Winter Retreat

It’s time to start thinking about the Winter Retreat! The dates will be after school on Friday, January 24th through Sunday afternoon, January 26th.

There will be lots of fun in the mountains, practice of upcoming Festival music, have special coaching sessions, lots of good food and snacks, and super fun times with your friends.

The cost is $325 per student. If you haven’t already paid, now is the time. Checks should be made out to “LCHS MPA,” and put in the black box in the Band Room.

If any parents would like to volunteer to chaperone, please contact Yvonne Lim.

Weekly Schedule – 11/18

Tuesday, November 19th

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

Thursday, November 21st

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

Championships

Click Here for Printable Itinerary

Your students will need to bring all their luggage and items they will need for the Championship trip to school with them on Friday morning. We will store the luggage in the back room throughout the day.

Students will have rehearsal immediately following the school day and then perform at the Friends & Family show, load the truck and bus and head to Championships in Clovis.

Please note that over the weekend, we will have two, maybe three performances. For each of these performances they will need long black socks, clothes for under the uniform, and their marching shoes. Please pack accordingly.

A special note about long black socks… Your student will need long black socks for the Friends & Family performance. Please be sure they have their socks easy to get to and not in their luggage. We will not have 92 extra pair of black socks because their socks are packed. Just throwing that out there. 🙂

PLEASE invite your friends, families, teachers and the community to the Friends & Family Show! Here’s a link to the event you can share.

Spending Money

Your students will need spending money for In-N-Out on Friday evening on the way to Clovis, lunch on Saturday at the mall, any souvenirs at Championships, and for food on the way home on Sunday.

Competition Site

Just a reminder that we will be staying in Clovis, but will be performing at Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg. It’s about 30 minutes south of Clovis.

Kingsburg High School
1900 18th Avenue
Kingsburg, CA 93631

Tickets

$30 – Adults / $20 students
Cash and Credit will be accepted at the gate
Tickets are good for both days at all venues.
Keep your wristband on for access on both days!
1 wristband per person
Price is the same whether you buy on Saturday or Sunday

Volunteers

We will need volunteers to help on Friday evening prior to and after the Friends & Family Show as well as on Saturday at the competition and on Sunday. Please click on the sign-up link to donate food and other supplies or volunteer to help.

Friday, November 22nd

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Final Championship Rehearsal, LCHS field
  • 5:30-5:50pm: Change into full uniform, plumes & gauntlets
  • 5:50pm: Warm-up on the field
  • 6pm: FRIENDS & FAMILY PERFORMANCE!
  • 6:30pm: Greet Family & Friends / Change / Load truck
  • 8pm: Load Bus
  • 8:30pm: Depart LCHS – Championship Bound!
  • 9pm: Stop for food at In-N-Out, Valencia
  • 1am: Arrive in Clovis, CA
  • 1:30am: Lights Out! Go to Sleep! Performance tomorrow!

Hotel:
Hampton Inn
855 Gettysburg Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 348-0000

Saturday, November 23rd

  • 7-9am: Free hot breakfast in hotel!
  • 9-11am: Rehearsal at Sierra Vista Mall (next to the hotel)
  • 11am: Load truck
  • 11:45am: Lunch (on your own) at the Mall
  • 2:30pm: Load bus
  • 3pm: Depart Clovis for WBA Championships in Kingsburg, CA
  • 3:30pm: Arrive Kingsburg HS, unload
  • 5:30pm: Pre-show Dinner is served (dinner provided)
  • 6:45pm: Change into uniform
  • 7pm: Warm-up begins
  • 8pm: Plume on the way to Ensemble
  • 8:05pm: Full Ensemble
  • 8:25pm: Uniforms, water and tune
  • 8:35pm: Pit at Gate
  • 8:45pm: Band at Gate
  • 9:04pm: CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE!
  • 9:20pm: Push back to truck, line up for awards (all seniors & leaders)
  • 9:30pm: 3A Awards
  • 10pm: Change, load truck
  • 11pm: Bus departs Kingsburg HS
  • 11:30pm: Arrive at Hotel, pizza is served
    • We will be having pizza delivered to the hotel after we return from the competition on Saturday evening. Any parents and families that will be in town are welcome to join us! We’ll be in the hotel lobby of Hampton Inn.
  • 12am: Lights Out!

Sunday, November 24th

  • 7-9am: Free hot Breakfast in the hotel!
  • 12:30pm: Grand Championships Begin
  • 6:15pm: Grand Championships Full Retreat and Awards
  • 7:30pm: Depart Kingsburg – Homeward Bound!
  • 8:30pm: Stop for Dinner (on your own) on the road home
  • 11pm: Arrive LCHS, Unload truck
  • 11:30pm: Dismissal! Have a great Thanksgiving Break!

**Please note: if we do not qualify for Grand Championships, we will be heading home late-morning on Sunday for an arrival at LCHS in mid-afternoon. An email will be sent late Saturday evening after 3A Awards.**

Championships Information

Costs

If you haven’t yet paid for the Championship trip, now is the time. Please remember that this trip is not a fundraiser… the costs cover the expenses of the transportation to get to/from Clovis, two nights stay at the hotel, and a group meal. We have tried very hard to limit the expenses associated with the trip. The cost per student is $230.

Checks can be made payable to “LCHS MPA” and placed in a envelope with the student’s name and deposited in the black box in the band room.

Bus Riders

We will need several bus riders for the trip to Clovis. Several of you have mentioned that you would be available and willing, but since Sandy didn’t keep a list and we need to finalize the bus lists, please send Sandy Miller a quick email and let her know that you are still planning on riding the bus. Thanks!

Other Volunteers

As with all competitions, we will need parent helpers to help plume, gauntlet, and push equipment as well as crowd cheerers! Please consider making the drive to Clovis… The students will appreciate your support!

Itinerary

Please download the full itinerary here.

Please note that all students will travel to Clovis as a group on charter buses, and will stay as a group at Hampton Inn. All students have been assigned rooms per the rooming list sign up.

Your student will need to bring spending money for dinner at In-and-Out on Friday evening, lunch on Saturday, any souvenirs they want to purchase at the Championships site, and dinner on the way home.

Championships Information

Championships are just around the corner… We’re still ironing out all the details, but are preliminary plans our outlined below.

Costs

If you haven’t yet paid for the Championship trip, now is the time. Please remember that this trip is not a fundraiser… the costs cover the expenses of the transportation to get to/from Clovis, two nights stay at the hotel, and a group meal. We have tried very hard to limit the expenses associated with the trip. The cost per student is $230.

Checks can be made payable to “LCHS MPA” and placed in a envelope with the student’s name and deposited in the black box in the band room.

Friday, November 22nd

We’ll have a rehearsal after school until approx. 5:30pm. We’ll change into full uniform and will perform our 2019 show under the lights at the stadium for all Friends & Family. Admission will be free, so start inviting everyone! After the show, we’ll change, load the truck and be off to Clovis. There will be some sort of dinner, but we’re still working out the details on that one.

Saturday, November 23rd

Saturday morning, we’ll have breakfast at the hotel and then we’ll have rehearsal in the parking lot at the mall adjacent to the hotel to prepare for our Championship performance that evening. After rehearsal, the students will be on their own for lunch at one of the many food choices at the mall. We’ll regroup in mid-afternoon and travel to Kingsburg for our performance at 9:04pm. Dinner will be as a group and some sort of snacks will be served – again, details to follow.

Sunday, November 24th

We’ll find out at Awards on Saturday evening if we qualify for Grand Championships on Sunday. If we do, we’ll eat breakfast and prepare for performance. Grand Championships will also be held in Kingsburg.

A detailed itinerary will be provided soon, so keep an eye out.

Championships – Parent Hotel Block by October 23rd

The last day to reserve is Wednesday, October 23rd!

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 – 10/21

Monday, October 21st

  • 8pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Band Room

Tuesday, October 22nd

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

Wednesday, October 23rd

  • Deadline to purchase Parent Hotel Block rooms for Championships

Thursday, October 24th

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

Friday, October 25th

Home Game – Senior Night

  • 4:30pm: Set-up for Dinner by Parent Helpers
  • 5pm: Call time for Dinner under the tent in front of the North Gym
  • 5:45pm: Change into uniform
  • 6pm: Warm-up in front of the North Gym
  • 6pm: 7/8 Color Guard call time in Band Room
    • Need: Guard t-shirt, Black Leggings, hair in ponytail, money for food, sweater
    • Guard dismissed after the 9-12 Marching Spartans performance at half-time (approx. 8:30pm)
  • 6:30pm: Pre-game – Seniors & Parents introduced
  • 7pm: Game time
  • approx. 8:15pm: Half-time Performance
  • approx. 9:30pm: Game over

Parent Helpers are needed to fill water jugs, cover bleachers, plume, gauntlet, and push equipment. If you are available, please contact Genna Kern or Shannon Berry.

Saturday, October 26th

Vista Murrieta Competition

  • 9am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 11am: Load truck
  • 11:45am: Lunch is served
  • 12:40pm: Load bus
  • 1pm: Depart LCHS
  • 2:45pm: Arrive Vista Murrieta HS
  • 3:45pm: Begin Warm-up
  • 4:40pm: Plume on way to Ensemble
  • 4:45pm: Full Ensemble
  • 5:10pm: Pit Departs
  • 5:10pm: Uniforms, tune, water
  • 5:20pm: Pit at Gate
  • 5:20pm: Band Departs
  • 5:30pm: Band at Gate
  • 5:47pm: Performance time
  • 6pm: Change, load truck
  • 7pm: 4A Begins
  • 7:58pm: 5A Begins
  • 9:33pm: Awards
  • 10:15pm: Depart Vista Murrieta HS
  • 11:45pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 12:15pm: Dismissal

We will need Parent Helpers to help with lunch, donations for lunch, and at the competition. Please use this sign-up link to indicate where you would like to help.

Competition Info:

SoCal Tournament of Gold
Vista Murrieta High School
28251 Clinton Keith Rd.
Murrieta, CA 92563

Tickets: $12 adults / $10 seniors / $7 children ages 5-12

Performance time: 5:47 p.m.

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 – 9/30

Tuesday, October 1st

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

Thursday, October 3rd

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

Friday, October 4th

Home Football Game – Homecoming!

  • 2:30pm: Homecoming Parade students meet in Band Room to quickly get instruments and music if needed.
    • ONLY students who filled out the form for participation sent by Mr. Stone may participate.
  • 5:30pm: Call time, change into uniform
  • 6pm: Full uniform with instrument in front of the North Gym
  • 6:45pm: Pregame
  • 7pm: Game time
  • approx. 8:15pm: Half Time (background for Homecoming festivities)
  • approx. 9:30pm: Game over, change, go home

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!