The Orchestra is working hard and recording music!
Sadly, our Fall concert will not be happening, as scheduled, this week.
The chamber music with small groups is going really well and is a wonderful learning experience for the students, and is turning into a long term project – which is amazing in an educational sense – and I really want the students to get the maximum out of this experience.
We are now in the editing process of our first recording of the Orchestra, Song of Storms, from the video game, “The Legend of Zelda.” The students chose the music, learned and recorded it, and now Henry Thuss from the Band is editing it for us. I can’t wait to see and hear it! We will share the link as soon as it is ready to go.
Have a great week!
Thank you all for your patience in trying to restart our in person regular rehearsals in small cohorts.
On Friday, the LCHS administration asked me to hold as the LA County Department of Health may be issuing changes that would effect the ability to hold these small cohort gatherings.
As more information is available, we will be reaching out to everyone for a large information meeting to present the protocols for rehearsals and answer any questions.
Thanks again for your patience as we try to navigate this situation.
First week of quarter two complete and we are working hard to finish up our marching season and we begin to transition into our concert season.
Lots of great music opportunities going on for the students to engage in and find something worthwhile to do during this challenging time. I know I have hit a few distance learning walls during this time, and being able to step up to a music project or even a home project around the house has made a huge difference in breaking down those walls. Students, choose to engage! It’s so easy to choose not to engage, but you’ll be so glad you when you are in the midst of a music project, or any project, and your happy meter soars!
Have a great week and be musical!
The theme for the 2020-2021 PTA Reflections contest is I Matter Because…
Starting NOW, we encourage you to explore the theme through one or more of the artistic genres listed below. Formal entry forms are available on the LCHS PTSA website.
Submissions are due to LCHS by 3:30 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020.
The PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
- Unleash creative talents and be inspired
- Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
- Experience the fun and joy of making art
- Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
- Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.
Encourage your student to create new art inspired by this year’s theme: I Matter Because…
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
Specific rules can be found here.
Questions? Please email Billie Melillo at email@example.com or 818-939-3215.
October 12th starts the opening of conditioning and training for many of our teams on campus. In discussing this with our LCHS administration team, here are the highlights:
- One coach/instructor per 10 students is considered a cohort
- Coach/Instructor can only work with one cohort
- Students are to be in one cohort only
- Training to take place outside. No access to the interior of buildings.
- There is a waiver to sign and health protocols in place each time the cohort comes onto campus to train.
What does that mean for Instrumental Music Programs?!?
As long as we follow the protocols and all students remain in masks while in a rehearsal, we can meet in-person, outdoors in small groups for those students and parents who are comfortable with in-person rehearsals.
Wind players playing their instruments is still not allowed at this time.
We will be assessing this new system this week and come up with a plan for the Instrumental Program groups that can meet (Drum Line, Color Guard, Orchestra).
Please be patient with us as we discuss the protocols that need to be in place to keep staff and students safe. We will have a plan soon. Once we have a plan, we will have a mandatory meeting for all parents and students to go over the plan and answer any questions.
Thanks again for your patience!
Monday, we are beginning the second quarter of the school year, and as of last Friday, I found out that Orchestra is eligible to go into cohorts of up to 12 students with one coach and practice chamber music! This is a really exciting development and we will be talking more about it very soon!
I can’t believe we are a quarter through the year. Thank you all for your hard work and persistence to continue to be engaged and making music. Keep up the great work! Have a great musical week!
Monday, October 12th – 7pm
This practice test is for ALL students. Students do not need to be music program or LCHS students, so invite your friends! (All students need to say they are registering for the “LCHS MPA Fundraiser”).
At $20, this is a GREAT deal for every student from Freshmen and Sophomores who want to exposure to the tests to Juniors and Seniors to take multiple times to prep for the actual tests, and to decide whether they test better on SAT or ACT.
All proceeds go to the Music Parents Association, so sign-up today!
October 17, 2020
Register by October 15th
9am to 1pm
Choose: ACT or SAT.
Price: $20 (Fundraiser for the LCHS Instrumental Music Program)
Location: Live online via Zoom. Registered students will receive an email two days before the test, including a test to download, answer sheets to print, and login instructions.
After registering, please email Jean Stroud with registered test taker’s name, and with the referring instrumental student. Please do this step so the instrumental music student can get credit for your registration.
If you have questions, please contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.