Volunteers Needed – Marching Spartans

Parents are needed to help plume, gauntlet, set up water, etc. at the Los Angeles County Fair Parade on Wednesday, September 4th.

You may ride the bus or meet us at the Fair. The bus will leave the high school at 11am. Parade prep time is at 3pm. Parade is at 5pm. The bus will return to LCHS at 8:30pm.

If you are available and willing, please contact Sandy Miller. You’ll receive free entry to the Fair, yummy food, and appreciative students! What could be better?

Volunteers Needed: Uniform Fittings

UPDATE: While we will still need volunteers… The dates of the fittings are postponed due to the Band Room not being ready. We will update as soon as we have the new dates.

Uniforms will arrive back on Monday, August 12th.

We will start uniform fittings on Tuesday, August 13th at 3pm for Seniors and Juniors.

Thursday at 3:30pm, we’ll fit Sophomores and Freshmen. We’ll hopefully be moved back to the Band room by then — so keep your fingers crossed.

If you are available to help fit uniforms – it’s easy, no experience or sewing required – but maybe a little ironing… Please let Sandy know via email or at 626-318-9533. The more helpers we have, the quicker the fittings go.

Marching Spartans Information Update

Note: forms and other information can be found here, for future reference.

Registration

Click for Online Registration

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know including grading, performances, and needed donations.
  • Please complete, sign, and return the Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Please put all the dates on your calendar — all the football games, concerts, competitions, etc. are on that list for the 2019-20 school year.

Volunteers Needed

Family BBQ/Preview Night

We will need several helpers to help setup and serve at the Family BBQ on Friday, August 9th. Please contact Nadia Ali, our Special Events Coordinator, and let her know if you can help. Setup time will be at 4pm in front of the North Gym.

Uniform Fittings

Uniforms will arrive back on Monday, August 12th. We will start uniform fittings on Tuesday, August 13th at 3:30pm for Seniors and Juniors, and on Thursday, August 15th at 3:30pm for Sophomores and Freshmen. We’ll hopefully be moved back to the Band room by then, keep your fingers crossed.

If you are available to help fit uniforms – it’s easy, no experience required and no sewing required – but maybe a little ironing… Please let Sandy know. The more helpers we have, the quicker the fittings go.

Marching Spartans Information

All of these items need to be completed and returned PRIOR to Band Camp Departure on Wednesday, July 31st!

Please click on the link to fill out the registration, input the email you would like to use for communications, click the box to say you’d like to help and note the contributions necessary to make this program successful.

Thanks for your help and continued support of the Instrumental Music Program. We’re excited for the season to begin and can’t wait to work with your students (and you too!).

Note: forms and other information can be found here, for future reference.

Registration

Click for Online Registration

All registration links and donation forms are online for Marching Band and Color Guard. Please feel free to donate with a credit card or a check. You can also request financial assistance on the form as well. If you are paying by check, you can bring that with your paperwork. Make all checks payable to, “LCHS MPA.”

All parents/guardians of Marching Band and Color Guard students should fill out the form. The information will serve as our database to contact and inform you throughout the year.

Transportation donations for band and color guard are now given to the MPA. If you play a sport, then you need to pay into ASB’s transportation donation. Please do not pay ASB for Band and Color Guard’s transportation donation.

The donation sheet lays out 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.

We will be having a collection table by the Auditorium to help collect all the paperwork and donation checks beginning Monday, July 29th at 12:45pm. Please make all donation checks payable to “LCHS MPA.”

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know including grading, performances, and needed donations.
  • Please complete, sign, and return the Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Please put all the dates on your calendar — all the football games, concerts, competitions, etc. are on that list for the 2019-20 school year.

Field Trip Form

  • Please complete, sign, and return.
  • We will need an original signature on this form.

Note: The Handbook form and the Field trip form can be dropped off to Sandy at the District Office anytime Monday through Thursday from about 7:30am to about 4pm from now until July 29th. If not, please bring them the first day of workshops! We leave for Band Camp on July 31st, so there’s not much time to remember when we return.

Volunteers Needed in July

Uniform Fittings

Due to the uniforms not being back from the summer cleaning, we will fit uniforms prior to evening rehearsals on August 13th, 15th, and 20th.

Band Camp

We will need two bus riders and a shuttle driver to get the students to Band Camp at Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday, July 31st. The shuttle driver will need to follow the buses to Band Camp and then bring the bus riders and truck driver back to LCHS. We will leave at 9am on Wednesday, July 31st, and return around 11:30am. The shuttle driver should have a car/van that seats an additional four adults.

Note: We NEED a shuttle driver and bus riders TO band camp, and bus riders for the RETURN trip!

We will need the same number of adults on the return trip coming back from Band Camp on Friday, August 2nd. Adults will need to meet at LCHS at 6:30pm, and return to campus around 9pm.

If you have never been to Band Camp, now is the time to check it out and see where your student will be spending their time.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the above, please let Sandy Miller know.

Weekly Schedule – 5/20

Monday, May 20th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop

Tuesday, May 21st

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop
  • 7pm: 9-12 Orchestra Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • 8pm: 9-12 Band Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • (7/8 Awards will be presented during the school day)

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

Friday, May 24th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return
  • Marching Band & Guard: Take uniforms, equipment, and instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.
  • 7/8 Band: Take instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.

Sunday, May 26th

Jazz Band in the Park

  • 5pm: Call time at the High School
  • 6pm: Performance, Memorial Park

Monday, May 27th

Fiesta Days Celebration

Service (9-12 Band)

  • 8:15am: Call Time at LCE
    • Enter the playground from the La Canada Blvd. side
    • Leave cases in the car – we won’t be returning to LCE
    • Full Uniform – no shako/gloves
    • Sunscreen!
  • 9am: Memorial Park Service
  • Proceed to parade staging after service ends

Parade (7/8 Band, 9-12 Band, 9-12 Color Guard)

  • 10am: 7/8 Band Call Time at the parking garage at the corner of Foothill and Cornishon
    • Band T-Shirt and Shorts
    • Leave cases in the car, we will not return to staging area
    • Sunscreen!
  • 10:30am: Parade Start

We need four cases of water bottles dropped off at Memorial Park on Monday Morning prior to the service. Please let Sandy know if you’re able to provide.

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Bring uniforms and instruments back to school.


Concerto Concert – 5/2

Concerto Concert

Thursday, May 2nd

7pm – LCHS Auditorium

This will be a performance you don’t want to miss… Four amazing soloists including: Lisa T., Stephanie H., Michael S., and Anna Y.!

Admission is free!

Following the performances we will have a reception for all families and friends attending the concert and it’s a nice time to celebrate the accomplishments of the night and year!

Please click to sign-up to bring some yummy snacks.

If you have questions, please contact Yvonne Lim.

Concerto Concert & Rehearsal Schedule

Monday, April 29th – 0 Period

  • 7:30-7:50am: Sarasate, Anna Y.
  • 7:50-8:10am: Hue, Stephanie H.
  • 8:10-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Tuesday, April 30th – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8am: Bruch, timpani, all winds except trombones
  • 8-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Wednesday, May 1st – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8am: Rachmaninoff, timpani, all winds
  • 8-8:20am: Gershwin, all winds and percussion

Wednesday, May 1st – Evening Dress Rehearsal – Mandatory

  • 5-8pm: LCHS auditorium
    • 5-5:20pm: Gershwin
    • 5:20-5:50pm: Rachmaninoff
    • 5:50-6:20pm: Bruch
    • 6:20-6:45pm: Pizza dinner, courtesy of soloists’ parents!
    • 6:45-7:15pm: Hue
    • 7:15-7:45pm: Sarasate

Thursday, May 2nd – 0 Period

  • 7:30-8:20am: start and end pieces, reverse concert order
    • Bruch
    • Rachmaninoff
    • Gershwin
    • Sarasate
    • Hue

Thursday, May 2nd – Concerto Concert – LCHS Auditorium

  • 6:30pm: Call Time
  • 7pm: Concert Time
  • Performance Order:
    • Hue-Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra
    • Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella
    • Gershwin in Concert
    • Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.2, movement 1
    • Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1, movement 3

7/8 Elementary Tour – March 22nd

This Friday, both the 7/8 Band and the 7/8 Orchestra will perform at each of the three elementary sites.

Call time for all 7/8 students will be 7:15am to load instruments and load the bus. We will need parent helpers to ride the bus with the students. If you are available and willing, please let Mr. Myers know.

They will perform at PCR and then PCY. At approximately 11:30am the students will have a pizza lunch in Memorial Park. We would appreciate donations of fruit (cuties, apples, etc.), paper plates, napkins, and cookies. We will also need several parents to help serve the lunch in the park. Please contact Sandy Miller if you are available to help or willing to donate.

After lunch, the students will load the bus and travel to LCE to perform. After the last performance, the students will return to LCHS, unload the bus, and be dismissed for the day.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Myers.

Festival Volunteers & Donations

Each year we host a Festival for our students as well as students from the surrounding area.

At Festival, each group performs selected pieces and sight reading for several judges. The judges give them comments and a rating. It’s a great learning and performance experience for the students and their directors.

This year we will have 14 area schools coming to our campus to perform at Festival. The MPA will host a snack stand for the students to purchase snacks and drinks.

Volunteer

We need several helpers to get us set up on Friday morning, 7:30am-9am. Please consider helping… Many hands make for light work. Please let Cecilia Cheng know if you would like to help.

Donations

Sign Up to Donate Food Items to Snack Stand

Please consider helping in one way or another… The snack stand benefits the Instrumental Music Program, and the visiting school really enjoy the snacks (really, really enjoy the snacks!).

If you have questions, please contact Cecilia Cheng.

Festival Volunteers & Donations

Each year we host a Festival for our students as well as students from the surrounding area.

At Festival, each group performs selected pieces and sight reading for several judges. The judges give them comments and a rating. It’s a great learning and performance experience for the students and their directors.

This year we will have 14 area schools coming to our campus to perform at Festival. The MPA will host a snack stand for the students to purchase snacks and drinks.

Volunteer

Sign Up to Volunteer for a Shift

Donations

If you would like to donate items to be sold at the snack stand, we are looking for the following items. Please bring your donated items to the band room Wednesday evening, March 13th, at the Concert. If everyone brings just one item, we’ll have plenty of stuff to sell. Please consider donating.

  • Cup of noodles (chicken is the favorite, but a variety is nice)
  • Candy bars – the full size (ask your student for suggested favorites)
  • M & M’s – plain and peanut varieties (full-size bags)
  • Skittles – several varieties (regular, sour, etc.)
  • Individual packages of cookies (Oreos, Chocolate Chip, etc.)
  • Individual bags of chips
  • Cans of soda (12-pack)
  • Water bottles
  • 200 plastic forks
  • 200 paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • $5 donation – and we will purchase for you. 🙂

Please remember that everything has to be individually wrapped so we are able to sell at the snack stand.

If you have questions, please contact Cecilia Cheng.