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

Volunteers Needed

9-12 Band/Guard

Friday Night Football Games:

Parents are needed to help cover bleachers, set-up water, plume, gauntlet, and push equipment at the game Friday night.

If you are interested in helping, please let Shannon Berry or Genna Kern know.

We will meet in the band hallway at 6pm. Please join us!

Ayala Field Show Competition – Saturday, October 12th

Click here to sign up.

7/8 Band Parents

We will need several helpers to serve the Pizza Dinner to all 7/8 and 9-12 students prior to the football game on Friday evening, September 6th.

If you are available and willing, please contact Nadia Ali. We will start setting up at 5pm.

Volunteers Needed – Marching Spartans

L.A. County Fair Parade

Parents are needed to help plume, gauntlet, set up water, etc. at the Los Angeles County Fair Parade on Wednesday, September 4th.

You may ride the bus or meet us at the Fair. The bus will leave the high school at 11am. Parade prep time is at 3pm. Parade is at 5pm. The bus will return to LCHS at 8:30pm.

If you are available and willing, please contact Sandy Miller. You’ll receive free entry to the Fair, yummy food, and appreciative students! What could be better?

Volunteers Needed: Uniform Fittings

UPDATE: While we will still need volunteers… The dates of the fittings are postponed due to the Band Room not being ready. We will update as soon as we have the new dates.

Uniforms will arrive back on Monday, August 12th.

We will start uniform fittings on Tuesday, August 13th at 3pm for Seniors and Juniors.

Thursday at 3:30pm, we’ll fit Sophomores and Freshmen. We’ll hopefully be moved back to the Band room by then — so keep your fingers crossed.

If you are available to help fit uniforms – it’s easy, no experience or sewing required – but maybe a little ironing… Please let Sandy know via email or at 626-318-9533. The more helpers we have, the quicker the fittings go.

Marching Spartans Information Update

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

Registration

Click for Online Registration

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.

Volunteers Needed

Family BBQ/Preview Night

We will need several helpers to help setup and serve at the Family BBQ on Friday, August 9th. Please contact Nadia Ali, our Special Events Coordinator, and let her know if you can help. Setup time will be at 4pm in front of the North Gym.

Uniform Fittings

Uniforms will arrive back on Monday, August 12th. We will start uniform fittings on Tuesday, August 13th at 3:30pm for Seniors and Juniors, and on Thursday, August 15th at 3:30pm for Sophomores and Freshmen. We’ll hopefully be moved back to the Band room by then, keep your fingers crossed.

If you are available to help fit uniforms – it’s easy, no experience required and no sewing required – but maybe a little ironing… Please let Sandy know. The more helpers we have, the quicker the fittings go.

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.

Weekly Schedule – 5/20

Monday, May 20th

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop

Tuesday, May 21st

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Percussion Workshop
  • 7pm: 9-12 Orchestra Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • 8pm: 9-12 Band Awards (Parents welcome!)
  • (7/8 Awards will be presented during the school day)

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return

Friday, May 24th

  • Zero Period: Instrument Rental Return
  • Marching Band & Guard: Take uniforms, equipment, and instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.
  • 7/8 Band: Take instruments home after school. Return them Tuesday.

Sunday, May 26th

Jazz Band in the Park

  • 5pm: Call time at the High School
  • 6pm: Performance, Memorial Park

Monday, May 27th

Fiesta Days Celebration

Service (9-12 Band)

  • 8:15am: Call Time at LCE
    • Enter the playground from the La Canada Blvd. side
    • Leave cases in the car – we won’t be returning to LCE
    • Full Uniform – no shako/gloves
    • Sunscreen!
  • 9am: Memorial Park Service
  • Proceed to parade staging after service ends

Parade (7/8 Band, 9-12 Band, 9-12 Color Guard)

  • 10am: 7/8 Band Call Time at the parking garage at the corner of Foothill and Cornishon
    • Band T-Shirt and Shorts
    • Leave cases in the car, we will not return to staging area
    • Sunscreen!
  • 10:30am: Parade Start

We need four cases of water bottles dropped off at Memorial Park on Monday Morning prior to the service. Please let Sandy know if you’re able to provide.

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Bring uniforms and instruments back to school.