: Backstage drop off/Restroom/Unload
  • 10am: Soundtrack Session
  • 11:30am: Load truck
  • 12pm: Released into Park
  • 8pm: Meet at Esplande between the parks
  • 9:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck

Sunday, January 13th

  • 10am-3pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal

Marching Spartans – Disneyland – January 11th

The Marching Band and Guard will be going to Disneyland on Friday, January 11th. The cost is $100. They will be participating in the backstage Soundtrack Session, recording movie cues for Disney films. It’s a great experience that no one should miss.

If your student has funds in their student account, these funds may be applied to the Disneyland costs.

If you prefer to write a check, please make checks payable to “LCHS MPA” and note “Band Disney” with your student’s name on the check. Place in an envelope and put in the black box in the band room.

Marching Band & Guard Championship Refunds

Despite the last-minute cancellation of Championships, we were successful in getting full refunds on lodging and transportation.

Therefore, we will be allocating to each student’s MPA account $200 for those that paid the Championship donation. If you did not pay the donation, your student will not receive an amount in their student account.

The $200 can be used against any fees currently owed or future fees, including next year.

If you have any questions please contact MPA President, Elizabeth Bohannon.

Weekly Schedule – 12/3

Tuesday, December 4th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, December 5th

  • 6:30-8:30pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, December 6th

  • *Note: No Winter Drumline or Winter Guard Rehearsals today.
  • Zero Period: Combined 7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra
  • 3-6pm: Poinsettia Pick Up & Delivery Day
  • Winter Spectacular
    • Performances by the 9-12 Orchestra, 9-12 Band, and Jazz band
    • 6pm: 9-12 Orchestra Call Time
    • 6:30pm: 9-12 Band Call Time
    • 6pm: Call Time – All Performers
    • 7pm: Concert Begins
    • Concert Wear
    • Refreshments
      • After the performance, refreshments will be served outside the Auditorium for the audience and performers.
      • Orchestra – Please click to sign up
      • Band – Please bring desserts such as cookies, cupcakes, holiday treats, etc.

Weekly Schedule – 11/26

Tuesday, November 27th

  • 5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Parent Meeting – Band room
  • 7:30pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline & Winter Guard Parent Meeting – Band Room

Friday, November 30th

  • Marching Band & Guard takes home uniforms and instruments for the parade on Saturday.
  • 9-12 Band Concert Wear Distribution – 1st Period

Saturday, December 1st

Montrose Christmas Parade

  • 5:30pm: Call Time
    • Full Uniform, no shako, yes gloves, holiday hat
  • 6pm: Parade start time
  • 8pm: Approximate end time

Helpful Hints:

  1. Please drop off your student at the parade staging area at the corner of Honolulu and La Crescenta Ave. at 5:30pm. Please leave instrument cases in the car as we will not be returning to the staging area at the end of the parade.
  2. Students will be dismissed at the end of the parade at the corner of Honolulu and Verdugo Blvd. All instruments and uniforms should be returned to the band room on Monday, December 3rd.
  3. Students are encouraged to wear holiday hats instead of their shakos.
  4. Instrument decorating (lights, tinsel, holly, etc.) is fine as long as the instrument can still be played properly.

9-12 Band Concert Wear Distribution

9-12 Band Concert Wear has arrived and will be distributed on Friday, November 30th during 1st period. Please look for individual emails regarding costs for all students ordering concert wear.