Land of Band 6/13/21

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Seniors, thank you for a great year and a fantastic 4 years. By continuing in Band and Color Guard, you have helped carry on the legacy of our program. We are forever grateful for your commitment and we will continue to strive for excellence in your honor. We wish you the very best as you fly from the nest and look forward to following your journey.

There may or may not be a random Rain Dance at Graduation… if you hear it, please come party with us one last time.

Last. Week. Of. School!

It’s hard to believe that we have finally reached the end of a very memorable year! Although we missed out on most of our normal performance opportunities, we certainly created different memories and learned lessons that will last a lifetime. I am certainly happy that we got in a few performances at the end!

I hope that this year has taught us to be grateful for what we have, to take advantage of opportunities, and to continue to find ways to improve ourselves while supporting and uplifting others. If we can carry these thoughts into the next chapter of our lives, we will all be in a better place as we come out of this pandemic. 

Fall Marching Band Email

Please be on the lookout for an email regarding the Fall Season. It will have information regarding the new Google Classroom, a Google Form for information, and links to the Band Google Site. 
If you haven’t already made appointments for your child to get an Athletic Physical, get on it now.  They will be needing their Physicals before band camp.

2020/2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the Google Calendar on our band website.  Until then, you can find next year’s Rehearsal/Performance Schedule in the site under the tab “2020-2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule” where you then click on the underlined link.

For your convenience, I’ve attached the schedule here:
2020-2021 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule

This Week…

We will continue to meet during 0 period this week. We will spend some mornings rehearsing music, running drum major auditions, and taking a look at music for next year! If you ordered a Panoramic Picture from Artistry Foto, Mr. Vrooman will be in the band room after school on Tuesday and Wednesday to hand them out.

Please be there!!!



We will be holding auditions for our Street Drum Major during zero period on the blacktop.  Candidates will run their routine for the students and staff present.  We will also be holding Drum Major interviews this week during your band class during the day.


Yes, we will be playing! 

Bring your instrument and your music. 

It’s our last jam for the year! 

Location, To Be Determined….


Graduation Gig!

Jazz 2 and some Jazz 1

This WednesdayJazz 2 and some members of Jazz 1 will be performing at Graduation. 

 Here are some details: 

Call Time: 3:45pm
at Bradford Stadium on the campus of Valencia HS

Print your parts and put in a 3-ring binder with plastic inserts.

Dress: Casual nice 

  • Boys – nice pants/shoes, collared button down or polo
  • Girls – same as the boys or nice dress/skirt
     We will have to bring our own Rhythm Section equipment. We will discuss in class on delegating responsibilities. 
     ****B.Y.O.W – Bring Your Own Water! It will be hot.****

    Pick up time at Bradford, approximately 6:45pm


School Instruments

Mr. Vrooman will be in the band room Tuesday and Wednesday after school to take in returned instruments and to check out new ones for next year’s marching band.  

Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Flock a Hawk Fundraiser

Color Guard still has openings for Flock A Hawk ! Click on the link below for the Google Form.

Thank you for your continued support,
Maria Gutierrez

Savers Fundraiser

We are doing well with our drive to collect donations for our Summer Savers Fundraiser!
***We will not be there this weekend, 6/19!  You will have to hold on to your goods for one more week.***

We WILL be parked in the teachers’ lot out in front of the school on

from 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Just drive up and drop off!

Click here for the flyer to share with friends, family, and the community:
Savers Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact
Lisa Pirone


**If you still owe any payments to the program, please send them in as soon as possible.** 

Here are the 4 different ways you can make a payment/donation to the band:

  1. Mail a check to El Dorado Band Boosters, P.O. Box 643, Placentia, CA 92870.
  2. Venmo 
  3. PayPal
  4. Drop your check off in the secure, black Band box located just inside the Band Room entrance.

Information on how to pay via Venmo and PayPal can be found on our website.

Please contact me at if you have any questions.

Ken Ostaszewski


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El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870