We will be hosting the RBR End-of-Season Holiday Awards Banquet for RBR students and their families on Wednesday, November 30th, from 6 PM. The banquet will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest. See the map below for the location.
After everyone eats their dinner, Mr. Miller will be presenting awards to the RBR Marching Band students.
The event will also help raise funds for RBR, as 15% of your bill (excluding alcohol) will be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings back to the program.
Families are welcomed and encouraged. It will be a fantastic way to celebrate another amazing season. Hope to see you all there!
Click here for a Google Maps link to Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest.
Winter is coming! And with it comes stress from the holiday rush, finals, and college applications. It's enough to get anyone down. But we have just the thing to lift your spirits and prepare you for the holidays: the December IMPB Newsletter! It's hot off the presses, produced by our hard-working President, Music Program Director, and Booster Board members. In it is information about current sales, the December ensemble concerts, Winter Guard and Winter Percussion schedules, the RBR Banquet at Buffalo Wild Wings, the January trip to Disneyland, the Boba Bee drink-out, fundraisers, donations, and the Music Angels and corporate sponsorship programs. It has all the information you need to make the most of this holiday music season. We hope you celebrate it with us!
December 2022 Newsletter
Winter percussion clinics begin today at 5 PM. If you're looking to complement your fall RBR experience, Winter Percussion is a great way to fill-in the off-season and gain additional experience in a music-in-motion ensemble (for RBR Color Guard, there is Winter Guard). Plus, you don't have to enroll in Physical Ed for the semester.
Clinic dates and times from now to the end of the year are as follows:
For more details on the Winter Percussion program, check our ensemble page here.
We are holding our annual Mickman's Gift-It-Forward Online Holiday Sales Fundraiser! Order your wreaths, centerpieces, and other decorative holiday items online from Mickman's, and they will donate $8 to the El Toro High School Music Program for each item ordered. Items ordered will ship directly to your door via FedEx.
This is a great fundraiser for us, as placing an order is super-easy, and shipping is handled automatically. The wreaths, centerpieces, and other items look beautiful and have been very popular as holiday gifts with family and friends. It is the go-to place for holiday decorations. Anyone can order online (use the fundraiser code ELTOROCA004): friends, neighbors, colleagues, and relatives, from anywhere in the United States. You can also have items shipped to recipients of your choosing as a gift, with a unique gift message included.
The deadline for ordering is Friday, December 9th.
To place an order:
Mickman's Gift-It-Forward Holiday Fundraiser Flyer
Evergreen products shipped to Southern California are shipped to arrive no earlier than December 1st, to ensure that the fresh evergreens last through the Holidays. So now is the time to get your order in to ensure your decorations arrive in plenty of time for the holiday season. Shipping of all orders takes place up until December 15th. Please allow at least 1-3 business days for processing and then 2-5 business days for shipping after placing your order.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you all enjoy the week off from school and have a chance to celebrate the holiday. Here are some events to look forward to in the coming weeks:
RBR's FINAL competition of the season will be at the WBA State Grand Championship on Sunday, 11/20, being held at Chaffey High School in Ontario. Again, the students will be performing this season's show, "The Blue Forest."
We need volunteers from our wonderful and dedicated Booster parents! Please click here for volunteer duty sign-ups.
The basic itinerary for the day is as follows:
Tickets for admission are $30 for Adults, $25 for Military with ID, $20 for children 5-112, and free for children under 5. Spectator parking is $10.
We hope to see you out there. Please join us in supporting our kids!
WBA Grand Championships at Chaffey High School Itinerary
WBA Championships Information Packet and Maps
For the first time in twenty years, El Toro High School's Royal Blue Regiment has placed FIRST in the WBA State Division Championships! RBR competed in the AA Division and finished with a season-high score of 86.625.
Congratulations to our kids, Boosters, coaches, staff, and Music Director Brandon Miller!
Sunday, the RBR returns to compete in the 1A/2A/3A Group State Grand Championship. They will be seeded in sixth place. Please come out and join us in supporting our kids in their final performance of the season as they compete against the giants from three all-state divisions!
The RBR has the opportunity to perform in a marching parade at Disneyland on January 20th, 2023. The RBR traditionally marches at Disneyland every year, and it is always a really fun trip. This year marks the RBR's return to Disneyland for the first time since 2019.
If you are reading this and are not in the RBR, that is because Mr. Miller has decided to open up this opportunity to those students that play a band instrument but couldn't participate in marching band this season. The cost of the trip is $155 per student. The payment and form is due Friday 11/18, but it can be turned in after the Thanksgiving break if you are just hearing about this and need a little more time.
STUDENTS, please fill out this Google form if you are interested in attending. Please read the letter below for ALL information pertinent to this trip. You can also make payment with the PayPal link below. Finally, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Miller with any questions that you may have.
We finally get to resume this tradition for the first time in four years. Let's make it a memorable return and try to get as many kids as we can to join and make it as fun as possible. Hope to have you join us!
2023 ETHS Music Trip to Disneyland
Our monthly General Booster Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14th, from 7:00 PM. All Booster parents are encouraged to attend (i.e. every parent with a child in the music program). In light of marching band championships this coming weekend, this meeting is considered mandatory for all parents of students in the RBR as we will be discussing important topics relevant to this weekend's events.
We will also be discussing the upcoming Holiday concerts, ordering of concert attire, and the kick-off of the Christmas Mickman’s Greenery Sale!
We will be meeting in the band room on campus. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
So please come out, and hope to see you all there!
Wednesday is our dine-out fundraiser at The Habit Burger Grill in Lake Forest (click here for a map to their location). Treat your family to a burger night while benefiting your favorite high school music program!
20% of all proceeds will be donated to the program. Please be sure to present the flyer below to the cashier upon ordering (on your phone is fine).
Also, at 7 PM we will be holding the drawing for the Disney Opportunity Fundraiser. Come out and join us then, and help acknowledge the efforts of the students to help fund the music program.
The Habit - Dine-out Flyer
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