Weekly Schedule – 9/16

Tuesday, September 17th

  • Deadline for 9-12 Band concert wear exchanges
  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, September 19th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5-7pm: 9-12 Orchestra Concert Wear Pickup
  • 5:30-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Friday, September 20th

  • Deadline to order LACO tickets
  • Deadline to order parent wear

7/8 Color Guard

This year we will be offering a 7/8 Color Guard! If you know of a 7/8 student who is interested, please invite them! They don’t have to be a current member of any of our groups, so bring a friend!

All students (boys and girls) interested will meet from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll gather in the band room and move to a practice location.

Our first practice will be this Tuesday, September 10!

Any questions? Please contact Mr. Stone.(jstone@lcusd.net)

Weekly Schedule – 9/9

This week continues 9-12 Jazz Band Auditions. See this post for more details.

Monday, September 9th

  • Gift Card Orders Due
  • 7pm: MPA Meeting
  • 8pm: Winter Drumline Dayton Trip Meeting

Tuesday, September 10th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, September 12th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal
    • Parent helpers needed to add silver chains to the shakos during rehearsal in the uniform room.

Friday, September 13th

  • 9-12 Band Concert Wear Fittings: 1st & 3rd periods.

Away Football Game

  • 5:15pm: Call time
    • Band shirts & jeans/shorts
  • 5:30pm: Bus Departs
  • 7pm: Game time
  • Approximately 10pm: Return to LCHS/unload

Weekly Schedule – 9/2

The week is 9-12 Jazz Band Auditions. See this post for more details.

Tuesday, September 3rd

  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 2nd

L.A. County Fair – 9-12 Marching Spartans

  • Students dismissed from classes at Break
  • 10:30am: Load truck/Bus
    • Gather items needed for parade:
      • Instruments
      • Uniform
      • Please wear lightweight shorts and band shirt under uniform.
      • Shako
      • Gloves
      • Long black socks
      • Marching Shoes
  • 11am: Depart LCHS
  • 12pm: Arrive at the Fair
  • 3:30pm: Meet back at the bus/Change into uniform/Warm-up
  • 4:30pm: Line up for parade
  • 5pm: Parade
  • 6pm: Back at bus/change/load truck
  • 7:30pm: Depart Fair
  • 8:30pm: Return to LCHS

Thursday, September 5th

  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Friday, September 6th

  • Advanced Orchestra Registration Due

Home Football Game – 7/8 Night!

  • 5pm: 9-12 & 7/8 Band Rehearsal in front of the North Gym
  • 5:30pm: Pizza Dinner served
  • 6:10pm: Front of North Gym
    • instruments
    • full uniform – 9/12
    • band shirts & jeans – 7/8
      • shirts will be distributed following dinner
  • 6:25pm: Tailgate performance
  • 6:45pm: Pre-game (both 7/8 & 9-12)
  • 7pm: Game time
  • approx. 8pm: Half-time performance
  • 7/8 students dismissed after half time
    • 7/8 Parents will need to pick-up their student back at the band room.
  • 9:30pm: Game over/change/go home

Weekly Schedule – 8/19

Monday, August 19th

  • 6:30pm: Parent meeting for all 7/8
  • 7:30pm: Parent meeting for all 9-12

Tuesday, August 20th

  • 3:15pm: 9-12 Band Uniform fittings for Seniors & Juniors
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Thursday, August 22nd

  • 3:15pm: 9-12 Band Uniform fittings for Sophomores & Freshmen
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal

Friday, August 23rd

Away Game – Marching Spartans

  • 5:15pm: Call time
  • 5:30pm: Load bus
  • 7pm: Game time
  • Approx. 10pm: Return to LCHS, unload, go home

Weekly Schedule – 8/12

Monday, August 12th

  • Gift Card Orders Due

Tuesday, August 13th

  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening Rehearsal
    • Please wear shorts, white t-shirt, cross-trainer shoes, hat.
    • Please bring water jug, instrument, music, pencil, and good attitude.

Thursday, August 15th – 1st Day of School!

  • 3:15pm (after school): String Instrument Rentals
  • 5:30-8:30pm: Evening Rehearsal

Friday, August 16th

  • 3:15pm (after school): String Instrument Rentals

Saturday, August 17th

  • 8am-12pm: Rehearsal

Weekly Schedule – 8/5

Monday, August 5th – Wednesday, August 7th

Band/Guard Workshops continue…

  • Wear/Bring:
    • Shorts
    • white T-shirt
    • Cross-trainer shoes
    • hat
    • water jug
    • instrument
    • music
    • pencil
    • good attitude
  • 8:30-11:30am: Rehearsal
  • 11:30am-1pm: Lunch break
  • 1-4:30pm: Rehearsal
  • 4:30-6pm: Dinner break
  • 6-10pm: Rehearsal

Thursday, August 8th

Band/Guard Workshops continue…

  • Class Registration Day for Seniors, Juniors, & Sophomores
  • 1-4:30pm: Rehearsal
  • 4:30-6pm: Dinner break
  • 6-10pm: Rehearsal

Friday, August 9th

Band/Guard Workshops continue…

  • Class Registration Day for Freshmen
  • 1-4:30pm: Rehearsal
  • 4:30-6pm: Dinner break (BBQ) for students
  • 5pm: Family BBQ begins
  • 6pm: Preview Night in LCHS Stadium
    • Join us for a preview of the first movement of the 2019 show!

Weekly Schedule – 7/29

Monday, July 29

Band/Guard Workshops

  • 1pm: Workshops begin. Please Bring:
    • Signed Field Trip & Handbook forms
    • Sunscreen
    • Water jug
    • Instrument
    • Music
    • Pencil
    • Smile
  • Please Wear:
    • good cross-trainer type shoes
    • shorts
    • white t-shirt
  • Approx. 4:30pm: break for dinner
  • 6-10pm: Rehearsal on the field

Tuesday, July 30th

Band/Guard Workshops

  • 1pm: Workshops begin. Please Bring:
    • Signed Field Trip & Handbook forms
    • Sunscreen
    • Water jug
    • Instrument
    • Music
    • Pencil
    • Smile
  • Please Wear:
    • good cross-trainer type shoes
    • shorts
    • white t-shirt
  • Approx. 4:30pm: break for dinner
  • 6-10pm: Rehearsal on the field

Wednesday, July 31st

BAND CAMP

  • 8:30am: Load buses
  • 9am: Depart LCHS
  • 10am: Arrive at Cal Poly Pomona, check in, unload truck
  • Shuttle driver returns bus riders and truck driver to LCHS
  • Rehearsal

Thursday, August 1st

BAND CAMP!

Friday, August 2nd

Return from Band Camp

  • 6:30pm: Shuttle driver, bus riders, & truck driver meet at LCHS and drive to Cal Poly Pomona
  • 7:45pm: Load buses
  • 8pm: Depart Cal Poly Pomona
  • 9pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, dismissal

Marching Spartans Information

All of these items need to be completed and returned PRIOR to Band Camp Departure on Wednesday, July 31st!

Please click on the link to fill out the registration, input the email you would like to use for communications, click the box to say you’d like to help and note the contributions necessary to make this program successful.

Thanks for your help and continued support of the Instrumental Music Program. We’re excited for the season to begin and can’t wait to work with your students (and you too!).

Note: forms and other information can be found here, for future reference.

Registration

Click for Online Registration

All registration links and donation forms are online for Marching Band and Color Guard. Please feel free to donate with a credit card or a check. You can also request financial assistance on the form as well. If you are paying by check, you can bring that with your paperwork. Make all checks payable to, “LCHS MPA.”

All parents/guardians of Marching Band and Color Guard students should fill out the form. The information will serve as our database to contact and inform you throughout the year.

Transportation donations for band and color guard are now given to the MPA. If you play a sport, then you need to pay into ASB’s transportation donation. Please do not pay ASB for Band and Color Guard’s transportation donation.

The donation sheet lays out the needed financial support to make our program work. 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.

We will be having a collection table by the Auditorium to help collect all the paperwork and donation checks beginning Monday, July 29th at 12:45pm. Please make all donation checks payable to “LCHS MPA.”

Handbook

  • Please read:  it has all the info and program requirements that you will want to know including grading, performances, and needed donations.
  • Please complete, sign, and return the Handbook Agreement Form.
  • Please put all the dates on your calendar — all the football games, concerts, competitions, etc. are on that list for the 2019-20 school year.

Field Trip Form

  • Please complete, sign, and return.
  • We will need an original signature on this form.

Note: The Handbook form and the Field trip form can be dropped off to Sandy at the District Office anytime Monday through Thursday from about 7:30am to about 4pm from now until July 29th. If not, please bring them the first day of workshops! We leave for Band Camp on July 31st, so there’s not much time to remember when we return.

Volunteers Needed in July

Uniform Fittings

Due to the uniforms not being back from the summer cleaning, we will fit uniforms prior to evening rehearsals on August 13th, 15th, and 20th.

Band Camp

We will need two bus riders and a shuttle driver to get the students to Band Camp at Cal Poly Pomona on Wednesday, July 31st. The shuttle driver will need to follow the buses to Band Camp and then bring the bus riders and truck driver back to LCHS. We will leave at 9am on Wednesday, July 31st, and return around 11:30am. The shuttle driver should have a car/van that seats an additional four adults.

Note: We NEED a shuttle driver and bus riders TO band camp, and bus riders for the RETURN trip!

We will need the same number of adults on the return trip coming back from Band Camp on Friday, August 2nd. Adults will need to meet at LCHS at 6:30pm, and return to campus around 9pm.

If you have never been to Band Camp, now is the time to check it out and see where your student will be spending their time.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the above, please let Sandy Miller know.

Band Camp – July 31st-August 2nd

Band Camp

July 31st – August 2nd

Overnight

Band Camp is July 31st, August 1st, and August 2nd. We stay overnight at Cal Poly Pomona. We will be departing LCHS at 9am on Wednesday, July 31st, and will return on Friday, August 2nd around 9pm.

Students need to bring the following items to band camp:

  • Clothes
  • Bathing Suit
  • Hat
  • Good Cross Trainer Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Your Instrument
  • Music
  • Drill
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Lyre
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sun block
  • Water Bottle (Mandatory, thank me later)
  • Props for “Talent Night”
  • Cell Phone to call your parents and tell them how much you love and miss them.

Do NOT even think of bringing:

  • TVs
  • Video Game Systems
  • Laptops

All your items must fit in ONE BAG since we are limited on space. And yes, it is possible to fit it in one bag.

While at band camp we will be working hard to begin the long process of learning and perfecting our show. It is vital for everyone to attend and participate to the fullest. We will also be having a lot of fun during and outside of rehearsals as well. It will be a great beginning to our show.