The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for your support for the Dinner Show! It was such a great evening of music and community!

Winter Guard and Drum Line are off to an amazing start. Their hard work is being showcased at many local shows this month and next. Take time to go and support these amazing groups. Meanwhile, Orchestra is heading to San Diego to represent our program in a national festival. I am sure they’re going to be the toast of the festival. Good luck, Orchestra.

I love seeing all these groups progress and showcase themselves all over the state and country. It’s a tribute to their hard work that they are able to be recognized and compete at such high levels. I’m looking forward to seeing all these groups progress!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Some members of our orchestra got some exciting news this weekend. Lisa T., Alexis S., Trinity C., and Jared C. have qualified for the semi-finals of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition! This is a national competition for high school students. They sound fabulous and we wish them all the best!

Advanced Orchestra San Diego Information – TODAY

Payment Deadline is Tuesday, February 19th!

Registration needs to be completed ASAP so hotel rooms can be assigned and reserved. It will only take a few minutes…

Please follow these instructions to register your student:

  • Go to the the trip website
  • In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Register”
  • Enter Trip ID: 166087
  • Verify the school name/teacher
  • Select “student”
  • Enter all requested information
  • Read the Terms & Conditions, click “Accept”
  • If you prefer, download a copy to save and print
  • Submit your completed form

That’s it. Easy.

Payment info:

The cost of the trip is $525. Checks should be made payable to “LCHS MPA.” If your student has funds in their student account, they may use those funds for this trip payment.

If you don’t know the balance in your student’s account, please contact our treasurer, Marshall Bohannon and he will be happy to let you know.

Payment Deadline is Tuesday, February 19th!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Munday.

Weekly Schedule – 2/18

Monday, February 18th

  • No School

Tuesday, February 19th

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

Wednesday, February 20th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 21h

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

Winter Guard Competition Saturday

Now it’s onto Bakersfield… Maybe we’ll see some snow this weekend! 🙂 This is another WGI event, so there will be a prelims and a finals performance.

  • 6am: Call time, rehearse, load truck with props
  • 7:30am: Depart LCHS
  • 9:30am: Mira Monte High School
  • 10am: Warm up begins
  • 12:01pm: Prelims performance
  • –Watch other groups, eat lunch–
  • TBD: Warm-up for Finals performance
  • 6:15-7:19pm: Finals performance
  • Load truck
  • approx. 9:30pm: Return to LCHS, unload truck

Competition Location

Mira Monte High School
1800 South Fairfax Road
Bakersfield CA 93307


Prelims: $15
Finals: $18
Combo Ticket: $28
(cash only)


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 together and perform makes it all worthwhile. Michele has sent out a google doc to all of you, so please take a moment to sign-up.

Looking forward to Saturday!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

What a great night of music at the Dinner Show!

Thank you to each person involved with the show… So much love and care going into this special evening to benefit our students. And weren’t they something else! These kids are inspiring and I am so happy to get to work with them.

Booster Raffle Tickets

All stubs and cash/checks must be returned by Thursday, February 14th.

Sales continue!


(How to raise money for San Diego, Dayton, Disneyland etc.)

  • Tickets are $20 each, cash or check, to “LCHS Boosters.” Each student is asked to sell at least two tickets. Students who sell additional tickets will have the funds go directly to their student account.
  • Example: If you sell a total of 5 tickets: $40 (2 tickets) goes to the MPA; $60 goes to the student account. Any additional tickets go directly to the student, the MPA only takes first two tickets.
  • The tickets are perforated. Just tear off the stub after the buyer fills in their name, email, and phone number. Give the buyer the ticket with the booster logo as their receipt (it has the ticket number on it). The stub (with email, name, and number) needs to be returned with payment.
  • All ticket stubs and cash/checks need to be returned to Black Lock Box in the band room! Please put stubs and cash/checks in a sealed envelope with the student’s name, class (7-8 Band, 7-8 Orchestra, 9-12 Band or Color Guard, 9-12 Orchestra).
  • All stubs and cash/checks must be returned by Thursday, February 14th.
  • Please return any unsold tickets to the Black Lock Box

For additional tickets or questions, students should contact their director, Mr. Stone, Ms. Munday, or Mr. Myers.

7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra to Disney February 14th

Payment and the field trip form are due NOW. You will NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS without the field trip form completed and signed.

The 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra will travel to Disneyland for a studio session on Thursday, February 14th.

Specific details to be shared soon, but mark the date now!

If you haven’t already… Now is the time to pay for the 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra Registration costs. The Disney trip (ticket and transportation) is included in the Registration costs. If you don’t remember, please contact our Receivables Treasurer, Jason Northrup.

In addition, we must have the field trip form to get on the bus. If you have questions, please contact the 7/8 Parent Rep, Adam Kline.