Land of Band – 12.10.18

Land of Band and Color Guard
The Holiday Season Continues…
Thank you to all who attended the Holiday Jazz Concert! The bands put on a great show and it seemed like the audience enjoyed it. Our next big concert is the Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, December 18. Please continue reading for more details!
Upcoming Events (not including weekly rehearsals)

December 18 – Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert
·         Concert Time – 7p
December 20 – Jazz Breakfast
·         Performance begins – 6:45a
January 9 – Disneyland

Band and Orchestra Holiday Concert

Please join us on Tuesday, December 18th for our annual Holiday Concert in the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center. The band has made a smooth transition from Marching Band to Concert Band and we are looking forward to performing more holiday classics for you! Please bring friends and family!

General Admission – $5
All proceeds benefit the EDHS Band Program
Call time: 6pm – details on where to report will be given during class
Concert Attire: “Concert Black”
Boys: All black slacks, button down shirt, dress shoes, belt. Bright colored or holiday tie and holiday socks.
Girls: Same as the boys OR all black blouse, dress pants, skirt, nice shoes OR a black dress. If you wear a dress or skirt, it must be of modest length (past your knees when sitting down).
General rule: Look classy!*
If you do not meet our expectations, you will be sent home to change.
*If you have any questions, PLEASE ASK!!
Ask a section leader, returning member, or a your band director!
We have done this before.
Lost and Found
The “Lost and Found” Box is FULL.
If you are missing a jacket, beanie, hoodie, sweatpants, shirt, water bottle, sunglasses, hat, ear buds, dot book, sunblock, a sock, BAND POLO, towel, a science textbook, notes from your 5th period class, a swimming paddle board, etc…. please check the “Lost and Found” box before it is either donated to Goodwill or thrown away.
Here’s What’s Up for This Week

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Wind Ensemble (Juniors and Seniors) – Band Room
Symphonic Band (Freshmen and Sophomores) – Theater
Winter Guard – Gym
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band– Theater
Winter Guard – Gym
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Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic Band– Band Room
Winter Guard – Gym
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band– Theater
Winter Guard – Gym
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band– Theater
Winter Guard – Gym




Raffle tickets! We need your 30 tickets to help support our band activities! These are due back by Dec 14 (sold please or unsold – all tickets must be returned). Members can  obtain 60 additional tickets for the personal accounts. Contact

Holiday Concert Gift Basket Donations and Concert
Cocoa & Coffee Bar

Gifts, donations and sweet treats needed. See the Signup Genius link below to sign up to share your talents, support or appreciated donation to make our holiday concert fun and successful!

Holiday Concert Signups


Reminder to sign up for Wrap Booth shifts for parents. We start on December 14. Students will sign up with Mr. Samson and the shifts match the parent Signup Genius. 

 Wrap Booth Parent Sign Up Link



There was a payment due last Tuesday, Dec. 4th.  If you are keeping schedule with the noted payments, it was $400.  ($412 via PayPal).  If you are behind, please note that every account should now be at $1,400.  Please pay accordingly to bring your account up to at least this amount.  (CHARMS will be updated mid-week.)
Please email with any questions or concerns.

Practices have begun.  Please check the schedule online for dates and times.  Thank you to those who have already submitted their donation for our basket, $ for performance snack and uniform fee / fairshare.  If you have not yet done so, we are looking for a $2 donation so drumline can sponsor a basket at our holiday concert.  Also, uniform fees are due as soon as possible.  Everyone should have received the welcome email last week.  If you did not, or if you have any questions, please email

Despite marching season having come to a close for this year, we still have several outstanding expenses associated with this year’s production.  If your fair-share is not complete, please continue to submit payments.  We need everyone’s fairshare covered to fund this program.
Please email with any questions or concerns.

Please email with any questions or concerns.


Host an Exchange Student from the Japanese Green Band! This is a great opportunity for your students and your family. Please see the flyer in the link. An application and list of dates is linked as well. 

Green Band Flyer
Green Band Application
Green Band Itinerary

Let’s Go Hawks!

El Dorado High School

1651 Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870