Land of Band This Week 12/4/22

December Happenings!
December is upon us and we have quite a few events this month.

We hope that you can join us to hear our Concert Bands, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles perform Holiday Classics as we celebrate during this time of year. 

 Monday Morning
Jazz 1 at PLUM Breakfast 
December 5, 7:30a
Jazz 1 will be performing at the Placentia Linda Unified Managers Association Breakfast on Monday morning at the Professional Development Academy.

They will be joining our Vocal Ensemble to perform for our Superintendent, District Administration, and School Site Administrators. 
Call Time: 6:30a in front of the school
Depart: 6:45a on a bus

We will be back in time for 2nd period.
Holiday Jazz Concert
December 8, 7pm
Performing Arts Center

General Admission: $5 at the door
Please join us in the Performing Arts Center for our annual “Holiday Jazz Concert”!

This concert will feature our 3 Jazz Ensembles and we will be performing holiday tunes arranged for the Jazz Big Band setting.

This is always a fun concert and the first of many for our Jazz Bands.
Special Announcement
Jazz 1 will be performing the world premiere of a version of “Carol of the Bells” arranged by junior Josh Encarnacion.

You won’t want to miss this!
Details for the night
Call time: 6pm
Concert: 7pm-9pm
Standard Jazz Attire
Gentlemen: All Black button down shirt and black slacks with Holiday Tie and Socks (optional)
Ladies: Same as the boys, but you have more fashion freedom. As always, keep it classy! 
Quick Glance at the Week
Keep scrolling for more info!
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Wind Ensemble – Theater
Symphonic Band – Band Room
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Jazz 1 – PLUM Breakfast
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym
Winter Guard – Raya Gym
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Evening: Holiday Jazz Concert, 7p in the PAC
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Wind Ensemble – Band Room
Symphonic Band – Theater
Color Guard – Raya Gym

Rehearsals and Sectionals This Week
Winter Guard and Winter Percussion continues this week.
Winter Percussion
Tuesday, 3:45p – 6:45p
Friday, 3:45p – 6:45p
Winter Guard
Tuesday, 6p-9p
 Upcoming Events 
Dec. 5            Jazz 1 at PYLUSD Managers Breakfast 
Dec. 8            Holiday Jazz Concert
Dec. 13          Booster Meeting
Dec. 16          Band and Orchestra Holiday Concert
Dec. 22          Holiday Jazz Breakfast
Dec. 23          Winter Rally 
JAZZ InformationHello Jazz Families!
The Holiday Jazz Concert is this week (Thu, December 8), so check and lay out your attire now to make sure you have everything and it fits. 

Also check out the Jazz Breakfast Sign-up below!
Concert/Gig Attire


Black suit
White long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND Black long-sleeve button down dress shirt
Solid long black tie
Black belt
Black socks
Black dress shoes.


Black suit or black slacks/black jacket
white long-sleeve button down dress shirt AND black long-sleeve button down dress shirt 
solid long black tie
black heels
 Jazz BreakfastPlease sign up to bring at least 2 items Thursday, Dec. 22, and sign up to help if you can–we’ll need help with set-up the evening before, picking up coffee, serving, & clean-up.  

This breakfast is our way to thank the El Dorado Staff and PYLUSD Administration for their continued support of our music program.  
Jazz Breakfast Sign-up
Looking forward to serving our staff & students with you!

Thank you,
Allie Encarnacion


We want to give the proper credit to your students PC account!

The individuals listed below have placed an order but I do not know the student they are supporting.

If you know they are supporting your student, please complete this GOOGLE FORM so your student PC receives credit.   

Thank you!
AdamDominguezMarlaVan WilliganAmyWoltkampDavidPattersonOliverMamangunEricMartinezJohnAndrewsTalatAkhtarSheilaHerbstAndrewRosales 

December Concert/Holiday Basket Raffle: 

Raffle Tickets are $1

THIS TUESDAY, every student will receive 20 tickets (assigned ticket #) to sell, you can request more tickets any time.  

As you sell the 20 tickets, please fill out the ticket stubs with the first/last name and phone number of the individual who buys a ticket. Remove the ticket stub, and place it back in the envelope with your name on it, along with the money you collected, and drop it off in the BLACK BOX in the band room. Thank you!

Cindy Okamoto   


We need donations of gift cards from local eateries – unopened/new coffees-teas-candies-cookies

Anything you’d hope to win!

If your family would like to donate a completed basket- or items towards the following baskets
Game night 
Movie night
Holiday themed
Picnic Themed
Cooking Kit
Spa Basket
Ice Cream /Dessert basket
New Year’s Basket
Pasta basket
Wine and cheese
If you have any questions or have items to drop off, please contact me, Kimberly Thompson (714) 595 – 9290
Wrap BoothThank you to those who have already donated items for our annual wrap booth, it truly is appreciated!!!

We still need LOTS of wrapping paper, ribbon, and tissue paper.  

PLEASE email Cindy Okamoto to arrange a time for drop off at

Amazon Wish List Updated

Thank you for all your generous donations! Please keep an eye on the list as we add/delete items. 

We are in desperate need of supplies for the Wrapping Booth!

There are items listed on the Wish List, but if you have a surplus supply or find yourself picking up some extras while you’re shopping…it would be much appreciated. 
– Large rolls of wrapping paper
– Shirt boxes (various sizes)
– Gift Bags (various sizes)
– Bows
– Tape dispenser refills 
– Tissue paper
– Gift tags
Supplies can be dropped off at Cindy Okamoto’s house.  Please contact her at
Mama O (aka Christine)
Fundraiser Events by the Color GuardPlease save the date for these upcoming events to support Color Guard: Restaurant Fundraiser Night- Wednesday 12/14 Flame Broiler from 10:30a-9pm: Please support your Color Guard team by stopping by Flame Broilers (Yorba Linda Blvd and Bradford) on Wednesday, 12/14 from 10:30am to 9:00pm.  Flyer to be provided when we get closer to the event.Custom El Dorado Band and Color Guard Spirit Wear: Wanting to add some additional custom El Dorado Band and Color Guard spirit wear to show your support at competitions or just around town? Then please consider supporting the Color Guard team and place your order.  Flyer with information is below and HERE.

Savers Clothing Drive Collection: The Color Guard team is currently collecting soft goods donations for their annual Savers clothing drive.  As you clean out your closets this fall please consider donating to the Color Guard team, all the funds collected go towards the 2023 Winter Guard season. See flyer below for more information.
If you have any questions on any of the above please contact the Colorguard Liaison Maria Gutierrez ~ 
2023 Hawaii Tour
 Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with our Winter Percussion Ensemble, our departure date for the Hawaii Tour will be on Monday, April 3, with the return date still on April 8.

I have been working with the Tour Company to make any accommodations affected by this change.

Thank you for understanding and this will help with the overall Spring experience for all of our students.
Registration continues to be open for all Golden Hawks who are interested in participating in our traditional Hawaii Tour!

If you are planning on going with us, please register ASAP!!!
The tour will be from April 3 to April 8, 2023 Please see the updated itinerary! UPDATED CTG El Dorado High School Hawaii Invitational 2023 Proposal – April 2-8 .pdf The online registration form for Hawaii is ready to go.
Please click on the link below and register if you are planning on participating in the Hawaii Tour. Hawaii Tour Online Registration! Pricing per person: Please keep in mind that the price you see on the registration page is not the final price! This does not include airfare. Coastline travel will do their best to secure the best rates!
Due to recent changes and new limitations with the text service “Remind 101”, we have had to adjust our ways of communication with the members and families of our program.  I am only allowed to have 10 “classes” with less than 150 subscribers in each class.

Therefore, I have had to archive each class, empty out the roster, and reset the class code for all to rejoin. To accommodate our huge Booster Organization, I have split you up by last name!

See the “Remind 101” section below.
We will also be using the “Band” App again this year! This app serves us in a similar way that Facebook and Instagram work. We will be able to share pictures, view the calendar, and of course communicate through this app!

See the “Band App” section below.
Remind 101Step 1:  Text your “class code” to 81010Step 2: After you respond, you will be asked to provide your full name. Once you respond, you will then be subscribed to future text messages!Class or SectionClass CodeBrass@eldobrassWoodwinds@eldowwPercussion@eldopercColor Guard@eldocgBand Council (student leaders only) @eldoleaderJazz 1@eldojazz1Jazz 2@eldojazz2Jazz 3@eldojazz3Boosters: Last Name A-K@boostA-KBoosters: Last Name L-Z@boostL-Z “Band App”Download the app “Band”.
Search “Golden Hawks Marching Band” and request to become a member. You will have to validate your membership by answering one simple question! 
Be sure to turn on your Notifications from this app so that you can get updates and, well, notifications.