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

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.

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.

Weekly Schedule – 2/3

Tuesday, February 4th

  • 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 5th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, February 6th

  • 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
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee – Lynskey Home

Saturday, February 8th

Concert Drumline Competition – Colony

  • 2pm: Call time – Load truck
  • 3pm: Depart LCHS
  • 4pm: Arrive Colony HS, Unload truck
  • 5:50pm: Push to gate
  • 6:21pm: Performance
  • 6:30pm: Load truck/dinner
  • 7:35pm: Watch shows
  • 9pm: Awards
  • 9:30pm: Depart Colony HS
  • 10:30pm: Arrive at LCHS, Unload truck

Location:
Colony High School
3850 E. Riverside Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761

Tickets: $10

7/8 Rehearsals

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th, we will have a Combined Rehearsal with 7/8 Band and 7/8 Orchestra during zero “0” period to prepare for the Dinner Show on Saturday, February 1st.

Please have your student arrive on time and be ready to rehearse at 7:30am.

Any questions? Please contact Mr. Myers.

Weekly Schedule – 1/27

Monday, January 27th

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

Tuesday, January 28th

  • 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
  • 8pm: Winter Guard Parent Meeting

Wednesday, January 29th

  • 6:30-9pm: Jazz Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 30th

  • Deadline to Register for Practice Test Fundraiser
  • 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, January 31st

  • Last day to purchase 7/8 Dinner Show tickets at reduced rate.

Saturday, February 1st

  • SAT/ACT Practice Test Fundraiser, if you registered.

7/8 Dinner Show

  • 6pm: Call time at La Canada Presbyterian Church
    • Concert Wear
    • Bring instrument & music
  • 6-7pm: Eat dinner
  • 7pm: Performers meet Mr. Myers in Chapel for warm ups
  • 7:30pm: All guests move to Chapel for concert
  • 7:45pm: Concert Begins
  • 8:30-9:30: Desert in the main hall

2020 Winter Guard Season

Welcome to 2020 Winter Color Guard! Welcome to our new members! It’s going to be a great year!

What is Winter Guard?

Winter Guard performs a show to pre-recorded music on a basketball court-size floor. We perform with flags, rifles, and sabers just as we did on the field during marching season.

Competition Dates

  • Saturday, February 29th: Monrovia HS
  • Saturday, March 7th: Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • Friday, March 20th: Golden Valley HS
  • Saturday, March 21st: Rancho Cucamonga HS
  • Friday, March 27th: Chino Hills HS
  • Saturday/Sunday, April 18th & 19th: Championships, location TBD

Rehearsals

We will have rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Costs

This year, costs for Winter Guard will be $600 per student. This includes instruction, competition fees, transportation and costume.

Additional costs may include shoes, gloves, undergarments and make-up.

Funds may be earned through the various fundraisers offered by the program and funds in student accounts may be used towards the costs of the program.

Financial Assistance is available. Please complete the Financial Assistance form.

Staff

Leticia Alcuran
Danny De Luna Martinez

Parent Rep

Michele Jones

Volunteers Needed

We will need volunteers for every competition to ride the bus and provide snacks for the students. Please consider helping, it’s a great experience!

Click here for volunteers sign-ups.

Parent Meeting

We will be having a parent meeting on Tuesday, January 28th at 8pm in the band room. Please join us and bring any questions you may have.