Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

What a great Winter Retreat! It was the perfect mixture of fun, music learning, and nature!

Thank you to our wonderful chaperones Julia Dixon, Yvonne Lim, Rose Malmberg, and Julie Pao. Thank you to Robert and Brandon Torres for driving the truck with all our stuff. And thanks to all the students for coming and enjoying life!

Our annual Concerto Competition was held last Wednesday and there are four students who will be performing solos at the Concerto Concert in May. Congratulations go to:

  • Stephanie H., flute
  • Michael S., piano
  • Lisa T., violin
  • Anna Y., violin

Thank you to all the students who auditioned. You were all wonderful and I’m proud of each of you!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I love the idea that music is a common thread and binding element in all cultures. It brings people together, allows sharing of deep emotional moments or shallow fun that breaks through language barriers. It brings communities together and connects the members through a shared experience. There is no other force that can do so much for all of us. It doesn’t even matter if you are performing or if you are listening, everyone is a participant and everyone has an important role in making a musical moment. It truly is the best thing in the world! Hope you come and join in!

Weekly Schedule – 1/28

Monday, January 28th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 29th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 30th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 31st

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 5-9pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal

Friday, February 1st

  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting
    • Sheryl Madonna’s Home

Jazz Band Elementary Tour

  • 7am: Call time, load Truck
  • 7:30am: Depart LCHS
    • Order: PCY, PCR, LCE
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch in Montrose, bring money
  • 2:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload Truck

Dinner Show Information

February 9th!

Now is the time to become a sponsor and purchase your tickets (and be ready to bed on some silent auction items). Tickets will sell out, so please order now!

Please read on for more information… It’s a night you don’t want to miss! All the Instrumental Music Groups will perform. Please join us for music, fun, food, and friendship!


Sponsorships & Tickets

If you and your family are interested in becoming sponsors for the evening or if you know of a business that would be willing to become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Form or go online.

We have various levels of sponsorship and are accepting your donations now. All sponsorships include tickets to the show as well as raffle tickets. We thank you in advance for your donations!

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction becomes available on Tuesday, January 29th! Anyone can bid… Please feel free to share the link with your friends and family.

Silent Auction

Senior Tributes

If your student is a Senior this year, you will want to put an ad in the Dinner Show program. All senior parents will be contacted,

Deadline for submitting Senior Tributes is January 28th.

Senior Tributes


We need helpers throughout the evening to make this the best Dinner Show ever! Please find a time to volunteer that works for you.

Volunteer Sign Up

Dinner Show Raffle Tickets

Dinner Show Raffle Tickets will be available for sale starting Monday, January 28th. Please Note: These tickets are for the Dinner Show and are separate from the Booster Raffle Tickets.

Students are asked to help sell the tickets… All proceeds going towards the Dinner Show and the Instrumental Music Program.

Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Student Leadership will be setting up various selling locations in the community, so have your student sign up to help.


  • 1st: Top Secret!
  • 2nd: Drone
  • 3rd: PlayStation 4 (PS4)

Winter Guard Information


We’re excited for the season to begin! We have quite a few competitions this year, as well as a trip to Dayton for WGI Championships… Can’t wait!

This year the cost for the program will be $600 per student. This amount includes costs for competitions, instructors, uniform, new floor, food for lunches and snacks, and transportation to and from the competitions.

Checks should be made payable to “LCHS MPA” and placed in an envelope with your student’s name and group, and deposited in the black box in the band room. As always, if you have financial concerns and questions, please let Mr. Stone know.


If you are interested in helping out this season, we we will need bus riders, truck drivers, food planning/prep/serving… Please contact our Color Guard parent rep, Michele Jones.

WGI Championships in Dayton

As discussed at the parent meeting, we are in the process of putting all the pieces together for our trip to Dayton.

We will be flying from LAX to IND (Indianapolis) on Tuesday, April 2nd and returning on Sunday, April 7th. Prelims will be on Wednesday, April 3rd; semi-finals (if qualified) on Thursday, April 4th; and finals (if qualified) on Friday, April 5th. We will watch the World Class finals on Saturday evening.

We have the airline tickets, the hotel reservations, the rental vans, and will soon have the World Class finals tickets. The cost for the trip will be $1,300 per person. It will be an amazing experience for your student!

Payment plans can be arranged but please let Mr. Stone know what your plan will be.

Checks can be made payable to “LCHS MPA” and be placed in an envelope marked with your student’s name and group and deposited in the black box in the Band Room.

We will need a final count of parents and students NO LATER than February 1st! Please let Sandy know if you are planning on joining the group.

Dayton Chaperones/Drivers

We will need several parents to chaperone and drive the rental vans. Please let Sandy know if you are interested and willing to chaperone/drive and she will get you the necessary District paperwork to complete.


To help offset the costs we encourage your student to participate in the fundraising for the Instrumental Music Program. Currently, we have several fundraisers in progress:

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I always think that marching season is the busy time of year, but there is so much going on in the program now that I feel like this season rivals the marching season.

  • Dinner show preparations are underway. Please support our program to make this the best dinner show ever! I know I am looking forward to a fun night.
  • Orchestra is heading out to the winter retreat in the snow and I know they’re are all looking forward to a time to bond with each other through music and fun.
  • Drumline and Color Guard are busy learning their winter shows in anticipation of the season starting next month.
  • Jazz Band and Musical Orchestra are working hard to fine tune their music as they are working on hours of music for Club LC and the Musical “Mamma Mia!”
  • Symphonic Band, Advanced Strings, 7/8 Concert Band and 7/8 String Orchestra are working on Dinner Show and Festival music.

It’s a great time of year for music, learning, and fun. Thank you all for your support of this amazingly vibrant and active program.

See you at all the shows!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Well, it really does rain in Southern California… Sadly, last Thursday, the Orchestra was “rained out” of our Disneyland performance. Getting to spend the whole day at the park was a treat, though! A big thank you to our intrepid chaperones, Julia Dixon, Julia Jiao, and Yvonne Lim! Thank you to Robert and Brandon Torres for helping with the truck and the gear! And of course, thank you to Jason Stone who does all the paperwork and planning for this trip!

This week is a very big week! On Wednesday, after school, we will listen to students audition for our annual Concerto Concert in May. Good luck to each one of you! Then Friday, after school, up the mountain we go to our Winter Retreat! Please sign up to bring snacks for the students. They get so hungry and your snack donations really keep them going!

There is lots of great music to learn for the Dinner Show and Festival performances. Add to that our Chamber Music program and the STEP ensemble, “Camerata La Canada,” and we are full steam ahead! I hope everyone has a terrific week!