Land of Band – 02.17.20

Land of Band and Color Guard

Winter Season is Well Under Way!
March Madness has begun, and it’s not even March!
Our Winter Groups have been out and more will begin their seasons in the next couple of weeks. We look forward to seeing our Hawks perform in various arenas and hope to see many of our families at these events!
Winter Percussion
Congratulations to our Winter Percussion Ensemble for a great first outing at the Monrovia HS SCPA Show! They performed a portion of their show, and the Hawks took 3rd place in a very competitive Open Class. We look forward to seeing them progress over the season!
Weekend Scoreboard
Percussion Open Class – 3rd Place, 79.150
Next Up
Sunday, March 1
SCPA Show: Rancho Cucamonga HS
Performance Time: TBD

Hockey Game Fundraiser
Thank you to all of the families who attended the Ontario Reign Hockey Game! We had a great time, got a picture with the Stanley Cup, and we raised $934 for our program!
Winter Guard
Safe travels and best wishes to our World and A Winter Guards as they head to the WGI San Diego Regional at Del Norte HS.
WGI San Diego Regional
Saturday, February 22
Del Norte High School
16601 Nighthawk Lane
San Diego, CA 92127
Performance Times
A Guard Prelims – 9:11am
World Guard Prelims – 4:00pm
Finals time TBD

The Winter Guard has two team fundraisers going right now:

  1. Carl’s Jr. Coupon books are still being sold for $5.00 each.
  2. The District Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, and we will be having a spaghetti dinner for $5.00 prior to the showcase. For more details, click here:

District Showcase Flyer

If you have any questions on either of these, please contact  Thank you!

Jazz Band
The Jazz Bands head to the Western States Jazz Festival at Upland High School on February 29th. More info will be in next week’s email but for now, here is some info for your planning purposes.
Upland High School
565 W. 11th St
Upland 91786

BandCall TimeWarm-up
Performance TimePerformance SpaceClinic Time
Jazz 27:00a7:30a8:00aAuditorium8:30a
Combo 28:15a8:45a9:30aLibrary10:15a
Jazz 39:30a10:00a10:30aGym11:00a
Jazz 11:00p1:30p2:00pAuditorium2:30p
Combo 12:45p3:15p4:00pLibrary4:45p

***Jazz Car Wash- Saturday, March 7th.  More info and tickets coming soon.

Fall News

Mark Your Calendars Now!

Band Camp 2020
Week 1August 10-14
Week 2August 17-21

Due the demands of the competitive season, we will begin Band Camp one week earlier than normal. During the week right before school, we will have one or two small rehearsals to help retain information.

Band Camp is mandatory in order
to participate in the field show.

Please make the proper accommodations to be there.

Bands of America Regional Tour

We are planning on attending the Bands of America Regional Competition in St. George, Utah on October 31st. Please mark your calendars. More details will come out as they are solidified. But here is a glimpse of what the tour will look like…

October 29th – Depart El Dorado, afternoon
October 30th – Rehearse in the morning/afternoon
October 31st – Bands of America Regional
November 1st – Head home

There will be an additional cost for this tour for transportation, hotel, and food. However, we will do our best to keep the cost as low as possible.

 Upcoming Performances

DateEnsembleEventLocationPerf. Time
February 22World and A GuardWGI RegionalSan DiegoPrelims:
A Guard – 9:11a
World Guard – 4p
February 29All Jazz BandsWestern States Jazz FestUpland HSSee table above
February 29World/A GuardWGASC CompMonrovia HSA Guard – 4:38
World – 8:32
March 1Winter PercussionSCPA CompRancho Cucamonga HSTBD
March 7World/A GuardWGASC CompRancho Cucamonga HSTBD
March 10Concert BandsPre-Festival ConcertPAC7p
March 13-15World GuardWGI RegionalUNLV, Las VegasTBD
March 14Jazz 3Aztec Jazz FestivalEsperanza HSTBD
March 14Jazz 1 and 2Florentine’s GigFlorentine’s1p – 3p
March 15Winter PercussionSCPA CompGreat Oak HSTBD
March 21 – 22Winter PercussionWGI Perc RegionalCSU San BernardinoTBD
March 24-25Concert BandsSCSBOA FestivalPACTBD
March 26Winter GuardsDistrict Exhibition ShowRaya Gym7p
March 27JV Winter GuardWGASC CompChino HillsTBD
March 28World/A GuardWGASC CompEl Toro HSTBD
March 31-April 5World GuardWGI World ChampionshipsDayton, OHAll Day
April 4Winter PercussionSCPA PrelimsCSU San BernardinoTBD
April 11Winter PercussionSCPA FinalsCSU San BernardinoTBD
April 18A/JV Winter GuardsWGASC ChampionshipsVarious SitesTBD
April 19World GuardWGASC ChampionshipsUCI, Bren Events CenterTBD
April 21Jazz 1 and 2Road to Reno ConcertPAC6:30p
April 24-25Jazz 1 and 2, CombosReno Jazz FestivalReno, NVAll Day
April 28Concert/Jazz BandsArea Night ConcertValencia HSEvening
May 9Jazz 1 and 2, CombosRCC Jazz FestivalRCCTBD
May 11Returning Members2020 Fall RehearsalEDHS6p
May 29Jazz BandsJazz Master ConcertPAC7p
June 2Concert BandsSpring ConcertPAC7p
June 5EveryoneBand BanquetPhoenix ClubEvening
June 10Jazz 2GraduationBradford Stadium4:30p-8:30p

Winter Groups Meeting This Week

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard continue this week.
Please refer to your calendars that were passed out by your instructors.

Here’s What’s Up for This Week


No School
Winter Groups Rehearsals – please check your calendars


0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater
Winter Guard – Raya Gym


0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater
Winter Guard – Raya Gym


0 period
Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic/Concert Band – Band Room
Winter Guard – Raya Gym


0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic/Concert Band – Theater
Winter Guard – Raya Gym

Winter Percussion Finance

Congratulations on a fine performance last Saturday.  Thank you to everyone who came out to show your support. Thank you to all who donated $5 – and !! to those families who were able to donate $10 and even $20 – to our food fund.  We really appreciate it.  We were able to provide the students with a pizza dinner after the show on Saturday and will continue to work on meals for future performances.  Additional donations – if you have not yet donated, or would like to apply more to the fund – are always welcome.

Now that we are fully into the season, we need to have the Fair Share payments processed to cover our expenses. 

Everyone’s accounts should have a least 1/3 of their Fair Share (1/3 is approx. $250 for percussion, $115 for visual).  If that amount is not already covered, please submit your contribution to the program ASAP.

This program cannot continue without the financial backing to cover our expenses.  The next 1/3 contribution will be due in earlyMarch and all Fair Shares should be covered by mid-April.
Thank you.  Any questions?  Please write to

Upcoming Fundraisers

See’s Candies Spring Fundraiser
Begins Monday, February 24
Ends Monday, March 9

Candy pickup at school on Friday, March 20
**This is an individual fundraiser so any profit generated will be credited to your fair share accounts**
Items will be priced from $7 to $8 with approximately $3 in profit for each item sold.

SCSBOA Concert Band and Orchestra Festival Concessions
 March 24th and 25th

Look for the Sign-Up Genius coming your way soon for volunteer sign-ups and food/supply donations.  
***If you are interested in being a chairperson for one or both days please contact Lori at  As a chairperson you will basically coordinate with me the food and volunteers – it would be great to be there at the beginning of the day and pop in throughout the day.  This would be a huge help!!!  



Donations / Contributions / Payments:

All checks, whether for Band, Jazz, Drumline or Guard…, whether for clothing, fairshare, or banquet…..should be written out to El Dorado Band Boosters.

Please let us know if you have any questions:

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