Weekly Schedule – 12/10

Tuesday, December 11th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, December 12th

7/8 & ALF Winter Concert

NOTE: Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner to the 7/8 and ALF students, 4:45-6:45pm. Please contact Nadia Ali if you are available.

  • 5pm: Call Time to band room
    • Concert dress
  • 5:15-6pm
    • Band – Dinner in Cafeteria
    • Orchestra – Rehearse in Auditorium
  • 6-6:45pm
    • Orchestra – Dinner in Cafeteria
    • Band – Rehearse in Auditorium
  • 7pm: Concert Begins

Thursday, December 13th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting (Home of Sheryl Madonna)

Dinner Show Meeting – December 13th

Dinner Show Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 13th

7pm – Sheryl Madonna’s Home

It’s not too late to get involved, please consider helping! Contact Sheryl for address and any other questions.

We are still looking for a Silent Auction Chair to head up the task of gathering donations and organizing the auction.

Poinsettia Sales Update

It’s not the North Star that you are seeing. It is the light at the end of the tunnel. Just a few more poinsettias to sell to benefit the Music Parents Association that helps fund Orchestra, 7/8 Band and Orchestra, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Drumline, and Color Guard. If it weren’t for MPA, the music program as we know it would not exist.

We understand that not everyone can donate financially as they would like, so we provide opportunities for parents to donate their time, which can be just as valuable. Here is the latest Sign Up and your participation is always appreciated.

Weekly Schedule – 12/3

Tuesday, December 4th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, December 5th

  • 6:30-8:30pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, December 6th

  • *Note: No Winter Drumline or Winter Guard Rehearsals today.
  • Zero Period: Combined 7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra
  • 3-6pm: Poinsettia Pick Up & Delivery Day
  • Winter Spectacular
    • Performances by the 9-12 Orchestra, 9-12 Band, and Jazz band
    • 6pm: 9-12 Orchestra Call Time
    • 6:30pm: 9-12 Band Call Time
    • 6pm: Call Time – All Performers
    • 7pm: Concert Begins
    • Concert Wear
    • Refreshments
      • After the performance, refreshments will be served outside the Auditorium for the audience and performers.
      • Orchestra – Please click to sign up
      • Band – Please bring desserts such as cookies, cupcakes, holiday treats, etc.

Poinsettia Distribution Volunteers

The poinsettias are almost here and we need volunteers to help get them unloaded, distributed, and, the extras sold. Please sign up at the link.

Please consider helping, and as always, we greatly need and appreciate your help. It doesn’t just take a village for an instrumental music program. It takes a village, all their relatives, and anyone else in the near vicinity.

Dinner Show

We’re still looking for a Silent Auction Chair to head up the task of gathering donations and organizing the auction.

And while we’re thinking Silent Auction… If you have anything that you would like to donate to benefit the Instrumental Music Program, please let Sheryl Madonna (our Dinner Show chair) know. Use your imagination! Any donation is appreciated.

In years past we have had donations of Disney/California Adventure passes, Lakers tickets, Dodgers tickets, Gift cards to restaurants, Music lessons, tickets to Jimmy Kimmel, a weekend at Mammoth, and more!

Please contact Dinner Show Chair Sheryl Madonna with any questions.

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.

Dinner Show – February 9th

February 9, 2019

It’s time to start getting organized for the 2019 Dinner Show! We will meet briefly after the MPA meeting tonight (11/5) in the Band room.

The Dinner Show is our program’s biggest fundraiser of the year… It includes a silent auction, fabulous dinner, and amazing music performances by our students. All of the Instrumental Music groups will perform.

We have many opportunities for you to be involved, but first and foremost we are looking for a Silent Auction Chair to head up the task of gathering donations and organizing the auction. So, jump right in! You’ll get to work with an amazing group of parents!

And while we’re thinking Silent Auction… If you have anything that you would like to donate to benefit the Instrumental Music Program, please let Sheryl Madonna (our Dinner Show Chair) know. In years past we have had donations of Disney/California Adventure passes, Lakers Tickets, Dodgers Tickets, Gift cards to restaurants, Music lessons, Tickets to Jimmy Kimmel, a weekend at Mammoth… Use your imagination, any donation is welcome.

We’ll see you Monday night at the MPA meeting!

Please contact Dinner Show Chair Sheryl Madonna with any questions.