Mr. Jeffrey Edom has been the Director of Bands at Laguna Creek High School since 2007. Prior to teaching at Laguna Creek, he served for eleven years as the Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at California State University, Sacramento. In addition, Mr. Edom has also taught public school music in El Paso, Texas and Springfield, Oregon. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon and a Master Degree in Instrumental Conducting from New Mexico State University where he served as Staff Arranger and Assistant Director of the "Pride" Marching Band and the "Roadrunner Revue" Basketball Band. Mr. Edom is also in demand as music arranger and drill designer for marching band, and as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the western United States.
COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR
Laguna Creek was fortunate enough to hire Corey Kinyon-Cruz in 2007, and we have watched the Color Guard progress to an advanced level in that short amount of time. Corey started twirling baton at age 6 and was a member of the Concord Blue Devils from 1972-1984. She has won numerous awards, including the 1980 Grand National Strut Championship in Seattle, the 1983 World Baton Twirling Team Championships in Milan, Italy, and the same award in 1984 in Alberta, Canada. She was captain of the World Champion Baton team, "Devil's Advocate" who represented the U.S. in Japan, Italy, and Canada bringing home Gold medals in 1983 and 1984. She had the pleasure of being part of the Blue Devil staff, and the Sydication Twirl Club staff. In the 1990's she moved from California to Oregon where she taught color guard for Sprague High School and baton and color guard for the Argonauts youth band. Corey has also taken on other tasks such as teaching baton for the Wheaton Majorettes in Maryland and working with the Syndication Baton Team, which represented the U.S. at the World Championship in Ireland during the summer of 2008. In 2002 she moved to Texas where she taught color guard at MacArthur High School for five amazing years.
We, the students of the Laguna Creek High School Band and Guard, commit ourselves to relentlessly pursue excellence by striving to be a group rooted in seven core values of respect, responsibility, dedication, teamwork, spirit, development, and integrity, with value and respect being the foundation of these seven.
1. We are respectful to everything and every person's individual role in the group.
2. We are responsible: Showing self-discipline in fulfilling our obligation to the group.
3. We are dedicated: Demonstrating effort and personal sacrifice of time and energy to improve the group.
4. We display teamwork: Communicating and collaborating within the group.
5. We are spirited: Contributing a fun and motivational attitude to the group.
6. We promote development: Commitment to the shared goals, knowledge, and experience within the group.
7. We have integrity: Honesty and devotion to doing what you're supposed to when no one is looking.
We, the students, define adhering to these seven core values as the bare minimum of success. In joining the Laguna Creek High School Band and Guard, we are committed to go above and beyond these seven core values. Upon doing so we can then define ourselves as being outstanding, contributing members of society.
BAND & GUARD ORGANIZATIONS
MARCHING BAND AND GUARD
The LCHS Marching Band and Guard is made up of students from all bands. The marching band enjoys a long history of great traditions, pride, and excellence. The marching band performs at all LCHS rallies, football games, various marching contest and exhibitions. Membership in the marching band is required of all band students.
COLOR GUARD & WINTER GUARD
The Color Guard is the primary visual component of the marching band. Membership in this organization is by audition and is open to all students at Laguna Creek High School. Emphasis is placed on the development of movement and visual artistry through the use of equipments, props, and dance techniques. Winter Guard is the spring semester version of Color Guard and is open to current Color Guard students.
PERCUSSION & WINTER PERCUSSION
As part of the marching band, our Percussion Ensemble participates in several activities throughout the year. During the spring, the Winter Percussion attends various competitions that are judged on proficiency of music and difficulty of drill.
Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition and approval of the director. A student must be a member of one of the other performing ensembles at Laguna Creek High School in order to be a member of the Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble will compete at jazz festivals and other community events, in addition to perform at school concerts.
There are two concert bands at Laguna Creek High School, The Wind Ensemble and The Symphonic Band. Students are placed in a concert band according to playing ability, attitude, participation, classification, and instrumental needs
The Wind Ensemble is the top performing concert band at Laguna Creek High School. This band performs high level literature and performs numerous concerts during the year. The Wind Ensemble performs at all major band department concerts and typically attends a major music festival each spring.
The Symphonic Band is the second concert band at Laguna Creek High School. The Symphonic Band performs standard concert band literature. The Symphonic Band performs at all major band department concerts and typically attends a major music festival each Spring.
A beginning camp for all new members. Also in attendance are new squad and section leaders and drum majors.
This is a learning, refreshing and bonding time for the band members.
These are all day practices at LCHS in preparation for field shows. Students should bring their instrument, sunscreen, water, hat, and sunglasses. Attire is usually shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes. Students can bring lunch, or it will be available for purchase.
Band plays pep music at all home varsity games. All footbal games are held at the Cosumnes River College stadium which is located at 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento CA 95823.
BAND REVIEW COMPETITIONS
ALL DAY and EVENING. Morning is rehearsal at the school and later afternoon to evening, students perform field shows at designated stadium. Awards directly follow the field show.
BASKETBALL SEASON-PEP BAND
We divide the band into smaller groups. All groups will play "pep" tunes at "home" basketball games for both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams. There are two games each week until after basketball season is over.
WINTER PERCUSSION & GUARD
This is an optional program and will require parent support and funding. Winterguard is performed to music using flags, sabers, and rifles. Percussion does a routine that involves movement all over a gym floor
This is offered all year during zero period as a regular credited class. It is by audition only. There are approximately three competitions including the Reno Jazz Festival.
There will be a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert for the concert bands as well as a Winter Evening of Jazz and a Spring Evening of Jazz for the Jazz Ensemble.
Students play music continuously all day long, ending with a concert in the evening free to the public with dinner for purchase along with raffle tickets for purchase for large themed raffle baskets. Playathon is also one of our biggest furndraising activities.