Weekly Schedule – 3/25

Monday, March 25th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 26th

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

Wednesday, March 27th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, March 28th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: 7/8 Winter Drumline Rehearsal (go home after for a bite, return at 7pm to help move equipment)
  • 5-7pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-7pm: 9-12 Winter Drumline Rehearsal
  • 7pm Begin moving equipment
  • 7:30pm: Winter Friends & Family Show
    • Winter Guard, 7/8 Winter Drumline, 9-12 Winter Drumline to perform
    • Winter Guard: Full uniform
    • 9-12 Winter Dumline: Full uniform
    • 7/8 Drumline: Black Tshirt, blue jeans
    • South Gym
    • Free admission!
  • After Show: Winter Guard Dayton Trip Parent Meeting

Friday, March 29th

9-12 Drumline Competition – SCPA Prelims

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  • 10:43am: Load truck during 3rd period
    • Students will eat their lunch at their regular lunch period
  • 12pm: Load Bus
  • 12:10pm: Depart for CSUSB
  • 1:40pm: Arrive at CSUSB – Change into uniform
  • 2:24pm: Unload
  • 3:04pm: Warmups pit and battery (Lot K)
  • 3:30pm: Full ensemble
  • 3:50pm: Pit packs up and departs for gate
  • 4:14pm: Pre-stage
  • 4:24pm: Perform
  • 4:40pm: Load truck
  • 5:30pm:  Watch groups
  • 6:50pm: Dinner
  • 7:40pm: Awards
  • 8:20pm: Load bus
  • 8:30pm: Depart back to LCHS
  • 9:15pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck
  • Tickets: $20
  • More Show Information
  • Map
  • Parking tip: At last weekend’s WGI Championships, CSUSB charged $3 to park in the structure (you had to purchase a day permit). You can park in Lot N for free. Just a head’s up.

Winter Guard – Dayton Trip Meeting

After the Friends & Family show on Thursday, we will have a brief parent meeting regarding the Dayton trip. (We leave one week from Tuesday!)

We’ll have all the info for you, so please be there.

We fly out of LAX and were thinking a carpool would be a good idea. Check your calendars now to see if you can volunteer to either drop off at LAX on Tuesday, April 2nd (flight departs at 10:25am) or pick up at LAX on Sunday, April 7th (flight lands at 1:45pm). Let’s discuss on Thursday.


Friends & Family Show – Thursday!

Winter Friends & Family Show
Thursday, March 28th
7:30pm – South Gym

This Thursday is our Friends & Family Show. The 7/8 Winter Drumline, 9-12 Winter Drumline, and Winter Guard will perform their shows!

Please invite everyone you know… This is our only “home” performance and your students have really worked hard to put these shows together! Please have your students invite their teachers… Many staff at the high school have no idea what a Winter Guard or Winter Drumline show is – This is a great time to let them know!

These are full performances in full attire… just as in a competition. There is a possibility that snacks may be served following the performances…

Hope to see you there!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Congratulations to all our active groups this past week!

A huge trophy was brought home by our Orchestra from a festival in San Diego for what we all knew already, that we have the best orchestra around.

Color Guard performed beautifully in their last competition before heading to Dayton and World Championships.

Our Marching Band helped dedicate the new City Hall this past week with great music to add to this meaningful community event.

In all these events, the students, staff, and parents of our Instrumental Music Program stepped up and represented La Cañada fantastically to all who attended. It makes me proud that we have such an amazing program of amazing people. Thank you all for your help and support at each of these events.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

Congratulations, Orchestra, on a wonderful weekend in San Diego! At every juncture of the weekend you performed and behaved like ladies and gentlemen, and I am incredibly proud of you!

A million trillion thanks to Yvonne Lim, chaperone extraordinaire!

All I can say is thank you to students, parents, and my colleagues. You all are the best!

Drumline & Color Guard – Payments Due

Just a friendly reminder that all payments for 7/8 Drumline ($50), 9-12 Winter Drumline ($500), and Winter Guard ($600 season & $1300 Dayton trip) are now due.

Please make checks payable to “LCHS MPA” and put in an envelope marked with your student’s name and group, and placed in the black locked box in the band room.

The Boosters fundraising money has now been deposited in the students’ accounts. Please contact Marshall Bohannon if you would like to use the funds in your student’s account.

City Hall Event – 3/19


The 9-12 Marching Spartans (Winds & Percussion) have been invited to participate in the Dedication Ceremony of the new City Hall TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 19!

Call time is 4:45 p.m at the new City Hall in the Town Center. Please bring your instrument, music and stand, if necessary.

Dress is your black show shirt.

Performance is at approx. 5:15 p.m. and finished at approx. 5:45 p.m.

The Band Room will be open to get instruments because 7/8 Drumline has rehearsal.

Please meet at City Hall and look for Mr. Myers when you arrive.

Advanced Orchestra San Diego Details


Thursday, March 21st

  • Bring luggage to school, keep in the band room during the day.
  • After school: Meet in the band room, parents bring luggage if not brought to school in the morning
  • 3:45pm: Load bus with instruments and luggage
  • 4pm: Leave LCHS
  • Approx. 6-7pm:  Irvine Spectrum, dinner
  • Approx. 9pm: Arrive Crowne Plaza San Diego

Friday, March 22nd

  • 7:30am: Hotel breakfast
  • 8:30am: Load bus – concert wear
  • 8:40am: Depart for Cuyamaca College
  • 9:40am: Group warm-up
  • 10:15am: Group performance
  • 10:50-11:30am: Listen to other festival performances
  • 11:30am: Box lunch
  • 12:30pm: Depart to UCSD
  • 1:30-3pm: AIM Experience – regular clothes
  • 3:30pm: Bus departs to hotel
  • 6:30pm: Bus departs to flagship cruises for dinner cruise in the San Diego harbor.
    • Suggested dress code: nice or business casual. No shorts, hoodies, or flip flops.
  • 10:15pm: Bus departs to the hotel

Saturday, March 23rd

  • 8am: Hotel breakfast
  • 9:30am: Bus departs to Balboa Park
  • 11am-12pm: Listen to San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • 12:15pm: Bus departs to Sea World via lunch stop
  • 7pm: Sea World Dinner Buffet served in the Nautilus Pavilion
  • 8:15-9pm: Awards Ceremony at Mission Bay Theatre
  • 9:15pm: Bus departs for hotel

Sunday, March 24th

  • 8am: Hotel breakfast
  • 9:15am: Load bus with instruments and luggage
  • 9:45am: Bus departs for Sea World
  • 12:30pm: Bus departs to LCHS via lunch stop
  • Approx. 3-3:30pm: Arrive at LCHS

Packing List:

  • Instrument, Music: Barber, Brahms- in binder
  • Concert clothes, black nice shoes, black socks
  • Orchestra Sweatshirt
  • Nice clothes for Dinner Cruise
  • Light wrap for Dinner Cruise
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, Sea World goodies

Code of Conduct

Rooming list

WorldStrides Itinerary

Map of Cuyamaca College

Weekly Schedule – 3/18

Monday, March 18th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 19th

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

Wednesday, March 20th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, March 21st

Friday, March 22nd

7/8 Elementary Tour – Band & Orchestra

  • 7:15am: Call time for both 7/8 Band & 7/8 Orchestra
    • Dress is Band/Orchestra Tshirt, jeans/shorts
  • Performances at PCR, PCY, LCE
  • 11:30am: Pizza Lunch in Memorial Park
  • 3pm: Return to LCHS, Unload

Saturday, March 23rd

Sunday, March 24th

Winter Guard Competition

  • A separate email with specific itinerary sent to Winter Guard families
  • 4:13pm: Performance Time
  • Los Osos High School, 6001 Milliken Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Congratulations to all our performing groups doing an amazing job at Festival this past Friday. You represented our music program and school so well. Also, a big thank you to all the parent volunteers who gave of their time to make the festival a tremendous success. We received so many positive comments about our festival and how enjoyable the experience was. A final, gigantic thank you to all the students who made the festival run so smoothly. You all were such a shining example of professionalism and class throughout the entire day. Thank you for your awesomeness!