SPHS Music Boosters

We will miss you Mr. Crawford!

We will be saying good-bye to our beloved music director, Mr. Howard Crawford, at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Please join us in celebrating his career and legacy at a special reception hosted by SPHS Music Boosters on Saturday June 1 from 2-4 pm. RSVP here. Mr. Crawford’s work at SPHS in growing and sustaining a thriving music program has benefited thousands of students and families over the past 34 years. His lasting influence on our community is hard to overstate. Mr. Crawford’s family is leading a campaign to have the SPHS band room renamed in his honor, as has been done for educators that have made exceptional contributions to SPUSD. You can help support this effort by signing and sharing the petition to the school board at this link.

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Dedication of SPHS Instrumental Music Trailer!

On October 3, 2023, we held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our brand new 53-foot equipment trailer! Thank you to the South Pasadena Unified School District for this wonderful gift and your steadfast support for SPHS Instrumental Music! We are deeply grateful to SPUSD, Mr. Crawford, our talented students, and our incredible volunteers (parents, grandparents, alumni, neighbors, alike!) for making this wonderful program possible. The Tiger Band & Guard can’t wait to take their brand new trailer on the road in competition!

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2023-2024 Music Family Registration – Information Form and Student Fees

Checklist for new and returning Music Boosters families  Read the Welcome Letter, to have an overview of  the music programs and what to expect from parents and students. Complete the Student/Parent Information Form to let us know how to accommodate and contact you in the future.  Contribute for Student Contributions, which cover meals, training apparels and other personal items. You may also pay with Check/Cash/Zelle, with the paper forms distributed in the classroom.  Check or Subscribe to our Calendar for all the upcoming events.  Keep Connected – Join us on Band App (required for students) and follow us on Social Networks.  It takes a village to build the music program!  Please check the Volunteer Page to learn all the available volunteering opportunities. Please feel free to ask questions. You may use the Contact Us form or email to sphsmusicboosters@gmail.com. You may also use the Band App and Facebook group to chat with other parents.

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Call for 2023-24 Volunteers!!

Please consider volunteering this year with the Music Boosters! Join a fun and friendly community of volunteers working to support our amazing musicians & guard. It’s fun! Volunteers are needed for Tiger Bingo, Snack Stand, and Competitions. Links are provided below that take you directly to the various sign-up pages. Thank you for your support! Tiger Bingo:  Volunteers are needed the first Saturday of each month to sell flash games to patrons, generating funds that come back directly to the band. Sign up here. Snack Stand: Volunteers are needed to help set-up/clean-up, prep food, and run the registers to sell concessions at Home football games. Sign up here. Competitions: Volunteers are needed for Saturday competition days to chaperone students, help with equipment transport, and pickup/serve meals to students. Please come out to help and also get the chance to see the kids in action! Sign up here. You can learn more and access all signups from the Volunteer page of the site. Don’t hesitate to email with any questions. Thank you for your support!

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Band Camp 2023 starts on July 31

Mark your calendars! This year’s two-week band camp runs Week 1: Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4th, from 8:00am – 12:00pm. Drum Major may decide to have UNITY GAMES from 12PM to 12:30PM and everyone is encouraged to stay and get to know your band. Week 2: Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Lunch break from 12pm – 1pm. (Lunch is provided by Music Boosters). Band Camp is for all students who will be participating in marching band in the upcoming school year. Attendance at Band Camp is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged. Students, especially Freshmen, are taught the basics of marching, and the band and Color guard begin to learn the field show that will be performed at home football games and in competitions during the Fall season. Band Camp tends to heat up throughout the day, especially on the field, so dress accordingly. Please remember to bring  reusable water bottle sunscreen hat and sunglasses folder Instruments are not required for the first few days; Drum Majors will notify you when to bring your instrument.  For new students, please sign up for the Band App to receive the up-to-date notifications from Mr. Crawford and your band officers. Follow the Instructions here.   Parent volunteers are needed to help with setup and serving of lunches to the students from 11:30 to 1:00. Donations of water and fruits are also needed. Please sign up to help! SIGN UP HERE

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Spring Concert Unveils the Enchanted World of Studio Ghibli

The Anderson Auditorium reverberated with an enthralling medley of musical enchantment as the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra took the stage for the highly anticipated Spring Concert on May 11, 2023. Under the guidance of our beloved director, Mr. Crawford, our young musicians have showcased their incredible talent and dedication, captivating everyone with their impeccable renditions of several music pieces from Studio Ghibli movies and other classical pieces. Special thanks to the South Pasadena Masonic Lodge for sponsoring the 2023 Spring Concert Program! Concert Band Sparks My Neighbor Totoro – Selections for Concert Band Symphonic Band Chiaroscuro Symphonic Suite “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” Jazz Ensemble Just Scratchin’ The Surface I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Trav’lin Light Orchestra St. Paul’s Suite Orchestra & Symphonic Band Howl’s Moving Castle – Symphonic Fantasy for Band Selections from “Princess MONONOKE”        

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Tiger Bands Won Prestigious Awards at Anaheim Heritage Festival

During their 2023 Spring Trip, students from a combined Concert/Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra took center stage and competed with other schools at the WordStrides Anaheim Heritage Festival.   A combined Concert/Symphonic Band: Gold Rating, 1st Place. They also received the Festival Sweepstake Award for receiving the highest score among all performances of the Festival.  Jazz Band: Silver Rating Orchestra: Gold Rating  Violinist Yuuto Izumi: Maestro Award for excellent personal performance Congratulations! 

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