Land of Band – 3.18.19

Land of Band and Color Guard
Festival Season!
It’s been quite an adventurous Festival season so far!
Thank you to all who attended the Pre-Festival Concert and the Jazz Festivals. Our performers have put on some great performances. I am very proud of everyone’s effort thus far and look forward our upcoming concerts.
Practicing at Home
All students, musicians and color guard, should be PRACTICING at home. Practicing should be a part of all performers’ daily routine. Professional musicians practice every day! Please make time (at least 30 minutes) to practice and you will see yourself improve over time!
Attention Parents!
As always, we are doing our best work with your children to make them as musically successful as possible. With three concert bands, we have to rehearse the groups at different times since we only have two directors and one student teacher that is only here on certain days. Plus, we have many students who are playing in multiple groups so this gives them the opportunity to rehearse with each ensemble they will be performing with.
The schedule should NOT affect your schedule! We will always have 0 period like normal, and yes, instructors will be here at all times! But on some days, students will not be rehearsing the entire time! In any case, the room will be open and they can be in the band room, even practicing in one of the many small rooms we have.
It’s the best situation, but we are trying to make the best out of what we have.
Thank you!
JV Winter Guard and Percussion
The JV Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Ensemble compete today (Sunday). Although I’m sure you will hear earlier, results will be shared next week!
WGI Power Regionals
Safe travels and good luck to our Varsity Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Ensemble who travel to separate WGI Power Regionals!
The Varsity Winter Guard competes at the West Power Color Guard Regional at UNLV in Las Vegas while the Winter Percussion Ensemble competes at the West Power Percussion Regional at CSU San Bernardino.
Winter Guard – UNLV, Saturday Prelims: 4:25p
Winter Perc – CSUSB, Saturday Prelims: 11:25a  
Jazz Bands
The Jazz Bands had 6 total performances at the Irvine Jazz Festival over the weekend. Every band/combo improved over the week and performed well. We had great clinicians and hope to continue on this path!
Weekend Scoreboard
Jazz 1: Unanimous Superior Rating
7th place – Heavy Division, 12 bands competing
Jazz 2: Unanimous Superior Rating
1st place – Advanced Division, 3 bands competing
Jazz 3: Excellent Rating
1st place – Intermediate Division, 4 bands competing
Jazz Combo 1: Excellent Rating
8th place – Advanced Division, 15 combos competing
Jazz Combo 2: Excellent Rating
9th place – Intermediate Division, 11 combos competing
Jazz Combo 3: Excellent Rating
8th place – Intermediate Division, 11 combos competing
Upcoming Events
(not including weekly rehearsals)

Performance times will be updated as they are confirmed.
Performance time does not include call time, set-up time, etc.

DateEnsembleEventLocationPerf. Time
March 23-24Winter PercussionWGI Power RegCSU San Bernardino
March 23-24Varsity GuardWGI West RegUNLV
March 26-27EveryoneDistrict Music FestPAC
March 28Both Winter GuardsDistrict WG ShowRaya Gym7p-9p
March 30Winter PercussionSCPA PrelimsCSU San Bernardino
March 30Both Winter GuardsWGASC ShowRancho Cuc HS
April 6Winter PercussionSCPA FinalsCitizens Band Arena
April 2-7Varsity GuardWGI World ChampDayton, Ohio
April 9BoostersBooster MeetingEDHS7:30p
April 13-14Both Winter GuardsWGASC ChampsVarious Locations
April 14-19Hawaii TouristsHawaii TourHonolulu, Hawaii
April 23Jazz 1 and 2Road to Reno ConPAC6:30p-9p
April 25-28Jazz 1 and 2Reno Jazz FestReno, NV
April 30Concert/Jazz BandsArea NightValencia HS
May 132019 Marching BandFall Member RehBand Room6p
May 14BoostersBooster MeetingEDHS7:30p
May 31All Jazz BandsJMCPAC7p
June 4Concert BandsSpring ConcertPAC7p
June 7EveryoneBand BanquetPhoenix Club6p
June 12Jazz 2Graduation GigBradford Stadium

Here’s What’s Up for This Week
Wind Ensemble, Band Room – Normal time
Symphonic Band, Theater
Concert Band, Band Room – 7:30a
Guard in gym
0 period
Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band, Theater
Concert Band, ASB Room
Guard in gym
Wind Ensemble, ASB Room – Brass/Woodwinds only
Symphonic Band, Theater
Concert Band including doubles, Band Room –
Guard in gym
Wind Ensemble, Theater
Symphonic Band, Band Room
Concert Band, ASB
Guard in gym
Wind Ensemble, Band Room
Symphonic Band, Theater
Concert Band, ASB Room
Guard in gym
WGI Power Regional
Winter Guard: UNLV
Winter Percussion: CSUSB



The Winter Drumline families would like to give a shout out and a huge THANK YOU to the Bartlett family for providing a  super tasty meal for our drumline performers and crew today.  Thank so much for your support!


El Dorado High School will be hosting the Southern California School
Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Music Festival

on March 26th and 27th.  

Many of our district instrumental ensembles plus a few from out of our
district will be performing for a panel of adjudicators.

We will have concession stations to provide snacks and drinks for the students and staff.  Students will be working these stations, but we need parent volunteers to oversee and handle money. And we also need food and serving supply donations as well.

Please use the Signup Genius link below to let us know how you can help!



Hawaii is now only 4 weeks away.  If you have not already done so, please be sure to submit the $30 required for the Hawaiian shirt / uniform.  Shirts will not be distributed until paid.
Please continue to submit your payments for band, jazz, drumline, guard….  We need to finish up the year strong on finances so we can continue to maintain such a powerful programs.  


Forms are below, and your student can also
get them in the Band Room!

All proceeds go to the student’s account!

Items for Sale

Order Form

SPRING FUNDRAISERS!!See’s Candy sales begin in early March- delivery before Hawaii Trip

SAVE THE DATE: Gift Card Quartermania –
June 1, 10-11:30
at the Backs Building
– Kraemer Park –

Quartermania Flyer

Gift cards in any denomination now being accepted in the Black Box. 
Ticket sales will begin on March 1st!

Please click here for information about our other Spring Fundraising opportunities.  And as always, thank you for your support! 

Let's Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870