Previous Land of Band Files

11/15/20

1st Week of Hybrid Done

Thank you to everyone for your patience during our first week in our Hybrid Schedule. It was certainly challenging trying to get comfortable in this new way of school, but it was definitely great to see so many of you live and in-person. 

For those of you who are Zooming during school, please remember to have your cameras on and that you are clearly seen in your Zoom screen.

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0 period Info

Color Guard – Report to the Football Field

Winds and Percussion – Report to the Staff Lot by the tennis courts with your instrument and a music stand. 


Marching Band Season

This Marching Band Season was definitely nothing like we are accustomed to. However, I’m proud of our students and staff for continuing their hard work and demonstrating dedication to our program. 

Thank you to the many families who have contributed to our “Participation Contribution Fair Share”. Your funds have helped us to maintain our program through these challenging times. If you haven’t done so already, you can pay by sending in a check written to “El Dorado Band Boosters” to the band room or pay via Venmo – @ElDorado-BandBoosters
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Senior Night at 
Monday Night Rehearsal

We will celebrate our Senior Class on our Final Monday Night Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium. We ask that all seniors attend to be recognized, receive their Class of 2021 sash, and their traditional senior cookie that “tastes like gold”. 

The ceremony will begin just shortly after 8pm

If seniors are attending the rehearsal virtually through our live-stream, they are more than welcome to just come for the ceremony.

Senior Parents

Unfortunately, our administration will not allow us to have you attend the ceremony in the stadium. However, you are more than welcome to join us through our live-stream of the rehearsal/ceremony. We will be sure to take pictures and share them with you and your student.


Final Monday Night Rehearsal

Bradford Stadium on Monday, Nov. 16 from 6pm-9pm.

Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff since all of their equipment is at home. 

For more information, please click on the following link:

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides.

All students are expected and required to follow all social distant guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.
 


Google Forms and Other Info

Google Forms for a “Symptoms Check” and other info will be sent out in the afternoon, prior to rehearsal via “BandApp”. Some details for the evening are still being worked out.


Daily Schedule

Cohorts, Roomers, and Zoomers

Cohort A

In-Person: Monday and Tuesday

Zoom: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday


Cohort B

Zoom: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

In-Person: Thursday, and Friday


Fully Remote

Zoom all week


 General Information

Masks, Face Shields, Bell Covers

The school district has provided us with the following 

Personal Protective Equipment:
 

Brass/Woodwind Masks – Wind students will be receiving masks that can accommodate mouthpieces.

Face Shields – All students who will be in the Band/Orchestra Room will be given a Face Shield to use while in our classrooms.

 Bell Covers – We have bell covers for most instruments, but we are still waiting for some bell covers to come in.  All students will be given a Bell Cover that MUST BE USED DURING CLASS.
 

If you are given one of these items, 

it will be your responsibility to use it and not lose it. 
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Class Information/Meeting Places
0 PeriodMarching BandStaff Parking Lot next to Tennis Courts
0 PeriodColor GuardFootball Field
1st PeriodAdv. BandP-34
1st PeriodColor GuardStay on Football Field
1st PeriodPercussionBand Room
2nd PeriodAdv. Band P-34
2nd PeriodJazz 2Band Room
3rd PeriodJazz 1Band Room
4th Period Jazz 3Band Room

Winter Percussion

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7pm

0 period Zoom Link 

If you are interested in participating in our Winter Percussion Ensemble, please join us for an informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening at 7pmPlease use the Samson-Zoom link that you use for 0 period. 

We encourage our Brass/Woodwind members to participate in our Visual Ensemble! Don’t know what that is? Come to the meeting to find out!


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


Scrip

Scrip News

How can holiday shopping/everyday shopping help you meet your Fair Share?
Or if you have met your Fair Share, how can your holiday/everyday shopping benefit the entire program (so very needed this year)? Please read on……..

Thankscriping Days coming – November 19-20!
Earn up to 20% (that’s $20 on a $100 purchase!!) on over 120+ 
eCards and reloaded gift cards (does not apply to physical gift cards).
How can you participate?
Families must have an online account to take advantage of these earnings. 
You may sign up in the mobile app, RaiseRight, or on ShopWithScrip.com 
using our organization enrollment code.

Link your bank account or credit card safely and securely with PrestoPay 
to check out seamlessly, and to get eGift cards and reloaded money immediately.

*Get a sneak peek on Thankscriping Days brands and bonuses only on the RaiseRight app – November 18* 

eCards are great for gift giving – you can print out or send them virtually. 

Here are some current rebates/profits:
Apple – earn 5%
Bath & Body Works – earn 12%
Home Depot – earn 4%
Macy’s – earn 10%
Nordstrom – earn 6%
Outback – earn 16%
Starbucks – earn 7%
Target/Walmart – earn 2.5%

plus many more!

Visit shopwithscrip.com
to get started today!!!

It is a great budgeting tool for your monthly expenses.
We all buy groceries!

Why not have a percentage of those consistent purchases 
benefit your fair share? 
It is so easy…..check out these local retailers:
 

Groceries%Type
Albertsons4%Gift Card, Reload
Amazon.com2.25%Gift Card, eGift
Smart & Final3%Gift Card
Sprouts5%Gift Card
Stater Bros. Markets4%Gift Card
Target2.50%Gift Card, eGift, Reload
Vons4%Gift Card, eGift, Reload
Walmart/Sam’s2.50%Gift Card, eGift, Reload

We all buy gas!  
Here are some of our local fuel retailers…..

Gas%Type
761.50%Gift Card, Reload
Arco/BP1.50%Gift Card, Reload
Chevron1%-1.5%Gift Card, Reload
Exxon1%-1.5%Gift Card, Reload
Mobil1%-1.5%Gift Card, Reload
Shell1.50%Gift Card, Reload
Speedway4.00%Gift Card, Reload
Vons4%Gift Card, eGift, Reload
Walmart/Sam’s2.50%Gift Card, eGift, Reload

Contact scrip@eldoradoband.com to get started – in your email please include:
1. Your name
2. Your connection to the Eldo BCG

  • child/grandchild in the program?
  • friend/neighbor in the program? 

4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard?
3. Name of Eldo BCG member. 
It will take a few minutes now, but once your account is activated you may use the app or the website for all your scrip orders.  Several families have already earned over  $100 toward theirfair share account just since July.

Please let me know if you would like help – we could meet in person or virtually to get your account set up.  Since many of our kids will be at Monday Night rehearsal on the 16ththat would be a good time to meet up.

I encourage you to add to your circle of earnings – your family and friends buying the things they buy everyday can help you and Eldo BCG reach critical fundraising goals.  

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
714-325-9395


Ways & Means

Calling all peeps!! 

Who would like to co-chair or help get some of our fundraising ideas going?!  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!  Only requires small amounts of time/or organization!!  Would love to have some help for things like this: cookie dough, See’s candy, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc:..

Just shoot me a message of what you’d like to take charge of, or help with & we can go from there! Looking forward to hearing from you!! 🙂  Contact me at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Thanks,
Lisa Pirone
~Ways & Means~


Finance

I know these times are hard for some families right now. Please try to stay on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Even if you can’t afford to make your full payment. Any amount you can send will help to continue paying for the instructors who are working hard for your student, and the rest of the band and color guard program.

Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for Venmo. Checks can be mailed to:
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.

Thanks, 
Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
__________________________________

Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.


Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program!  You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the
El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Color Guard!
 

11/08/20

RETURN TO SCHOOL

Hybrid Schedule

Our Second-First Day of school is upon us! This is certainly a unique year but if everyone is patient, flexible, and follows all rules and guidelines, everything should run smoothly!

 Band Room Entrance and Exit

We are required to have a designated Entrance/Exit in the Band Room. 

The front glass doors will be Entrance Only!

The back doors by the pool will be Exit Only!


Daily Schedule

Cohorts, Roomers, and Zoomers

Cohort A

In-Person: Monday and Tuesday

Zoom: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday


Cohort B

Zoom: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

In-Person: Thursday, and Friday


Fully Remote

Zoom all week


 General Information

Masks, Face Shields, Bell Covers

The school district has provided us with the following 

Personal Protective Equipment:
 

Brass/Woodwind Masks – Wind students will be receiving masks that can accommodate mouthpieces.

Face Shields – All students who will be in the Band/Orchestra Room will be given a Face Shield to use while in our classrooms.

 Bell Covers – We have bell covers for most instruments, but we are still waiting for some bell covers to come in.  All students will be given a Bell Cover that MUST BE USED DURING CLASS.
 

If you are given one of these items, 

it will be your responsibility to use it and not lose it. 

Class Information/Meeting Places
0 PeriodMarching and Color GuardReport directly to Football Field
1st PeriodAdv. BandP-34
1st PeriodColor GuardStay on Football Field
1st PeriodPercussionBand Room
2nd PeriodAdv. Band P-34
2nd PeriodJazz 2Band Room
3rd PeriodJazz 1Band Room
4th Period Jazz 3Band Room

Color Guard: Special Info

In-Person Option

Because you have 0/1st period back to back, you have the option to attend 0/1st period in person, regardless of remote or in-person status. Cohort A and B may meet together during the class periods but Zoomers for that day must leave by 8:15am to return home for the rest of their classes.

 
No Locker Rooms Available for 2-weeks, at least!

Unfortunately, the locker rooms will not be available to be used to change after 0/1st period. You will not have facilities to change outfits. What you wear to 0/1st period is what you wear to school. 
 

If it makes you feel any better, Dance Team is doing the same thing!


Booster Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 10th
7:30pm via Zoom


A link to the invite will be sent out before the meeting.


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic 
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Monday Night Rehearsal Continues

Bradford Stadium on Monday, Nov. 9th from 6pm-9pm.

-Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard 

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff since all of their equipment is at home.


For more information, please click on the following link:

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal
 

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides.

All students are expected and required to follow all social distant guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.  

__________________________________________________________ 

Google Forms and Other Info

Google Forms for a “Symptoms Check” and other info will be sent out in the afternoon, prior to rehearsal via “BandApp”. Some details for the evening are still being worked out.
 


Ways & Means

Calling all peeps!! 

Who would like to co-chair or help get some of our fundraising ideas going?!  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!  Only requires small amounts of time/or organization!!  Would love to have some help for things like this: cookie dough, See’s candy, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc:..

Just shoot me a message of what you’d like to take charge of, or help with & we can go from there! Looking forward to hearing from you!! 🙂  Contact me at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Thanks,
Lisa Pirone
~Ways & Means~


Finance

I know these times are hard for some families right now. Please try to stay on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Even if you can’t afford to make your full payment. Any amount you can send will help to continue paying for the instructors who are working hard for your student, and the rest of the band and color guard program.

Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for Venmo. Checks can be mailed to:
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.

Thanks, 
Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
__________________________________

Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.


 Scrip

Last month, 10 families earned a total of $244 toward their Fair Share accounts by using Shop With Scrip for their day to day and gift giving purchases.  One family earned $150!!! 

Are you interested in finding out if your everyday purchases can help meet your child’s fair share
and
benefit El Dorado Golden Hawk Band and Color Guard?  
Email – scrip@eldoradoband.com and visit the Shop with Scrip website.

You can purchase eCards on the app anytime – even while you are out shopping!!

You may order physical plastic cards a couple of times a month – here are the
upcoming deadlines:

due Nov 17th noon/ delivery Nov 25th*
due Dec 1st noon/ delivery Dec 11th*
due Dec 8th noon/ delivery Dec 18th*
due Jan 5th noon/ delivery Jan 15th*
*this is for plastic physical cards – all eCards can be ordered 24/7

**Physical gift cards will either be delivered to you or you may pick up in Yorba Linda once processed by scrip coordinator**

NEW!!!!  NEW!!!!  NEW!!!!

If you are using the app you may elect to have physical cards delivered directly to you!!! 
An example of how scrip works:  You buy a $100 Macy’s gift card through Shop With Scrip for $100.  Macy’s offers a 10% rebate so you earn $10.

*Fee: 2.6% if you use a credit card for payment and 15 cents per order if you use your bank account.

Please note: There is a service charge of $3 per order* for plastic/physical cards (to defray shipping costs) and $1 per order of eCards – this amount is deducted before your earnings post to your fair share account.

*An order can be any number of cards or value – if it is placed at the same time, it constitutes an order.

Rebate percentages vary but can be as high as 16%-20%.  Please see the website for specifics and for current/upcoming bonuses.

eCards are available to purchase 24/7 through the Shop With Scrip website:  shop.shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight App.

Some cards are only available in physical plastic cards – great for gift giving (perfect way to budget – buy some now for the holidays):

Visa and American Express
Gas – Arco, Shell, Exxon
Grocery – Albertsons, Sprouts, Stater Bros
Fast Food – Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Wendy’s
Misc. retailers – Ace Hardware, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sally Beauty, Talbots

***Scrip profit for October will be posted to your fair share account/Charms by November 15th***

Questions?  Need enrollment information?

Please email:  scrip@eldoradoband.com or call Lori – 714-325-9395

Please include your name and your child’s name and
if they are in Band (include instrument) or Color Guard.


18   d a y s   u n t i l   T h a n k s g i v i n g !
(2 physical card deliveries before then)

47  d a y s   u n t i l   C h r i s t m a s ! !
(4 physical card deliveries before then)




11/01/20

Monday Evenings Resume!

We will continue with our Monday Night Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium this week. Please continue to scroll down for more information.  

If you are attending the live rehearsal for the first time tomorrow night, please email Mr. Samson and Mr. Vrooman ASAP.

 
Local Fires

Some of our families were evacuated last week due to the local fires, but I’m glad to hear that they were able to return back home. Whether you were directly impacted by the fires or indirectly affected due to the air quality and change of school schedule, I hope that you are all doing well and that we can get back to a “normal” schedule this week!
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Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic 
____________________________________________________________ 

Monday Night Rehearsal Continues

Bradford Stadium on Monday, Nov. 2nd from 6pm-9pm.

-Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard 

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff since all of their equipment is at home.


For more information, please click on the following link:

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal
 

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides.

All students are expected and required to follow all social distant guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.  

__________________________________________________________ 

Google Forms and Other Info

Google Forms for a “Symptoms Check” and other info will be sent out in the afternoon, prior to rehearsal via “BandApp”. Some details for the evening are still being worked out.
____________________________________________________________ 

Distance Learning Assignments

Please continue to complete all assignments in Google Classroom. We will continue to utilize the GC, Flipgrid, etc to help guide our classes.
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Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

Front Ensemble will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Battery will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Thursday.
 

In-Person Battery Rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov. 4th

3:30pm-5:30pm

 At El Dorado HS

All guidelines that are laid out for Monday Nights are expected to be followed in the In-Person Battery Rehearsal.

Students must wear masks and practice social distancing.

Air Hugs and Air High Fives are acceptable.


Finance

I know these times are hard for some families right now. Please try to stay on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Even if you can’t afford to make your full payment. Any amount you can send will help to continue paying for the instructors who are working hard for your student, and the rest of the band and color guard program.

Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for Venmo. Checks can be mailed to:
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.

Thanks, 
Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
__________________________________

Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.
 


Scrip

Last month, 10 families earned a total of $244 toward their Fair Share accounts by using Shop With Scrip for their day to day and gift giving purchases.  One family earned $150!!! 

Are you interested in finding out if your everyday purchases can help meet your child’s fair share
and
benefit El Dorado Golden Hawk Band and Color Guard?  
Email – scrip@eldoradoband.com and visit the Shop with Scrip website.

You can purchase eCards on the app anytime – even while you are out shopping!!

You may order physical plastic cards a couple of times a month – her are the
upcoming deadlines:

due Nov 3rd noon/ delivery Nov 13th*
due Nov 17th noon/ delivery Nov 25th*
due Dec 1st noon/ delivery Dec 11th*
due Dec 8th noon/ delivery Dec 18th*
due Jan 5th noon/ delivery Jan 15th*
*this is for plastic physical cards – all eCards can be ordered 24/7

**Physical gift cards will either be delivered to you or you may pick up in Yorba Linda once processed by scrip coordinator**

NEW!!!!  NEW!!!!  NEW!!!!

If you are using the app you may elect to have physical cards delivered directly to you!!! 
An example of how scrip works:  You buy a $100 Macy’s gift card through Shop With Scrip for $100.  Macy’s offers a 10% rebate so you earn $10.

*Fee: 2.6% if you use a credit card for payment and 15 cents per order if you use your bank account.

Please note: There is a service charge of $3 per order* for plastic/physical cards (to defray shipping costs) and $1 per order of eCards – this amount is deducted before your earnings post to your fair share account.

*An order can be any number of cards or value – if it is placed at the same time, it constitutes an order.

Rebate percentages vary but can be as high as 16%-20%.  Please see the website for specifics and for current/upcoming bonuses.

eCards are available to purchase 24/7 through the Shop With Scrip website:  shop.shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight App.

Some cards are only available in physical plastic cards – great for gift giving (perfect way to budget – buy some now for the holidays):

Visa and American Express
Gas – Arco, Shell, Exxon
Grocery – Albertsons, Sprouts, Stater Bros
Fast Food – Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Wendy’s
Misc. retailers – Ace Hardware, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sally Beauty, Talbots

***Scrip profit for October will be posted to your fair share account/Charms by November 15th***

Questions?  Need enrollment information?

Please email:  scrip@eldoradoband.com or call Lori – 714-325-9395

Please include your name and your child’s name and
if they are in Band (include instrument) or Color Guard.


2 5   d a y s   u n t i l   T h a n k s g i v i n g !
(2 physical card deliveries before then)

5 4   d a y s   u n t i l   C h r i s t m a s ! !
(4 physical card deliveries before then)
 


Registration Paperwork

If you haven’t turned in your registration forms and Physical Participation forms, please do so ASAP.  See the blue lettered links below for the forms.  Scan and email them to me, or drop them off in the plastic tub on my porch at
1848 Barker Way, Placentia 

***Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in. Do not include any payments with your registration.

1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
3.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
4.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
5.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
6.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
7.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms. (1 page)

Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com

10/25/20

Positive IMPACT!

Although we have only had a few in-person rehearsals, it has already had a positive impact on many people. We have received many kind words from students and families within our band and color guard community who appreciate getting out of the house and enjoying a traditional Monday night!

I have also received some messages from staff and community members who heard the Drumline rehearsing at El Dorado High School on Wednesday afternoon.  

One teacher sent me a message and said, “I literally got chills when I was leaving campus today and heard the drumline in the distance! I miss them!” 

Another coach sent me a text and said, “Can you ask the drumline to move? They are loud!”. So yes, things are starting to get back to normal!

Thank you to everyone for your continued effort! 

For those who continue to choose to join us through our live-stream, no problem! Keep up the great work online! 

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Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

____________________________________________________________ 

Monday Night Rehearsal Continues

Bradford Stadium on Monday, October 26 from 6pm-9pm.

-Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff since all of their equipment is at home.

For more information, please click on the following link:

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides.

All students are expected and required to follow all social distant guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.  

__________________________________________________________ 

Google Forms and Other Info

Google Forms for a “Symptoms Check” and other info will be sent out in the afternoon, prior to rehearsal via “BandApp”. Some details for the evening are still being worked out.
____________________________________________________________ 

Distance Learning Assignments

Please continue to complete all assignments in Google Classroom. We will continue to utilize the GC, Flipgrid, etc to help guide our classes.
___________________________________ 

Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

Front Ensemble will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Battery will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Thursday.

In-Person Battery Rehearsal

Wednesday, Oct. 28

3:30pm-5:30pm

 At El Dorado HS

All guidelines that are laid out for Monday Nights are expected to be followed in the In-Person Battery Rehearsal. 

Students must wear masks and practice social distancing.

Air Hugs and Air High Fives are acceptable.


Finance

I know these times are hard for some families right now. Please try to stay on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Even if you can’t afford to make your full payment. Any amount you can send will help to continue paying for the instructors who are working hard for your student, and the rest of the band and color guard program.

Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for Venmo. Checks can be mailed to  

El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.

Thanks, 
Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
__________________________________

Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.
 


Registration Paperwork

If you haven’t turned in your registration forms and Physical Participation forms, please do so ASAP.  See the blue lettered links below for the forms.  Scan and email them to me, or drop them off in the plastic tub on my porch at
1848 Barker Way, Placentia 

***Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in. Do not include any payments with your registration.

1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
3.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
4.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
5.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
6.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
7.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms. (1 page)

Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com

10/18/20

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first rehearsal this past Monday night a successful one. With 83% of our students joining us live and 17% of our students joining us through our live-stream via Zoom, we were able to teach our marching band in the manner that we are used to. Plus, it was great to get out and be around each other! I enjoyed all of our air hugs and virtual high fives! We look forward to another fun evening tomorrow night! (Monday, Oct. 19).

___________________________________________________________ 


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


Second Monday Night Rehearsal

Bradford Stadium on Monday, October 19 from 6pm-9pm.

Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff since all of their equipment is at home.

For more information, please click on the following link: 

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides. 

All students are expected and required to follow all social distant guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.  

 ____________________________________________________

Google Forms and Other Info

Google Forms for a “Symptoms Check” and other info will be sent out in the afternoon, prior to rehearsal via “BandApp”. Some details for the evening are still being worked out.

____________________________________________________

Distance Learning Assignments

Please continue to complete all assignments in Google Classroom. We will continue to utilize the GC, Flipgrid, etc to help guide our classes. 
 


Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

Front Ensemble will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Battery will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Thursday.


 First In-Person Battery Rehearsal

Wednesday, Oct. 21

3:30pm-5:30pm

 At El Dorado HS 

All guidelines that are laid out for Monday Nights are expected to be followed in the In-Person Battery Rehearsal. 

Students must wear masks and practice social distancing.

Air Hugs and Air High Fives are acceptable.


Booster President Message

Dear Booster Families, 

Many of you know that a generator was stolen a couple of weeks ago from one of our trailers.  We announced this at our Booster Meeting last Tuesday, and since then, with the help of Celeste Staggs and Jessica Bartolotti, the community has quickly responded and we have received donations to enable us to replace the generator as well as purchase some more secure locks for the trailers. We received $1000 in the name of the late CoachTerry Conley from his wife, Mary Ann Conley.  Also, Eric Van Lanen, a current El Dorado parent, has offered a donation on behalf of his company. We have an awesome and very supportive community!  If you happen to know either of these people, please thank them for their kindness. Thanks to all of you for your continued support!


Paul Clifford
Booster President


Registration Forms

If you haven’t turned in your registration forms and Physical Participation forms, please do so ASAP.  See the blue lettered links below for the forms.  Scan and email them to me, or drop them off in the plastic tub on my porch at
1848 Barker Way, Placentia 


***Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in.  Do not include any payments with your registration.

1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
3.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
4.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
5.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
6.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
7.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms. (1 page)

Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com


Finance

Don’t forget to make sure you’re staying on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for VenmoChecks can be mailed to  
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.
____________________________________

 Venmo 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard (or band) payment” or “show shirt” etc.

Thanks,
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
finance@eldoradoband.com


Color Guard Fundraiser

Weeee’re Baaaack, and this time to have a little Halloween fun!  The Color Guard’s pink flamingos are resting after a Summer of fun, and their special friends the “flaminghouls” are here just for the month of October!  For $25 dollars we’ll surprise your friends & family with a flock of 16 flaminghouls in their front yard for 24 hours.  For $10 more, we’ll place a large Happy Birthday Sign, too.   This fundraiser runs throughOctober so if you’d like to “Haunt a Friend”, please use this link to complete the request form: 
https://forms.gle/zsdHj8MyUkFcBcfw5   


Shop With Scrip

Are you interested in finding out if your everyday purchases can help meet your child’s fair share and benefit El Dorado Golden Hawk Band and Color Guard? 

You can purchase eCards on the app while you are out shopping or if you prefer the physical plastic cards the deadline to order is: October 20th at 4pm for delivery by October 30th.  

(Next order: due November 3rd / delivery November 13

An example of how scrip works:  You buy a $100 Macy’s gift card through Shop With Scrip for $100.  Macy’s offers a 10% rebate so you earn $10

*Fee: 2.6% if you use a credit card for payment and 15 cents per order if you use your bank account. 

Please note: There is a service charge of $3 per order for plastic/physical cards (to defray shipping costs) and $1 per order of eCards – this amount is deducted before your earnings post to your fair share account.

An order can be any number of cards and value.  If it is placed at the same time, it constitutes an order. 

Rebate percentages vary but can be between 1.25% and 20%.  Please see website for specifics and for current/upcoming bonuses.

eCards are available to purchase 24/7 through the Shop With Scrip website:  shop.shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight App.


HOWEVER – some cards are only available in physical plastic cards – great for gift giving (perfect way to budget – buy some now for the holidays):

Visa and American Express 
Gas – Arco, Shell, Exxon
Grocery – Albertsons, Sprouts, Stater Bros
Fast Food – Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Wendy’s
Misc. retailers – Ace Hardware, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sally Beauty, Talbots

***Scrip profit for August, September will be reported to your Fair Share accounts by the end of the month***
 

If you have questions, or for help on how to enroll……please email Lori.  Please include your name and your child’s name and if they are in band (include instrument) or Color Guard.

Blessings,

Lori 
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395


10/11/20

First Monday Night Rehearsal

 
Bradford Stadium on Monday, October 12 from 6pm-9pm.

Brass/Woodwinds/Battery/Color Guard

Front Ensemble will remain in Virtual Rehearsal with their staff, since all of their equipment is at home.
 

For more information, please click on the following link: 

Google Slide Presentation: Monday Night Rehearsal

All documents and Google Forms are available in the Marching Band Google Classroom in case you cannot access them from the G-Slides. 

All students are expected and required to follow all social distance guidelines and requirements as outlined in the presentation. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from rehearsal. 

Disciplinary consequences may follow.  


 Google Forms: 

Rehearsal Monday, Oct. 12

If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the Google Form to let us know if you are attending the rehearsal. We will need this information for our planning purposes.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_UFeOcMJ6pAgFl6lQuRLgiFTBsJIgQv_qCE0d4SAm7CKpiw/viewform

 Distance Learning Assignments

Please continue to complete all assignments in Google Classroom. We will continue to utilize the GC, Flipgrid, etc to help guide our classes. 

_____________________________________________________________

Booster Meeting

Please join us for our Booster Meeting via Zoom.

Tuesday Evening7:30pm

The Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the Booster Meeting.

____________________________________________________________

 Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

All percussion will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This will allow for us to focus on Percussion on Wednesday and the Winds on Thursday.  


Registration Forms

If you haven’t turned in your registration forms and Physical Participation forms, please do so ASAP.  See the blue lettered links below for the forms.  Scan and email them to me, or drop them off in the plastic tub on my porch at
1848 Barker Way, Placentia 


***Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in.  Do not include any payments with your registration.

1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
3.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
4.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
5.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
6.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
7.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms.(1 page)

Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com


Finance

Don’t forget to make sure you’re staying on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for VenmoChecks can be mailed to  
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.
____________________________________

 Venmo 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard (or band) payment” or “show shirt” etc.

Thanks,
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
finance@eldoradoband.com


Color Guard Fundraiser

Weeee’re Baaaack, and this time to have a little Halloween fun!  The Color Guard’s pink flamingos are resting after a Summer of fun, and their special friends the “flaminghouls” are here just for the month of October!  For $25 dollars we’ll surprise your friends & family with a flock of 16 flaminghouls in their front yard for 24 hours.  For $10 more, we’ll place a large Happy Birthday Sign, too.   This fundraiser runs throughOctober so if you’d like to “Haunt a Friend”, please use this link to complete the request form: 
https://forms.gle/zsdHj8MyUkFcBcfw5   


Shop With Scrip

Since August 1st, 
12 families have earned 
$405.31 
toward their Fair Share accounts.
And all they did was shop 
for the things they would ordinarily shop for – 
 groceries, gas, dining out and gifts!

Are you interested in finding out if your everyday purchases can help meet your child’s fair share and benefit El Dorado Golden Hawk Band and Color Guard? 

You can purchase eCards on the app while you are out shopping or if you prefer the physical plastic cards the deadline to order is: October 20th at 4pm for delivery by October 30th.  

(Next order: due November 3rd / delivery November 13

An example of how scrip works:  You buy a $100 Macy’s gift card through Shop With Scrip for $100.  Macy’s offers a 10% rebate so you earn $10

*Fee: 2.6% if you use a credit card for payment and 15 cents per order if you use your bank account. 

Please note: There is a service charge of $3 per order for plastic/physical cards (to defray shipping costs) and $1 per order of eCards – this amount is deducted before your earnings post to your fair share account.

An order can be any number of cards and value.  If it is placed at the same time, it constitutes an order. 

Rebate percentages vary but can be between 1.25% and 20%.  Please see website for specifics and for current/upcoming bonuses.

eCards are available to purchase 24/7 through the Shop With Scrip website:  shop.shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight App.


HOWEVER – some cards are only available in physical plastic cards – great for gift giving (perfect way to budget – buy some now for the holidays):

Visa and American Express 
Gas – Arco, Shell, Exxon
Grocery – Albertsons, Sprouts, Stater Bros
Fast Food – Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Wendy’s
Misc. retailers – Ace Hardware, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sally Beauty, Talbots

***Scrip profit for August, September will be reported to your Fair Share accounts by the end of the month***
 

If you have questions, or for help on how to enroll……please email Lori.  Please include your name and your child’s name and if they are in band (include instrument) or Color Guard.

Blessings,

Lori 
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395

10.04.20

Return to In-Person Rehearsals

As mentioned in BandApp, we have been given the green light to have in-person live rehearsals! 

After weeks of discussion, questions, and patience, PYLUSD has determined that Marching Bands are allowed to begin in-person rehearsals. Even though competitions and tournaments have been canceled this season, this will allow us to begin teaching Marching Band fundamentals to our students.

 We will plan on having our first full-ensemble rehearsal at Bradford Stadium on Monday, October 12 from 6p-9p.

Section rehearsals TBD (Color Guard, Percussion, Brass/Woodwind)

Our staff is eager and ready to get back to work and have been busy preparing and creating material to have a smaller-scale version of a field show. Since our initial announcement, more revisions to the process have been made. Please continue to read on to get an idea of what to expect.

 ________________________________________

 In-Person Rehearsals 
 

  1. All students are expected to participate.
    1. We would obviously like all students to participate in live rehearsals.
    2. Students who do not feel comfortable with participating live will be asked to participate via Zoom in order to access information. We will send out a Google Form Questionnaire to get an accurate count of who will be participating live or remotely. 
    3. When Hybrid Instruction begins in November, students who plan on staying in distance learning will still be able to participate in rehearsals outside of the school day.  
  2. Live Rehearsal and Social Distancing
    1. We will have staggered arrival and departure times to and from rehearsal and will utilize the different entrances/exits around Bradford to minimize contact between students.
    2. Students will be placed in cohorts (determined by instrumentation) of 14 students or less and will remain in those cohorts for the duration of the rehearsal. Cohorts will remain consistent in future rehearsals. 
    3. Cohorts will be spread out around the field.
    4. Staff will instruct from a distance like the track and stadium bleachers.
    5. Students who elect to attend via Zoom will be expected to participate in the activity with cameras on as if they were at the rehearsal. 
    6. For now, parents will not be allowed to observe rehearsal from the stands. 
  3. Goals of rehearsals
    1. To begin incorporating the kinesthetic aspect and conditioning of Marching Band.
    2. Color Guard will continue to work on equipment skill development and choreography. 
    3. Winds and Percussion will begin working on Marching Basics.
    4. Percussion will begin playing as it pertains to their instruments. 
    5. We are not able to have our Wind Section play yet. We will continue to work on this and hope to get clearance for them to begin playing soon. The district is working on purchasing bell covers for all instruments. 
  4. Program Goals
    1. First and foremost, our goal is to continue the legacy of excellence of our program by educating our students in the area of Marching Band.
    2. Our staff is committed to teaching marching basics, choreography, vocabulary, rehearsal etiquette, basics of drill, etc in order to maintain the culture of our program.
    3. We will attempt to produce a small version of a field show with socially distanced drill confined to the cohorts and hope to be able to record a performance of it and share it digitally. If we are able to perform it live at the end of the marching season, we will look at opportunities to do so. At this time, we are not clear on how to incorporate students into these performance possibilities who choose to participate via Zoom. We will continue to explore these options. 

Join us for an Optional Parent Meeting via Zoom to discuss In-Person Rehearsals

Wednesday, October 7 – 7pm

We will send out the Zoom link just before the meeting.
 


Distance Learning Assignments

Please continue to complete all assignments in Google Classroom. We will continue to utilize the GC, Flipgrid, etc to help guide our classes.


Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

All percussion will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This will allow for us to focus on Percussion on Wednesday and the Winds on Thursday. 


Registration

With in-person practice happening soon, it’s important that you turn in your registration forms and physicals as soon as possible.  Please tap here: eldoradoband.com/previous-land-of-band-files and scroll down until you find the registration information and scan and email the completed forms to me, or you can drop them off in the box on my porch.
Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com


Finance

Don’t forget to make sure you’re staying on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for VenmoChecks can be mailed to  
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.
___________________________

 Venmo 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard (or band) payment” or “show shirt” etc.


Color Guard Fundraisers

 Flaminghouls 

Weeee’re Baaaack, and this time to have a little Halloween fun!  The Color Guard’s pink flamingos are resting after a Summer of fun, and their special friends the “Skelamingos” are here just for the month of October!  For $25 dollars we’ll surprise your friends & family with a flock of 16 flaminghouls in their front yard for 24 hours.  For $10 more, we’ll place a large Happy Birthday Sign, too.   This fundraiser runs throughOctober so if you’d like to “Haunt a Friend”, please use this link to complete the request form: https://forms.gle/zsdHj8MyUkFcBcfw5   


______________________________________________

 Savers 

SAVERS Clothing Drive – Saturday, 10/10, is our used clothing drive with SAVERS.  We have contactless drop off Friday – anytime, and Saturday until noon, at 4882 Sanbert St, Placentia.   So if you have any used clothes, shoes, jackets, linens, or blankets, drop on by.  *Please no toys, household goods, furniture, etc… as this is specifically a soft goods/clothing drive* 
Thank you for your understanding and support!Cheryl Redfearn
eldoguard@gmail.com


Scrip

Have you shopped with Scrip yet?  Earn money back from regular purchases you make every day.  With the new Raise Right app, it’s easier than ever so contact scrip@eldoradoband.com to set up an account.

Today’s Rebate Deals:
Bath & Body Works – 17%
See’s Candy – 20%
Domino’s – 12%

Chili’s – 11%

Weekend grocery shopping?
Sprouts – 5%
Albertsons – 4%
Vons – 4%
Target – 2.5%
Walmart – 2.5%
Sam’s Club – 2.5%

Starbucks – 7%
Total Wine – 7%

Please visit ShopWith Scrip to see all the retailers available!

Ready to set up your account?

Please contact scrip@eldoradoband.com to get the enrollment code.

In your email please identify yourself, your student, their grade and instrument or color guard. Family or friends may join on your behalf with the same information. Thank you!

09.27.20

Distance Learning Assignments

Please stay on top of assignments that are being counted towards your grade during this time of distance learning. We are continuing to use Google Classroom to assign projects and assignments that will help you continue to develop as a musician in our program. Some assignments are direct uploads to Google Classroom, while others are in Google Forms, Google Docs, FlipGrid, etc.


Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

All percussion will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This will allow for us to focus on Percussion on Wednesday and the Winds on Thursday. 


Registration

Some of you still haven’t turned in your registration paperwork.  If you haven’t, please tap here: eldoradoband.com/previous-land-of-band-files and scroll down until you find the registration information and scan and email the completed forms to me, or you can drop them off in the box on my porch.
Thank you,
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com


Finance

Don’t forget to make sure you’re staying on top of your Fair-Share payments.  Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Go to http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal for the details about PayPal.  See info below for VenmoChecks can be mailed to  
El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871.
___________________________

 Venmo 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard (or band) payment” or “show shirt” etc.


Color Guard Fundraiser!

Weeee’re Baaaack, and this time to have a little Halloween fun!  The Color Guard’s pink flamingos are resting after a Summer of fun, and their special friends the “Skelamingos” are here just for the month of October!  For $25 dollars we’ll surprise your friends & family with a flock of 16 flaminghouls in their front yard for 24 hours.  For $10 more, we’ll place a large Happy Birthday Sign, too.   This fundraiser runs through October so if you’d like to “Haunt a Friend”, please use this link to complete the request form: https://forms.gle/zsdHj8MyUkFcBcfw5   

Thanks for your support!
Cheryl Redfearn
eldoguard@gmail.com


09.20.20

This Week

As we continue with distance learning, we encourage you to show your participation by having your videos on in all of your classes as well as show yourself on your screen! There is no point in having your video on if we can’t see you. Again, if you cannot have your video on for whatever reason, please let us know! 

Thank you to those who chose to turn their videos on. It certainly helps us to be more effective in our teaching! 


Back to School Night

Thank you to the many parents who joined us on Zoom for our Back to School Night! El Dorado received some high praise for the efficiency and informative evening we provided. So I would like to extend that praise to our students who help facilitate their BTSN schedule and our parents for being in attendance. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces!


Flexible 0 Period

 Attention Percussion! 

All percussion will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This will allow for us to focus on Percussion on Wednesday and the Winds on Thursday. 


 Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters 

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.


Color Guard Fundraiser!

The color guard team is having a dine-out fundraiser at 



.** New Placentia location **
1474 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia
This Tuesday!
09/22/2020 
  
4:00pm – 8:00pm   

Click here for
Chipotle Flyer
 
You can download and present the flyer to the cashier, show a picture of it from your smartphone, or simply state that you are with the El Dorado HS Color Guard.  You can also apply this fundraiser to on-line orders by entering promo code  WJ8WCNV.  If anyone wants to purchase a catering Burrito Box, that too can apply to our fundraiser.  For the catering box you do need to call 24 hrs. ahead to 1-800-CHIPOTLE
and

1.) Advise the person you are ordering from that you are participating in a fundraiser. 

2.) Also advise the cashier at pick-up and time of payment, that this is with the El Dorado HS Color Guard fundraiser. 


**Don’t forget to purchase a Chipotle gift card from Scrips and earn a rebate to your individual account.

Enjoy the night off from cooking & come support us!!Cheryl Redfearn
eldoguard@gmail.com


Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program!  You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the
El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Color Guard!
 
Let's Go Hawks!

09.13.20

First Full Week!

This week is our first full week of Distance Learning! We learned a lot these past couple of weeks and I feel much more comfortable with teaching online. Thank you to all of our students for being patient with us as we still learn how to navigate through our obstacles!
 

Google Classroom Assignments

Assignments have been assigned in Google Classroom. These assignments will be graded so please stay on top of them.

Back to School Night

Please join us for the Virtual Back to School Night this Wednesday, September 16 from 6pm-8:25pm. The Zoom links will be the same as your student’s links.

___________________________________

Flexible 0 Period

Attention Percussion!

All percussion will meet for 0 period on Tuesday and Wednesday!

This will allow for us to focus on Percussion on Wednesday and the Winds on Thursday. 

___________________________________

Samson Zoom Code Change

To facilitate efficient Zoom Log-ins, Samson will be creating 1 code for all of his classes and check for understanding sessions. This code will be posted in Google Classroom as well as Aeries.

____________________________________________________________

Zoom Tips for Students

(Parents, please read) 

We want all of our students to be successful during distance learning. In order for that to happen, we made some observations during our first week of school. Here are some tips that can help you facilitate learning:
 

  1. Be in the waiting room 5 minutes early so we can let you in and start right away. 
  2. Try to make your screen presentable! Check your lighting, your background, and frame. Your teachers want to see and interact with you. It’s hard to do that when we just see your silhouette. It doesn’t have to be a movie set, but just clear! 
  3. During times of physical participation, please have your videos on. We understand that this may affect your wifi strength. If it does, please let us know.
  4. If you have any technical issues, please let us know right away.
  5. Most importantly! Avoid side conversations on other devices with other students! 
    • It is very tempting and easy to have side conversations via text message on your devices and quite often, we can tell if you are having them. We are working extremely hard to prepare to instruct online and find it very distracting when we see students having there own thing going on. Ask yourself, “Would I be doing this during a normal band rehearsal?” If the answer is “No”, don’t do it in our Zooms! Ultimately, it comes down to how you carry yourself as a student and since we would normally hold you to a very high standard, we expect your best. We will not hesitate to request a parent conference with individual students if this continues. 
  6. That’s it for now!

____________________________________________________________

 Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.

____________________________________________________________

Last Call for Communication Connections!

We will be omitting this section of the Land of Band next weekend. If you haven’t signed up, please do so!

Remind 101 and Band App

We will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.  

Remind 101

If you have not subscribed to Remind101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.

GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z

 ___________________________________________________________________

To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.

Band App https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3

Or you may use the QR code

Leave/Unsubscribe

If you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble to make room for others.

Unsubscribe from Remind101

https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-class

Unsubscribe from Band App

https://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051


Color Guard Fundraiser!

The color guard team is having a dine-out fundraiser at 

Chipotle 
** New Placentia location **
1474 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia  
09/22/2020   
4:00pm – 8:00pm   

Click here for
Chipotle Flyer
 
You can download and present the flyer to the cashier, show a picture of it from your smartphone, or simply state that you are with the El Dorado HS Color Guard.  You can also apply this fundraiser to on-line orders by entering promo code  WJ8WCNV.  If anyone wants to purchase a catering Burrito Box, that too can apply to our fundraiser.  For the catering box you do need to call 24 hrs. ahead to 1-800-CHIPOTLE
and

1.) Advise the person you are ordering from that you are participating in a fundraiser. 

2.) Also advise the cashier at pick-up and time of payment, that this is with the El Dorado HS Color Guard fundraiser. 


**Don’t forget to purchase a Chipotle gift card from Scrips and earn a rebate to your individual account.

Enjoy the night off from cooking & come support us!!Cheryl Redfearn
eldoguard@gmail.com


Booster Meeting Minutes

Here are the links to the Booster Meeting Minutes for the August 18th and Sept. 8th meetings held via Zoom.

Aug. 18th Booster Minutes

Sept. 8th Booster Minutes

09.07.20

Happy Labor Day!

After a great first week of school, it was nice to have an extended weekend! 

Thank you to all of our students who were flexible, patient, and attentive during our first week of distance learning. We are all trying to get used to this way of learning, so I appreciate the grace that was given to us as we attempted to navigate through Zooms, Nearpods, Sync-Tube, etc. 


Tips for Students

(Parents, please read) 

We want all of our students to be successful during distance learning. In order for that to happen, we made some observations during our first week of school. Here are some tips that can help you facilitate learning: 

  1. Be in the waiting room 5 minutes early so we can let you in and start right away. 
  2. Try to make your screen presentable! Check your lighting, your background, and frame. Your teachers want to see and interact with you. It’s hard to do that when we just see your silhouette. It doesn’t have to be a movie set, but just clear! 
  3. During times of physical participation, please have your videos on. We understand that this may affect your wifi strength. If it does, please let us know.
  4. If you have any technical issues, please let us know right away.
  5. Most importantly! Avoid side conversations on other devices with other students! 
    • It is very tempting and easy to have side conversations via text message on your devices and quite often, we can tell if you are having them. We are working extremely hard to prepare to instruct online and find it very distracting when we see students having there own thing going on.  Ask yourself, “Would I be doing this during a normal band rehearsal?”  If the answer is “No”, don’t do it in our Zooms!  Ultimately, it comes down to how you carry yourself as a student and since we would normally hold you to a very high standard, we expect your best.  We will not hesitate to request a parent conference with individual students if this continues. 
  6. That’s it for now!

 Booster Meeting!

Tuesday, September 8th

7:30pm via Zoom

Please join us!

We will email the link prior to the meeting.


Venmo

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.

______________________________________________ 

Google Classroom

We will be setting up new Google Classrooms for all of our Band Classes. Information will be sent in an email to student district email accounts via Aries and/or invitations will be sent through Google Classroom. Either way, you’ll get the information! 

All members (returning and new) must subscribe!

Marching Band Class Code: fuvnyed

____________________________________________________________

Remind 101 and Band App

We will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.   

Remind 101

If you have not subscribed to Remind101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.

GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z

 _______________________________________________________________________________
Band App 

To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.

https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3

Or you may use the QR code

 Leave/Unsubscribe

If you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble to make room for others.

Unsubscribe from Remind101

https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-class

Unsubscribe from Band App

https://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051


Finance

 Charms Portal Updated 

As far as I am aware, all Freshmen students have been entered into
Charms. Returning students that were due a travel carryover credit from
the 2019-2020 school year have had the credit recorded. The carryover
credit will be used first to cover student expenses.

All students have been assigned into their known groups: Marching Band,
Color Guard, and Jazz Bands.

In addition, deposits that have been received have been recorded as
well. For future deposits, please give me a week to see it reflected in
Charms. If you don’t see it, drop me an email.

I ask that everyone try to log into Charms to verify they can log in,
and that their passwords are reset for the new requirements. As a
reminder, the new requirements are:

At least 8 characters.
A combination of alpha/numeric characters.
One capital letter.


Here is the link to the Parent/Student area.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

If you are unable to log into charms using their student ID as their
username, please drop me an email with your student’s name and student
ID number.  This will let me make sure they had the user ID’s and
passwords reset. I’ll let you know when it has been fixed.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at:
finance@eldoradoband.com

Thanks,
Ken Ostaszewski

**Remember to stay on top of your Fair Share payments.


Color Guard Fundraisers

The color guard team is having a dine-out fundraiser at 

Chipotle
** New Placentia location **
1474 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia  
09/22/2020   
4:00pm – 8:00pm   

Click here for

Chipotle Flyer

You can download and present the flyer to the cashier, show a picture of it from your smartphone, or simply state that you are with the El Dorado HS Color Guard.  You can also apply this fundraiser to on-line orders by entering promo code  WJ8WCNV.  If anyone wants to purchase a catering Burrito Box, that too can apply to our fundraiser.  For the catering box you do need to call 24 hrs. ahead to 1-800-CHIPOTLE
and

1.) Advise the person you are ordering from that you are participating in a fundraiser. 
2.) Also advise the cashier at pick-up and time of payment, that this is with the El Dorado HS Color Guard fundraiser. 

**Don’t forget to purchase a Chipotle gift card from Scrips and earn a rebate to your individual account. Scroll down for Scrip info.

Enjoy the night off from cooking & come support us!!
______________________________________________

Savers Fundraiser

The EDHS Color Guard has a Savers Fundraiser coming up.  Soft items (blankets, pillows, shoes, clothes, towels, etc.) are being collected right now.  We are doing a pre-load of items on September 12th and 13th into the band trailer. 

The trailer will be parked on Sanbert Street near Lyman Avenue in Placentia.

Feel free to drop any of your soft good items by the band trailer and we will load them (contactless).   If you cannot make the drop off but have items to donate, or have any questions on the fundraiser, please contact Celeste Staggs via e-mail tcstaggs@hotmail.com.
 


Scrip

***NEW***NEW***NEW***

Already using Shop With Scrip??
Download the new RaiseRight app 
**use your current Shop With Scrip credentials**
** streamlined for smartphone use**

Earning $ for your Fair Share account has never been easier – now with the RaiseRight app.

If you buy groceries and gas, shop at Home Depot, Target, Walmart or Amazon (plus hundreds of other retailers) and are not using Shop With Scrip/Raise Right you are losing out!  

NEW TO SCRIP?
How does scrip work?  Here is a simple example:  You buy a $50 gift card – pay $50 for that gift card – El Dorado Band Boosters will receive the profit that is listed clearly on the site (typically between 2% and 15% of face value).  Shop With Scrip negotiates buying the gift cards at a discount – and we sell them to you at face value.  You get what you pay for plus a little boost that goes to your fair share.

TAKE A LOOK
Today, take a few minutes and visit Shop With Scrip and see the many choices you have.  The majority of Scrip retailers offer an e-card option.  What does this mean?  You can purchase the e-card while you are shopping, or just about to checkout, and load it onto your smartphone.  If you prefer, physical gift cards may be ordered, but they have a two to three week turnaround.


READY TO SIGN UP?
Please take a few minutes today and enroll in our Shop With Scrip program.  Please send an email to:  scrip@eldoradoband.com and ask for the enrollment code – please include your name and your student’s name and if they are in band or color guard.

Once enrolled be sure to download the new RaiseRight app

If you have any questions please contact me.
Blessings,
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.co

8/30/20

  First Day of School!Our First Day of School is upon us!  We are looking forward to getting the school year underway, even if it’s through Distance Learning! New Google Classrooms will be set up for each class and information will be sent out tomorrow (Monday, Aug 31). Zoom links to our classes will also be sent out via email. We know that the beginning of the school year looks very different than what we are normally used to. However, the band staff is still very grateful to be able to work with our program and we are invested in providing the best instruction that we can.I look forward to seeing all of you this week! _______________

Venmo
El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo:@ElDorado-BandBoostersThis should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc
______________________________________________ 
Google ClassroomWe will be setting up new Google Classrooms for all of our Band Classes. Information will be sent in an email to student district email accounts via Aries and/or invitations will be sent through Google Classroom. Either way, you’ll get the information! All members (returning and new) must subscribe!Marching Band Class Code: fuvnyed
____________________________________________________________
Remind 101 and Band App
We will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.   
Remind 101
If you have not subscribed to Remind101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.
GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters:
Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z 
_______________________________________________________________________________
Band App  To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3Or you may use the QR code Leave/UnsubscribeIf you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble to make room for others.Unsubscribe from Remind101https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-classUnsubscribe from Band Apphttps://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051 

Scrip
***NEW***NEW***NEW***

Already using Shop With Scrip??
Download the new RaiseRight app 
**use your current Shop With Scrip credentials**
** streamlined for smartphone use**

Earning $ for your Fair Share account has never been easier – now with the RaiseRight app.

If you buy groceries and gas, shop at Home Depot, Target, Walmart or Amazon (plus hundreds of other retailers) and are not using Shop With Scrip/Raise Right you are losing out!  

NEW TO SCRIP?
How does scrip work?  Here is a simple example:  You buy a $50 gift card – pay $50 for that gift card – El Dorado Band Boosters will receive the profit that is listed clearly on the site (typically between 2% and 15% of face value).  Shop With Scrip negotiates buying the gift cards at a discount – and we sell them to you at face value.  You get what you pay for plus a little boost that goes to your fair share.

TAKE A LOOK
Today, take a few minutes and visit Shop With Scrip and see the many choices you have.  The majority of Scrip retailers offer an e-card option.  What does this mean?  You can purchase the e-card while you are shopping, or just about to checkout, and load it onto your smartphone.  If you prefer, physical gift cards may be ordered, but they have a two to three week turnaround.


READY TO SIGN UP?
Please take a few minutes today and enroll in our Shop With Scrip program.  Please send an email to:  scrip@eldoradoband.com and ask for the enrollment code – please include your name and your student’s name and if they are in band or color guard.

Once enrolled be sure to download the new RaiseRight app

If you have any questions please contact me.
Blessings,
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
 
Registration PacketsIf you haven’t completed your registration forms, please get them done as soon as possible and get them to me via one of the ways described below.  Thank you!***Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in.  Click on the blue lettered links to get to the documents.1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
3.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
4.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
5.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
6.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
7.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms.(1 page) PLEASE NOTE: Due to the cancellation of this year’s marching season, uniform measurements will not be taken this year.Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Web Site,www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!
________________________________________________________________
How/Where To Turn in Your Forms

Please submit your completed registration packets by either:
 Scanning your completed packet and emailing it to vpres@eldoradoband.com (Preferred method).
     Or,
you can mail or drop off your registration forms to the following address:

Gina Brown     
1848 Barker Way
Placentia CA 92870

If you choose to drop off your paperwork, please place it in the plastic container on my porch.

**Do not include your Fair Share payment with your registration paperwork. Click here for payment options: http://www.eldoradoband.com/registration

________________________________________________________

Most Common Missing Items/Mistakes in Registration Paperwork
Missing copy of insurance card- front and back
Not circling t-shirt size for show shirt on the Uniform Agreement
Do you want your student to ride on the bus? Then check the “District Bus” box AND the Commercial Charter box on the Parent Permission form.
 (Jazz Band, Color Guard and Winter Drumline Students should also check the box “Private Auto Driven by Parent”.)
Even though we aren’t competing this season, please check these boxes anyway.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact me, Gina Brown, at vpres@eldoradoband.com.Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program!  You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Color Guard!   Let’s Go Hawks!

8/16/20

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! Our Virtual Band Camp continues this week. It has been great seeing all of our students and our staff in our different Zoom sessions. So far, our students have been engaged in our instruction and I hope that continues this week. We have also been active with Google Classroom and BandApp. I encourage everyone to continue this great work as it builds momentum into our school year. 

____________________________________________________________

Virtual Booster Meeting

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 

7:30pm, via Zoom

Parents!! Please join us for our first Virtual Band Booster meeting of 2020! This will be a great opportunity for our Booster Board and Staff to see you, to explain how we are approaching this year, and to answer any questions about the upcoming year that you may have.  

The Zoom link will be sent home in an email prior to the meeting.

Hope to see you there! 
____________________________________________________________

Virtual Band Camp Continues

We will stick to the same format this week in terms of schedule.

Please see below!
 

Attention Juniors and Freshman

Your registration dates at El Dorado are this Wednesday (Juniors) and Friday (Freshman) from 8am-noon. If possible, try not to miss our morning Zoom session, 8:30am-11am. If you have to join late or leave early to accommodate registration, no problem. Just let us know!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Morning Block
Visual/Team Building 
 
Winds and Perc
8:30a-11a
Color Guard
10:30a-11a
Afternoon 
Music Block



Winds and Perc
1p-3p
Afternoon
CG Block
 



Color Guard
4p-6p

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Fair Share

There have been many questions regarding our “Fair Share”. Our “Fair Share” has allowed us to develop and maintain our program throughout the years. Although our Marching Band performances (football games, tournaments, championships) have been canceled due to Covid-19, we have not canceled the Golden Hawk Marching Band.  

We have gone through our budget and eliminated many things that pertained to our Marching Season such as transportation costs, entrance fees to tournaments, food, show design, etc and are not requiring students to purchase shoes, marching band performance apparel (undergear), and other things of that nature. Unfortunately, we have also let go of some staff members who have joined us over the past few years. Luckily, they understand the situation and are hoping to join us again next year. 

During this time, we are still obligated to run this program as best as we can which still comes at a cost that the school district does not pay for. The “Fair Share” covers things like current Visual/Percussion/Color Guard staff, instrument repair, purchase of new music, administrative fees for our Booster Organization, etc. Although we still have a “Fair Share” it is significantly less than what it usually is for a typical Marching Season. 

I know this is a difficult time for everyone. Our Booster Board has come up with different payment options to help any situation. Of course, we will continue to have opportunities to fund raise for our program throughout the year.  

The El Dorado Marching Band staff is committed to providing each and every member of our program with a superior level education in the Marching Arts throughout the year, even if it means we have to teach through a computer screen. We are currently working on performance opportunities for our Marching Band. Whether it’s live or virtual, we do not know yet. But as we always say, “It’s not about the trophies, it’s about the journey.” I know we will get through this rough part of our journey together. 

 For more information on Fair Share and how to make a payment, you can scroll down to “2020 Fair Share”. 

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Communication

We will continue to use the following platforms for communication: 

Land of Band Email

Weekly newsletters and emails about our program. 

Google Classroom

Classroom Bulletin Board with music files, assignments, etc. 

Remind101

Quick text messaging system for sections, ensembles, and boosters.

BandApp

Social Media based app for pictures, announcements, calendars, chatrooms.

Please see below for further information.

______________________________________________

Google Classroom Update

We have set up a new Google Classroom for the 2020-2021 year for the Marching Band.  We will be using this to get music, drill, and other materials to you that you will need to be successful.  Please take some time to register for the new Google Classroom for the upcoming year.

All members (returning and new) must subscribe!

Class Code: fuvnyed

____________________________________________________________

Remind 101 and Band App

We will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.  

Remind 101

If you have not subscribed to Remind 101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.

GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z

Band App
 To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3

Or you may use the QR code


Leave/Unsubscribe

If you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we begin to reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble to make room for others. 

Unsubscribe from Remind101https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-class

Unsubscribe from Band Apphttps://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051

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REGISTRATION 

Thank you to everyone who turned in their registration paperwork.  If you didn’t turn yours in yet, please do so as soon as possible.  Scroll down for the different ways you can turn them in. Please make sure that you read over all of the attached documents and fill in and sign all of the forms.  Remember, keep a copy of everything for your self.  If you turned in your Physical to the Athletic Director, please email me, Gina, at vpres@eldoradoband.com and let me know.
___________________________________________________

Registration Forms

Below you will find the forms and documents needed for registration. Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in.  Click on the blue lettered links to get to the documents.

1.  Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2.  Band Camp Schedule– Please read
3.  Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
4.  District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
5.  Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Because we are having a virtual band camp, the physical does not have to be turned in by Friday, Aug. 14th, but please get it done as soon as possible and turn it in. Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical.  If you turned it in to the Athletic Director, please let me know.
6.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
7.  Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
8.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms.(1 page) PLEASE NOTE: Due to the cancellation of this year’s marching season, uniform measurements will not be taken this year.

Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Web Site,www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!
________________________________________________________________

How/Where To Turn in Your Forms

This year we are encouraging you to submit your completed registration packets by either:
 Scanning your completed packet and emailing it to vpres@eldoradoband.com (Preferred method).
     Or,
you can mail or drop off your registration forms to the following address:
Gina Brown     
1848 Barker Way, Placentia CA 92870
If you choose to drop off your paperwork, please place it in the plastic container on the porch.

**Do not include your Fair Share payment with your registration paperwork. See below for instructions on paying your Fair Share.
________________________________________________________

Most Common Missing Items/Mistakes in Registration Paperwork

  • Missing copy of insurance card- front and back
  • Not circling t-shirt size for show shirt on the Uniform Agreement
  • Do you want your student to ride on the bus? Then check the “District Bus” box AND the Commercial Charter box on the Parent Permission form.  (Jazz Band, Color Guard and Winter Drumline Students should also check the box “Private Auto Driven by Parent”.) Even though we aren’t competing this season, please check these boxes anyway.


If you have any questions about registration, please contact me, Gina Brown, at vpres@eldoradoband.com.
 


2020 Fair Share

$425

Fair Share Payment Options
We know it can be difficult at the beginning of the year to cover expenses, so here are 3 examples of how you can organize your payments to enable you to pay your Fair Share in the method most convenient for your family. 
● Plan 1 – Payment in full by, August 14th.
● Plan 2 – 50%  by August 14th,  and the remaining 50% by Sept. 1st.
● Plan 3 – 25% by Aug. 14th,  25% by Sept. 1st, and 25% by Oct. 1st, and the remaining 25% by Nov 2nd.

Again, these are just suggestions that can help keep your payments organized.

If you need different arrangements or have questions about your band finances,  please contact our Finance Secretary, Ken Ostaszewski at finance@eldoradoband.com.
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There are 3 ways to pay your Fair Share:

Venmo– You can now make payments through Venmo! 

We have already had quite a few people make payments for various things like drumline shirts, band yearbooks, and fall participation contributions! 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.
PayPal– El Dorado High School Band Boosters, Inc.
Go to  http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal to make a payment through PayPal.

or,

Mail–  Make checks out to: El Dorado Band Boosters, include your student’s name and that the check is for Fair Share, and mail it to:
El Dorado Band Boosters
P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871

– If school opens this fall, your checks can be dropped into the Black Box located near the entrance inside the Band room.
Don’t forget, your Fair Share Participation Contributions are Tax Deductible!  The Treasurer (treas@eldoradoband.com) can provide tax donation letters at the end of the year, if requested.  And if any of your employers offer charitable donation matching, we also qualify for those programs and would appreciate any corporate donations!
Remember, if you have any questions regarding registration, don’t hesitate to contact me at 
vpres@eldoradoband.com.
Thank you,
Gina Brown


Finance

Hello and welcome to a new school year! My name is Ken Ostaszewski, and I am taking over as Financial Secretary this year. My daughter, Wendy, is in 11th grade and plays trombone in the Marching Band, as well as Jazz 1. For the past few years, I’ve been helping out with the MIB (Men In Black) with schlepping props and large instruments to competitions. Bear with me as I get up to speed. I am still in the process of updating/reviewing returning student’s registrations, and adding the Freshmen into the Charms portal.

For new parents, Charms is the web portal that allows you to see your students information, and balances due. I’ll let you know in a later LOB when their accounts are ready.

For returning students, some students have credits from the cancelled events of last school year. I am checking on what was recorded as a credit on their accounts, and making sure they are correct. Due to this credit, your balance due for this year may be affected. In addition, Charms has updated its password requirements. When you first try to log into Charms, it will take you to a screen to setup your new password. 

The new requirements are:

  • At least 8 characters.
  • A combination of alpha/numeric characters.
  • One capital letter.
     

Here is the link to the Parent/Student area.https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: finance@eldoradoband.com

Regards, 

Ken Ostaszewski
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary 

8/9/20

Land of Band and Color Guard****Please read this entire email.  There is a lot of important information regarding band registration, Fair Share, and the Virtual Band Camp.

Virtual Band Camp Begins
We begin our “Virtual Band Camp” (VBC) this week! Although we would love to meet live in person on campus, we are not able to do so due to Covid-19. However, that will not stop us from learning, progressing, and most of all, from being a part of the Golden Hawks Marching Band!

Details, Details, Details!
General
Winds and Percussion will meet at the same time.
Color Guard will join Winds/Perc for a short time in the morning and then will have their own rehearsal block with the CG staff. 
During our Zoom sessions, we will move into pre-determined Breakout Rooms. 
You must log-in with your SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS in order for the Breakout Rooms to work. 
Zoom links will be posted in the Marching Band Google Classroom in the morning.
Please do not share these links outside of our organization.
If you have not joined the G-Classroom, please do so now.
The Class Code is: fuvnyed Have water!Morning Block

Visual/Team Building 

Winds and Perc
8:30a-11a

Color Guard
10:30a-11a
(this is updated from our previous schedule)
Winds and Percussion – all students (including Front Ensemble) will begin in our stretch block and physical training.
Don’t forget, you get P.E. Credit for Marching Band!You can be inside or outside, just make sure you have enough room to engage in the activity! If you choose to be outside, make sure your device is charged or plugged in somehow.
Wear sunblock!You may need your instrument.
Have it ready just in case. 
If you don’t have one already, download a Running Tracker App onto your Smartphone.
We will be using it to log our physical training. I suggest “Map My Fitness”, “Nike Run Club” or “Runkeeper”.
There are many out there. If you already have one that tracks distance, time, and shows a map, feel free to use it!
If you are unable to do this, please let me know and we’ll figure something else out. Afternoon Music Block

Winds and Perc
1p-3pYou will need your instrument and sheet music! (Warm-ups, Pep-Band Music, March). We will have Breakout Rooms for large sections (Woodwind, Brass, Battery, Front Ensemble). Afternoon CG Block

Color Guard
4p-6p
Rehearsal block will be similar to what you have been doing all summer with the Color Guard staff. Keep up the great work! 

I know this isn’t the most ideal situation, but if we all commit to this and enter VBC with an open mind, we will grow over the next couple of weeks as a program! If you have any questions, please ask!
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Fair ShareThere have been many questions regarding our “Fair Share”. Our “Fair Share” has allowed us to develop and maintain our program throughout the years. Although our Marching Band performances (football games, tournaments, championships) have been canceled due to Covid-19, we have not canceled the Golden Hawk Marching Band. We have gone through our budget and eliminated many things that pertained to our Marching Season such as transportation costs, entrance fees to tournaments, food, show design, etc and are not requiring students to purchase shoes, marching band performance apparel (undergear), and other things of that nature. Unfortunately, we have also let go of some staff members who have joined us over the past few years. Luckily, they understand the situation and are hoping to join us again next year. During this time, we are still obligated to run this program as best as we can which still comes at a cost that the school district does not pay for. The “Fair Share” covers things like current Visual/Percussion/Color Guard staff, instrument repair, purchase of new music, administrative fees for our Booster Organization, etc. Although we still have a “Fair Share” it is significantly less than what it usually is for a typical Marching Season.I know this is a difficult time for everyone. Our Booster Board has come up with different payment options to help any situation. Of course, we will continue to have opportunities to fund raise for our program throughout the year. The El Dorado Marching Band staff is committed to providing each and every member of our program with a superior level education in the Marching Arts throughout the year, even if it means we have to teach through a computer screen. We are currently working on performance opportunities for our Marching Band. Whether it’s live or virtual, we do not know yet. But as we always say, “It’s not about the trophies, it’s about the journey.” I know we will get through this rough part of our journey together.  For more information on Fair Share and how to make a payment, you can scroll down to “2020 Fair Share”.
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Communication
We will continue to use the following platforms for communication: Land of Band EmailWeekly newsletters and emails about our program.Google ClassroomClassroom Bulleting Board with music files, assignments, etc.Remind101Quick text messaging system for sections, ensembles, and boosters.BandAppSocial Media based app for pictures, announcements, calendars, chatrooms.Please see below for further information.
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Google Classroom UpdateWe have set up a new Google Classroom for the 2020-2021 year for the Marching Band.  We will be using this to get music, drill, and other materials to you that you will need to be successful.  Please take some time to register for the new Google Classroom for the upcoming year. All members (returning and new) must subscribe!Class Code: fuvnyed
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Remind 101 and Band AppWe will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.  Remind 101If you have not subscribed to Remind 101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.
GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z

Band App
To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3Or you may use the QR code

Leave/UnsubscribeIf you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we begin to reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble to make room for others.Unsubscribe from Remind101https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-class Unsubscribe from Band Apphttps://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051____________________________________________________________

REGISTRATION FOR THE EL DORADO BAND AND COLOR GUARD
2020-21 PROGRAM!

To facilitate the registration process this year, we are emailing the registration forms packet for your convenience. We will not be holding an in person registration day.  Please make sure that you read over all of the attached documents and fill in and sign all of the forms that need to be turned in by Friday, Aug. 14th.  Remember, keep a copy of all of your forms for your self.
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Registration Forms
Below you will find the forms and documents needed for registration. Please make note of which forms are just for reading and which ones are to be completed and turned in. 

1. Welcome to the El Dorado Band and Color Guard Letter– Please read; You don’t need to print out and turn in.
2. Band Camp Schedule– Please read
3. Getting to Know Your Packet– This page will guide you through filling out your forms. You don’t need to print it out or turn it in.
4. District Registration Forms– Print out, complete, and sign each page to be turned in.  (5 pages)
5. Athletic Physical Form and Copy of Insurance Card (back and front)- If you haven’t already gotten your physical done, please print this form out and return it completed as soon as you are able to get an appointment.  Because we are having a virtual band camp, the physical does not have to be turned in by Friday, Aug. 14th, but please get it done as soon as possible and turn it in. Click here for a list of medical facilities that can help facilitate a physical. 
6.Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn in with reg. packet. 
7.Band Communication– Please read.  This document explains the different ways the Band Director and Booster Board will communicate with families. Do not turn in with reg. packet.
8.  Constitution, Communication, and Uniform Agreement Signature Form– Please sign and date this form after reading the Band Constitution and Communication documents above, then print it out to be turned in with the rest of the registration forms.(1 page) PLEASE NOTE: Due to the cancellation of this year’s marching season, Uniform measurements will not be taken this year.Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Web Site,www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!
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How/Where To Turn in Your Forms

This year we are encouraging you to submit your completed registration packets by either:
 Scanning your completed packet and emailing it to vpres@eldoradoband.com (Preferred method).
Or,
you can mail or drop off your registration forms to the following address:
Gina Brown
1848 Barker Way, Placentia CA 92870
If you choose to drop off your paperwork, please place it in the plastic container on the porch.

**Do not include your Fair Share payment with your registration paperwork. See below for instructions on paying your Fair Share.
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Most Common Missing Items/Mistakes in Registration Paperwork
Missing copy of insurance card- front and back
Not circling t-shirt size for show shirt on the Uniform Agreement
Do you want your student to ride on the bus? Then check the “District Bus” box AND the Commercial Charter box on the Parent Permission form.  (Jazz Band, Color Guard and Winter Drumline Students should also check the box “Private Auto Driven by Parent”.) Even though we aren’t competing this season, please check these boxes anyway.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact me, Gina Brown, at vpres@eldoradoband.com.

2020 Fair Share

$425
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Fair Share Payment Options
We know it can be difficult at the beginning of the year to cover expenses, so here are 3 examples of how you can organize your payments to enable you to pay your Fair Share in the method most convenient for your family. 
● Plan 1 – Payment in full by, August 14th.
● Plan 2 – 50%  by August 14th,  and the remaining 50% by Sept. 1st.
● Plan 3 – 25% by Aug. 14th,  25% by Sept. 1st, and 25% by Oct. 1st, and the remaining 25% by Nov 2nd.

Again, these are just suggestions that can help keep your payments organized.

If you need different arrangements or have questions about your band finances,  please contact our Finance Secretary, Ken Ostaszewski at finance@eldoradoband.com.
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There are 3 ways to pay your Fair Share:

Venmo– @ElDorado-BandBoosters

PayPal– El Dorado High School Band Boosters, Inc.
Go to  http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal to make a payment through PayPal.

or,

Mail–  Make checks out to: El Dorado Band Boosters, include your student’s name and that the check is for Fair Share, and mail it to:
El Dorado Band Boosters
P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92871

– If school opens this fall, your checks can be dropped into the Black Box located near the entrance inside the Band room.
Don’t forget, your Fair Share Participation Contributions are Tax Deductible!  The Treasurer (treas@eldoradoband.com) can provide tax donation letters at the end of the year, if requested.  And if any of your employers offer charitable donation matching, we also qualify for those programs and would appreciate any corporate donations!
Remember, if you have any questions regarding registration, don’t hesitate to contact me at 
vpres@eldoradoband.com.
Thank you,
Gina Brown
Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program!  You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Color Guard!   Let’s Go Hawks!

Land of Band and Color Guard – Summer Update 7/12/20

Summer Update!

I hope you are enjoying your summer! 

You deserve some time off after an eventful and crazy school year.

Please take some time to read this email. It will contain a lot of information regarding communication, band camp, and the upcoming school year.


Band Camp

Band Camp is still scheduled for August 10th-14th and August 17th-21st. 

We hope that we will be able to hold our band camp on campus. If that is a possibility, we will have some different ways to approach our camp based on a “summer safety plan”, but we will begin preparing for the school year!


If we are not able to meet on campus…

Band Camp will go Virtual!

Yes, you read that correctly! We will still meet online and go through marching basics, conditioning, music, choreography, etc. 

Stay tuned for details! 


Marching Band

If you haven’t heard by now, the 2020 SCSBOA Marching Band Championships have been canceled due to Covid-19. This is devastating news for the Marching Arts and for our program. It is always a great experience for the programs that participate in it and is a huge loss for our fall season experience. 

However…

WE ARE NOT CANCELING MARCHING BAND!

We will still have a marching band season but will have to work within the parameters that are given to us. Our band staff is dedicated to teaching you everything we normally would about marching, color guard, and music. The only difference will be in the complexity of show design and our performance venue. We will be working through these details in the next few weeks as we approach “Band Camp”. We appreciate your patience during this time. We, as a staff, have never been through this before, so it’s terrifying but exciting! We are looking forward to the challenge and hope you will be along for the ride! 

In the meantime….

Practice your instrument or color guard skills!

Get out and exercise!

Eat nutritiously and hydrate often!

Stay positive!

***An email containing Band and Color Guard registration paperwork and information will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.


Communication

We will continue to use the following platforms for communication:

Land of Band Email

Weekly newsletters and emails pertaining to our program.

Google Classroom

Classroom Bulletin Board with music files, assignments, etc.

Remind101

Quick text messaging system for sections, ensembles, and boosters.

BandApp

Social Media based app for pictures, announcements, calendar, chatrooms.

Please see below for further information.


Google Classroom Update

We have set up a new Google Classroom for the 2020-2021 year for the Marching Band.  We will be using this to get music, drill, and other materials to you that you will need to be successful.  Please take some time to register for the new Google Classroom for the upcoming year.
 

All members (returning and new) must subscribe!

Class Code: fuvnyed


Remind 101 and Band App

We will continue to use Remind 101 and Band App for communication. Since our program is so large, we will not be resetting each class/app.  

Remind 101

If you have not subscribed to Remind101, please do so by texting the “code” to the number 81010.

GroupText Code to 81010
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boosta-k
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostl-z

Band App

To get registered with Band App please use the following link that will take you directly to our Golden Hawks Marching Band page.

https://band.us/n/a2a63eK6o72f3


Leave/Unsubscribe

If you would like to unsubscribe from either, please do that at your own discretion. If we reach capacity in Remind 101, I will begin removing students no longer in the program/ensemble in order to make room for others.

Unsubscribe from Remind101

https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-Leave-a-class

Unsubscribe from Band App

https://band.us/cs/help/detail/1051


Venmo

You can now make payments through Venmo! 

We have already had quite a few people make payments for various things like drum line shirts, band yearbooks, and fall participation contributions! 

El Dorado Band Boosters Venmo

@ElDorado-BandBoosters

This should make it easier for you to make payments throughout the school year! Please be sure to note who your student is and what the payment is for. For example, “color guard payment” or “show shirt” etc.


Athletic Clearance for 2020-21 School Year

If you are a returning member, don’t forget to make an appointment with your Doctor for a physical and to get your Pre-Participation Physical form filled out and signed. If for some reason, you aren’t able to get in to see your Doctor, or are having trouble accessing healthcare, click on the link below that will take you to a letter from the district office with a list of medical facilities that are offering Pre-Participation Physicals.  There you’ll find contact information as well as pricing for their service.  The completed and signed form is required for Band Camp, so don’t put it off until the last minute. 

Once you’ve got your physical form signed, please make 2-3 copies of it.  We need one for our band records, and you should keep one for yourself just in case.  Also, you will need another copy to turn in to the office if you are planning to play on a sport team.  Hold on to your completed form until we start band registration.

Here are the links for the Physical Form and the Medical Facilities List:


Pre-Participation Form

Medical Facility Options (English and Spanish)

Thanks!
Gina Brown
vpres@eldoradoband.com


Ways and Means

 Here are some of the things you can do right now to help:

1. Use Shop With Scrip – even if you just use for groceries and gas it will go a long way.  Add in your Target, Walmart and fast food runs and you will be well on your way to minimizing your direct cash outlay.  Many are ScripNow and can be loaded into your virtual ‘wallet’ on your smartphone – or you can always printout if you prefer.  Questions?  Contact Lori scrip@eldoradoband.com .

2When you shop at Ralph’s be sure to use Community Rewards.

3. Please remember to use Amazon Smile for all your Amazon purchases.  In the search we are listed as El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc. 

4.  Closet Clean Out?   Unfortunately, our Savers Fundrive will not be scheduled before September.  It would be great if you could set aside and save your clothing and household discards until then and of course, we will let you know as soon as we have it scheduled.  

5. Read every issue of Land of Band

6. Volunteer when you can.  

If you have any questions please contact fundraisingeldo@gmail.com
Stay healthy!!


Thank you for your cooperation and support of our award-winning program!  You are each a vital part of the great success our kids enjoy as part of the El Dorado Golden Hawks Band & Color Guard!   Let’s Go Hawks

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870