The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am truly thankful for the great kids, parents, and staff that I get to work alongside off each and every day. Thank you all. I am even more thankful for the time I have been gifted through COVID, to hang with my family more during a Marching Season. It has truly been a blessing for our family and my mental health! Truly thankful for the little gifts in strange places! Have a great week!


Please save Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:00pm for BOOST-A-THON!

“Boost-A-Thon: La Canada’s Got Talent” is a virtual fundraising event premiering on YouTube.

The 2-hour show will feature LCHS and 7/8 student performances in music, choral, theatre, comedy videos, sports highlights, and more. Please mark your calendars!

If your students haven’t yet sent in their film clips and sports highlights for Boost-a-thon, we‘ve extended the deadline to Monday December 7th. After that, we can’t guarantee consideration for the show.

Please go to and click UPLOAD to submit your videos.
Make short videos (15 seconds to 1 minute in length) with your iPhone or home video camera and send us the digital files as MP4 or QuickTime Movie. Please click here for ideas on what to film and more detailed instructions.

Despite the uncertain environment, the Booster Club is determined to continue its mission.

Thank you for your support!

Percussion In-Person Cohort Information – Updated

We have started in-person rehearsals for Drumline. If you are a parent of a member of either of these groups and missed the meeting with Principal Ito and Mr. Stone, please click on the link and watch the recorded meeting.

Link to recording of meeting regarding the cohorts/rehearsal

At this time, Upper Battery will be meeting in-person on Thursday. Basses and Front Ensemble are not meeting in-person, but will be on zoom both days.

Guard is still on zoom at this time.

These forms MUST be delivered upon arrival at rehearsal.

Word Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

PDF Format

  1. Supplemental Coronavirus Waiver, Release And Indemnification Agreement
  2. Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless, Indemnity And Release Of Liability

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Ito or Mr. Stone.

NY Trip Cancelled

Carnegie Hall has announced that they will be closed through April. With that news and the still present uncertainty with the COVID pandemic, we are cancelling the NY Trip for this year.

Anyone on the trip list at this time, will receive a $200 voucher for a future trip (transferable if needed) and then the remaining balance will come back as a refund. For example, if you have $2000 paid towards the trip, you would receive a $200 voucher and then get back $1800. We are already planning our 2022 trip to Ireland, so you can use those vouchers for that trip.

Thank you all for your patience in this matter.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

It isn’t too early to think of Christmas coming and getting some beautiful poinsettia plants for yourself. They are a great price for what large and beautiful plants they are, plus they last throughput the whole season. I always get several and now my friends buy them too. It really helps out the Instrumental Music program in a very nice way. Thank you, in advance, for supporting our program in this way!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

It’s been a bit of a wild ride this year and it’s looking like we are heading into the last four weeks of school for 2020 (next week and three after Thanksgiving break) with a lot of projects to finish and premiere. Look for our virtual performance videos in the next few weeks and for our entire Winter Spectacular Concert (date TBD). Our music students have been working extremely hard to get you the best music possible. Thank you students for all your hard work! Looking to another fun week of music!