Summer Marching Spartans Information

As we head into a break of summer fun, here’s several things for you to do and to help with a smooth start when we return for Workshops and Band Camp on July 29nd.

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

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know.
  • 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.

At the beginning of July, we will be sending another email that will include:

  • Band Camp Packing List
  • Band/Guard one-check donation form and link to the online form

Other Thoughts to Share:

  1. Please consider completing all the forms prior to July 29th. It’ll make for a smoother start for you and for us.
  2. The students will be hosting a bake sale every Sunday evening at Music in the Park at Memorial Park, so stop by, say, “Hi,” and buy some yummy goodies!
  3. Most sections will have sectionals during the summer break time where they get-to-know everyone and practice their marching and playing. Of course, these are optional, but they do have a ton of fun over the summer!
  4. Your students should continue practicing and being physically active during their time off. Marching for band and guard can be demanding both physically and mentally and if the kids continue to work at it over the summer, it’ll make for an easier transition to workshops and band camp and a stronger start to the season.

Volunteers Needed in July

Uniform Fittings

We will need five or so parent helpers to help fit uniforms on the first two workshop days, Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th. We will begin at 11am and go through 12:30pm. No sewing or experience needed – only snaps for hemming. The more helpers we have, the more students get fitted for uniforms.

Registration Table

We will need one adult helper to staff the registration table collecting forms and payments on Monday and Tuesday, July 29th and 30th.

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 noon and return around 3:30pm. The shuttle driver should have a car/van that seats an additional four adults.

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 1pm, and return to campus around 4pm.

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.

Dinner Show – Saturday!

February 9th!

Tickets are still available… But they’re almost gone! Don’t hesitate, purchase now. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Tickets

Silent Auction

The auction is open now, and new items are added on a regular basis!

Bid… Share with your family and friends… Bid again!

Silent Auction

Volunteers

There is still time to Volunteer for part of the evening. There are lots of open slots to choose from.

Volunteer Sign Up

Dinner Show Raffle Tickets

Dinner Show Raffle Tickets are now available for sale. Please Note: These tickets are for the Dinner Show and are separate from the Booster Raffle Tickets.

Students are asked to help sell the tickets… All proceeds going towards the Dinner Show and the Instrumental Music Program.

Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Student Leadership will be setting up various selling locations in the community, so have your student sign up to help.

UPDATED Prizes:

  • 1st: DJI Spark Drone Package – Professional compact drone with batteries, chargers, SD card, travel backpack, carrying case AND VR goggles!
  • 2nd: HTC Vive VR Gaming System
  • 3rd: Nintendo Switch with Bonus Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Baskets Needed

If you have some extra baskets that you can donate, please contact Sheryl Madonna. We will be wrapping the baskets on Thursday, February 7th.

Student Meals

Students will be served dinner prior to their performances separate from the ticketed guests. The cost of each meal is $20. Student Leadership will be collecting these funds. Please have your student bring cash or a check made payable to “LCHS MPA”.

This is a fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program. All students are asked to donate.

Weekly Schedule – 2/4

Monday, February 4th

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting, Band Room

Tuesday, February 5th

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

Wednesday, February 6th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 7th

  • 7:30am – Zero Period: Combined 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7:30pm: Dinner Show Basket Wrapping at Sheryl Madonna’s Home

Saturday, February 9th

Winter Guard Competition

  • 6am: Call time, load truck with props
  • 6:45am: Depart LCHS
  • 7:45am: Arrive AB Miller HS
  • 8am: Warm up begins
  • 10:32am: Prelims performance
  • Watch other groups, eat lunch
  • TBD: Warm-up for Finals performance
  • 5:32pm-7:08pm: Finals performance
  • Load truck
  • approx. 8:30pm: Return to LCHS, unload truck
  • Competition Location:

    AB Miller High School
    6821 Oleander Ave.
    Fontana, CA 92336

  • Tickets:

    Prelims: $15
    Finals: $18
    Combo Ticket: $28
    (cash and/or credit card accepted)

  • Color Guard Rep Michele Jones will send out info regarding food and snacks.
  • Please consider helping out at a competition by riding the bus and being a chaperone! It’s sometimes a really long day, but just watching your kids and their friends work hard and perform makes it all worthwhile. Michele Jones has sent out a google doc to all of you, so please take a moment to sign-up.

Dinner Show

  • 10am: Students meet at Band Room to load truck
  • 10am: Volunteer parents move Silent Auction items to Country Club
  • 10:30am: Set-up at Country Club
  • 4:30pm: First wave of Volunteers arrive
  • 4:30pm: Call time – Chamber groups and Oscar Band
  • 5:30pm: Call Time – 7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra
    • Concert Dress
    • Dinner is served for all 7/8 students
  • 5:30pm: Registration/Doors open for all guests
    • Silent Auction opens
    • Appetizers served
  • 6pm: Call Time – 9-12 Band & 9-12 Orchestra Call time
    • Concert Dress
  • 6pm: Dinner is served for guests
  • 6:15pm: 9-12 Band & 9-12 Orchestra Dinner is served
  • 7pm: Performances Begin
  • 8:30pm: Silent Auction closes
  • 9:30pm: After Party with the Jazz Band begins

Weekly Schedule – 1/28

Monday, January 28th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 29th

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

Wednesday, January 30th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 31st

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

Friday, February 1st

  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting
    • Sheryl Madonna’s Home

Jazz Band Elementary Tour

  • 7am: Call time, load Truck
  • 7:30am: Depart LCHS
    • Order: PCY, PCR, LCE
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch in Montrose, bring money
  • 2:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload Truck