Land of Band This Week


First Field Tournament Complete!

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the successful day that we experienced at the Valencia Field Tournament. We had a great first performance and it was awesome just to be back at a field tournament! It was especially awesome to share the evening with family, friends, and alumni!

Valencia Classic Field Tournament

 Weekend scoreboard…

Overall Band: Tournament Sweepstakes Award, 73.13

High Scores in all Captions: Music Performance, General Effect, and Visual Performance

Color Guard (Auxiliary) – 1st Place, 74.0

Percussion – 1st Place, 75.0

Busy Week Ahead

Please read on to get more information about this week!

Google Classroom and FlipGrid

Video assignments are up in your Marching Band Google Classroom.

This is for all Musicians and Color Guard members.

Please prepare for them and record them in time. Yes, these will be graded. 

Monday Evening Rehearsal

October 18, 5:30p-9p

Bradford Stadium, VHS Campus

All Sections

Write in your 3rd movement dots before rehearsal. 

Bring your Dot Book!!!

 Attendance is MANDATORY.

Reminder: Winds and Percussion, Please Wear a White T-shirt/Hoodie for rehearsal to help us see the drill.

Friday Night Home Game!

Middle School Night!!

Friday, October 22

Tuffree MS and Yorba Linda MS will be joining us for our annual Middle School Night Football Game! This is always a great event and a way to encourage future Golden Hawks to join Band and Color Guard!

Call time at El Dorado – 5:00p, get dressed in uniform immediately

Depart ElDo on Buses – 5:30p

In the stands to watch Middle Schools – 6:15p

Game Starts – 7:00p

Approximate Pick up at ElDo – 10:30p

 Saturday Rehearsal

October 23

“Camp Day” 

8a-noon, 1p-5p

Time to finish the show!!

Weekly Sectionals Continue This Week
Tuesdays After School
Brass and Woodwinds – 3pm-4:30p
All Percussion – 3p-6p
Color Guard – 3:30p-6:30p

What’s up for this week…
0 Period
Field Show
Monday Night Rehearsal – Bradford Stadium

0 Period
Field Show
Sectionals after school
0 Period
Field Show
Band Council meeting at Lunch
0 Period
Field Show
0 Period
Field Show
Camp Day, 8a-5p

Upcoming Events

MOct. 18Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 22Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Middle School Night
SaOct. 23Camp Day Rehearsal, 8a-5p
MOct. 25Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
FOct. 29Home Game, Bradford Stadium – Senior Night
SaOct. 30Irvine Field Tournament, Irvine HS
MNov. 1Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 6Mira Mesa Field Tournament, Mira Mesa HS
MNov. 8Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
WNov. 10PYLUSD District Band Pageant, Bradford Stadium
SaNov. 13Southwest Regional Field Tournament, Ramona HS
MNov.15Rehearsal at Bradford Stadium, 5:30p-9p
SaNov. 20SCSBOA Championships, Site TBD

Volunteers Needed for Football Raffle
on Friday, Oct. 22 & Friday, Oct. 29

Still looking for 1 more volunteer to sell raffle tickets at Oct. 22 & 29 home football games.

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link:


Cookie Dough Sales

Start Friday, October 22nd – November 5th

More information will come out Friday!

Thank you!
Cindy Okamoto
Ways and Mean


Uniforms: Tips to Be Ready for Field Show 1. Please remember to put your name in your shoes. Things get hectic when changing and it is easy to misplace them. 2. We suggest you keep all band items in a small back pack ready to go. There have been many forgotten items come performance day. 3. Please check the neck straps to your instruments and your instruments. If they are dirty please wash them. The dirt rubs off onto the uniforms. Maybe if you find a nice inexpensive one, keep it as a performance neck strap only in your uniform bag. 4. Remember on performance days no makeup or jewelry. 5. If you have long hair, please come with it in a tight, tall bun. It is not easy to get that nice, clean look otherwise. 6. All hair must fit under your hat. All the small stray hairs must be pinned up, use hair spray if needed.
 7. Gentlemen need to be clean shaven.
Thank you!
Jacinda Segura & Debbie Ayala
Uniforms Committee Chairs

FOOD Committee
Our next event to prepare/serve food will be Oct 30th at Irvine High School.  Keep an eye out for announcements (and a sign up genius) from us this week!
Kim Galli & Jill Rogers
Food Committee Chairs

Color Guard has a lot of activities coming up, so mark your calendars. 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Family Photo Day.FINAL WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT.  Slots still available for your Family Holiday pictures.  Angela Tousley has volunteered her time to take family photos.  A 20-minute photo session costs $60.00 and you will receive all digital photos with edits.  Utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to secure your spot, space is limited.  Photos will be taken at Yorba Regional Park from 1pm to 4:40 pm.  Check out Angela’s Instagram page @tousleyphotography to see her portfolio.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Rubio’s Restaurant Night Guard is hosting a restaurant night at the Rubios in Placentia from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (order your dinner early please). We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

November 10 to November 28 Sinfully Sweet Candy Apple Sales Color Guard will be taking orders for candy apples from Sweet Candy Apples.  These sweet treats will make great teacher and office gifts.  Delivery for the week of 12/13.  More info to come.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chipotle Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at the Chipotle in Placentia from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Grab dinner and head over to Bradford Stadium for the Band Pageant. We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Meat Up Restaurant Night Guard will be hosting a restaurant night at Meat up from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm just in time to save us from our turkey leftovers.  We will be providing a flyer closer to the date. 

January 29, 2022 – Savers Clothing Fundraiser Color Guard will be holding a Savers drive and is accepting soft good donations now.  Drop off donation bags on Monday Night practice and we will be happy to take them OR contact a guard member to schedule a pick-up.
If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~


Happy Marching/Tournament season!!

What is scrip?  Scrip is a gift card (physical or electronic).

How does scrip help you/BCG (band/color guard)?  You buy a gift card for the face value – but we (boosters) purchase it at a discount (profit).  For example, a $100 Walmart/Target gift card garners a 2.5% profit.  That is $2.50.  It may not seem like much but if you think of the retailers you spend money at every day, it adds up. 

Here are some of the profits for popular retailers:

Vons/Albertsons/Stater Bros=4% 
Starbucks= 4.5%  
Old Navy= 14%  
Most gas/fuel= 1.5%
Home Depot= 4%
and many more are available.

Go to the ShopWithScrip website for a full list!

Any profit generated is posted to your Fair Share account once a month – if you have met your Fair Share (Color Guard/Marching/Winter Guard/Jazz/Drumline), the profit goes to the general fund.

So your everyday shopping can help you meet your Fair Share commitment to the BCG!  It is so easy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Lori Arneal

**I have received reports of the email misbehaving – I will respond within 48 hours if I don’t PLEASE text or send to my personal gmail. Thanks!**

And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k returns December 5-12, 2021!

Registration now open for the And the Beat Goes on Virtual 5k!

Hi Everyone – Registration is now open for the And the Beat Goes On Virtual 5k! The event is currently scheduled from December 5-12, 2021. 

How you can help

Please find our facebook or instagram page at: 
1. Please find our facebook or instagram page at: (Facebook)

and (Instagram)

and “like” or “follow” the page, and share our posts to your feed when we post (about once a week or so for the moment)

2. Sign up to volunteer! Our most immediate need is for a few parents to help get t-shirt sponsors lined up. If you have a business or work at a business that is interested in being a t-shirt sponsor, shirt sponsorships for logo placement start at $100.

You can donate here:

Please be sure to add a note if you’re wanting to get a company logo on the back of the run shirt, and e-mail that artwork to

You can sign up to volunteer here:
Our Instagram:

Our Facebook:

Our Sign up Genius:


Andy Shomph
Parent Volunteer

Finance Committee

Please remember to include your student’s name on the check, Venmo, or PayPal. It makes the mapping from payer to student clearer.

Thank You
Ken Ostaszewski
Financial Secretary

Men in Black
The volunteers are an extremely important part to performing our show and without you it puts more pressure on our kids to get the sets onto the field. 
If you have not yet signed up for the Men in Black and can help out, please send me an email and I will add you to our team and send you the sign up sheet.
Tom Judd
MIB Committee

Communication Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class. Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name! See the “Remind 101” section below.

We will also be using the “Band” App this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app! See the “Band App” section below.

Remind 101

Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010

Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!

Class or SectionClass Code
Color Guard@eldocg
Band Council
(student leaders only)
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”
Download the app “Band”.
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications. 

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870