MPA Business and More

  1. As with all non-profits and families alike, this time has become somewhat financially stressful. Thank you all for your donations throughout this year, but we still have some obligations to cover moving forward. If you have outstanding donations due for Band, Orchestra, 7/8, Drumline, and/or Color Guard, please consider still contributing. We know that the seasons for some was cut short, but expenses still remain. Thank you.
  2. We would encourage each of you, the next time you shop online from Amazon – which is pretty often these days – to use AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a small percentage of each purchase to our Music Parents Association. (Look for La Canada High School Music Parents in the list.)
  3. Also, gift cards are another way to raise funds. All the information is below for purchasing them. Contact Ceci Nava if you have any questions.
  4. Booster Raffle Tickets are still available and can still be sold. Boosters are willing to still contribute the funds to our program for all tickets sold. Please contact Elizabeth Bohannon if you would like additional tickets.
  5. The New York trip has been rescheduled for March 5-9, 2021, provided we’re back to “normal” by then. Today is the deadline to fill out the google form. See this post for full information.

A Note from Mr. Stone

Thank you all who were at our festival concerts last night. It was a great night of music and I am so happy that we got to share what we’ve been working on for the last 3 months.

In light of recent events, I have to be the bearer of bad news. In accordance with public health recommendations about the coronavirus, La Canada Unified School District has requested that we look into the upcoming events for the next month. On top of that, the organizations that sponsor our outside events have also taken these same recommendations and have made some announcements as well. SCSBOA (our festival sponsor), WGI (Guard and Drum Line), SCPA (Drum Line) and WGASC (Color Guard) have all cancelled any remaining events for the rest of this season. This means that all drum line and color guard shows, as well as our festival next Friday, have been cancelled.

This is a sad and surreal situation which saddens me by the loss of such great events we had planned for our students. However I know that all of these organizations and our district treat our student safety as priority number one and that is where all these decisions are rooted. While we all are grieving the loss of the events, which is completely normal, we also have to act for the greater good in this moment.

What does that mean for the rest of our year? As this is a dynamic situation, I can’t predict the future beyond Spring Break at this time, but I do know we will continue to teach, learn, grow and challenge each other to be better musicians, performers and friends.

We will try to keep you up to date on all instrumental rehearsals and events as we find out new information. Please be patient with us and the speed in which we send out our statements and information since we are trying to make sure we are separating the truths from the rumors.

Thank you all for your support in this wild and uncertain time.

Jason Stone
Director of Instrumental Music

Winter Drumline/Dayton Fees

Dear Winter Drumline Families:

So sad to see the Winter Drumline season end so suddenly, especially after our students have been working so hard in anticipation of competing at Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, we spent many hours planning all the logistics for this trip and are now spending many hours undoing all that hard work and we are working on getting refunds from WGI and Southwest Airlines as the MPA has already paid for the flights and the event registration and tickets for our students.

Regarding Dayton Trip refunds to parents, we have families that have paid in full or partially for the Dayton, Trip. We would like to offer the following options in terms of reimbursement.

  • The amount you paid will be moved to your student’s account for future contributions and trips for the program.
  • We can reimburse you directly with a check for amount you paid to date for Dayton, Ohio trip.
  • Apply part of the reimbursement to cover your student’s contributions of $500 for the Winter Drumline program and reimburse to you the remainder.

We have many students who have not paid the $500 contribution for this season. We can apply part of your reimbursement to offset those dues. Please keep in mind that although our season is ending early, we have incurred most of the costs of the program. This includes the instructor costs, new uniforms, registration fees, new stage floor, new props, transportation, and equipment. While we are asking each family to pay $500 per student for the season, this does not cover the full cost of the Winter DL program to the MPA. Therefore, we appreciate your support and contributions to support not just Winter Drumline but the Instrumental Music Program overall.

Additionally, for those families who have not paid for Dayton and have not paid for the Winter Drumline program, we ask that you please send in a check for $500 made out to “LCHS MPA.” The checks can be dropped off in the black lockbox in the band room or mailed to:
LCHS MPA
P.O. Box 1307
La Cañada, CA 91012

If you cannot remember what you have paid with regard to the Dayton Trip and Winter DL contribution please reach out to the MPA Treasurer, Marshall Bohannon and he can email you your student balance to date. Please put “Winter Drumline Contributions” in the subject line.

Thank you for your continued support of the LCHS Instrumental Music Program.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Bohannon
LCHS MPA Board President
Mobile: 818-257-1210

New York and Dayton Trips Cancelled

As many of you already know, both the NYC trip and the Dayton trip were cancelled today. We are very sorry as our students have worked very, very hard for both of these trips and were really looking forward to performing and competing.

We know you have many questions regarding the trip payments and we are working on solutions for both trips. We will provide an update in a few days once we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the LCHS Instrumental Music Program.

Elizabeth Bohannon
MPA President
Mobile: 818-257-1210

Weekly Schedule – 3/9

Monday, March 9th

  • Gift Card Orders Due
  • 7pm: MPA Meeting – Band Room
  • 8pm: NY Trip Meeting – Band Room

Tuesday, March 10th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 11th

Festival Concerts

  • 6:15pm: Call time for 7/8 Orchestra
    • Concert Wear, per Mr. Myers’ instructions
  • 6:30pm: Call time for 9-12 Orchestra
    • Concert Wear
  • 7pm: Orchestra Concert Begins
  • 7:15pm: Call time for 7/8 Band
    • Concert Wear, per Mr. Myers’ instructions
  • 7:30pm: Call time for 9-12 Band
    • Concert Wear
  • 8pm: Band Concert Begins

Thursday, March 12th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Weekly Schedule – 3/2

Tuesday, March 3rd

  • 3:30-4:30pm: Volunteers Stuff Envelopes
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 4th

  • Raffle Tickets Distributed
  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, March 5th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, March 7th

Winter Guard – Rancho Cucamonga Competition

  • 12pm: Meet at Band Room
  • 2:45pm: Load bus
  • 3pm: Depart LCHS
  • 4pm: Rancho Cucamonga HS, unload
  • 6:43pm: Performance Time
  • 9:15pm: Awards
  • 9:45pm: Depart Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • 10:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload, go home

Location:

Rancho Cucamonga High School
11801 Lark Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Tickets: $15

Volunteers Needed: Please click on the link and signup. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Jones.

Concert & Marching Drumline – Temescal Canyon Competition

  • 9:15am: Call time for rehearsal
  • 11:30am: Load truck
  • 12:30pm: Load bus, depart LCHS
  • 2pm: Arrive Temescal Canyon HS
  • 4:04pm: Performance Time – Marching
  • 4:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:22pm: Performance Time – Concert
  • 7:40pm: Load truck
  • 8:15pm: Watch shows
  • 9pm: Awards
  • 9:30pm: Depart Temescal Canyon HS
  • 10:30pm: Arrive LCHS, unload truck, go home

Location:

Temescal Canyon HS
28755 El Toro Rd.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Tickets: $10

Volunteers Needed: Please click on the link to signup. If you have any questions, please contact Dino Lorenzana.

Weekly Schedule – 2/24

Monday, February 24th

  • 6:30-9pm: Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 25th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 26th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 27th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, February 29th

Winter Guard Competition – Monrovia High School

  • 2:30pm: Meet at Band Room
  • 4pm: Load bus
  • 4:30pm: Depart LCHS
  • 5pm: Arrive Monrovia HS, unload
  • 7:31pm: Performance time
  • 9:15pm: Awards
  • 9:45pm: Depart Monrovia
  • 10:05pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload, go home

Location:
Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Tickets: $15

Volunteers Needed: Please click to sign-up. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Jones.

21st Annual Dinner Show Copy

21st Annual Celebrate Music Dinner Show & Fundraising Gala

Saturday, February 22nd

La Canada Country Club

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION!

The 9-12 Dinner Show will be held at the La Canada Country Club on Saturday, February 22nd and will begin at 5:30pm.

A delicious dinner, silent auction, live auction, and performances by each of our 9-12 groups. It’ll be a great evening of food, friendship, and fantastic music. Please join us!

Tickets are $100 adults, $35 students, $25 for performing students, and $15 for the After Party.

All persons attending the Dinner Show must purchase a ticket. Please pre-purchase… Walk-in tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will NOT guarantee a seat.

Sponsorships

Please consider becoming a sponsor to the Instrumental Music Program… It’s a donation to the best program on campus! It’s not too late to purchase a sponsorship (however, you will not receive recognition in the program) and it’s the only way to have reserved seating!

Sponsorship levels include:

Guardian – $1500
8 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
40 raffle tickets

Benefactor – $1000
6 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
20 raffle tickets

Patron – $500
4 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
10 raffle tickets

Sponsor – $300
2 reserved dinner tickets;
Jazz Band after party;
5 raffle tickets

Supporter – $150
1 reserved dinner ticket;
Jazz Band after party;
2 raffle tickets

By becoming a sponsor, your seat will be reserved at the Dinner Show. This is the only way to reserve seats at the show.

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are available but they’re going fast! Cost is one ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

We have some great prizes and you don’t have to be present to win! So let’s get selling. All of these proceeds will go towards the fundraising of the Dinner Show.

Prizes

Grand Prize: DJI Mavic Mini Drone with Fly More Combo Package

2nd Prize: Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart & Super Smash Bros

3rd Prize: Air Pods Pro

Weekly Schedule – 2/17

Monday, February 17th

  • No School

Tuesday, February 18th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 19th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Lynskey Home

Thursday, February 20th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Saturday, February 22nd

Dinner Show

  • 10am: Load percussion/equipment in band room
  • 10:30am: Move Silent Auction items to Country Club
  • 11am: Set up at La Canada Country Club
  • 3:30pm: Sound set-up
  • 5pm: Volunteers arrive
  • 5:30pm: Doors Open
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Dinner is served for all performing students
  • 8pm: 9-12 Symphonic Band performance
  • 8:45pm: 9-12 Symphonic Orchestra performance
  • 9:30pm: Jazz Band After Party

Weekly Schedule – 2/10

Monday, February 10th

  • Gift Card Orders Due
  • 7pm: MPA Meeting – Band Room
  • 8pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Band Room

Tuesday, February 11th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-6pm: Winter Concert Percussion Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 12th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 13th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 3:30-5pm: Beginning Drumline
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • 6-9pm: Winter Marching Percussion Rehearsal

Friday, February 14th

  • No School
  • Last day for early bird Dinner Show Tickets
  • Last day for Senior Tribute purchases for Dinner Show
  • Last day for Sponsorship program recognition & advertising for Dinner Show

Saturday, February 15th

Concert & Marching Drumline Competition – Monrovia High School

  • 8am: Call time – rehearsal
  • 9:30am: Load truck
  • 10:50am: Depart LCHS
  • 11:20am: Arrive Monrovia HS, Unload truck
  • 1:37pm: Marching performance
  • 2pm: Load truck/lunch
  • 3:41pm: Awards for Marching Scholastic A
  • 4:49pm: Concert unloads
  • 6:49pm: Concert performance
  • 7pm: Load truck
  • 7:50-8:34pm: Watch shows
  • 9pm: Awards for Concert
  • 9:30pm: Depart Monrovia HS
  • 10pm: Arrive at LCHS, Unload truck

Location:
Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Tickets: $10

Volunteers: We need parents to help out at this competition. Please contact Dina Lorenzana and let him know if you’re available.