Traveling with musicians and playing concerts is a very special way of traveling. Not only does the musician see new places and people, but the musicians bond together by traveling together. Each performance becomes a special event.
I am looking forward to our tour to Ireland in March and I hope that many of our students will be going! Please come this Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Band Room to hear Mr. Stone and myself give a presentation about the details of the Ireland Tour.
For 2017-18 we are doing the registration for Band and Orchestra online. We will gather your contact information and you will have an opportunity to donate to our program. Please remember that the contributions you make go directly to the MPA — the District provides no direct funding for Instrumental Music. The MPA uses these funds for everything and anything it takes to make a successful program, and for 7/8 that means each member will receive a t-shirt; meals at 7/8 Night, Winter Concert, and Elementary Tour Day; transportation to/from the Elementary Tour and a possible Disneyland trip.We will also need the Field Trip Form, and Field Trip Rules & Regulations form to participate in all field trips or excursions.
- Register online
- Download and complete the Field Trip Form (Return to Mr. Myers ASAP)
- Download and complete the Field Trip Rules and Regulations Form (Return to Mr. Myers ASAP)
Upcoming for 7/8 Band… 7/8 Night on September 15th. All 7/8 Band students will perform with the 9-12 Band during pre-game, and in the stands at the home football game that evening. They will rehearse with the High School Band prior to game time. Keep an eye out for specific details in September.
Upcoming for 7/8 Orchestra… Fall Concert on October 25th at 7pm in the LCHS Auditorium. Please stay tuned for further details.
Orchestra registration is online. We will gather your contact information and you will have an opportunity to donate to our program. Please remember that the contributions you make go directly to the MPA — the District provides no direct funding for Instrumental Music. The MPA uses these funds for everything and anything it takes to make a successful program.We will also need the Field Trip Form, and Field Trip Rules & Regulations form to participate in all field trips or excursions, and the signature page for the Orchestra Syllabus.
- Register online
- Download and complete the Field Trip Form (Return to Ms. Munday ASAP)
- Download and complete the Field Trip Rules and Regulations Form (Return to Ms. Munday ASAP)
- Download and complete the the signature page (Return to Ms. Munday ASAP)
- Complete Instrument Rental Form (Check for $200 made out to “LCHS MPA” returned to Ms. Munday)
Our new music folders arrived this week and they are beautiful. We are 77 strong this year and are already making music together. Very exciting!
Tomorrow night, Monday, August 21st, 7-8pm in the band room is our first meeting of the Music Parents Association, or the MPA. This is the parental support group for instrumental music at LCHS. I invite all orchestra parents to come and meet other parents and get involved in your child’s music program. Our instrumental program is very large and needs lots of support from many people, and Mr. Stone, Mr. Myers, and I would not be able to do everything that we do without this support. Last year, the MPA was hugely important with the orchestra being able to go on the first Winter Retreat. Please come!
As I look at this game, I see the hard work it would take for the UCLA team to be so successful and I think about how that compares to our process. The skills required to be successful in band, color guard, orchestra, and quidditch all boil down to hard work and being present. Hard work is the only way our skills get better and being present allows the wisdom of those who have done the hard work (and still continue that work) to teach and share their insights on what it takes to be the best you can be. I love that about music and magical/non-magical sports! Have a great week, be present, and enjoy the hard work!
We need someone to help us and gather all the things necessary so we can replace them.
If you’re interested, please let Sandy Miller know. Thanks in advance for your help!
Transportation donations for Band and Color Guard are now given to the MPA, and not to the ASB. Only pay the ASB if your child plays a sport in addition to Band and Color Guard.