Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer! End of school, start of summer is a great time. I hope we all get a chance to enjoy the summer, and relax, and not have to look a computer all day long. I’m looking forward to more time to actually talk to my kids and play games, instead of the small moments I get between emails and texts. I am sure some of that will still go on, but summer is always the best!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the awards ceremonies on Tuesday night! It’ll be a great way to celebrate the end of a great, but unusual, year. See you all there!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! Thank you all for what you do in all our lives!

Next week we will be holding our annual awards ceremony in a most unusual way. We will send out all the details at the beginning of next week and we hope to see you all at our awards presentation on Tuesday, May 19th.

Have a great week and great job with everyone keeping up on all the preparation for next year.

2020 Show Reveal & Marching Spartans Meeting

In an effort to be normal and optimistic about the future, we are going to be meeting on Monday night to discuss and answer all the questions you might have for the 2020-21 Marching Band season and beyond.

At the meeting you will see all that the program offers, calendar of events, and be present for the show reveal for the 2020 Marching Season. It’s a great time to get together and look positively to the future, a future I hope includes a marching band season.

So come join a mega zoom meeting at 7pm and be ready to find out all you can about the instrumental program. If you have questions during the meeting, please use the google form to ask you questions. I’ll be able to answer them in a less chaotic manner. Looking forward to seeing you all there on Monday.

(Zoom meeting details and google form for asking questions below.)

Show Reveal Meeting Info

Here are all the details you need for the zoom call on Monday:

Marching Band and Color Guard informational meeting discussing the program, calendar, etc. Will talk about how we are operating in this COVID environment And the show reveal for hopefully the 2020 Fall Marching Season.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/93407810001?pwd=SkMvTzVteW5aeC9HSUNxUUwxWWNnZz09

Meeting ID: 934 0781 0001
Password: 2R9Yhv

People will be placed in a waiting room and then be admitted into the room at the start of the meeting. Keep your mic muted to help with hearing the presentation.

Google form to ask questions, CLICK HERE.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

As we all are getting used to distance learning, zoom meetings, webinars, video assignments, and finding out how a house can suddenly feel four times smaller each day, I am still excited by the work being done by all our musicians to continue to be better musicians and students. It’s an insane situation, but we are fortunate for the time we have to build our individual skills and creatively connect with each other in so many new ways.

Keep up the good work! Keep the hope alive that the end to this separation is closer than it appears! Keep smiling!

Have a great week!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I hope you are all safe and secure! In this crazy time, I hope we all can find those positive outcomes in our lives from this surreal moment in time. At the Stone house we are getting to slow down as a family during time we are normally running so fast we barely get to high five each other. Hopefully, you are finding the same. Don’t get me wrong, our house gets smaller by the day, but we are making the best of the situation.

In regards to moving forward in this environment, we will keep practicing, find ways to promote our musical spirit to others and work hard to make this new normal an efficient and effective way to be better musicians. In band, we are in the midst of leadership training and applications during this time as we prepare for next year. We will also be holding our show reveal in the coming weeks, as well as possibly having our fall season information meeting both via zoom or google meet. I would prefer to be in the same room with everyone, but these are the times we are in and we still have to move forward.

I hope you all take care, stay safe and keep trying to be better musicians. I am truly looking forward to the day we can all meet face to face once again.
Until then, keep working and we will all get through this together.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Concert this Wednesday night. You’ll get to see the fruits of all the hard work the students have been putting in to make great music.

Also, New York meeting Monday night. Come find out all the info for the trip.

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

Looking forward to some great Dinner Show concerts coming up. 7/8 will be shining brightly on February 1st, while 9-12 shows their musicianship on February 22nd.

Thank you all for the help and support in making these great events successful! See you all this weekend!

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

What a great time on Friday for the Marching Spartans! Marching down Main St. in Disneyland is always a highlight for me every time we get the chance to do it. Looking forward to the Orchestra’s performance this week at California Adventure! I’m sure it’ll be magical! Have a great week!