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 – 11/12 – 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.

Championship Info & Friends & Family Show

In 11 – yes just 11 – short days we’ll be at Championship Weekend!

Friends & Family Show

Friday, November 16th

6pm – LCHS Stadium

Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, teachers — everyone you can think of — to the Friends & Family Show! It’ll be our last home performance before heading out to Championships in Bakersfield.

We will need helpers to plume and gauntlet, so please let Sandy know if you are available.

Championships!

The final itinerary will be up and ready next week, but just for planning purposes…

Friday, November 16th, after school we will rehearse from 3pm to 5:30pm. The students will then change into full uniform and be ready for their Friends & Family performance at 6pm.

We will have a rehearsal on Saturday morning at the high school, just like all competition days this year, probably 8am to 10am. We’ll then load the truck and buses and be off to Bakersfield.

The Band and Guard will perform at 7:23pm at West High School in Bakersfield on Saturday evening. Awards are at 9:20pm. We’ll stay overnight at Homewood Suites, all students have rooms assigned.

We will find out Saturday evening at awards if we qualify for Grand Championships on Sunday, so any performance time will be determined after 9:30pm. We should return to the high school early Sunday evening.

Again, a final detailed itinerary will be shared next week.

9-12 Band & Guard – Championships Hotel Information Copy

The deadline to book has been extended to Friday, October 26th!

The Band and Guard will be staying at:

Homewood Suites
1505 Mill Rock Way
Bakersfield, CA 93311

We will need about 10 chaperones and 4 bus riders for our trip.

If you are interested in riding the bus or being a chaperone, please call and reserve one of the rooms using your credit card. The rooms are a king bed with a pull-out sofa and the rate is $100/night.

Please note that these rooms will only be held until Friday, October 26th!

Contact:

Stacie, Homewood Suites
661-664-0400 ext. 4906
Confirmation Code: 82028639

There are about 15 rooms available, first come, first served. Please remember that if you book one of these rooms, we will assume that you will be available for helping out at the competition and in doing room checks after the competition Saturday night – it’ll be late – and we’re hoping we will perform on Sunday too!

If you have any questions, and to signup as a chaperone or bus rider, please let Sandy know ASAP!

9-12 Band & Guard – Championships Hotel Information

The Band and Guard will be staying at:

Homewood Suites
1505 Mill Rock Way
Bakersfield, CA 93311

We will need about 10 chaperones and 4 bus riders for our trip.

If you are interested in riding the bus or being a chaperone, please call and reserve one of the rooms using your credit card. The rooms are a king bed with a pull-out sofa and the rate is $100/night.

Please note that these rooms will only be held until Wednesday, October 24th!

Contact:

Stacie, Homewood Suites
661-664-0400 ext. 4906
Confirmation Code: 82028639

There are about 15 rooms available, first come, first served. Please remember that if you book one of these rooms, we will assume that you will be available for helping out at the competition and in doing room checks after the competition Saturday night – it’ll be late – and we’re hoping we will perform on Sunday too!

If you have any questions, and to signup as a chaperone or bus rider, please let Sandy know ASAP!

Weekly Schedule – 8/6

Monday, August 6th

  • Workshops: 1pm-9pm
  • Last day to turn in forms and payment for Band Camp.
    • Your student will not be allowed to board the bus if the forms are not turned in.
  • Last day for uniform fittings for Marching Band at 12:15pm. Color Guard will be fit at a later date.

Tuesday, August 7th

  • 10am: Arrival to load truck.
  • Pack a lunch to eat prior to departure.
  • 11:45am: Off to Band Camp… Bus Loading
  • 11:45am: Parent volunteers meet in front of school.

Packing List

  • Clothes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Hat
  • Good Cross Trainer Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Instrument/Equipment
  • Music
  • Drill
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Lyre
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sun block
  • Water Bottle (Mandatory)
  • Props for “Talent Nite”
  • Cell Phone to call your parents and tell them how much you love and miss them

Do Not even think of bringing:

  • TVs
  • Video Game Systems
  • Laptops

All your items must fit in ONE BAG since we are limited on space. And yes it is possible to fit it in one bag. Workshops: 1pm-9pm

Wednesday, August 8th

  • Band Camp!

Thursday, August 9th

  • Band Camp!

Friday, August 10th

  • 1pm: Parent volunteers meet at the front of school
  • 4pm: Return from Band Camp
  • 5pm: Family & Friends BBQ
    • We are still taking orders… Place your order for tickets on the online form.
    • The BBQ is a fun night to meet new parents, returning parents, and alumni!
  • 6pm: Preview performance on the LCHS field of the debut of the first portion of the 2018 field show, Altered Perspectives.

Band Camp

Band Camp

August 7th – August 10th

Band Camp is August 7th-10th, and we stay overnight at Cal Poly Pomona. We will be departing LCHS at 12pm on Tuesday, August 7th and will return on Friday, August 10th around 4pm.

Students need to bring the following items to band camp:

  • Clothes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Hat
  • Good Cross Trainer Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Your Instrument
  • Music
  • Drill
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Lyre
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunblock
  • Water Bottle (Mandatory)
  • Props for “Talent Nite”
  • Cell Phone to call your parents and tell them how much you love and miss them

Do Not even think of bringing:

  • TVs
  • Video Game Systems
  • Laptops

All your items must fit in ONE BAG since we are limited on space. And yes, it is possible to fit it in one bag.

While at band camp we will be working hard to begin the long process of learning and perfecting our show. It is vital for everyone to attend and participate to the fullest. We will also be having a lot of fun during and outside of rehearsals as well. It will be a great beginning to our show.