Concert Band & Wind Ensemble - Mondays & Thursdays
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
Here we go! Download this file, and keep it with you on your phones this weekend.
Trip Itinerary - Disneyland & Championships
THE WEEKLY NOVEMBER 18th, 2013
WE MADE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!
Due to the last minute details that need to be ironed out, I will just post this week's rehearsal schedule for everyone (with some important reminders):
Dear Marching Band Parents:
We have put together some general information regarding the Disney and Championships Overnight Trip. We apologize for the short notice due to the hectic events schedule. A more detailed packet (with itinerary, rules, meal coverage, etc.) will be issued and covered by Mr. Fleischmann at the MANDATORY PARENT & STUDENT meeting next Wednesday November 20th. Any information that has been changed or updated will be sent in an email blast as soon as it is made available. Students - please make sure that your parents are receiving email notifications.
Friday 11/22 Hotel: The Blackhawk Brigade will be staying overnight in Tustin. They will travel there after the park closes. We have been able to secure a rate of $79 room (2 person occupancy) for parents that want to stay at the same location. Hotel's room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 6%) and California Tourism Fee (currently $0.10) in effect at time of check-out. The hotel will try to accommodate all our parents; however it will still be on a first come/first served basis. Those reservations will be billed separately under the parents name and handle their own checkout process. Pease contact Esmeralda if you would like to book a room.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
15011 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
Name of Event: La Quinta High School Blackhawk Brigade
Official Program Dates: Friday 11/22/13 - Saturday 11/23/13
Friday 11/22 California Adventure:
Parade: Parade time has been confirmed as 4:20PM. Mr. Fleischmann will provide the call sheet soon. We do expect a call time of 5:00 AM on Friday departing LQHS. Students should notify teachers to obtain any assignments/make-up work due to their absence.
Tickets: All student performers will be issued an entry ticket. We will be able to purchase additional tickets at a $78/single park discounted rate (down from $92). There is also a $ 92/park hopper discounted rate (down from $132), however, students will not be allowed to leave the California Adventure Park. In order to take advantage of this offer, the Boosters will need to submit the request and payment as a group. If you would like to purchase ticket(s), please leave the payment envelope (include your name, student name, how many and money) in the drop box by Tuesday 11/19. Our Co-Treasurer, Lori has offered to be in the band room after practice on Tuesday (8-8:30PM) to collect payments. Any requests put in the drop box after 8PM will not be accepted.This is a firm non-negotiable deadline! Checks are to be made out to LQHSBBB. At the parent meeting, we will provide a location and time to meet at the park and distribute the purchased ticket(s).
Charter Busses: Mr. Fleischmann has requested 3 charter busses for this trip. Once we receive confirmation from the District, we expect to have room for non-supervisory parents. Please contact Events Coordinator, Esmeralda Alvarez, if you are interested in riding along with the students. Parents would still be responsible for securing the hotel room, entry ticket purchases, etc.
Student Meals: As of now, students will be on their own for meals on Friday while at the park. Breakfast on Saturday morning will be provided by the hotel. The Boosters plan on providing lunch and dinner on Saturday while at Championships. The senior's will have their dinner costs covered at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Riverside. DEADLINE to get your senior dinner RSVP to Nicole Wesner is this Friday.
Thank you for your patience as we work on getting these details worked out.
Karleene Garcia, President Esmeralda Alvarez, Events
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Ph# 760-399-6267 Ph# 760-625-3365
Just some quick reminders after we got off of a whirlwind of performances last week:
Tomorrow (Thursday) we have our Panda Express Fundraiser! Download your flyer here. (It's also on Charms)
Friday, we will have parade band practice for Disneyland from 3:00-4:45, kickoff for CIF is at 7:30pm, we will not wear uniforms. Download the full call sheet here. (It's also on Charms)
FanCloth fundraiser forms are due back on Monday, but try to get them in by the end of the week if you have wrapped up your sales.
THERE IS A MANDATORY PARENT & STUDENT MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 7:00PM FOR THE DISNEYLAND/CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIP. IF YOU AREN'T HERE, YOU DON'T GO! WE WILL MEET AT THE LUNCH TABLES BY THE CAFETERIA.
Please check your email - the weekly was sent out moments ago. There is a lot of important information, as always, so please take a moment to review it.
A preliminary call sheet for Irvine 11/2 can be downloaded here
A preliminary call sheet for Lester Oaks 11/9 can be downloaded here
A preliminary call sheet for Shadow Hills 11/11 can be downloaded here
More details for all of these events will be added ASAP.
Please check Charms for Judges Comments - Listen to them - learn something! (Also, it wouldn't hurt to listen to the original piece again, see the youtube links on the Marching Band Link)
We still have a long way to go.... let's finish strong!
Please check Charms for the Weekly for Oct 21st.
The call sheet for Friday's football game can be downloaded here
Call Sheets for Indio and Patriot are below on last week's blog posting.
Three Weeks, Eleven Shows! Let's do this!!!
The Weekly is up on Charms, please look at it! The more prepared that we are for rehearsal, the more successful we will be. You must take at least 15-20 minutes each day to review our adjustments in the show, and just to practice at home! This is critical to our success, there is no substitute for home practice. Are you working as hard as your competitors?
The Call Sheet for Indio on Wednesday 10/23 can be downloaded here.
The Call Sheet for Patriot next Saturday 10/26 can be downloaded here.
The Photo Order from for this Saturday 10/19 can be downloaded here. If you are taking the PSAT, just get to the band room and get changed as soon as you can!
Also - don't forget - Disneyland is NOT happening until we get more participation for transportation payments, etc. We can only budget and plan for what we have. And right now, what we have is a huge shortfall, and not a lot of information from our Brigade families to determine how/when we will make up that shortfall. Plain and simple - if there isn't money in the bank (or a PLAN as to how/when we get that money in the bank), we don't go.