"The Best Way to Escape a Problem is to Solve it." - Anonymous
PARENT MEETING MAY 26th (NOT MAY 20th)
Please plan on attending this meeting, we will discuss budget for next year, and answer and address any questions/concerns you may have.
COD Spring Concert: Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00pm - Pollock Theater (COD). Invite your friends via the facebook event:
End of the Year Concert: TUESDAY, MAY 19th 6:30pm. Invite your friends via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/872367159475760/
- Percussion Ensemble
- Concert Band
- Wind Symphony
Please submit your essays via google. Also - make sure that your recommendations are filled out by your teachers. Please note that our first meeting/work party will be FRIDAY JUNE 19th (not Wednesday June 17th). Also, please note all of the required dates for leadership on Charms.
Regional Festival - May 16th (Wind Symphony only)
The date and detailed itinerary has been added to Charms. If you click on the event on May 16th, you will have all of the necessary information/itinerary. There is no cost for this event for spectators. Members of the band are encouraged to come and listen!
We will have THREE Graduation Rehearsals. It is mandatory that you participate in all three:
May 28th: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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
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 this etude, a chromatic scale (full range of the instrument), and 3 random selected of scales. Seniors - You must perform this for Mr. F on May 27th. All others - during finals week (June 8-11).
Concert Band/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 8th: Deadline for Banquet Ballots/Jr Staff Applications
May 12th: COD Spring Concert, 7:00pm - Pollock Theater (COD)
May 14th & 15th: Wind Symphony Rehearsals After School: 2:45pm-4:30pm
May 16th: Wind Symphony REGIONAL Festival@ PDHS (8:15am - Noon)
May 18th: Concert Band Rehearsal After School - 2:45pm-4:30pm
May 19th: Wind Symphony Rehearsal After School: 2:45pm-4:30pm
May 19th: End of the Year Concert, 6:30pm, LQHS Theater
May 23rd: Jazz Band Gig - Old Town La Quinta (Evening)
May 25th: Deadline for Leadership Essays
May 26th: Leadership Interviews
May 26th: PARENT MEETING - GENERAL MEETING
May 28th: Graduation Rehearsal, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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 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