Quote of the Week:
"Unless we commit to excellence, we are doomed to mediocrity. Why settle for less?"
- Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
PARENT MEETING MAY 26th
Please plan on attending this meeting, we will discuss budget for next year, and answer and address any questions/concerns you may have.
View this link for your interview time (and also to see if I received your essay):
Drum Major Conducting Help:
Meet in the band room during lunch Tuesday & Wednesday if you would like help conducting.
We will have TWO combined Graduation Rehearsals.
June 1st: 2:45 - 3:45pm
June 2nd: 2:45-3:45pm
June 4th: Graduation (Call time TBD at this time)
Repertoire will be:
Procession of the Nobles
Pomp and Circumstance
Banquet 2015 - IW Golf Resort (the same place as last year)
Arrive at 3:30pm, we will have dinner, awards, and dancing (afterward until about 9:00pm). TUESDAY is the final day to purchase your tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have account questions.
Band Camp 2015
Dates for Band Camp have been added to Charms. Please plan on getting your first payment of $150.00 in by June 15th, and your second payment of $150.00 in by August 10th. Please mail payments directly to: PO BOX 1234 La Quinta, CA 92247, or drop them directly into the Booster Box in the band room.
Wind Symphony: Final Exam
Students in Wind Symphony Must perform the etude, a chromatic scale (full range of the instrument), and 6 randomly selected scales (2 Harmonic Minor, 2 Natural Minor, 2 Major). Seniors - You must perform this for Mr. F on May 27th. All others - during finals week (June 8-11). The written portion will include the circle of 5ths (Major & Minor), and written major & minor scales.
Concert Band: Final Exam
Perform the etude for the Wind Symphony audition etude. Perform a chromatic scale (fulll range), Perform 4 Majors scales memorized (randomly selected from the keys of C, G, D, A, E, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat). Also - written major scales, and fill in the circle of 5ths. This will take place during final exam week.
8th Graders - Auditions for Wind Symphony
Please perform the etude, a chromatic scale (demonstrating the full range of your instrument), and concert B-Flat, concert E-Flat, and Concert F scales (two octaves preferred, but not required). Sign up for your audition time on Charms (Click on the hand - June 5, 8, 9, 10)
8th Graders - NOT auditioning for Wind Symphony:
I will try coordinate campus visits at your school June 4th, 5th, or 8th. Or, You are welcome to sign up on Charms for an audition at LQHS after school with the rest of the LQHS students (click on the hand in Charms - June 5, 8, 9, 10).
I will want to hear a a chromatic scale (demonstrating the full range of your instrument), and concert B-Flat, concert E-Flat, and Concert F scales (two octaves preferred, but not required). Also - please play a prepared piece of music that you feel best represents your musical abilities. This can be from anything you have worked on this year in your band class.
May 25th: Deadline for Leadership Essays
May 26th: Leadership Interviews
May 26th: PARENT MEETING - GENERAL MEETING
May 29th: Drum Major Conducting Auditions - After School (2015 recording of Opener)
May 30th: Fullerton College Woodwind Day
May 31st: Banquet: 3:30pm arrival, 4:00pm Dinner, 4:30pm Awards, 6:30pm Dancing
June 1st: Graduation Rehearsal, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
June 1st: PERCUSSION WORKSHOP 6:00pm - 8:00pm
June 2nd: Graduation Rehearsal, 2:45 - 3:45pm
June 4th: Graduation (Call Time TBA)
June 11th: Last Day of School
June 15th: Payment #1 Due: PO BOX 1234 La Quinta, CA 92247
June 17th: Jr Staff Meeting/Work Party 2:00pm - 5:30pm
July 21st: Brass/Woodwind Workshop, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
July 23rd: Brass/Woodwind Workshop, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
July 28th: Brass/Woodwind Workshop, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
July 30th: Brass/Woodwind Workshop, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
August 3rd: Junior Staff Meetings, all week 1:00pm - 5:00pm
August 5th - 7th: New Member Camp (Jr Staff & New Members Only)
August 10th - 14th: Band Camp, 7:00am - 5:00pm
August 17th - 21st: Band Camp, 7:00am - 5:00pm
August 21st: Band Camp BBQ, Time TBA