Championships – Parent Hotel Block

If you are thinking about traveling to Clovis for the WBA Championships in November, now is the time to reserve your room in the parent block of rooms! (Championships are November 22nd-24th.)

We have reserved a group of 10 rooms at Homewood Suites for parents. The group rate is $159/night. The band will be staying just across the driveway at Hampton Inn.

This year, you are able to reserve your room in the Parent Block online! Please follow the instructions below:

  • Booking Link
  • Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport/Clovis
  • Group Name: La Canada High School Band Parents
  • Arrival Date: 22-Nov-2019
  • Departure Date: 24-Nov-2019

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Miller.

Dayton Meeting

We will have a Dayton Trip Parent Planning Meeting right after the MPA meeting on Monday, September 9th at 8pm in the Band Room.

Please plan on attending. We need to start making the reservations for flights and hotels as soon as possible, and we want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with the plans.

We plan on sharing a lot of the details about the trip… You don’t want to miss it!

See you there!

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


  • 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


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.


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.”


  • 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


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.

NY Trip Information Meeting

Tuesday May 28th

7pm – Band Room

An informational meeting about the New York trip next Spring. All interested parents and students who will be in the 9-12 Band or 9-12 Orchestra in the 2019-2020 school year should attend.

The trip will be during Spring Break: April 4-8, 2020

Weekly Schedule – 4/1

Saturday, March 30th

  • 12:30pm: Load Truck at High School
    • Load props
    • Bring snacks or anything extra you don’t want to pack in the luggage

Tuesday, April 2nd

  • Please note: costume, shoes, headband, and anything needed for performance needs to be in your carry-on. Please follow Ms. A’s instructions.
  • 6:30am: Meet at high school for Dog Snigg
  • 6:45am: Load bus
  • 8am: Arrive at LAX/check in luggage
  • 10:25am: Fly to Indianapolis
  • 5:30pm: Arrive in Indianapolis
  • Dinner
  • Rehearsal
  • 11:30pm: Arrive in Dayton, OH
  • 12am: Lights out

Wednesday, April 3rd

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Rehearsal
  • 6:08pm (Ohio Time): Prelims performance
  • 2:45pm (California Time): Viewing party in the band room via livestream

Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th

  • Same as Wednesday

Saturday, April 6th

  • Watch Open Class and World Class Finals

Sunday, April 7th

  • 8am: Leave hotel, travel to Indianapolis
  • 10am: Arrive in Indianapolis, check in for flight
  • 12pm: Fly home
  • 1:45pm: Arrive at LAX

Dayton Details

Specific Details for the Dayton Trip:

Permission slip

Everyone must turn in a field trip form!

To/From LAX

  • To LAX (Tuesday): We will take a bus from the high school to LAX on Tuesday morning.
  • From LAX (Sunday): For the return trip on Sunday, you must pick up your student from LAX or make arrangements with another family for carpool. Please make sure your daughter is aware of the way she is getting home. We all need to be on the same page. Thanks for your help.

Flight Information

Rental Cars

We will be renting vans from Enterprise to transport the Guard from Indianapolis to Dayton, and then to rehearsal sites, meals, competition, and everything in between. Dr. Ewoldsen, Christy Stephen, Michael Stephen, and Sandy Miller have all been cleared by the District to drive students.

Rehearsal Site in Indianapolis

Franklin Central High School
6215 S. Franklin Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Contacts: Eric Kellison, Asst. Principal / Derek Ellinger, Assoc. Director of Bands


Fairfield Inn & Suites
305 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 331-9330

The hotel has asked that the girls use the make-up wipes in the rooms vs. the washcloths.

Finals Tickets

We have purchased tickets for World Class Finals on Saturday evening. We will pick them up and distribute on Saturday. All other events that we watch will be free with the wristband that we receive as a group upon check-in.

Spending Money

We suggest about $200 for food and souvenirs. Please talk to your daughter about your expectations and spending.


We will be pretty flexible when it comes to meals. We are not on a “tour type” schedule, but will need to be at rehearsals and performances on time. Please encourage your daughter to share her preferences.

It is a suggestion that the girls bring something to snack on during the flight since we leave at 10:25am and will land at dinner time. It’s about a four-hour flight… but please don’t pack any liquids!

Cell Numbers

Dr. Mark Ewoldsen (admin/certificated staff): 818-468-8346
Christy Stephen: 818-515-3265
Sandy Miller: 626-318-9533
Mr. Stone: 760-793-1575

Viewing Party

Mr. Stone will be in the band room starting at 2:45pm on Wednesday to livestream their performance. La Canada performs at 6:08 ET / 3:08 PT. Please join him and invite anyone else that might like to watch. If they move on, Mr. Stone will give details as to the next performance.

If you are not able to make it to the viewing party, but would still like to watch, you may subscribe to The website currently states that plans are as low as $12.50 (although we’re not certain what that includes) so check it out if you are interested.

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