• Instrumental Music

    facilitated by

    Mr. Fontaine

                                                             Mr. Fontaine                 

  • **Scheduled Concerts**

    Dec 18th 6:30pm @LosAl High in PAC.    McAuliffe Instrumental Winter Concert (All Groups)

    Feb 29th 1pm       @LosAl High in Gym.   All District Band Concert (All 4 Bands)

    Feb 29th 5pm       @LosAl High in Gym.   All District Orchestra Concert (Orchestra)

    Mar 4th  6:30pm  @McAuliffe MPR.        McAuliffe Instrumental Spring Concert

    Mar 14th 7pm       @ LosAl High in PAC.  District Jazz Show (Jazz Band)

    Mar 26th TBA        @McAuliffe.                 McAuliffe Open House (Advanced Band & Orchestra)

    May 17th 4pm       @McAuliffe ODAT.     McAuliffe outdoor Concert in the Park (All Groups)    

     

    Band and Orchestra PICTURE DAY is

    Thursday December 12th

    We will be wearing our CONCERT ATTIRE. Pictures will be taken during your child's music class period. 

     

     

    For instrument rentals, repairs, and purchases, the following are a few local options.

     

    APPLIED MUSIC 

    10900 Los Alamitos Blvd # 203, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

    562-596-1287

     

    Long Beach Woodwinds
    4420 E Village Rd, Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-421-0509
     

    Music and Arts Center

    504 S State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806

    714-999-5015
     
     

    String and Orchestra Instruments

    Morey's Music

    4834 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713

    562-420-9532

     

    Please do NOT purchace a "cost effective" instrument online without seeking the guidance of a professional.

    It would be similar to purchasing a $9 pair of shoes... TO THEN RUN A MARATHON. It will work for a bit, but then, it can end up being PAINFUL.

     

     

    Concert Attire

    All Groups (Bands & Orchestras)

     

    The following guidelines should be followed when purchasing concert attire for your student.  There will be an Attire Check day in November, please make sure your student has their full concert attire at that time.

     

    BOYS

    PROVIDED BY PARENT

    White long sleeve concert dress shirt, black concert dress slacks, black socks, black dress shoes and black belt.

     

    PURCHASED THROUGH McAULIFFE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM

    Advanced Groups – Black Tie

                Intermediate Groups – Blue Tie

                Beginning Groups – No tie worn

    Orchestra – Black Bow Tie

     

     

    CONCERT ATTIRE

    GIRLS

    PROVIDED BY PARENT

    Solid BLACK Dress: “BELOW THE KNEE”, “NO SPAGHETTI STRAPS”, opaque black tights (no nylons), and black dress shoes (no open toed shoes).

    Or: Attire is interchangeable if girls wish to wear slacks, shirt, or tie.   

    Finding a concert appropriate dress can be difficult in a regular store. We would like to direct you toward two specific dress option from a company called Tuxedo Wholesaler to view as a sample. The two styles are Simone and Jenna (found on their website, go to search option and type in Simone or Jenna from the main page).

    Please note you do not have to purchase one of these dresses.

    www.tuxedowholesaler.com

     

    If you choose to purchase a dress, when choosing fabric type, please select

    preferred knit, and the color is black

    You will also find the website has helpful information about how to measure and order.

    Please note that the dresses will come UNHEMMED.  If you are ordering dress, please allow ample time for shipping and alteration.

     

    *Jazz Band Students*

    If you are in Jazz Band, you will NOT need to purchase a second set of concert attire.  You will wear your Jazz Attire for all events. 

     

    If you have ANY questions or need further assistance on attire, please contact Mr. Fontaine  

     

     

     

     

     

       I have committed my life and career to exemplifying the highest level of musicianship, compassion, and academic excellence. This is not only to guide and inspire your children... but to also raise and guide my own (who are students in our district).

     

    I am soooooo thrilled to be able to partner with you and your family as we

    Ignite Unlimited Possibilities for all of our children.

    I can't wait to make music with you and you family.

    I'm In... ALL IN... ALL OF THE TIME!!!

    Mr. Fontaine M. Ed. 

    Doctor of Musical Arts (Candidate)

    FFontaine@LosAl.org    

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