MUSIC NEWS

THIS WEEK FROM MR. LEFF

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Please see the schedule for this week below:

 

Schedule for the Week

Tuesday- Marching Band Practice/Trunk or Treat, 6pm-9pm (Sectionals for Tuesday groups 5pm-6pm)

Wednesday- Symphonic Band rehearsal, 8am-9:15am in the band room

Thursday- Marching Band Practice, 6pm-9pm (Sectionals for Thursday groups 5pm-6pm)

Friday- Football Game with Rancho Pico, call time 5pm

Saturday- Hart Rampage Tournament (see below for details)

 

Valencia Tournament Recap

 

Last Saturday night, our Wildcat Marching Band took the field in competition for the first time since 2019 when the band was crowned Champions.  They did an outstanding job, winning 1st Place in the 4A Division, as well as Tournament Sweepstakes for Percussion, Color Guard, and the High Visual Award!  Thanks to all parents who helped with uniforms, food, towing, and equipment.

 

TRUNK-or-TREAT Tuesday night! 

 

Please come join us for this very fun night! This is a much needed  treat night for our hardworking kids, they look forward to it every year and the success of this event depends on YOUR  participation.  So dress up your car and grab some candy to pass out and meet us in the parking lot during practice Tuesday night.  Details and RSVP in the link below. 

 

Students may wear school appropriate costumes that evening as long as it does not interfere in any way with their ability to practice. Please bring a bag to collect candy. 

 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70A0D4CA4A729A13-trunk2

 

Questions? Email Ashley

Social@westranchboosters.com

 

Fundraiser ends Thursday! 

 

This is the final push for our discount card fundraiser!  Please encourage and help your student in the last few days of this very important fundraiser.  This fundraiser ends on Thursday, October 28th.  We need everyone to participate, less than 50% of the students have sold any cards so far. This is vital to our music organization, if we don’t meet our goals we will have to make necessary budget cuts which hinder the success of this program. You can help your student by sharing their link with friends and family anywhere in the country and on your own social media.  We thank you for your support!! 

 

Football Game Friday - call time 5 pm

 

This is our last scheduled football game of the season (our team is doing well, so playoffs TBD), and it is our annual recruitment night where the Rancho Pico 8th graders join us.  Call time for all students will be 5 pm, so we can make sure we are ready before the Rancho Pico students join us at 6 pm.  

 

Hart Rampage Tournament Saturday

 

This Saturday is the Annual Hart Rampage field show tournament at College of the Canyons. Admission for parents is $10 and West Ranch will be performing at 7:30pm.

 

You can find out more details, including the schedule and information about parking by clicking on this link.

 

This is one of our premier events for the year and we hope all parents will be able to make it down the hill to support our students. There will be close to 5,000 spectators cheering us on when we perform! Please note that the information I have received from the site specifically states that all parents will need wristbands to enter the stadium, even those that are just pushing in the front ensemble. Please be sure to purchase your ticket if you are going to be helping on Saturday.  Students will need to bring money for dinner, $15 should be adequate.

  

The schedule for Saturday is as follows:

 

11:00 am         Practice begins at West Ranch
1:00 pm           Practice ends/load trailers

(All students except those needed to load the trailers will depart at 1pm on their own)


2:30 pm           Students will meet at the COC Performing Arts Center

Drop off is noted on the attached map.  Please DO NOT be late as we will all have to wait for anyone who is tardy. Pick-Up will be at the same location at the end of the evening. Parking for students driving themselves is located in any of the lots off of Valencia Blvd.

 

2:45 pm           Percussion/Prop students unload equipment/all other students into stadium
5:00 pm           Students will meet to head up as a group to the trailers
5:20  pm          Change/stretch
5:50 pm           Marching warm up
6:15 pm           Warm up begins (Area A)
6:35 pm           Music ensemble
6:45 pm           Pit/Props move
6:55 pm           Band moves
7:15 pm           Stage
7:30 pm           Perform
7:45 pm           Return to trailers/change/load
8:30 pm           Return to stadium
9:00 pm           Awards
9:45 pm           Back to trailers/load
10:15 pm         Students will be ready for pick up at Performing Arts Center

 

There's a lot going on this week, and next week, and the week after that... so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you all for your support of West Ranch Music!

Brian Leff

Director of Jazz Studies

West Ranch High School

(661) 222-1220 x645

bleff@hartdistrict.org