Land of Band – 5.22.17

Land of Band and Color Guard
Summer is in sight…
The end of the year is upon us. Although we still have a couple of big concerts left plus the band banquet, we have been working hard preparing for next year’s group. It’s a never-ending story for us!
I hope that you can join us for the Jazz Master Concert and Spring Concert. Both will be great concerts! Please scroll down for more information.
Upcoming Events
(this does not include practices/rehearsals/etc…)

June 2                   Jazz Master Concert, PAC
June 6                   Spring Concert, PAC
June 9                   Band Banquet at The Phoenix Club
June 14                  Jazz 2 at EDHS Graduation, Bradford Stadium

Percussion Clinics
Percussion clinics/auditions will be taking place over the next two weeks. All students interested in being in the Percussion section must attend the following clinics/auditions.
Auditions: Wednesday, May 24 – 3p-6p
Jazz Auditions
Jazz Auditions will be taking place during class time on…
Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23.
6th Annual
“Jazz Master Concert”
June 2, 7p
Performance Art Center
General Admission – $10
All proceeds support the instrumental music program
This annual event gives our current jazz students the opportunity to perform with a professional musician who has had a significant career in Jazz.
This year, we will be featuring our 2017 Jazz Master Bruce Babad on Saxophone! Bruce is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Fullerton College and continues to be relevant in the professional jazz scene. Over the years, he has performed with legendary artists ranging from Dizzy Gilespie, Mel Lewis, Barry Manilow, The Tempations, The Four Tops, and Natalie Cole.
All 3 Jazz Bands will be performing with Bruce and this will surely be a musical and memorable night!
Tickets are now on sale.
You can purchase them from any El Dorado Jazz Student
You can purchase tickets directly from Mr. Samson

Spring Concert
June 6, 7p
Performing Arts Center
General Admission: $5
All proceeds support the instrumental music program
Join us for our last performance of the year!
The Band and Orchestra will be presenting their Spring Concert in the PAC.
Performing groups will include:
Symphonic Band
Symphony Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Here’s what’s up for this week…
0 Period
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Band Room
Guard with Staff
Jazz Auditions during class
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Wind Ensemble, Band Room
Symphonic Band, Theater
Guard with Staff
Jazz Auditions during class
0 Period
Wind Ensemble, Theater
Symphonic Band, Band Room
Guard with Staff
Afterschool: Percussion Auditions
0 Period
Wind Ensemble, Band Room
Symphonic Band, Theater
Guard with Staff
0 Period
Wind Ensemble, Band Room
Symphonic Band, Theater
Guard with Staff


2017-2018 Booster President Position Available

The Nominating Committee received multiple nominations for just a couple of candidates, and one candidate has accepted the nomination – thank you Brenda King!  And the organization is quite lucky to also have a very qualified candidate step up to fill Brenda’s shoes in her current Treasurer position – thank you Kristan Beckman!

Please come to a brief General Booster Special Meeting on May 21st to vote Brenda and Kristan in to their respective positions.

The meeting will be
this Tuesday, May 21st
at 7:00pm in the Band Room.

The meeting should be very brief, with the only order of business being the vote.  Thank you for coming out to help us complete this important order of business!

The Banquet Committee is working very hard to get our yearbook and end of year DVDs ready to  send if off to be mass produced in time for the banquet.  Friday, May 26th is our deadline – we’ll be completing our work over the holiday weekend and sending our master copies out to be reproduced.

The following students haven’t submitted their questionnaires, which we’d like to have for the final yearbook:
Castro, Corteal, DiPasqua, Ficken, Gunter, Himes, Stampfli, Zuniga,
Thank you,
Ms. Pipkin


This year, our yearbook will have pages available for Senior Shout-Outs!  Quarter-page Shout-Outs may be purchased for $20 each.  The deadline for Shout-Out submission is this Friday, May 26th.  Please submit your Shout-Out message and payment to the black box no later than 3pm.  Shout-Out messages may also be emailed to, but payment must be received in the Black Box by the deadline.

The deadline for the $42 ticket price is this Friday!!!

Please join us for this year’s Band Banquet
on Friday, June 9, 2016
at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim

Ticket orders for the banquet have been received from the following students:

Arneal Ayala Bangert Beckman(2) Burns(2) Campos Charlton DiMario Edwards Emrick Gorny Grenon King Kish Lee Li Nickel Patel Riddle Solheid Stampfli Tran Trinh Witmer Wolf

If you purchased tickets and your name is NOT on this list, please contact Brenda King at right away.  

Let’s all of the rest of us be sure to get our ticket orders in this week!  
 We would like EVERY STUDENT to attend and celebrate this great year!

Ticket Order form Submission Deadlines and Pricing:  

                                                                Price per Person,              
Deadline                                    including students
Friday, May 26th                                               $42
May 30 through June 2                                       $47

Ticket Order Form

Please turn in order forms and payment to the black box.
If you have any questions about the banquet, please contact Gayle Cooper at

Please note that we will submit final attendance numbers to the Phoenix Club on June 2nd for table arrangement planning.  We cannot guarantee there will be space available for late ticket purchases, so please don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!

If you believe you have a balance in your account that you can use toward your banquet ticket purchase, but aren’t sure how much, please email and request an account balance for your student.

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!


Thanks for your participation!


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