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  • School Closure equipment collection survey:  Equipment Survey 2020

     

     

     

    Parents check the "Parent Information 2019 and 2020" tab for all documents.

     

    Happy Birthday please print your part.

     

    All Marching Band Members need these before they can perform with the band  Trip permit for student and parent for 2019

     

    Students need to join class to be able to take tests.  Go to google classroom and join class.

     

     

     

    2017-18 Advanced Band  

    Director: Steve Sprague
    Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:13-3:45pm
     

    Date

    Event

    Who

    Times

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    First day of school

    school

    7:15am

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Colorguard try outs

    All Interested

    3:15PM

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    BAND Student council Elections

    all bands

    in class

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Parent Meeting (Back To School)

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Friday, September 6, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Monday, September 9, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Pass Out Wake a thon pledge sheets

    all bands

    in class

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    uniform distribution

    advanced band

    Sign up 8pm-11pm

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Band Wakeathon

    El D Football Game  

    all bands

    Colorguard&Band

    8pm-6am Please Sign up for times

    Schedule ElD

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    A&W Cruise Night

    Jazz Band

     Oct 5 Schedule

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    Tulare Band Review

    Advanced Band

    Oct 5 Schedule

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    Visalia Band Review

    Advanced Band

    Schedule For VBR 2019
           

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Pismo Beach Band Review

    Parents please Signup to help

    Advanced Band

    Schedule for Pismo 2019

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Start See's Candy XMAS fundraiser

    all bands

    in class

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    All See's Orders due.

    All Bands

    in class

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Visalia Christmas Parade

    Advanced Band

    6pm-9pm

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    TKMEA Honor Band Auditions

    Concert Band

    Alpine Vista Tulare

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Band Winter Concert

    Parents Please SignUp

    All Bands

    6pm-9pm

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    TKMEA Honor Band Performance

    Concert Band

    TBA

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    TKMEA Honor Band Rehearsal

    Concert Band

    TBA

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Mid - valley Jazz Festival

    Cherry Ave MS Tulare

    8am-12pm

    Friday, February 7, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Pre-Festival Concert in JLC

    Concert Band

    6:30pm

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Friday, March 5, 2020

    TKMEA festival at Redwood

    Advanced Band

    10am-2pm

    Friday, March 6, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Monday, March 9, 2020

    Pass Out Wake a thon pledge sheets

    all bands

    in class

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    CMEA Jazz Festival

    Hanford High School

    8am-12pm

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    Band Wakeathon

    all bands

    1pm-11pm

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    La Joya Open House

    all bands

    6pm-7:30pm

    Friday, April 3, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    11:45-1:30 Sign up

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Disneyland

    Advanced & Jazz

    3am-3am

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    Slick Rock Film Fest TBA

    Jazz Band

    TBA

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    All district music festival Convention center

    Jazz Band & Adv Band

    6pm-7pm

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Band Spring Concert

    all bands

    6pm-9pm

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Jazz Band Tour

    Jazz Band

    all day

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, June 5, 2020

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Schedules are tentative.  They are subject to change, please check back monthly.

    Sign Up for Class Texts/Emails on "Remind"

     
    Dear Band Families,
     
    This year, I’m using the “Remind” app to help communicate with by band families.  I believe this will be a great way to keep you informed throughout the year about band activities, assignments, student progress, and performances.
     
    General Info
    1. It’s voluntary.  However, I envision this will truly enhance our communication.  I encourage you to join.
    2. It’s private.  No one else will have your phone number or email.
    3. It’s free.  “Remind” is a free service that lets me send quick messages via text, app, web, or email to everyone involved with the class.
    4. More than one person per student can sign up. (parents, grandparents, any caregiver, etc.)
    5. Although you can, you don’t need to download the “Remind” app.
    6. I can also send private messages to you about your child.
    7. You will be able to send me private messages.
    8. FYI: Like Twitter, messages are short (140 characters).
    9. During the first few months, I will likely send one or more messages a week.  After that, it will probably be more like one a month.
    10. All text messages from me will be from (954) 246-3181. (This is a Remind number- not my real number.)  You can save it as a contact, and use my name, school or whatever you wish.
    11. Signing up for my messages on Remind is easy.  Just follow these steps:
     
    Step 1 - Sign up to be part of my class
    A. For TEXT reminders:  Text the class code (listed below) to 81010 or (954) 246-3181.
    B. For EMAIL reminders:  On your desktop/laptop/pad, put the browser code below into the address bar/ URL.

    CLASS CODES
    LJ Advanced Band: text code “@ljadvb”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljadvb”.
    LJ Intermediate Band: text code “@ljinte”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljinte”.
    LJ Beginning Band: text code “@ljbeg”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljbeg”.
    LJ Jazz Band: text code “@ljjaz”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljjaz”.
    LJ Colorguard: text code “@ljcg19”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljcg19”.
    LJ Drumline: text code “@ljdru”.      Or browser code: “remind.com/join/ljdru”.

    Step 2 – Confirm by replying to the texts/ emails from “Remind”
     
    If you have any questions about “Remind”, please feel free to contact me.
     
    Thanks!  I’m looking forward to a great year!
    Steve Sprague
    Email:  ssprague@vusd.org

     

    If you want updates and text messages. 

     

     2018 La Joya Jazz band


     Festival Schedules in the area: 2019 CMEA Festival Schedule

     

Performance Schedules 2018-2019