Auditions for SCSBOA Honor Groups

SCSBOA is committed to reconnecting students to music and each other even though it will be different from previous years. SCSBOA has released information and instructions for their virtual auditions for Middle School, High School Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band.

Any student is welcome to audition. Please follow the instructions as posted on the website. The deadline for audio/application submissions is due on February 5th!

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Pak Sisters Create Service Organization

Two of our very own students, Victoria Pak (Freshman) and Elizabeth Pak (7th grade), have created a service organization called “MusicTogether.”

From their website

MusicTogether is an organization that promotes community service through music… Our goal is to spread music and connect virtually to anyone who might be feeling anxiety and pain that these times might bring. If we can help people feel happy and momentarily forget about troubles, why not do it now?

Check out the website.

Thank you Victoria and Elizabeth for sharing this exciting news with us!

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

No pandemic is going to keep the Orchestra away from its annual Winter Retreat! This past week, we convened the 2021 Virtual Winter Retreat with sectionals, rehearsals, and group activities but without snow or s’mores. Not the same, but still fun!

Orchestra sweatshirts are here, so students should contact Kartik Aron or Andrew Chi for pick-up, if you have not already done so.

Thank you, students, who show up every day. You inspire me!

In-Person Rehearsals Suspended

On Wednesday, January 13th, the School Board voted to suspend in-person athletic conditioning until further notice. This was done from recommendations from the LA County Department of Health.

Our Winter Guard and Drum Line in-person rehearsals fall under the athletic conditioning umbrella, so we will be suspending those rehearsals until further action from the School Board.

Thanks for your patience in this effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. We hope to be back in-person soon!

2nd Semester Budget Update

The 2020-21 school year has been unique, to say the least. But teachers and students are adapting as best as they can and music is being created in new, different, and creative ways.

As we begin 2nd semester, we are usually planning for the Dinner Show – our biggest fundraiser of the year – another event that is not possible this year.

We are hard at work budgeting and continuing our existing fundraisers to support our winter/spring programs.

Please remember to eat at Doña Maria’s on Sundays (they have been a great partner), inform students you know of the SAT/ACT prep tests, and promote the Booster Raffle! The students have contributed with sweatshirts, Go Fund Me, and bake sales so far this year! Even a one-time donation to the program is great!

Thank you for your continued financial support of our program! The Instrumental Music Program receives minimal district funding and we rely heavily on your generous hearts and keen investment in your child’s musical experience.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Rest! I love this time of year because it’s one of those times of year I feel most rested and relaxed (Summer is the true winner in that category!). A Monday off here and there during the next few months makes all the difference for me. Make sure you all take some time to rest! Have a great week!

7-12 Instrumental Yearbook

New for the 2020-21 school year…

Deb Parker is putting together a yearbook of the students from when they started in 7th grade until now. It will be 104 pages and color with a hardback cover. It will be reasonably priced (think ~$35 but we will let you know as soon as we firm up the budget) and we will offer senior pages to our senior families for a very reasonable cost (think ~$10-$15 a page).

It will include pictures from Disneyland, Ireland, Retreats, Concerts, Competitions, Parades, Football Games, 7/8 Night and more.

Please start gathering your digital images from the Fall of 2015 to now for uploading to Google Drive. A link with folders will be coming your way and probably some nagging emails from Deb.

We are looking for pictures of kids in groups of two or more, preferably with all faces visible!

If you are interested in helping Deb, email her and put, “Yearbook” in the Subject. Just because this past year has been bad, it doesn’t mean our memories have to be. Let’s celebrate all the good we have experienced over the years with this fabulous yearbook. More info to come…

California All-State Honors…

Students from across the State of California auditioned for the California All State Ensembles. Selected students will participate in various Masterclasses as well as Virtual Concerts. This year, LCHS had three students selected for these ensembles.

Victoria Pak was selected to participate in the All-State High School String Orchestra! She participates in Advanced Orchestra as a violinist.


Elizabeth Pak was selected to participate in the All-State Junior High School Orchestra! She participates in the 7/8 Orchestra as a violinist.


Kaylee Kim was selected to participate in the All-State High School Wind Ensemble! She participates in the HS Marching Band and Concert Band as a flutist.


Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

It’s been wonderful to get back to class and see the students again! We are working on musical techniques that will help everyone improve on their instruments. We continue to explore interesting aspects of musical history and performance. Thank you for all that you do as parents to support your children and their love of music!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I’m looking forward to a great week of music making and musicianship building. I think in our time apart, looking at our foundations in music is extremely important to our growth as individuals and as a program. Keep up the great work! Practice! Practice! Practice! Have a great week!