2020-2021 Registration Live

The online registration forms are now available for 9-12 Orchestra, 9-12 Band/Guard, 7/8 Orchestra, and 7/8 Band.

Just click on the appropriate link below, complete the form and if possible, donate to the program.

The information collected is used for communications as well as volunteer sign-ups and all donations are appreciated to make the Instrumental Music Program possible.

Donations can be made online with a credit card or by check sent to:

LCHS MPA
P.O. Box 1307
La Canada, CA 91012

We would appreciate EVERYONE completing the registration information by October 1st so we can update our records.

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s instructor:
Mr. Stone
Ms. Munday
Mr. Myers

Financial assistance is available, just please complete the form available in the registration link.

Special note to all high school families… There are two donation opportunities this year. The first one is the program contribution to help maintain the Instrumental Music Program as we currently know it. The second one is a student donation which is a straight donation to the program. Please remember that this year there will be no transportation costs or uniform costs. (Concert wear will be purchased separately on an as-needed basis.)

Your donations are the needed financial support to make our program work. The Instrumental Music program receives minimal district funding and we rely heavily on your generous hearts and keen investment in your child’s musical experience. Thank you!

7/8 Band & Orchestra Registration Link

9-12 Orchestra Registration Link

9-12 Band/Guard Registration Link

All Parent Instrumental Music Meetings Wednesday

All Parent Mandatory Meetings
Wednesday, September 2nd

6:30pm: 7/8 Band & Orchestra Parents
7:30pm: 9-12 Band, Guard, & Orchestra Parents

Please join us for the all parent meetings this Wednesday, September 2nd.

At this meeting, there will be an overview of the program – as it is right now – but always subject to change. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have as well as find out how you can support the program.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83209031208?pwd=RGs0ZkVuR1crR3lrbTdsR0o1TTFvQT09

Meeting ID: 832 0903 1208

Passcode: 376650

Save the Date – All Parent Meeting

All Parent Meeting – Instrumental Music

Wednesday, September 2nd

7/8 – 6:30pm

9-12 – 7:30pm

The Parent meeting will fill you in on all the details of the Instrumental Music program for 2020-21! It’s a great place to learn and ask any questions you may have! Please mark your calendars now.

2020 Show Reveal & Marching Spartans Meeting

In an effort to be normal and optimistic about the future, we are going to be meeting on Monday night to discuss and answer all the questions you might have for the 2020-21 Marching Band season and beyond.

At the meeting you will see all that the program offers, calendar of events, and be present for the show reveal for the 2020 Marching Season. It’s a great time to get together and look positively to the future, a future I hope includes a marching band season.

So come join a mega zoom meeting at 7pm and be ready to find out all you can about the instrumental program. If you have questions during the meeting, please use the google form to ask you questions. I’ll be able to answer them in a less chaotic manner. Looking forward to seeing you all there on Monday.

(Zoom meeting details and google form for asking questions below.)

Show Reveal Meeting Info

Here are all the details you need for the zoom call on Monday:

Marching Band and Color Guard informational meeting discussing the program, calendar, etc. Will talk about how we are operating in this COVID environment And the show reveal for hopefully the 2020 Fall Marching Season.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/93407810001?pwd=SkMvTzVteW5aeC9HSUNxUUwxWWNnZz09

Meeting ID: 934 0781 0001
Password: 2R9Yhv

People will be placed in a waiting room and then be admitted into the room at the start of the meeting. Keep your mic muted to help with hearing the presentation.

Google form to ask questions, CLICK HERE.

NY Trip Update

Dear New York Trip Families:

Hi All!

Thank you again for your patience in trying to settle out the final details of the postponement of our Instrumental Trip to New York City. I know in these times that the uncertainty of the trip has been difficult at times, so I hope this statement of the final details of the trip help alleviate some of the stress.

The trip has been postponed to March 4-8, 2021. We will be traveling to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall. It will be an exciting trip and an amazing experience for all involved. For those of you who did not request a refund, your trip is all ready rolled into the next trip with no further payments needed. The only concession is that there is a $400 non-refundable portion of the trip if you needed to pull out of the trip for any reason.

For those of you who requested a refund, the refund process has begun and is slated to take 45 days. Usually, Encore would take 30 days to refund, but due to there social distancing protocols, processing all of this is taking a little bit longer. For those that made payments from their bank accounts using the Automatic Payments, they will be refunded back to your accounts and for all others, they will receive back a check in the mail. Everyone who asked for a refund will receive a $400 voucher from Encore and the rest of the cost will be refunded back as stated. If you used MPA Student account money, those funds will be returned back to the MPA Student Accounts for future use. Since the money in the student accounts comes from fundraising under the name of the MPA, legally the funds must come back to the MPA Student Accounts. MPA Student accounts are set up to help cover costs and donations made to and through the MPA.

For those with the $400 voucher, MPA is willing to help broker deals with future travelers, but MPA is not in a position to take on the financial burden of the vouchers. Since this is not a MPA sponsored trip, we need to make sure that MPA is financially sound. I have the upmost faith that we will be able to broker the deals in the future, most likely in the fall, but we will work with the current Senior class first, and then work our way down through the classes. Realize only one voucher can be used per person in future travels.

For those of you who ask for a refund now, and want to come back on to the trip next year, we welcome you back on the trip and you can use your voucher then. We will be advertising this trip soon, with a new sign up page and information. I highly recommend you all come along. Seniors, I even open it up to you as well. Feel free to come back and join us on this trip. I feel like you got a little shortchanged on this, so I am hoping we can make it work.

Thank you all again for your patience! Please feel free to email me about any questions.

Thanks,
Jason

Save the Date

Save the date! Monday, May 4th, at 7pm we will be having our annual Marching Band Informational Meeting and 2020 Fall Show Reveal.

Normally we all meet in the band room, but in this strange new environment, we will be meeting in a zoom meeting. Details for the sign in will be given next week, but keep this on your calendar.

This is a great time to ask questions, get the info for the fall, and hear the music we will be working on for next year’s show.

While there is still some uncertainty in what our future holds in light of COVID-19, we will still plan to be back to the business of music making together, in person. See you all there!

MPA Business and More

  1. As with all non-profits and families alike, this time has become somewhat financially stressful. Thank you all for your donations throughout this year, but we still have some obligations to cover moving forward. If you have outstanding donations due for Band, Orchestra, 7/8, Drumline, and/or Color Guard, please consider still contributing. We know that the seasons for some was cut short, but expenses still remain. Thank you.
  2. We would encourage each of you, the next time you shop online from Amazon – which is pretty often these days – to use AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a small percentage of each purchase to our Music Parents Association. (Look for La Canada High School Music Parents in the list.)
  3. Also, gift cards are another way to raise funds. All the information is below for purchasing them. Contact Ceci Nava if you have any questions.
  4. Booster Raffle Tickets are still available and can still be sold. Boosters are willing to still contribute the funds to our program for all tickets sold. Please contact Elizabeth Bohannon if you would like additional tickets.
  5. The New York trip has been rescheduled for March 5-9, 2021, provided we’re back to “normal” by then. Today is the deadline to fill out the google form. See this post for full information.