The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Weekly Schedule – 12/2

Monday, December 2nd

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting
  • 8pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting for both 9-12 & 7/8
  • 8pm: Drumline Meeting
    • For all students and their parents interested in being a part of Winter Drumline

Tuesday, December 3rd

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal

Wednesday, December 4th

Thursday, December 5th

  • Deadline for student credit for Poinsettia Sales
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal

Friday, December 6th

  • 9-12 Marching Spartans and 7/8 Color Guard should take instruments, uniforms, and equipment home after school in prep for the Montrose Christmas Parade.

Saturday, December 7th

Holiday Open House – 9-12 Orchestra

MPA parent and realtor, Monika Song, invites you to a Christmas Pot Luck Party to fundraise for the LCHS Instrumental Music Program!
  • Time: 4:30-8pm
  • Address: 10046 La Canada Way, Shadow Hills 91040
  • Dress: holiday attire – ladies can wear something danceable
  • Things to Bring: your favorite dishes to share; two chairs if you have them
  • Program:
    • LCHS Orchestra performance at 6pm
    • holiday art show and paintings sale
    • professional model coaching catwalk class 5:30-6
    • dance show: salsa class, 7-8 folk dance, tango class
    • All night Karaoke and cards!
    • There will also be a telescope observatory with a rotating dome and large 10″ telescope to check out, too!

Montrose Christmas Parade – 9-12 Marching Spartans & 7/8 Color Guard

  • 5:15pm: Call time for 9-12 Marching Spartans and 7/8 Color Guard
  • Students should be dropped off at the corner of Honolulu and La Crescenta Ave. for parade staging.
  • Full uniform – NO SHAKO – festive holiday hats are encouraged.
  • Students should take instruments and uniforms after school on Friday.
  • Instrument cases and/or flag bags should be left in the car – we will not return to the staging area.
  • Dismissal is at the end of the parade which is at the corner of Honolulu and Ocean View.
  • Parade website

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

It’s December and it’s beginning to look a lot like… Holiday Madness! So many activities to complete; gift giving, food making, party planning, finals. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and lose sight of fun. The LCHS Instrumental Music Department is your holiday antidote for holiday stress!

Come enjoy a meal at Dona Maria’s this Wednesday, no cooking for you and you’ll be helping out the music program!

Also, here’s a gift tip for you, make sure to buy some beautiful poinsettias from a music student. They are big and healthy and beautiful! You won’t see plants like this in the stores!

Next Saturday, December 7th, either come see our great Marching Band in the Montrose Christmas Parade, or come to a Holiday Open House at a gorgeous home in Shadow Hills and hear holiday music from our equally great Orchestra.

Of course, the high point of the season is the Winter Spectacular Concert on Thursday, December 12th at 7pm in the LCHS auditorium. Come hear the high school groups play holiday music of all kinds. It’s a great way to celebrate the students and the Season with music!

Wishing you all sanity and peace.

Poinsettia Sales!

There are only a few days remaining! These are beautiful plants and are easy to sell.

For all plants that your student sells, they will receive $4 into their student account for all sales through December 5th. Student account funds carry over from year to year, so start saving now for upcoming trips (in two years we’ll be doing an international trip), Disneyland trips, or any other expenses.

Orders can be placed online or through the paper forms available here.

If you have questions, please contact Rose Malmberg.

Volunteers Needed

We will need several volunteers to help on delivery day, December 10th, from 3pm to 6pm. If you are available and willing, please contact Rose Malmberg.

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.

Summer Opportunity

The Philadelphia Orchestra will host its 23rd Annual Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival for students ages 10 through college age. The camp is held on the grounds of Bryn Mawr College.

Programs include:

  • Symphony
  • Piano Studies
  • Solo Performance
  • Chamber Music
  • College Audition Prep
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera

Please check out the website for more details and dates. What an amazing opportunity!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

What a great finish to the Marching Season! The students were amazing and performed beautifully for the crowd. Thank you to each and every parent who helped push, dish out food, and just being a loud spectator throughout our season. You make the whole experience better for the kids and staff. Thank you! Now I’m off to bed!