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5/8/22

Happy Mother’s Day!Happy Mother’s Day to all of our amazing Booster Moms! We hope that you have an amazing day and thank you for all of your commitment to taking care of all of our performers! 
The year is quickly coming to a close! We have had some great events this year and have created a lifetime of memories! Although we still have lots to do for this year, it’s time to meet for our “Fall Marching Band Rehearsal”. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
  Student Leadership ApplicationsDue May 23  
“Fall Marching Band Rehearsal”
Monday Night, May 9
6p – 8p
At El Dorado HS

This rehearsal is for all students who are planning on being in the 2022 Marching Band!
We will be passing out some music and talking about the Fall season.
It will also be a great opportunity to meet many of the incoming 8th graders and new members! 
 This is for all Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Color Guard!
 Color Guard Auditions Color Guard Auditions continue this week!
All students who are interested in being on our award-winning team must attend the clinics and audition.
 Clinic Days: May 10,  17, 18
All Days 4p-6p
 Audition Day: May 19 at 4p-6p
 
Jazz Band
 Main Street Restaurant GigThank you to the Jazz 1 and 2 Bands on great performances at the Main Street Restaurant!  And thank you to all who packed the place. It was great to be back at this great event that is sponsored by the “Friends of Jazz” organization. We received a $500 donation to our program for our performance and Jacob Flores was awarded with a $500 scholarship for his performance as the bassist in Jazz 1. It was a great day!! 
  Placentia Jazz Festival Unfortunately, the Placentia Jazz and Art Festival has been canceled. They hope to bring back the event in 2023.
 
Jazz AuditionsJazz Auditions will be taking place on May 16, 17, 18.Audition information and requirements can be found in Google Classroom.
 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Evening: “Fall Marching Band Rehearsal”

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

*Band Booster Meeting at 7:30pm

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 

May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS
May 15: Jazz 1 at Placentia Jazz Festival – CANCELED 

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
June 10: Band Banquet
 
New DATE for May’s Booster Meeting

Due to a scheduling conflict, we need to move this month’s Booster Meeting to Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30pm.  We will meet in the Band Room.  
 

URGENT: Open Booster Board Positions for 2022-23

We still have 2 positions open on the Booster Board for next year.  Please consider taking on one of these roles: President and Financial Secretary.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position, please contact Paul Clifford as soon as possible.

Paul Clifford
president@eldoradoband.com
 
And the Beat Goes on – Closeout on event shirts!
 
We have a limited number of shirts left from our “And the Beat Goes On” 5k from this past December.

Don’t miss the chance to order a shirt and support the program!

Shirts are now only $10 until they’re all gone!
 
Go to our web store to order:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Store/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k
 
 
Information Flyer
Jazz Band News! Fri 6/3: Jazz Masters Concert @ PAC(All Jazz Bands) Parents of Jazz 1 & Jazz 2! Please make sure to make any final payment for the Reno trip ($450).  Ways to Pay (Please write your students name in the Note/Memo section): 1. Venmo: @ElDorado-BandBoosters2. Checks made out and mailed to:     El Dorado Band Boosters     PO Box 643     Placentia, CA 928713. Checks made out to “El Dorado Band Boosters” and dropped in the Black Box in the band room. Any questions, feel free to text/email me. Regards,Christine Ostaszewski (AKA Mama O)jazz@eldoradoband.comCell (714) 496-3957
Men in Black & Uniforms
Uniforms and Men in Balck are teaming up to clear out the band closet on Saturday, June 11th.

We plan on meeting at 9am in band room and finishing up by 2.

It’s open to all volunteers and students get hours for helping.
 
Thanks!
 Tom Judd
MIB Committee Chair

Jacinda Segura
Uniforms Committee Chair

5/1/22

It’s May???It’s hard to believe that it’s already May! This year has flown by.
We still have a lot to accomplish this year and we are busy preparing for next year.
Please be aware of everything that’s going on, and if you have any questions, please ask!
 To all Concert Band and Jazz Band students, thank you for a wonderful concert at the Area Night Concert last Tuesday.
You made a great impression on our Elementary and Middle School Bands! 
 
Student Leadership MeetingAre you interested in being a member of our Band Council as a section leader, captain, or even a drum major??
Please attend an informational meeting at lunch, Monday, May 2 to hear more. 

 
  Looking Ahead!!!“Fall Marching Band Rehearsal”
Monday Night, May 9
6p – 8p
At El Dorado HS

This rehearsal is for all students who are planning on being in the 2022 Marching Band!
We will be passing out some music and talking about the Fall season.
It will also be a great opportunity to meet many of the incoming 8th graders and new members! 
 This is for all Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Color Guard!
Winter Guard
 Congratulations to our Winter Guard for a great day at the Bren Events Center at UCI for a great day at WGASC Championships!

As mentioned last week, our JV-A guard qualified to perform again on Sunday and they earned ANOTHER Silver Medal for their performance by placing 2nd in their round.

Our Varsity-Open Guard earned a Gold Medal by placing 1st in the Open Class.

We are very proud of these two teams, their staff, and the parents who worked hard to support them. It was a great season!
 Color Guard Auditions Color Guard Auditions begin this week!
All students who are interested in being on our award-winning team must attend the clinics and audition.
There is also a parent meeting on Tuesday, May 3! 
 Clinic Days: May 3, 10,  17, 18, All Days 4p-6pParent Meeting: May 3rd at 6pmAudition Day: May 19 at 4p-6p 
Jazz Band
 Reno Jazz Festival Our Jazz 1 and 2 Bands had a successful tour to the Reno Jazz Festival. They performed at Reed High School, and attended concerts and clinics at the University of Nevada, Reno. It was a very educational experience and we look forward to next year’s tour! 
  Main Street Restaurant GigSaturday – May 71p-3p 
Jazz 1 and 2 will be performing at the Main Street Restaurant in Yorba Linda on Saturday, May 7. This concert is sponsored by the “Friends of Jazz” organization and is part of a weekend concert series. In the past, we have performed at Steamers Jazz Club and Florentine’s Grill. Since they are both closed now, this is the new location. Please join us!  Admission is Free and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.Parking is available at the Town Center parking structure next to Bristol Farms.
 Placentia Jazz FestivalSunday – May 15
Our Jazz 1 Band will be performing at the 2nd Annual Placentia Jazz & Art Festival on Sunday, May 15. This was a great event last year and we are looking forward to another day of music and festivities!

Please see the information below that was put out by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce!
 
Did you know that we are hosting our 2nd Annual Placentia Jazz & Art Festival on Sunday, May 15th from 10:00am-8:00pm at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia?  Our event was so successful last year thanks to your support, we decided to make it an annual event but make it even bigger and better!
This event continues to be a fundraiser for our PYLUSD jazz and art programs, and this year, we have added THREE more schools who are participating in our festival.  Kraemer Middle School, Yorba Linda Middle School and Valencia High School will play alongside “festival alums” Tuffree Middle School and El Dorado High School.  The Zack Caplinger Group, EdCode Quintet and CSUF Faculty bands will also be joining us again.  This year we have added two headliners filled with Grammy-winning & Grammy-nominated musicians:  The Nile’s Project Band feat Joe DeRenzo and the RAD Jazz Big Band featuring some familiar PYLUSD alums!
We will be offering crawfish again this year plus some Louisiana-style cuisine like gumbo.  Crawfish not your thing?  No worries,  We will have Messiburger, B&C Burger’s amazing taco bar, Pig N Pig BBQ, plus delicious desserts courtesy of Amazing Cake Creations, Chunk ‘n Chip, Kettle Masters and more!
Ticket prices are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 10-17.  Kids under 10 are free.  FOR THIS WEEK ONLY ENDING MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, MAY 8th, we will be reducing our prices by $5 so adults are $25 and kids are $10.  These prices are for THIS WEEK ONLY.  $30/$15 prices will resume on Monday, May 9th so get your tickets NOW!
Go to www.placentiajazzartfestival.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets and for more event information.We hope to see you on May 15th!
Contact the Placentia Chamber of Commerce at 714-528-1873 or info@placentiachamber.com if you have any questions.
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS
May 15: Jazz 1 at Placentia Jazz Festival 

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
June 10: Band Banquet
 
URGENT: Open Booster Board Positions for 2022-23

We still have 2 positions open on the Booster Board for next year.  Please consider taking on one of these roles: President and Financial Secretary.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position, please contact Paul Clifford as soon as possible.

Paul Clifford
president@eldoradoband.com
 
And the Beat Goes on – Closeout on event shirts!
 
We have a limited number of shirts left from our “And the Beat Goes On” 5k from this past December.

Don’t miss the chance to order a shirt and support the program!

Shirts are now only $10 until they’re all gone!
 
Go to our web store to order:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Store/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k
 
 
Information Flyer
Jazz Band News!
Sat 5/7: Friends of Jazz (Jazz 1 & Jazz 2)https://friendsofjazzinc.com/high-school-jazz-bands-schedule-2022/Main St Restaurant 4902 Main StYorba Linda, CA 92886 Sun 5/15: Placentia Jazz Festival (Jazz 1)Placentia Champions Sports Park505 Jefferson St. 
Placentia, CA 92870 Fri 6/3: Jazz Masters Concert @ PAC(All Jazz Bands) Parents of Jazz 1 & Jazz 2! Please make sure you finalize payment for the Reno trip ($450).  Ways to Pay (Please write your students name in the Note/Memo section): 1. Venmo: @ElDorado-BandBoosters2. Checks made out and mailed to:     El Dorado Band Boosters     PO Box 643     Placentia, CA 928713. Checks made out to “El Dorado Band Boosters” and dropped in the Black Box in the band room. Any questions, feel free to text/email me. Regards,Christine Ostaszewski (AKA Mama O)jazz@eldoradoband.comCell (714) 496-3957
Men in Black
Thank you to Michelle Judd, Tyler Judd, Treven Judd and Steve Nixt for helping replace the floor of Hawk 2 and giving it the new updated look inside. Hawk 3 is in the midst of getting the updated look inside as well so it will be ready for next season.
 
A big thank you to all of the parents that helped out with getting the props to and from each competition at Winter Drumline this year, it couldn’t have been done without the great volunteers we have.
 
Thanks!
 Tom Judd
MIB Committee Chair

4/17/22

Spring Break and Happy Easter!
 
I hope you have all enjoyed your Spring Break and Happy Easter to all! It feels like we accomplished so much leading up to this point of the year so I hope you were able to find some time to relax and recover from the Madness of March. We still have lots going on so please be aware of all of our upcoming events.
 
Attention Jazz 1 and 2 Boosters!
 
We have a booster meeting this Tuesday night in the band room. I would like to meet with all of our Jazz 1 and 2 Boosters at the end to go over some details for the Reno trip! Hope to see you there.
 
Looking Ahead

April 26 – Area Night Concert at VHS Gym
 
6:00p Concert – Symphonic Band, Jazz 2 and 3
7:30p Concert – Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1
More details in next week’s LoB
 
Winter Guard
 
Congratulations to our Winter Guard Program!
 
The Varsity Winter Guard had a great run at WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH. The competition started with 38 groups in our class, and after 3 days of performances, El Dorado finished in 9th place out of the 15 groups in Open Class Finals. We are very proud of this group of performers and their staff.
Thank you to the many parents who traveled with us to support the team in so many ways during this event.
 
On Saturday, the JV A Guard competed at the WGASC Show at Bolsa Grande HS. They took 1st place in their class with a fantastic run of their show. Congratulations to all of our performers! 
 
Weekend Scoreboard
Varsity Guard, 87.65 – 9th Place, WGI Open Class Finals
JV A Guard, 81.52 – 1st Place, SAA Class WGASC Show
 
Next Up…
 
WGASC Championships
JV A Guard
Saturday, April 23 
WGASC at Fountain Valley HS
17816 Bushard St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
 
Performance Time: 5:57p*
Awards: 6:30p
 
If the team qualifies, they will perform on Sunday at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine!
 
Varsity Guard
Sunday, April 24
WGASC at UC Irvine, Bren Events Center
100 Mesa Rd
Irvine, CA 92697
 
Performance Time: 4:54p
Awards: 7:00p 
Winter Percussion
 
Congratulations to our Winter Percussion Ensemble for a great season. Although we did not qualify for SCPA Finals, the impact that each performer made on our program will have a lasting impression as we begin to move forward to next year!
 
Thank you to our staff, boosters, and performers who worked so hard to make this season possible! 
 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 

April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: “Not Reno Jazz Festival Reno” trip

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS
May 15: Jazz 1 at Placentia Jazz Festival 

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
 
Band Booster Meeting

Our next Booster meeting is on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:30pm in the Band Room.

Jazz 1 & 2 parents, please stay after for a meeting on the “Not Reno Jazz Festival Reno” trip.
 
And the Beat Goes on – Closeout on event shirts!
 
We have a limited number of shirts left from our “And the Beat Goes On” 5k from this past December.

Don’t miss the chance to order a shirt and support the program!

Shirts are now only $10 until they’re all gone!
 
Go to our web store to order:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Store/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k
 
Would you like to join or know someone that is interested in joining the award winning EDHS Color Guard team for the 2022/2023 season? 

Please join us for the upcoming clinics on May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 18th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Band Room. 

A Parent Meeting will be held on May 3rd at 6:00pm. 

Auditions will take place on May 19th at 4:00pm
 
Information Flyer
Jazz Band News!
The festivals may be over, but we still have plenty of jazz coming up!  First up…. Thurs 4/28-Sun 5/1: (Jazz 1 & Jazz 2)“Not Reno Jazz Festival Reno Trip”  Tues 4/26: Area Night at VHS (All Jazz Bands) Sat 5/7: Friends of Jazz (Jazz 1 & Jazz 2)https://friendsofjazzinc.com/high-school-jazz-bands-schedule-2022/Main St Restaurant 4902 Main StYorba Linda, CA 92886 Sun 5/17: Placentia Jazz Festival (Jazz 1)Placentia Champions Sports Park505 Jefferson St. 
Placentia, CA 92870 Fri 6/3: Jazz Masters Concert @ PAC(All Jazz Bands) Parents of Jazz 1 & Jazz 2! Please make sure you’re paying towards the Reno trip ($450). We are planning some great opportunities for our students to learn and inspire.  Ways to Pay (Please write your students name in the Note/Memo section): 1. Venmo: @ElDorado-BandBoosters2. Checks made out and mailed to:     El Dorado Band Boosters     PO Box 643     Placentia, CA 928713. Checks made out to “El Dorado Band Boosters” and dropped in the Black Box in the band room. Any questions, feel free to text/email me. Regards,Christine Ostaszewski (AKA Mama O)jazz@eldoradoband.comCell (714) 496-3957
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates: Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions. Jazz GroupsAll Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete. Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson has arranged for a Reno trip outside of the Jazz festival. The expected cost will be $450. Check the Jazz section for more information. Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going. —————————————————- Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see any and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
Golf Tournament Wrap Up

Thank you to the following companies for sponsoring our golf tournament:
Craftsman Pizza
Makena Electric
Tustin Buick GMC

 
Thank you also to the following businesses and families for making our silent auction and basket raffle a success:
Protein Lab
Campitelli 
Sunday Swagger
Volcom
Orbic Air
Mosquito Squad
Galli Family
Ostaszewski Family
Jacinda Segura
Elaine Cheng
Celeste Staggs 

 
Thank you to the many band members who worked together with their section to create amazing baskets.   The creativity that went into each basket was AWESOME!
 
And finally, thank you to Patty Di Mario, Kassie Keane, Tara Goodness, Elaine Cheng, Jacinda Segura, and Julie Hansen for putting together welcome bags for our golfers and helping out on the day of the event.  I could not have done it without all you ladies!
 
The golf tournament was a great success and a TON of fun!!  Looking forward to next year!

Cindy Okamoto
 

4/4/22

March was no joke!
This is what we wanted, right????

Of course it is! As tired and exhausted as we have been, it has been well worth it. Returning to competitions and performances has been so much fun and great for our students and staff.

We have one more week to go before Spring Break so keep up the great work!

This week is packed with some HUGE events! 
 Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims
and
Varsity Winter Guard at WGI Championships

Scroll on to read more about it!
  SCSBOA Festival and Winter Guard Show
Thank you to everyone who participated in running the return of our SCSBOA Music Festival and Winter Guard Show! We successfully hosted 47 groups over 3 days in the PAC and Raya Gym while performing to great crowds. We received many compliments about the professionalism of our students while hosting these events, and I am proud of how hard they worked. Thank you to all! For SCSBOA Festivals, the panel of judges critique each ensemble on all elements of music while reading the music score. They then decide which of the following ratings each group receives: Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor. They also provide recorded commentary for us to listen to in order to help further gain insight on best practices.

It was a clean sweep!
SCSBOA RatingsWind Ensemble – Superior RatingSymphonic Band – Superior RatingSinfonia – Superior RatingConcert Orchestra – Superior Rating  Winter Guard
Congratulations to our Winter Guards, who are having an amazing season!
 
Last weekend, our Varsity Guard competed in WGI Regional Finals on Sunday. They finished in 3rd place in a very competitive Open Class! This sets them up for a great performance spot at the World Championships in Dayton, OH this week!
 
This past Saturday, both Winter Guards competed at the WGASC Show at Arcadia and had amazing performances! Their hard work and dedication have been paying off. BOTH groups took 1st place in their divisions!
 Weekend ScoreboardJV – A Guard: 77.16, 1st place, Scholastic AA ClassVarsity – Open Guard: 86.5, 1st place, Scholastic Open Class Next up… WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio This Tuesday, the Varsity Winter Guard makes their grand return to WGI World Championships.
They are ranked 15th in the nation and have the opportunity for a great run at this event.Best wishes and safe travels to the students, staff, and parents who will be traveling to Dayton for this event! 
 Please follow @eldoradoinstrumentalmusic and @eldoradocolorguard on Instagram or check out www.wgi.org for the latest info!
  Winter Percussion
After a couple of weeks off from competitions, our Winter Percussion Ensemble heads into SCPA Prelims this weekend at Great Oak HS in Temecula!

They have been working extremely hard this season and it has been awesome to see them back in action.

Best wishes to all of our students, staff, and parents as they make their way to SCPA Prelims! SCPA Prelims, April 9Great Oak HS32555 Deer Hollow WayTemecula, CA 92592 Performance Time: 3:30p This is the next step to qualify for SCPA Championships! Be on the look-out for the ride sign-up form and Sign-Up Genius for food.
Questions? Contact Carolin Krahl at 714-803-8593
 
 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, Great Oak HS
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS
May 15: Placentia Jazz Festival (Jazz 1)Placentia Champions Sports Park 

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Nominating Committee Needed for Next Year’s Booster Club

Lori Arneal has agreed to head the nominating committee and is looking for another person to assist her.  The open positions are:
 
President
Treasurer
Financial Sec
 
If anyone is interested or has someone they would like to nominate, please can contact Lori (loriarneal@gmail.com) or Paul Clifford (pjclifford@yahoo.com).
Scrip Updates!
 
Since August, our participating families have generated over $2,000 in profit!!!
 
This year is winding down, but there is still time to help our program and/or any of your fair share accounts just by shopping (groceries, gas, home, etc). 

Please let me know if you would like more information!  See my contact info at the bottom.
 
Next physical Scrip/Gift Card Deadline:
Order by 10am, Tuesday, 4/5 – ready for pickup Monday, 4/11 (yes, this is during El Dorado Spring Break)
 
**Scrip profit for February just sent to finance, please allow 1 week to post to Charms**

**March Scrip profit will be submitted to finance by 4/4/22 please allow 2 weeks to post to Charms**
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website

https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/

to see a full list of retailers and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online *check out the RaiseRight app
 

Lori Arneal 
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
Jazz Band News!
The festivals may be over, but we still have plenty of jazz coming up!  First up…. Thurs 4/28-Sun 5/1: (Jazz 1 & Jazz 2)“Not Reno Jazz Festival Reno Trip”  Tues 4/26: Area Night at VHS (All Jazz Bands) Sat 5/7: Friends of Jazz (Jazz 1 & Jazz 2)https://friendsofjazzinc.com/high-school-jazz-bands-schedule-2022/Main St Restaurant 4902 Main StYorba Linda, CA 92886 Sun 5/17: Placentia Jazz Festival (Jazz 1)Placentia Champions Sports Park505 Jefferson St. 
Placentia, CA 92870 Fri 6/3: Jazz Masters Concert @ PAC(All Jazz Bands) Parents of Jazz 1 & Jazz 2! Please make sure you’re paying towards the Reno trip ($450). We are planning some great opportunities for our students to learn and inspire.  Ways to Pay (Please write your students name in the Note/Memo section): 1. Venmo: @ElDorado-BandBoosters2. Checks made out and mailed to:     El Dorado Band Boosters     PO Box 643     Placentia, CA 928713. Checks made out to “El Dorado Band Boosters” and dropped in the Black Box in the band room. Any questions, feel free to text/email me. Regards,Christine Ostaszewski (AKA Mama O)jazz@eldoradoband.comCell (714) 496-3957
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates: Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions. Jazz GroupsAll Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete. Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson has arranged for a Reno trip outside of the Jazz festival. The expected cost will be $450. Check the Jazz section for more information. Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going. —————————————————- Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see any and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com

3/6/22

March Madness is in full swing!
 
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and it’s not slowing down any time soon!  But our G-Hawks are performing well and having a blast!

This past weekend was full of performances and next weekend will be the same. Looking forward to seeing our students perform this weekend!

Please continue to read-on for more information.
 
Jazz Bands

This Saturday, March 12, all 3 Jazz Bands will be performing at the Aztec Jazz Festival hosted by Esperanza High School.

Admission is $5. (Cash only)
 
March 12 
Aztec Jazz Festival
Esperanza High School
1830 N Kellogg Dr
Anaheim 92807
 
Website: https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/
 
Campus Map: https://ehseu.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Campus-Map.pdf
 
Performance Times at Esperanza HS
 BandCall TimeWarm-upPerformanceVenue
Jazz 2
8:30a
9:10a
9:45a
Theater
Jazz 3
10:15a
10:55a
11:30a
Library
12:15p – Awards Concert and Morning Awards in Theater
Jazz 1
1:30p
2:10p
2:45p
Theater
6:00p – Afternoon Awards  
Detailed information will be sent out as we get closer to this event. 
 
Winter Guard

Congratulations to our Winter Guard program for a successful day at the WGI Regional in San Diego. Both of our teams performed at a high level in Prelims and both qualified for Finals! It was a great day for all involved. 
 
And a special thank you to the Guard Parents who helped out with props and equipment throughout the day! They battled wind, rain, and chilly temperatures but continued to support our kids throughout the event.  THANK YOU!!!
 
Weekend Scoreboard

A Guard – Scholastic A Class
Prelims: 74.62, 4th place in Round 1
Finals: 73.62, 9th place overall (17 groups in Prelims)
 
Open Guard – Scholastic Open Class
Prelims: 77.6, 1st place
Finals: 78.8, 1st place
 
Next up…
 
Saturday, March 12
WGASC Show at Etiwanda HS
13500 Victoria St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
 
Both Winter Guards continue their journey at the WGASC Show at Etiwanda HS. For more information, please visit: 
https://www.wgasc.org/events/33819
 
Performance Times
A Guard – 4:27p, SAAA Class
Open Guard – 8:06p, Open Class
Awards – 9:15p
 
Winter Percussion
 
Congratulations to our Winter Percussion Ensemble for another great performance at the SCPA Monrovia Show! 
 
And a special thanks and shout out to the Percussion Parents for helping with equipment and support throughout the day! 
 
Weekend Scoreboard
Percussion Scholastic Open Class
77.1, 2nd place
 
Next up…

Sunday Show, March 13
Colony HS
3850 E. Riverside Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761
 
Performance Time
PSO – 2:17p
Awards – 5:12p

Itinerary,  ride availability, and sign-up genius emails will be sent out tomorrow. Please keep an eye out for it and respond as soon as possible. 

For questions, please contact Carolin Krahl at 714-803-8593
 
Band Booster Meeting

Our next Booster meeting is this Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30pm.  Please take the time to attend this meeting.
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

*Band Booster Meeting @ 7:30pm

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26-27: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Jazz Band News! The “Not Reno Jazz Festival Reno Trip” is coming to fruition. Thursday, 4/28 – Sunday, 5/1 Jazz 1 & Jazz 2: Trip $450 This is the best guesstimate price until more details are finalized. Please start making payments towards your students trip. If it turns out to be less, refunds will be made.  Ways to Pay (Please write your students name in the Note/Memo section):

1. Venmo: @ElDorado-BandBoosters2. Checks made out and mailed to:         El Dorado Band Boosters         PO Box 643         Placentia, CA 92871

3. Checks made out to “El Dorado Band Boosters” and dropped in the Black Box in the band room Any questions, feel free to text/email me:Christine Ostaszewski (AKA Mama O) Email: jazz@eldoradoband.comCell: (714) 496-3957
 

All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ 
Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD 
Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  
Jazz Attire Reminder:
Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes
Ladies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel 
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates: 
Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions. 
Jazz Groups
All Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete. 
Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson has arranged for a Reno trip outside of the Jazz festival. The expected cost will be $450. Check the Jazz section for more information. 
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, 
Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going.
Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  
Charms Please check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see any and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com

2/27/22

March Madness has begun!
 
It has been a busy week and the fun continues next weekend!
Jazz Bands had a great day at their first Jazz Festival and our Winter Groups compete next weekend.
Please continue to read on for more information. 
  
Faculty Follies – This Friday!

This Friday night, March 4, is our annual “Faculty Follies” show! 

Our staff will be putting together a variety show to help raise money for Senior Scholarships.
 
Everyone is invited (parents too!!!).
 
Hope you can make it!
 
Faculty Follies
Friday, March 4

Performing Arts Center, 7p
$10 Admission
Jazz Bands
 
Congratulations to all three Jazz Bands!  They performed at the Western States Jazz Festival hosted by Upland HS.  Each band had a great performance and enjoyed educational clinics afterwards.  It was great to be back at this event since it was the very last event we had right before the shut down of 2020!  We look forward to our next Jazz Festival at Esperanza!
 
Weekend Scoreboard
Jazz 1 – 2nd place, Heavy Division
Jazz 2 – 2nd place, Advanced Division
Jazz 3 – 2nd place, Novice Division
 
Next Up!

Saturday, March 12 
Aztec Jazz Festival
Esperanza High School
1830 N Kellogg Dr
Anaheim 92807
 
Performance Times at Esperanza HS
Jazz 2 – 9:45a
Jazz 3 – 11:20a 
Jazz 1 – 2:45p
 
Detailed information will be sent out as we get closer to this event.
 
Winter Guard

Both El Dorado Winter Guards will be competing at the WGI Regional at Del Norte High School in San Diego! We wish them the very best as they travel to this great event! 
 
This event is a Prelims/Finals format. All groups will perform in Prelims, and groups that have a qualifying score will compete in Finals that evening.
 
Information
Del Norte High School
16601 Nighthawk Lane
San Diego, CA 92127
 
Admission: Prelims – $15, Finals – $20, Prelims/Finals Combo – $30
 
Prelims Performance Times
El Dorado A Guard – 10:41a, Scholastic A Class
El Dorado Open Guard – 2:37p, Scholastic Open Class
 
Finals Performance Times (pending qualification)
Scholastic A Class Finals – 6:01p-7:05p
Scholastic Open Class Finals – 8:00p-8:36p
 
Winter Percussion
 
The El Dorado Winter Percussion Ensemble continues their season at the SCPA show hosted by Monrovia HS. Best of luck to all of our performers who will be competing with at this show!
 
Information
Monrovia HS
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
 
General Admission: $10
 
Performance Time
Percussion Scholastic Open – 5:30p

***Emails for drivers and sign-up genius have been sent out. Questions, please contact Carolin Krahl at 714-803-8593.
 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26-27: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Golf Tournament: Monday, March 21st
 WE NEED GOLFERS!!!



Start asking family, friends, and alumni if they would like to spend a day golfing at Alta Vista Country Club.

Register now to reserve your spot, and pay later.

REGISTER HERE
 

SPONSORS NEEDED
If you, or someone you know, are interested in being a sponsor, please click on this link for more information: Sponsors.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in helping out on the day of the event or in preparation of the event, please sign up in the Sign Up Genius Link


BASKET DONATIONS



BBQ DINNER ONLY

For those coming to the BBQ Dinner banquet only, please sign up here: BBQ Dinner Sign ups

 

Cindy Okamoto 
eldofundraising@gmail.com
Golden Hawk Marching Experience Clinic



We had a great turn out of over 80 middle school students from 6 different schools represented at today’s marching clinic.

Middle schoolers got to meet current EDHS students, and play a team building game before learning posture/marching fundamentals with our staff. To end the day, we had a pizza party to get to know the student a little better. 
 
Thank you to Christine Ostaszewski for helping check students in and with picking up pizzas and capri suns for today’s event. 

Thank you to our 19 high school students who volunteered their time to be the example. I know each of you made an impact today! THANK YOU!
 
We are looking forward to scheduling another clinic in April to also get students playing their instruments in break out sessions. Stay tuned for more…
 
Mr. Smith

 
Scrip Bits

Our scrip (gift card) program benefits your individual fair share account.  Once you have met your fair share commitment, anything you earn goes to the general fund (this benefits the whole program).
 
If you haven’t signed up yet, please take a moment today to go to the Shop With Scrip website and see how it can benefit you and our band and color guard program.  Send me an email at scrip@eldoradoband.com when you are ready to sign up!
 
**Current Bonuses – Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic (18%), Shutterfly (11.5%), Golden Corral (12%), Journeys (12.5%) and Athleta (18%) – most end 2/25**


*IMPORTANT – UPDATED SHOPWITHSCRIP PROCEDURE*

Please select either pay by Credit Card (2.6% fee) or pay by Bank Account ($0.15 fee).  Linking your bank account is very easy to do – if you need assistance please let me know or feel free to call the ShopWithScrip helpline (800) 727-4715, option 3.
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  to see a full list of retailers and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
  
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
ColorGuard Fundraiser

Thursday, March 31, 2022: EDHS Guard members are looking for local neighboring businesses for sponsorships for our District Showcase coming up in March.  Reach out to a Guard member and let them know you would like to submit a request.  

Please consider supporting those families that support your businesses. If you don’t have a guard member, here is the form and you can submit this and get inexpensive local advertising. Doesn’t have to be brick and mortar shops, on-line shops, businesses, etc. can advertise as well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ColorGuard Liaison Maria Gutierrez at eldoguard@gmail.com.

Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions.
Jazz GroupsAll Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete.Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson is looking into other venues for these groups to perform, and we will let you know what additional funds would be needed once it has been set.
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips,We need a few more parent trips to be paid for, and the student trips are only about half paid for. We need money to come in for these trips. Make sure your payment includes in the memo that it is for the trips.
Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going.—————————————————-Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see anything odd and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@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!

2/21/22

March Madness has begun!
 
We hope you have enjoyed your 3-day weekend on this President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday!  It’s nice to have this time off but it definitely makes time go by super fast.  Our performance groups are off and running, and things are only going to get busier.  Please continue to read on to get more information on things to come. 
  
Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival
Saturday, February 26
Upland High School
565 W 11th Street
Upland 92786
 
This weekend is the Western States Jazz Festival. Jazz Bands 1, 2, and 3 will be performing and attending clinics with some amazing jazz educators!

This is always a great event and was the last jazz festival we performed in right before the Covid-19 shutdown in 2020! 
 
All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival. More information will be given to students during class. 

Below are the times for each band:
 
Jazz 2
Call Time by Check-in Table: 8:30a
Warm-up: 9:00a
Performance: 9:30a in Auditorium
Clinic: 10:00a
 
Jazz 3 
Call Time by Check-in Table: 10:00a
Warm-up: 10:30a
Performance: 11:00a in Gym
Clinic: 11:30a
 
Noon Concert featuring John Daversa followed by Awards
 
Jazz 1
Call Time by Check-in Table: 2:30p
Warm-up: 3:00p
Performance: 3:30p in Auditorium
Clinic: 4:00p
 
Evening Awards 7:30p
 
Winter Guard

Congratulations to our Winter Guards for a successful first competition!  Both groups competed at the WGASC Show at Huntington Beach HS!

Thank you to all of the performers, staff, and parents who helped make this weekend a success!
 
Weekend Scoreboard
 
A Guard
Scholastic AAA Class: 53.03, 2nd place
 
Open Guard
Open Class: 69.5, 1st place
 
Next up…
 
WGI Regional in San Diego, March 5
Honor Band Musicians
 
All- State Honor Band Musicians
 
Congratulations to Seniors Spencer Mar and Kent Kawata who performed with All-State Honor Bands over the weekend in Fresno as part of the California All-State Music Educators Conference. Both had a great time and performed in amazing concerts! We are very proud of them! 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
No School

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
February 26: Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival, Upland HS

March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Drum Line

Our next performance is on March 5th at Monrovia High School.  Keep a lookout for an email for carpool availability and food donations. Please respond promptly to the email regardless of driving  availability so that we can coordinate rides for all of the performers.

For any questions, please e-mail Carolin Krahl, Percussion Liaison, at mireyakrahl@yahoo.com.
Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 2/26: Western States Jazz FestivalUpland High School565 W. 11th StUpland, CA 91786https://uhsjazz.wixsite.com/westernstates*Please note: Schedule has been updated
 Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions.
Jazz GroupsAll Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete.Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson is looking into other venues for these groups to perform, and we will let you know what additional funds would be needed once it has been set.
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips,We need a few more parent trips to be paid for, and the student trips are only about half paid for. We need money to come in for these trips. Make sure your payment includes in the memo that it is for the trips.
Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going.—————————————————-Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see anything odd and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@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!

2/13/22

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day and Lincoln’s Birthday!
 
We hope that everyone is having a great weekend. The weather has warmed up and there are so many things happening this weekend. With Monday off, this week will fly by, but things are starting to ramp up for our program.

Please scroll and read through this email to stay up to date with everything.
Winter Percussion
Congratulations to our Winter Percussion Ensemble for their performance at the SCPA Show at Rancho Cucamonga HS on Saturday! 

This was their first competition in two years and they had a great outing. Thank you to the performers, staff, and boosters for making this a successful weekend!
 
Scoreboard
Winter Percussion
Percussion Scholastic Open Class: 72.1, 3rd place
 
Next up…
March 5th, 2022
SCPA Show
Monrovia HS
845 W Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia 91016
 
Performance Time TBD. 
More info will be available as we get closer to the event.
Winter Guard

Our Winter Guards make their competitive debut this weekend at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Show at Huntington Beach HS. Both teams have been working extremely hard to prepare for their season and we look forward to their performances.
 
Show Info
Saturday, February 19
Huntington Beach HS
1905 Main St
Huntington Beach 92648
 
Performance Times
A Guard: 3:40p
Open Guard: 8:01p
Honor Band Musicians
 
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association and California Band Directors Association All-State Honor Groups!
 
Miles Olson 
SCSBOA Jazz Ambassadors Honor Band
 
Luke Carruth
SCSBOA Jazz Ambassadors Honor Band
 
Benny Carruth
SCSBOA Jazz All-Stars Honor Band
 
Kent Kawata
SCSBOA Jazz All-Stars Honor Band
CBDA All-State Jazz Band
 
Spencer Mar
SCSBOA Jazz All-Stars Honor Band
CBDA High School Symphony Orchestra
 
All five students participated in SCSBOA Honor Jazz Rehearsals in January. Unfortunately, their performances were postponed due to covid concerns. Once we receive confirmation of a possible performance, we will let you know!
 
This weekend, Kent and Spencer will be traveling to Fresno to participate in their All-State Honor Groups as part of the California Music Educators Conference. We wish them all the best as they embark on this experience.
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
No School

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
February 19: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Huntington Beach HS
February 26: Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival, Upland HS

March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Band Booster Meeting Minutes

Attached are the minutes from the February Band Booster Meeting.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 8th.
Returning Borrowed Band Items

If you borrowed any band items during the marching season, ie. band shoes, gloves, etc, PLEASE return them back into the band room by the end of this week.  These items are used during registration, and we cannot replace all of them. 

Thank you for your assistance!

Jacinda Segura
Uniforms Chair
 
Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 2/26: Western States Jazz FestivalUpland High School565 W. 11th StUpland, CA 91786https://uhsjazz.wixsite.com/westernstates*Please note: this is the correct website, but the schedule has not been updated for 2022 yet.  We will let you know once it is.
 Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonRemember, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. Please check to see if you have fulfilled your Participant Contribution . We are about 25% below our budgeted amounts. Check Charms, or send me an email, if you have any questions.
Jazz GroupsAll Jazz Groups: All groups should check Charms, or contact me to see if your $100 Jazz Fair Share has been paid. Please pay if it is still incomplete.Jazz 1 & 2 Groups: Mr. Samson is looking into other venues for these groups to perform, and we will let you know what additional funds would be needed once it has been set.
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips,We need a few more parent trips to be paid for, and the student trips are only about half paid for. We need money to come in for these trips. Make sure your payment includes in the memo that it is for the trips.
Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going.—————————————————-Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see anything odd and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com

2/6/22

Performance Season Begins!Our performance season officially begins this weekend with our Winter Percussion Ensemble as they compete in the Southern California Percussion Alliance Show at Rancho Cucamonga High School.

We wish them the very best! If you are interested in attending, please see the info below!
 Winter Percussion @ SCPASaturday, February 12Rancho Cucamonga HS11801 Lark DrRancho Cucamonga, CA  91701 
Performance Time: 6:42pAwards: 9:00p
Winter Groups

Please refer to your schedules set by your instructors for rehearsals this week. 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym 
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
February 12: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Rancho Cuc HS
February 19: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Huntington Beach HS
February 26: Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival, Upland HS

March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Band Booster Meeting 
Tuesday, February 8th
7:30pm


Please join us this Tuesday for our next Band Booster meeting.
Winter Percussion Information

Our first performance is next Saturday, February 12th, at Rancho Cucamonga High School

Parents, please respond to the email that was sent out last week from Carolin Krahl regarding carpooling availability.  We need a response regardless of availability.

No dinner will be planned.

Kids are responsible to bring money for concessions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Carolin Krahl at mireyakrahl@yahoo.com.
 
Winter Drumline Help Needed

The Winter Drumline is looking for a parent, or parents, who could help sew flag covers for our upcoming show season.

Please reach out to Tom Judd at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you can help.
Men in Black



If you are interested and have not already signed up to be part of the MIB for Winter Drum Line, please send me an Email at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com.

Our first show is next Saturday, February 12.

Tom Judd
MIB Chair 
Returning Borrowed Band Items

If you borrowed any band items during the marching season, ie. band shoes, gloves, etc, PLEASE return them back into the band room by the end of this week.  These items are used during registration, and we cannot replace all of them. 

Thank you for your assistance!

Jacinda Segura
Uniforms Chair
 
Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 2/26: Western States Jazz FestivalUpland High School565 W. 11th StUpland, CA 91786https://uhsjazz.wixsite.com/westernstates Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonAt this time, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. If you haven’t fulfilled your Fair Share yet, please continue to do so. We still need to meet our budgetary requirements to keep our program going. Check Charms, or send me an email.
Jazz GroupsThe 2021-2022 Jazz Fair Share has been established. Here is what is due based on performance groups…Jazz1: $100**
Jazz2: $100**
Jazz3: $100
All Jazz Groups: Your Charms accounts have been updated to take into account the cancelling of the trips, and reduction in Jazz1 and Jazz2 Fair Share. Please check to see if you still have unpaid Fair Share commitments.
 ** Jazz 1 & Jazz 2: Mr. Samson is looking into other venues for these groups to perform, and we will let you know what additional funds would be needed.
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, etc). Great job Varsity, you have all completed paying for your costumes.
Winter DrumlineI keep receiving payments for the 2022 Winter Drumline. Great job. Keep going.—————————————————-Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see anything odd and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaszewski
finance@eldoradoband.com
Upcoming Fundraisers


Kristy Kreme fundraiser


Turn all payments in at once by Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the black box (cash or check) or Venmo (include student’s name in the notes) to @ElDorado-BandBoosters


Golf tournament
Golf Tournament: Monday, March 21st
Start asking family, friends, and alumni NOW if they would like to spend a day golfing at Alta Vista Country Club.
 
If you are interested in helping out the day of the event or in preparation of the event, please email Cindy Okamoto @ eldofundraising@gmail.com
ColorGuard Fundraiser

Wednesday,  February 9, 2022 – Blue Scoop Creamery Restaurant Night. Winter Guard is hosting a restaurant night at Blue Scoop Creamery in Yorba Linda from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Grab a delicious treat and support the Winter Guard teams, just show the attached flyer when ordering.
 
Wednesday,  February 16, 2022 – PizzaRev Placentia Restaurant Night. Winter Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the new PizzaRev in Placentia  from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and support the Winter Guard teams.  Flyer will be provided closer to the date.
 
Monday,  February 21, 2022 and Tuesday February 22, 2022 – Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant Night. Winter Guard is hosting a restaurant night at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza in Placentia on Monday, 2/21 and Tuesday, 2/22 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.  We will provide the flyer closer to the date.


 
Golden Hawk Marching Experience Clinic

Parents…Do you have a 7th or 8th grader? Do they know what Marching Band is? Do they love PIZZA and having fun with friends?

Well, on February 27th at 12pm-2pm, the EDHS Marching staff will be hosting the first ever Golden Hawk Marching Experience Clinic for any and all 7th/8th graders interested in learning how to march, dance and learn posture fundamentals. This is a great way for students to meet the HS staff and directors, make new friends, and get a head start to summer band rehearsals.  Attached is the informational flyer.

Sign up below for this 2-hour outdoor marching clinic. We are asking for a $5 suggested donation per participant to cover the cost of pizza at the conclusion of the event.  Safety protocols are located in the sign up form.  SIGN UP HERE!
 
Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Smith – ausmith@pylusd.org.


 
Scrip Updates!

*IMPORTANT – UPDATED SHOPWITHSCRIP PROCEDURE*

Moving forward we cannot accept checks or Venmo. Please select either pay by Credit Card (2.6% fee) or pay by Bank Account ($0.15 fee).  Linking your bank account is very easy to do – if you need assistance please let me know or feel free to call the ShopWithScrip helpline (800) 727-4715, option 3
 
If you have been participating in Shop With Scrip, you will receive a January fair share credit statement by 2/6. Please allow 3 weeks for Charms update**
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  to see a full list of retailers and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
  
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 

1/30/22

Second Semester Begins
The second semester begins and we are officially halfway through our year. We continue to bring back our activity with our many performance ensembles in our program. Please check out the “Upcoming Performance” list below and mark your calendars. We encourage you to attend and support our groups even if you are not performing!
Winter Groups

Please refer to your schedules set by your instructors for rehearsals this week. 
What’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – No 0 period

Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Theater
Symphonic Band in Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym 
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
February 12: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Rancho Cuc HS
February 19: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Huntington Beach HS
February 26: Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival, Upland HS

March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS
April 28-May 1: Possible Jazz 1 and 2 “not Reno” tour

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Band Booster Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all who attended the January meeting.  Attached are the minutes here.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30pm.
 
Winter Drumline Help Needed

The Winter Drumline is looking for a parent, or parents, who could help sew flag covers for our upcoming show season.

Please reach out to Tom Judd at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you can help.
Returning Borrowed Band Items

If you borrowed any band items during the marching season, ie. band shoes, gloves, etc, PLEASE return them back into the band room by the end of this week.  These items are used during registration, and we cannot replace all of them. 

Thank you for your assistance!

Jacinda Segura
Uniforms Chair
 
Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 2/26: Western States Jazz FestivalUpland High School565 W. 11th StUpland, CA 91786https://uhsjazz.wixsite.com/westernstates Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update
 Program Financial Updates:Fall Marching SeasonAt this time, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. If you haven’t fulfilled your Fair Share yet, please continue to do so. We still need to meet our budgetary requirements to keep our program going. Check Charms, or send me an email. Jazz GroupsThe 2021-2022 Jazz Fair Share has been established. Here is what is due based on performance groups…Jazz1: $100**
Jazz2: $100**
Jazz3: $100 Jazz 3: please continue to pay your Fair Share.
 ** Jazz 1 & Jazz 2: With the cancellation of the previously planned Las Vegas and Reno trips, please hold off paying your Fair Share for now. Mr. Samson is looking into other venues for these groups to perform, and we will let you know what additional funds would be needed. Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, etc).  Winter DrumlineThe 2022 Winter Drumline is making progress in paying their financial responsibilities. Keep going. —————————————————-
Challenging TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it.  CharmsPlease check your Charms website. Let me know if you have any issues logging in, or see anything odd and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaskowski
finance@eldoradoband.com

Upcoming Fundraisers


Kristy Kreme fundraiser

Starting Tomorrow until February 7th!
Krispy Kreme Digital Dozen Fundraiser
Cost: $12 per dozen – original glazed donuts

Pre-orders ONLY – buyer will receive a certificate via email in time for Super bowl & Valentine’s Day 3-day weekend 

Use at any Krispy Kreme location
Complete the Google Form for each order & collect the money.    

Turn all payments in at once by Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the black box (cash or check) or Venmo (include student’s name in the notes) to @ElDorado-BandBoosters
Share this via email (example flier), text, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 

Spread the word!
 

Golf tournament

Golf Tournament: Monday, March 21st
Start asking family, friends, and alumni NOW if they would like to spend a day golfing at Alta Vista Country Club.
 
More details will be sent out tomorrow in a separate email. Please keep an eye out for it.
 
If you are interested in helping out the day of the event or in preparation of the event, please email Cindy Okamoto @ eldofundraising@gmail.com
 

1/23/22

Finals Week!

The end of the 1st semester is here and it is time for Finals Week!

Although we do not have a “test” for our final, we will utilize this time to rehearse and continue to prepare for our future performances.

Please be aware of the Finals Schedule.

If you are not sure, please check out the “What’s up for this week” section. 
 
Reno Jazz Festival

Due to Covid concerns in the Reno area, the Reno Jazz Festival has decided to cancel their “in-person performances” and move to a hybrid version of the festival. This means that schools will not be traveling to the University of Nevada in Reno to perform live and to attend concerts and clinics. Needless to say, we will not be participating in this hybrid model and the Reno trip is off.

However, we are working on an alternative performance opportunity for our jazz students. More information to come.

Please see the “Jazz Section” of this email for details on other things related to the Jazz Program.
Winter Groups

Please refer to your schedules set by your instructors for rehearsals this week. 
What’s up for this week…
MondayWind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
TuesdayWind Ensemble in Band Room
Symphonic Band in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
1st and 6th period final, shortened 2nd-5th periods
 WednesdayNo 0 period
2nd and 3rd period final ThursdayNo 0 period
4th and 5th period final FridayNo 0 period
Non-Student Day
Upcoming Events

Below are events that are happening 2nd semester.
Performance times will be announced as we receive them. 
 
February 12: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Rancho Cuc HS
February 19: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Huntington Beach HS
February 26: Jazz Bands at Western States Jazz Festival, Upland HS

March 5-6: Winter Guards at WGI Regional, Del Norte HS
March 5: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Monrovia HS
March 12: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Etiwanda HS
March 12: Jazz Bands at Aztec Jazz Festival, Esperanza HS
March 13: Winter Percussion at SCPA Competition, Colony HS
March 15: Concert Bands at Pre-Festival Concert, PAC
March 19: Jazz Bands at Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine HS
March 26: Winter Guards at WGASC LA Regional, Manhattan Beach
March 26-27: Winter Percussion at WGI Regional, CSUSB
March 29-30: Concert Bands at SCSBOA Festival, PAC
March 31: Winter Guards at District Exhibition Show, Raya Gym

April 2: Winter Guards at WGASC Competition, Arcadia HS
April 9: Winter Percussion at SCPA Prelims, CSUSB
April 4-10: Varsity Winter Guard at WGI World Championships (tentative)
April 16: Winter Percussion at SCPA Finals, Ontario
April 16: JV Winter Guard at WGASC Orange County Show
April 23-24: Winter Guards at WGASC SoCal Championships
April 26: Concert/Jazz Bands at Area Night Concert, Valencia HS

May 7: Jazz 1 and 2 at Main Street Restaurant Gig
May 9: 2022 Fall Marching Band Rehearsal, El Dorado HS

June 3: Jazz Bands at Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 7: Concert Bands at Spring Concert, PAC
Welcome to Jazz Season!All 3 Jazz Bands perform/participate in our upcoming festivals:
 Sat 2/26: Western States Jazz FestivalUpland High School565 W. 11th StUpland, CA 91786https://uhsjazz.wixsite.com/westernstates Sat 3/12: Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza High School1830 N Kellogg DrAnaheim, CA 92807https://ehseu.org/events/aztec-jazz-festival/ Sat 3/19: Irvine Jazz FestivalIrvine High School4321 Walnut AvenueIrvine, CA 92604Website info: TBD Jazz Fees:Jazz 1/2/3: $100 With the cancellation of Las Vegas (Jazz 1), and Reno (Jazz 1&2), please put those payments on hold until further notice.  Jazz Attire Reminder:Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoesLadies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heel Any questions, feel free to text or email me!Regards, Mama OCell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com
Financial Update

Happy New Year Everyone! 
Program Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonAt this time, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. If you haven’t fulfilled your Fair Share yet, please continue to do so. We still need to meet our budgetary requirements to keep our program going. 
Jazz GroupsThe 2021-2022 Fair Share has been established. Here is what is due based on performance groups…Jazz1: $100*
Jazz2: $100*
Jazz3: $100

*Jazz 1 & 2 – please look for more details to come
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, etc). 
Winter DrumlineThe 2022 Winter Drumline was just told what their financial responsibilities are, and some have already started paying. I’ll have more information about how it’s going next month.
Difficult TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 
CharmsCharms is mostly updated.  If it seems like there’s an issue, please send me an email, and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaskowski
finance@eldoradoband.com
Golden Hawk Marching Experience Clinic

Parents…Do you have a 7th or 8th grader? Do they know what Marching Band is? Do they love PIZZA and having fun with friends?

Well, on February 27th at 12pm-2pm, the EDHS Marching staff will be hosting the first ever Golden Hawk Marching Experience Clinic for any and all 7th/8th graders interested in learning how to march. This is a great way for students to meet the HS staff and directors, make new friends, and get a head start to summer band rehearsals.  Attached is the informational flyer.

Sign up below for this 2-hour outdoor marching clinic. We are asking for a $5 suggested donation per participant to cover the cost of pizza at the conclusion of the event.  Safety protocols are located in the sign up form.  SIGN UP HERE!
 
Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Smith – ausmith@pylusd.org.


Upcoming Fundraisers


Kristy Kreme fundraiser

Starting Tomorrow until February 7th!
Krispy Kreme Digital Dozen Fundraiser
Cost: $12 per dozen – original glazed donuts

Pre-orders ONLY – buyer will receive a certificate via email in time for Super bowl & Valentine’s Day 3-day weekend 

Use at any Krispy Kreme location
Complete the Google Form for each order & collect the money.    

Turn all payments in at once by Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the black box (cash or check) or Venmo (include student’s name in the notes) to @ElDorado-BandBoosters
Share this via email (example flier), text, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 

Spread the word!
 

Golf tournament

Golf Tournament: Monday, March 21st
Start asking family, friends, and alumni NOW if they would like to spend a day golfing at Alta Vista Country Club.
$150 – per person: green fees, golf cart, range balls, swag bag, bbq dinner
Our Goal: 144 golfers = 36 groups of foursomes 
More details coming in next week’s LOB.
 
If you are interested in helping out the day of the event or in preparation of the event, please email Cindy Okamoto @ eldofundraising@gmail.com
 
ColorGuard Fundraiser

Wednesday,  February 9, 2022 – Blue Scoop Creamery Restaurant Night. Winter Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Blue Scoop Creamery in Yorba Linda from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Grab a delicious treat and support the Winter Guard teams. We will provide the flyer for this event next week.
 
Monday,  February 21, 2022 and Tuesday February 22, 2022 – Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant Night. Winter Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza in Placentia on Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.  We will provide the flyer closer to the date.
 

 
Scrip Updates!

Next physical Scrip/Gift Card Deadline:

Order by 10am, 1/24 – Ready for pick up/delivery:  1/28
 
**updated date:  If you have been participating in Shop With Scrip you will receive a December fair share credit statement by 1/18. Sorry I was not able to run reports last week.   Please allow 3 weeks for Charms update**
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  to see a full list of retailers and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
  
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
VOTE for Maverick Shuck!
 Maverick Shuck is an El Dorado High School alumni (’21), and a former member of the El Dorado Band and ColorGuard.  He has been nominated for Youth Volunteer of the Year by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce for their 56th Annual Excellence in Placentia Gala.
Voting is open until Monday, January 24th.  There is no obligation, but we would love to see the band family come together for him.  
 https://www.placentiachamber.com/excellent-voting/?fbclid=IwAR3Vyn80sRRfDiv_VmTPg2qY1S0UFiwYaDwJxDSBjL3aclKdAXyz00IGEIk
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!

1/17/22

Land of Band and Color Guard
Final Week Before Finals
We will continue to develop our Concert Bands this week during 0 period as we close out the semester. Please do your best to be on time and ready to go as soon as the rehearsal begins. It is important for us to make the most of our rehearsal time!Winter GroupsPlease refer to your schedules set by your instructors for rehearsals this week. Booster Meeting

Tuesday, January 18, 7:30pDress warm, and please join us in the Theatron for our monthly Booster Meeting. What’s up for this week…Monday No SchoolWinter Guard and Winter Percussion Rehearsal
Tuesday0 PeriodWind Ensemble in Band RoomSymphonic Band in TheaterColor Guard – Raya Gym Wednesday0 PeriodWind Ensemble in Band RoomSymphonic Band in TheaterColor Guard – Raya Gym Thursday0 PeriodWind Ensemble in Band RoomSymphonic Band in TheaterColor Guard – Raya Gym Friday0 PeriodWind Ensemble in Band RoomSymphonic Band in TheaterColor Guard – Raya GymFinancial Update

Happy New Year Everyone! 
Program Updates:
Fall Marching SeasonAt this time, all of the Marching Season program fees should be paid. If you haven’t fulfilled your Fair Share yet, please continue to do so. We still need to meet our budgetary requirements to keep our program going. 
Jazz GroupsThe 2021-2022 Fair Share has been established. Here is what is due based on performance groups…Jazz1: $400
Jazz2: $400
Jazz3: $100
Reno Transportation (Jazz 1 & 2): $150With the cancellation of the Las Vegas Trip, any money that had been assigned to it from fundraising, or payments will be moved to cover the Reno transportation first, then to Fair Share.
Winter GuardPlease keep providing payments, and making progress in meeting your financial responsibilities (costumes, Fair Share, Dayton, parent trips, etc). 
Winter DrumlineThe 2022 Winter Drumline was just told what their financial responsibilities are, and some have already started paying. I’ll have more information about how it’s going next month.
Difficult TimesRemember, if you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 
CharmsCharms is mostly updated.  If it seems like there’s an issue, please send me an email, and I will look into it.
To log into Charms:Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). Please log into Charms and check that you’re up to date with all of your fees for the year! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Ken Ostaskowski
finance@eldoradoband.com
 
Scrip Updates!

Next physical Scrip/Gift Card Deadline:

Order by 10am, 1/24 – Ready for pick up/delivery:  1/28
 
**updated date:  If you have been participating in Shop With Scrip you will receive a December fair share credit statement by 1/18. Sorry I was not able to run reports last week.   Please allow 3 weeks for Charms update**
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  to see a full list of retailers and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
  
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
Upcoming Fundraisers


Kristy Kreme fundraiser
 – January/February 


Golf tournament
 – SAVE THE DATE – March 21st
 

We are still accepting donations for next year’s Gift Wrap Booths. 

Please consider donating wrapping paper, bows, tissue paper, and gift bags. 


We will collect them at Tom Judd’s or the Okamoto’s house.

Please contact us to schedule a time to drop off. 

Cindy Okamoto
714 335-8170 or email at FundraisingEldo@gmail.com

Tom Judd
714-719-7223 or email at EldoMIB@gmail.comColorGuard Fundraiser

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser – LAST FEW DAYS TO GET YOUR DONATIONS IN! There is still a little space in the trailer for your soft goods donations! Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now through January 20th.  Donations can be dropped off on Tuesday evening at 5:45pm in the back parking lot or contact any color guard member to schedule a pickup or email Maria Gutierrez at eldoguard@gmail.com 

VOTE for Maverick Shuck!
 Maverick Shuck is an El Dorado High School alumni (’21), and a former member of the El Dorado Band and ColorGuard.  He has been nominated for Youth Volunteer of the Year by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce for their 56th Annual Excellence in Placentia Gala.
Voting is open until Monday, January 24th.  There is no obligation, but we would love to see the band family come together for him.  
 https://www.placentiachamber.com/excellent-voting/?fbclid=IwAR3Vyn80sRRfDiv_VmTPg2qY1S0UFiwYaDwJxDSBjL3aclKdAXyz00IGEIkThank 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!Subscribe
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1/9/22

Concert Band Placements
 
Thank you to all who have completed their Concert Band Audition videos. We have started placing individuals into different Concert Bands.

Due to the large number of students and variances in instrumentation, we will have groups set by Wednesday of this week. There are a few obstacles that have come up that highly affect our decisions.

Please keep in mind that no matter where you are placed, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the ensemble while continuing to grow as a musician. We will continue to split up between the band room and theater on Monday and Tuesday.

Please see the “What’s Up for this Week” section to see where you should report to. We are looking forward to making great music!
Concert Band Video AuditionPast Due!
Friday – January 7
 
If you have not completed your Concert Band Video Audition on FlipGrid, please record your video as soon as possible. We will need to set up our Concert Band rosters accordingly.
 
All Band students are required to complete this assignment.  It will count towards your semester grade.
 
Here is a link to the audition requirements if you need them again.

Audition Info 2022
Winter GroupsPlease refer to your schedules set by your instructors for rehearsals this week. 
What’s up for this week…Monday
0 Period
Freshmen/Sophomores in Band Room
Juniors/Seniors in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
  
Tuesday
0 Period
Freshmen/Sophomores in Band Room
Juniors/Seniors in Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater (tentative)
Color Guard – Raya Gym
  
Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater (tentative)
Color Guard – Raya Gym
  
Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater (tentative)
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Upcoming Fundraisers


Kristy Kreme fundraiser
 – January/February 


Golf tournament
 – SAVE THE DATE – March 21st
 
VOTE for Maverick Shuck!
 Maverick Shuck is an El Dorado High School alumni (’21), and a former member of the El Dorado Band and ColorGuard.  He has been nominated for Youth Volunteer of the Year by the Placentia Chamber of Commerce for their 56th Annual Excellence in Placentia Gala.
Voting is open until Monday, January 24th.  There is no obligation, but we would love to see the band family come together for him.  
 https://www.placentiachamber.com/excellent-voting/?fbclid=IwAR3Vyn80sRRfDiv_VmTPg2qY1S0UFiwYaDwJxDSBjL3aclKdAXyz00IGEIk

12/19/21

Happy Holidays! Enjoy your break and spending time with your family (don’t forget to practice, too)!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already Winter Break! This past year has been amazing and I am truly grateful for all of our students for their hard work and dedication to our program over the Marching Band and Holiday Concert Seasons. I hope that you find some time to reflect on your experience over the past few months and realize how much you have impacted our community through your many performances. Thank you!!!
 To all of our Golden Hawk Families, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!I hope you enjoy this time with friends, family, and great music and food! P.S. Please practice your instruments over the break. You have concert band auditions happening during our first week back!!
Jazz BreakfastThe return of the Jazz Breakfast was a hit! 

It was so much fun to have our staff and district friends come to the band room to enjoy some delicious food and great music. Our new Superintendent, Dr. Elsasser said, “This was the best morning I have had since taking this job!”

Thank you to our Jazz students for putting on a great show and for our Jazz Boosters for decorating the band room and providing breakfast. And shout out to Christine Ostaszewski for organizing the event!
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!

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12/12/21

Week of Winter!The final week before Winter Break is always a great way to end the calendar year at El Dorado. I hope that everyone participates in daily dress up days starting with pajama day on Monday! 
 Music Events this Past WeekIt was a great week of music with our program! The “Count Meets the Duke” Jazz Concert on Wednesday and the “Holiday Band and Orchestra” Concert on Friday were a huge hit. All of our students performed well and both concerts were well attended. Thank you to all who attended! 
Thursday, December 16
 
Jazz BreakfastCall Time: 6:00aBreakfast and Music begins at 6:45a
This Thursday, we bring back our annual “Jazz Breakfast”. This is our way to thank the El Dorado Staff and PYLUSD Administration for their continued support of our music program. I have been told that this is one the best days of the year for our teachers and we looked forward to sharing this morning with them! This performance is not open to the public. This is reserved for El Dorado Staff and PYLUSD employees.
Breakfast Items Needed

Hello Jazz Families!What an incredible week of music between the Holiday Jazz Concert, Count Meets the Duke, and the Holiday Instrumental Music Concert!I’m still in need of several items on the Sign-Up Genius to make our Jazz Breakfast a success! We currently have approx 50 staff members attending with more to still reply. This breakfast also feeds all 3 jazz bands before/after they perform (teenagers are hungry!!).

Still some spots open for casseroles, breakfast meats, bottled juices, and I need someone to spearhead the very much needed coffee set up from either Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or Starbucks. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4CABAD2FA3FE3-holiday

Any questions, suggestions or concerns….feel free to message me! Regards, Christine Ostaszewski (aka Mama O)Cell (714) 496-3957jazz@eldoradoband.com

What’s up for this week…
 Monday0 PeriodAll Band students in Band RoomNo instruments, bring all Holiday Music to turn inColor Guard – Raya Gym  Tuesday0 PeriodAll Band students in Band Room – we are playingColor Guard – Raya Gym Wednesday0 PeriodWind Ensemble – Band RoomSymphonic Band – TheaterColor Guard – Raya Gym Thursday0 PeriodJazz BreakfastNo 0 for Non-Jazz Band studentsColor Guard – Raya Gym Friday0 PeriodWind Ensemble – Band RoomSymphonic Band – TheaterColor Guard – Raya Gym
upcoming eventsThDec. 16Jazz Breakfast, Jazz Bands – 6:45am, Band Room
gift wrap booths @ walmart 
Remember to sign up for gift wrap booth shifts, which starts this Friday, Dec. 17.  It’s a great way to earn service hours. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-gift

*We are still accepting wrapping paper donations.  We need wrapping paper, boxes, bows and tape.  Please drop off all donations in the band room this week.* 
coming soon…
January – Krispy Kreme fundraiser 
March 21st – Golf Tournament/dinner (sign ups for volunteers will post on January)
holiday concert
Thank you to Dee Alig, Patty DiMario, and Fran Bangert for putting together beautiful baskets.  Thank you to all those who donated and helped make our holiday raffle a great success!!  
❤

finance committee

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season.

We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:At least 8 characters.A combination of alpha/numeric characters.One capital letterIf you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
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EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary
communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
 Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

“band” app
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 

12/5/21

Holiday Season in Full-Swing!

 The Jazz Bands kicked off our Holiday Season with a bang on Friday night with a fantastic Holiday Jazz Concert! All 3 bands performed at a high level and the crowd was full of energy. It was one of our most memorable performances to date!
 
Thank you to all who attended! Live music is meant to be shared with listeners and we truly appreciate everyone who stopped by to listen. It was especially great to see so many of our band and color guard students in the crowd! 
 
A special thanks to Christine “Mama O” Ostaszewski for getting the ticket booth going and helping out behind the scenes!
 
This week’s events
 
We have 3 big events taking place this week!
The “Count Meets the Duke” Jazz Concert, Winter Percussion Rehearsal/Meeting, and the Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert.
 
Read on for more information!
 Wednesday, December 8 
“Count Meets the Duke” Jazz Concert
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
7:00p on Wednesday, December 8
General Admission: $10
 
El Dorado Jazz 1 shares the stage with Esperanza Jazz 1 as we pay tribute to the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Both bands will literally be on stage performing tunes together and will feature some of our amazing jazz students. 
 
Tickets will be available from each of the Jazz 1 students as well as at the door.
 
This will be a great event! 
 
Jazz 1 Band Rehearsal Reminder
Monday evening, 5p-7p
El Dorado Band Room
Thursday, December 9
 
Winter Percussion Rehearsal/Meeting
Thursday, 3p-6p
Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6p
 
We are excited to bring back our Winter Percussion Ensemble to El Dorado for the 2022 Winter Season! Our percussion students will continue on into this season but will be re-evaluated so that we can make accommodations to instrumentation to help with the success of the show!
 
Calling all band members!!!
 
If you are not a percussionist but would like to participate, we will be looking for people to be in a non-music role as a member of our Visual Ensemble. This section enhances our program through movement and choreography. This is a great opportunity to perform in this activity, to stay physically active during this time, and most of all to create more memories as we move forward into our school year!
Friday, December 10
 
Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
7:00p on Friday, December 10
General Admission: $5
 
Join us for our annual “Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert”! This show will feature our Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Wind Ensemble. 

What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble (Juniors and Seniors) – Band Room
Symphonic Band  (Freshmen and Sophomores) – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Evening: Jazz 1 Rehearsal, 5p-7p, ElDo Band Room
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Evening: “Count Meets the Duke” Jazz Concert

 Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic Band – Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
After School: Winter Percussion

Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Evening: Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert
upcoming eventsMDec. 6Jazz 1 Rehearsal, 5p-7p – ElDo Band RoomWDec. 8Count Meets the Duke Concert, Jazz 1, 7p – PACFDec. 10Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert, 7p – PACThDec. 16Jazz Breakfast, Jazz Bands – 6:45am, Band Room

raffle tickets & holiday baskets for Friday’s holiday concert


Holiday Gift Baskets: Still need gift cards and complete gift baskets

Please contact Dee Alig ASAP
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda 
760-963-7630

Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.

All raffle ticket stubs and payments are due.  Please turn in no later than Wednesday. 
 gift wrapping booth @ Walmart

Please sign up for a shift at the Gift Wrap Booth.  We need student and parent volunteers.  A separate email with more details was sent out yesterday.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-gift

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Okamoto at FundraisingElDo@gmail.com.
 
cookie dough
Cookie dough is arriving Friday.
Details will be sent out in a separate email later this week.

jazz band news!
 
Jazz Band Attire Confirmed!
 
Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes
 
Ladies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heels
 
Places To Shop Men’s Suits: Men Wearhouse, Friar Tux, Burlington Coat Factory, Express, Amazon
 
Places To Shop Women’s Suits or Pants/Blazer separates: H&M, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Express, Amazon
 
Dates to Remember! 
 
Wed, 12/8 Count Meets the Duke (Jazz 1 only): solid black pants & dress shirt, black tie, black belt, black dress shoes,
 
Thurs, 12/16 Jazz Breakfast (Jazz 1, 2, & 3): Ugly Sweaters!! (Sign Up Genius is coming soon!)
 
Regards,
Christine Ostaszewski (aka Mama O)
Jazz Liaison 
 
 colorguard fundraisers

December 18th to 24th Main Place Mall Guard will be wrapping gifts at the Main Place Mall.  Tell your friends to stop by to support the color guard and save time on wrapping gifts.   Saturday, December 18th from 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday, December 19th from 12:00pm-5:00pmWednesday, December 22nd from 4:00pm-9:00pmThursday, December 23rd from 4:00pm-9:00pmFriday, December 24th from 11:00am-3:00pmJanuary 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags during Winter Guard practice on Monday or Wednesday evening practice at El Dorado and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com
                         

 men/mom in black

Cage clean out Phase 2 is happening Saturday December 11th 8:30am – 3pm.

We will be throwing away and re-organizing the space so we can fit the marching equipment for the off season. This will be a good chance for students to pick up some volunteer hours.

Please bring gloves and masks to help clean up.
  
***Friendly reminder that we need to make sure our storage areas are locked up.  If you have keys to the sea container, please make sure everything is locked and secure when you leave.  Thank you!***

Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com

finance committee

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season.

We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:At least 8 characters.A combination of alpha/numeric characters.One capital letterIf you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
————————-
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary

 news
 
Scrip Updates!
 
Next physical Scrip/Gift Card Deadline:
Order by 10am 12/7 ~ Ready for pick up/delivery: 12/13
 
Update:
Your scrip profit statement will be emailed to your email address on file with ShopWithScrip by Wednesday, December 8 (note: date change)  Please allow another 2-3 weeks for posting to your Charms account.
 
If you are not using ShopWithScrip you are missing out on earning Fair Share credit……..
~just by buying the things you buy everyday at Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Marshalls, Arco, Shell, Home Depot and the list goes on!  
~just by dining out at Chipotle, Panera, Olive Garden, Chili’s, and more!
~just by driving through at Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, etc.
~and remember by shopping through AmazonSmile AND using Amazon scrip you are helping the BCG and your individual fair share accounts
 
*or if you have met your Fair Share commitments for the year, your support goes to the general fund ❤
 
Please visit the Shop With Scrip website https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  to see a full list of retailer and bonuses!
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
 
Gas earns about 1.5%,  Amazon is at 2% (remember to support Eldo band with AmazonSmile, too), Stater Bros 4%, Sprouts 5%, Target & Walmart 2.5% and the list goes on and on. *bonus % promotions are ongoing – some as high as 17%*
 
Please remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  
 
Are you interested but need help?  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the ShopWithScrip website or the RaiseRight app.  
 
Upcoming scrip deadlines:
 
Order by 10am 12/16  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/22
 
Order by 10am 1/3 ~ Ready for pick up/delivery: 1/7
 
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

 

And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k has started TODAY, December 5! 
 
Complete your 5k any time before December 12, 2021.
 
***

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)


You can donate here:
 
https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k 

Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/
 
Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k
 
Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Thanks!!
 Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer
communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
 Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

“band” app
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
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!

11/28/21

t’s officially the Holiday Season!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break and found some time to relax. It’s now time to transition into our concert band season as well as our winter groups. We expect all of our members to carry the momentum that we have created in the fall season into this next part of our year. Although Marching Band is fun, we take a lot of pride in every area of performance that we offer! It’s going to be awesome! 

Holiday Jazz Concert
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
7:00p on Friday, December 3
General Admission: $5
 
Join us for our first Holiday Concert of the season featuring the El Dorado Jazz Bands! Jazz 1, 2, and 3 will be performing holiday classics set to a big band setting. It will be a swingin’ evening that you won’t want to miss!
 
Hope to see you there!
 
“Count Meets the Duke” Jazz Concert
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
7:00p on Wednesday, December 8
General Admission: $10
 
El Dorado Jazz 1 shares the stage with Esperanza Jazz 1 as we pay tribute to the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Both bands will literally be on stage performing tunes together and will feature some of our amazing jazz students. 
 
Tickets will be available from each of the Jazz 1 students as well as at the door.
 
This will be a great event! 
Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
7:00p on Friday, December 10
General Admission: $5
 
Join us for our annual “Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert”!
This show will feature our Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Wind Ensemble. 
 

What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble (Juniors and Seniors) – Band Room
Symphonic Band  (Freshmen and Sophomores) – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
 Thursday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic Band – Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym
 
Friday
0 Period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
upcoming eventsFDec. 3Holiday Jazz Concert, 7p – PACMDec. 6Jazz 1 Rehearsal, 5p-7p – ElDo Band RoomWDec. 8Count Meets the Duke Concert, Jazz 1, 7p – PACFDec. 10Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert, 7p – PACThDec. 16Jazz Breakfast, Jazz Bands – 6:45am, Band Room

raffle tickets & holiday baskets

Baskets will be raffled off during the holiday concert on December 10. 

All students were given 20 raffle tickets.  All raffle ticket stubs and unsold tickets are due Tuesday, November 30.  Please put in black box in band room.

*Please make sure each ticket has the name & phone number portion of the ticket filled out.  Separate it, and place it in the envelope you received. *

Any amount of tickets sold over 20 will go towards your individual account.  If you would like more tickets (max of 50 tickets to start), please contact Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingElDo@gmail.com

Gift Basket Donations
We have only received a couple donations.  We are accepting full and partial baskets and/or gift cards.  
Example: Wine basket, dessert basket, coffee basket, holiday themed basket, game night basket etc.

Please drop off donations at Dee Alig’s house:
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda 
760-963-7630

Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.
Gift Wrap Booth Sign Ups – COMING SOON!!
Accepting Wrapping Paper Donations

jazz band news!
 
Jazz Band Attire Confirmed!
 
Men: solid black suit, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes
 
Ladies: solid black dress slacks, solid black blazer, long sleeve solid black dress shirt, long sleeve solid white dress shirt, solid black tie, black belt, black dress heels
 
Places To Shop Men’s Suits: Men Wearhouse, Friar Tux, Burlington Coat Factory, Express, Amazon
 
Places To Shop Women’s Suits or Pants/Blazer separates: H&M, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Express, Amazon
 
Dates to Remember! 
 
Fri 12/3 Holiday Jazz Concert (Jazz 1, 2, & 3): solid black pants & dress shirt, black belt, black dress shoes, holiday ties & socks
 
Tues 12/8 Count Meets the Duke (Jazz 1 only): solid black pants & dress shirt, black tie, black belt, black dress shoes,
 
Thurs 12/16 Jazz Breakfast (Jazz 1, 2, & 3): Ugly Sweaters!! (Sign Up Genius soon!)
 
Regards,
Christine Ostaszewski (aka Mama O)
Jazz Liaison 
 
 colorguard fundraisers

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  Present the attached flyer when ordering.

December 18th to 24th Main Place Mall Guard will be wrapping gifts at the Main Place Mall.  Tell your friends to stop by to support the color guard and save time on wrapping gifts.  More info on specific times to come.

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags at Tuesday night guard practice at EDHS and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com
                         

 men/mom in black

Cage clean out, phase 2 is coming soon. 
 
Please look at next week’s Land of Band for details.  This will also be an opportunity for students to get volunteer hours.
  
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com

finance committee

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season by the end of November.

Remember, once Marching Season is over, it doesn’t really get any slower. We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:At least 8 characters.A combination of alpha/numeric characters.One capital letterIf you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
————————-
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary

 news
 
Scrip Updates!
 
If you are using ShopWithScrip:
 
~and ordered physical gift cards this past week, your order will be ready for pickup or delivery on December 2 (or I can bring to the Jazz concert on Friday, December 3)
 
~your scrip profit statement will be emailed to your email address on file with ShopWithScrip by Saturday, December 4.  Please allow another 2-3 weeks for posting to your Charms account.
 
If you are not using ShopWithScrip, you are missing out on earning Fair Share credit……..
 
~just by buying the things you buy everyday at Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Marshalls, Arco, Shell, Home Depot and the list goes on!  
~just by dining out at Chipotle, Panera, Olive Garden, Chili’s, and more!
~just by driving through at Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, etc.
~and remember by shopping through AmazonSmile AND using Amazon scrip, you are helping the BCG and your individual fair share accounts
 
*or if you have met your Fair Share commitments for the year, your support goes to the general fund ❤
 
Here is a quick overview of ShopWithScrip (SWS):
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
 
Gas earns about 1.5%,  Amazon is at 2% (remember to support Eldo band with AmazonSmile, too), Stater Bros 4%, Sprouts 5%, Target & Walmart 2.5% and the list goes on and on. *bonus % promotions are ongoing – some as high as 17%*
 
Please remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  
 
Are you interested but need help?  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the ShopWithScrip website or the RaiseRight app.  
 
Upcoming scrip deadlines:
 
Order by 10am 12/7  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/16
 
Order by 10am 12/16  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/22
 
Order by 10am 1/3 ~ Ready for pick up/delivery: 1/7
 
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

 

Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!
 
Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k!
The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 
 
How you can help
 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:
 
https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k 

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/
 
Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k
 
Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Thanks!!
 Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer
communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
 Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

“band” app
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
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!

11/21/21

And that’s a wrap!
 
Congratulations to all on a successful Marching Band Season!
5 months ago, we weren’t sure if we were going to have a full season, yet we persevered and the season exceeded our expectations. Earning trophies, plaques, and medals has been awesome. However I hope every member of our program cherishes the journey and the memories you have made along the way!
 
A huge thank you goes out to our committee chairs of our Booster Program and the various groups that we have running behind the scenes to make each event a success. Thank you to Kim Galli and Jill Rogers for their work with the food committee, and all who helped serve or donated items to our meals. Thank you to Jacinda Blomquist and the uniform committee for managing our uniforms, shakos, plumes and for being chaperones on our buses. Thank you to Maria Gutierrez and our color guard parents for their continued support of our guard staff. Thank you to Thomas Judd and our famous “Men In Black” for all of their hardwork and dedication to making sure our equipment was transported to all of our events and for managing the props, scaffolding, stages, and pit equipment. And thank you to Paul Clifford and our Booster Board for their continued guidance and support as we tried to navigate our return to the Marching Arts Activity. I hope I’m not leaving any of our boosters out, but all are appreciated and I look forward to sharing future events with you!
 
Thank you to all of our student performers for their amazing resiliency and determination all season. Even in the most difficult times, you kept pushing through and kept coming back for more. This has certainly been a memorable year and we are looking forward to planning next year’s field show! 
 
Moving forward….
 
Although the fall season has ended, we have so much left to do this year. I hope you appreciate the opportunities that lie ahead as we all know that it can be taken away so quickly. We will now shift our focus to concert bands, jazz, winter percussion and winter guard!!!

SCSBOA 6A Championships
 
Congratulations on earning a Bronze Medal at 6A Championships by placing 3rd overall! We had a great performance, and we should all be proud of our effort. It is a huge honor to be in the top 3 with some amazing programs!
 
Championships Weekend Scoreboard
3rd place Overall – 93.93, Bronze Medal
4th place Percussion – 91.0
2nd place Color Guard – 94.0
High Visual Score – 189.0
upcoming eventsFDec. 3Holiday Jazz Concert, 7p – PACMDec. 6Jazz 1 Rehearsal, 5p-7p – ElDo Band RoomWDec. 8Count Meets the Duke Concert, Jazz 1, 7p – PACFDec. 10Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert, 7p – PACThDec. 16Jazz Breakfast, Jazz Bands – 6:45am, Band Room
uniforms

Thank you for such a great season!

If you borrowed shoes, please remember to bring them back after break.

I also would like to thank all of the uniform committee for being so welcoming and helpful. To the kids for allowing me to come into the band world and showing me how amazing it is.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacinda Blomquist
Uniforms Chair

holiday baskets

Baskets will be raffled off during the holiday concert on December 10. 

We have only received a couple donations.  We are accepting full and partial baskets and/or gift cards.  
Example: Wine basket, dessert basket, coffee basket, holiday themed basket, game night basket etc.

Please drop off donations at Dee Alig’s house:
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda 
760-963-7630

Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.

All students should’ve received 20 raffle tickets.  If you would like more tickets, please email Cindy Okamoto.  She is out of town this week, but can get you more tickets by next Saturday.

*Holiday Basket Raffle Tickets are $1.*

Each band member will receive an envelope with their name and the ticket numbers.  We would like each student to sell at least 20 tickets.

Please fill out the name & phone number portion of the ticket, separate it, and place it in the envelope you received. They will be collected after Thanksgiving break.

Any amount of tickets sold over 20, will go towards your individual account.  If you would like more tickets (max of 50 tickets to start), please contact Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingElDo@gmail.com

Gift Wrap Booth Sign Ups – COMING SOON!!
Accepting Wrapping Paper Donations
 colorguard fundraisers

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Contact any color guard member to place your order, or email me to be placed in contact with a guard member. Delivery for the week of 12/13.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  Present the attached flyer when ordering.

December 18th to 24th Main Place Mall Guard will be wrapping gifts at the Main Place Mall.  Tell your friends to stop by to support the color guard and save time on wrapping gifts.  More info on specific times to come.

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com
                         

FOOD committee

A very HUGE thank you from us.  We appreciate all the parent help and donations we received.  We could not have served and fed our kids without all your contributions in food, desserts and volunteer time.  

Many thanks…
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs

finance committee

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season by the end of November.

Remember, once Marching Season is over, it doesn’t really get any slower. We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:At least 8 characters.A combination of alpha/numeric characters.One capital letterIf you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
————————-
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary

 men/mom in black

Thank you to all of the Men and Women in Black for all that you do to make the shows happen week after week.  It wasn’t always easy but it definitely was fun working alongside all of you.  Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com

 news
 
Do you:
~buy groceries or gas?  
~dine out?  
~buy household or home improvement items?

Of course you do!  We all do!
 
By using the ShopWithScrip (SWS) website or the RaiseRight app, you could be earning credit toward your Fair Share commitment on the things you are purchasing EVERYDAY! 
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
 
Gas earns about 1.5%,  Amazon is at 2% (remember to support Eldo band with AmazonSmile, too), Stater Bros 4%, Sprouts 5%, Target & Walmart 2.5% and the list goes on and on. *bonus % promotions are ongoing – some as high as 17%*
 
Please remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  
 
Are you interested but need help?  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the ShopWithScrip website or the RaiseRight app.  
 
Upcoming scrip deadlines:
Order by  11/23  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/2
Order by   12/7  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/16

If our family participation increases and we can accumulate a minimum of 4 family orders a week, then we can begin placing orders weekly.  More orders = more deliveries = more $ to fair share. 
 
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

 

Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!
 
Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k!
The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 
 
How you can help
 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:
 
https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k 

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/
 
Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k
 
Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Thanks!!
 Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer

jazz band news!
 
Jazz season is upon us! With the upcoming Holiday Jazz Concert, combined jazz concert with EHS, and the Jazz Breakfast (Staff only), please be patient with us as we start the transition process of marching band to jazz/concert season.  We’re still finalizing Fair Share amounts for all the 3 jazz Bands. 
 
Concert/Gig Attire
 
Men: 
Black suit, white long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND black long-sleeve button down dress shirt, solid long black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes.
 
Ladies:
Black suit or black slacks/black jacket, white long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND black long-sleeve button down dress shirt, solid long black tie, black heels. 
 
Regards,
Christine Ostaszewski (aka Mama O)
Jazz Liaison 
communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
 Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

“band” app
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
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 11/14/21

Last Week of Marching Band!!!

It’s hard to believe that the final week of Marching Band is upon us. This season has been one of the best we have ever had and we look forward to SCSBOA 6A Championships next weekend! Please read on for more information. 

Thank you to ALL who made this past week a successful one. We had a lot going on but we made it happen! Monday night rehearsal, Tuesday sectionals, Band Pageant on Wednesday, Pictures AND a Football Game on Friday, then a tournament on Saturday??? Crazy! But it was a fun week!
“Habits Reflect the Mission”
Southwest Regional Field Tournament
We had a great performance at the Southwest Regional Field Tournament at Ramona High School on Saturday! Earning a Tournament Sweepstakes Award with such a good lineup of bands truly demonstrates everyone’s hard work and effort over the past few months. 
Thank you to all for making it an amazing day! 
Weekend Scoreboard
Southwest Regional Field Tournament

1st place Color Guard – 92.0

3rd place Percussion – 83.5

Tournament Sweepstakes Award – 91.65

High Music and High Visual Awards

Congratulations!

monday evening rehearsal

LAST ONE!!!
November 15, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
All Sections

Bring your Dot Book!!!

Attendance is MANDATORY.

Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.

ATTENTION ALL BAND AND COLOR GUARD!!google classroom and flipgrid
Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom. This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members. Please prepare for them and record them in time. 

Yes, these will be graded. SCSBOA 6A Championships

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Citrus College
Hosted by Arcadia HS

Congratulations on qualifying for SCSBOA 6A Championships!

This is always a great event that will showcase some of the BEST music programs from Southern California. We are currently ranked 3rd in 6A based on our 2 highest scores of the season. 

After the random scramble of schools in the bottom 4, middle 4, and top 4, we are performing last at Championships.

More information will be sent out by Wednesday. 
In the meantime, here are some details!

Morning Rehearsal: 9a-noon, load trailers after rehearsal
Performance Time at Ramona High School: 7:56p
Full Retreat Awards (all performers in uniform): 8:30p

Once we have the rest of the schedule figured out, we’ll send it out!weekly sectionals continue this week
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-5p
Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
what’s up for this week…
Monday
0 Period
Field Show

Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school 

Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show

Band Council meeting at Lunch

Thursday
0 Period
Field Show

Friday
0 Period
Field Show

Saturday
SCSBOA 6A Championships
upcoming events
Nov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
Nov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Citrus College
Dec. 3Holiday Jazz Concert, 7p – PAC
Dec. 6Jazz 1 Rehearsal, 5p-7p – ElDo Band Room
Dec. 8Count Meets the Duke Concert, Jazz 1, 7p – PAC
Dec. 10Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert, 7p – PAC
Dec. 16Jazz Breakfast, Jazz Bands – 6:45am, Band Room

booster meeting minutes
Thank you to all who attended our Booster Meeting for November.  Click on this link to read a copy of the minutes: November 9 Booster Meeting Minutes

jazz band news!

Jazz season is upon us! With the upcoming Holiday Jazz Concert, combined jazz concert with EHS, and the Jazz Breakfast (Staff only), please be patient with us as we start the transition process of marching band to jazz/concert season.  We’re still finalizing Fair Share amounts for all the 3 jazz Bands. 

Concert/Gig Attire

Men: 
Black suit, white long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND black long-sleeve button down dress shirt, solid long black tie, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes.

Ladies:
Black suit or black slacks/black jacket, white long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND black long-sleeve button down dress shirt, solid long black tie, black heels. 

Regards,
Christine Ostaszewski (aka Mama O)
Jazz Liaison 

holiday baskets

Baskets will be raffled off during the holiday concert on December 10. 

Now accepting Donations for partial or full baskets, gift cards are welcome.

Please drop off donations at Dee Alig’s house:
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda
760-963-7630
Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.

*Holiday Basket Raffle Tickets go on sale this week. Tickets are $1.*

Each band member will receive an envelope with their name and the ticket numbers.  We would like each student to sell at least 20 tickets.

Please fill out the name & phone number portion of the ticket, separate it, and place it in the envelope you received. They will be collected after Thanksgiving break.

Any amount of tickets sold over 20, will go towards your individual account.  If you would like more tickets (max of 50 tickets to start), please contact Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingElDo@gmail.com


Gift Wrap Booth Sign Ups – COMING SOON!!
Accepting Wrapping Paper Donations

FOOD committee

More details to come tomorrow for Saturday’s SCSBOA 6A Championships field show…

Many thanks…
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs

finance committee

Can you believe this??
It’s November already and Marching Season will reach its grand finale in just a couple of weeks at Championships on 11/20/21.

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season by the end of November.

Remember, once Marching Season is over, it doesn’t really get any slower. We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:
At least 8 characters.
A combination of alpha/numeric characters. One capital letter
If you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
————————-
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary

colorguard fundraisers

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Contact any color guard member to place your order, or email me to be placed in contact with a guard member. Delivery for the week of 12/13.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

December 18th to 24th Main Place Mall Guard will be wrapping gifts at the Main Place Mall.  Tell your friends to stop by to support the color guard and save time on wrapping gifts.  More info on specific times to come.

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags at Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com

men/moms in black
Thank you to all of the Men and Women in Black for all that you do to make the shows happen. Thanks!

Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
 

Scrip news

Do you:
~buy groceries or gas?  
~dine out?  
~buy household or home improvement items?

Of course you do!  We all do!

By using the ShopWithScrip (SWS) website or the RaiseRight app, you could be earning credit toward your Fair Share commitment on the things you are purchasing EVERYDAY! 

There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.

Gas earns about 1.5%,  Amazon is at 2% (remember to support Eldo band with AmazonSmile, too), Stater Bros 4%, Sprouts 5%, Target & Walmart 2.5% and the list goes on and on. *bonus % promotions are ongoing – some as high as 17%*

Please remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  

Are you interested but need help?  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the ShopWithScrip website or the RaiseRight app.  

Upcoming scrip deadlines:
Order by  11/23  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/2
Order by   12/7  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/16

If our family participation increases and we can accumulate a minimum of 4 family orders a week, then we can begin placing orders weekly.  More orders = more deliveries = more $ to fair share. 

If you have any questions, please reach out.

Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k!
The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!
 Andy Shomph
Parent VolunteerUniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show
1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them.
 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day.
 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag.
 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry.
 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise.
 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.

Thank you!
Jacinda Segura 
Uniforms Committee Chaircommunication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.
Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z
“band” app

Download the app “Band”.

Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 

Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 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!

November 7, 2021

Land of Band and Color Guard
November Madness!!! November snuck up on us so quickly! It seems like forever ago that we started rehearsals during the summer, but time sure has flown by. We have 2 more weeks left in the Marching Band season, and we are looking forward to finishing strong as we push towards SCSBOA Championships. EVERYONE has been amazing, and I am very thankful to be a part of this program. 
This is “Hecka-Busy Week” for us!
Monday Night Practice, District Drumline Rehearsal, Booster Meeting, Band Pageant, Picture Day, CIF Home Game, Show Day Rehearsal, Southwest Regional Field Tournament at Ramona HS in Riverside.
 “Habits Reflect the Mission”
 mira mesa field tournamentThank you to everyone who made the effort to attend the Mira Mesa Field Tournament. We know it was a long drive for many of you, so we appreciate your support. A special thank you to our Men In Black, Band/Guard Chaperones, Uniform Committee, and Food Committee for all that you do that allows the staff to focus on the kids and the show. We certainly can’t do it without you!
 Weekend ScoreboardMira Mesa Field TournamentAuxiliary Sweepstakes Award – 90.0Percussion Sweepstakes Award – 81.51st Place Class 6A – 88.16High General Effect Award Congratulations! 
district drumline rehearsal at bradfordTuesday, November 9, 4:30p-6:30pAll Battery will have rehearsal at Bradford Stadium for the District Drumline. After rehearsal, pizza and drinks will be provided by the other high schools.*You are responsible for your own equipment and transportation. Work it out with your sections.*
tuesday: booster meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 7:30pPlease join us in the El Dorado Band Room for our monthly Booster Meeting. We will have a lot of information for the last few events of our Marching Season. 
wednesday: band pageant
November 10, 2021, 7p
Bradford Stadium

 
Call Time at ElDo: 5:00p, Get Dressed
Depart ElDo: 5:30p
Band Pageant Begins: 7p
Band Pageant Concludes: 9p
Approximate Pick-up at ElDo: 10p
 
Tickets
Join us for the annual PYLUSD Band Pageant on November 10 at Bradford Stadium. All 6 middle school and 4 high school marching bands will be performing at this special event. 

*Please purchase your tickets through our band program.* 
 
All proceeds stay with our program!
 
Tickets are $5 each.
 
Please RSVP for your tickets by filling out the Google Form. 

You can pay via the Band Venmo or by sending in Cash/Check to the Band Room. Once payment has been confirmed, your tickets will be distributed beginning Nov. 8 at Monday Night Rehearsal.
 Link to Ticket RSVPhttps://tinyurl.com/4vuftkdc 
thursday: no schoolNo school in observance of Veteran’s Day. Catch up on homework and get some rest.
friday: band picture dayNovember 12, After SchoolEl Dorado High Artistry Foto will be here to take our annual Band Picture. Bring your shoes and under gear to school with you in the morning. We will take pictures after school. Parents: An email will be sent with information on how you can order pictures from Artistry Foto. They have a system in place that will facilitate your needs!
CIF home football game
 
Yep, that’s right. A 2nd round CIF Playoff Game.
It’s been a while, and who knows when it will happen again, so we are definitely going to join in on the fun. Plus, it will give us another run of our performance as a dress rehearsal for Saturday’s tournament. 
 

pictures and CIF football game
 
We understand that this makes for a long day. We will work out a schedule and figure out things in regards to logistics, food, departure time, etc. 
 
Don’t worry. We got this!!
 

southwest regional field tournament
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Ramona High School, Riverside

 
This Saturday is the Southwest Regional Field Tournament at Ramona HS in Riverside. We will face-off against 5 other 6A bands and all will be amazing. This will be our last opportunity to bust out a score for 6A Championship seeding!  
 
More information will be sent out by Wednesday. In the meantime, here are some details!
 
Morning Rehearsal: 9a-noon, load trailers after rehearsal
Performance Time at Ramona High School: 8:15p
 
Once we have the rest of the schedule figured out, we’ll send it out!

google classroom and flipGridVideo assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom. This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members. Please prepare for them and record them in time. Yes, these will be graded. 

weekly sectionals continue this week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
Front Ensemble – 3p-6p
Battery – 4:30-6:30p at Bradford Stadium
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 

what’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school 
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
No School
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show
 
After School
Band Pictures
CIF Playoff Game
 
Saturday
Southwest Regional Field Tournament
upcoming events MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9pWNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford StadiumFNov. 12Band Picture Day After SchoolFNov. 12CIF Home Football Game SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HSMNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9pSaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Citrus College 

cookie dough sales
Just a few days left, remember your sales go towards your individual account 100%
*Please turn in all money and forms to the drop box no later than Friday, November 12th.*

Top three sellers will receive an Amazon gift card: 
1st place $50
2nd place $30
3rd place $25

Cookie Dough will be delivered early December. You can order through the website: https://www.iraisemore.com/?ref=89829.  Please note that there is a $0.95 processing fee for each item.
 
Or individuals can complete the form, and ask for cash or check made out to EDHS Band Boosters.   Forms were distributed to students, but you can also find the form here.

If you have any questions, please contact me at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means


holiday baskets 

Baskets will be raffled off during the holiday concert in December. 

Now accepting Donations for partial or full baskets, gift cards are welcome.

Please drop off donations at Dee Alig’s house:
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda 
760-963-7630
*Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.*

finance committee

Can you believe this??
It’s November already and Marching Season will reach its grand finale in just a couple of weeks at Championships on 11/20/21.

At this time, most of the Marching Season program fees should be paid.  As of today, about 94% of the transportation fees have been paid, but only ~57% of the Marching Season Fair Share has been paid. Please, please, please pay what is still outstanding for the fall Marching Season by the end of November.

Remember, once Marching Season is over, it doesn’t really get any slower. We will begin moving into the Jazz, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline time of year. Each of these have their own Fair Share, costume, and travel costs associated with them.

CHARMS
Please log into Charms and check that you have paid all of your fees for this season! 
https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=ElDoradoBand

Username: Your student’s school ID number
(If you have never logged in, the password is the same). 

When you log in, Charms will request that you change the password. They enhanced security by requiring the following rules for passwords:At least 8 characters.A combination of alpha/numeric characters.One capital letterIf you and your family are still suffering from financial hardships, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, and we can work on how to take care of it. 

Thank you,
Ken Ostaszewski
————————-
EDHS Band Boosters
Financial Secretary
 colorguard fundraisers

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chipotle Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. Please present attached flyer when ordering, online ordering options also available (click on “flyer” to open pdf flyer).
 
November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags at Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com
                         

 news
 
Do you:
~buy groceries or gas?  
~dine out?  
~buy household or home improvement items?

Of course you do!  We all do!
 
By using the ShopWithScrip (SWS) website or the RaiseRight app, you could be earning credit toward your Fair Share commitment on the things you are purchasing EVERYDAY! 
 
There are 3 types of scrip – physical gift cards, reload and eGift Cards.  
~Physical cards are purchased in advance and available about 7 days later (upcoming deadlines in blue). 
~Some physical cards have a Reloadable option so you can reload 24/7 (not all are reloadable – please visit SWS website for a full list).  
~eGift Cards are available for purchase and use 24/7 when you pay online.
 
Gas earns about 1.5%,  Amazon is at 2% (remember to support Eldo band with AmazonSmile, too), Stater Bros 4%, Sprouts 5%, Target & Walmart 2.5% and the list goes on and on. *bonus % promotions are ongoing – some as high as 17%*
 
*Next order for Physical Cards is Wednesday, November 10th by 10am
AND
*Will be ready for pick up or delivery no later than 11/18
 
*October earned profits will be emailed to you by 11/9 (to the email on file with SWS) – profit will be posted to your Charms account before the end of the month.  
 
FYI in October, two families earned almost $150 worth of credit to their fair share accounts!  Of the 13 families participating, the average credit was close to $50!  
 
Please remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  
 
Are you interested but need help?  I will be at the booster meeting on Tuesday and could meet with you before or after.  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the ShopWithScrip website or the RaiseRight app.  
 
Upcoming scrip deadlines:
Order by  11/23  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/2
Order by   12/7  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/16

If our family participation increases and we can accumulate a minimum of 4 family orders a week, then we can begin placing orders weekly.  More orders = more deliveries = more $ to fair share. 
 
If you have any questions, please reach out.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
 
And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

 

Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!
 
Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k!
The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 
 
How you can help
 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:
 
https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k 

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/
 
Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k
 
Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
 
Thanks!!
 Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


FOOD committee
 
More details to come this week for Saturday’s field show tournament at Ramona HS…

Many thanks…
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs
 
Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show
1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them.
 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day.
 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag.
 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry.
 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise.
 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.

Thank you!
Jacinda Segura 
Uniforms Committee Chair

 men/mom in black
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field.  If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

10/31/2021

Happy Halloween!
 
Saturday was a great day for the El Dorado Band Program! After a great rehearsal, we went down to the Irvine Field Tournament and tore.it.up! Thank you to all who made it possible. Dinner was delicious, we had lots of help with equipment, and of course, the Band performed at a high level! Keep up the great work as we move forward in our season! Continue to read on for more info!
 
“Habits Reflect the Mission”
 
This weekend is CIF Playoff Football Game and Mira Mesa Field Tournament!

Check out the information below!
 
Weekend Scoreboard
Auxiliary Sweepstakes Award – 84.5
Percussion Sweepstakes Award – 82.0
Tournament Band Sweepstakes – 86.3
High Visual, Music, and General Effect Award
 
It was a good night!

ATTENTION ALL BAND AND COLOR GUARD!!!

THIS JUST ADDED…
 
BAND PICTURE DAY
November 12, 2021
After school at El Dorado
 
More details to follow.
Google Classroom and FlipGridVideo assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.Please prepare for them and record them in time. 
Yes, these will be graded. 
Monday Evening RehearsalNovember 1, 5:30p-9pBradford Stadium, VHS CampusAll Sections
Bring your Dot Book!!! Attendance is MANDATORY.
Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.
CIF Home Playoff Football Game!
Friday, November 5, 2021
 
We were notified today that there will be a Home Football Game this Friday to kick off CIF Playoffs! We will plan to be there with our Marching Band. This also gives us another opportunity to perform our field show for the school and to get a dress rehearsal performance before Mira Mesa.
 5:15pCall Time at El Dorado, Get dressed5:45pDepart El Dorado 7:00pGame Starts8:15pApproximate Halftime performance10:30pApproximate dismal at El Dorado HS
Mira Mesa Field Tournament
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Mira Mesa High School
San Diego
 
This Saturday is the Mira Mesa Field Tournament where we will be competing in another SCSBOA Tournament. This will be a huge test for us as we compete against some of the best 6A Bands from San Diego. 
 
More information will be sent out by Wednesday, November 3. 
In the meantime, here are some details!
 
Morning Rehearsal: 8a-noon, load trailers after rehearsal
Performance Time at Mira Mesa High School: 7:15p
 
Once we have the rest of the schedule figured out, we’ll send it out!
 
Band Pageant Tickets
 
Join us for the annual PYLUSD Band Pageant on Wednesday, November 10 at Bradford Stadium.
All 6 middle school and 4 high school marching bands will be performing at this special event. 
Please purchase your tickets through our band program. 
 
All proceeds stay with our program!
 
Tickets are $5 each.
 
Please RSVP for your tickets by filling out the Google Form. 
You can pay via the Band Venmo or by sending in Cash/Check to the Band Room.
Once payment has been confirmed, your tickets will be distributed beginning Nov. 8 at Monday Night Rehearsal.
 
Link to Ticket RSVP
https://tinyurl.com/4vuftkdc
Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 
What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show

Football Game
CIF Football Game
  
Saturday
Mira Mesa Field Tournament
Upcoming EventsMNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9pFNov. 5CIF Football GameSaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HSMNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9pWNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford StadiumFNov. 12Band Picture Day After SchoolSaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HSMNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9pSaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Citrus College
Holiday Baskets 

Baskets will be raffled off during the holiday concert in December. 

Now accepting Donations for partial or full baskets, gift cards are welcome.

Please drop off donations at Dee Alig’s house:
4822 Wisteria Dr
Yorba Linda 
760-963-7630
*Please call beforehand to confirm someone is home.*
 
Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them.
 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day.
 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag.
 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry.
 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise.
 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.

Thank you!
Jacinda Segura 
Uniforms Committee Chair

FOOD Committee
 
First, THANK YOU to all who helped with food at Irvine.  After so much time off we had a few bumps, but overall it was successful and the kids/staff were all fed!
 
Moving forward….we will be preparing a meal again this weekend and need lots of help!  Please see the sign up genius (link below)
 
Mira Mesa 11-6-2021 Sign up
 
PLEASE keep in mind that the times WILL be updated once we have official times for departure and dinner.  
 
This event, we are asking for all families with the last names “K-M” to please contribute 2 dozen homemade or store bought desserts.  Please, NO NUTS and individually package your desserts in a disposable container.   

** Please No Oreos, we have left over from the last event!  
 
Any questions, please email ELDOFoodCrew@gmail.com

Many thanks…
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs

SCRIP NEWS
 
If you ordered physical cards last week, your cards will be available for pickup or delivery no later than Thursday, November 4th.  I will reach out to you when they are ready.
 
Using ShopWithScrip for your everyday purchases – groceries, gas, household items and gifts – can make a difference.  In September, participating families received between $4 and $51 worth of credit to their fair share accounts.  In October, two families earned almost a $150 credit to their fair share accounts!  Of the 13 families participating the average credit was close to $50!  
 
Remember you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!  
 
Are you interested but need help?  Please let me know.  I would be happy to help you learn to navigate the Shop With Scrip website or the RaiseRight app.  Also, be sure to check out the earning bonuses on the website or app – some retailers as high as 16%!
 
NEXT ORDER DATE for physical cards (great for holiday gift giving) is 
Tuesday, 11/9   
Will be ready for pick up or delivery:  11/18

Order by 11/23  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/2
Order by 12/7  ~  Ready for pick up/delivery:  12/16

 If you would like more information on how scrip can help you meet your fair share and help the band/color guard, please let me know.
 
Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395
Finance CommitteePlease remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary


Men in Black

The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.
 
We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.
Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!
 Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council
(student leaders only)@eldoleader Jazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K @boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z
 “Band App”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
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!

October 24, 2021

Season is in Full Swing!

This weekend kicks off a run of performances and tournaments for our program. We are very excited for this time and look forward to making some great memories over the next few weeks! Rehearsal time will be super important as we prepare for these performances so please do your absolute best to be present, prepared, and ready to work.

 Trust me, it will all be worth it in the end!

“Habits Reflect the Mission”

This weekend is our Senior Night Home Football Game and Irvine Field Tournament! 

Check out the information below!



Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. Yes, these will be graded. 


Monday Evening Rehearsal

October 25, 5:30p-9p

Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus

All Sections

Bring your Dot Book!!!

 Attendance is MANDATORY.

Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.

*Please stay tuned to BandApp and Remind101 in case we have to change plans due to weather.
 



Senior Night Home Game!

Friday, October 29

This Friday is our regular season home football game so you know that means…. (or maybe you don’t)….

We will be celebrating our Seniors in our traditional Senior Ceremony in the Band Room prior to leaving for Bradford Stadium.

 We would love to invite parents of seniors to join us. However, due to the size of our band room, we ask that only immediate family join us. All others can celebrate with us at Bradford Stadium where each senior will be announced at Halftime as they enter the field. 

Call time at El Dorado – 5:00p, get dressed in uniform immediately

Senior Ceremony – 5:30p

Depart ElDo on Buses – 6:00p

In The Stands – 6:30p

Game Starts – 7:00p

Approximate Half-Time – 8:15p

Approximate Pick up at ElDo – 10:30p
 



Irvine Field Tournament

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Irvine High School

4321 Walnut Ave, Irvine 92604

This Saturday is the Irvine Field Tournament where we will be competing in another SCSBOA Tournament. This will be a great opportunity for us to put our show out there and to perform for a great crowd!

More information will be sent out by Wednesday. 

In the meantime, here are some details!

Morning Rehearsal: 8a-noon, load trailers after rehearsal

AFTERNOON call time TBA (by Wednesday 10/27)

Performance Time at Irvine High School: 7:00p

Awards: 8:30p

Approximate Pick-up at El Dorado: 10:30p
 


Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 



What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show

Football Game
Senior Night
  
Saturday
Irvine Field Tournament
 



Upcoming Events

MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Citrus College


October Band Booster Meeting Minutes

Thank you for all who attended our Booster Meeting for October.  Click on this link to read a copy of the minutes:  October 12 Booster Meeting Minutes
 



Volunteers Needed for the Last Football Raffle
on Friday, Oct. 29

Still looking for 1 more volunteer to sell raffle tickets at the football game.

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-football6

_____________________________________________________________________

Cookie Dough Sales

Cookie Dough Sale Happening now until Friday, November 5th.
Top 3 sellers will receive an Amazon Gift Card

Thank you!
Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Mean



Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show 1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them. 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day. 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag. 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry. 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise. 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.
Thank you!
Jacinda Segura & Debbie Ayala
Uniforms Committee Chairs



FOOD Committee
 
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  
Please sign up with this sign-up genius link.

IRVINE FIELD TOURNAMENT 10/30/2021

For this event, we are asking students with the last names “D-J” to contribute 2 dozen homemade or store bought desserts (no nuts). 

Also, please have these packaged in disposable containers!

The sign up genius covers everything we need….food preparation and delivery, set up, serve and clean up.  It takes a lot of hands to make this happen!

As a reminder we will feed the students and staff for the following tournaments…it’s all going to happen very quickly! 
   
 Oct 30th – Irvine
     Nov 6th- Mira Mesa
     Nov 13th – Ramona
     Nov 20th – Championships

Should you have any questions please contact either of us at ELDOFoodCrew@gmail.com

Many thanks…
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs
 


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubio’s Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubio’s in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). Please present the attached flyer when ordering: Rubio’s Flyer.
November 10 to November 28 – Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales. Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – Chipotle Restaurant Night. Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 
January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser. Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.
 If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP NEWS

A scrip card order will be placed on Tuesday, October 26 by 10am –  this deadline is for the physical plastic cards ONLY and the cards will be available for pick up or delivery no later than Thursday, Nov 4.

Please keep in mind you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!

Going into the holiday season here is the order schedule:

Order by 11/9   
Ready for pick up or delivery:  11/18

Order by 11/23  
Ready for pick up or delivery:  12/2

Order by 12/7   
Ready for pick up or delivery:  12/16

Also be sure to check out the earning bonuses on the website or app – some retailers are as high as 16%.

If you would like more information on how scrip can help you meet your fair share and help the band/color guard, please let me know.

Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395




Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


 SCRIP NEWS

A scrip card order will be placed on Tuesday, October 26 by 10am –  this deadline is for the physical plastic cards ONLY and the cards will be available for pick up or delivery no later than Thursday, Nov 4.

Please keep in mind you can order eScrip 24/7 on your computer or smart device – check out the RaiseRight app!

Going into the holiday season here is the order schedule:

Order by 11/9   
Ready for pick up or delivery:  11/18

Order by 11/23  
Ready for pick up or delivery:  12/2

Order by 12/7   
Ready for pick up or delivery:  12/16

Also be sure to check out the earning bonuses on the website or app – some retailers are as high as 16%.

If you would like more information on how scrip can help you meet your fair share and help the band/color guard, please let me know.

Lori Arneal
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
714-325-9395


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Men in Black
 
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
 



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boostA-K
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

10/17/21

First Field Tournament Complete!

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the successful day that we experienced at the Valencia Field Tournament. We had a great first performance and it was awesome just to be back at a field tournament! It was especially awesome to share the evening with family, friends, and alumni!


Valencia Classic Field Tournament

 Weekend scoreboard…

Overall Band: Tournament Sweepstakes Award, 73.13

High Scores in all Captions: Music Performance, General Effect, and Visual Performance

Color Guard (Auxiliary) – 1st Place, 74.0

Percussion – 1st Place, 75.0


Busy Week Ahead

Please read on to get more information about this week!



Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. Yes, these will be graded. 


Monday Evening Rehearsal

October 18, 5:30p-9p

Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus

All Sections

Write in your 3rd movement dots before rehearsal. 

Bring your Dot Book!!!

 Attendance is MANDATORY.

Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.


Friday Night Home Game!

Middle School Night!!

Friday, October 22

Tuffree MS and Yorba Linda MS will be joining us for our annual Middle School Night Football Game! This is always a great event and a way to encourage future Golden Hawks to join Band and Color Guard!

Call time at El Dorado – 5:00p, get dressed in uniform immediately

Depart ElDo on Buses – 5:30p

In the stands to watch Middle Schools – 6:15p

Game Starts – 7:00p

Approximate Pick up at ElDo – 10:30p



 Saturday Rehearsal

October 23

“Camp Day” 

8a-noon, 1p-5p

Time to finish the show!!


Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 



What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show
  
Saturday
Camp Day, 8a-5p
 



Upcoming Events

MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD


Volunteers Needed for Football Raffle
on Friday, Oct. 22 & Friday, Oct. 29

Still looking for 1 more volunteer to sell raffle tickets at Oct. 22 & 29 home football games.

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-football6

_______________________________________________________________________________

Cookie Dough Sales

Start Friday, October 22nd – November 5th

More information will come out Friday!

Thank you!
Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Mean


 



Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show 1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them. 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day. 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag. 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry. 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise. 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.
Thank you!
Jacinda Segura & Debbie Ayala
Uniforms Committee Chairs



FOOD Committee
 
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  Keep an eye out for announcements (and a sign up genius) from us this week!
 
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs
 


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.FINAL WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT.  Slots still available for your Family Holiday pictures.  Angela Tousley has volunteered her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  Utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to secure your spot, space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm.  Check out Angela’s Instagram page @tousleyphotography to see her portfolio.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44afa728a6f49-family1

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubio’s Restaurant Night Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubios in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chipotle Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.
If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Men in Black
 
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
 



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boostA-K
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

First Field Tournament Complete!

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the successful day that we experienced at the Valencia Field Tournament. We had a great first performance and it was awesome just to be back at a field tournament! It was especially awesome to share the evening with family, friends, and alumni!


Valencia Classic Field Tournament

 Weekend scoreboard…

Overall Band: Tournament Sweepstakes Award, 73.13

High Scores in all Captions: Music Performance, General Effect, and Visual Performance

Color Guard (Auxiliary) – 1st Place, 74.0

Percussion – 1st Place, 75.0


Busy Week Ahead

Please read on to get more information about this week!



Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. Yes, these will be graded. 


Monday Evening Rehearsal

October 18, 5:30p-9p

Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus

All Sections

Write in your 3rd movement dots before rehearsal. 

Bring your Dot Book!!!

 Attendance is MANDATORY.

Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.


Friday Night Home Game!

Middle School Night!!

Friday, October 22

Tuffree MS and Yorba Linda MS will be joining us for our annual Middle School Night Football Game! This is always a great event and a way to encourage future Golden Hawks to join Band and Color Guard!

Call time at El Dorado – 5:00p, get dressed in uniform immediately

Depart ElDo on Buses – 5:30p

In the stands to watch Middle Schools – 6:15p

Game Starts – 7:00p

Approximate Pick up at ElDo – 10:30p



 Saturday Rehearsal

October 23

“Camp Day” 

8a-noon, 1p-5p

Time to finish the show!!


Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 



What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show
  
Saturday
Camp Day, 8a-5p
 



Upcoming Events

MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD


Volunteers Needed for Football Raffle
on Friday, Oct. 22 & Friday, Oct. 29

Still looking for 1 more volunteer to sell raffle tickets at Oct. 22 & 29 home football games.

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-football6

_______________________________________________________________________________

Cookie Dough Sales

Start Friday, October 22nd – November 5th

More information will come out Friday!

Thank you!
Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Mean


 



Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show 1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them. 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day. 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag. 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry. 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise. 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.
Thank you!
Jacinda Segura & Debbie Ayala
Uniforms Committee Chairs



FOOD Committee
 
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  Keep an eye out for announcements (and a sign up genius) from us this week!
 
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs
 


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.FINAL WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT.  Slots still available for your Family Holiday pictures.  Angela Tousley has volunteered her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  Utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to secure your spot, space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm.  Check out Angela’s Instagram page @tousleyphotography to see her portfolio.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44afa728a6f49-family1

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubio’s Restaurant Night Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubios in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chipotle Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.
If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Men in Black
 
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
 



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boostA-K
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

10/10/2021

Great Performance over the Weekend!
 
Congratulations on a great performance at the Placentia Heritage Day Parade! It was fun being back in action and sharing our performance with our community. It was great to see so many of our friends, family and alumni along the parade route! 
 
Thank you to everyone who helped make the day successful!
We have a great team with our Men in Black, Uniform Committee, Food Committee, Band Staff, and especially our Students! 
 
Next up…
 
The Valencia Classic Field Tournament!!!
Continue to read on for more information.
(I can’t wait. Like, seriously. I can’t wait)
 


Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. 

Yes, these will be graded.
 


Monday Evening Rehearsal
October 11, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
All Sections

This rehearsal will be very important as we prepare for our first field tournament on Saturday. Attendance is MANDATORY.
 
Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill. 
 


 Booster Meeting on Tuesday
October 12, 7:30p, El Dorado HS
 
Attention all Parents, Guardians, and all Boosters!!

 Please attend our Booster Meeting on Tuesday night at El Dorado.
 
We have a lot of information to share with you regarding upcoming events.

I hope you can make it!
 


Valencia Classic Field Tournament
October 16, 2021 
Bradford Stadium, Valencia HS
 
Our first Field Tournament is finally here! We will finally put all of our hard work into action, right in our own backyard. We had a successful run in 2019 at this event so the standard is set high. However, we just want to go in and be the BEST version of ourselves. It’s going to be a great day!
 
We will not be taking buses. We will meet in front of the Kraemer Middle School Office on Alta Vista. The Band Trailers will be parked there.
 
Tickets: Every spectator attending the tournament is required to purchase admission. Spectator admission is $10. Children under 12 is $8. Children 5 and under are free. This is a huge fundraiser for the Valencia Band Program. Let’s show them support!
 
Note to all students taking the PSAT: Good luck with the PSAT. We are working on a rehearsal schedule for Saturday to help accommodate the day.

***************************************************
 
Here are some details. An itinerary with exact details of the day will be available by Tuesday’s Booster Meeting.

Time TBDRehearsal in the Morning and Load Trailers
5:00pCall Time at Kraemer Middle School      
8:00pField Show Performance
8:30pAwards
9:15pChange out of uniform, Load trailers
9:45pApproximate dismissal from VHS
10:00pUnload trailers at EDHS

It’s going to be a great day!!!
 


Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 


What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field Show
Guard with Staff
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Friday
0 Period
Field Show
  
Saturday
Valencia Classic Field Tournament
 


Upcoming Events

MOct. 11Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 16Valencia Classic Field Tournament, VHS
MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD

Volunteers Needed for Football Raffle
on Friday, Oct. 22 & Friday, Oct. 29

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABA72CA4FF2-football6

Thank you!
Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Mean
 


Men in Black
 
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
 
Thanks!
 
Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com
 


Uniforms: Senior Sashes

Please note working on Senior sashes on October 25 has been cancelled.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee
 


FOOD Committee
 
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  Keep an eye out for announcements (and a sign up genius) from us in the coming weeks!
 
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs
 


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 

October 1 to October 15 – Butter Braids Sales.  THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO ORDER YOUR DELICIOUS BUTTER BRAID PASTRIES.  Place your order with a Color Guard member before it’s too late. The pasties come frozen in 6 different flavors:  Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and 4-cheese & Herb.  Deliveries made the week of 11/15, just in time for Thanksgiving. Contact any guard member if you would like to make a purchase, if you don’t know one please send me an email and I will put you in contact with one.

Wednesday, October 13 – Panda Express Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Yorba Linda Panda Express from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  Save time and order online using the online code:328486. This code will need to be applied at check-out when ordering on the Panda Express website or Panda app. All in-person orders will need to show a digital or paper copy of the event flyer to receive credit. Flyer attached below.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.  Slots still available for your Family Holiday pictures.  Angela Tousley has volunteered her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  Utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to secure your spot, space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm.  Check out Angela’s Instagram page @tousleyphotography to see her portfolio.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44afa728a6f49-family1

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubios Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubios in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales. Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chipotle Restaurant Night. Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night. Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser. Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 

10/3/21

First Performance!

This weekend will be our first official Marching Band performance in almost 2 years! The Placentia Heritage Day Parade is back, and we are the lead band in the morning!

We are looking forward to this opportunity to perform for our community.

Please scroll down to get more information.
 

Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. 

Yes, these will be graded.
 



Monday Evening Rehearsal
October 4, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
All Sections
 
Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill. 



 Placentia Heritage Day Parade
October 9, 2021 
Palm Ave and Kraemer Blvd
 
Saturday marks the return of the Placentia Parade!

The El Dorado Golden Hawks will be the lead band!

We hope to see all of our friends, family, and alumni as well as many members of our community out on Kraemer Blvd. 
 
We will meet at El Dorado for a quick warm-up and rehearsal. After getting dressed in our uniforms, we will walk south on Valencia Ave and perform in the adjudicated Band Review.

Afterwards, we will make our way to Kraemer Blvd and perform in the Northbound parade. Once we pass Tuffree MS, we will hang a right onto Golden Ave where we will load large instruments into the trailer. Students will then walk back to El Dorado where they will change out of their uniforms.
 
Start hydrating on Thursday. This is not a joke.

You must drink water leading up the parade. 

I’ve been through this before.

Drink. Water.

Hydrate.
 
————————————————————————————————-

Here are some details…
 

6:45aCall Time at El Dorado
7:00aWarm-up and Parade Rehearsal
7:35aGet Dressed
8:15aDepart for Band Review
9:00aBand Review Exhibition Performance 
9:30aLead Band Step Off
10:30aArrival at Golden Ave
11:15aBack at El Dorado to change
NoonApproximate dismissal time

 
You have the rest of the day to rest, relax, and do homework!!!
 



Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p


 
What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Parade
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field
Guard with Staff
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field
 
Friday
0 Period
Field
(possible Parade if needed)
  
Saturday
Placentia Heritage Day Parade
Call Time 6:45am
 



Upcoming Events

MOct. 4Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 9Placentia Heritage Days Parade, 6:45a
MOct. 11Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 16Valencia Classic Field Tournament, VHS
MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD

Uniforms: Senior Sashes

Mark your calendar: Saturday, October 25th 

We are looking for volunteers to assist with making the senior sashes this year.  Please come help in the band room after you drop off your child at rehearsal.  More details to come.

We would greatly appreciate anyone who has worked on them in the past, but we are looking for help from any volunteers who are willing and available.  Please email us at uniforms@eldoradoband.com.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee


FOOD Committee
 
We would like to give a HUGE Thank You shout out to Alex Lazzarinetti with A&J Cleaning Services for the generous water donation!  With your help, we will be able to keep these kids hydrated at the competitions!!!  We can’t thank you enough!!!
 
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  Keep an eye out for announcements (and a sign up genius) from us in the coming weeks!
 
Thank you again Alex for your donation!!!
 
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 

THANK YOU to all those that donated goods to the color guard garage sale on Saturday 10/2.  And a HUGE thank you to all of our Guard Member and Parent volunteers that helped make Saturday’s garage sale a success!  

Friday, October 1 to October 15 – Butter Braids Sales.  Don’t forget to contact a guard member to order your delicious braided pastries.  The pasties come frozen in 6 different flavors:  Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and 4-cheese & Herb.  Deliveries made the week of 11/15, just in time for Thanksgiving. Contact any guard member if you would like to make a purchase. 

Wednesday, October 13 – Panda Express Restaurant Night Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Yorba Linda Panda Express from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.  Slots still available for your Family Holiday pictures.  Angela Tousley has volunteered her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  Utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to secure your spot, space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44afa728a6f49-family1

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubio’s Restaurant Night Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubios in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser. Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


Men in Black

If you have signed up for the Men in Black, please check your email for the show position sign up sheet, we will need up to 24 volunteers each time perform our show.

If you are part of the Men In Black and have not received the weekly updates, please let me know.

The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. Please take a few minutes to fill out the position sign up sheet so we know who will be helping at each show.

If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.

Thanks!

Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
 

9/26/21

Performances are approaching!

In just two weeks, we will be performing in the Placentia Heritage Day Parade, and then the Valencia Classic Field Tournament is the following week. It is important that everyone makes their best effort to be at all 0 periods and rehearsals so that we can continue to prepare for these performances!

It was great to put both movements of the show together on Saturday! We are very proud of the work that all of our students put in to make the rehearsal successful and productive.

____________________________________________________________
 
Monday Evening Rehearsal

September 27, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
All sections

Madison Ave will be closed due to road work.

Please drop-off and pick-up in the parking lot off of Bradford by the Baseball Stadium.


Reminder: Winds and Percussion,
Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill. 



Home Football Game

Friday, Oct. 1

“Homecoming”

Due to the Homecoming Half-Time activities, we will not be performing during half-time. However, we will be playing pep tunes throughout the night as usual. 
 

Call Time at El Dorado: 5:30p


What to wear???

The Homecoming theme is “Glow-Co”. 

Wear BRIGHT/NEON colors or Black and Gold.


____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 
____________________________________________________________________________________
 
What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Field Show
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Parade
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Field
Guard with Staff
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Field
 
Friday
0 Period
Field
  
Saturday
Homecoming Dance



Upcoming Events

MSept 27Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 1Home Game, Bradford Stadium, Homecoming
MOct. 4Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 9Placentia Heritage Days Parade
MOct. 11Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 16Valencia Classic Field Tournament, VHS
MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD

Uniform Distribution

All items purchased at band registration have come in, and are being distributed. 

If you are missing an item or need to purchase one, please email the Uniform Committee at uniforms@eldoradoband.com by Monday morning, September 27th.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee



Spirit Wear Store: Now Opening until September 30th

Please fill out the Google Form below with all the items you are pre-ordering. 

Pay with Cash or Check payable to: EDHS Band Booster  

***Place it in an envelope with student’s name and spirit wear order.*** 
 

Please have student put it in the black “Drop Box” inside the Band Room by Thursday, September 30th.

Google Form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B73guGftm6ESB1XCzGP9740xAXFBds10kyiV_QdlMXc/edit?usp=sharing
  (Store Link is on the Google Form)

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Ways and Means

A big THANK YOU  to all those who donated to our Saver’s Clothing Drive AND a big Thank you to those who help unload the trailer on Saturday in Arcadia!!!  We couldn’t do it without you! 
______________________________________________________________________

Football Game Halftime Raffle***2-4 Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets at Friday’s Football game: October 1***

Those who help will sell tickets before the game & during until halftime.
You will get into the game for free.

If you are interested in volunteering for Savers, selling tickets or giving a donation, please email  Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com before Wednesday, Sept. 29th.

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 

Friday, October 1 – Butter Braids Sales.  For two weeks, all guard members will be selling delicious braided pastries.  The pasties come frozen in 6 different flavors:  Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and 4-cheese & Herb.  Contact any guard member if you would like to make a purchase. 
Saturday October 2 – Garage Sale 8am – 1pm.  If you have items you would like to donate to our garage sale, please contact a guard member and we would be happy to pick up.  Location will be announced closer to the garage sale date. 

Wednesday, October 13– Panda Express Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Yorba Linda Panda Express from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.  Angela Tousley will be volunteering her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  A sign-up genius will be coming out shortly for this opportunity, so keep a look out for more information.  Space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm. 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubios Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubio’s in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). 

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

You should be receiving an invitation to sign up for ShopWithScrip (SWS) within the next few days.  If your email is already registered, you will not receive an invitation.

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on September 21st (Delivery October 1) – orders due 9/21/21, 10am.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

***Early bird registration is available through September 30 at $35!***

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Men in Black

If you have signed up for the Men in Black, please check your email for the show position sign up sheet, we will need up to 24 volunteers each time perform our show.

If you are part of the Men In Black and have not received the weekly updates, please let me know.

The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. Please take a few minutes to fill out the position sign up sheet so we know who will be helping at each show.

If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.

Thanks!

Tom Judd
MIB Committee
ElDoMIB@gmail.com



Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 

September 19, 2021


Moving on to Mvt. 2!
 
Our field show is progressing quite nicely as we move on to the 2nd movement of our show! We will begin learning drill on Monday night so please have your dot books ready to go!
 
Now is the time to keep up with homework and other school related responsibilities. Look ahead to the schedule and you will see that things are about to heat up for us.

Please stay on top of homework, projects, and prepare for any upcoming deadlines that you have to help prevent you from getting overwhelmed.
 
____________________________________________________________
 
Monday Evening Rehearsal

September 20, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
(Winds, Drum Line, and Color Guard)
 
Front Ensemble – 6p-9p at El Dorado Band Room
 
Due: Mvt. 2 must be completed prior to Monday’s rehearsal
 
___________________________________________________
 
 Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 22, 6p 

We hope to have all parents join us at Back to School night this Wednesday! We will meet with all Band and Color Guard classes in the Band Room.

___________________________________________________
 
Saturday “Camp Day” Rehearsal

September 25 
8a-noon, 1p-5p
 
Please be prepared for this “Camp Day” Rehearsal. This is the 2nd of 3 Camp Days where we will continue to work on our competitive field show.
 
Have water, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and…
 
DOT BOOKS!!!!
____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 
____________________________________________________________________________________
 
What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
All on Field
 
Evening: Rehearsal at Bradford, 5:30p-9p
Winds, Drum Line, and Color Guard
 
Rehearsal 6p-9p at ElDo Band Room
Front Ensemble
 
Tuesday
0 Period
2nd Mvt.Review
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Parade Review
Guard with Staff
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
1st. and 2nd Mvt. Review
 
Friday
0 Period
1st. And 2nd. Mvt. Review
  
Saturday
Camp Day: 8a-noon, 1p-5p



Upcoming Events

MSept 20Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WSept 22Back to School Night, 6p
SaSept 25Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MSept 27Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 1Home Game, Bradford Stadium, Homecoming
MOct. 4Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
Sa      Oct. 9      Placentia Heritage Days Parade
M    Oct. 11    Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaOct. 16Valencia Classic Field Tournament, VHS
MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD

September Band Booster Meeting Minutes

Thank you for all who attended our Booster Meeting for September.  Click on this link to read a copy of the minutes:  September 14th Booster Meeting Minutes
 


Uniform Distribution – Monday, September 20

We will be distributing all items purchased at band registration this Monday, September 20th.
We will set up a table at Bradford Stadium from 7:30p – 9p.

If you ordered after registration and/or have not paid, we will accept checks only for the items.

Front Ensemble: we will pass out to Front Ensemble on Tuesday, September 21st during sectionals.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee



Spirit Wear Store: Now Opening until September 30th

Please fill out the Google Form below with all the items you are pre-ordering. 

Pay with Cash or Check payable to: EDHS Band Booster  

***Place it in an envelope with student’s name and spirit wear order.*** 
 

Please have student put it in the black “Drop Box” inside the Band Room by Thursday, September 30th.

Google Form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B73guGftm6ESB1XCzGP9740xAXFBds10kyiV_QdlMXc/edit?usp=sharing
  (Store Link is on the Google Form)

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Ways and Means


Saver’s Clothing Drive: Volunteers Needed for Saturday, Sept. 25th 

Volunteers needed to help unload the trailer at Savers this Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10:45a at the following address: 
16 East Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006

**********Football Game Halftime Raffle

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets at home Football games: October 1, 22nd & 29th.

Donations Needed:  $100 and $150 Gift Card for the raffle.

If you are interested in volunteeering for Savers, selling tickets or giving a donation, please email  Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 

Friday, October 1 – Butter Braids Sales.  For two weeks, all guard members will be selling delicious braided pastries.  The pasties come frozen in 6 different flavors:  Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and 4-cheese & Herb.  Contact any guard member if you would like to make a purchase. 
Saturday October 2 – Garage Sale 8am – 1pm.  If you have items you would like to donate to our garage sale, please contact a guard member and we would be happy to pick up.  Location will be announced closer to the garage sale date. 
Wednesday, October 13– Panda Express Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Yorba Linda Panda Express from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.  Angela Tousley will be volunteering her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  A sign-up genius will be coming out shortly for this opportunity, so keep a look out for more information.  Space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm. 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubios Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubio’s in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). 

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

You should be receiving an invitation to sign up for ShopWithScrip (SWS) within the next few days.  If your email is already registered, you will not receive an invitation.

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on September 21st (Delivery October 1) – orders due 9/21/21, 10am.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would be interested in an information session Monday, September 20, 6pm to 7pm (while our kids are busy at Bradford and then we can go over for the last hour and a half of rehearsal).

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

***Early bird registration is available through September 30 at $35!***

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Men in Black

The Men in Black are still in need of people that can help tow our trailers to and from Rehearsals and Competitions.

We are also looking for someone to drive our Hawk 3 trailer on 9/25 to Savers in Arcadia to help unload the bags of clothing.

Please contact the Men in Black at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you are able to help out.

Thanks

Tom Judd
MIB Committee



Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary



Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
Jazz 1@eldojazz1
Jazz 2@eldojazz2
Jazz 3@eldojazz3
Boosters: Last Name A-K@boostA-K
Boosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z

Please fill out the Google Form below with all the items you are pre-ordering. 

Pay with Cash or Check payable to: EDHS Band Booster  

***Place it in an envelope with student’s name and spirit wear order.*** 
 

Please have student put it in the black “Drop Box” inside the Band Room by Thursday, September 30th.

Google Form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B73guGftm6ESB1XCzGP9740xAXFBds10kyiV_QdlMXc/edit?usp=sharing
  (Store Link is on the Google Form)

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Ways and Means


Saver’s Clothing Drive: Volunteers Needed for Saturday, Sept. 25th 

Volunteers needed to help unload the trailer at Savers this Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10:45a at the following address: 
16 East Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006

**********Football Game Halftime Raffle

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets at home Football games: October 1, 22nd & 29th.

Donations Needed:  $100 and $150 Gift Card for the raffle.

If you are interested in volunteeering for Savers, selling tickets or giving a donation, please email  Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 

Friday, October 1 – Butter Braids Sales.  For two weeks, all guard members will be selling delicious braided pastries.  The pasties come frozen in 6 different flavors:  Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and 4-cheese & Herb.  Contact any guard member if you would like to make a purchase. 
Saturday October 2 – Garage Sale 8am – 1pm.  If you have items you would like to donate to our garage sale, please contact a guard member and we would be happy to pick up.  Location will be announced closer to the garage sale date. 
Wednesday, October 13– Panda Express Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Yorba Linda Panda Express from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.  Angela Tousley will be volunteering her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  A sign-up genius will be coming out shortly for this opportunity, so keep a look out for more information.  Space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm. 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubios Restaurant Night.  Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubio’s in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). 

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ eldoguard@gmail.com


 SCRIP UPDATES

Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

You should be receiving an invitation to sign up for ShopWithScrip (SWS) within the next few days.  If your email is already registered, you will not receive an invitation.

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on September 21st (Delivery October 1) – orders due 9/21/21, 10am.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would be interested in an information session Monday, September 20, 6pm to 7pm (while our kids are busy at Bradford and then we can go over for the last hour and a half of rehearsal).

Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

***Early bird registration is available through September 30 at $35!***

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Men in Black

The Men in Black are still in need of people that can help tow our trailers to and from Rehearsals and Competitions.

We are also looking for someone to drive our Hawk 3 trailer on 9/25 to Savers in Arcadia to help unload the bags of clothing.

Please contact the Men in Black at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you are able to help out.

Thanks

Tom Judd
MIB Committee



Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary


September 12, 2021

Great Weekend!!!
 
It was a great weekend to be a Golden Hawk!! I hope you enjoyed the Bell Game! We always try to have as much fun as possible at this game but it’s way better when the team wins!! Thanks for bringing the thunder and energy to Bradford Stadium!
 
Saturday’s rehearsal was super hot but super productive. We loved the energy you showed throughout the day. Your hard work will pay off in the end, I guarantee it! Let’s keep up the momentum this week.
____________________________________________________________
 
Monday Evening Rehearsal
September 13, 5:30p-9p
Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus
(Winds, Drum Line, and Color Guard)
 
Front Ensemble – 6p-9p at El Dorado Band Room
 
We have our first Monday Evening Rehearsal this week at Bradford Stadium on the campus of Valencia HS.
 
Students are responsible for their own ride to and from the stadium. We will meet at the stadium.
 
Parents: Students will be released at approximately 9:05p. Some students will have to load their instruments in the trailer. Please speak to your Hawk about an expected pick-up time at the stadium. Each student is different. 
 


Mandatory “Booster/Parent” Meeting” – Tuesday, September 14

7:30pm – Theatron (outdoor amphitheater on campus)


Saturday Rehearsal
September 18
8a-noon

Morning Block rehearsal to continue learning the show!!
 
Have water, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and…
 
DOT BOOKS!!!!
 



Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week
 
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p
 



What’s up for this week…
 
Monday
0 Period
Opener Drill and Music on the Field
 
Evening: Rehearsal at Bradford, 5:30p-9p
Winds, Drum Line, and Color Guard
 
Rehearsal 6p-9p at ElDo Band Room
Front Ensemble
 
Tuesday
0 Period
Opener Drill and Music on the Field
 
Sectionals after school
 
Wednesday
0 Period
Parade Review
Guard with Staff
 
Band Council meeting at Lunch
 
Thursday
0 Period
Opener Drill and Music on the Field
 
Friday
Opener Drill and Music on the Field
 
Saturday
Camp Day: 8a-noon



Upcoming Events

Sept 13:
Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p: Winds, DL, CG
Rehearsal at ElDo Band Room, 6pm-9pm: Front Ensemble

Sept 18: Rehearsal, 8a-noon

Sept 20: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

Sept 25: Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p

Sept 27: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

 
October Dates to be added later….


 SCRIP UPDATES
 
Happy Marching/Tournament season!!
 
You should be receiving an invitation to sign up for ShopWithScrip (SWS) within the next few days.  If your email is already registered, you will not receive an invitation.
 
What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).
 
How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 
 
Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:
 
Sprouts=5%  
Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Chipotle/Macy’s=10%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.
 
Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!
 
Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.
 
So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!
 
*Next order for physical cards will be placed on September 21st (Delivery October 1) – orders due 9/21/21, 10am.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would be interested in an information session Monday, September 20, 6pm to 7pm (while our kids are busy at Bradford and then we can go over for the last hour and a half of rehearsal).
 
Blessings,
Lori Arneal
714.325.9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com
 
**I have received reports of the scrip@eldoradoband.com email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**
 


Men in Black

The Men in Black are still in need of people that can help tow our trailers to and from Rehearsals and Competitions.

We are also looking for someone to drive our Hawk 3 trailer on 9/25 to Savers in Arcadia to help unload the bags of clothing.

Please contact the Men in Black at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you are able to help out.

Thanks

Tom Judd
MIB Committee


Uniforms

Reminder to please pay for your shoes, polos, etc. before we distribute them. We are hoping to start distributing by the end of the week.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee


Finance Committee

I am still working on processing the deposits from registration. Please be patient, I have about 200 students I need to process, and I want it to be allocated correctly.
 
Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
 


Ways and Means

Saver’s Clothing Drive: Last day is this Saturday, Sept. 18th 

Please bring your bags to the EDHS Band Trailer.

Where: Teacher Parking Lot (in front of the track & field)

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are unable to drop off, we will come to you!  Please contact Cindy at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com.

Please consider signing up to volunteer: SignUpGenius


Football Game Halftime Raffle

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets at home Football games: October 1, 22nd & 29th.

Donations Needed:  $100 and $150 Gift Card for the raffle.

If you are interested in selling tickets or giving a donation, please email  Cindy Okamoto at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

Early bird registration is available through September 30 at $35! 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer


Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
 

September 6, 2021

First Week of School
 
Thanks for a great first week of school! It was great to be back on campus with everyone. A special thank you to those who helped outline the “EDHS” letters for the school-wide picture, and for the drum line for performing at the Aloha Rally! We hope to keep this momentum going in the weeks to come!
 
Late Start Wednesdays

PYLUSD has moved our late-start days from Mondays to Wednesdays. Although the Bell Schedule says 6:40a, we will meet at 6:55a for the sake of consistency. The students will continue to work with our staff during the time between 0 and 1st period.
 


Friday Night Home Game

The “BELL GAME”
 
This Friday is the annual “Bell Game” vs Valencia HS!
We are the away team and will be sitting on the visitor side. We will be playing pep-tunes throughout the game and bring energy to our team as they try to bring home the BELL!!
 
Please wear GOLD!!!

Call Time: 5:15p
Approximate Pick-up: 10p
 


Saturday Rehearsal

“Camp Day”

We will be rehearsing at El Dorado on Saturday.
8a-noon then 1p-5p
 
Attendance is mandatory.
Our goal is to complete the 1st Movement.
 



 Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week


Tuesdays After School

Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p

All Percussion – 3p-6p

Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p



 What’s up for this week…

 Monday

 No School

 
Tuesday

0 Period

All Meet on Field


***Sectionals after school***


Wednesday

0 Period

Parade Review

Guard with Staff


Thursday

0 Period

Field Show


Friday

Field Show

Evening: “Bell Game”

 

Saturday

Camp Day: 8am-noon, 1p-5p
 



Upcoming Events


Sept 10: Football Game “Bell Game”

Sept 11: Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p

Sept 13: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

Sept 18: Rehearsal, 8a-noon

Sept 20: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

Sept 25: Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p

Sept 27: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

 
October Dates to be added later….


 Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
 


Men in Black

The Men in Black are still in need of people that can help tow our trailers to and from Rehearsals and Competitions.

Please contact the Men in Black at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com if you are able to help out.

Thanks

Tom Judd
MIB Committee


Uniforms

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Please consider joining the Uniform Committee.  You can help them get dressed, ensure their hair is under their hat, place plumes in their hats, and cheer them on at field level.

Please fill out this form: EDHS BAND UNIFORM CREW, and email it to uniforms@eldoradoband.com.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee
 


Finance Committee

I am still working on processing the deposits from registration. Please be patient, I have about 200 students I need to process, and I want it to be allocated correctly.
 
Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
 


Ways and Means

Saver’s Clothing Drive continues this Saturday, Sept. 11th 

Please bring your bags to the EDHS Band Trailer.

Where: Teacher Parking Lot (in front of the track & field)

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are unable to drop off, we will come to you!  Please contact Cindy at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com.

1-2 Volunteers are still needed for the Clothing Drive on September 18. Please consider signing up: SignUpGenius

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!


Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

Early bird registration is available through September 30 at $35! 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k (Facebook)

and

https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/ (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to andthebeatgoeson5k@gmail.com

You can sign up to volunteer here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe
Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer 

8/30/21

First Day of School

The First Day of School is finally upon us! 

We are excited to kick-off the school year in-person and to get going with our Fall Marching Band Season. 

Late Start Wednesdays


PYLUSD has moved our late-start days from Mondays to Wednesdays.

Although the Bell Schedule says 6:40a, we will meet at 6:55a for the sake of consistency.  The students will continue to work with our staff during the time between 0 and 1st period.
 



Band Camp and Penny Wars!!!


Thank you for another productive Band Camp!  Each of you worked extremely hard, and we grew tremendously as a group.  I think we are in way better shape than anticipated coming out of last year’s environment.  Let’s keep the momentum going!


Penny Wars heated up like crazy at the end!  We raised approximately $1700 through our combined efforts!


However, we can only have one winner and that winner will be revealed at 0 period on the first day of school.
 



Parent Preview Night

 
Thank you to all who attended our Parent Preview Night! 

It was great to be back at it again and to share our activity with our family, our friends and alumni.  We hope to continue seeing you at future events!
 


Weekly Sectionals Begin This Week


Tuesdays After School

Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p

All Percussion – 3p-6p

Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p


What’s up for this week…

Monday

No School

 
Tuesday

0 Period

All Meet on Field


***Sectionals after school***


Wednesday

0 Period

Visual Rehearsal with Instruments

Guard with Staff


Thursday

0 Period

Parade Block


Friday

No School
 



Upcoming Events

 August 31: First Day of School, Sectionals after school

Sept 4: Rehearsal, 8a-noon

Sept 10: Football Game “Bell Game”

Sept 11: Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p

Sept 13: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

Sept 18: Rehearsal, 8a-noon

Sept 20: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

Sept 25: Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p

Sept 27: Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p

 
October Dates to be added later….



 Communication
Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
 



August Band Booster Meeting Minutes

Thank you for all who attended our first in-person Booster Meeting for this 2021-22 Band Season.  Click on this link to read a copy of the minutes:  August 17th Booster Meeting Minutes
 



Food Committee

We just want to thank everyone for their help at, and for, the pool party.  It all came together wonderfully!  I must say, we have some of the most polite kids.  EVERY student said Thank you as they entered the line…and I heard tons more as they went down the food line! 
 
Thank you parents!!!! 
 
Jill Rogers and Kim Galli
Food Committee
ELDOFoodCrew@gmail.com
 



Uniforms

All students should have been fitted for their uniforms!  If your child did not get fitted during band camp, please contact us to let us know immediately.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Please consider joining the Uniform Committee.  You can help them get dressed, ensure their hair is under their hat, place plumes in their hats, and cheer them on at field level.

Please fill out this form: EDHS BAND UNIFORM CREW, and email it to uniforms@eldoradoband.com.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee
 



Finance Committee

I am still working on processing the deposits from registration. Please be patient, I have about 200 students I need to process, and I want it to be allocated correctly.
 
Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
 



Ways and Means

Saver’s Clothing Drive begins this Saturday, Sept. 4th 

Please bring your bags to the EDHS Band Trailer.

Where: Teacher Parking Lot (in front of the track & field)

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are unable to drop off, we will come to you!  Please contact Cindy at fundraisingeldo@gmail.com.

1-2 Volunteers are still needed for the Clothing Drive on September 11 & 18. Please consider signing up: SignUpGenius

Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Means Chair


And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

Hi Everyone – we’re bringing back the “And the Beat Goes On” virtual 5k December 5-12, 2021. This Virtual 5k will help the program in providing needed funds.

Registration will launch the first weekend in September.

We need volunteers to help drive this super successful fundraiser for our organization. The positions are as follows:

Sponsorship team – These parent volunteers will help address and send sponsorship form letters to local businesses to get shirt sponsors (and more). Timing on this is ASAP-Mid-November. We’re hoping to gather enough sponsors to fill the back of the shirt (and hopefully have the shirt costs covered)

Swag team – We need 2 parent volunteers to help source and order the giveaway shirts and medals that each participant will receive. We have all the contact info for you, we’d like you to work with the vendors to ensure delivery is on time.

Merch team – we need 2 parent volunteers to assist in merchandise orders, who will order our merch then work with the distribution team for delivery

Mail team – we need 1 parent volunteer to work with the Placentia Post Office to help set up a bulk mailing. And to take the orders to the post office for shipping. There will be 2 distributions of swag. One about 10 days prior to the event, and one just after the conclusion of the event.

Distribution team – We need an all-hands effort on packaging medals/shirts/merch for distribution.

Social Media team – We’d like to ask all parents who are on Facebook and Instagram, go to and like our pages, and like/share our posts in your social media feeds. It’s these links and shares that will help bring more participants in the event. While we’d love you to participate, we’d also love to get as many parents outside the organization to participate as well. We’ll do the posts – all we ask is that you share them early and often!

Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/andthebeatgoeson5k/

Our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EDHSbeatgoeson5k

Our Sign up Genius:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADAD2EA1F49-andthe

Thanks!!

Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer 

8/22/21

 
PLEASE READ THROUGH EVERYTHING THOROUGHLY!  THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION!

 

Halfway Through Band Camp!
 
The first week of band camp was super productivem and we are well on our way to a great season!  We are looking forward to continuing this week.  Our staff has been proud of the improvement that each member has made this week and are getting more and more excited about the fall season. Keep up the great work this week!
 
Dress Up Days

Monday: Crazy Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Pink
Thursday: Bands
Friday: Section Day
 


 
Football Game
 
Who had fun at the Football Game?!?!
 
Thanks for a FANTASTIC evening at the Home Game! It’s always great to see our team win but more importantly, it was a fun environment for all of our students! Cheer and Song were great, the Dance Team was awesome to see, the Hawks Nest was loud and proud, the Football Team WON, and of course, the Band and Color Guard brought the energy!! Good times!!!!!!!!!!!
 


 
Penny Wars!!!
 
Penny War is in effect!!
 
Bring in those Pennies to support your section and all of those other coins and bills to sabotage other sections!! 
 
Who will be the 2021 Penny War Champion????
 


 
Registration Packets
 
Thank you to the many families who have turned in their registration packets, deposit payments, and have members sized for uniforms. If you have not done so, please turn in your packet, or any missing forms, as soon as possible! 
 
 


 
Band Camp
 
Please make note of the band camp schedule below. 
Color Guard has a slightly different schedule than the rest of the Band. 
 
August

   Dates       Day(s)    EventTime(s)   Location   
23-27Week 2
M-F
     (Brass, Winds and Perc)     
Band Camp
8a-noon
1p-5p
ElDo 
23-26Week 2 
M-Th
(Color Guard)
Band Camp
8a-noon
5p-8:00p
ElDo
27FLast Day of Band Camp
Pool Party Afterwards
Parent Preview Night
8a-noon
noon – 3p
 6p – 7:30p 
ElDo

It is each student’s responsibility to eat, rest, and recuperate during lunch and long breaks. If time permits, students may go home during this time. 
However, the band room will also be open for students wishing to stay at school. 

In addition to this schedule, we have a Booster Meeting, Home Football Game, Pool Party, and the Parent Preview Night. Please continue to read on for that information.


Band Camp Tips:

Start hydrating yourself NOW! Drink plenty of water.

Bring plenty of water with you.
Wear sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat.
Eat well and get rest at night.
Be on time!

….Did I mention to drink water NOW?

Please be sure to wear the appropriate attire for visual rehearsal:

Athletic type shoes 
(NO – Toms, bulky skate shoes, flip flops, etc)

Non-restrictive clothing
(NO tight jeans or super baggy jeans)

Wear a Hat and Sunglasses


“POOL PARTY!” – Friday, August 27

To end our band camp, we will have a pool party at the El Dorado Pool on our last day!  

Food will be provided by the Boosters at noon, followed by a pool party from 1p-3p.

Feel free to bring your inflatable unicorns, dolphins, pizza slices…


“Parent Preview Night” – Friday, August 27
(All Parents, Friends and Family – 6:00p – 7:30p)

 5:30p – Call Time

We will introduce the 2021 Instructional Staff, Student Leaders,
and showcase what we have been working on during band camp!  
We hope that parents, friends, and family will join us this evening!



Food Committee

Pool Party this Friday…8/27/21!!

As a reminder we are gearing up to serve the nearly 200 members of the band, color guard, and staff this Friday, August 27 at the Band Camp Pool Party!  Our kids will have worked hard for two weeks so we want to give them a celebration! 

If your last name is A-C…please bring 2 dozen hand-held desserts!

These should be individually wrapped (sandwich zip locks work perfect) in a disposable container.  PLEASE NO NUTS. 


Food Drop off:

·         Non-perishable items can be delivered to the band room throughout the week. 

·         Please send perishable items on Friday morning (8/27) with your student to the band room.  I will be outside the band room that morning to collect everything.
 

There are still open food items needed.  Additionally, we are still looking for some help to set up, serve and clean up!!! Please sign up through the sign up genius link below…

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050849aeaf28a1fe3-endofband1

Thank you in advance for your help and support of our hard working performers and staff!  

Jill Rogers and Kim Galli
Food Committee
ELDOFoodCrew@gmail.com
 


Uniforms

Uniform Fittings will continue this week.

Students will be trying on uniforms. This will take longer than measuring did, please be patient.

Sophomores
Wednesday, August 25th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Freshman
Thursday, August 26th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

If you are a junior or senior and have not been fitted, please come one of these nights. This is the last two days of fitting.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Please consider joining the Uniform Committee.  You can help them get dressed, ensure their hair is under their hat, place plumes in their hats, and cheer them on at field level.

Please fill out this form: EDHS BAND UNIFORM CREW, and email it to vpres@eldorado.com.

Thank you!
Jacinda Secura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee


Ways and Means


Savers Clothing Drive 

Coming soon – Save the dates 

9/4, 9/11, 9/18

Volunteers: SignUpGenius

  ——————————



Dates for Flock-a-Friend are still available through the end of August. 

For more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at marguti2005@gmail.com
 


Communication

Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.


Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council (student leaders only)@eldoleader
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”
 
Download the app “Band”.
 
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 
 


Finance Committee


As another year begins, we need to replenish our bank account as expenses are already coming due, and we need funds to cover them.   Thank you to everyone who covered all of their associated costs at registration this past weekend.  For anyone who was not able to make registration day, please be sure to bring funds to cover transportation, uniform items, and any portion of fair share you may be able to cover at this time. 

If you drop your payment in the black box in the band room, make sure you enclose it in an envelope with your student’s name and write down what the payment is for.  As was previously stated, your fair share contribution can be made over time in the next few weeks/months.

I am in the process of entering the new rosters into our spreadsheets that we use to track student allocations. Once the spreadsheet allocations are complete, I will begin the process of updating our CHARMS web portal for this year for you to review.  Please be patient, it will take some time to get everything available for viewing on CHARMS.  I will have an announcement in the Land of Band when CHARMS has been updated, and is ready for viewing.  If you have any questions about anything in regards to covering finances, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, or see me at the booster meeting on Tuesday.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary
 



Men/Mom in Black (MIB)

I want to thank all the great parents, students and alumni that came down to the school and helped clean out the cage and wash our trailers.
 
If you not yet signed up for the Men in Black and want to help out wherever and whenever you can, please send me and email at ELDOMIB@Gmail.com
 
Thanks!
 Tom Judd
MIB Committee
 


Lost & Found!!!

All items in the Lost & Found container will be on full display for their owners to claim this whole week. 

Anything not claimed will be donated to Savers! 

8/15/21

Band Camp Begins!!

Welcome back to school!

It’s time to get the band back together! After a very long 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to get back to a sense of normalcy. We have a great field show designed for our students that will not only be competitive but entertaining as well. 

Please take some time to read through this email.

Registration Packets

Thank you to the many families who attended our “Registration Day” today to turn in their registration packets, deposit payments, and have members sized for uniforms.   
If you were not able to attend, 
please turn in your packet as soon as possible! 

The registration packet can be found on our website at eldoradoband.com under “Registration Info” section.
If you were missing any forms, please submit them during Band Camp next week.  There will be a box in the band room labeled “Missing Forms” or you can hand it to Paul Clifford, our Booster Board President.

*Physicals must be submitted before the first football game, which is Friday, August 20.*

 

______________________________________________________
 

Band Camp Schedule

Please make note of the band camp schedule below. 

Color Guard has a slightly different schedule than the rest of the Band. 

August

DatesDay(s)EventTime(s)Location
16-20Week 1 M-Th(Brass, Winds and Perc)Band Camp8a-noon1p-5ElDo 
16-20Week 1M-Th(Color Guard)Band Camp8a-noon5p-8:00pElDo
20FAll – Band CampBrass, Winds, PercHome Game vs.
Diamond Bar
8a-noon1p-4pCall Time:
5:30p
ElDo Bradford Stadium
23-27Week 2M-F(Brass, Winds and Perc)Band Camp8a-noon1p-5ElDo 
23-26Week 2 M-Th(Color Guard)Band Camp8a-noon5p-8:00pElDo
27FLast Day of Band CampPool Party AfterwardsParent Preview Night8a-noonnoon – 3p6p – 7:30pElDo

It is each student’s responsibility to eat, rest and recuperate during lunch and long breaks.  If time permits, students may go home during this time.  However, the band room will also be open for students wishing to stay at school. 
 

In addition to this schedule, we have a Booster Meeting, Home Football Game, Pool Party, and the Parent Preview Night.  Please continue to read on for that information.

Band Camp Tips

***Start hydrating yourself NOW!   Drink plenty of water.***

Bring plenty of water with you.

Wear sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat.

Eat well and get rest at night.

Be on time!

….Did I mention to drink water NOW?


Please be sure to wear the appropriate attire for visual rehearsal:

Athletic type shoes 

(NO – Toms, bulky skate shoes, flip flops, etc)

Non-restrictive clothing

(NO tight jeans or super baggy jeans)

Wear a Hat and Sunglasses

______________________________________________________

Mandatory “Booster/Parent” Meeting” – Tuesday, August 17

7:30pm – Theatron (outdoor amphitheater on campus)

Attention PARENTS of Band AND Color Guard students! 

We are having a mandatory “Booster/Parent Meeting” for all members of the program.  Please have at least one parent/guardian for your Golden Hawk at the meeting.  Our Booster Board will go over important items that pertain to this year’s ensembles, and the directors will give you a preview of what to expect for this year. 

We hope to see you there.

 

______________________________________________________

“POOL PARTY!” – Friday, August 27


To end our band camp, we will have a pool party at the El Dorado Pool on our last day! 

Food will be provided by the Boosters at noon, followed by a pool party from 1pm-3pm.

 

______________________________________________________

“Parent Preview Night” – Friday, August 27


(All Parents, Friends and Family – 6:00pm – 7:30pm)

 5:30pm – Call Time

We will introduce the 2021 Instructional Staff, Student Leaders,

and showcase what we have been working on during band camp!  

We hope that parents, friends and family will join us this evening!

______________________________________________________

 

IMPORTANT!


Back to School Days

Freshmen Orientation
All Freshmen will attend “Freshmen Orientation” on Monday, August 16! 

After orientation, you will join the band for the afternoon music block at Band Camp! 


Class Registration

Class registration begins next week

Seniors – Tuesday, Aug. 17

Juniors – Wednesday, Aug. 18

Sophomores – Thursday, Aug. 19

Freshmen – Friday, Aug. 20
 

Here’s what you need to do…


Get to School Early and be the first one in line!

Do not worry about “times according to last name”!


*You will only need to see your counselor if you have an issue with your schedule.*

When you are done with registration, report to band camp immediately.

I will expect to see everyone in the morning.


______________________________________________________



Communication


Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, w e have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class.  Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin.  To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name!  See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year!  This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work.  We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app!  See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2:  After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Brass@eldobrass
Woodwinds@eldoww
Percussion@eldoperc
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council (student leaders only)@eldoleader
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”

Download the app “Band”.

Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 

Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates as well as notifications.


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 Uniform Committee

Uniform Fittings will be starting this week.
Students will be trying on uniforms. This will take longer than measuring  did, so we please ask for your patience.

Be sure students wear band shorts and t-shirt, or something that uniforms can easily fit over.

Seniors August 18th @7:00pm

Juniors August 19th @7:00pm

Sophomores August 25th @7:00pm

Freshman August 26th @ 7:00 pm.

Grooming reminders

If you are planning on any new piercings, please remember that earrings and other facial jewelry must be removed for all performances.  Covering with a Band-Aid is not the answer.  Please refrain from dyeing hair.  There
have been problems in the past with sweat causing dye to drip onto the uniform, even after shampooing.

Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag. 

Thank you!
Jacinda Segura/Debbie Ayala
Uniform Committee


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Finance Committee


As another year begins, we need to replenish our bank account as expenses are already coming due, and we need funds to cover them.   Thank you to everyone who covered all of their associated costs at registration this past weekend.  For anyone who was not able to make registration day, please be sure to bring funds to cover transportation, uniform items, and any portion of fair share you may be able to cover at this time. 

If you drop your payment in the black box in the band room, make sure you enclose it in an envelope with your student’s name and write down what the payment is for.  As was previously stated, your fair share contribution can be made over time in the next few weeks/months.

I am in the process of entering the new rosters into our spreadsheets that we use to track student allocations. Once the spreadsheet allocations are complete, I will begin the process of updating our CHARMS web portal for this year for you to review.  Please be patient, it will take some time to get everything available for viewing on CHARMS.  I will have an announcement in the Land of Band when CHARMS has been updated, and is ready for viewing.  If you have any questions about anything in regards to covering finances, please email me at finance@eldoradoband.com, or see me at the booster meeting on Tuesday.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary

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Ways and Means


Savers Clothing Drive 

Coming soon – Save the dates 

9/4, 9/11, 9/18

Volunteers: SignUpGenius

  
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Dates for Flock-a-Friend are still available through the end of August. 

For more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at marguti2005@gmail.com 

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Lost & Found!!!

All items in the Lost & Found container will be on full display for their owners to claim this whole week. 
Anything not claimed will be donated to Savers

2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 S C H O O L Y E A R B E G I N S

Important Registration Information

REGISTRATION FOR THE EL DORADO BAND AND COLOR GUARD 2021-22 PROGRAM!

We will have an in-person registration day, Saturday, August 14th.  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.  We have an additional COVID-19 form this year AND a Uniform Agreement updated from last week’s email.
Remember, keep a copy of all of your forms for yourself.

Seniors: 8:00am – 9:30am
Juniors: 9:30am – 11:00am
Sophomores: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Freshmen: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Please come during your specified time to turn in your registration forms. 
***Correction: we will have uniform measurements done.  Uniform fittings will take place during band camp.***


Make-Up Registration Day is Monday, August 16th.
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
Men/Moms in Black (MIB) Opportunities

Cage Clean Out
We are looking for some volunteers to help Clean and Re-Organize our Band/Drama Cage.

Saturday, August 7th
Starting at 8:00am until we are done
 
***Bring some work gloves.***

Please send an email to Tom Judd at eldomib@gmail.com so we can get a head count


Wash/Wax the Trailers
Please come by and help put some elbow grease into Washing and Waxing our 3 Band Trailers.
 
Saturday, August 14th
8:00am – 12:00pm

***If you have a ladder or long scrub brush and can bring them, it will help us get the tops clean.***
We want to look good when we show up at our First Competition. 
 
Please send an email to Tom Judd at eldomib@gmail.com so we can get a head count
 
  
GENERAL RECRUIT 
 
The Men & Moms in Black are looking to recruit some parents to help out our amazing band students.
Whatever you can do, we are happy to have you. 

If you have a full size truck and some time to help transport our Trailers, Our Tow and Transport team could use you.

If you just want to feel the excitement the kids are feeling, we can use you on the field for competition days.

If you have some time to help build, paint, assemble the props and set pieces that our Creative group comes up with, we can fill that time for you.

The MIB team works because of the supportive parents who make it happen.

If you have more questions or want to help out, please email Tom Judd at eldomib@gmail.com with your Availability, Interest and Shirt Size. 

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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.  Click on the blue lettered links to get to the documents. 
 

We had a revision to the Uniform Agreement below.  It is updated with the cost of the show shirt ($15) and the polo ($35).  We are grateful to our vendors for keeping the same cost as previous years.


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 and keep.
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.  The DMV form needs to be filled out by everyone this year, since we don’t know what the bussing situation will be like. (5 pages)
5.  Athletic Physical Form with 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. (1 page – physical and 1 page Insurance Card)
6.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn this 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 and Communication 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)
9.  Uniform Agreement – Fill out and turn in. (1 page) – REVISED with costs for show shirt & polo
10. Athletics COVID-19 Shared Responsibility Commitment– Please print, sign and turn in with registration forms.
11.  Double Check your packet – Use to make sure all forms are filled out correctly and keep. Don’t turn in.
 

Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Website:www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!

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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”.)

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


2021 Fair Share

$725

Transportation: $100
The transportation fee must be paid for student to be granted entry onto the bus for the first football game on Friday, August 20___________________________________________________________________

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 1st.

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. There is a fee.

or,

Mail a check, or pay on Registration Day–  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

Your checks can also 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,
Elaine Cheng


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!

7/25/21

Land of Band and Color Guard

****Please read this entire email.  There is a lot of important information regarding Band Registration, Fair Share, and Band Camp.****


REGISTRATION FOR THE EL DORADO BAND AND COLOR GUARD 2021-22 PROGRAM!

We will have an in-person registration day, Saturday, August 14th.  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.  We have an additional COVID-19 form this year.  
Remember, keep a copy of all of your forms for yourself.

Seniors: 8:00am – 9:30am
Juniors: 9:30am – 11:00am
Sophomores: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Freshmen: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Please come during your specified time to turn in your registration forms AND for your uniform fitting.
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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.  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 and keep.
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.  The DMV form needs to be filled out by everyone this year, since we don’t know what the bussing situation will be like. (5 pages)
5.  Athletic Physical Form with 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. (1 page – physical and 1 page Insurance Card)
6.  Band Constitution– Please read. This document gives details on how the EDHS Band and Color Guard is organized and runs. Do not turn this 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 and Communication 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)
9.  Uniform Agreement – Fill out and turn in. (1 page)
10. Athletics COVID-10 Shared Responsibility Commitment– Please print, sign and turn in with registration forms.
11.  Double Check your packet – Use to make sure all forms are filled out correctly and keep. Don’t turn in.
 

Registration forms will also be available on the El Dorado Band Website:www.eldoradoband.com. Bookmark the site for continued easy reference!
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How/Where To Turn in Your Forms

Drop off your registration forms & get uniform fittings completed on Registration Day: 
Saturday, August 14th

 Seniors: 8:00am – 9:30am
Juniors: 9:30am – 11:00am
Sophomores: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Freshmen: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
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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”.)

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


2021 Fair Share

$725

Transportation: $100
The transportation fee must be paid for student to be granted entry onto the bus for the first football game on Friday, August 20___________________________________________________________________

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 1st.

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.
_____________________________________________

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. There is a fee.

or,

Mail a check, or pay on Registration Day–  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

Your checks can also 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,
Elaine Cheng

6/13/21

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Seniors, thank you for a great year and a fantastic 4 years. By continuing in Band and Color Guard, you have helped carry on the legacy of our program. We are forever grateful for your commitment and we will continue to strive for excellence in your honor. We wish you the very best as you fly from the nest and look forward to following your journey.

There may or may not be a random Rain Dance at Graduation… if you hear it, please come party with us one last time.

Last. Week. Of. School!

It’s hard to believe that we have finally reached the end of a very memorable year! Although we missed out on most of our normal performance opportunities, we certainly created different memories and learned lessons that will last a lifetime. I am certainly happy that we got in a few performances at the end!

I hope that this year has taught us to be grateful for what we have, to take advantage of opportunities, and to continue to find ways to improve ourselves while supporting and uplifting others. If we can carry these thoughts into the next chapter of our lives, we will all be in a better place as we come out of this pandemic. 


Fall Marching Band Email

Please be on the lookout for an email regarding the Fall Season. It will have information regarding the new Google Classroom, a Google Form for information, and links to the Band Google Site. 
Also, 
If you haven’t already made appointments for your child to get an Athletic Physical, get on it now.  They will be needing their Physicals before band camp.


2020/2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the Google Calendar on our band website.  Until then, you can find next year’s Rehearsal/Performance Schedule in the eldoradoband.com site under the tab “2020-2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule” where you then click on the underlined link.

For your convenience, I’ve attached the schedule here:
2020-2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule
 


This Week…

We will continue to meet during 0 period this week. We will spend some mornings rehearsing music, running drum major auditions, and taking a look at music for next year! If you ordered a Panoramic Picture from Artistry Foto, Mr. Vrooman will be in the band room after school on Tuesday and Wednesday to hand them out.

Please be there!!!

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Monday

We will be holding auditions for our Street Drum Major during zero period on the blacktop.  Candidates will run their routine for the students and staff present.  We will also be holding Drum Major interviews this week during your band class during the day.

Tuesday

Yes, we will be playing! 

Bring your instrument and your music. 

It’s our last jam for the year! 

Location, To Be Determined….

Wednesday

Graduation Gig!

Jazz 2 and some Jazz 1
 

This WednesdayJazz 2 and some members of Jazz 1 will be performing at Graduation. 
 

 Here are some details: 

Call Time: 3:45pm
at Bradford Stadium on the campus of Valencia HS

Print your parts and put in a 3-ring binder with plastic inserts.

Dress: Casual nice 

  • Boys – nice pants/shoes, collared button down or polo
  • Girls – same as the boys or nice dress/skirt
     We will have to bring our own Rhythm Section equipment. We will discuss in class on delegating responsibilities. 
     ****B.Y.O.W – Bring Your Own Water! It will be hot.****

    Pick up time at Bradford, approximately 6:45pm

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School Instruments

Mr. Vrooman will be in the band room Tuesday and Wednesday after school to take in returned instruments and to check out new ones for next year’s marching band.  

Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
 


Flock a Hawk Fundraiser

Color Guard still has openings for Flock A Hawk ! Click on the link below for the Google Form.https://forms.gle/GzzBXSL2KeGbZKsa9

Thank you for your continued support,
Maria Gutierrez
eldoguard@gmail.com
cell#714-203-4923


Savers Fundraiser

We are doing well with our drive to collect donations for our Summer Savers Fundraiser!
***We will not be there this weekend, 6/19!  You will have to hold on to your goods for one more week.***

We WILL be parked in the teachers’ lot out in front of the school on
Saturday:

6/26
from 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Just drive up and drop off!

Click here for the flyer to share with friends, family, and the community:
Savers Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact
Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


6/6/21

Thank You!

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Concert and Band Banquet last week!

We were very proud of all of the members of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble who put on a fantastic Spring Concert. It was especially nice to be able to perform in our Performance Arts Center with a live audience. It is something that we have missed all year but we’re very grateful to have had the opportunity to perform!

Thank you to all of our families who attended the Spring Concert. It was great to be able to perform for a live audience this year. Furthermore, this performance proved that it’s not the quantity of time that we spend together, but the quality. The 2021 Spring Concert was very special and a performance that we will never forget!

Regardless of the venue, I have found that the Band Banquet is always a great event for us to close out the year. Whether it’s in the Phoenix Club, over Zoom, or in the Theatron, I certainly enjoy celebrating our year even if it was during a pandemic. Thank you to all who joined us! If you were not able to attend, we will have your certificates and awards you may have received at school this week.


This Week…

We will continue to meet during 0 period this week. We will spend some mornings rehearsing music, running drum major auditions, and taking a look at music for next year! 

Please be there!!!


Flock a Hawk Fundraiser

The Flamingos are back and ready to celebrate your seniors! There are still some days left to Flock A Hawkwith15 pink flamingos donning graduation caps and a graduation lawn sign too! Put your favorite Color Guard member’s name on the form to help them with their Color Guard fair share. We’ll flock non hawks too! �� Book now before everything flies away!https://forms.gle/GzzBXSL2KeGbZKsa9

Thank you for your continued support,
Maria Gutierrez
eldoguard@gmail.com
cell#714-203-4923


Savers Fundraiser

We’re collecting donations of soft goods (bedding, clothing, towels, purses and shoes, etc.) for our Summer Savers Fundraiser.  We collected quite a few bags this past Saturday from members in the community.  So please make sure you spread the word by sharing the flyer below on social media or by good old fashioned word of mouth.

One of the band trailers will be parked in the teachers’ lot out in front of the school on the following Saturdays:

6/12, 6/26
from 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Just drive up and drop off!

Click here for the flyer to share with friends, family, and the community:
Savers Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact
Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


Finances

**If you still owe any payments to the program, please send them in as soon as possible.** 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


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!
subscribe

5/31/21

Performance in the PAC!

It was so great being back in the Performing Arts Center for the “Jazz Master Concert”. I felt at home and have missed performing on that stage. Thank you to all of those who attended in-person or tuned into the live-stream. All of the bands played well and our guest artist Eric Marienthal was amazing! He had a great time as well and enjoyed being with us. 

A special thanks to Jazz 1 for a great performance at the first annual Placentia Jazz Festival! It was a fun day of live music, food, and familiar faces! 

Finally, this week we have our Spring Concert and Banquet. Please scroll down for more details.


Upcoming Events

Spring Concert

Performing Arts Center

June 1, 2021

7pm

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing their annual “Spring Concert”. Both bands are playing extremely well and look forward to sharing live music with you!

Ticket Information

If you RSVP’d for tickets, you will receive an email with directions on how we will be distributing tickets at the PAC. We will send an email to the email address you provided on the Google Form.

Concert Attire

Please wear all black, nice clothes for the concert. Boys, ties (doesn’t have to be black) are required, jackets are optional. 


2021 Band & Color Guard Banquet

Theatron

June 4, 2021

5pm-7pm

We look forward to ending our year together at our Band Banquet! It won’t be the same as the Phoenix Club, but it will be better than having it over Zoom! 

Please wear something nice, like something you would wear to an outdoor summer event.

 Fill out the following google form now, if you haven’t already, to reserve your student’s ticket, then make/send-in your $10 payment.  Payment is due by June 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact:
Gina Brown at vpres@eldoradoband.com

***If your child will not be able to make it to the banquet, please send me an email letting me know.***

Band Banquet RSVP Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIXsUixF5KMkFdeO1MiY-Jqcur9WmGh9026VygKyrx5vXDig/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks,
Gina Brown


Flock a Hawk Fundraiser

The Flamingos are back and ready to celebrate your seniors! Flock A Hawk begins June 1st with15 pink flamingos donning graduation caps and a graduation lawn sign too! Put your favorite Color Guard member’s name on the form to help them with their Color Guard fair share. We’ll flock non hawks too! �� Book now before everything flies away!

https://forms.gle/GzzBXSL2KeGbZKsa9

Thank you for your continued support,
Maria Gutierrez
eldoguard@gmail.com
cell#714-203-4923


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Finances

**If you still owe any payments to the program, please send them in as soon as possible.** 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski

5/23/21

Concert Season Begins!

This week, the Jazz Bands begin our official Concert Season on Friday with the “Jazz Master Concert” and then we end next Tuesday, June 1 with our “Spring Concert”! Please scroll down to find more information for these events!

Rehearsal Reminder
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band
Monday, May 24 at 3pm at El Dorado HS


Auditions and Clinics

We are gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year. Color Guard clinics have already begun and Percussion will begin this week. Jazz Auditions will be done virtually via Flip Grid. Please join the Jazz Audition Google Classroom for requirements and audition link.

Due May 23                 Jazz Auditions – GC Code: 2sl25i3 – DUE TODAY!

May 25                         Percussion Clinics 3pm-6pm
May 27                         Percussion Auditions (sign-up at clinic)

May 25-27                    Color Guard Auditions 4pm-6pm


Upcoming Events

Due to district restrictions, we will be limiting availability of tickets based on the quantity of student performers. Family members who wish to attend the concerts in-person will be able to RSVP through a Google Form.  A livestream link will also be available for purchase for those who would like to watch from home.
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9th Annual Jazz Master Concert

Performing Arts Center

May 28, 2021

7pm

All 3 Jazz Bands will be performing in our annual “Jazz Master Concert” with world-renowned saxophonist Eric Marienthal! This will be our first concert in over a year and will certainly be a great experience. 

Tickets for the Jazz Master Concert are now available. Google Form RSVP requests have been sent home via email. Once we have reached capacity for in-person spectators, we will only be able to provide live-stream links.  

Cost for either tickets or live-stream is $10.

Please check your email for the Google Form link!

Student Concert Information

Jazz attire: Wear something nice. Darker colors preferred. Gentlemen, please wear a tie. No tennis shoes or sandals.

Call time: 6:00pm at the Performing Arts Center with your instrument.

______________________________________

Spring Concert

Performing Arts Center

June 1, 2021

7pm

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing their annual “Spring Concert”. Both bands are playing extremely well and look forward to sharing live music with you!
_______________________________________

Placentia Jazz and Art Festival

Join us at Bradford Park on May 29 for the 1st annual 

“Placentia Jazz and Art Festival”!

Local schools and musicians will be performing from 3pm-9pm and there will be food trucks, a crawfish boil, and a beverage garden. Proceeds to this event will benefit our music programs!

Performing Groups

Tuffree Jazz 1 Band

El Dorado Jazz 1 Band

Zack Caplinger Trio

The EdCode Quintet (Samson’s Band!)

CSUF Latin Jazz Band

CSUF Faculty Jazz Band


For tickets, click on this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/placentia-jazz-art-festival-tickets-153564653011
 

El Dorado Jazz 1 Info

Call time: 3:00pm

Performance: 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Parking information and attire will be discussed in class.


2021 Band Banquet

Theatron

June 4, 2021

5pm-7pm

Due to district restrictions, and the size of our program, we are limiting attendance to this year’s band banquet to the students only.  Cost is $10 and includes a taco or burrito plate with a drink served by local favorite – B&C Burgers.  The dress code is casual.  Please fill out the following google form to let us know how you will be reserving your student’s ticket, then make/send-in your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact
Gina Brown at vpres@eldoradoband.com

Band Banquet RSVP Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIXsUixF5KMkFdeO1MiY-Jqcur9WmGh9026VygKyrx5vXDig/viewform?usp=sf_link

Also,

We are looking for some donations for the goody bags that each of the band members will be receiving at the banquet.  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius (Thanks, Lori!) and donate. If you have any questions, please direct them to me at vpres@eldoradoband.com.

Goody Bag Donations Sign-Up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADA829A5FBC16-band

Thanks,
Gina Brown


Attention Seniors!

Please fill out the Google Form below ASAP, so I can put together a Senior Profile slide show.  I am still missing a few of your profiles.  Instructions on where to send your pictures are in the form.
Thank you!
https://forms.gle/ht6Eg9maCWiC6KYn8



Please save the dates!

JMC Rehearsal with Eric Marienthal: May 26, 2021

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021

Jazz 1 at the Placentia Jazz and Art Festival: May 29, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

Band Banquet: June 4, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Dine Out Fundraiser Let’s Meet Up at…

Meat Up BBQ!
1450 N. Kraemer Blvd.

Tuesday, May 25th

20% of the proceeds will go to our band.

Click here for the flyer:
Meat Up Dine Out Flyer


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Finances

**If you still owe any payments to the program, please send them in as soon as possible.** 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


5/16/21

Fall Rehearsal Wrap-Up

Our “Fall Rehearsal” last Monday was a HUGE success! We had over 100 students attend in person, many joined on Zoom, and many students who couldn’t make it have emailed with interest in joining us! With the challenges of this pandemic, many programs are suffering declining membership. Not us! We are looking forward to coming out strong next year. Monday night was very inspiring to our staff, and we can’t wait to get started!

Auditions and Clinics

We are gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year. Color Guard clinics have already begun and Percussion will begin this week. Jazz Auditions will be done virtually via Flip Grid. Please join the Jazz Audition Google Classroom for requirements and audition link. 

Due May 23                 Jazz Auditions – GC Code: 2sl25i3

May 18, 20, 25             Percussion Clinics 3pm-6pm

May 27                         Percussion Auditions (sign-up at clinic)

May 18                         Color Guard Clinics 4pm-6pm

May 25-27                    Color Guard Auditions 4pm-6pm


Jazz Rehearsals

Jazz 1 and 2 will be rehearsing afterschool on Monday, May 17, at El Dorado.

Jazz 2: 3pm-4pm

Jazz 1: 4pm-5pm


Upcoming Events

Due to district restrictions, we will be limiting availability of tickets based on the quantity of student performers. Family members who wish to attend the concerts in-person will be able to RSVP through a Google Form.  A livestream link will also be available for purchase for those who would like to watch from home.
_______________________________________

9th Annual Jazz Master Concert

Performing Arts Center

May 28, 2021

7pm

All 3 Jazz Bands will be performing in our annual “Jazz Master Concert” with world-renowned saxophonist Eric Marienthal! This will be our first concert in over a year and will certainly be a great experience. More details for the concert will be discussed in class and included in next week’s email.

Tickets for the Jazz Master Concert are now available to be reserved by Jazz Families. A Google Form has been emailed. On Thursday, we will open up reservations for families outside of the jazz program.
______________________________________

Spring Concert

Performing Arts Center

June 1, 2021

7pm

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing their annual “Spring Concert”. Both bands are playing extremely well and look forward to sharing live music with you!

A Google Form for ticket reservations will be sent this week to all families with students in these ensembles.
__________________________________

2021 Band Banquet

Theatron

June 4, 2021

5pm-7pm

For our new band members out there, the Band Banquet is a time for the students to be recognized for their participation and achievements, reminisce with friends about the past year, eat, and say good-bye to our seniors, among other things.  Due to district restrictions, we are limiting attendance to this year’s band banquet to the students only.  Cost is $10 and includes a taco or burrito plate with a drink served by local favorite – B&C Burgers.  The dress code is casual.  Please fill out the following google form to let us know how you will be reserving your student’s ticket, then make/send your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact
Gina Brown at vpres@eldoradoband.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIXsUixF5KMkFdeO1MiY-Jqcur9WmGh9026VygKyrx5vXDig/viewform?usp=sf_link


Attention Seniors!

Please fill out the Google Form below ASAP, so I can put together a Senior Profile slide show.  Instructions on where to send your pictures are in the form.
Thank you!
https://forms.gle/ht6Eg9maCWiC6KYn8



Please save the dates!

JMC Rehearsal with Eric Marienthal: May 26, 2021

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021

Jazz 1 at the Placentia Jazz and Art Festival: May 29, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

Band Banquet: June 4, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


SCRIP

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Already using ShopWithScrip?
Place your order for physical cards by this Friday, May 21st at 10am – they will be delivered/ready for pickup by Friday, May 28th!

If you are not set up yet, there is still time so you can place your order on Friday.  Follow directions below.
Once set up, it is so easy to support El Dorado Band and Color Guard (and pay your Fair Share) by using the RaiseRight app to buy the things you would be buying anyway.
Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Starbucks, Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Ulta Beauty, Stater Bros, Sprouts, Albertsons, Domino’s, Best Buy, Macy’s, Old Navy, Chili’s, Nike, Home Depot, CVS, Red Robin, Apple, Southwest, Dunkin, Marriott, Delta and many more!!
**Amazon, too!! Buy Amazon scrip AND use Amazon Smile to multiply your support of El Dorado Band Boosters.

Even if you have paid your Fair Share already, the band and color guard can still use your help!  You can donate your scrip profit to the general fund.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski

5/9/21

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our amazing Band Moms! We have missed seeing you this year but have fond memories of you helping us get our uniforms ready, putting together fantastic dinners at shows, chaperoning on buses, joining the MIB, and countless other ways you have supported us. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope that you enjoy your special day! 

Happy Mother’s Day


Fall Rehearsal

May 10, 2021

6pm-8pm

El Dorado High School

All returning Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion will be meeting on Monday Evening for our in-person “Fall Rehearsal”. We will be welcoming our future freshman class to our program and go through some music for next year. If you are not comfortable meeting in-person, please email Mr. Samson and Mr. Vrooman so they can send you the Zoom link for the online option.
______________________________________________________________________

Booster Meeting Tuesday, May 11th

7:30pm

A zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting.


Auditions and Clinics

We are gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year. Color Guard clinics have already begun and percussion will begin next week. Jazz Auditions will be done virtually via Flip Grid. Please join the Jazz Audition Google Classroom for requirements and audition link. 
 

Due May 23            Jazz Auditions – GC Code: 2sl25i3

May 18, 20, 25         Percussion Clinics 3pm-6pm

May 27                     Percussion Auditions (sign-up at clinic)

May 3, 10, 18           Color Guard Clinics 4pm-6pm

May 25-27                Color Guard Auditions 4pm-6pm


Please save the dates!

2021 Fall Member Rehearsal: May 10, 2021

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

Band Banquet: June 4, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


The school year is just over a month and a half from ending, but we are still in need of members to pay their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.  Please make every effort to pay off what you owe.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

See the “Finance” section below for details on how you can make your payment(s).Thank you!


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


SCRIP

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Chili’s – just to name a few.   Shop 24/7 with no waiting!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


5/2/21

Live Music

As we continue to transition to normalcy, we encourage all of our students to continue to work hard on music! The bands are starting to sound great, and we look forward to end-of-the-year performances. We just confirmed to have Grammy Award Winning Jazz Artist Eric Marienthal to perform with our jazz program at the end of the month! We look forward to sharing our music with our parents! Speaking of which…

Limited Capacity at Concerts

Due to current restrictions on live performances according to state and district guidelines, our audience capacity in the Performing Arts Center will be limited. Details for each event are still being worked out, and we will have to limit guests based on the number of performers we have. Please stay tuned to weekly emails for more details.


The school year is just over a month and a half from ending, but we are still in need of members to pay their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.  Please make every effort to pay off what you owe.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

See the “Finance” section below for details on how you can make your payment(s).Thank you!


Please save the dates!

2021 Fall Member Rehearsal: May 10, 2021

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Ways and Means

Hey Hawk Family!

We’ve got a Rubio’s night,
MONDAY, 5/3 from 4:00 – 8:00pm

Take the night off from cooking, and show your support for our Band and Color Guard.
Don’t forget to SHARE our flyer with friends and loved ones! The more, the merrier!

Click here to download/print our flyer:
Rubio’s Dine-Out Flyer

Also, planning ahead,
Save the date for 5/21!
Meat Up BBQ will be our next family dine-out night!

***In the works: Luna Grill Krispy Kreme!***

Finally, start saving those bags of soft goods for a Savers Event!  We are aiming for a date in mid-June. Just in time for summer.😎

Thanks for your continued support!

Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


SCRIP

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on  WednesdayMay 5th (Delivery May 13) – please place orders by 8am on 5/5/21.

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Chili’s – just to name a few.   Shop 24/7 with no waiting!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski

4/25/21

3rd “1st Week Back” Success!

Thank you to all who helped make our 3rd “1st week back” a successful one. We are one step closer to being back to normal. Our Concert Bands and Jazz Bands actually sound like bands now! We look forward to making more music this week. In the meantime, please continue to follow these guidelines to help us maintain a safe environment for all. Thank you!

  1. Although the updated recommendation for social distancing is 3 feet, we are still required to maintain 6 feet when playing musical instruments inside. 
  2. All woodwind and brass players must continue to use the musicians mask and bell covers. Percussion and Color Guard are still expected to wear masks during rehearsal. 
  3. All brass players must use a cloth or paper towels to empty out spit valves and water keys.
  4. No hugging, high-fives, or handshakes!  Many of you will see each other for the first time in months.  Refrain from physical contact. 
  5. The front doors of the band room will be entrance only, the back doors will be exit only.  Please respect this flow of pedestrian traffic. 
  6. Please do not hang out in the band room unnecessarily before, during or after school. 
  7. Wash your hands!

For those of you who are staying remote, please continue to be active and engaged in rehearsals on Zoom. We want to make sure that you are progressing along with everyone else.


Please save the dates!

2021 Fall Member Rehearsal: May 10, 2021

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Ways and Means

Hey Hawk Family!
Save the date! We’ve got a Rubio’s night coming up!
Take the night off from cooking, and show your support for our Band and Color Guard.
Don’t forget to SHARE our flyer with friends and loved ones! The more, the merrier!

Click here to download/print our flyer:
Rubio’s Dine-Out Flyer

Also, planning ahead,
Save the date for 5/21!
Meat Up BBQ will be our next family dine-out night!

***In the works: Luna Grill Krispy Kreme!***

Finally, start saving those bags of soft goods for a Savers Event!  We are aiming for a date in mid-June. Just in time for summer.😎

Thanks for your continued support!

Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


SCRIP

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on May 5th (Delivery May 13) – please place orders by 8am5/5/21.

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Chili’s – just to name a few.   Shop 24/7 with no waiting!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

We are still in need for members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

4/18/21

Cohorts Combined!

We are excited to combine cohorts this week! It feels like we are finally “getting the band back together”!  As we combine cohorts and have in-person students attend 4 days a week, we want to remind everyone that we will continue to be cautious with our daily activities as it pertains to social distancing.  Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. Although the updated recommendation for social distancing is 3 feet, we are still required to maintain 6 feet when playing musical instruments inside. 
  2. All woodwind and brass players must continue to use the musicians mask and bell covers. Percussion and Color Guard are still expected to wear masks during rehearsal. 
  3. All brass players must use a cloth or paper towels to empty out spit valves and water keys.
  4. No hugging, high-fives, or handshakes!  Many of you will see each other for the first time in months.  Refrain from physical contact. 
  5. The front doors of the band room will be entrance only, the back doors will be exit only.  Please respect this flow of pedestrian traffic. 
  6. Please do not hang out in the band room unnecessarily before, during or after school. 
  7. Wash your hands!

For those of you who are staying remote, please continue to be active and engaged in rehearsals on Zoom. We want to make sure that you are progressing along with everyone else.


Please save the dates!

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021


Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Artistry Foto Update

Stephen from Artistry photo contacted us about a problem they had with their systems resulting in a mix up with the students’ pictures.  He is currently working on the problem to rectify the situation and is also emailing those who are trying to get the correct pictures into their student galleries.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will be continuing to work on this through the weekend.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Wind Ensemble

Meet in the Band Room

Remote learners in Zoom

 
Symphonic Band

Meet in Theater

Remote learners in Zoom
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Ways and Means

Hey Gang! Did you miss out on our first 5k? Well, you’re in luck! We have a limited amount of our awesome shirts! Email Ways & Means if you’d like to snag one up! Just $12/ea! Hurry! Extremely limited numbers!

Thanks,
Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


SCRIP

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on May 5th (Delivery May 13) – please place orders by 8am5/5/21.

*All rebates earned through February 2021 have been posted.  March 2021 rebates will be posted within the next 2 weeks.

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Chili’s – just to name a few.   Shop 24/7 with no waiting!

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

We are still in need for members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Updated 2021-2022 Booster Board

President
Paul Clifford

Executive Vice President
Elaine Cheng

Secretary
Celeste Staggs

Treasurer
Tara Goodness

Ways and Means
Cindy Okamoto

Financial Secretary
Ken Ostaszewski
 

 This program would not be successful without the wonderful parent volunteers who make up our booster organization.


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

4/11/21

One More Week!

One More Week…

We have one more week before we combine cohorts.  We are excited to have more students back at school on April 19 and have fuller music ensembles.  Please remember that we will still be practicing social distance guidelines and will utilize bell covers and musician’s masks.  We will also continue to ask students to wipe down chairs and music stands after they have been used. 

For those who are choosing to stay remote for the rest of the year, we continue to encourage you to be active, engaged, and present in your Zoom screens.  If you are unable to play your instrument during 0 period, we encourage you to make up that playing time by practicing more when you are able to later in the day. 
______________________________________________ 

Please save the dates!

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021

Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021

More details to follow as we continue to plan for these events.


Artistry Foto Update

Artistry Foto is still working on preparing our pictures for us.  With the inclusion of Orchestra on our photo day, we are easily one of the largest programs they are working with. 

They let us know that they will be ready soon!  Thank you for your patience!

In the meantime, you can register to receive a notification about your Hawk’s pictures by clicking on this address!

http://regis.viewyour.photos/53747/27114382
 


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in Band room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in Theater

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link
 

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Ways and Means

Hey Gang! Did you miss out on our first 5k? Well, you’re in luck! We have a limited amount of our awesome shirts! Email Ways & Means if you’d like to snag one up! Just $12/ea! Hurry! Extremely limited numbers!

Thanks,
Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


SCRIP

*Is your FAIR SHARE paid in full?  Awesome!!   And Thank You!!!   But the Band and CG still need your help!  Your day to day shopping can generate $ for the general program. 

*If you ordered physical gift cards on or before 4/6,  I will deliver to you or you may pick up from me on Wednesday, 4/14, or Thursday,4/15.

*Next order for physical cards will be placed on May 5th (Delivery May 13) – please place orders by 8am5/5/21.

*All rebates earned through February 2021 have been posted.  March 2021 rebates will be posted within the next 2 weeks.

There is still time to support the El Dorado Band and Color Guard just by shopping!  

Visit Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers!  Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Chili’s – just to name a few.   Shop 24/7 with no waiting!

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com
loriarneal@gmail.com

**I will respond within 48 hours**

 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.


Finances

We are still in need for members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


2021-2022 Booster Board Slate

 Here is the slate of Officers for next year’s 2021-2022 Booster Board.

President
Paul Clifford

Executive Vice President
Elaine Cheng

Secretary
Celeste Staggs

Treasurer
Tara Goodness

Ways and Means
Vacant

Financial Secretary
Ken Ostaszewski

If you or anyone you know are interested in filling the Ways and Means vacancy, please contact
Lisa Pirone at waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com.
She can answer any questions you may have about the position.
Thanks!
 

 This program would not be successful without the wonderful parent volunteers who make up our booster organization.


March 9th Booster Meeting Minutes

Click on this link to read a copy of the minutes from our last Booster meeting:
March 9th Booster Meeting Minutes

4/4/21

Happy Easter!

We hope that all of you have enjoyed Spring Break and are spending Easter with your family. This past week was a great time for us to relax and recharge as we face the last part of the school year! With such challenging obstacles to overcome over the past months, we look forward to new opportunities as things start to change for the better! Thank you to everyone who have committed to our program and who continue to work hard to personally achieve great things in this difficult time.


#letthemperform and #letthemplaytoo

Thank you to all who took the time to write emails and letters to our school and district administration! Your voices have been heard and have made a difference. Prior to Spring Break, we were asked to bring a Pep Band to the remaining two Home Football Games. Unfortunately, with only 2 days’ notice for the first one and the final one during Spring Break, we were not able to accommodate that request. However, we have been given clearance to hold our end of the year concerts! Please stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime…. Please save the dates!

Jazz Master Concert, PAC: May 28, 2021

Spring Concert, PAC: June 1, 2021


Winter Guard

A big shout-out goes to our Winter Guard Program! Our In-Person Team has performed at 2 WGASC In-Person contests and our Virtual Winter Guard Team has produced a great video performance and submitted it to WGASC. We are certainly proud of all of the student performers and staff who have worked hard to continue the tradition of excellence that his part of our program is known for!


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in Band room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in Theater

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Booster Board Vacancies

The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations of people wishing to serve for the following Board positions, which are open for next year.  Nominations (of either yourself or someone you’d recommend) may be submitted by email to any or all of the Nominating Committee members:

Lori Arneal  scrip@eldoradoband.com
Lisa Pirone lisapirone@sbcglobal.net
Gina Brown vpres@eldoradoband.com

We already have a couple of parents volunteer for the Vice President and Secretary positions, however if more than one person is interested in any of the positions, then the nominees will be put up for election at our April Board Meeting.

Open Board Positions and Job Descriptions

Vice President

•    Manage Registration in August  (Write and Send Out July Mailer, Track Forms, Update Roster, Compile email addresses, Maintain Driver Listing, Distribute Permission Slips, Compile Allergy Listing etc.)
•    Band Banquet  (Ticket Sales, Coordinate Menu, Decorations, Program, Yearbook, and DVDs)
•    Approve payments over $1,000
•    Land of Band Emails and other communications
•    Assist other Board members as needed
•    Perform Duties of President in his/her absence

If you have questions about this job, please contact Gina Brown – vpres@eldoradoband.com 
 

Vice President, Ways and Means

  • Direct the Fundraising efforts of the Boosters.
  • Run fundraisers not overseen by Fundraising Committees 
  • Oversee Fundraising Committees (i.e. Quartermania, Booster Clothing Sales, Scrip, eWaste, etc.)
  • Assist other Board members as needed

If you have questions about this job, please contact Lisa Pirone – waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com.
 

Treasurer – Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly reporting for presentation to booster club and board at monthly meetings.
  • Treasurer’s Report (cash roll-forward)

                       Budget-to-Actual report
                       Bank reconciliation
                       Fair share collections

  • Prepare annual budgets in coordination with directors, staff and booster board.
  • Collect and record all fair share, fundraising and all other cash receipts and communicate with band and color guard families regarding outstanding balances.
  • Make regular sweeps of the black box and the P.O. box.
  • Make disbursements for all Booster expenses according to Booster guidelines and needs of the program.
  • Manage all necessary tax and government filings.
  • Prepare any weekly announcements related to Treasurer needs for Land of Band.
  • Supply fundraising and ticket sale events with necessary petty cash and cash boxes.
  • Support and encourage the director, fellow board members, booster families and students.

     Helpful skills

  • Attention to detail – a must!
  • Excel skills are fairly critical to this job.
  • Quickbooks experience helpful but not necessary.
  • Accounting background helpful but not necessary.
  • A willingness to serve this organization with kindness and optimism will make all the difference to you and those you deal with.  

If you have questions about this job, please contact Dee Alig – treas@eldoradoband.com
 

Secretary – Responsibilities

  • Keep, type and distribute the minutes of all Board meetings and all General Booster Meetings.
  • Assist other Board members as needed

If you have questions about this job, please contact Priscilla Topp – priscilatopp@gmail.com
 

 This program would not be successful without the wonderful parent volunteers who make up our booster organization.


SCRIP

Place your order for physical cards by
this Tuesday, April 6th – they will be delivered/ready for pickup by Friday, April 16th!

E-gift cards are available to purchase/receive 24/7.

Once set up, it is so easy to support El Dorado Band and Color Guard (and pay your Fair Share) by using the app to buy the things you would be buying anyway.

Check out Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers…. Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Ulta Beauty, Stater Bros, Albertsons, Disney, Best Buy, Old Navy, Macy’s, Chili’s, Nike, CVS, Red Robin, Kohl’s, Apple, Southwest, Marriott, Delta and many more!!
**Amazon, too!! Buy Amazon scrip AND use Amazon Smile to multiply your support of El Dorado Band Boosters

To sign up send an email to  scrip@eldoradoband.com
 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
3. Name of ElDo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard

You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.

Paid your Fair Share already?
El Dorado Band and Color Guard can still use your help!
You can donate your scrip profit to the general fund.  
Your daily shopping can benefit band and color guard!
We have a couple of families that are doing this already!
We do appreciate their generosity!

Thinking about trying it but you are uncertain?  Please reach out – I would love to set up a time to explain it.
Let me know!
Lori    scrip@eldoradoband.com


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski

3/21/21

Good News

This past week we got the “Green Light” to be back inside for our class periods and what a difference it is!  We are extremely grateful to be back inside, with social distancing of course, and rehearse in a semi normal setting.  Because of the restrictions starting to loosen, we will be starting to plan for a Spring Concert.  More details to come with this new information and opportunity with the students.  Thank you so much for the flexibility and commitment shown through this year.


Band Picture Day

This past Saturday, we had a successful “drive-up” picture day for the Band and Color Guard.  A huge thank you goes out to Artistryfoto for being so flexible and getting our students photographed in a safe and efficient manner. We will be in touch with Stephen from Artistryfoto about the possibility of make up photos. 


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

A big “Thank you” to the families that participated in the Spring See’s Candies fundraiser, our overall total sales was $2543.00.  The profit earned for our general fund was $397.  Individual student profits totaled $472.20.  I have emailed individual families who forwarded their orders to me what their profits are.  Thanks again for purchasing and publicizing this event.  We appreciate all the help, and we especially appreciate every dollar earned for our amazing band.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser,
please contact Christine Bartlett @
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski

3/14/21

#letthemperform and #letthemplaytoo

Last week at our Booster Meeting, we spoke about the lack of equity between guidelines for athletics vs the arts, and it was great to hear how supportive our band parents are. I know many of you have written emails to our district administration, and your voices have been heard! We did receive a positive response to some of your letters and were told that we should be receiving some guidelines this week. As Orange County moves to the Red Tier, things should be moving forward quickly. 

 Please note that we want athletics to get back to normal so that those kids can participate in the activities that they love. We just want the same thing for band, color guard, choir, and theater arts!!
_____________________________________________________________________

If you would like to send an email to the School Board expressing your support for this cause, click here: 
School Board Members’ Email Addresses

You can also email:
Superintendent: Dr. Elsasser- jelsasser@pylusd.org
EDHS Principal: Joey Davis- jodavis@pylusd.org


Band Photos March 20th!

Artistryfoto will be photographing our group on March 20th.  They will be taking individual pictures with instruments to be used for individuals, section and panorama groups in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  All students will be photographed and allowed the opportunity to view their photos online where you can place your orders.  No order forms are necessary.  Everyone will be photographed.

Students, arrive in your concert black attire with your instrument (Tubas no instruments, percussion bring sticks and/or mallets).


Concert black attire consists of the following:

Gentlemen: Black button down shirt, black tie, black pants (no jean material), black socks* and shoes.

Ladies: Black dress of modest length, Black blouse, black pants/skirt (of modest length), black shoes.

*Keep in mind photos for the groups will be full length, so gentlemen- black dress socks only.

Picture Day Drive Up Flow:

As you arrive up to school please enter and park in the spaces in front of the Performing Arts Center using both rows of spaces.  From there you will exit your car with your instrument. Do not take your case and assemble them outside.
Saxes: No straps.

There will be a check in table in order for you to pick up a picture card.  There will be two parts to this card.  One will have a QR and URL code which you will take home to your parents.  Once your pictures are made available online, this QR code when scanned by any smart device, or utilizing the URL address, will take you directly to your own private gallery where you and your parents can preview your pictures and place orders.  The other side of the card which contains a bar code will be handed to the photographer.  You must have this card to be photographed.
 

Students please arrive in this order and adhere to this time frame to maintain social distancing.

Flutes11:00am
Clarinets     11:15am
Alto Saxophones11:30am
Tenor, Bari saxes11:45am
French Horns11:45am
Trumpets12:00pm
Trombones12:15pm
Euphoniums,
Tubas          
12:30pm
Percussion12:45pm
Color Guard1:00 pm

Once the students have taken their pictures, they must depart to make room for the next group of students arriving to ensure a steady and efficient flow.

Students who are in the same household but in different instrument sections may arrive together to take their photos at the same time.

Due to current circumstances Artistryfoto has been instructed not to offer “buddy pictures” for this year but will still offer group, section, and individual photos.

Click here to see the flyer:
ArtistryFoto Flyer


2021-2022 Board Position Vacancies

We are looking for volunteers for the following Booster Board positions for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Vice President
Ways and Means
Treasurer


A separate Land of Band will go out in the next day or 2 with more information on these vacancies.  In the meantime, if you are interested in any of these positions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us on the board to let us know.  Our emails can be found on our website by  
clicking this link:  http://www.eldoradoband.com/leadership .

Thank you! 


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Scrip

$753.17!!

That is the total amount credited to Fair Share accounts since August for families who have been participating in the Shop With Scrip Program.
A few have earned over $100…just by buying groceries/gas/household goods & dining out!

Once set up, it is so easy to support El Dorado Band and Colorguard (and pay your Fair Share) by using the app to buy the things you would be buying anyway.

Check out Shop With Scrip to see the MANY participating retailers…. Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Ulta Beauty, Stater Bros, Albertsons, Disney, Best Buy, Old Navy, Macy’s, Chili’s, Nike, CVS, Red Robin, Kohl’s, Apple, Southwest, Marriott, Delta and many more!!
**Amazon, too!! Buy Amazon scrip AND use Amazon Smile to multiply your support of El Dorado Band Boosters

To sign up send an email to  scrip@eldoradoband.com
 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?
3. Name of Eldo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard?
You will receive an email with our enrollment code and instructions to get started.

Paid your Fair Share already?
El Dorado Band and Color Guard can still use your help!
You can donate your scrip profit to the general fund.  
Your daily shopping can benefit band and color guard!
We have a couple of families that are doing this already!
We do appreciate their generosity!

Thinking about trying it but you are uncertain?  Please reach out – I would love to set up a time to explain it.
Let me know!
Lori    scrip@eldoradoband.com


Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

 Our Spring season See’s Fundraiser is still ongoing.  You have about 1 week to place your orders.

 All orders will need to be placed by 3/19.

The $7 and $8 items will earn a 50% profit, and all of the other items will earn a 20% profit.  Like last time, if you need your profits to go towards any unpaid fair-share, then email me, Christine Bartlett, a copy of your order confirmation receipt, and I will make sure it gets allocated to your child’s account. Note your child’s name in the email.  Profits from orders made by families who have met their fair shares will be applied to the general band fund, and they will not need to email their receipts to me.

Order confirmation receipts can be sent to: csbartlett@sbcglobal.net
***If a friend or family member is placing their own order and wants the profits they generate to go to your child’s fair share, then please give them my email address to send their order confirmation to and remind them to include your child’s name in the email.


Click on and share this link to place an order:
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard87/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot3582

Shipping is $6.95 for orders below $35.00, $5.00 for orders between $35.00 and $64.99, and free for orders $65.00 and above.  Orders will be delivered in approximately 1-3 days.  You could save money on shipping if you take orders from friends and family and place one large order.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Christine Bartlett
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

3/7/21

Inspired!

This past week we have found inspiration from our STUDENTS! There have been many opportunities this past week for students to show us that they are keeping up with their performance skills when it comes to our program. The concert bands during 0 period are sounding great, individual FlipGrid videos have been performed well, jazz students are playing great improvised solos, the color guard members recorded their performance over the weekend, and I even heard winter percussion from afar jamming at school!  We hope that everyone can continue this work as we get through this pandemic. Yes, part of it is for our program’s sake, but mostly for your INDIVIDUAL mental and physical sake. Play, perform, and enjoy music and dance and movement for the sake of your own enjoyment!

Keep up the great work!!!


Booster Meeting

We will have our monthly Booster meeting on 

Tuesday, Mar. 9th
 at 7:30pm

A Zoom link will be sent out just before the meeting.
We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Winter Guard

Congratulations to the In-Persion AND Virtual Winter Guards!

 Both groups spent Saturday rehearsing and recording their 2021 show. This recording will be submitted to WGASC for evaluation and commentary. Most importantly, it was great for the students to get dressed up, warm up, and perform like they were at a real show! Hopefully this is a sign for great things to come!


Band Photos March 20th!

Artistryfoto will be photographing our group on March 20th.  They will be taking individual pictures with instruments to be used for individuals, section and panorama groups in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  All students will be photographed and allowed the opportunity to view their photos online where you can place your orders.  No order forms are necessary.  Everyone will be photographed.

Students, arrive in your concert black attire with your instrument (Tubas no instruments, percussion bring sticks and/or mallets).


Concert black attire consists of the following:

Gentlemen: Black button down shirt, black tie, black pants (no jean material), black socks* and shoes.

Ladies: Black dress of modest length, Black blouse, black pants/skirt (of modest length), black shoes.

*Keep in mind photos for the groups will be full length, so gentlemen- black dress socks only.

Picture Day Drive Up Flow:

As you arrive up to school please enter and park in the spaces in front of the Performing Arts Center using both rows of spaces.  From there you will exit your car with your instrument. Do not take your case and assemble them outside.
Saxes: No straps.

There will be a check in table in order for you to pick up a picture card.  There will be two parts to this card.  One will have a QR and URL code which you will take home to your parents.  Once your pictures are made available online, this QR code when scanned by any smart device, or utilizing the URL address, will take you directly to your own private gallery where you and your parents can preview your pictures and place orders.  The other side of the card which contains a bar code will be handed to the photographer.  You must have this card to be photographed.
 

Students please arrive in this order and adhere to this time frame to maintain social distancing.

Flutes11:00am
Clarinets     11:15am
Alto Saxophones11:30am
Tenor, Bari saxes11:45am
French Horns11:45am
Trumpets12:00pm
Trombones12:15pm
Euphoniums,
Tubas          
12:30pm
Percussion12:45pm
Color Guard1:00 pm

Once the students have taken their pictures, they must depart to make room for the next group of students arriving to ensure a steady and efficient flow.

Students who are in the same household but in different instrument sections may arrive together to take their photos at the same time.

Due to current circumstances Artistryfoto has been instructed not to offer “buddy pictures” for this year but will still offer group, section, and individual photos.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Ways and Means

Hey Band families! Don’t forget to spread some sweetness with our Spring See’s Candy fundraiser! Just in time for the Easter Season & Spring Break! It’s “easy-peasy”: just share the link with friends, family & social media! Scroll down for the details!
________________________________

 Don’t forget to send in your pix or use  #andthebeatgoeson5k  so we can see everyone’s participation in our first annual virtual 5k! We’d love to put together a little presentation & thank all who participated or donated! Y’all rock! (especially Andy Shomph for running this event!)
________________________________

Anyone interested in a SPRING CLEANING?? Just shoot me an email, if we have enough interest, I’ll try and secure us a spot for another Savers drive!

Thanks for your continued support & help with raising funds during such difficult times!

Lisa Pirone
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

 Our Spring season See’s Fundraiser is still ongoing.  You have about 2 weeks to place your orders.

 All orders will need to be placed by 3/19.

The $7 and $8 items will earn a 50% profit, and all of the other items will earn a 20% profit.  Like last time, if you need your profits to go towards any unpaid fair-share, then email me, Christine Bartlett, a copy of your order confirmation receipt, and I will make sure it gets allocated to your child’s account. Note your child’s name in the email.  Profits from orders made by families who have met their fair shares will be applied to the general band fund, and they will not need to email their receipts to me.

Order confirmation receipts can be sent to: csbartlett@sbcglobal.net
***If a friend or family member is placing their own order and wants the profits they generate to go to your child’s fair share, then please give them my email address to send their order confirmation to and remind them to include your child’s name in the email.


Click on and share this link to place an order:
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard87/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot3582

Shipping is $6.95 for orders below $35.00, $5.00 for orders between $35.00 and $64.99, and free for orders $65.00 and above.  Orders will be delivered in approximately 1-3 days.  You could save money on shipping if you take orders from friends and family and place one large order.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Christine Bartlett
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

2/28/21

Mr. Perez, VHS Assistant Band Director

As many of you know, our good friend Peter Perez, Assistant Band Director from Valencia HS, passed away a few weeks ago due to complications from Covid-19. I spent the weekend in Oxnard with a few close friends and his family to honor him and say our goodbyes. His high school Band Director was in attendance, as well as a few former students. It helped remind me of how important it is to be a part of a program like band. The impact we have on each other goes far beyond music. As always, I am grateful for all of our students, parents, and staff who are involved in our program, and I look forward to spending more time with you in the near future. Please, if you are struggling during this time, please reach out and we’ll figure out a time to hangout on Zoom. Trust me, I could use it to! 


Google Classroom and Flip Grid

As we continue on in the semester, all band students will be assigned simple projects and video performances in Google Classroom. We will continue to use FlipGrid for videos. If for some reason FlipGrid isn’t working for you, please find an alternative such as uploading a video to the Google Classroom Assignment.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

 Our Spring season See’s Fundraiser has started.  You still have about 3 weeks to place your orders.

 All orders will need to be placed by 3/19.

The $7 and $8 items will earn a 50% profit, and all of the other items will earn a 20% profit.  Like last time, if you need your profits to go towards any unpaid fair-share, then email me, Christine Bartlett, a copy of your order confirmation receipt, and I will make sure it gets allocated to your child’s account. Note your child’s name in the email.  Profits from orders made by families who have met their fair shares will be applied to the general band fund, and they will not need to email their receipts to me.

Order confirmation receipts can be sent to: csbartlett@sbcglobal.net
***If a friend or family member is placing their own order and wants the profits they generate to go to your child’s fair share, then please give them my email address to send their order confirmation to and remind them to include your child’s name in the email.


Click on and share this link to place an order:
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard87/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot3582

Shipping is $6.95 for orders below $35.00, $5.00 for orders between $35.00 and $64.99, and free for orders $65.00 and above.  Orders will be delivered in approximately 1-3 days.  You could save money on shipping if you take orders from friends and family and place one large order.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Christine Bartlett
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


2/21/21

Thank You!

Thank you to all who participated in the first ever “And The Beat Goes On” Virtual 5K! Whether registered to participate, donated, or helped spread the word, we were able to raise over $9000 for our program! In this day and age, this is HUGE! We look forward to seeing everyone’s results in the race. But the true winner is our program!  

A special thank you goes out to Andy Shomph  for organizing this fundraiser. Even though his son graduated last year, he stayed on to get this fundraiser off the ground, and we are very thankful!  And thank you to all of the Booster Volunteers who helped with advertising and medal/t-shirt distribution!


Google Classroom and Flip Grid

As we continue on in the semester, all band students will be assigned simple projects and video performances in Google Classroom. We will continue to use FlipGrid for videos. If for some reason FlipGrid isn’t working for you, please find an alternative such as uploading a video to the Google Classroom Assignment.


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

We are having another fundraiser with See’s for the Spring season.  It will be similar to the See’s Winter fundraiser, but we’ll have about four weeks to sell this time around.  You are able to place orders right away.  Product will be available to ship beginning 2/22 and all orders will need to be placed by 3/19.

The $7 and $8 items will earn a 50% profit, and all of the other items will earn a 20% profit.  Like last time, if you need your profits to go towards any unpaid fair-share, then email me a copy of your order confirmation receipt, and I will make sure it gets allocated to your child’s account. Note your child’s name in the email.  Profits from orders made by families who have met their fair shares will be applied to the general band fund and they will not need to email their receipts to me.

Order confirmation receipts can be sent to: csbartlett@sbcglobal.net
***If a friend or family member is placing their own order and wants the profits they generate to go to your child’s fair share, then please give them my email address to send their order confirmation to and remind them to include your child’s name in the email.


Click on and share this link to place an order:
https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard87/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot3582

Shipping is $6.95 for orders below $35.00, $5.00 for orders between $35.00 and $64.99, and free for orders $65.00 and above.  Orders will be delivered in approximately 1-3 days.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Christine Bartlett
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net


Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

2/15/21

Happy Valentine’s Day and President’s Day

We hope that all of you had a great 3-day weekend!

Speaking of “Valentine’s Day”, I would LOVE for all of you to participate in the Virtual 5K!! See below… 

Virtual 5K Fundraiser

“And the Beat Goes On…”

Registration for the Virtual 5K fundraiser has been extended to February 20 to allow for more people to register and participate. This will be a fun and historic event while raising money for our program. Most importantly, it encourages everyone to get out and get active!! 

We hope that you can participate and share this information! 

Sign up at www.eldoradoband.com today!!

Scroll down for additional information


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band 

0 period this week


 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Zoom Presence

For all students who are on Zoom, please continue to take the following steps and suggestions to help with your online presence. Doing so will help us as teachers connect with you, to monitor your engagement, and to see that you are involved.

  1. Please be framed well on your screen with your instrument/equipment. 
    • Most of you have a nice forehead, but that’s not what we want to see.
    • Watching your ceiling fan makes us dizzy. Please don’t make us dizzy.
  2. Adjust your lighting so that we can see you. 
    • I appreciate different colored light bulbs but only when I am at a theme park or at the club. Please use standard lighting or the sun during Zoom.
    • Being in a pitch-black room isn’t conducive to learning. Turn your lights on.
  3. Be involved in the chat when asked and fill out Google Forms.
    • I have seen you text. I know you can type. Use the chat.
    • Google Forms/Docs is in style. Use them. This is the way.

 If I think of more suggestions, I’ll add them to this list next week. Looking forward to more Zoom time with all of my favorite students!


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Registration has been extended to Feb. 20th!
Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Winter Percussion and Winter Guard

Please refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


2/8/21

Thank you and Sad News

Last week I celebrated my 46th birthday on February 4th. Thank you to the many students and families who reached out with birthday greetings. It truly made my day special! 

On the other hand, I wanted to share with you that our dear friend, Peter Perez, passed away on Monday morning from complications due to Covid. Mr. Perez has been the Assistant Band Director at Valencia High School since the 90’s where he taught woodwinds, marching band, and ran the jazz program. He was an amazing educator and his groups were always phenomenal. He was always a huge fan of El Dorado and without fail would always express his fondness of our program. It was common for him to share his love with us after a field tournament or at a jazz festival. It was never about competition for him, but rather camaraderie among our programs. On a personal note, I had the opportunity to work with him for 7 years while I was the percussion instructor at VHS. Since then, we became very close and our families spent a lot of time together. He will truly be missed by many, but I am thankful for the positive impact he has had on thousands of people during his time as an educator and musician.  He was a good friend and more importantly a loving husband and father. 

It’s during these times when I encourage my students to enjoy the people they have in their lives, be grateful for all that you have, work hard for the things you want to have, and take lots of pictures along the way. I continue to hope and pray for everyone’s health and safety during this time. 


Booster Meeting
Tuesday, 2/9
@7:30pm

A zoom link will be sent out before the meeting.  We hope to see you all there!


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band 

0 period this week


 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

 
Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link

Wednesday

All join Samson Zoom Link


Zoom Presence

For all students who are on Zoom, please continue to take the following steps and suggestions to help with your online presence. Doing so will help us as teachers connect with you, to monitor your engagement, and to see that you are involved.

  1. Please be framed well on your screen with your instrument/equipment. 
    • Most of you have a nice forehead, but that’s not what we want to see.
    • Watching your ceiling fan makes us dizzy. Please don’t make us dizzy.
  2. Adjust your lighting so that we can see you. 
    • I appreciate different colored light bulbs but only when I am at a theme park or at the club. Please use standard lighting or the sun during Zoom.
    • Being in a pitch-black room isn’t conducive to learning. Turn your lights on.
  3. Be involved in the chat when asked and fill out Google Forms.
    • I have seen you text. I know you can type. Use the chat.
    • Google Forms/Docs is in style. Use them. This is the way.

 If I think of more suggestions, I’ll add them to this list next week. Looking forward to more Zoom time with all of my favorite students!


Winter Percussion and Winter Guard

Please refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Color Guard Fundraiser

This Wednesday!

Feb. 10th- 10am-10pm

Our dine out fundraiser for Band and Color Guard is coming up! It’s at the Panda Express at Lakeview & Yorba Linda Blvd.  We need to meet a minimum $100, pre tax, in order to get any benefit from it.  So, please share this flyer with friends and family and on your social media.
Thanks!

Click here for the flyer:
Panda_Express_Dine_Out_Flyer.pdf


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Registration ends Feb. 13th!
Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


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!

1/31/21

Second Semester Begins

2nd Semester begins this week!

Traditionally, we have met in separate concert bands with each director. We will continue to do that but will also exercise flexibility in our ensembles to give ourselves the opportunity to explore alternative ensembles based on who is in-person and who is in Zoom. Our main focus this semester will be improvement in individual musicianship/skill level while attempting to have ensemble rehearsals. This will be a great time for all of our members to find areas to improve upon and to build on those skills. We look forward to a great 2nd semester!


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Placements

If you haven’t done so already, please see the Concert Band Placements PDF’s in the Marching Band Google Classroom. All students who have completed the Concert Band Audition Video have been placed into one of the Concert Bands. Both groups will be sharing musical repertoire while playing level-based music as well. This week, all students will be placed in the “Wind Ensemble” course for 0 period even if you have been assigned to the Symphonic Band. 

Rosters will be split between the directors as follows:
All Students are enrolled in 0 period “Wind Ensemble”

 Actual Band: Wind Ensemble, Mr. Samson
Actual Band: Symphonic Band, Mr. Vrooman


Monday and Tuesday 0 period

All in-person students will meet together in the Zone.

All remote students will use the Samson Zoom link as usual.


Zoom Presence

For all students who are on Zoom, please continue to take the following steps and suggestions to help with your online presence. Doing so will help us as teachers connect with you, to monitor your engagement, and to see that you are involved.

  1. Please be framed well on your screen with your instrument/equipment. 
    • Most of you have a nice forehead, but that’s not what we want to see.
    • Watching your ceiling fan makes us dizzy. Please don’t make us dizzy.
  2. Adjust your lighting so that we can see you. 
    • I appreciate different colored light bulbs but only when I am at a theme park or at the club. Please use standard lighting or the sun during Zoom.
    • Being in a pitch-black room isn’t conducive to learning. Turn your lights on.
  3. Be involved in the chat when asked and fill out Google Forms.
    • I have seen you text. I know you can type. Use the chat.
    • Google Forms/Docs is in style. Use them. This is the way.

 If I think of more suggestions, I’ll add them to this list next week. Looking forward to more Zoom time with all of my favorite students!


Winter Percussion and Winter Guard

Please refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Color Guard Fundraiser

Save the Date!

Feb. 10th- 10am-10pm

We’ve scheduled another dine out fundraiser for Band and Color Guard! This time it’s at  the Panda Express at Lakeview & Yorba Linda Blvd.

Click here for the flyer:
Panda_Express_Dine_Out_Flyer.pdf


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

There are just 15 days left to sign up!
Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


1/24/21

Finals Week!

It’s hard to believe but we are at the end of our semester!  Finals are this week so please be aware of the schedule. We will not have a “Finals Test” for Band or Color Guard. However, we will still be holding class as scheduled this week. We will have activities that you will be graded on based on your participation. We look forward to seeing you there!


SCSBOA Recognition

This weekend I was the recipient of the “Gold Award” from the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA). This award has recognized excellence in music education for at least 10 years. It was truly an honor to receive this award and to be recognized among my peers. However, I cannot go on without saying THANK YOU to the students, staff, boosters, and families who believed in my vision and who worked so tirelessly by my side. You are a huge part of this award. I am forever appreciative of you and honored to be a part of this program. 

 Thank you, 
Mr. Samson


Zoom Presence

For all students who are on Zoom, please continue to take the following steps and suggestions to help with your online presence. Doing so will help us as teachers connect with you, to monitor your engagement, and to see that you are involved.

  1. Please be framed well on your screen with your instrument/equipment. 
    • Most of you have a nice forehead, but that’s not what we want to see.
    • Watching your ceiling fan makes us dizzy. Please don’t make us dizzy.
  2. Adjust your lighting so that we can see you. 
    • I appreciate different colored light bulbs but only when I am at a theme park or at the club. Please use standard lighting or the sun during Zoom.
    • Being in a pitch-black room isn’t conducive to learning. Turn your lights on.
  3. Be involved in the chat when asked and fill out Google Forms.
    • I have seen you text. I know you can type. Use the chat.
    • Google Forms/Docs is in style. Use them. This is the way.

 If I think of more suggestions, I’ll add them to this list next week. Looking forward to more Zoom time with all of my favorite students!


Winter Percussion and Winter Guard

Please refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


Finances

If you have not completed making your Marching Band Fair-Share payments, please keep making payments… the money you provide will allow us to continue to provide the support you have come to expect and the students deserve.

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.
ClickHere: http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


Color Guard Fundraiser

Save the Date!

Feb. 10th- 10am-10pm

We’ve scheduled another dine out fundraiser for Band and Color Guard! This time it’s at  the Panda Express at Lakeview & Yorba Linda Blvd.

Click here for the flyer:
Panda_Express_Dine_Out_Flyer.pdf


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic

1/17/21

No School Monday!

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, there is no school on Monday, January 18. Enjoy some extra time off but please take a moment to be grateful for all that you have. I am truly thankful to be a part of a program and activity that allows students from all walks of life to thrive and to experience success. I look forward to the day when we can all be together again and do what we do! In the meantime, thank you to all for your continued support.


Zoom Presence

For all students who are on Zoom, please continue to take the following steps and suggestions to help with your online presence. Doing so will help us as teachers connect with you, to monitor your engagement, and to see that you are involved.

  1. Please be framed well on your screen with your instrument/equipment. 
    • Most of you have a nice forehead, but that’s not what we want to see.
    • Watching your ceiling fan makes us dizzy. Please don’t make us dizzy.
  2. Adjust your lighting so that we can see you. 
    • I appreciate different colored light bulbs but only when I am at a theme park or at the club. Please use standard lighting or the sun during Zoom.
    • Being in a pitch-black room isn’t conducive to learning. Turn your lights on.
  3. Be involved in the chat when asked and fill out Google Forms.
    • I have seen you text. I know you can type. Use the chat.
    • Google Forms/Docs is in style. Use them. This is the way.

 If I think of more suggestions, I’ll add them to this list next week. Looking forward to more Zoom time with all of my favorite students! 


Finances

This past year has been tough on all of us in different ways. The loss of the “normal” is our biggest loss. In a traditional school year, all Marching Band fees would have been paid by now. I’m writing to let you know a large portion of the Marching Band have not completed paying their Fair-Share for this year.

We have moved on to the Winter and Spring groups, but the missing funds from the Marching Season is greatly impacting what the Boosters can do to pay the staff, and provide the best experience for our students during this time.

If you have not completed making your Marching Band Fair-Share payments, please keep making payments… the money you provide will allow us to continue to provide the support you have come to expect and the students deserve.

The Fair-Share for Winter Guard, and Winter Drum Line is now coming due please keep up with these, as you work to complete the marching Fair-Share.

Payments can be made via PayPal, check or Venmo.  Please contact me at finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions.

Regards,
Ken Ostaszewski


0 Period This Week

We will continue this week as we have this past week. 

Color Guard will continue with staff and Band will continue with Samson and Vrooman. 


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


Winter Percussion

Winter Percussion continues this week.

Rehearsal – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm
 


Winter Guard

Winter Guard Rehearsals this week!

Virtual Team: Tuesday3pm-5pm on Zoom

All:  Wednesday3pm-5pm: In-person at ElDo, Virtual on Zoom


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

1/10/21

Wrapping Up the Semester

It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of the semester. Connecting with each and every one of you has been challenging, but we are doing our best given the situation. I encourage you to keep engaging in class, whether in-person or remote, and to continue to develop your performance skills by practicing.  

DON’T WAIT TO BE MOTIVATED!! Sometimes, especially now, motivation won’t always be there. You just have to get going! Get out your instrument and practice. Go in the back yard and spin your flag. Find a YouTube music backing track to play along to. Once you “get going”, you will find MOTIVATION within yourself!

Trust me on this one, I go through it every day….
 


Finances

We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair ShareContribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due.  

You can send in a check with your child to the Black Box in the Band Room, pay via Venmo- @ElDorado-BandBoosters, or via PayPal, etc. Please email finance@eldoradoband.com if you have any questions regarding your account. 


0 Period This Week

We will continue this week as we have this past week. 

Color Guard will continue with staff and Band will continue with Samson and Vrooman. 


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great gift for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.
 

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100


If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


Winter Percussion

Winter Percussion continues this week.

Rehearsal – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm
 


Winter Guard

Winter Guard Rehearsals this week!

In-Person Team: Monday5pm-8pm at ElDo

Virtual Team: Tuesday3pm-5pm on Zoom

All:  Wednesday3pm-5pm: In-person at ElDo, Virtual on Zoom


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


Color Guard

Our next Savers clothing drive is January 16th.  The trailer will be located at:

4882 Sanbert, Placentia

Drop off bags beginning 1/9th and place next to trailer.   Clothes, linens, pillows, blankets, towels, jeans, jackets, shoes.  Please No furniture, toys or electronics 

Thanks! 

Cheryl Redfearn, Team Mom
El Dorado Guard 2020-2021
eldoguard@gmail.com
cell (714)300-3191


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Scrip

DEADLINE for PHYSICAL CARDS TONIGHT (1/10) at 9pm

Orders placed tonight by 9pm will be delivered/ready for pickup on FRIDAY, 1/15, or SATURDAY, 1/16

eScrip may be purchased 24/7 and will be received within minutes.

If you aren’t already using SCRIP please consider

how your everyday purchases of gas and 

groceries can help you meet your Fair Share!

  Please let me know if you would like help – we could meet in person or virtually to get your account set up.    

Once your account it set up, 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

  Visit shopwithscrip.com to get started today!!!  

Contact scrip@eldoradoband.com to get started 
In your email please include:
 1. Your name
2. Your connection to the El Dorado B&CG- child/grandchild or friend/neighbor in the program?
3. Name of El Dorado B&CG member. 
4. And finally – are they in Band (plus instrument) or Color Guard?

I encourage you to add to your circle of earnings.  Your family and friends buying the things they buy everyday can help you and the El Dorado B&CG reach critical fundraising goals.  

Thanks!  Lori 714-325-9395
scrip@eldoradoband.com


Venmo and PayPal

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.

Click Here:
http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

1/3/21

Welcome Back to School!

We hope you enjoyed your Winter Break, found some time to celebrate the holidays, and got some rest! 

We continue this week with our Hybrid Schedule. Communication from the district has gone out via email regarding a safe return. Please be sure to review that information. 


0 period this week

Check out this Schedule for this week

Band

DayEnsembleIn-Person ZoneZoom Link
MondayAll Students TogetherCohort A – Staff LotAll on Samson Link
TuesdayFrosh/Soph w/Vrooman
Junior/Senior w/Samson
Frosh/Soph – Staff Lot
Junior/Senior – Band Room Patio
F/S – Vrooman Link
J/S – Samson Link
WednesdayAll remoteNAAll on Samson Link
ThursdayAll Students TogetherCohort B – Staff LotAll on Samson Link
FridayFrosh/Soph w/Vrooman
Junior/Senior w/Samson
Frosh/Soph – Staff Lot
Junior/Senior – Band Room Patio
F/S – Vrooman Link
J/S – Samson Link

Color Guard
Color Guard will meet in the Raya Gym for 0 and 1st period this week. Alyssa Citero will make accommodations for social distancing during rehearsal and safe practices. 


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great Christmas present for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.
 

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100

If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


Winter Percussion

Winter Percussion continues this week.

Rehearsal – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


Color Guard

Our next Savers clothing drive is January 16th.  The trailer will be located at:

4882 Sanbert, Placentia

Drop off bags beginning 1/9th and place next to trailer.   Clothes, linens, pillows, blankets, towels, jeans, jackets, shoes.  Please No furniture, toys or electronics 

Thanks! 

Cheryl Redfearn, Team Mom
El Dorado Guard 2020-2021
eldoguard@gmail.com
cell (714)300-3191


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 

Please share with family, friends, and the community!


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k


Help A Hawk

Here are the Help a Hawk PDFs that you can use to mail or email to friends, family, and businesses asking for their support of our Band and Color Guard.  Donations can be made to go to the general fund or to benefit your child’s personal account to help pay for their fair-share.

Click on these links for the PDFs:

Help a Hawk Cover Letter

Help a Hawk Friends and Family Donation Request
Help a Hawk Business Donation Request
Help a Hawk Donor Tiers


Venmo and PayPal

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.

Click Here:
http://www.eldoradoband.com/paypal

12/13/20



One more week before Winter Break!

Let’s have fun!

We will continue to work on Holiday Tunes during class. We also encourage everyone, whether on In-Person or on Zoom, to partake in the “Week of Winter” Dress-Up days.
Here they are…

 Monday and Thursday 

Dress “Cozy”: pjs, sweaters, beanies, onesies, etc ….


 

 Tuesday and Friday 

Dress “Festive”: Holiday costumes, ugly sweaters, etc…

_____________________

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.

Juniors/Seniors, log into Samson’s Zoom and report to the new zone by the Band Room


Gruv Gear Fundraiser

“Gruv Gear” is a company that designs and makes products for professional musicians. Mr. Samson has been an endorsed artist with them for several years, and they have supported our program. They recently donated Guitar Gig Bags to our program for us to sell as a fundraiser, and we get to keep 100% of the proceeds. Money raised will help support the Winter Percussion Program.

These would make a great Christmas present for you or a guitar playing family member or friend! These are pro gig bags and the prices are 50% off the Gruv Gear price online.
 

Gruv Gear Sliver – Electric Guitar $75

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Electric Guitar $100

Gruv Gear Gig Blade – Acoustic Guitar $100

If you are interested, please email Mr. Samson!

esamson@pylusd.org 


Winter Percussion

Winter Percussion continues this week.

Rehearsal – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


Holiday Basket Extravaganza

Happy Holiday Band Families! Ways & Means is calling “ALL HANDS ON DECK”.. We’ve got a GREAT evening planned for Monday, Dec. 21st. We’ll be doing our Gift Basket Bonanza virtually this year! We need YOUR help in spreading the word, selling tickets (click on link below), donating anything that can be used in our gift baskets, or by helping make a basket! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to find out how you can help make this year’s event successful! Thanks so much for all your help & support!! Go Hawks.. 

Click here for the informational flyer with dates, times, and ticket information:
Gift Basket Bonanza 2020 Flyer

Thanks,
Lisa
Ways and Means
waysandmeans@eldoradoband.com


Holiday Baskets Donations Needed

We are looking for donations of items to help build our baskets for the event above.  Gift cards, individual items – cooking/kitchen tools, goodies, household decor, holiday themed items, games, books – the sky’s the limit on what you can donate.  If you want to create and donate a finished gift basket, we would love that, too.  Everything and anything will be used and appreciated.
All donations can be mailed or dropped off to:

Dee Alig
4822 Wisteria Dr.
Yorba Linda 92886

***Or call 760-963-7630 and we can pick up*** 


Thank you!


And the Beat Goes On 5k Fundraiser 


EDHS Band and Color Guard is hosting our first ever 5k fun run taking place February 21-27, 2021. This virtual event is for all ages, and because we’re virtual, you can participate from anywhere!  We’d love for you to sign up for our event, the cost is $40 and includes a race t-shirt and participant medal. To participate, or donate, please follow the link below. All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band and Color Guard program.

Web link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Placentia/AndtheBeatGoesOn5k

Please share with family, friends, and the community!


Help A Hawk

Here are the Help a Hawk PDFs that you can use to mail or email to friends, family, and businesses asking for their support of our Band and Color Guard.  Donations can be made to go to the general fund or to benefit your child’s personal account to help pay for their fair-share.

Click on these links for the PDFs:

Help a Hawk Cover Letter

Help a Hawk Friends and Family Donation Request
Help a Hawk Business Donation Request


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.


12/6/20

2 more weeks!

Two more weeks until Winter Break! Over the next two weeks, we will continue to work on Holiday Tunes in both Concert Band and Jazz Band while Color Guard and Winter Percussion continue to prepare for their Spring Seasons. Please take time to practice the Holiday Tunes that were posted in Google Classroom.

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.

______________________

Booster Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 87:30 pm

All Parents, please join us for our December Booster Meeting via Zoom. The link to the meeting will be emailed prior to the meeting.



General Information

Masks, Face Shields, Bell Covers

Please be sure to bring the Personal Protective Equipment that the district has provided for you. We will continue to use these items as we rehearse music in-person.

Class Information/Meeting Places
0 PeriodConcert 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

Winter Percussion continues this week.

Rehearsal – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic
 


Holiday Baskets Donations Needed

We will be hosting our annual Holiday Basket Fundraiser soon.  The event will be virtual this year.  More information on this event will be sent out as soon as the details have been finalized.  Meanwhile, we are looking for donations of items to help build our baskets.  Gift cards, individual items – cooking/kitchen tools, goodies, household decor, holiday themed items, games, books, the sky’s the limit on what you can donate.  If you want to create and donate a finished gift basket, we would love that, too.  Everything and anything will be used and appreciated.
All donations can be mailed or dropped off to:

Dee Alig
4822 Wisteria Dr.
Yorba Linda 92886

***Or call 760-963-7630 and we can pick up*** 


Thank you!


 See’s Candies Holiday Fundraiser Update 

The See’s Fundraiser has Ended
Thank you to everyone who purchased See’s Candies and/or shared the link with friends and loved ones.  You helped raise $1024.50 for our band’s general fund, and some of you earned money to go toward your fair-share, which ultimately helps the band, as well.  We appreciate the support and hope you and your loved ones enjoy your goodies!

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, contact
Christine Bartlett at
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net

Thank you!


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 News

Already using Scrip to meet your Fair Share?

Upcoming order Deadlines for physical cards*
due Dec. 8th noon/ delivery Dec. 18th
 due Jan. 5th noon/ delivery Jan. 15th  

*eScrip may be purchased 24/7

_____________________________________

Not using Scrip?

Consider how your holiday shopping/everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share and help our El Dorado Band and Color Guard.
Please read on……..

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

  Visit shopwithscrip.com to get started today!!!  

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?
3. Name of Eldo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard?


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 their fair-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.  
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 Band & Color Guard reach critical fundraising goals.  

Blessings,
Lori
scrip@eldoradoband.com

11/29/20

Welcome Back

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break! We are back at it this week as we enter the Holiday Season. We will begin reading Holiday Concert Music this week. Music Files/pdfs have been uploaded to 0 period Google Classroom. All Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion should download the appropriate files. 

Holiday Performances

As of right now, the district has asked us to put all plans on hold for any type of holiday performances, whether in-person or live-streamed, due to local and state guidelines regarding Covid-19. We will continue to work with our district to find ways to make this happen and will keep all notified as details become available.

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.

______________________

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

Please be sure to bring the Personal Protective Equipment that the district has provided for you. We will continue to use these items as we rehearse music in-person.

Class Information/Meeting Places
0 PeriodConcert 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

Winter Percussion kicks off this week!

Auditions/First Meeting – Tuesday3pm-6pm

Battery Sectional – Wednesday, 3pm-5pm

Rehearsal – Friday, 3pm-6pm


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


 See’s Candies Holiday Fundraiser 

The See’s Fundraiser is up and running!

The sale started November 21st and goes thru December 4th, 2020.

We are doing this fundraiser online and contactless due to COVID concerns. Now, friends and family can easily place their own orders to be shipped directly to their homes using the link below.

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard39/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot7934

You will get 50% of the profit on the Mini Bells & Holly Assortment Box and the Winter Wonderland Box.  On all of the other items, your profit will be 20%.

Shipping:
orders under $35 = $6.95; orders $35 – $65 = $4.95; orders over $65 = free

*They accept credit cards and PayPal*

If you want your proceeds to go to your child’s Charms account, all you have to do is forward the order confirmation email See’s sends you to Christine Bartlett at:

csbartlett@sbcglobal.net

Let her know that you would like the profit from your order to go toward your child’s fair share- include your child’s first and last name.  Don’t forget to tell family and friends who place their own orders through the link to do the same.

***If you still owe for Marching season, your profit will be applied to that fair-share before it can be allocated to Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, or Jazz fair-shares.

If you would like your See’s profits to go to the Band general fund, you don’t need to send anything to Christine.  It will be automatically applied to the general fund, which the band would greatly appreciate.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, contact
Christine Bartlett at
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net

Thank you!


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 News

Already using Scrip to meet your Fair Share?

Upcoming order Deadlines for physical cards*
due Dec. 1st noon/ delivery Dec. 11th
due Dec. 8th noon/ delivery Dec. 18th
 due Jan. 5th noon/ delivery Jan. 15th  

*eScrip may be purchased 24/7

_____________________________________

Not using Scrip?

Consider how your holiday shopping/everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share and help our El Dorado Band and Color Guard.
Please read on……..

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

  Visit shopwithscrip.com to get started today!!!  

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?
3. Name of Eldo BCG member. 
4. And finally – band (plus instrument) or color guard?


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 their fair-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.  
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 Band & Color Guard reach critical fundraising goals.  

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

11/22/20

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Break is upon us and I’m sure you are looking forward to some well deserved time off. This year brought us new challenges, but I am very grateful to have still been involved with all of our students, staff, and boosters regardless of the situation. I hope that you find time to relax and enjoy your break with your family. We have much to be thankful for so don’t be afraid to express your gratitude to each other.

 Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! 

(We will create a Thanksgiving photo album in BandApp!)


 Practice!

I highly recommend that you find time to practice your instrument or color guard skills. We have worked hard to keep our “chops” up and taking a week off would not be great for your progress! And when I say practice, I mean practice for fun! Play some etudes. Spin your rifle. Do it for the joy of your skill! Not a lot of people can do what you do!! 


Holiday Music

Jazz Bands have already received Holiday Music to work on. We will be uploading holiday music for the Concert Bands in Google Classroom on Monday. Check it out and get a head start on it!


Instagram

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

@eldoradoinstrumentalmusic


 See’s Candies Holiday Fundraiser 

The See’s Fundraiser is up and running!

The sale starts
November 21st and goes thru December 4th, 2020.

We are doing this fundraiser online and contactless due to COVID concerns. Now, friends and family can easily place their own orders to be shipped directly to their homes using the link below.

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/eldb_el_dorado_band__color_guard39/candy?h=Chr_Bar3874&c=ot7934

You will get 50% of the profit on the Mini Bells & Holly Assortment Box and the Winter Wonderland Box.  On all of the other items, your profit will be 20%.

Shipping:
orders under $35 = $6.95; orders $35 – $65 = $4.95; orders over $65 = free

*They accept credit cards and PayPal*

If you want your proceeds to go to your child’s Charms account, all you have to do is forward the order confirmation email See’s sends you to Christine Bartlett at:

csbartlett@sbcglobal.net

Let her know if you would like the profit from your order to go toward your child’s fair share- include your child’s first and last name.  Don’t forget to tell family and friends who place their own orders through the link to do the same.

***If you still owe for Marching season, your profit will be applied to that fair-share before it can be allocated to Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, or Jazz fair-shares.

If you would like your See’s profits to go to the Band general fund, you don’t need to send anything to Christine.  It will be automatically applied to the general fund, which the band would greatly appreciate.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, contact
Christine Bartlett at
csbartlett@sbcglobal.net

Thank you and have a great Thanksgiving!


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!
 
Let's Go Hawks!

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.

____________________________________________

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
________________________________

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. 
____________________________________________

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 
____________________________________________________________ 

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!
____________________________________________________________ 

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.
___________________________________ 

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! 

____________________________________________________________ 

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

___________________________________________________________________

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”. 

______________________________________________________

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.
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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.  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!
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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

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.
________________________________________________________

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– @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