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Newsletter April 22, 2019


M Festival Rehearsal, 3-4 PM, Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band/Percussion

W Rehearsal, 5:30-8:30 PM, Percussion Ensemble

F Band Banquet, 6-9 PM, Swiss Park Banquet Center, $30

Sat Percussion Ensemble @ APU Championships, 1:29 PM Performance

Notes from the Director

The Jazz Band gave a very energetic performance on Saturday, with many great solos. We wound up in 2nd Place and had a great clinic from Mike Gangemi to help us continue to grow. Great job everyone!

The first of our two Regional Festival rehearsals is Monday after school from 3-4 PM. All members are expected to be there to refine our music and prepare for our festival performance on April 30th.

All applicants for leadership positions should sign up for a brief interview time with Mr. Laging this week. Current leaders and all of those applying should be attending the banquet, where we will honor this year’s leaders and announce next year’s. We will be voting on President of the EU on Monday, and all other elections will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The annual Band Banquet is on Friday from 6-9 PM at

Swiss Park Banquet Center

1905 Workman Mill Rd

Whittier, CA 90601

Our hope is that all students will be able to attend.

The Percussion Ensemble is in 1st Place heading into ADLA Championships this Saturday at Azusa Pacific University. It’s an incredible day of the top percussion groups in Southern California, and it would be amazing to have as many supporters there as possible. Tickets are $22.

Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Ave

Azusa, CA 91702

Venue: Felix Event Center

Performance Time: 1:29 PM

Awards: 3:49 PM

Upcoming Events


22 Rehearsal, Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band/Percussion, 3-4 PM

26 Band Banquet @ Swiss Park Banquet Center, $25 per person

27 Percussion Ensemble Championships @ APU, Time TBA, $22

29 Rehearsal, Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band/Percussion, 3-4 PM

30 Wind Ensemble Regional Festival @ Colony HS, 4:30 PM Performance


9 Spring Band Concert, All Musicians Required

21 Graduation, 6:30 PM, All Musicians Required

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