If you haven't returned your marching uniform, please return it during Mini Camp. Uniforms will be sent to the cleaners next week.
The various sections of the Marching Band (Winds, Percussion, and Color Guard) will not meet together as a group until the start of Band Workshops on Monday, July 31st. Section leaders may call sectional rehearsals throughout the summer.
In mid-July, you will be receiving an email via Constant Contact that will have the Band Handbook and all the information you need for Registration, Band Camp, uniform fittings, Preview Night, and the fall season. If you're not already subscribed to the Constant Contact Music Department Newsletter, you can subscribe here.
Heads up! ALL Band and Guard students will have their school registration, ID, textbooks, etc. on Monday, August 7th.
The day will start with the Seniors, followed by Juniors, then Sophomores, then Freshmen (Freshmen, note the day change). Mr. Stone has worked with the High School Administration to get the Freshmen registered on Monday so the Band can depart as a group to Band Camp on Tuesday, August 8th.
The Ireland trip is just around the corner... Start raising funds now by purchasing Gift Cards through Scrip.
The summer order deadline is July 16th.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Sarah Bartels Nagel.
New for 2017 -- Mandarins Leadership Camp registration is now open. "Creating confident student leaders… led by experienced educators in leadership and conducting." Camp will be held July 6-8 in Elk Grove, CA. Overnight camp and all meals are provided.
FYI: Sandy will be driving up to Elk Grove at this same time -- if your student is interested in attending and would like to have a ride there and back, please let her know.
Bellis Music Camp
Is your student looking for a fun-filled week filled with music this summer? Bellis Music Camp will be held July 23rd - July 29th at Angeles Christian Camp and is open to all outgoing 6th through 8th graders -- both Band and Orchestra.
For more information or to apply, please visit the website.
DCI Show at the Rose Bowl
Saturday, July 1st
Pasadena Rose Bowl
Once again, Drums Corps International will host a show at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
What is DCI? "DCI is marching music's major league... Drum Corps International delivers the message of 'excellence in performance and in life' to more than 7.2 million young people, ages 13-22 involved in performing arts in the United States... Each year, more than 8,000 students audition for the fewer than 3,500 positions available in top-tier DCI member corps..."
Corps (brass, battery, front ensemble, and color guard) will perform their 2017 productions, top-notch field shows with amazing sound and sights. It really is an experience not to miss.
Individual tickets can be ordered through Ticketmaster.
It's not too late, there's still time to register for the Ireland trip in March, 2018! If you missed the meeting, check out the travel brochure.
All students (Band and Orchestra) in grades 9-12 next school year (2017-18) are welcome!
To register, both students and chaperones, follow these easy steps:
Thursday, June 1st
Congratulations on a year well done! I look back at all that you have accomplished and I am so proud of you all! Now, just get through finals and you will have a nice long summer vacation, filled with, I hope, fun, rest, and adventure. Oh -- and some practice time ;)
I look forward to seeing most of you back next year, minus our seniors, for more music and fun. Have a fantastic summer!
It's here! Last week. Last Days for Seniors... Summer... Well almost for our 2017-18 Marching Spartans.
I can't say enough about the bitter sweetness of this week. Preparing for the next generation of all of our performing groups, watching our Seniors grow and move on to the next chapter of their lives and knowing that, for many, it will be the last time I see them. It's the exciting part of growing up. It's the goals set many years ago seen accomplished. It's the friends you have all made along the way. Seniors, congrats on all that! Congrats on making an impact on this program and your school. Come back often. Visit even though every student you know on campus has graduated. Keep focused on your goals, be the amazing students of life that I know -- and above all -- be good to each other and those around you. Good luck and take care!
As the school year comes to a close, it's time to return and or donate your student's concert wear.
Boys should have their tuxedo jackets cleaned and return to Mr. Myers ASAP. Please write your student's name on a piece of paper and attach it to the jacket.
9-12 Band and Orchestra
If your student is graduating this year and you would like to donate their concert wear to the program, please make sure it is cleaned. All donated concert wear may be hung on the rack in the band hallway prior to the last day of school. Future students thank you in advance for your donation!