CONGRATULATIONS 2016 HONOR ORCHESTRA!!

Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and earning a spot in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Honor Orchestra to represent La Quinta:

  • Samantha Dinh (2017) – Violin
  • Justin Pham (2018) – Violin
  • Yenli Nguyen (2017) – Violin
  • Michelle Vu (2017) – Violin

As a reminder, rehearsal and performance dates are listed on our GGUSD Honor Orchestra/Band page: click here

Please come and support the above students at the GGUSD Honor Orhcestra Concert (Honor Elementary, Honor Middle School, and Honor High School) on Thurs., March 3rd, 7pm @Don Wash Auditorium on Garden Grove HS Campus.

Thank you to all of those who took the time to prepare and audition for this prestigious group.

CONGRATULATIONS 2016 HONOR BAND!!

Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and earning a spot in the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Honor Band to represent La Quinta:

  • Helen Hoang (2018) – Flute
  • Sarah Medina (2016) – Alto Saxophone
  • Isaac Schweitzer (2017) – Euphonium

As a reminder, rehearsal and performance dates are listed on our GGUSD Honor Orchestra/Band page: click here

Please come and support the above students at the GGUSD Honor Band Concert (Honor Elementary, Honor Middle School, and Honor High School) on Thurs., April 7th, 7pm @Don Wash Auditorium on Garden Grove HS Campus.

Thank you to all of those who took the time to prepare and audition for this prestigious group.

BJ’s RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER – 01/13/16

 

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Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your family and friends while earning funds in support of the

La Quinta Color Guard

With each flyer presented during this FUNDRAISING EVENT, BJ’s will donate 15% OF FOOD AND SOFT BEVERAGE SALES to us!

 

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click on link to download flyer: bjs restaurant fundraiser flyer – 01-13-16

for more information, feel free to visit our facebook event page: TBA

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Hope everyone was able to ring in the new year with friends and family. 2015 was a phenomenal year for the music department, and I know 2016 will be even better.  Make the most of the remaining two days of the winter break. Looking forward to getting back to work with all of you on Monday, January 4, 2016!!

SOUPLANTATION FUNDRAISER – 12/29/15

Enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends by supporting the La Quinta HS Color Guard. Purchase a meal and beverage and 15% will come back to the program! Please do not hand out flyers at the restaurant and no coupons/discounts can be used with the fundraiser. Thank you very much!

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click on link to download flyer: souplantation fundraiser flyer – 12-29-15

for more information, feel free to visit our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/786789914780754/

WINTER BREAK

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Make sure to find time to relax, but still set time aside to practice, look over your music, and work on enhancing your musical skills so we can continue pushing when we return on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Keep checking your respective google classroom and/or facebook group page for:

  • sheet music,
  • more information about finals,
  • more information about concert reports and projects, and
  • any other pertinent information to prepare you for a successful 2016

Enjoy your well-deserved winter break!! Looking forward to seeing you well-rested in a couple weeks!

GOODWILL DONATION DRIVE

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Some great news.  La Quinta HS Friends of Music has once again be selected to host a Goodwill Donation Drive. Last year we collected the 4th largest amount in Orange County.
 This event has three benefits:
1. It provides items for Goodwill Industry programs.
    They provide jobs for many who would not be employable elsewhere.
2. It provides the opportunity to our sons and daughters to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
    Last year we had 80 enthusiastic students show up at 6 AM on a Sunday!  Many more throughout the day.
3. Goodwill pays us $75 for every “rolling cage” that we fill.
    We filled 30 cages last year, 1 1/2 semi-trailers.
OK, one more….gives us a reason to clean out our homes and garages for a great cause.
The event date is not confirmed yet, likely in April.  Even though this is a long ways off, the key to a successful drive is pre-collecting items before the event. We will have pre-collection dates in the months leading up to the event.
The requested items are clothing, household goods (no furniture), and eWaste.  
Corporate donations are key to our success. Last year eWaste really helped as we received a large corporate donation of 19 pallets of monitors, computers, keyboards, and cables.  We need your help by talking to your employer.  Most companies have old office equipment that they need to dispose of.  We can arrange pickup.
This time of year, many of us will be cleaning out our closets and stuff.  Please start putting things aside.  If you have items that you really want to have removed right now call me and we can make arrangements.
Lastly, don’t forget about the Amazon Smile program.  Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7159251 and login with your Amazon account. From then on, any Amazon purchase you make will automatically result in a donation to the LQ Music Program.
Happy Holidays!!
Eric Thibodeau
714-883-0428
President
Friends of Music

CONGRATULATIONS WINTER DRUMLINE!

Congratulations to the following students for earning a spot in our award-winning, extra-curricular group, Winter Drumline!

Winter Drumline Page

FRONT ENSEMBLE/PIT (17)

  • Hannah Bui (2018)
  • Emily Dao (2019)
  • Marigold Doan (2017)
  • Jordan Douangmala (2018)
  • David Ho (2019)
  • Sara Khoe (2017)*
  • Dat Le (2019)
  • Lily Le (2019)
  • Mirabelle Le (2019)
  • Angie Nguyen (2017)*
  • Jessie Nguyen (2016)
  • Quyen Nguyen (2019)
  • Yenli Nguyen (2017)
  • Minh Ong (2019)
  • Shirley Taylor (2018)
  • Emily Ton (2017)#
  • Michael Tran (2017)

SNARE DRUM (3)

  • Antonio (Tony) Nguyen (2016)#
  • Jimmy Nguyen (2017)
  • Brian Vo (2017)

TENOR DRUM (2)

  • Sebastian Gonzales (2017)*
  • Tony Phan (2016)#

BASS DRUM (5)

  • Alexander Nguyen (2018)
  • Brandon Nguyen (2019)
  • Millie Nguyen (2018)
  • Linh Ong (2016)*#
  • Thuan Tran (2017)

CYMBALS (5)

  • Brandon Huynh (2019)
  • Crystal Le (2019)
  • Andy Nguyen (2018)
  • Anthony Tran (2017)#
  • Michelle Vu (2017)

TOTAL (32)

CONGRATULATIONS WINTER GUARD!

Congratulations to the following students for earning a spot in our award-winning, extra-curricular group, Winter Guard!

Winter Guard Page

WINTER GUARD

  • Elizabeth Lai (2019)
  • Becky Lee (2017)
  • Hillary Ngo (2017)#
  • Julia Ngo (2017)#
  • David Nguyen (2016)#
  • Julie Vy Nguyen (2017)
  • Karen Nguyen (2019)
  • Kristine Nguyen (2019)
  • Laura Nguyen (2017)#
  • Melissa Nguyen (2019)
  • Brigitte Sabello (2017)
  • Kevin  Son (2016)
  • Phuc Tran (???)
  • Thanh-Mai Tran (2016)
  • Christina Yang (2018)#

TOTAL (15)

Weekly Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th, from 6pm to 9pm.

Please bring: water, comfortable all-black attire (dance clothes for returning members), closed-toe shoes. For the ladies, please have your hair pulled back and out of your face. Congratulations and we are looking forward to working with you this upcoming season!