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  • Parents check the "Parent Information 2018 and 2019" tab for all documents.

     Dinner order form 2019 Spring Concert Dinner Order form.

    Happy Birthday please print your part.

     

    Band awards are given out at the Spring Concert on May 23, 2019.  Please nominate your classmates for some awards: Award Nominations

     

    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 16, 2018

    First day of school

    school

    7:15am

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    BAND Student council Elections

    all bands

    in class

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Pass Out Wake a thon pledge sheets

    all bands

    in class

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    uniform distribution

    advanced band

    8pm-12am

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Band Wakeathon

    all bands

    8pm-6am

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Tulare Band Review

    Advanced Band

    9am-12pm

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    A&W Cruise Night

    Jazz Band

    6pm-8pm

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    El D Football Game  (TBA)

    Colorguard&Band

    5pm-9pm

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Visalia Band Review

    Advanced Band

    9am-12pm

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Pismo Beach Band Review

    Advanced Band

    4am-7pm

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Start See's Candy XMAS fundraiser

    all bands

    in class

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    All See's Orders due.

    All Bands

    in class

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Visalia Christmas Parade

    Advanced Band

    6pm-9pm

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    TKMEA Honor Band Auditions

    Concert Band

    Alpine Vista Tulare

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Band Winter Concert

    All Bands

    6pm-9pm

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    TKMEA Honor Band Rehearsal

    Concert Band

    TBA

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    TKMEA Honor Band Performance

    Concert Band

    TBA

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    SVWAA Winter Guard & Drum show

    Sierra Pacific HS, Hanford

    8am-12pm

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Mid - valley Jazz Festival

    Cherry Ave MS Tulare

    8am-12pm

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    SVWAA Winter Guard & Drum show

    El Diamante HS

    8am-12pm

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Pre-Festival Concert in JLC

    Concert Band

    6:30pm

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    SVWAA Winter Guard & Drum show

    Mission Oak HS, Tulare

    8am-12pm

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    Pass Out Wake a thon pledge sheets

    all bands

    in class

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    TKMEA festival at Redwood

    Advanced Band

    10am-2pm

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    SVWAA Winter Guard & Drum show

    Lemoore HS

    8am-12pm

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    CMEA Jazz Festival

    Hanford High School

    8am-12pm

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Band Wakeathon

    all bands

    8pm-6am

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    La Joya Open House

    all bands

    6pm-7:30pm

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    SVWAA Winter Guard & Drum show

    West Hills College

    8am-12pm

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Disneyland

    Advanced & Jazz

    3am-3am

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Slick Rock Film Fest TBA

    Jazz Band

    TBA

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    All district music festival Convention center

    Jazz Band & Adv Band

    6pm-7pm

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Band Spring Concert

    all bands

    6pm-9pm

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Jazz Band Tour

    Jazz Band

    all day

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    This 2019-20 Schedule is stiil in the works...  But, Most of the Performances are correct.

    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

    12pm-2pm

    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

    10am-1pm

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Band Wakeathon

    all bands

    8pm-6am

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    A&W Cruise Night

    Jazz Band

    6pm-8pm

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    Tulare Band Review

    Advanced Band

    9am-12pm

    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

    12pm-2pm

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    Visalia Band Review

    Advanced Band

    9am-12pm

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    El D Football Game  (TBA)

    Colorguard&Band

    5pm-9pm

    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

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Pismo Beach Band Review

    Advanced Band

    4am-7pm

    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

    All Bands

    6pm-9pm

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    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

    12pm-2pm

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    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

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    TKMEA festival at Redwood

    Advanced Band

    10am-2pm

    Friday, March 6, 2020

    band pizza sales

    Lunch at La Joya

    12pm-2pm

    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

    8pm-6am

    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

    12pm-2pm

    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 “@ljband1”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljband1”.
    LJ Intermediate Band: text code “@ljint”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljint”.
    LJ Beginning Band: text code “@ljbe”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljbe”.
    LJ Jazz Band: text code “@ljja”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljja”.
    LJ Colorguard: text code “@ljcg1”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljcg1”.
    LJ Drumline: text code “@ljdr”.      Or browser code: “rmd.at/ljdr”.

    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 to receive texts about up to date schedules.

    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