If your student has not contributed $20 for their dinner at the Dinner Show, please do so today.
If you haven't had a chance, there is still time to contribute your donation to the LCHS MPA before the end of the year. These donations are figured into our budget to keep the program up and running.
If you'd like to donate, please contact Cliff Guan, our CFO.
Winning Items Pick Up
Now is the time to order gift cards... Easter is just around the corner! Click here for more information on the Gift Card Program.
If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bartels Nagel.
Spring Spartan Booster Raffle Ticket Sale
Tickets Due: February 1st
Drawing: February 3rd
The Instrumental Music Program is participating in the Spring Booster Raffle. We are asking that each student sell two tickets at $20 each. After those two tickets, all proceeds from further tickets will go to the individual student accounts.
Ticket stubs and purchase money are due back to the black box by February 1st. The drawing will take place February 3rd.
Raffle items include:
Tickets were distributed to the students last week.
If you have questions or need more tickets, please contact Sarah Bartels Nagel.
Please join us for the musical comedy, Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose, on December 17th at 5pm at a 35% discount to help us raise funds to transform the LCHS band room into a recording studio for the students.
The show’s producers have made more discounted tickets available for our group!
You must purchase tickets via this link to get a 35% discount and have a portion of the funds go to the High School Recording Studio. We have negotiated this rate for our group at a special on 300 tickets in different pricing areas for the 5pm show on Sunday, December 17th, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose is an original British Pantos play (contemporary musical theater comedy that parodies a classic fairy tale). It’s produced by the son of the producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
Our group will get a private meet-and-greet with cast members after the show including autographs and pictures with our kids. The star-studded cast features: Kelli Berglund (Disney Channel XD’s Lab Rats) as "Belle," Jonah Platt (Broadway’s Wicked) as "The Beast," James Snyder (Broadway’s If/Then), Harrison White (Broadway’s Lion King), and John Tartaglia (Broadway’s Shrek).
La Canada High School Recording Studio Fundraiser
The LCHS Spartan Boosters Club and the LCHS Music Parents Association are working hard to raise funds to update the LCHS Band Room area to include recording studio equipment and a recording mix room, as well as new carpeting, lighting, and paint.
Currently, all musicians are taught performance. However, a huge percentage of job opportunities in music are in recording. By adding recording studio equipment, students would be exposed to performance for recording, how to record music, creating arrangements for recordings, music composition, music mixing, and post-production scoring and music for film and television.
Students can learn how to lay down music tracks for them to play along with at home. Students can learn how to work with the LCHS TV class and theater arts departments recording and scoring music for student and school productions. This would allow our music department, TV & Film Department, Theater Department, and Choral & Vocal Ensemble Departments to all grow in a contemporary way. Student videos can have original music scored, student choral and vocal groups can record songs, all the performing arts departments can all collaborate together using the new recording studio. It is very exciting! However, we won’t be able to reach our goals without your help. We need your support!
About the Play
Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose is a funny, interactive American Panto featuring audience interaction, dancing, comedy, and lots of contemporary and classic pop music hits. This is a British Pantos theater experience. “Panto” is a peculiarly British tradition of winter musical comedy theater. The tradition takes familiar fairy tales and children's stories, such as Aladdin, Cinderella, Snow White, and Peter Pan, and injects a bit of vaudeville style, very contemporary references, current music hits, celebrities in the cast, and audience participation to create a raucous, noisy entertainment that's fun for everyone in the family. The kids are encouraged to “hiss” at the evil characters and call out to the heroes. The “sidekick” character talks to the audience. It is great fun and the comedy is written on levels for BOTH kids and adults.
LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO produces fun, musical theater the whole family can enjoy, and pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together. Known for their creativity and involvement in the television hits American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theater to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairy tales and others, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well-known pop songs for kids.
We recommend that you arrive early to meet at the theater before the show. They have created a “Christmas Village” theme in front of the theater that the kids LOVE. In past years they have had fake snow falling, games,and fun winter photos the kids can have taken that you can download (for free). Sometimes they have Santa as well. And the kids can all hang out together before going to their seats.
Our group will meet in the lobby right after the show, and Wayne Page I will take everyone to the VIP area.
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Page, LCHS Spartan Boosters, via email, or at 323-646-5704.
Music Parents Association
Monday, December 11th
7pm – Band Room
Dinner Show Meeting
Monday, December 11th
Directly after the MPA Meeting
All Instrumental Music Parents are invited to attend.
The MPA holds monthly meetings to discuss and plan events for the Instrumental Music Program. Without this organization, the Instrumental Music Program would not exist.
Parent shirts and jackets will be ready for pick-up at the meeting. All payments should be made payable to, "LCHS MPA." There are a few shirts/jackets still available.
After this month's meeting, we'll have a Dinner Show planning meeting. We have several volunteer slots to fill as we prepare for the biggest fundraiser of the year. Order forms will be available soon, and donations are already being accepted for silent auction items. Please contact Nadia Ali with any questions.
Poinsettia Pick-up & Delivery
Thursday, December 7th
3 - 6pm
Many thanks to Sarah Bartels Nagel, and her team of volunteers, who helped organize the Poinsettia sale!
Thursday is pick-up day. Please be sure to pick up your orders between 3pm and 6pm at the Band Room!
We are still looking for a few helpers:
7/8 Band & Orchestra
Dinner will be served to all 7/8 students and ALF music students prior to their combined concert on Wednesday, December 6th. Please contact Nadia Ali if you are available to help set-up, serve, and clean-up that evening.
9-12 Band & 9-12 Orchestra
For our reception after the concert...
Orchestra: Click to sign up to help or bring food items.
Band: Please bring desserts/sweets.
All items should be brought to the tables in front of the auditorium prior to the concert.