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Important Booster information!

Thank you for those who attended the Booster meeting on Monday night.  For those who were unable to attend, here is some information for you.

See the flyer for our CPK day/night on Wed. September 24th. Our fundraiser is all day and until the evening.    Please pass this along to any of your friends and family to support our Jazz Band.

Picnic date change:  We needed to change the date again, due to conflicts with Marching Band ( which includes some of our Jazz band students )  Final date Saturday Oct. 4th  1-4 pm  place tba

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Welcome Letter & Info from Booster President

LosAlJazzlogoSeptember 6, 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome, new and returning jazz band families!  Congratulations to all of you for supporting the program and being an active member of the booster club.

The purpose of the Los Alamitos Jazz Band Booster Club is to provide support and promote our students’ love for jazz.  We are fortunate to have Mr. John Rush as our students’ music director.  Mr. Rush provides uncompromising commitment to the LAHS Jazz Band Program.  He goes that extra mile to motivate and prepare our students in this highly competitive field in which our students have chosen to investigate, experience, and, ultimately, enjoy. Continue reading

New School Year Jazz Info

2014-2015Upcoming Info from the Los Al Jazz Booster President, Christine Leibl:

First, I would like to thank Jeff Cooper for stepping up as our treasurer!

Please mark your calendars-

  • First Booster Meeting-  Monday- Sept. 15th @ 7 pm in Band Room
  • Wed. Sept. 17th-   Back to School Night-  Jazz 1 will be performing
  • Saturday, Sept. 20th  Beach day get together at Bolsa Chica Beach

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Jazz 1 receives 2nd place in the AAAA division of the California Alliance for Jazz State Championships

Below is a sneek peak at an inter-office email from our director Mr. Rush to Principal Dr. Arnold and Superintendent Dr. Kropp. It outlines some great news!

From: John Rush
Date: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:57 PM
Subject: FW: CAJ State ChampionshipsCaliAllianceforJAZZ
To: LAHS Principal Joshua Arnold & LAUSD Superintendent Sherry Kropp 

Josh and Sherry,

Please join me in Congratulating Los Alamitos High School Jazz 1 for receiving 2nd place in the AAAA division of the California Alliance for Jazz State Championships.  This prestigious state wide jazz championship award is given to the most outstanding jazz programs in High School and Junior High Schools in the state of California.  “We are thrilled and honored to be selected as one of the top jazz band programs in the State of California.” This is the first time the jazz program has competed in this particular Jazz Championship. CA-AllianceForJazz

Here is a list of our outstanding musicians led by our seniors Bobby Burton, Adam Hansard, Dean Reeves, Cameron Thrower, Jason Watts and Donny Zeccola.  We would like to thank our wonderful jazz booster parents for all their support and the LAHS administration and staff for their support and recognition throughout the year as well.


Please join us at our end of the year Spring into Summer Concert Tuesday May 20, 2014 in the LAHS P.A.C. featuring Jazz 1 performing with an award winning vocalist from our Show Choir singing Michael Buble’, Energy filled Jazz 2 and the young but very talented Jazz 3.  Also performing that evening is the String Orchestra with special Senior guests Chris and Ben Yeh performing Vivaldi’s double cello concerto and a combined Full Orchestra performing music from the Lord of the Rings motion picture soundtrack and much more.  I hope to see you all there.

All the Best!

John Rush
Director of Jazz Studies, String Orchestra & Music Appreciation
Performing Arts Department Chair
Los Alamitos High School

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