Land of Band 2/21/21

Thank You!

Thank you to all who participated in the first ever “And The Beat Goes On” Virtual 5K! Whether registered to participate, donated, or helped spread the word, we were able to raise over $9000 for our program! In this day and age, this is HUGE! We look forward to seeing everyone’s results in the race. But the true winner is our program!  

A special thank you goes out to Andy Shomph  for organizing this fundraiser. Even though his son graduated last year, he stayed on to get this fundraiser off the ground, and we are very thankful!  And thank you to all of the Booster Volunteers who helped with advertising and medal/t-shirt distribution!

Google Classroom and Flip Grid

As we continue on in the semester, all band students will be assigned simple projects and video performances in Google Classroom. We will continue to use FlipGrid for videos. If for some reason FlipGrid isn’t working for you, please find an alternative such as uploading a video to the Google Classroom Assignment.

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wind Ensemble

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Samson Zoom Link

Symphonic Band

In-person students: Meet in front of choir room

Remote learners: Join Vrooman Zoom Link


All join Samson Zoom Link

Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser

We are having another fundraiser with See’s for the Spring season.  It will be similar to the See’s Winter fundraiser, but we’ll have about four weeks to sell this time around.  You are able to place orders right away.  Product will be available to ship beginning 2/22 and all orders will need to be placed by 3/19.

The $7 and $8 items will earn a 50% profit, and all of the other items will earn a 20% profit.  Like last time, if you need your profits to go towards any unpaid fair-share, then email me a copy of your order confirmation receipt, and I will make sure it gets allocated to your child’s account. Note your child’s name in the email.  Profits from orders made by families who have met their fair shares will be applied to the general band fund and they will not need to email their receipts to me.

Order confirmation receipts can be sent to:
***If a friend or family member is placing their own order and wants the profits they generate to go to your child’s fair share, then please give them my email address to send their order confirmation to and remind them to include your child’s name in the email.

Click on and share this link to place an order:

Shipping is $6.95 for orders below $35.00, $5.00 for orders between $35.00 and $64.99, and free for orders $65.00 and above.  Orders will be delivered in approximately 1-3 days.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Christine Bartlett

Winter Percussion and Winter GuardPlease refer to calendars given to you by your staff for rehearsals this week.


We are still in need for many of our members to pay for their “Marching Band Fair Share Contribution”.

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard contributions are continuously due. 

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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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 & Color Guard!  

Let’s Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870