March 4, 2014
Here's the Xtravaganza 2014 schedule!
Taking place on the campus of Los Alamitos High School on March 20-22, Xtravaganza 2014 will bring together more than 2,000 performers as part of one of the largest choir competitions in the United States. For a detailed schedule of participating groups and their performance times and days, go here.
February 20, 2014
Griffins on the GO this spring
You have several chances to watch and support our choir program with a full slate of performances coming up in the next several weeks. Mark your calendars with these show dates.
March 6 - All-District Choral Festival at Cottonwood Church
March 8 - Hart High School, Santa Clarita (all groups)
March 15 - Burbank Blast, Burbank High School (all groups)
March 20 to 22 - Xtravaganza hosted by LAHS (we host but do not perform)
April 2 to 5 - Nashville National Competition (Soundtrax and Sound FX)
April 11 and 12 - Burroughs High School (all groups)
May 29 to 31 - Pops Show at LAHS
It's not too early for performers to start planning for next year. Auditions for the 2014-15 school year will take place June 4-6. More details will be announced in the near future.
February 14, 2014
All-District Choral Festival Tix go on sale starting Feb. 24
The always popular All-District Choral Festival is slated for Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm at Cottonwood Church. Tickets go on sale starting February 24 and advance sale tickets can be purchased in person only at the LAUSD Administration Office at 10293 Bloomfield Street. General seating is $10 and premium seating is $20. For details and more information, go here.
February 6, 2014
Xtravaganza tickets are now on sale
Tickets for Xtravaganza 2014 are now on sale. Los Alamitos High School choir program hosts this annual event which brings together almost 2,000 performers over three days on March 20-22. The event has grown into one of the largest competitions in the United States and takes place in the Margaret Webb Performing Arts Center on the campus of LAHS. To order tickets, or for more ticket information, go here.
February 2, 2014
Spring Show tix on sale to the public on February 3
Tickets for the Spring Show taking place February 20-22 go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 3. For details, and to buy tickets, go here.
December 19, 2013
How about a little sole music?
You can help the choir program keep making beautiful music when you donate some soles as part of the Shoe Drive Fundraiser.
We get paid by the pound so, the bigger the feet and the bigger the shoes that come off of them, the better. But we're happy to take anything from toddler's to Shaq's size 27s, if you've got them.
All we ask is that each pair be tied or banded together in advance of our drop-off date which will be on the morning of January 11. The exact time and location will be announced as we get closer to the actual date.
This is a great way to clear out your cluttered closet, while making sure choir gets paid for pumps...or any other pairs of shoes lurking in the dark recesses of your closets.
Questions? Contact Zoe Hagmann.
December 9, 2013
In the news...a great story by the Orange County Register
Coming in the midst of final preparations for four sold out shows, Orange County Register reporter Asher Klein visited a SoundFX rehearsal and interviewed students, Mr. Moellenkamp and board members for a lengthy profile that was published last week.
To see the main body of the story, go here. There are also some sidebars, including interviews with three of our talented performers, which you can see in Part 2, when go here.
If you are a 7-day subscriber to the Register, you can also log on to their website and also see more than a dozen photos taken during rehearsals last week.
December 7, 2013
Blake's Place BBQ Fundraiser set for December 9 & 10
Bring your friends and family to Blake's Place BBQ on Monday and Tuesday, December 9 and 10 for some great food and help choir while you help fill your belly. When you order and present this flyer, Blake's will donate 20% of the total tab back to the choir. This offer is good for dine-in or take-out orders from 5:30-9 pm on both days. Hope to see you there!
November 10, 2013
"Home for the Holidays" Show tix on sale Monday morning
Tickets for our "Home for the Holidays" Show go on sale Monday, November 11. The show take place in the Margaret Webb Performing Arts Center on December 5, 6 and 7 at 7 pm. There is also a special matinee performance on the 7th at 2 pm.
This festive fan favorite features close to 400 choir students performing holiday favorites as well as a special guest appearance by the Los Alamitos High School string orchestra. The rousing finale will also include choir alumni joining current students on stage to sing "Hallelujah."
Tickets are only available online through the choir's new ticketing system which you can access here. Wheelchair seating is available for patrons who will sit in their own wheelchair for the entirety of the performance. One companion is available for purchase next to each wheelchair ticket purchased.
November 4, 2013
Thank you to our Silent Auction donors
Thanks to our Taste for Los Al Silent Auction donors. Your generousity helped raise close to $4,000 for our program.
Belmont Brewing Company
Belmont Music Studio
B J's Pizza
Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts
CMT Window Cleaning
Delightful Crepes Caf
Feel Good Fitness
Hair Therapy (Candy Kraft)
Hidden Talents Ceramic Studio
Indulgence Day and Med Spa
Kanor Driving School
Laguna Museum of Art
La Mirada Theatre
Love Shack Parties
Marketplace Grill CafeMcKenna's by the Bay
MOLAA (Museum of
Latin American Art)
Musical Theatre West
My California Permit
New Attitude Salon
Newport Rib Company
Old Ranch Country Club
OEX Dive and Kayak
Rock Star Tan
Sababa Restaurant and Lounge
San Pedro Fish Market
Senor Big Ed's
Stitch & Feather
The Studio by Bridget
Thiptara Thai Restaurant
Total Wine & More
Vida Organic Wellness
White Sands Salon and Day Spa
October 29, 2013
Dancin' in the Streets on The Queen Latifah Show
Los Alamitos choir students knocked it out of the park with a performance of "Dancin' in the Streets" on the Queen Latifah Show that aired on Monday, October 28. With only a couple of days to prepare, about 20 members from our program trekked up to Culver City for the taping which opened the show was part of Queen Latifah's tribute to "Glee" that also included an appearance by Chris Colfer. In case you missed it, here's how we did in front of 1.8 million viewers on nationwide television.