Land of Band – 9.16.19

Land of Band and Color Guard

Lighter Week Ahead
Last week was a bit crazy with our first Monday evening rehearsal, Booster Meeting, Back to School Night, Bell Game, and Camp Day Rehearsal! Thanks to everyone who helped make each of those events successful!
This week is a bit lighter. We still have lots to accomplish so keep practicing, memorize music, and continue to hydrate! Also, do not fall behind in your other classes. If you think you are busy now, just wait until October and November!
Stay. On. Top. Of. Your. School. Work!

Monday Nights at Bradford

Full Ensemble Rehearsal
Bradford Stadium (Valencia HS)
Everyone is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the stadium.
We will end rehearsal at 9pm, then debrief as a group, then students will be dismissed.
Some students will have to load their equipment on the trailer.
Please coordinate that time with your student/parent!
Winds and Percussion: Please wear a white shirt!
It is easier for us to see drill and fix forms when everyone is wearing a white shirt.
Please Bring the Following
Dot Book, Water, Sunblock, and Instrument/Equipment if not loaded on trailer.

Saturday Rehearsal!

At El Dorado, 8am-5pm
Lunch break will be from noon-1pm
Please treat this like a Band Camp rehearsal.
We will be on the field ALL DAY so bring water, sun block, hats, sunglasses, etc.

Section Rehearsals This Week

Section Rehearsals continue with our instructors this week. Attendance is mandatory. Please speak to us if you have any conflicts.

Brass and Woodwind – Tuesday, 3pm – 4:30pm
Percussion  – Tuesday, 3pm – 6pm
Color Guard – Thursday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Individual sectionals have also begun. Each section meets on their own for about an hour after school. This gives kids the opportunity to practice and work on their music together. It’s a musical study group! These sectionals are planned and scheduled by each section leader.

Here’s What’s Up for This Week
0 period – Band in the Band Room.
Color Guard with staff on the Upper Field
Evening : Full-Ensemble rehearsal at Bradford Stadium
0 period – Band and Color Guard on Track: Parade
After school: Rehearsals for Percussion, Brass, Woodwind
0 Period
Everyone – Upper Field
0 Period
Everyone – Upper Field
After school: Color Guard rehearsal
0 Period
Everyone – Upper Field
Camp Day Rehearsal – 8am-5pm


Football Raffle Ticket Sales at the Bell Game
Thanks to our sales volunteers (The Olsons, Renee Beach, Taryn, Shawnna MM, Christine, Lupe, Jill Rogers, Zahra and Malik) AND the Alig family for their generous donation of the $100 VISA gift card.  

Thank you to everyone who supported the magazine and Mrs. Field’s fundraiser.  We will be having the drawing this week for the $100 gift card.  All students earned one entry for every 3 items sold.  
**The estimated delivery date of the cookie dough will be between Sept 26 and October 3rd.  As soon as we have the exact date and time we will let you know**

Please sign up and utilize Shop With Scrip (100% to individual accounts)

1. Ball Launch – tickets to win $$ will go on sale October 8th.  Ball launch will be on Saturday, October 26 at the conclusion of rehearsal.  More information will be available soon in the Land of Band.
2.  See Candies Holiday Fundraiser will kick off in November.  (100% to individual accounts)
Questions?  Contact Lori at

Host an exchange student from The Japanese Green Band!  
The members of The Japanese Green Band are looking for families to welcome them into their homes from Dec. 30th to Jan. 1st.  If you’d like to learn more about the Green Band Student International Exchange Program, and how you can apply to be a host family, please click on the flyer below. You can also contact our own EDHS Band booster, Susan Weisel, who generously hosted 2 of the Green Band members last year.  She is happy to give you some insight into what hosting a member is like.  Susan can be contacted at

The Japan Honor Green Band Host Family Flyer

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 & Colorguard!  

Let’s Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870