Land of Band – 6.12.17

Land of Band and Color Guard
Thank you…
Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Concert last week. I am very proud of how far we have come musically this year and both Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble demonstrated that growth during their performances.
Thank you to all who attended the Band Banquet on Friday evening at the Phoenix Club. It was a wonderful and memorable evening. It is always a great reminder of how much this program means to different people in different ways.
A special thank you to Vice President Gayle Cooper for organizing the event, to Carrie Pipkin for putting together the video, to Jim Parks for bringing the photo booth, and to all of our amazing parents who decorated and set-up for the evening. You guys never cease to amaze me.
Last Week of School!
As we enter our last week of school, we will be wrapping up this year while preparing for next year. Here’s what is happening…
Normal 0 period – late start
All 2017 Band Council, meeting in the Theater
The rest of the band in the Band Room, we will be playing.
Last 0 period of the year.
We will be playing.
First period, school instrument check-in/out and clean the band room.
No 0 period
Period 2 and 3 Finals
Evening: Graduation! Jazz 2 performs
No 0 period
Period 4 and 5 Finals
Non-Student Day
Please take home ALL personal belongings. Anything left behind will be thrown away!
Upcoming Events…

This does not include Color Guard or Percussion rehearsals
already scheduled by your instructors.


June 14                 Graduation, Jazz 2 performs
June 21                 “Intro to Fall” Rehearsal, 8a-1p
July 19                   Check-up Rehearsal, 8a-1p
Aug 10-11               New Member/Leader Camp
Aug 14-18               Band Camp Week 1
Aug 21-26               Band Camp Week 2



I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the Banquet this year.  It comes together due the hard work and coordinated efforts of many.  I want to thank the following people for their important parts in bringing things together to make for a great evening:

Shari and Dan Chaney and the Decorating Committee
Kevin and Tina Lyons
Carrie Pipkin
Todd and Brenda Emrick

Your efforts and support were invaluable and very much appreciated!
Thank you all for everything!




Your Booster Club qualifies as one of the 18 arts-related Booster Clubs registered in PYLUSD. 
The R.E.A.C.H. Foundation is extending an invitation for you to participate in a new fundraiser aptly named “Boost Your Fundraising.”
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) Seat Dedication program is THE fundraiser that supplies the dollars that enables R.E.A.C.H. to enrich the arts in our school district. A high percentage of the seat dedications celebrate the middle and high school graduates/alumni from the performing arts programs. R.E.A.C.H. would like to support the Boosters of these talented students, through the Seat Dedication program in our district Performing Arts Center. 
From March 1 through June 30, 2017, 25% of a Seat Dedication purchase price will be gifted to 
YOUR performing arts registered Booster Club.

We recommend to set up your participation before May 1, 2017
To participate: 
Provide the name and contact of your Booster Club board member/s (either President, Treasurer or Ways and Means),
Once a contact is established:

You decide the level and length of your promotion. Your Booster Club will receive promotional tools (flyer- pdf format, Boost You Fundraising website/email/facebook insert jpg format)

Your Booster Club’s name will be listed on a “pull down tab” within the online PAC Seat Dedication purchase process. Anyone making a Seat Dedication purchase can opt to select a Booster Club to support.
Seat Dedication prices are based on seat location in the Performing Arts Center
Front Row – $1,000 (25% = a $250 donation) 
 Orchestra Section – $500 (25% = $125 donation)
Mezzanine Center Section – $300 (25% = $75 donation)
 House Side Sections – $150 (25% = $37.50 donation)
Let’s Boost YOUR Fundraising!
Debi Grant – R.E.A.C.H. Foundation Performing Arts Chair (714) 232-9425
Visit for more information about the Performing Arts Center Seat Dedication 

This is not a PYLUSD sponsored event


All Ralph’s shoppers can earn money toward their student’s account every time they shop! Simply sign up for your reward card at, and swipe your card with every purchase. At the end of each quarter, send in your earnings statement from your on-line account to the Treasurer (, and your earnings will be credited to your student’s account. You can also ask friends and family to link their cards to El Dorado Band & Color Guard and send in their earning statements as well! To ensure that our organization continues to receive the benefits of the Ralphs Rewards program, our supporters will need to register and/or re-register as quickly as possible on or after September 1, 2016.

UnitedScrip is a program that allows band supporters to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers and restaurants including Amazon, Best Buy, iTunes, Arco, Albertsons, Macy’s, Wendy’s, Subway, Target and more. Supporters get to spend 100% of the amount they paid for the gift card. The retailer pays the band a percentage of each gift card sold. The percentage varies from retailer to retailer, but ranges from 1% to 50%. Family and friends can help out by including their order with yours.  

If you have any questions about the Scrip program, please contact the
Scrip Coordinator at

Thank you for doing all you can do to help support our kids in the
El Doard Marching Band and Colorguard!

Scrip orders will be accepted again on the first and third Mondays of the month.


Attention all Amazon users, even Prime members! Amazon provides a way for you to donate to the El Dorado Band & Colorguard with every purchase you make.

Simply log in to using your normal Amazon log-in account name and password. All your account information will be there, just like your normal Amazon account, and your Amazon Prime benefits work on this website as well. The first time you log-in this way, it will ask you to designate your beneficiary. Select “El Dorado High School Band Boosters” (make sure it’s the one in Placentia, CA, not Texas!), and at the end of your purchase transaction, it will give you the following message confirmation:

Amazon will make a donation to El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc.  To support this charitable organization, always shop at   Additional information can be found at:

Amazon will give the El Dorado Band Boosters 0.5% of all purchases registered to our group! (This is a general fundraiser; Amazon does not keep track of individual user purchases.) 
So please shop at and support the Band & Colorguard!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870