News and Notes
SPRING IS HERE!
Another successful fall season has come and gone, and we are looking ahead to a full second semester. Multiple groups – Concert Band, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, Winterguard, Drumline, and Jazz groups all have their schedules being finalized and pieces being prepared. Several booster events will be happening this spring, needing everyone’s support in different ways. The LATEST CALENDAR can be found at www.savannaband.com.
SAVANNA WGASC HOSTED SHOWS
Savanna has been selected to host not one, but TWO Winterguard shows this year. Our first is Saturday, February 8th and the second is Sunday, March 9th. These competitions will be held on campus in the gymnasium at Savanna High School. These are great fundraising opportunities for us, and all students will be required to work one shift between the two shows. Plan to attend the parent meeting on Thursday, February 6 for final details of the days schedule. We still have some open spots, contact us if you can volunteer some time!
The first performance of the concert season is Friday, February 7, with our annual District Honor Band concert. Held at Kennedy Performing Arts Center, this is a great evening of music showcasing the best musicians across the district. Festival season kicks into high gear with performances and outings in March.
WINTERGUARD AND DRUMLINE
Winterguard kicks off their season at our first show on February 8! Come and support our two guards and the whole group by volunteering or attending that day. They will also be competing at an out-of-state show in Las Vegas NV the weekend of March 28-30.
Drumline’s first show of the season is on March 15 at Marina High School. However, they will be holding a parent preview the last hour of rehearsal the night prior, from 5-6pm. Come out and support our indoor Drumline and Percussion students!
SAVANNA GOLF CLASSIC
Our Sixth Annual Golf Classic will be held at Westridge Golf Club in La Habra on Friday, April 11. Reduced pricing is available for all golfers registering before March 1. If you are interested in helping out the golf team that is coordinating this event, please contact Fred Ortega. Details and registration information can be found on the Golf Classic page. We have a blast planning and running this event, there is no other one like it!
OUR POWERHOUSE PROGRAM
Once again — we cannot support our POWERHOUSE PROGRAM without everyone’s support. Your commitment to our program is vital; as you can see, we have LOTS of things happening in the second semester. Multiple smaller groups going in different directions means the same amount of volunteer chaperone support is needed. Three major fundraising events happening in the spring mean everyone’s help is needed.
By now everyone should have received their latest commitment information. Contact us with any questions you have, and be sure to come to the parent meetings scheduled for the first Thursday of every month.
Fair Share payments for second semester activities are due now. We work hard to keep the costs down for each student, but if these are not met, the whole group suffers. Commitment costs are per student, and without everyone’s financial support, our program cannot operate.
Your Booster Board is working hard to ensure that all students get the best possible experience in our program. Help support your program, it will be a great year!