|Tetzlaff Performing Arts Department||
Weekly Update 2/23- 2/29
It was great seeing so many parents and families at our Open House event last week! Great job to our jazz band on your performance and thank you to everybody who came out before the Open House to support us!
Getting back into the groove with a more normal schedule this week. Don't forget to check the weekly schedule at the bottom of the email!
Here is what is going on this week:
Spring Concert Date Change- New date TUESDAY MARCH 10th!
Our spring concert date has moved to Tuesday March 10th from it's original date. Please mark you calendars and plan accordingly!! Students should have an itinerary for the performance Monday or Tuesday.
As a general note, please remember that excused absences from any performance in our band and colorguard program require a two week written notice.
Colorguard Monrovia Competition Information/ Itinerary
We are excited to be making our Monrovia competition into a full day team bonding experience!! I have attached the itinerary to this email, and have listed important notes below.
Times- Please check the schedule attached for detailed times
Gate Open- 5:30AM
Ready Time- 6:30AM
Arrive at Tetzlaff- 7:00PM
Students need to turn in $22 to Ms. Melissa or Mr. Gullett by Thursday 2/27 to cover the team activity (mini golf) and our dinner (Souplantation). Students who wish to purchase Starbucks for breakfast, play extra at the mini golf place or buy any souvenirs from the show should bring additional money.
Breakfast- Plan to eat at least a light breakfast before arriving. We will be going to Starbucks after the performance at approximately 10AM. Students who wish to purchase something should bring additional money ($10- 15)
Lunch/ Dinner- We will be having a late lunch/ early dinner at 4PM at Souplantation. This is included in the money students are turning in this week.
Students who are doing early checkout need to have already informed Ms. Melissa (Date to turn in a note was this past Friday because we needed to make reservations) and will checkout immediately after the performance and need to leave with their parents at that time.
Wristbands for parents and families wanting to watch the performance are $15 sold at the door. That gets you into shows for the entire day including some World Class Diamonte that evening (who unfortunately we're not going to be able to stay late enough to see)
We HIGHLY encourage families to not check students check out early and help make our team day successful!
Cerritos High School Band & Colorguard Information
Mr. Reider from CHS stopped by last week and gave information about how to sign up for band and colorguard! He also left a flyer for families with more information and sent me a PDF that I have attached.
If you have any other questions regarding CHS band and colorguard, Mr. Reider encourages you to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artesia High School Band Visit
Unfortunately Mr. Adame was sick on Tuesday this past week, but he will be visiting us this week!! If you're home school is Artesia or you are considering joining their program, this will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you have. He will also be running a clinic with our band during his visit!
After School Rehearsal Schedule
Monday- Jazz Band, 2:20- 3:45PM
Tuesday- Musical 3:00- 5:00PM
Wednesday- Musical, 3:00- 5:00PM
Thursday- Jazz Band 2:20- 3:45PM
Colorguard, 2:20- 3:45PM
Friday- Colorguard, 1:10- 2:30PM
Saturday- Colorguard Monrovia Competition/ Team Day!!
Upcoming Events and Performances
2/29, Colorguard Competition @ Monrovia HS
3/10, Spring Concert- DATE CHANGE
3/18, SCSBOA Festival @ Wilson HS DURING SCHOOL (date/ location change)
3/19, ABCUSD Festival @ Whitney HS, after school
3/21, Colorguard Competition @ Paramount HS
3/27- 3/29, San Diego Trip to forum festival
Festival Concert Dress
We will be attending 3 music festivals where we will be adjudicated for our performance (including San Diego). For these events, students have a more formal attire that they need to be in. For all of these performances all jewelry will need to be not be visible. We will be going over the details for the concert dress at the meeting if you have any questions! Here are the options for what the can wear for those performance
- White button up shirt (long sleeve for boys, long or short sleeve ok for girls), black pants/ slacks (no jeans), black socks, black dress shoes (flats ok). Solid black ties/ black bow ties optional **RECOMMENDED!!**
- White button up shirt (same details as before), long black skirt that goes down near the ankles while seated, black dress shoes (flats ok).
- Long solid black dress that completely covers the shoulders and goes down near the ankles while seated, black dress shoes.
ABCUSD Honor Band
San Diego Trip 2019- Advanced Band Receives Gold Rating!
Great job to all of our advanced band students who traveled with us to San Diego for a weekend of performance and fun!! The group earned a Gold Rating (highest rating possible) for their performance at the Chula Vista Performing Arts High School Forum Festival. We would also like to congratulate our tuba section on receiving an outstanding section award! In addition to the performance, the group traveled via charter bus to excursions throughout San Diego including Sea World, Old Town San Diego and more! Thank you to our students for continuing to represent our school and band program in a fantastic way!
Unfortunately this year our performance got rained out, but we still had a fantastic time hanging out with friends, getting drenched at Disneyland and checking out the backstage area! Hopefully next year we will stay a little dryer!!
Pictures and Videos- Did you get a picture or video of the group from the performance?? If so, PLEASE send me a copy so that we can start collecting it all for our end of the year "yearbook." There are also many of you who have photos from other performances. Please get those to Mr. Gullett as soon as possible so we can get working on it ahead of time.
If you would like to check out my copy of our "official" Disneyland photo to copy or scan for yourself, you may do so. Please send your student to me and I will put them on the list. What I do ask is that anybody who borrows my picture return it the next school day so that everybody who needs to borrow it has a chance. Thanks
Sign Up for Remind!
Our Tetzlaff Band and Colorguard Remind App is Here!! The remind app is a way for myself and Mrs. De La Cruz to send text message reminders to everybody that come from a "one way, no- reply" phone number through the app. This protects all phone numbers of families and students who sign up for the app (nobody besides the remind app receives your phone number, including myself).
We will be using this tool primarily for updates during performances, last minute changes/ reminders for events, and reminders on when donations/ forms/ etc can be turned in. We do not plan on using it to remind students and parents of our regular schedule practices or things that are part of the daily routine.
To join the advanced band and colorguard list, simply follow text "@2f950" to phone number "81010"! You should receive a text message back confirming you are signed up. You do not need to download an app or go online to sign up. It does not cost any money to join, however standard text messaging rates do apply if you do not have unlimited text messages on your phone plan.
If you need help signing up, see the flyer attached or contact Mr. Gullett!
2014 Music Man Performance
WOW what a week!! I could not be more proud of the accomplishments and hard work of our students and the results of the weekend. We received so many positive compliments there was no way to keep count! Everybody from Musical Theatre West was extremely complimentary of our program and impressed by their performance.
This hard work paid off in a performing experience that our students will remember for the rest of their life and I am so happy to have been able to be a part of the experience!
I want to thank our phenomenal parents for all their help throughout the week, especially those able to made the trip to Carpenter Center with us! A special thank you to our parent coordinator Kris Gasporro for all the help planning for the week as well. Last I want to make sure to thank our students for all the hard work they put in to make this happen- not just this week, but all year to get to a point where we could perform this on such short notice. YOU ROCK TROJAN BAND AND COLORGUARD!!
Tetzlaff Receives "Schools To Watch" Recognition In Washington DC
Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy was recognized at the annual "Schools To Watch" conference in Washington DC this summer as a 2014 School To Watch Recipient!! A team from our school and our Superintendent Dr. Mary Seiu were attendance at the event. The team met with our area congresswoman and presented about our Pre-AP curriculum to the conference attendees as well. All of us at Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy are extremely proud of the hard work of all of our students to help us become one of the best schools in California!!
Tetzlaff Performing Arts Overview Video
Tetzlaff Band and Colorguard at the 2018 Chino Band Review
Tetzlaff Band at 2017 Forum Music Festival in San Diego
Tetzlaff 2016 Shrek The Musical Jr. Production
Why Music Matters- A MUST WATCH!!
Ted Talk- How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain