Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for a wonderful Dinner Show! It truly takes a village to support an instrumental music program, and I am so appreciative of this community and your generosity and support. Festival and Ireland are so close! Looking forward the next few weeks!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

What a fun evening it was at the Dinner Show! The parents who work on this amazing event put so much time and love into it. What you do is so appreciated! I particularly enjoyed seeing you parents and being able to talk with you for a while. Thank you for coming and supporting the program!

All the kids played great! It’s really heartening to be a part of such a great program!

7/8 Band & Orchestra Disney Recording Workshops – March 5th

The 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra will travel to Disneyland on Monday, March 5th. They will participate in the Recording Session Workshop held backstage… They will play portions of film scores while the movie is on a big screen in front of them. It’s a great learning experience for the students and a fun day!
Please send a check for $100 made payable to “LCHS MPA,” and have your student give it to Mr. Myers.
If you are new to the program or if you have not yet turned in a field trip permission form, please do so. Your student will not be allowed to board the bus without a signed form. Please click here for the form.

Call times will be posted next week, so keep an eye out!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes

Lately, all of us have probably answered our front door, or in some other way looked into a bright face that asked us, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?” It’s Girl Scout Cookie time – a tradition that is many decades old. This week, I heard an interview with a Girl Scout official who stated that Girl Scouts are not to sell the cookies online. The Girl Scout organization wants them to sell to people personally, so that the girls learn people skills.

I was really impressed by that and I couldn’t help but think of our music students and parents who are spending some of their weekends in front of the Ralphs in La Canada selling Dinner Show raffle tickets. These kids are meeting people personally, which is a fantastic way for our community to get to know them and see how great they are!

Thank you so much to all of the students who are personally selling tickets and who have sold tickets at Ralphs! Thank you, Monika Song, for spearheading this effort! We have one more weekend – have your students sign up to sell if they haven’t already, and if you can, drop by and say, “Hi,” to them!

Drumline Learning Opportunity

Pulse Percussion, an independent world-class indoor marching group, is hosting the, “Pulse Experience: Winter Clinic,” on Sunday, March 4th from 9:30am to 5pm at La Quinta High School. Ben Lewis, one of our front ensemble coaches, is a member of Pulse this year!

Experience a day as a member of the Pulse Percussion organization. Receive world-class instruction from the Pulse and POW Percussion staff. The Pulse Experience is open to battery and front ensemble performers of all skill levels, ages 13 – 22.

Pre-registration: $35
At-the-door: $40
Register Here

9:30am: Registration
10am: Clinic begins
1pm: Lunch
5pm: Clinic ends

Registration includes lunch, raffle, lesson book, instruction, and drumming session with Pulse Percussion.

If you have questions, please email Matthew Lackey, Executive Director.

Ireland Information

There is an Ireland Informational Meeting for all students, chaperones, and parents on Monday, February 12th, at 7pm in the band room.

If you haven’t already…

  • Join Travel Buddies Remind

    • Text to 81010 with the message, “@lchstrip” to join
    • All students, chaperones, and interested parents may join
    • Updated information prior to the trip and important information while in Ireland will be shared
  • Join the Google Classroom

    • Traveling students ONLY
    • Class Code: u8o5tcc
    • Upload a photo or scan of your passport (just the photo page)
  • Attend Meeting

    • February 12th at 7pm in the Band Room.
    • Rules, responsibilities, and packing issues will be discussed
    • Start planning your luggage (see below)

Uniform Packing List
For all students traveling… Please keep in mind that you must pack all uniform items in your luggage. Each student will be responsible for all pieces and parts of their uniform throughout the entire trip. (There will be no Mrs. M’s bag to offer missing pieces.)

  • Marching Band students will need to pack:

    • marching uniform
    • shako – in its box
    • marching shoes
    • black socks
    • black gloves
    • plume
    • gauntlets
  • Color Guard students will need to pack:

    • guard uniform
    • shoes
    • tights
    • hair and makeup needs
  • Orchestra students will need to pack:

    • Guys:

      • tux – jacket and pants
      • white shirt
      • red vest and red tie
      • black dress shoes
      • black socks
    • Girls:

      • concert dress
      • black dress shoes