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Winter Guard with Saratoga High School:

- A note from Mariah Hemminger:

This year, due to timing of how the fall season has gone, Mr. Pens and I discussed combining with the Saratoga Guard. This would require a lot of commitment but would be extremely beneficial to the guard members. 

I know not all of the students would be able to join, so I am going to be holding some clinics throughout the spring to teach more techniques, get the middle school involved a little more, and try and get friends of our members interested. 


  • Parents and students would be required to go to the informational meeting on the 12th at Saratoga High School. —This meeting should have a more solid schedule with times for the whole season 
  • Starting in January, almost every Saturday is a rehearsal day. This Saturday (12/9) there is a 8am-12pm rehearsal.
  • They do all of the “8th period” class time which runs from 2:15-3:45, LGHS students would need to get there asap after class. Some weeks are M/W/F, some weeks are T/TH
  • There is also a facebook group for the students to get any additional info when the season gets going
  • There is a camp 1/1-1/5 with the Evaluation Show on 1/6. The bulk of the show would be learned at this camp, so it would be extremely important to be there for all of it. 

If any students or parents have any questions, please have them e-mail Mariah Hemminger at m.hemminger@yahoo.com

If you have any outstanding expenses for this past marching season, including band camp, for which you will be submitting a reimbursement request, Debbie Sacks (our Treasurer) has requested that you submit them before December 15.  Any expenses submitted by that date will be reimbursed before the holidays.

If your student intends to try out for County Honor Band, the auditions will be held on Friday, December 8 at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale. You should sign up in advance using this online form. More information is available at http://sccbda.org/calendar.

We need a parent or two to help out with the Jan. 17 8th grade info night... to serve pizza from 5:45-7:30. http://lghsmusic.ivolunteer.com/event_007

Signups will go up soon for our annual Christmas Tree pickup. Students can sign up to participate and are assigned an area. They create and distribute fliers, and then pick up Christmas Trees all day on January 6, 2018. It’s a long day and a lot of work, but depending on the amount of work your student puts in, they can net $1000 or more! Proceeds can be used for LGHS Music-related activities, including the Spain trip. Parent participation is essential (someone needs to drive the truck on pickup day). We are looking for a leader to shadow Bill as this year’s pickup is planned and executed, so that the fundraiser can continue next year. Please contact bgallmeister@yahoo.com if you are interested.