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LAHS Instrumental Music Boosters
Welcome to Los Altos High School's 2019-20 Instrumental Music Program!
Ted Ferrucci, Director of Instrumental Music, has planned another outstanding year for the 10 music programs on campus: 3 Concert Bands, 2 String Orchestras, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band/Color Guard, Morning Jazz, and Winter Percussion and Winter Guard. The success of these programs depends on your participation. You can ensure your student has an enriching experience in many ways:
2019 HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS!
- December 6: Holiday Jazz Concert (Jazz Ensemble) at 7:00 PM Eagle Theatre
- December 11: Winter Concert (String Orchestra and Concert Band) at 7:00 PM Eagle Theatre
- December 12: Winter Concert (Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band) at 7:00 PM Eagle Theatre
Be an active Instrumental Music Booster member.
All parents of instrumental students are Instrumental Music Booster members! It's a great way to meet other parents and be involved in your student's high school life.
Donate generously to the Music Boosters.
Instrumental Music Boosters is the sole parent/community source of funding for the instrumental music department and pays 95% of the department’s expenses. We do not hold major fundraising events, but rely primarily on our Direct Appeal Campaign for donations from the parents and community. Donations can be made through the “Parent Membership and Donation Form” that will come in the school-wide mailing from LAHS OR directly paid to the Music Boosters. To pay directly, please make check payable to: "LAHS Instrumental Music Boosters" (Memo: “Direct Appeal 2018/19”) and mail to: LAHS Instrumental Boosters ℅ Lisa Parekh, Treasurer, 201 Almond Avenue Los Altos, CA 94022
Volunteer, it's fun.
We encourage parents to help and join the fun. If you’re a Marching Band/Color Guard parent, we will need pre-season and competition volunteers.
Attend Music Booster Meetings.
Share your ideas, hear the Music Director’s update, and learn what our current activities and needs are. Meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Band Room (803). Our first meeting will be August 27th to avoid overlapping with Labor Day.
Check the website.
Information about fundraisers and parental opportunities are posted on our website: From the LAHS homepage click “Performing Arts”, “Instrumental Music”, then “Instrumental Music Boosters.” We also send out information via the school’s elists.
Join the Instrumental E-List.
Information will also be emailed to parents. From the LAHS homepage, select “ELists” from the navigation menu and join the Instrumental Music and the Marching Band/Color Guard group elists.
Marching Band Students
Please check the Instrumental Music Department website. In August, you will find everything you’ll need to launch the season, from registration forms to the season’s schedule. Band Camp kicks off Monday 8/13 for freshmen and new marchers—join us in the band room that day to see if this is an activity for you! Everyone is welcome. No music experience is required!
Each season of Marching Band and Color Guard qualifies for one semester PE exemption during the 10th through 12th grade years. Annual Family BBQ & Swim party on Saturday August 18th in the LAHS quad. information session for parents new to Marching Band on the evening of Thursday, 8/16.
Finally, the Music Boosters has an extensive Board made of parents representing each music ensemble. They’re ready to help you navigate the music department. Find out who they are on our website and feel free to contact them.
Questions? Feel free to email us. We are committed to making this year both successful and enjoyable for all. :)
Julie Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kathy Stiles (email@example.com)
Co-Presidents, Instrumental Music Boosters
Co-Presidents, Instrumental Music Boosters