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.

9-12 Orchestra Winter Retreat

Payments for the 9-12 Orchestra Winter Retreat are now due, if you haven’t already paid ($225 payable to LCHS MPA).

The money collected for the Winter Retreat covers the actual costs of the retreat – it is not a fundraiser – we just need to pay for the transportation to the camp, the lodging and food at the camp, and the coaches who will help with instruction at the camp.

There are currently two fundraisers (Poinsettias and Gift Cards) in place to help your student earn funds for their student account. The money in each student’s account can be used to cover the costs of the Retreat.

If you need financial assistance, please complete this form.

If you’re not sure if you have paid, please contact our Accounts Receivable Treasurer, Jason Northrop.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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.

Weekly Schedule – 11/12 – 9-12 Band & Guard

Tuesday, November 13th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Thursday, November 15th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Friday, November 16th

  • 3:15-5:30pm: Rehearsal on the field
  • 5:30pm: Change into full uniform
  • 5:50pm: Plume & gauntlet
  • 6pm: Friends & Family performance
  • 6:30pm: Greet guests, take photos, change, dismissal
  • Parent Helpers: We will need just a few helpers to plume and gauntlet in the band room at 5:50pm. If you’re available, please be there.

Saturday, November 17th

WBA Championships

Hotel Address:
Homewood Suites
1505 Mill Rock Way
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Performance Address – SATURDAY:
West High School
1200 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Saturday Dinner Location:
Round Table Pizza
4200 Gosford Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Performance Address – SUNDAY:
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield CA 93305

  • 8am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 10am: Load truck
  • 11am: Lunch is served on campus (meal provided)
  • 11:45am: Load bus
  • 12:15pm: Depart LCHS – Championship Bound!
  • 2:15pm: Arrive in Bakersfield, CA at Hotel
  • 3pm: Depart Hotel
  • 3:15pm: Arrive at Championships (light snack provided)
  • 5pm: Begin Warm-Up
  • 7:23pm: CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE!
  • 9:20pm: 1/2/3A Awards
  • 10pm: Group Dinner at Round Table Pizza (Meal Provided)
  • 11pm: Return to Hotel. Lights Out.

Sunday, November 18th

  • 7-9am: Free Hot Breakfast in the Hotel
  • 11am: Grand Championships Begin
  • TBD: Performance Time
  • 2:38pm: Grand Championships Full Retreat and Awards for 1/2/3A
  • 3pm: Depart Bakersfield – Lunch on the Road (on your own)
  • 6pm: Arrive LCHS! It’s been a wonderful journey!

Tickets: $25 each – good for both Saturday and Sunday

Helpful Hints:

  1. Friday is a regular school day with a rehearsal and performance right after. The students will not have a chance to “run home” to get stuff for performance. They should bring rehearsal clothes, water jug, long black socks, marching shoes and performance wear to school in the morning.
  2. Saturday morning, they should come to rehearsal with everything they need for the trip. We will leave after rehearsal and a quick lunch. We will only be gone for one night… So there shouldn’t be too much luggage, right? However, we may perform twice this weekend, so please pack accordingly and that includes shirts, shorts and long black socks.
  3. The kids will need spending money for the competition if they want to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, etc. They will also need money to cover their lunch on Sunday on the way home. Other than that, they should be good.
  4. Please remind your student that all school rules apply on the trip.
  5. Congratulate your kid for a wonderful season and acknowledge all their hard work and effort.
  6. Thanks to all the parents for their support throughout the season!

Click this link to volunteer and donate. If you have questions about participating, please contact Deb Parker.

Weekly Schedule – 11/5 – 9-12 Band & Guard

Tuesday, November 6th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Thursday, November 8th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Saturday, November 3rd

Trabuco Hills Competition

Address:
Trabuco Hills High School
27501 Mustang Run
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

  • 7am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 9am: Load truck
  • 9:45am: Load bus
  • 10:15am: Depart LCHS
  • 11:45am: Arrive at Trabuco Hills High School
  • 12:45pm: Begin Warm-up
  • 1:55pm: Full Ensemble
  • 2:25pm: Pit departs & Plume, gauntlet, tune
  • 2:35pm: Pit at Gate
  • 2:45pm: Band departs
  • 2:55pm: Band at Gate
  • 3:12pm: Performance time
  • 3:30pm: Change
  • 4pm: Awards
  • 4:30pm: Load truck
  • 5:30pm: Depart Trabuco Hills High School
  • 7pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 7:30pm: Dismissal

Tickets are $12.

Click this link to volunteer and donate. If you have questions about participating, please contact Deb Parker.

Weekly Schedule – 10/29 – 9-12 Band & Guard

Tuesday, October 30th

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Thursday, November 1st

  • 5-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Color Guard
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening rehearsal – Band

Saturday, November 3rd

Conquistador Classic

Address:
Don Antonio Lugo High School
13400 Pipeline Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

  • 9am: Rehearsal
  • 11am: Load truck
  • 11:45am: Lunch
    • Sections will be having lunch together this week. Leaders will be making plans with their sections. Your student will need to contact their section leader for the details.
  • 2:30pm: Load bus
  • 3pm: Depart LCHS
  • 4pm: Arrive at Don Lugo High School
  • 5pm: Begin Warm-up
  • 6:05pm: Full Ensemble
  • 6:35pm: Pit departs
  • 6:50pm: Pit at Gate
  • 6:35pm: Plume, gauntlet, tune
  • 7pm: Band departs
  • 7:10pm: Band at Gate
  • 7:28pm: Performance time
  • 7:45pm: Change, load truck, watch performances
  • 9:25pm: Awards
  • 10:15pm: Depart Don Lugo High School
  • 11:15pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 11:45pm: Dismissal

Tickets are $12.

Parent Helpers & Donations Needed:

If you’re interested in helping at the competition, riding the bus, or donating items for snack, please contact Deb Parker.