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Cesar Chavez Music Calendar

Attendance at all performances is a requirement of the class

Jo Anita Washburn  760-966-4934


Performance Dress:

Music Shirts and Black Pants (Bottoms)


March 4th, Monday        Winter Concert

6:30pm                          Cadet Orchestra, Int. Orchestra, Beg. Band and Chorus


March 7th, Thursday      Band Festival at ECHS

Times-Per. 1-5               Concert Band only


March 8th, Friday           Orchestra Festival at ECHS

Times-Per. 1-5               Advanced Orchestra only


March 21st, Thursday    Chorus Share Concert at OHS

Nutrition (9:15am)-Per. 5        Chorus


May 13th, Monday          End of Year Concert – All groups

5:45pm                           Cadet Orchestra, Int. Orchestra and Adv. Orchestra

6:45pm                           Beginning Band, Chorus and Concert Band



May 17th, Friday            Disneyland

                                                8th graders only (Concert Band

                                      and Adv. Orchestra)


music department fundraiser

Dear Parent/Guardian,


The Music Department which includes our Band, Orchestra and Chorus classes are going to do a fundraiser this year that will raise money specifically for our Department. In these past few years the Music Department has not had any much money allocated from the school to purchase new music or classroom music supplies. Each year between the 6 performing groups we perform approximately 40 different musical selections. We are in need of adding to our Music Library. Our efforts from the last couple of years resulted in us having a brand new speaker system installed in each room!!


Our fundraiser this year will be selling the $10 Restaurant Cards again. The card includes 27 different businesses where you can save money by showing the card. The card will include major chain food places, local restaurants and businesses from our area and other cities in California upon request.

For example: Subway will offer a free 6” sandwich when you purchase a 6” sandwich and a 30oz drink. 

For every $10 card we sell we will earn $5.00.

Sale runs Nov. 7 — NOV. 3


Community Discount Card


Disneyland Trip!

It’s official!!

Disneyland Friday, May 17th


As we plan for the trip to Disneyland this year we need an official commitment as to whether your child will participate on the trip with us. This trip is NOT a mandatory trip so it is a necessary step. Our final price of the trip is based on the amount of students attending from Chavez, King, Jefferson, Lincoln and the Base Middle Schools.


As of today, we are estimating the trip to be $140.00.


It’s time for all the students who will be attending the trip to make their first payment.


Your official commitment will be the first payment. It is due to Mrs. Washburn

now through Wednesday, Nov. 14th.

Please have your child show me the receipt before they take it home to you.


Here is the payment schedule:

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Nov. 14th

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Dec.12th  

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Jan. 16th

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Feb. 13th

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, March 13th

Final payment ($15) due on or before Wednesday, April 3rd


Payments will be made by your child directly to our Cougar Store. CASH is always preferable so that the Cougar Store and I do not have to deal with checks being returned from the bank with an added bank charge.


PLEASE NOTE: ANY MONEY PAID TO THE COUGAR STORE FOR THE DISNEYLAND TRIP IS NOT REFUNDABLE. Once you’ve made a payment, if for some reason you pull out of the trip or your child becomes ineligible (non-par), that money, minus the bus cost can be used for other Chavez expenses (8th grade trip, super grade card trip, yearbook or dance to name a few) Otherwise, it will stay in the Music Club account to be used by the Music Dept.


If your child participated in the School’s Candy fundraiser and the upcoming Music Department’s Discount Card sale, their final total due will be adjusted.


If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks, Mrs. Washburn


Band & Orchestra Receive High Honors!

Recently, the Concert Band performed at the Band and Orchestra Festival at ECHS. The adjudicators for the day gave the Concert Band an Excellent Rating for their performance. Congratulations!

The Advanced Orchestra also participated in the same festival and the judges gave the orchestra its highest rating of a Unanimous Superior. Way to go Orchestra!! You make Chavez proud.


Jo Anita Washburn 



Parent Compliment regarding Music Program

Job well done! 

I was so impressed with the students’ musical ability, as well as your tireless dedication to your profession and to the students that you serve. You have done an outstanding job of not only growing your program, but refining it to one of which we can all be proud.

Fantastic work!!