Championships – Parent Hotel Block

If you are thinking about traveling to Clovis for the WBA Championships in November, now is the time to reserve your room in the parent block of rooms! (Championships are November 22nd-24th.)

We have reserved a group of 10 rooms at Homewood Suites for parents. The group rate is $159/night. The band will be staying just across the driveway at Hampton Inn.

This year, you are able to reserve your room in the Parent Block online! Please follow the instructions below:

  • Booking Link
  • Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport/Clovis
  • Group Name: La Canada High School Band Parents
  • Arrival Date: 22-Nov-2019
  • Departure Date: 24-Nov-2019

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Miller.

Weekly Schedule – 10/7

Monday, October 7th

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting
  • 8pm: Dinner Show Meeting

Tuesday, October 8th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, October 10th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Saturday, October 12th

Ayala “Music in Motion” Competition

  • 9am: Rehearsal begins on the field
    • Regular rehearsal attire
    • Students should bring everything they need for the day with them to rehearsal.
    • Marching shoes
    • Long black socks
    • Lightweight shorts for under the uniform
    • Band shirt
    • Please note: Students will be changing into uniform on the bus, in public with all the other students. Please remind your student to wear appropriate clothes for changing on the bus.
  • 11am: Load truck at the field
  • 11:45am: Lunch is served for all students
  • 12:40pm: Load bus
  • 1pm: Depart LCHS
  • 2pm: Arrive Ayala HS
  • 3pm: Begin warm-up
  • 4:10pm: Plume on the way to full ensemble
  • 4:15pm: Full ensemble
  • 4:40pm: Uniforms, water and tune
  • 4:45pm: Pit at gate
  • 4:55pm: Band at gate
  • 5:14pm: Performance time!
  • 5:30pm: Awards for 1A, 2A and 3A
  • 6pm: Change, load truck
  • 6:30pm: Snacks
  • 7pm: Depart Ayala HS
  • 8pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 8:30pm: Dismissal

Parent helpers are still needed. We are looking for just a few more donations for our competition at Ayala. We still need:

  • ice
  • small Ranch Dressing for dipping
  • saran wrap

Click here to sign up.

If your child has allergies, is gluten free, or a vegetarian please email Deb with “Band-Guard Food” in the subject line.

Thank you to those who have so generously agreed to donate time and/or food. We repay you in some terrific memories.

And remember, the students always enjoy the crowd support at the competitions, so please consider attending and cheering loudly!


Ayala Music in Motion Tournament
Bulldog Stadium
14255 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Tickets: Adults – $12 / Children 5-12 – $7

Performance time: 5:14pm

Weekly Schedule – 9/16

Tuesday, September 17th

  • Deadline for 9-12 Band concert wear exchanges
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, September 19th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-7pm: 9-12 Orchestra Concert Wear Pickup
  • 5:30-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Friday, September 20th

  • Deadline to order LACO tickets
  • Deadline to order parent wear

Weekly Schedule – 9/9

This week continues 9-12 Jazz Band Auditions. See this post for more details.

Monday, September 9th

  • Gift Card Orders Due
  • 7pm: MPA Meeting
  • 8pm: Winter Drumline Dayton Trip Meeting

Tuesday, September 10th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, September 12th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal
    • Parent helpers needed to add silver chains to the shakos during rehearsal in the uniform room.

Friday, September 13th

  • 9-12 Band Concert Wear Fittings: 1st & 3rd periods.

Away Football Game

  • 5:15pm: Call time
    • Band shirts & jeans/shorts
  • 5:30pm: Bus Departs
  • 7pm: Game time
  • Approximately 10pm: Return to LCHS/unload

Dayton Meeting

We will have a Dayton Trip Parent Planning Meeting right after the MPA meeting on Monday, September 9th at 8pm in the Band Room.

Please plan on attending. We need to start making the reservations for flights and hotels as soon as possible, and we want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with the plans.

We plan on sharing a lot of the details about the trip… You don’t want to miss it!

See you there!

Volunteers Needed

9-12 Band/Guard

Friday Night Football Games:

Parents are needed to help cover bleachers, set-up water, plume, gauntlet, and push equipment at the game Friday night.

If you are interested in helping, please let Shannon Berry or Genna Kern know.

We will meet in the band hallway at 6pm. Please join us!

Ayala Field Show Competition – Saturday, October 12th

Click here to sign up.

7/8 Band Parents

We will need several helpers to serve the Pizza Dinner to all 7/8 and 9-12 students prior to the football game on Friday evening, September 6th.

If you are available and willing, please contact Nadia Ali. We will start setting up at 5pm.