The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program
March MPA Meeting
Monday, March 8th
7pm – Via Zoom
Here we are in the middle of March. At this point last year, things were put on hold and cancelled… but this year, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s be patient and do what we can when we can! It’s exciting!
March 19th will be the premiere of our Festival Concert. Each of our groups will perform in this virtual concert – so mark your calendars now. The premiere will be on LCPlay+ under the “LCInstrumental” icon.
March 21st is the long-awaited Boost-a-Thon sponsored by the Spartan Booster Club. From the chatter around the district office, this seems to be an event you don’t want to miss. Many individuals have worked many, many hours to pull this off and we’re looking forward to seeing our students and hearing their stories. Mark your calendars!
Coming Sunday March 21st at 6pm to a Screen Near You!
This virtual event will feature the students of La Canada High School 9-12 and 7/8
giving incredible performances in music, choral, theatre, film/TV, comedy skits, jokes, TikToks, La Canada’s funniest stay-at-home videos, cooking, robotics wars, videos of LCHS Clubs in action, academic Family Feud… and more.
Extended to April 30th!
The 7-12 Instrumental Music Department, including Band, Orchestra, and Color Guard is participating again in the Spartan Booster’s Raffle this year!
Previously, this had been a printed raffle ticket fundraising event, but due to COVID restrictions it has been moved online and is easy to do! There are great raffle prizes too!
Now you can contact your friends and family all over the U.S. to donate and have a chance of winning some cool prizes, while supporting your student directly, as well as the Music Program. It’s actually easier!
We would greatly appreciate your support by encouraging your family and friends to make a donation to the Spartan Booster Club using the Raffle link. 100% of each donation of any amount will go directly to the Instrumental Music Program (which includes 7/8 and high school), and will earn 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 3 great prizes.
Raffle prizes include:
- First Prize: Fender 10th Anniversary Hellcat Guitar
- Second Prize: Holy Stone Drone Package
- Third Prize: $200 Los Gringos Locos Gift Card
In addition to supporting the Instrumental Music Program, your LCHS student will earn credit towards their student account. The first $40 of the donations attributed to your student goes to the MPA to help fund the Instrumental Music Program. 100% of all donations above $40 attributed to your student will credit their individual MPA student account to be used for Instrumental Music Program costs, travel, and other items.
Please follow these instructions for donating and giving your student credit:
- Click Here
- Choose “Focused Donation” and select from the pull-down menu: “Instrumental Music – Band / Orchestra” OR “Color Guard”
- Fill in “Which LCHS Student Referred You” with the name of the student who referred you. (This step is important for students to receive credit for each donation referral).
- To Enter the Raffle: Go back to the Donation page and click on the “Raffle Entry Window” on the right-hand side of the page, enter the required information and transaction ID number.
Good Luck! And once again, the 7/8 & high school Instrumental Music Program (Band, Orchestra, and Color Guard) thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult year.
Sending to your family and friends? Click Here to download a sample letter for you to use as an email. Just copy, paste into your email, enter your student’s name and send! It’s easy!
The Instrumental Music Program has another student receiving an honor award:
SCSBOA All-Southern California Symphonic Band:
Kaylee K. – Flute (Section Leader), 9th grade
One of our fundraising partners is offering a webinar for AP Testing…
With the APs coming up in early May, I wanted to share a free resource to help your child prepare for the exams. Revolution Prep is hosting a webinar on March 4th at 5:00 p.m. called “Intro to AP Exams.”
The webinar will familiarize parents and students with the AP content, why they matter, and how to succeed on these rigorous, college-level assessments.
Many students underestimate the importance of getting additional support in preparation for these exams, especially in 2021 when the exams will look a bit different due to the pandemic. Revolution Prep has great tutoring programs with tutors who specialize in the APs—both one-on-one Private Tutoring and Small Group Tutoring. As experts in online learning with a decade of experience teaching virtually, Revolution Prep’s tutors can make a huge difference in your child’s preparation.
New for the 2020-21 school year… the Instrumental Music Program yearbook!
This is not the entire school (Omega) yearbook, but a yearbook
just for the Instrumental Music Program!
- 7-12 grades (for all groups & students in the program)
- Hardback, 104 color pages
- Cost will be ~$35
- Individual Senior Pages (~$15) will be available
Included will be:
- Disneyland trips
- Ireland trip
- Winter Retreat
- Football Games
- 7/8 Night and more!
Please start gathering your digital images from the Fall of 2015 to now for uploading to Google Drive. A link with folders will be coming your way soon!
We are looking for pictures of kids in groups of two or more, preferably with all faces visible!
If you are interested in helping Deb Parker with this amazing project, please email her and put “Yearbook” in the subject.
Let’s celebrate all the good we have experienced over the years with this fabulous yearbook. More info to follow in the coming weeks!