Wrapping Up the Year – Donations

It’s May… the last full month of the 2020-21 school year. How can that be? And as we come to the end, it’s time to wrap up all loose ends, consider a year-end donation to the program and look forward to next year.

Donations to help off-set costs of maintaining the program can be easily made by:

  • Paypal Link. Please indicate “end of year donation” in the memo section.
  • By Check made payable to “LCHS MPA.” Please note “end of year donation” in the memo section. Mail to P.O. Box 1307, La Cañada, CA 91011

Let’s finish the year strong and as always, we thank you for your continued support of the program!

Football Tonight!

Band and Guard have been cleared for the Flag Football Game (Juniors vs. Seniors) TONIGHT!

All Band/Guard students are now cleared to play their instruments at the game. If your student is interested and will feel safe and comfortable…

  • Call time is at 6:15pm in the Band parking lot. NO STUDENTS are allowed inside the band room!
  • Students to wear new band sweatshirt or dark colored jacket.
  • One-time-use mask will be given to students upon arrival that will be cut with a slit for the mouthpiece to be worn when playing.
  • Bring regular mask. (Regular masks will need to be worn over the cut mask when not playing.)
  • Pick-up will be around 8:30pm. NO after game hang-outs on campus are allowed!


LCHS can permit four people from each players’ immediate family to enjoy the flag football game. You must wear a face mask and be socially distant from those not in your household.

Please click on the link and sign-up if you are planning on attending. Do not ignore this step!

LCAP Presentation

Dear Music Parents Association,

Our district Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee is in the process of working on district-wide LCAP goals for the 2021-22 school year. The LCAP Committee would like to hear from you on these proposed DRAFT goals. Please listen to this brief video message from our Chief Technology Officer, Jamie Lewsadder.

After you have listened to this presentation, please complete this short survey by Monday, March 22nd letting us know if you have any feedback, suggestions, or comments. Thank you.


Karen Hurley and Jamie Lewsadder

Drumline Parent Meeting

Drumline Parent Meeting
Tuesday, March 16th
5pm – via Zoom

Mr. Stone and our Drumline staff will be there to share information, expectations, goals and plans. 8th graders welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Stone.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 865 5329 5058
Passcode: 411283

7-12 Instrumental Music Yearbook

New for the 2020-21 school year… the Instrumental Music Program yearbook!

This is not the entire school (Omega) yearbook, but a yearbook
just for the Instrumental Music Program!

  • 7-12 grades (for all groups & students in the program)
  • Hardback, 104 color pages
  • Cost will be ~$35
  • Individual Senior Pages (~$15) will be available

Included will be:

  • Disneyland trips
  • Ireland trip
  • Concerts
  • Winter Retreat
  • Parades
  • Football Games
  • Competitions
  • Festivals
  • 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 soon!

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 Parker with this amazing project, please email her and put “Yearbook” in the subject.

Let’s celebrate all the good we have experienced over the years with this fabulous yearbook. More info to follow in the coming weeks!

NY Trip Refunds and Vouchers

Refunds and Vouchers are in progress – you may have received your student’s already.

Here’s some information you may need to know:

  • If you canceled your 2020 NYC trip and didn’t roll over to the 2021 NYC trip, you received a $400 voucher to be used on future trips, and the balance of funds was returned to the participant.
  • If you were on the 2021 NYC trip, since it was cancelled, you will receive a $200 voucher to be used on future trips, and the balance of funds was returned to the participant. These refunds should have begun already and should be complete by the end of the week.
  • The vouchers are in the name of each participant on either of the trips. They can be used on future trips with Encore. Encores only stipulation is that only one voucher can be used for each participant.
  • Our thought when the vouchers came about last year, was to work out deals between those that have vouchers and are not going on the trip and those that are going on the trip and don’t have a voucher (For example, Student A has graduated and Student B is a new Freshmen. Student B purchases Student A’s voucher at face value). Hopefully we can get all the vouchers taken care off in this manner. I did have a family that offered their voucher to aid a future traveler, and that works out as well. As long as I have the name of the voucher holder and the name of the new traveler, the transfer is an easy move for Encore.
  • The voucher exchange, once complete, would then see that everyone would get a full refund. Please be patient with the process as our hope is to get everyone a complete refund through the exchange of vouchers.

In response to the the cancellation of the 2020 NYC trip, had the District cancelled the trip prior to the shut down, Encore would not have needed to give back as much as they did and each participant would’ve lost a large portion of the cost of the trip, rather than getting it all back. It was more advantageous to our position to let the shut down cancel the trip.