We will begin our after school rehearsals this week. Please plan on Mondays and Thursdays after school, 2:45pm - 4:30pm. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted each week. You only need to be at rehearsal for the selections that you play on (Concert Band doesn't need to stay late for Wind Ensemble's music, and visa-versa). Rehearsal Schedules will be posted in the band room on Mondays and Thursdays in Class.
Winter Concert - Thursday, December 19th. 7:00pm - LQHS Theater
Come join us on Thursday evening for our Winter Concert! We will feature the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and COMBINED bands at the end. Plus… other guests (?) Concert Dress is defined in the band handbook (available on Charms). Please make sure you are prepared with the proper concert attire!
Final Payment of $100 due last month!
If you missed the last payment, make sure you are caught up ASAP! We need these payments to move ahead with Winter Guard, Winter Drum Line, Jazz, and Concert seasons.
Indio Tamale Festival - Rehearsal Friday, Parade Saturday Morning
We will rehearse the parade block on Friday after school from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. We will LOAD THE TRUCK & TRAILER AFTER REHEARSAL
Tamale Festival on Saturday Dec 7th - Call Time is 8:00am at Miles Ave Park in Indio
There are no Buses for this event. We will meet at Miles Avenue park on Miles Ave. Between Arabia St. and Deglet Noor Ave.
Enter from Miles Ave. (coming from La Quinta HS). Drop off at the corner of Miles & Palm (near Miles Ave Park). You may also park on the surrounding streets and walk to the park. The equipment truck will meet us by Miles Ave. Park (your instruments will be loaded on the trailer/truck after Friday's rehearsal).
The parade begins at 10:00am, it will conclude by 11:30pm. As soon as we are packed up and loaded, you are free to enjoy the attractions and food at the festival. You will be given a $2.00 food voucher to spend toward a meal.
Awards will be at 12:30pm at the "Fiesta Stage" on Smurr Street. A call sheet with maps will be available later this week. You are dismissed from the Tamale Festival after awards are concluded. You will not be buses back to LQHS.
PANDA EXPRESS TUESDAY DECEMBER 17th
COME AND SUPPORT THE BLACKHAWK BRIGADE!
General Booster Meeting - Wednesday 12/16 - 6:30pm - Band Room
Extra Credit: Coachella Valley Symphony, Tuesday Dec 3rd @ 7:00pm (Tickets available for purchase)
Sierra Ballroom, Sun City Palm Desert
38180 Del Webb Blvd
Palm Desert , CA 92211
Map & Directions
Phone: (760) 360-2222
Come join the Coachella Valley Symphony as we begin our 21st season with this pastiche of holiday favorites including selections from Handel's Messiah, featuring L.A. Opera sensation Suzanna Guzman and former Metropolitan Opera Baritone Donald Osborne. A trio of Sleigh Rides by Mozart, Delius and Anderson will be sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
Extra Credit: College of the Desert Symphony Band, Thursday, December 5th:
Indian Wells Theater: 37500 Cook Street in Palm Desert
7:00pm, FREE ADMISSION
Concert Literature: ”Songs From Long Ago”
The Battle Pavane – Susato (Symphony Band Brass Ensemble)
Second Prelude – George Gershwin
The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
Earl Of Oxford March from The William Byrd Suite – Jacob