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    VUSD Volunteer/ Chaperone Application Process- This is for anyone who wants to go on any trip for the 2022-2023 School year.

     If you need a school instrument,  Print this form and bring filled out with all signatures to Mr. Sprague by August 19. Instrument Agreement form

    Happy Birthday please print your part.

     

     

    2017-18 Advanced Band  

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

    Date

    Event

    Who

    Times

    Trip permit needed

    Thursday, August 11, 2022

    First day of school

    school

    7:15am

     

    Friday, August 26, 2022

    BAND Student council Elections

    all bands & colorguard

    in class

     

    Tuesday, September 6, 2022

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    5:30pm

    Tenetative

    Thursday, September 8, 2022

    Colorguard try outs

    All Interested

    3:15PM

    facility

    Saturday, September 10, 2022

    Colorguard try outs

    All Interested

    3:15PM

    facility

    Monday, September 12, 2022

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Monday, October 3, 2022

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Saturday, October 15, 2022

    Visalia Band Review

    Marching Band

    9am-12pm

    yes

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    El D Football Game

    Marching Band

    5pm-9pm

    yes

    Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Parent Meeting

    All Parents

    6pm Zoom

    Zoom

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Saturday, October 29, 2022

    Selma Band Review

    Marching Band

    9am-12pm

    yes

    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    Pismo Beach Band Review

    Marching Band

    4am-7pm

    yes

    Monday, November 28, 2022

    Visalia Christmas Parade

    Marching Band

    6pm-9pm

    yes

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    TKMEA Honor Band Auditions

    Concert Band

    Alpine Vista Tulare

     

    Monday, December 5, 2022

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Thursday, December 8, 2022

    Band Winter Concert

    All Bands

    6pm-9pm

    facility

    Friday, December 16, 2022

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Saturday, January 21, 2023

    TKMEA Honor Band Performance TBA

    Concert Band

    TBA

     

    Saturday, January 21, 2023

    TKMEA Honor Band Rehearsal TBA

    Concert Band

    TBA

     

    Monday, February 6, 2023

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Friday, February 24, 2023

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Monday, February 27, 2023

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Monday, March 6, 2023

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Thursday, March 9, 2023

    Pre-Festival Concert in JLC

    Concert Band

    6:30pm

    facility

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    TKMEA festival at Kingsburg

    Advanced Band

    10am-2pm

    yes

    Saturday, March 18, 2023

    Disneyland

    Advanced & Jazz

    3am-3am

    yes

    Thursday, March 30, 2023

    CMEA Jazz Festival

    Liberty MS in Hanford

    8am-12pm

    yes

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023

    La Joya Open House TBA

    all bands

    6pm-7:30pm

     

    Friday, April 14, 2023

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023

    Band Student Council Meeting

    Band ASB

    3:15pm-3:45pm

     

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023

    All district music festival Convention center

    Jazz Band & Adv Band

    6pm-7pm

     

    Thursday, May 18, 2023

    Band Spring Concert

    all bands

    6pm-9pm

    facility

    Friday, May 19, 2023

    Jazz Band Tour

    Jazz Band

    all day

    yes

    Friday, June 2, 2023

    end of grading period

    school

    7:15am

     

     

     

     2018 La Joya Jazz band


     

     

    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

    Remind at La Joya 22-23

     

    Advanced band:

    https://www.remind.com/join/924338d

    Intermediate band: 

    https://www.remind.com/join/767f268

    Beginning band: 

    https://www.remind.com/join/2e224h

    Jazz Band: 

    https://www.remind.com/join/b3bkeab

     

     


    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