Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

This is the time of year that we get down to “brass tacks,” as the saying goes. Coming off amazing performances at the Dinner Show, we are “wood shedding” our music to be performed at the Festival Concert on March 13th and at our all-day Festival on March 15th. I warned the students that I was going to be “picky,” and they are being wonderfully cooperative. This bodes very well for more great performances at these upcoming concerts.

For those orchestra students going to San Diego, we will be performing the same festival pieces that we will have played the prior week. Our schedule has yet to be finalized, but I can tell you that we will leave, by charter bus, after school on Thursday, March 21st. We will stop on the way at the Irvine Spectrum where the students can get dinner, then continue on to San Diego, arriving at approximately 9pm. Friday, there will be two performances and we will cap off the day with a dinner cruise around San Diego. Saturday is a day for fun at Sea World with a dinner and awards celebration in the evening, returning home the next day, Sunday. If you have specific questions, please email me.

I hope all of you have a great week, full of accomplishments!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

As I was driving to go pick up my kids from school one day this past week, I saw a crossing guard, for lack of a better word, practicing his job. He was crossing absolutely no one. There was no one around, just him and the sign in the middle of the crosswalk. It made me laugh out loud and later think that this professional crossing guard is working at bettering his craft.

As musicians, as people, we should always be practicing and improving ourselves to be better and stronger at our chosen craft. As we spend the next weeks preparing for festival, we will all need to practice a bit alone, so that when we rehearse together, we will be at our best.

Have a great week!

Weekly Schedule – 2/25

Monday, February 25th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 26th

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

Wednesday, February 27th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 28th

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

Saturday, March 2nd

9-12 Winter Drumline Competition

  • Rancho Cucamonga High School, 11801 Lark Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
  • Tickets: $10
  • 8:45am: Call time, load truck
  • 9:45am: Load bus
  • 10am: Depart LCHS
  • 11:30am: Arrive Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • eat lunch, change into uniform
  • 12:19pm: Unload truck
  • 12:50pm: Warm-up pit & battery
  • 1:25pm: Full ensemble warm-up
  • 1:40pm: Pit moves to gate
  • 1:59pm: Pre-stage
  • 2:19pm: Performance!
  • 2:45pm: Load truck
  • 5:26pm: Scholastic A Awards
  • 5:45pm: Depart Rancho Cucamonga
  • approx. 7pm: Arrive LCHS, unload truck
  • approx. 8pm: Dismissal

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Thank you all for your support for the Dinner Show! It was such a great evening of music and community!

Winter Guard and Drum Line are off to an amazing start. Their hard work is being showcased at many local shows this month and next. Take time to go and support these amazing groups. Meanwhile, Orchestra is heading to San Diego to represent our program in a national festival. I am sure they’re going to be the toast of the festival. Good luck, Orchestra.

I love seeing all these groups progress and showcase themselves all over the state and country. It’s a tribute to their hard work that they are able to be recognized and compete at such high levels. I’m looking forward to seeing all these groups progress!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Some members of our orchestra got some exciting news this weekend. Lisa T., Alexis S., Trinity C., and Jared C. have qualified for the semi-finals of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition! This is a national competition for high school students. They sound fabulous and we wish them all the best!

Advanced Orchestra San Diego Information – TODAY

Payment Deadline is Tuesday, February 19th!

Registration needs to be completed ASAP so hotel rooms can be assigned and reserved. It will only take a few minutes…

Please follow these instructions to register your student:

  • Go to the the trip website
  • In the upper right-hand corner, click on “Register”
  • Enter Trip ID: 166087
  • Verify the school name/teacher
  • Select “student”
  • Enter all requested information
  • Read the Terms & Conditions, click “Accept”
  • If you prefer, download a copy to save and print
  • Submit your completed form

That’s it. Easy.

Payment info:

The cost of the trip is $525. Checks should be made payable to “LCHS MPA.” If your student has funds in their student account, they may use those funds for this trip payment.

If you don’t know the balance in your student’s account, please contact our treasurer, Marshall Bohannon and he will be happy to let you know.

Payment Deadline is Tuesday, February 19th!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Munday.

Weekly Schedule – 2/18

Monday, February 18th

  • No School

Tuesday, February 19th

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

Wednesday, February 20th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 21h

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

Winter Guard Competition Saturday

Now it’s onto Bakersfield… Maybe we’ll see some snow this weekend! 🙂 This is another WGI event, so there will be a prelims and a finals performance.

  • 6am: Call time, rehearse, load truck with props
  • 7:30am: Depart LCHS
  • 9:30am: Mira Monte High School
  • 10am: Warm up begins
  • 12:01pm: Prelims performance
  • –Watch other groups, eat lunch–
  • TBD: Warm-up for Finals performance
  • 6:15-7:19pm: Finals performance
  • Load truck
  • approx. 9:30pm: Return to LCHS, unload truck

Competition Location

Mira Monte High School
1800 South Fairfax Road
Bakersfield CA 93307


Prelims: $15
Finals: $18
Combo Ticket: $28
(cash only)


Color Guard Rep, Michele Jones, will send out info regarding food and snacks.

Please consider helping out at a competition by riding the bus and being a chaperone! It’s sometimes a really long day, but just watching your kids and their friends work together and perform makes it all worthwhile. Michele has sent out a google doc to all of you, so please take a moment to sign-up.

Looking forward to Saturday!