Land of Band – 10.15.18

Land of Band and Color Guard
Placentia Parade and Valencia Tournament
Placentia Parade
To say the least, this past weekend had its ups and downs. It was a difficult decision to forgo the Placentia Parade due to the uncertainty of rain. However, it was the best decision at the time. Thank you all for being patient and flexible during that time.

Valencia Field Tournament
Congratulations on a GREAT night at the Valencia Classic Field Tournament! This was by far the BEST “first show” El Dorado has had in many years. The reaction from the audience was priceless and we received some great scores from the judges. It’s time to now listen to judges’ commentary and use that to guide us as we continue to add to the show while fixing and cleaning what we already know.
Weekend Score Board
Valencia Field Tournament
Overall Band – 78.25, 1st Place, 6A Division
Color Guard – 77.75, Sweepstakes Award (Highest Score of Tournament)
Percussion – 79.00, Sweepstakes Award (Highest Score of Tournament)
High Music Effect Award
High Visual Effect Award
Upcoming Events (not including weekly rehearsals)

October 19 – Home Game, Homecoming: Call Time – 5p @ ElDo
October 27 – Irvine FT: Perf Time – TBD
November 3 – Mira Mesa FT: Perf Time – TBD
November 7 – PYLUSD Band Pageant: Show begins 7p
November 8 – Blue Star Classic FT: Perf Time – TBD
November 10 – Southwest Regional FT: Perf Time – TBD
November 13 – Booster Meeting
November 17 – SCSBOA 6A Championships: Pending Qualification
December 7 – Holiday Jazz Concert
December 18 – Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert
December 20 – Jazz Breakfast
January 9 – Disneyland

Monday Night Lights at Bradford
Oct. 15 – 5:30p-9:05p
Winds and Percussion: Please wear white up top!
Please Bring the Following
Dot Book, Water, Sunblock, and Instrument/Equipment if not loaded on trailer.
Section Rehearsals
Attendance is MANDATORY!!
Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion: Tuesday, 3p-6p
Color Guard: Wednesday, 3:30p-6p
Mvt. 4 Files
Drill Files for Mvt. 4 are in Google Classroom. You know the drill. Please have them ready to go tomorrow morning. We will start learning drill during 0 period.

Performance Pass-Offs have begun!
Pass-offs are our way of having members of our program perform their music/choreography for us so that we can monitor their progress over the season. Students have at least a week at a time to complete this task. All necessary information and submissions are in the “Marching Band” Google Classroom.
Mvt. 1 – Due tonight by 10p!! (Assigned last week)
Parade March – Due September 28
Mvt. 2 – Due October 5
Mvt. 3 – Due October 12
Mvt. 4 – Due October 19
Here’s What’s Up for This Week
0 period:
Everyone on Field
Evening – Rehearsal @ Bradford, 5:30p-9:05p
0 period:
Pit inside
After School – Brass/WW/Percussion Rehearsal
0 period:
Pit Inside
After School – Color Guard Rehearsal
0 period:
0 period:
Evening: Homecoming Game



Thank you to all families who worked the booth on Saturday and provided donations for the fundraiser.  Even with the rain, we enjoyed some success!

Special thank yous go out to Crystal Shomph for taking the reins and managing the booth the whole day, the hard work of the Men in Black, and also Venegas Catering for providing the always delicious tri-tip.


Student hair was in great shape Saturday evening – it looked like most students with longer hair showed up ready for their hat with a nice, tidy bun. Very little touch-up was needed before the performance.   Thank you!



Our third Hawaii payment was due on October 5th.  The amount due was $300.  Each account should now be at $600.   Some students are still not paid up-to-date.  Failure to have the account up-to-date does place the reservation in jeopardy of being cancelled.  We cannot pay your reservation on your behalf with our next payment unless your account has the appropriate balance in it.  Please be sure to bring your balance-due current.  The payments due are getting larger with each payment and the amount lost with any cancellation is greater as well.  Please make sure your account has a balance of at least $600 at this point.



Thank you to everyone for paying or making payments toward covering all their fairshare and uniform expenses.  If you still have an outstanding balance, please continue to make payments.  Checks / Cash (checks to El Dorado Band Boosters) may be placed in the black box.  Paypal payments may be made online at   Paypal payments due require the additional 3% transaction fee.  If not added, it will be deducted from the payment amount.   If you need to know your current balance, you may check on Charms or email



Some people are paying large sums for Hawaii or even fairshare – in cash.  If you are paying in cash and would like to confirm receipt of your payment, there are a few options.  Parents can bring the payment directly to me at Monday night’s practice.  I am usually there for the last 1/2 hour or more  (8:30 – 9:00 pm).  I can be available to accept payments and provide a receipt .  Please see me in the bleachers.   I am also available at each monthly booster meeting.  Our next meeting will be November 13th – in the band room.   Also, I can be at school at 6:45 am in the morning any given morning – or at varying times on varying afternoons.  Please email me a to set up a meeting or if you have any questions.


Let’s Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870