Land of Band – 5.20.19

Land of Band and Color Guard

A Few Weeks Left
As slowly approach the end of the school year, I would like to encourage all of our students to keep practicing their instruments/color guard skills to not only prepare for upcoming performances, but to prepare for the fall season. Being a performer is a never-ending journey and we are already excited about next year’s group.
To my seniors… Don’t count down the days to graduation. Make the days count!
Attention: FRESHMAN!!!
All 9th graders who were in Marching Band must complete the Physical Fitness testing this week. PE Teacher Shan Lawson will be administering the tests beginning Monday.
If you are on an athletic team and completed your Physical Fitness testing with them, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN!
Please see the following:
Monday 0 period
All Freshman Girls, report to the PE Classroom in athletic type clothes at 6:55a.
All Freshman Boys, we will send you to the PE Classroom when the girls are finished. You can be in street clothes.
Tuesday 0 period
All Freshman Boys, report to the PE Classroom in athletic type clothes at 6:55a.
“Fall Member Rehearsal”
We had a huge turnout for our Fall Member Rehearsal! It looks like the band will experience another growth spurt, mostly in part by the growth of our Color Guard!
We are really excited for next year’s group. Our show “Hearts of Stone” is shaping up to be very artistic, musical, and entertaining!
If you know anyone who is thinking about joining or is on the fence about being in band, encourage them to speak to me. It’s going to be another amazing year!
Jazz Auditions
Jazz Auditions are being held during class time on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Audition material was handed out a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to hearing everyone and placing student in the jazz bands.
Jazz Master Concert
May 31, 7p
PAC – General Admission: $10
Join us on Friday May 31 for the 8th annual “Jazz Master Concert” in the PAC.
Our 2019 Jazz Master is trumpeter
Bijon Watson!
Bijon is a professional trumpet player and educator who has performed with some of the best big bands in the world including the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the John Daversa Big Band, and many many more. He has performed, recorded, and toured with artists such as Natalie Cole, Justin Timberlake, Michael Buble, and Lady Gaga.
Bijon will perform with all three of our Jazz Bands. Tickets are on sale now. Please see any jazz band member or Mr. Samson for a ticket! Tickets will also be sold at the ticket booth at the event!
Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Events
(not including weekly rehearsals)
Performance times will be updated as they are confirmed.
Performance time does not include call time, set-up time, etc.

DateEnsembleEventLocationPerf. Time
May 31All Jazz BandsJMCPAC7p
June 4Concert BandsSpring ConcertPAC7p
June 7EveryoneBand BanquetPhoenix Club6p
June 12Jazz 2Graduation GigBradford Stadium6p

Here’s What’s Up for This Week
0 period
Wind Ensemble – lunch shelter (no instruments)
Symphonic/Concert Band – Band Room
Guard in gym
Jazz Auditions, during class
0 period
Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic/Concert Band – Band Room
Guard in gym
Jazz Auditions, during class
0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater
Guard in gym
0 period
Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic/Concert Band – Band Room
Guard in gym
0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater
Guard in gym



Gift Card Quartermania –
June 1, 10-11:30
at the Backs Building
– Kraemer Park –

Quartermania Flyer

Hold your spot by emailing 
or text messaging her at 714-696-1552. 

Gift cards in any denomination now being accepted in the Black Box.
Please use the SignUp Genius link below and share it freely!

Don’t miss out on this super fun event!


on Friday, June 7, 2019
at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim

Click below for the
Ticket Order Form

The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Friday, May 31st
Please help your planning volunteers by submitting your ticket orders early!

For our new band members out there, the Band Banquet is an event that all students and their families alike will not want to miss – it a great time for the students to be recognized for their participation, reminisce with friends about the past year, eat some good food and say good-bye to our seniors, among other things.  Don’t miss out on this fun evening and help us keep planning under control by purchasing your tickets early!

Please contact Gayle Cooper at with any questions!

SENIORS/ SENIOR PARENTS!!We have received a few Senior Bios, but not all of them, and we need them for the yearbook!  Please complete your Senior Bio for the yearbook and return it to the black box or ASAP.  Thank you! 

This is a fun way to commemorate your time with the band!


We are sponsoring a pre-concert gift basket fundraiser with a twist!  Instead of pre-selling tickets, we will be selling tickets prior to the concert.  Patrons will place tickets into the baskets they want to win!

We are looking for your talents to create your own basket or provide a gift certificate/gift card or a cash donation to create a basket experience. 

Please share your donations by June 3rd.  Use the link below to sign up.

As always, thank you for your support!


Fairshare/Drumline/Jazz:  For anyone who has not yet paid – in full –  for their fairshare, drumline or jazz, please work on paying the remainder of your balance over the next two months.  The school year is quickly coming to an end.  In order to keep these programs running next year at this same level, we need to cover all our expenses this year and we are not able to do that without everyone’s help. We are currently short in covering this year’s costs.   If we cannot cover all our expenses, we will be forced to cut-back on our program going forward.  Emails / Letters will be going out with specific account information.

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870