The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Winter Retreat Snacks

As we prepare for the Winter Retreat, we’re looking for families to sign-up to help out with the snacks. Please click on the link and sign-up! The students are always so appreciative of the snacks!

Also, if you still need to pay for the Winter Retreat, please do so. It just makes everything easier if you are paid and ready to go.

Please click on the link check the box for Winter Retreat and pay online or with a check made payable to LCHS MPA and placed in the black locked box in the Band Room.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Munday or Yvonne Lim.

1st Annual 7/8 Dinner Show – February 1st

1st Annual 7/8 Dinner Show

Saturday, February 1st

Tickets Available Soon!

Each year, the Music Parents host a Dinner Show as a fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program. This year, we will have two Dinner Shows… The first one featuring the 7/8 groups on Saturday, February 1st, and second featuring the 9-12 groups on Saturday, February 22nd.  The Dinner Show is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Without it, our program would not continue at the level it is today.
The 7/8 Dinner Show will be held at La Canada Presbyterian Church (Foothill Blvd.) and will begin at 6pm.

A delicious pasta dinner will be catered by Stella’s, a silent auction, performances by our 7/8 students, and dessert! It’ll be a fun evening with beautiful music!

Please invite your family, friends, neighbors – anyone you know.

Tickets will be available soon… %55 adults, $30 students, $15 for performing students.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Do you ever feel that there is so much coming at you that you start going in circles (either metaphorically or in my case physically)? Of course you do! You’re parents! Instead of standing in the middle of the room and screaming, which is my first reaction, I am learning to breathe deeply and check in with my shoulders (which at this point are nearly where my ears are from tension). In class, we also on occasion, practice deep breathing and shoulder relaxation. Everything, including music, is better when we are relaxed, calm and happy.

We are headed to Disneyland on Thursday for music and fun! Reach out to Yvonne Lim if you would like to chaperone.

Have a calm, happy week!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

What a great time on Friday for the Marching Spartans! Marching down Main St. in Disneyland is always a highlight for me every time we get the chance to do it. Looking forward to the Orchestra’s performance this week at California Adventure! I’m sure it’ll be magical! Have a great week!

Weekly Schedule – 1/13

Monday, January 13th

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting – Band Room
  • 8pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Band Room

Tuesday, January 14th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Winter Concert 7-12 Percussion Rehearsal
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching 9-12 Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 15th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 16th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Winter Concert 7-12 Percussion Rehearsal
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching 9-12 Percussion Rehearsal

9-12 Orchestra to California Adventure

  • 7:15am: Arrive in Concert Attire, Load truck (instruments and clothes for the day)
  • 8am: Depart LCHS
  • 9am: Arrive Disney/Security
  • 11:30am: Performance at California Adventure stage
  • 12:30pm: Dismissed back to the park (CA Adv. or Disneyland)
  • 7pm: Meet at the Compass in the Esplande (the space between the entrances of the parks)
  • 7:30pm: Depart Disney
  • 8:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, dismissed
  • Students need to bring everything for a concert performance:
    • Concert Wear
    • Black socks
    • Dress shoes
    • Instrument
    • Music

SAT / ACT Practice Tests

Revolution Prep is proctoring SAT and ACT practice tests at LCHS on two separate dates. The cost is $20 per test.

Saturday, January 18th AND February 1st, 2020

9am to 12:30pm

Choose: ACT or SAT on either date. Register for both dates if you wish.

Price: $20 each exam (Fundraiser for the LCHS Instrumental Music Program)

Bring: pencils, a calculator, water, a snack and a smart phone (if possible) to score your test before you leave!

Register Here

After registering, please email Jean Stroud with registered test taker’s name, and with the referring instrumental student. Please do this step so the instrumental music student can get credit for your registration.

If you have questions, please contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or by email at

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Winter Retreat – Payment Due

Payment Due at End of 1st Semester

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.

Gift Card Orders – January 13

NOTE: There is a new enrollment code below, as of September 1st.
The next order date is January 13th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. This is a trip year… Start planning now!

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

What a way to start the New Year! A day off, and trips to Disneyland! I’m looking forward to all the fabulous music making as we get deep into concert season and prepare for Dinner Show, Festival Concerts, and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Can’t wait to see you all on Tuesday and hope you’ve all practiced a little bit here and there (a lot hopefully). Happy New Year and see you soon!