The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Summer Marching Spartans Information

As we head into a break of summer fun, here’s several things for you to do and to help with a smooth start when we return for Workshops and Band Camp on July 29nd.

Note: forms and other information can be found here, for future reference.

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know.
  • Please complete, sign, and return the Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Please put all the dates on your calendar — all the football games, concerts, competitions, etc. are on that list for the 2019-20 school year.

Field Trip Form

  • Please complete, sign, and return.
  • We will need an original signature on this form.

Note: The Handbook form and the Field trip form can be dropped off to Sandy at the District Office anytime Monday through Thursday from about 7:30am to about 4pm from now until July 29th. If not, please bring them the first day of workshops! We leave for Band Camp on July 31st, so there’s not much time to remember when we return.

At the beginning of July, we will be sending another email that will include:

  • Band Camp Packing List
  • Band/Guard one-check donation form and link to the online form

Other Thoughts to Share:

  1. Please consider completing all the forms prior to July 29th. It’ll make for a smoother start for you and for us.
  2. The students will be hosting a bake sale every Sunday evening at Music in the Park at Memorial Park, so stop by, say, “Hi,” and buy some yummy goodies!
  3. Most sections will have sectionals during the summer break time where they get-to-know everyone and practice their marching and playing. Of course, these are optional, but they do have a ton of fun over the summer!
  4. Your students should continue practicing and being physically active during their time off. Marching for band and guard can be demanding both physically and mentally and if the kids continue to work at it over the summer, it’ll make for an easier transition to workshops and band camp and a stronger start to the season.

Volunteers Needed in July

Uniform Fittings

We will need five or so parent helpers to help fit uniforms on the first two workshop days, Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th. We will begin at 11am and go through 12:30pm. No sewing or experience needed – only snaps for hemming. The more helpers we have, the more students get fitted for uniforms.

Registration Table

We will need one adult helper to staff the registration table collecting forms and payments on Monday and Tuesday, July 29th and 30th.

Band Camp

We will need two bus riders and a shuttle driver to get the students to Band Camp at Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday, July 31st. The shuttle driver will need to follow the buses to Band Camp and then bring the bus riders and truck driver back to LCHS. We will leave at noon and return around 3:30pm. The shuttle driver should have a car/van that seats an additional four adults.

We will need the same number of adults on the return trip coming back from Band Camp on Friday, August 2nd. Adults will need to meet at LCHS at 1pm, and return to campus around 4pm.

If you have never been to Band Camp, now is the time to check it out and see where your student will be spending their time.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the above, please let Sandy Miller know.

Gift Card Orders – July 8

The next order date is July 8th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. Next year is a trip year… Start planning now!
 
We are continuing Gift Card sales throughout the summer. The dates are:
  • August 12th

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

2019-2020 Field Trip Form

We will be collecting Field Trip Forms this week. By completeing and returning it now, it’ll save you and us some time when we return for Workshops and Band Camp in July.

The field trip form for 2019-2020 is now available. Please take a moment to complete the fillable PDF form, print, and sign.

These forms can be turned into the Black Box in the Band Room at any time.

7/8 and 9-12 students in the entire program are required to turn this form in annually. Do it now, and save yourself time at the start of the year!

DOWNLOAD FORM

Marching Spartans Mini Camp

All students in the Marching Band and Color Guard for the 2019-2020 school year will meet for mini-camp starting Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. We will be practicing marching basics, music, and will be meeting in our sections too!

Please wear:

  • good cross-trainer shoes
  • socks
  • shorts
  • white t-shirt
  • hat
  • sunscreen

Please bring:

  • water jug
  • instrument
  • pencil
  • sunscreen
  • music
  • and a good attitude!

Winds (all wind instruments): 8am-12pm

Guard: 8am-11am

Front Ensemble: 8am-12pm & 1:30-5pm

Battery: 8am-12pm

Gift Card Orders – June 10

The next order date is June 10th. This fundraiser benefits your student’s account. Next year is a trip year… Start planning now!
 
We are continuing Gift Card sales throughout the summer. The dates are:
  • July 8th
  • August 12th

To Order:

If you have questions, please contact Ceci Nava.

Weekly Schedule – 6/3

Monday, June 3rd

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

Tuesday, June 4th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

8th Grade Promotion

  • 7th grade Band and 7th grade Orchestra will perform
  • Call time: 6pm
  • Dress nicely
  • Promotion begins at 6:30pm at the stadium

Wednesday, June 5th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return
  • All 7-12 lockers must be cleaned out and locks removed. If you wish to keep your current locker, fill out this form.
  • Locks remaining will be cut off on June 6th.

Graduation

  • 9-11 grades Band will perform
  • Call time: 5:45pm with instruments and music on the field
  • Dress nicely
  • Graduation begins at 6:30pm at the stadium


Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Congratulations to our Seniors! I am so proud of each of you and am thankful to be a part of your high school memories. Good luck moving forward, but do come back and visit. We miss you! Senior parents, that goes for all of you as well.

As we come to the end of the year, it’s always an awesome time of much anticipated relaxation time and an almost instant start to the planning and preparation for next fall. I can’t wait to get ready for all the fun next year. Marching season will begin on June 10th at 8am with mini-camp, and we are beginning the registering process for our amazing New York trip. It’s going to be a great summer of anticipating a great year. Thank you all for your support and time this year. Enjoy your summer time off and see you in the fall.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Here we are, the last week of school! So much has been accomplished this year by all the instrumental music students. Now we can take some well-deserved relaxation and contemplative time. Something exciting to contemplate about next year is our trip to NYC and playing at Carnegie Hall! You do not want to miss this amazing experience of performing in one of the world’s most iconic halls!

I wish you all a great summer vacation and many mornings to sleep in! See you in August!