The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

7/8 Color Guard Info

We will continue rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm.

In addition, the 7/8 Guard will join with 9-12 Guard at the football game on Friday, October 25th. Details will be forthcoming, so stay tuned. Call time will be at 5pm.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

What a great weekend for the Marching Spartans. First show under our belt and two more weeks before the next one. Lots of fixes and new learning over these next two weeks to continue to build our show. Thank you parents for all your help and support! It’s always great to see our community come together to make our program great. Have a great week!

Booster Raffle Tickets

Ticket Stubs and Money is Due October 18th!

Booster Raffle Tickets have been distributed. The cost is $20 each.

We ask that each student sell at least two tickets to support the MPA. Any additional tickets sold goes to the student account.

Extra tickets will be available from Mr. Stone, Mr. Myers, and Ms. Munday in the band room.

Raffle Prizes:

  • 5 one-day park hopper passes for Disneyland/California Adventure
  • Tickts to the L.A. Rams vs. Baltimore Ravens Game on November 25th
  • Apple Airpods 2

Weekly Schedule – 10/14

Monday, October 14th

  • Gift Card Orders Due

Tuesday, October 15th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30pm: Marching Spartans Photos in Hahamongha Park
    • Might want to bring a snack – time will be limited between the end of photos and rehearsal
  • 5:30-8pm: Uniform Volunteers
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, October 17th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Friday, October 18th

Away Football Game vs. San Marino

  • 6pm: Call Time
    • Band shirts/sweatshirts
  • 6:10pm: Bus Departs LCHS
  • 7pm: Game Time
  • Approx. 9:15pm: Game over/load bus
  • Approx. 10pm: Arrive LCHS, unload, dismissal

Volunteers Needed October 15th

Uniform Helpers Needed

Tuesday, October 15th
During Rehearsal: 5:30-8pm

To add an extra visual aspect to the show, we are adding sashes to the uniforms. We will be sewing Velcro inside the jackets, cutting the fabric for the sashes, gathering the tops of the sashes, etc.

If you have a sewing machine, rotary cutters, cutting mats, or a tape measure, please bring it along. If you don’t have sewing experience, that’s OK too! We still need help pulling uniforms, rehanging, and other tasks. It’ll be fun!

No need to sign-up, just bring a smile and appear in the band hallway! Thanks for your help!

Championships – Parent Hotel Block

If you are thinking about traveling to Clovis for the WBA Championships in November, now is the time to reserve your room in the parent block of rooms! (Championships are November 22nd-24th.)

We have reserved a group of 10 rooms at Homewood Suites for parents. The group rate is $159/night. The band will be staying just across the driveway at Hampton Inn.

This year, you are able to reserve your room in the Parent Block online! Please follow the instructions below:

  • Booking Link
  • Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport/Clovis
  • Group Name: La Canada High School Band Parents
  • Arrival Date: 22-Nov-2019
  • Departure Date: 24-Nov-2019

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Miller.

Winter Retreat

It’s time to start thinking about the Winter Retreat! The dates will be after school on Friday, January 24th through Sunday afternoon, January 26th.

There will be lots of fun in the mountains, practice of upcoming Festival music, have special coaching sessions, lots of good food and snacks, and super fun times with your friends.

The cost is $325 per student. If you haven’t already paid, now is the time. Checks should be made out to “LCHS MPA,” and put in the black box in the Band Room.

If any parents would like to volunteer to chaperone, please contact Yvonne Lim.

Marching Spartans Photos

Tuesday, October 15th, we will take the 2019 Marching Band/Guard photos in Hahamonga Park.

A copy of the order envelope can be found by clicking here.

Please note that each Marching Band/Guard member will receive one 8×10 photo as part of their contributions.

ALL members will need to fill out an order envelope. Mr. Stone will hand out the envelopes during class Tuesday. Please make sure your student knows what box to mark and you include a check if you are interested in ordering additional individual or buddy photos.

These photos are always beautiful and a great keepsake.