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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)



Nov 6th - During School 

Pictures of all music groups 

All Students in Music Shirts and BLACK PANTS! 

Dec 9th, Monday



Holiday Concert

Cadet Band, Chorus and Concert Band 

Cadet Orchestra, Int. & Adv. Orchestra 

Mar 2nd, Monday


Winter Concert 

Cadet Orchestra, Int. Orchestra, Cadet Band and Chorus 

Mar 5th, Thursday

Periods:  1 - 5

Band Festival at ECHS 

Concert Band only 

Mar 6th, Friday 

Periods:  1 - 5

Orchestra Festival at ECHS 

Advanced Orchestra only 

Mar 19th, Thursday 

Periods:  1 - 5

Chorus Share Concert at OHS

Chorus only 

May 11th, Monday 



End of Year Concert - All groups 

Cadet Orchestra, Int. & Adv. Orchestra

Cadet Band, Chorus and Concert Band 

May 15th, Friday 

All Day 

Disneyland (Tentative)

8th graders only

(Concert Band and Int. & Adv. Orchestra)


disneyland trip! 


It’s official!!

Disneyland Friday, May 15th

As I plan for the trip to Disneyland this year I need an official commitment as to whether your child would like to participate in the trip. This trip is NOT a mandatory trip so this 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, I am estimating the Chavez portion of the trip to be $8,850.00, or an average of $150.00 per student. While we (the music students) will be fundraising a portion of our trip, we are dependent upon parent donations to cover the remaining balance. Parents may make extra donations above the recommended amount if they desire to ensure we reach the total goal. 

I understand that $8,850 is a lot of money. In order to ensure we will reach our goal, we starting to collect donations now. 


It's easier to make small donations over a period of time, so a recommended donation scheduled is listed below. All donations and fundraising must be completed no later than March 18, 2020.


Here is the recommended donation schedule:

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Jan. 15th

$25.00 due on or before Wednesday, Feb, 12th

Final payment ($25) due on or before Wednesday, March 18th

Donations 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 worry about checks being returned from the bank with an added bank charge. 

Please have your child show me the receipt before

they take it home to you. 

We will keep track of all the donations. If for some reason you pull out of the trip or your child becomes ineligible (non-par), that donation, minus the bus cost can be refunded or 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. 

Payment of donations are not required to participate in the trip, but if we do not raise the total amount the trip will be cancelled. 

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

Thanks, Mrs. Washburn


Band & Orchestra Receive High Honors!

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!!