The Latest from the LCHS Instrumental Music Program

Mr. Stone’s Thought of the Week…

I love this week! Championship week is the best as I get to see our show grow and blossom into it’s finished form.

The students have been working hard and I’m excited for their show this weekend! Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday for the Friends and Family show! The more fans we have, the better we play! Have a great week!

Winter Retreat

It’s time to start thinking about the Winter Retreat! The dates will be after school on Friday, January 24th through Sunday afternoon, January 26th.

There will be lots of fun in the mountains, practice of upcoming Festival music, have special coaching sessions, lots of good food and snacks, and super fun times with your friends.

The cost is $325 per student. If you haven’t already paid, now is the time. Checks should be made out to “LCHS MPA,” and put in the black box in the Band Room.

If any parents would like to volunteer to chaperone, please contact Yvonne Lim.

Summer Opportunity

The Philadelphia Orchestra will host its 23rd Annual Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival for students ages 10 through college age. The camp is held on the grounds of Bryn Mawr College.

Programs include:

  • Symphony
  • Piano Studies
  • Solo Performance
  • Chamber Music
  • College Audition Prep
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera

Please check out the website for more details and dates. What an amazing opportunity!

Poinsettia Sales!

Our annual poinsettia fundraiser is underway! These are beautiful plants and are easy to sell.

For all plants that your student sells, they will receive $4 into their student account for all sales from November 1st through December 1st. Student account funds carry over from year to year, so start saving now for upcoming trips (in two years we’ll be doing an international trip), Disneyland trips, or any other expenses.

Orders can be placed online or through the paper forms available here.

If you have questions, please contact Rose Malmberg.

Weekly Schedule – 11/11

Monday, November 11th

  • Gift Card Orders Due

Tuesday, November 12th

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

Wednesday, November 13th

  • Zero Period: Orchestra Photos
    • Wear Concert attire, and bring school clothes with you to change into. Ordering information coming soon.

Thursday, November 14th

  • 3:30-4:30pm: 7/8 Color Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: 9-12 Band & Guard Rehearsal
  • 7pm: Dinner Show Committee Meeting – Band Room

Saturday, November 16th

Trabuco Hills Competition
*Please note that the students will be served lunch at the high school before departing for the competition. Light snacks will be served after performance. There will be concessions available at the event.*

  • 9am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 11am: Load truck
  • 11:45am: Lunch is served
  • 1pm: Load bus
  • 1:15pm: Depart LCHS
  • 2:45pm: Arrive Trabuco Hills HS
  • 3:40pm: Begin Warm-up
  • 4:35pm: Plume on way to Ensemble
  • 4:40pm: Full Ensemble
  • 5:05pm: Pit Departs
  • 5:05pm: Uniforms, tune, water
  • 5:15pm: Pit at Gate
  • 5:20pm: Band Departs
  • 5:25pm: Band at Gate
  • 5:41pm: Performance time
  • 6pm: Change, load truck
  • 9:35pm: Awards
  • 10:05pm: Depart Trabuco Hills HS
  • 11:15pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 11:45pm: Dismissal

We will need Parent Helpers to help with lunch, donations for lunch, and at the competition. Please use this sign-up link to indicate where you would like to help.

Competition Info:

Trabuco Hills High School
27501 Mustang Run
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Tickets: $12 adults / $7 seniors & children under 12

Performance time: 5:41pm

Championships Information

Costs

If you haven’t yet paid for the Championship trip, now is the time. Please remember that this trip is not a fundraiser… the costs cover the expenses of the transportation to get to/from Clovis, two nights stay at the hotel, and a group meal. We have tried very hard to limit the expenses associated with the trip. The cost per student is $230.

Checks can be made payable to “LCHS MPA” and placed in a envelope with the student’s name and deposited in the black box in the band room.

Bus Riders

We will need several bus riders for the trip to Clovis. Several of you have mentioned that you would be available and willing, but since Sandy didn’t keep a list and we need to finalize the bus lists, please send Sandy Miller a quick email and let her know that you are still planning on riding the bus. Thanks!

Other Volunteers

As with all competitions, we will need parent helpers to help plume, gauntlet, and push equipment as well as crowd cheerers! Please consider making the drive to Clovis… The students will appreciate your support!

Itinerary

Please download the full itinerary here.

Please note that all students will travel to Clovis as a group on charter buses, and will stay as a group at Hampton Inn. All students have been assigned rooms per the rooming list sign up.

Your student will need to bring spending money for dinner at In-and-Out on Friday evening, lunch on Saturday, any souvenirs they want to purchase at the Championships site, and dinner on the way home.

Orchestra Photos

Orchestra Pictures

Wednesday, November 13th

Zero Period

Wear Concert attire, and bring school clothes with you. Online ordering information will be up soon.

Ms. Munday’s News & Notes…

It was a great Elementary Tour last Friday. I was really proud of the students… They played beautifully and they hustled and got all the equipment on and off in record time!

Special thanks to Iman Behshid and Zach Northrop for joining us on guitar and drum set. They rocked the house! Thank you to Yvonne Lim for chaperoning and picture taking and to Mr. Stone for driving the truck and looking out for all of us!

I hope everyone is enjoyed a well-deserved day off! Orchestra pictures this Wednesday!

Have a happy week!

Weekly Schedule – 11/4

Monday, November 4th

  • 7pm: MPA Meeting, all program parents welcome

Tuesday, November 5th

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

Thursday, November 7th

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

Friday, November 8th

9-12 Orchestra Elementary Tour

  • 7:15am: Load truck
  • 7:45am: Load bus, depart LCHS
  • Lunch in Montrose, please bring money for lunch
  • 2:45pm: Arrive back at LCHS
  • Dress is Orchestra sweater and jeans.

Saturday, November 9th

SoCal Super Show
*Please note that the students will be served lunch at the high school before departing for the competition. Light snacks will be served after performance. There will be concessions available at the event.*

  • 9am: Rehearsal on the field
  • 11am: Load truck
  • 11:15am: Lunch is served
  • 12:30pm: Load bus
  • 12:45pm: Depart LCHS
  • 1:45pm: Arrive El Camino CC
  • 2:45pm: Begin Warm-up
  • 3:55pm: Plume on way to Ensemble
  • 3:50pm: Full Ensemble
  • 4:15pm: Pit Departs
  • 4:15pm: Uniforms, tune, water
  • 4:20pm: Pit at Gate
  • 4:20pm: Band Departs
  • 4:25pm: Band at Gate
  • 4:42pm: Performance time
  • 5:12pm: Awards 1A, 2A, 3A
  • 6pm: Change, load truck
  • 6:06pm: Critique (staff only)
  • 6:30pm: Snacks
  • 7pm: Depart El Camino CC
  • 8pm: Arrive at LCHS, unload truck, hang uniforms
  • 8:30pm: Dismissal

We will need Parent Helpers to help with lunch, donations for lunch, and at the competition. Please use this sign-up link to indicate where you would like to help.

Competition Info:

SoCal Super Show
El Camino College Murdock Stadium
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

Tickets: $15 adults / $12 seniors & children ages 5-12

Performance time: 4:42pm