Land of Band – 1.8.18

Land of Band
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to school! I hope that you had a great Winter Break and a Happy Holiday season. It’s time to get back into the swing of things as we continue to prepare for the second part of our year. Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion have been rehearsing over the break and I hope that individuals have found time to practice. We look forward to seeing you all again!
Upcoming Events 
(this does not include weekly rehearsals)

Magic Show Fundraiser                January 19 (information below)
WGASC Show, Chino HS              February 10 – JV Winter Guard
SCPA Show, Monrovia HS             February 17 – Indoor Percussion 
Florentine’s Jazz Gig                  February 24 – Jazz Bands 1 & 2
Western States Jazz Festival       March 3 – All Jazz Bands
WGASC Show, Valencia HS          March 3 – Both Winter Guards
SCPA Show, Rancho Cucamonga  March 4 – Indoor Percussion
Jazz Festival (site TBD)               March 10 – Jazz Bands, TBD
WGI Regional, Chino Hills HS       March 10 – Winter Guard, Varsity
Irvine Jazz Festival                     March 17 – All Jazz Bands 
Pre-Festival Concert, PAC           March 20 – Concert Bands
8th Grade Showcase, Raya Gym    March 21 – Varsity WG and Indoor Percussion
WGI – CSUSB                              March 24-25 – Indoor Percussion
WGI – University of San Diego      March 24-25 – Varsity Winter Guard
SCSBOA District Music Festival     March 27-28 – Concert Bands
District Winter Guard Show         March 29 – Both Winter Guards
WGASC Show, Rancho Cuc          March 31 – Both Winter Guards
SCPA Prelims                             April 7 – Indoor Percussion
WGASC, Valencia HS                   April 7 – JV Winter Guard
WGI World Champs, Ohio           April 10-15 – Varsity Winter Guard
SCPA Championships                  April 14 – Indoor Percussion
Australian Jazz Band Visit           April 19 – Jazz Bands
Angels 5K gig (tentative)            April 21 – Pep Band
WGASC Championships               April 21 – JV Winter Guard
WGASC Championships               April 22 – Varsity Winter Guard
Reno Jazz Festival                      April 26-29 – Jazz 1, 2, and Combos
Area Night Concert, VHS             April 30 – Concert Bands, Jazz Bands
Jazz Master Concert                   June 1 – Jazz Bands
Spring Concert                           June 5 – Concert Bands
Band Banquet                            June 8 – Everyone
Graduation                               June 13 – Jazz 2

Concert Band Auditions
Due to the amount of student musicians in our program, we will begin the audition process this Thursday. We will continue on Friday and into next week.
Just a friendly reminder…
All Band students were given material prior to Winter Break to practice in order to prepare for auditions. Major scales, Chromatic Scales, Rhythm Reading, Fussell Excerpts, etc.  
Sign-up for your audition time on sheets posted on the Uniform Closet Door.
Magic Show Fundraiser
January 19, 2018
Performing Arts Center
General Admission: $10
Join us in the PAC for an amazing “Magic Show”!
Paul Locke (former drill writer) will be joined by two other magicians to put on a show. We held this event a few years ago and it was awesome!
As an added bonus, Mr. Samson will open up the show with a solo ukulele performance!
Tickets will be available on January 8.
Hope to see you there!
Winter Rehearsals This Week

Winter Guard and Percussion
Please check your calendars that were passed out by your instructors.

Here’s what’s up for this week…

0 period – All Band in Band Room
Color Guard with Staff
0 period – All Band in Band Room
Color Guard with Staff
0 period – All Band in Band Room
Color Guard with Staff
0 period –  Auditions Begin
Band, no 0 period if you are not auditioning
Color Guard with Staff
0 period –  Auditions Continue
Band, no 0 period if you are not auditioning
Color Guard with Staff



Hi Mama Hawks!!!
Hope everyone had a great holiday break. We will be picking up where we left off. Monday night 7:00-9:00. 
Thank you,


Please join us for the Booster Meeting this Tuesday evening,
January 10th at 7:30pm in the Band Room

Please review the Treasurer’s Report before you come. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

You may review November’s meeting minutes here.


Happy New Year!

Many thanks to all who volunteered and supported the Holiday Wrap Booth at Walmart! By the numbers ….Hundreds of hours donated, hundreds of rolls of paper, and 40+ rolls of tape = many happy recipients and great community connections for our program!  Our appreciation to ALL!

Please let your students know if they worked the booth and signed in, their Community Service Verification forms can be picked up from the Band Room beginning Monday. If they worked multiple days, there is a separate form for EACH day to pick up. The original sign in sheets are in each dated folders. If you didn’t sign in, you didn’t get a form for that date. Any questions, please contact Brenda Emrick at 714-906-5248 or

Improv Show – A Fun Night for Grownups! (Individual Student Account Fundraiser)
See the show dates & times through the signup genius account listed below. Please sign up & turn in the money to the black box – Mark your envelope with “Improv Show”  so that Wendy Lee can secure your tickets. 

Scrip: (Individual Student Account Fundraiser)
The El Dorado Band Boosters are pleased to offer a great fundraising program to help students raise funds for their individual accounts. Profits from this program will first be used for any unpaid Marching Season Fair Share Donations for Band and Color Guard. Funds can then be used for Winterguard, Winter Drumline, Jazz Band, or next year’s Marching Season Fair Share Donations. Seniors who have paid all of their Fair Share Donations can use their profits for end of year extras, such as Banquet Tickets, Yearbooks and DVDs.

UnitedScrip is a program that allows band supporters to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers and restaurants including Amazon, Best Buy, iTunes, Arco, Albertsons, Macy’s, Wendy’s, Subway and more. Supporters get to spend 100% of the amount they paid for the gift card. The retailer pays the band a percentage of each gift card sold. The percentage varies from retailer to retailer, but ranges from 1% to 50%. Family and friends can help out by either ordering gift cards directly from you (they pay you, then you write one check for entire order), or they may set up accounts online, being sure to specify that they are a supporter of your student, and pay with their credit card.

Scrip order deadline will continue on the first and third Mondays of the month.  

For details about how to place an order, click here.  
Scroll down to the Scrip section and look for “How to Purchase”.

This is a great way to earn funds for your student’s account – remind your friends and family that in addition to buying gift cards as gifts for birthdays and holidays, the gift cards can also be used for their everyday purchases at grocery stores, gas stations, Target, etc. And restaurant gift cards can be very nice to have handy for those nights that no one wants to cook.
Happy Ordering!

Help A Hawk: (Individual Student Account or General Fund Fundraiser)
Great Tax Deductible means to support the El Dorado Band Boosters, a non-profit 501(c)(3) booster parent organization. If you or know of any individual, business & or corporation  looking to support a worthwhile, meaningful organization and at the same time benefit from a tax deduction, please send this “Help A Hawk El Dorado Band Brochure

AmazonSmile: (General Fund Fundraiser)
Need to shop for gifts, decorations, or household items? Don’t forget to select our booster organization as the recipient for a financial donation. Use the Amazon Smile holiday at and Amazon donates to El Dorado High School Band Boosters Inc. 

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870