This Wednesday, October 13th, the El Toro High School Instrumental Music Program will host their Fall Concert. The concert begins at 7 PM in Charger Hall. Admission for this concert is FREE! We will be featuring outstanding performances from our Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Combined Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble!
We will also be hosting a bake sale before the concert and during intermission, so please consider donating a baked item to our sale table. Use this link to volunteer to make a baked goods donation. Please individually wrap your items for ease of distribution and drop-off before the performance.
We will also have information on our Concert Attire (get your orders in this week if you haven't already!), holiday wreaths and trees, as well as ETHS instrumental music merchandise for sale, which make great Christmas presents!
Come on out to our first performance of the year to hear these fantastic music ensembles!
Our public upload link is live again, courtesy of MEGA Cloud Drive. If you have any photos, videos, or other media that you would like to have posted on our website, Instagram, YouTube page, newsletter, the year-end music scrapbook, or Facebook, please send it to us!
MEGA is based in New Zealand and is a great, affordable cloud drive provider. They have been accommodating of the fact that we are a school non-profit and have been very responsive on customer and technical support.
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Our next Music Boosters general meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This is a general meeting; all music program parents are encouraged to attend. We will be discussing concert attire, our upcoming competitions, and the remaining football games. We will also be electing two board members into office: Treasurer, Pardip Rai, and VP of Admin, Jill Nogle.
We appreciate all of the financial contributions to our program. By this time, all RBR donations should have been fulfilled. If you have any questions on what you have paid to date, please contact us by email.
Thursday evening at the end of marching band practice we will have another weekly drawing for students that sold tickets for our Disney Opportunity Drawing Fundraiser. Your student has the opportunity to win a gift card each week. Please remind your student to return ticket stubs sold and money by the start of practice on Thursday for an opportunity to be entered into the weekly drawing.
The meeting will be held in the band room, so please be sure to bring your masks. Those who are uncomfortable attending in-person can attend via Zoom (click here).
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Our Disneyland raffle fundraiser has begun! We are having a raffle to win prizes, with the grand prize being four Disneyland Anaheim Resort Part Hopper Passes (with parking).
After practice on September 30th, ten raffle tickets were distributed to the students last week, to sell to family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone interested in supporting our music program. More tickets are available for students who sell through their first batch. Please ask your kids about it if they haven't notified you already.
Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket provides an opportunity to win one of the following prizes:
We are asking every student to each sell 15-20 tickets, which will help raise close to $10,000 to help with the expenses that we have accrued throughout the music season.
Sellers Rewards: for every 10 tickets sold, students will have the opportunity to win a $10 gift card to either Canes, Starbucks, In-n-Out, Chipotle, or Subway.
A winner will be drawn every Thursday, starting October 7th, until November 4th. The sooner and more you sell, the better your chance to win!
On November 10th, the student who sold the MOST tickets will be rewarded with a $50 gift card.
Please return all monies (cash or check payable to ETHS IMPB) and ticket stubs with purchaser’s information in an envelope to the music room.
We will announce the winners of the Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Most Tickets Sold at our Dine-out at Wahoo’s, Foothill Ranch, on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 PM.
The sale will go now thru November 10th. Further details are available in the flyer below.
For any questions or if you need more tickets, please text Mrs. Renna at (714) 651-5927.
The October newsletter is out, hot off the presses, produced by our hard-working President, Parliamentarian, and Booster Board members! In it is information about the Spirit Wear Sale, the Disneyland Opportunity Drawing Fundraiser, the October RBR practice and football schedule, the Dine-Out Night at Brizio's, upcoming fundraisers, donations, Project Inspire, and the Music Angels sponsorship program. Please click below to view it.
A huge congratulations goes out to the members of the Royal Blue Regiment! This past Saturday they competed in their first competition of the season at the Mission Viejo Field Show Tournament. Competing in the 3A Division, the R-B-R had an amazing performance and earned first place overall with a score of 71.050. They took caption awards for Best Visual, Best Color Guard, Best Music, and Best General Effect. Complete results can be viewed on the WBA site.
The Aliso Niguel Tournament that was scheduled for October 9th has been CANCELED. We have added a show to replace it. We will now be attending the competition at Don Lugo High School on Saturday, November 6th.
On Saturday, October 16th, Mr. Miller may add a rehearsal. He will inform as soon as he has this confirmed. If there is no rehearsal, we will be painting props in the morning/early afternoon. The more help we can get, the faster this will go.
The next tournament will be at Kennedy High School in La Palma on October 23rd.
RBR's first competition of the season will be at Mission Viejo High School, taking place on Saturday, October 2nd. Again, the kids will be performing this season's show, "Building Towards Tomorrow," featuring a musical piece entitled, "A Bridge Between Two Eras." The title is a reference to the building of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.
We need volunteers from our wonderful and dedicated Booster parents! Please click here for volunteer duty sign-ups.
Student call time is 3:15 PM at El Toro. Our performance time is 7:51 PM. Students will be ready to be picked up at 10:45 PM from El Toro. The day's itinerary is available below.
Please sign-up to help with volunteer duties at the home football game tonight, where our RBR musicians will be performing pep tunes in support of our Chargers football team (who so far is undefeated this season). Our kids can't take the field without our help. It's also great fun for the parents.
Volunteers will be meeting in front of the band room at 5:30 PM.
And if you can't volunteer, we still hope to see you at the game. The Music Boosters are usually seated at the opposite end from the entrance—look for a sea of boosters t-shirts. So come out and show some school spirit, and your support for our band and football players!
To all parents with students who are in Marching Band—the following "Authorization to Treat a Minor" form needs to be completed and turned-in prior to the competition at Mission Viejo High School. Please turn in completed forms to Mr. Miller.
All instrumental music students (except Jazz Band) will be required to wear formal concert attire for the 2021-2022 music season, as described below.
Girls will have two options: 1) dress or 2) shirt & pants combo.
Boys will wear a black tuxedo (with white shirt and royal blue bow tie).
How to Place Your Order
You will place your order directly with Cousins at their website. You may provide your own formal black shoes or order from Cousins Concert Attire.
If you need assistance in getting the appropriate measurements for your child, please use the link at the Concert Attire website for directions on how to measure your child, or telephone the company for step-by-step directions.
Please note: All garments come without a hem. In the past, we successfully used Original Hems Studio, 23034 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest (949) 916-0111. But you can use your own alterations shop or do the alterations yourself.
Please remember to leave time for ordering, shipping, and alterations to have your concert attire ready on time. Ordering deadline is October 8th. Late orders will be accepted, but they will not likely arrive in time for the December concert.
We have a limited quantity of gently used attire available as well. Please inquire for details with Fidelma.
For additional info, please visit the Cousins Concert Attire website. Please contact Fidelma Roberts by phone or email with any questions or concerns.
Information and details can be downloaded below.
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