Land of Band – 07.12.20 Summer Upate


Land of Band and Color Guard

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