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.

2019-2020 Field Trip Form

We will be collecting Field Trip Forms this week. By completeing and returning it now, it’ll save you and us some time when we return for Workshops and Band Camp in July.

The field trip form for 2019-2020 is now available. Please take a moment to complete the fillable PDF form, print, and sign.

These forms can be turned into the Black Box in the Band Room at any time.

7/8 and 9-12 students in the entire program are required to turn this form in annually. Do it now, and save yourself time at the start of the year!

DOWNLOAD FORM

2018-2019 Housekeeping

Donations

If you have not paid for “stuff,” now is the time. Have you paid for your students’:
• Yearly Donation?
• Concert Wear?
• Instrument Rental?
• Drumline?
• Color Guard?
• Disneyland?
• Dinner Show meal?

If you’re not sure if you paid – or not sure on the amount owed – please contact Accounts Receivable Treasurer Jason Northrop and he will be happy to check for you.

Instrument Rental Returns

If your student has rented/borrowed an instrument this school year, now is the time to return it.

Parent Wear

We have just a few parent shirts and jackets still available. Please let Sandy Miller know if you are interested.

Cost:

  • $35 – shirt
  • $45 – jacket

Sizes Available:

  • Women’s shirt: 1 L
  • Women’s jacket: 1 S
  • Men’s jacket: 1 XXL

Concert Wear Donations

If your student is graduating, please consider donating the concert wear back to the program for use by future students. Please have it cleaned prior to donating. Students may place all donated items (jackets, pants, vests, ties, dresses) on the rack in the hallway.

7/8 Orchestra Jacket Returns

Please return your borrowed tux jackets prior to the end of the school year. Please have the jackets cleaned prior to returning and mark your student’s name on the plastic cover so we know who has returned their jacket. Students may return the jackets to Mr. Myers.

NY Trip Information Meeting

Tuesday May 28th

7pm – Band Room

An informational meeting about the New York trip next Spring. All interested parents and students who will be in the 9-12 Band or 9-12 Orchestra in the 2019-2020 school year should attend.

The trip will be during Spring Break: April 4-8, 2020

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.


Concerto Concert – 5/2

Concerto Concert

Thursday, May 2nd

7pm – LCHS Auditorium

This will be a performance you don’t want to miss… Four amazing soloists including: Lisa T., Stephanie H., Michael S., and Anna Y.!

Admission is free!

Following the performances we will have a reception for all families and friends attending the concert and it’s a nice time to celebrate the accomplishments of the night and year!

Please click to sign-up to bring some yummy snacks.

If you have questions, please contact Yvonne Lim.

Concerto Concert & Rehearsal Schedule

Monday, April 29th – 0 Period

  • 7:30-7:50am: Sarasate, Anna Y.
  • 7:50-8:10am: Hue, Stephanie H.
  • 8:10-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Tuesday, April 30th – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8am: Bruch, timpani, all winds except trombones
  • 8-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Wednesday, May 1st – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8am: Rachmaninoff, timpani, all winds
  • 8-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Wednesday, May 1st – Evening Dress Rehearsal – Mandatory

  • 5-8pm: LCHS auditorium
    • 5-5:20pm: Gershwin
    • 5:20-5:50pm: Rachmaninoff
    • 5:50-6:20pm: Bruch
    • 6:20-6:45pm: Pizza dinner, courtesy of soloists’ parents!
    • 6:45-7:15pm: Hue
    • 7:15-7:45pm: Sarasate

Thursday, May 2nd – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8:20am: start and end pieces, reverse concert order
    • Bruch
    • Rachmaninoff
    • Gershwin
    • Sarasate
    • Hue

Thursday, May 2nd – Concerto Concert – LCHS Auditorium

  • 6:30pm: Call Time
  • 7pm: Concert Time
  • Performance Order:
    • Hue-Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra
    • Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella
    • Gershwin in Concert
    • Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.2, movement 1
    • Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1, movement 3

Marching Spartans Parent Meeting – 4/29

Marching Spartans Parent Meeting

Monday, April 29th

7pm

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.