The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

21st Annual Dinner Show

21st Annual Celebrate Music Dinner Show & Fundraising Gala

Saturday, February 22nd

La Canada Country Club

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION!

The 9-12 Dinner Show will be held at the La Canada Country Club on Saturday, February 22nd and will begin at 5:30pm.

A delicious dinner, silent auction, live auction, and performances by each of our 9-12 groups. It’ll be a great evening of food, friendship, and fantastic music. Please join us!

Tickets are $90 adults (early bird), $35 students, $25 for performing students, and $15 for the After Party. February 14th is the last day for early bird prices.

All persons attending the Dinner Show must purchase a ticket. Please pre-purchase… Walk-in tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will NOT guarantee a seat.

Sponsorships/Tickets

Please consider becoming a sponsor to the Instrumental Music Program… It’s a donation to the best program on campus! Sponsorships must be purchased by February 14th for recognition in the program.

Sponsorship levels include:

Guardian – $1500
8 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
40 raffle tickets

Benefactor – $1000
6 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
20 raffle tickets

Patron – $500
4 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
10 raffle tickets

Sponsor – $300
2 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
5 raffle tickets

Supporter – $150
1 reserved dinner ticket;
Jazz Band after party;
2 raffle tickets

By becoming a sponsor, your seat will be reserved at the Dinner Show. This is the only way to reserve seats at the show.

Silent Auction

There’s still time to add items to the Silent Auction! If you have anything that you would like to donate or if you would be willing to contact local businesses to donate items to benefit the Instrumental Music Program, please let Jospehine Alvarez-Salazar know.

In years past we have had donations of Disney/California Adventure passes; Lakers Tickets; Dodgers Tickets; certificates to hair salons, Gift cards to restaurants; Music lessons; Tickets to Jimmy Kimmel; a weekend at Mammoth… Use your imagination – any donation is welcome.

This year we will again have the Silent Auction online. The Auction is now open and it’s time to bid, bid, bid!

Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets will be available soon! Cost is one ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

We have some great prizes and you don’t have to be present to win! So let’s get selling. All of these proceeds will go towards the fundraising of the Dinner Show.

Prizes

Grand Prize: DJI Mavic Mini Drone with Fly More Combo Package

2nd Prize: Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart & Super Smash Bros

3rd Prize: Air Pods Pro

Senior Tributes – DUE FEBRUARY 14th!

If your student is a Senior this year, you will want to put an ad in the Dinner Show program. All senior parents should have received a separate email this week. If not, we apologize and please consider this your notification.

If you would like to place a Senior Tribute, please click on the link and you’ll find all the instructions and information. Cost is $50.

Dinner Show – Senior Tributes 2020

The deadline for submitting Senior Tributes is Friday, February 14!

7/8 Rehearsals

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th, we will have a Combined Rehearsal with 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra during zero “0” period to prepare for the Dinner Show on Saturday, February 1st.

Please have your student arrive on time and be ready to rehearse at 7:30am.

Any questions? Please contact Mr. Myers.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Looking forward to some great Dinner Show concerts coming up. 7/8 will be shining brightly on February 1st, while 9-12 shows their musicianship on February 22nd.

Thank you all for the help and support in making these great events successful! See you all this weekend!

Weekly Schedule – 1/27

Monday, January 27th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Lynskey Home

Tuesday, January 28th

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

Wednesday, January 29th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 30th

  • Deadline to Register for Practice Test Fundraiser
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Friday, January 31st

  • Last day to purchase 7/8 Dinner Show tickets at reduced rate.

Saturday, February 1st

  • SAT/ACT Practice Test Fundraiser, if you registered.

7/8 Dinner Show

  • 6pm: Call time at La Canada Presbyterian Church
    • Concert Wear
    • Bring instrument & music
  • 6-7pm: Eat dinner
  • 7pm: Performers meet Mr. Myers in Chapel for warm ups
  • 7:30pm: All guests move to Chapel for concert
  • 7:45pm: Concert Begins
  • 8:30-9:30: Desert in the main hall

2020 Winter Guard Season

Welcome to 2020 Winter Color Guard! Welcome to our new members! It’s going to be a great year!

What is Winter Guard?

Winter Guard performs a show to pre-recorded music on a basketball court-size floor. We perform with flags, rifles, and sabers just as we did on the field during marching season.

Competition Dates

  • Saturday, February 29th: Monrovia HS
  • Saturday, March 7th: Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • Friday, March 20th: Golden Valley HS
  • Saturday, March 21st: Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • Friday, March 27th: Chino Hills HS
  • Saturday/Sunday, April 18th & 19th: Championships, location TBD

Rehearsals

We will have rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Costs

This year, costs for Winter Guard will be $600 per student. This includes instruction, competition fees, transportation and costume.

Additional costs may include shoes, gloves, undergarments and make-up.

Funds may be earned through the various fundraisers offered by the program and funds in student accounts may be used towards the costs of the program.

Financial Assistance is available. Please complete the Financial Assistance form.

Staff

Leticia Alcuran
Danny De Luna Martinez

Parent Rep

Michele Jones

Volunteers Needed

We will need volunteers for every competition to ride the bus and provide snacks for the students. Please consider helping, it’s a great experience!

Click here for volunteers sign-ups.

Parent Meeting

We will be having a parent meeting on Tuesday, January 28th at 8pm in the band room. Please join us and bring any questions you may have.

1st Annual 7/8 Dinner Show

1st Annual Celebrate Music 7/8 Dinner Show

Saturday, February 1st

La Canada Presbyterian Church

This year we will have a 7/8 Dinner Show featuring our 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra.

The evening will be held at La Canada Presbyterian Church and will begin at 6pm.

A delicious pasta dinner will be catered by Stella’s, a silent auction which will finish at the 9-12 event on February 22nd, 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 are now available! Click here to purchase and see more information.

Helpers are needed throughout the 7/8 Dinner Show. Please click to sign up. 9-12 parents and students are encouraged to help!

Please note that ALL performing 7/8 students must purchase a dinner ticket for their meal at a cost of $15.

SAT / ACT Practice Tests

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

February 1st, 2020

9am to 12:30pm

Choose: ACT or SAT.

Price: $20 (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 jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com.

Download Flyer

Weekly Schedule – 1/20

Monday, January 20th

  • No School

Tuesday, January 21st

  • 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 22nd

  • Concerto Concert Auditions after School
  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Thuss House

Thursday, January 23rd

  • 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

Friday, January 24th – Sunday January 26th

9-12 Orchestra Winter Retreat

9-12 Orchestra Winter Retreat!

Friday, January 24th

  • Come to school with gear & store in Band Room till after school
  • After school: load buses, leave approx. 4pm for Angeles Crest Christian Camp
  • Approx. 5pm: Arrive at camp
  • Get settled in cabins
  • 5:30pm: Dinner
  • 6:30-9:30pm: Evening activities; s’mores, games
  • 9:30-10pm: cabins, lights out

Saturday, January 25th

  • 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30-11:30am: Sectionals
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-4:30pm: Afternoon activities
  • 5:30pm: Dinner
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Full rehearsal
  • 7:30-9:30pm: Evening activities
  • 9:30-10pm: cabins, lights out

Sunday, January 26th

  • Cabins must be cleared by 10am. After waking up, pack your belongings and bring them to the rehearsal room
  • 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 10-11am: Full rehearsal
  • 11:30am: Lunch
  • 12:30-1pm: Load buses, leave camp
  • 1:30-2pm: Arrive LCHS

Retreat Location

Angeles Christian Camp

Weather Information

What to Bring

  • Instrument
  • music
  • folding music stand
  • water bottle
  • lip balm
  • sleeping bag & pillow
  • towel & washcloth
  • toiletries
  • 1 bag for clothes: good coat, good shoes, sweaters, hat, gloves

What NOT to Bring

  • weapons
  • anything flammable
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • vaping
  • food

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

We had a wonderful time performing at California Adventure last week! I was very proud of our performers for being so flexible and proficient! I received many nice comments from the audience and the staff. Thank you to our chaperones, Yvonne Lim and Julie Pao, and to Mr. Stone, who drove the truck and provided moral support!

We have a busy upcoming week. The Concerto Concert Auditions are being held after school on Wednesday. If you want to play and haven’t signed up, please do so now.

We go up to the Winter Retreat this Friday after school! See the schedule post, what to bring, weather report and map.

Have a wonderful week!