Monday, December 11
Tuesday, December 12
Thursday, December 14
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.
Each student in the Instrumental Music Program, grades 7 - 12, has a student account. Funds in these accounts can be used to fund activities, transportation costs, registration costs... Basically anything you need to pay for through the MPA -- Including the Ireland Trip.
To check your student's balance, please email our MPA Treasurer, Cliff Guan.
*Last Chance - Orders are due Friday - We have 300 plants that we need to sell by Friday*
Order Deadline: December 1st
Pickup/Delivery: December 7th (3-6pm)
Download the Order Form
This is a great fundraiser to put money into your student's account. The Instrumental Music Program has sold these beautiful plants for the past several years and many in the community purchase every year!
Plants sell for $12. (Students get $4 per plant and the MPA gets $2.78). These are farm-fresh poinsettias from Oxnard’s Milgro Farms, in in 6 ½" foil-wrapped pots. All proceeds benefit the Instrumental Music Program.
See the Order Form for more details.
If you have questions, please contact Sarah Nagel.
With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, it's time to order your gift cards! The deadline is Friday, December 1st. Finish your shopping quickly and easily, and your purchases benefit the MPA and your student's account!
Scrip is running a special program in which gift cards of small denominations ($5-$10) --think stocking stuffers-- are available! Among the vendors are Subway, Target, Walmart, and Panera! Please click here for more information.
The La Canada Spartan Boosters have released the names of the winners of the BoosterFest Raffle:
Exciting music department news, and we need your help for BoosterFest on Saturday, October 21st!
The Spartan Boosters Club is working hard to raise funds to update the LCHS Music / Band Room area to include recording studio equipment, and converting one of the small practice rooms into recording mix room... as well as new carpeting and new paint. This is a HUGE help to our own MPA fundraising for this! The Spartan Boosters and the Music Parents Association working together for the Instrumental Music Program.
Currently, all musicians are taught performance, however a huge part of job opportunities in music are actually in recording. By adding recording studio equipment, students would be exposed to how to perform for recording, how to record music, microphone placements, arrangements for recordings, music composition, music mixing, and post production 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 / school productions. This would allow our music department to grow and be contemporary with how music is performed today and the music industry. It is very exciting!
We're hoping to raise enough to install the recording equipment that will help our kids learn practical music skills beyond music performance. However, we won't be able to reach our goals without your help.
PLEASE come to "BoosterFest - Gin and Jazz" on Saturday, October 21st, starting at 5:30pm at the La Canada Country Club. In addition to a dedicated Music Room fundraiser, there will be delicious food, cocktails, dancing, great auction values, and GREAT FUN.
We need MUSIC Parents to be at BoosterFest. Unfortunately, the Marching Band Field Competition at Mission Viejo High School is earlier the same day. If you are not going to the Marching Band event, please come to BoosterFest (or maybe Mom goes to one event, and Dad goes to the other). Please tell your friends to attend as well.
Keep in mind, there are two ways to get tickets to BoosterFest.
1. The easiest way to get tickets (and best value) is to join Boosters at the "Spartan Club Level" ($350) or higher and get 2 free tickets (2 tickets by themselves are $135 x 2=$270). Join Boosters Now
2. You can purchase individual tickets using the link for $135 each. Purchase your tickets now!
Please support this event that has earmarked specific fundraising and auction items to our mission to improve and update the Music Program facilities, and increase the music educational and creative offerings to our students.
If you have any items to donate to the auction, or any other questions, please contact Wayne Page.