Land of Band – 10.16.17

Land of Band
Placentia Parade and Valencia Field 
After 28,000 steps, 10 miles walked, 6 floors climbed, and many great memories, our first day of competition is finished!
Saturday was a great day for our program. We had fine performances at the band review, the city parade, and the field tournament. All students should be proud of this accomplishment. We will continue to work hard to improve over the next few weeks!
A special thank you to all of the Men In Black and Uniform Committee volunteers for their tireless efforts in helping us run the show behind the scenes! Your help is always appreciated!
Next Saturday we compete at the Kennedy High School Field Tournament. Please scroll down for more info.
Weekend Scoreboard
Auxiliary refers to Color Guard
Placentia Band Review
Overall Band: 89.55, 2nd Place – Class B
Auxiliary: 84.95, 2nd Place – Class B
Drum Major: 82.5, 7th Place overall out of 17
High Enthusiasm Award
Valencia Field Tournament
Overall Band: 76.8, 2nd Place – 6A Division
Auxiliary: 76.5, Sweepstakes (overall top score)
Percussion: 74.5, 4th place our of 19 groups
High Visual Award
Upcoming Events
(this does not include weekly rehearsals)

Marine Jazz Band Concert October 18 –Jazz Bands
Kennedy Filed Comp         October 21
Homecoming Game          October 27
District Drum Line Reh      October 30
District Band Pageant       November 1
Home Game: Senior Night November 2
Mira Mesa Field Comp       November 4
John North Field Comp     November 9
Savanna Field Comp           November 11
SCSBOA Field Champs       November 18
Disneyland                       November 28
Holiday Jazz Concert        December 1
Holiday Band Concert       December 14
Jazz Breakfast                  December 21

Monday morning – Late Start 0 Period

Band inside the band room. Part 5 music rehearsal.

Monday evening rehearsal

Same: Rehearsal at Bradford, Call time 5:30p

Attention Jazz Bands!
As discussed a couple of weeks ago, this Wednesday the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestraperforms at Meng Hall on the campus of CSU Fullerton. I have free tickets for all members of the Jazz Bands.
The concert begins at 8p and ends at 10p.
Students are responsible for your own transportation.
Please RSVP via Google Classroom with me by Monday evening. Any extra tickets will be offered to parents or other members of our program.
For more information on the concert, click here.
For more information regarding parkingclick here.
Kennedy High School Field Tournament
Glover Stadium

1151 N. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA
This weekend, we compete at the Kennedy Field Tournament at Glover Stadium. A detailed itinerary will be sent out and posted to Google Classroom by Tuesday. In the meantime, please note the following:
Call Time: 8:30a at EDHS
Rehearsal: 9a-noon
-lunch on your own-
Call Time #2: 3:45p
Depart EDHS: 4:15p
Dinner provided by boosters: 5pm
Performance Time: 8pm
Awards: 9:15
Approximate Pick-up at EDHS: 11:00p

Section Rehearsals This Week

Attendance for rehearsals is MANDATORY. We have instructors for each rehearsal who will help prepare each group during the season. Each section leader will take attendance.

Woodwinds: Tuesday, 3p-4:30p
All Percussion: Tuesday, 3p-6p
Brass: Wednesday, 3p-4:15p
Color Guard: Wednesday, 4:00p-7p
Pit: Friday, 3p-5p

Here’s what’s up for this week…

0 period – Meet in Band Room
Afterschool: Rehearsal 5:30p-9p @ Bradford Stadium
0 period – Field
Afterschool: Percussion and Woodwinds
0 period – Field
Afterschool: Brass and Color Guard
0 period – Field
0 period –Field
Afterschool: Front Ensemble
Kennedy Field Tournament – Glover Stadium



Thank you, Thank you, Thank you uniform committee – you all are amazing. 
I would like to meet in the band room Monday evening 6:00-8:00. 


The October General Booster Meeting Minutes have been posted to the website.  
Feel free to review at your leisure!


Take a break from cooking this Tuesday and join us at

Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza
in the Placentia Town Center
between 11am and 9pm

20% of proceeds will be donated back to the program!

Share and Bring this flyer.

We’ll see you there!


Hello Band and Color Guard parents,

If your last name begins with the Letter … D through H

please bring 2 dozen homemade(if possible), hand-held desserts( cookies, brownies, bars), that don’t require refrigeration or cutting.  Some of our students have allergies, so please bring desserts that do not contain nuts.

Package your desserts in a disposable container (shirt boxes lined with foil, parchment, or wax paper work best).  Do not send serving utensils or platters from home. 

Send your baked donation to the band room with your student at call time on Sat. Oct. 21.

Next “up to bake”  last names starting with the letter J – Ma.

Thank you,
Kristen Reyes , Julie Zazzara
The Food Committee


To All Band & Color Guard Parents:

If you have not received any SignUp Genius email notices from Wendy Lee / Ways & Means, that’s because Ways & Means is unaware that you’d like to be an active parent volunteer for the Band & Color Guard Program. Please send an email to Ways & Means to express your interest to be added to the list.

1. BIG THANK YOU to the parents donated items & volunteered at the Band & Color Guard Tri-Tip Booth on Heritage Parade Day! It was amazing, fun & a success! Can’t wait to do it again next year 🙂

2. This Saturday October 21, 2017 it the Kennedy Field Show. We will be feeding all the kids, staff & parent volunteers behind the scene! We need volunteers for donation, preparing food, serving food. Please be on the look out for SignUP Genius from Kirsten Reyes & Julie Zazzara from the Food Committee.
3. Coming up District Band Pageant Wednesday November 1st, 2017. We need lots of parent volunteers to help out in the concessions stands sales & donate items for sale. Be on look out for SignUp Genius for opportunities to join in the fun!

4. Ways to raise $$ for your fair share: Attend a live taping of ‘LIP SYNC BATTLE’. As of now, we are set for  attending the Sunday November 5th taping. We can bring  an unlimited number of people (etc. bring 10 people earn $50/person = $500 directly into your child’s account!). If you want to raise money for your account. Please contact Wendy Lee at Ways & Means ASAP with the number of people that you are planning to bring to the event.

Below is the flyer & other dates listed. If you want to attend another date, please let Wendy Lee know so she can coordinate with the Production company. 

Spike’s hit TV show, “Lip Sync Battle” is BACK for weekends this FALL! We thought this might be something your Los Angeles groups would be interested in doing as a FUNDRAISER!! We will pay them $50 PER PERSON that they bring to the show (depending on the date they select, we can still accommodate a fairly large group)!! You will get to watch 2 tapings of this fun show, while earning a lot of money for your group!!

OCTOBER 21 — Keke Palmer – vs – Lil Rel Howery & Alicia Silverstone – vs – Mena Suvari
OCTOBER 22 — Talent TBD!
NOVEMBER 4 — Talent TBD!
NOVEMBER 5 — Luis Fonsi – vs – Rosario Dawson & Talent TBD!

Group bookings are filling up fast, so email us back ASAP for more info & to get booked!! Feel free to pass around this flyerShow tapes in Los Angeles, CA and everyone must be at least 18 years old to attend.


Parents, please DO NOT PARK along the schoolside curb (the curb nearest the marquis) in front of the school after events.  The buses park in this area when returning from events so students can be unloaded safely at the curb.  If any vehicles are in the bus drop-off zone, they will be asked to move.

If you do prefer to park at the front of the school, you can park in any available spaces in the small front lot and the larger teacher lot at the south side of the school entrance or on the curb closest to Valencia Avenue to the north of school entrance.  Many students also meet their parents in the back parking lot near the tennis courts. 

Thanks for your help in ensuring the efficient and safe delivery of your students back to school after events!


 As we progress through the season and the band becomes more and more involved with the program activities, more and more expenses are coming due.  If you have not yet already done so, please contribute the $575 per student fair-share donation.  Payment plans are available if the entire contribution cannot be made at one time.  Please email our financial secretary at to let her know your plan.  If your student has purchased any uniform items, please be sure to send payment for those as well:  shoes – $34, shorts – $10, gloves – $6.    Please email with any questions or concerns as well.  Thank you for your support.

Kristan Beckman
Financial Secretary



If you have taken any photos or videos of any of the recent band activities (band camp, parent preview, Monday night practices, call-time gatherings, football games….) and would like to share them, please let us know at  You may send photos and link information directly to the email.  Please – feel free to share photos and videos throughout the year from all the performing groups (band, color guard, drumline, jazz, concert….)

We will post pictures and links to videos on the band website.  We will also use some for the end-of-the-year video presentation.  It is a great way for the kids to get to see everything as well as for parents who may not have been able to make the original event.

Please let us know if you have any questions and please check out the website for some already posted pictures and videos from this year.  We look forward to being able to continually add more with your support.

Thank you.

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870