Greetings Irish Guard Families....
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with plenty of time to spend with friends and family. After such an exciting and successful Field Show season I want to say CONGRATULATIONS for an amazing performance at the Fairfield High School Tournament of Champions last week!!! It took a lot of hard work from students, staff, and volunteers to make this season happen and we made history together as the Sweepstakes winner of TOC. Here is a recap of the competition accomplishments from the Field Show Season 2017:
Foothill High School Field Show - 5th Place Percussion, 3rd Place Field Conductor (Drum Major)
Vintage High School Field Show - 1st Place Color Guard. 3rd Place 5A Field Show
Fairfield High School Tournament of Champions - 1st Place Color Guard, 3rd Place Percussion, Sweepstakes Field Show (1st out of all bands!)
I believe we do what we do for the joy and satisfaction of performing at our highest level through hard work and practice, and not necessarily "to win". However, it sure feels good when the hard work and dedication to excellence result in that external recognition. I'm extremely proud of the growth the students showed from the Dublin Invitational to Fairfield! A Field Show is an incredible feat and it truly requires an impressive level of dedication from each individual. Thank you for supporting your child's music education and understanding what experiences like this mean. Also, a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone that has volunteered in any way this season: our Grub Club ladies and volunteers, the Roadie crew, everyone that has supported through fundraising efforts, all the marketing and advertising this season, anyone that helped with building and painting props, the Booster Board for guiding me through my first season in California, everyone that attended the football games and performances. This definitely couldn't have happened without all of you!
As we move into concert season, I'm really excited about preparing all the upcoming performances, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Here's a brief list of what's to come:
November 30th - Jazz Ensemble performs at the Dublin tree lighting - 7PM
December 4th - Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble perform at the Winter Concert - 7PM
December 9th - Orchestra, Choir, and Jazz Ensemble performs for Dublin's "Breakfast with Santa"
*Please remember to have your concert attire hemmed for our December 4th Winter Concert!
It's going to be a great concert season! See you all soon.
All the best,