Land of Band – 1.14.19

Land of Band and Color Guard
Disneyland and Auditions
Thank you all for a great day at Disneyland. It was fun to be back to perform in the park and to be able to spend time with friends. Thank you to all of our chaperones and Men In Black who helped make the day possible!
Fun Fact: We can fit on 4 buses if many of our students sit 3 to a seat! Now we know…
Auditions for Concert Band placements are this week. Please scroll down for more information.
Upcoming Events (not including weekly rehearsals)

January 14-18                Concert Band Auditions
February 12                   Booster Meeting
March 12                        Booster Meeting
April 9                           Booster Meeting
May 14                          Booster Meeting

Stay tuned to next weeks “Land of Band” where I will update the “Upcoming Events” section with all of our Winter and Spring Events.
Concert Band Auditions
January 14-18
Concert Band Auditions begin on Monday. All students should have signed up for an audition time on Friday.  Auditions will take place during 0 and 1st period Band Classes, Monday through Friday.
Here is the Audition Schedule:

Monday – Trumpets and String Bass
Tuesday – Low Brass and French Horns
Wednesday – All Saxophones, Bassoons, and Bass Clarinets
Thursday – Flutes, Oboes, and Day 1 of Percussion
Friday – Clarinets and Day 2 of Percussion
*If you are not auditioning, you do not have 0 period. The band room will be open for you to hang out in, practice, warm-up for your audition, etc.
Concert Band Placements
Concert Band Placements will be based on student auditions. Each ensemble will focus on different levels of music and students will be placed where they will have the most opportunity to grow, be able to contribute musically based on current skills, and on traditional instrumentation.
Students will NOT be placed based on Grade Level or seniority.
Hawaii Student Meeting
Tuesday, Lunch in the Band Room
All students who are on the Hawaii Tour, please plan on meeting at Lunch on Tuesday so that I can go over a few things with you. See you there.
Here’s What’s Up for This Week
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Lunch – Hawaii Meeting
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The Hawaii trip is now only 13 weeks away. At this point, every account should be at $1,800 paid with the remaining $400 due on February 6th.  You can check your account balance in Charms or email with any specific questions or concerns. Updated statement reminders will be sent out this week.   If for any reason you can no longer attend the trip, please let us know as soon as possible.  At this point, airline reservations have already been held and the cancellation withholding is at $400 + an airline penalty.  After Feb. 5th.  there is no refund at all.  —  In case you have not yet seen it, a copy of the itinerary is on the website on the Hawaii tab:  —  We will provide additional information soon in regard to the purchase of the Hawaiian shirts (for marching), travel arrangements to the airport and more.  Prior to the trip, there will also be a meeting for all attendees to go over all the details.

Remember – uniform payments are due now.  $220 is due ASAP.  Uniforms are already being made. Students will need to submit payment before we can receive them.  Also, please remember fairshare is due as well.  $250 for visual ensemble and $650 for battery and front ensemble.  Please have that paid by the end of January.  Our shows begin in the in middle of February and we need to be paid-up to cover everything.
If you have not been receiving our emails, please email to provide a valid email address.  (Please note, some bounce-backs with “email full” have been received, so we cannot send emails to full email boxes.  We have also received invalid addresses.  We are trying to update those as we go.)  Also, you may join “Remind” by texting 81010 to @eldodrum.

We are almost half way through the school year.  We still have approx. $30,000 of expenses that have not been covered.  If you still have not paid for uniform items, fairshare, etc… please be sure to bring those up-to-date.  Payment plans are welcome.  CHARMS is current as of 1/12/19, so you can check student accounts there, including Hawaii balances.  You may also email with any account questions.


Please click here for information about our Spring Fundraising opportunities.  And as always, thank you for your support!

Let’s Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870