We are hosting another show at Logan! This Saturday, 1/31, the James Logan High School Band and Color Guard will be hosting this year’s CCGC color guard competition and percussion evaluation show.
The color guard competitions will begin at 4:15 PM and will end with awards at 10:28 PM. The Logan Open Guard performs at 9:20 PM and the Logan World Guard performs 9:38 PM. All times are approximate and are subject to change. There will be guard performances from many Northern California high schools and middle schools along with performances from several independent guard units. A full list of the participants and a detailed show schedule is available below. Spectator admission is $10.00 per person and children under 5 years of age are free.
The percussion show is an evaluation show only (no spectators). Each percussion unit will perform in front of the judges and they will receive an evaluation of their performance.
As with every show that Logan hosts, we will need lots of volunteers to help make this show a success! Some of the tasks are in the areas of parking lots, snack bar, hospitality, tickets, etc. Each booster member will be receiving an email message from VolunteerSpot; please read it and follow the directions to sign up for one (or more) of the available positions. Even if your students are not in guard or percussion, we would appreciate your stepping up to help. If you would like to volunteer but did not get a VolunteerSpot email message, please contact Alisha Valine at email@example.com.
At each show, we maintain a hospitality suite for the benefit of the judges and visiting directors to keep them well fed and refreshed. As such, we would appreciate food and drink donations. Suggestions include ethnic foods, appetizers, baked goods and snacks. If you have a favorite dish, bring it over so we can share it with the judges. Contact Gigi Tomayo, our hospitality coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you can donate
Looking forward to a great show!
California Color Guard Circuit website
Logan CCGC Show Schedule
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets are $45 each and includes an unlimited crab dinner (with one glass of wine or beer, pasta, salad, garlic bread and soda), no-host bar, silent auction, raffle and entertainment. The last day to buy your tickets is January 23.
All proceeds directly benefit the James Logan High School Band and Color Guard programs. This was a well attended event last year so don't miss out on the great dining and fun this year! Spread the word and invite your extended families, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join us and support our band and color guard!
Buy your tickets now using the convenient online order form below! Your tickets will be available at will-call on the day of the event.
Please join us as the James Logan High School performing arts departments will be presenting their 2014 Winter Spectacular on Wednesday (12/10) at 7:00 PM in the Center for the Performing Arts. Don't miss this annual band, percussion, guard and choral performance! Start your winter season off right and enjoy an evening of great performances with many winter and holiday favorites.
Tickets are $12 in advanced and $15 at the event.
Each student has been given two tickets to sell. Additional tickets are available so invite your family and friends. Let's fill all of the seats! To buy your tickets, you may turn in your money (check/cash) to our Band Director, Mr. Wilke, or you may conveniently purchase online below through PayPal using a credit or debit card. To ensure that your students receive credit for selling their tickets, please enter their tickets' serial numbers when paying online.
Hope to see everyone at the show. Thank you for all of your support. Have a wonderful winter!
31100 Courthouse Drive
Union City, CA
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- What is it?
The Western Band Association (WBA) Championships. Twenty-nine high school bands from all over California will be competing for first-place titles. The event is two-days long. Saturday is the Class Championships where awards will be presented for each class (4A and 5A). Sunday is the Grand Championships, where the 17 top bands (based on Saturday’s scores) from all classes are combined and will compete together for a single championship title.
- Where is it and how do I get there?
On Saturday, the WBA Class Championships will be at Buchanan High School in Clovis.
On Sunday, the WBA Grand Championships will be at the California State University in Fresno.
Both sites are approximately a three-hour drive from Union City and minutes from each other. General directions: I-880 N, CA-238 S, I-580 E, I-205 E, I-5 N, CA-120 E, CA-99 S. See full addresses and directions below.
- Where do I park?
On Saturday, there is spectator parking throughout the Buchanan campus. The largest parking lot is right next to the stadium on Nees Ave. If this lot is full, it may be more convenient to park on the streets nearby.
On Sunday, the spectator parking lot is located near Barstow Ave and Cedar Ave, across the street (kitty-cornered) from the CSU Fresno stadium.
- What are the ticket prices?
Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, free for children 6 and under. Your admission is good for BOTH Saturday and Sunday. Don’t lose or toss your wristband after Saturday!
- What time do the shows start and end?
The Saturday competition starts at 9:55 AM with the class 4A bands. The class 5A bands begin at 4:45 PM. The show is over at 7:45 PM.
On Sunday the show starts at 10:00 AM with the 1A/2A/3A competitions. The 4A/5A competitions begin at 3:00 PM. The show is over at about 8:15 PM.
- What time does Logan perform?
Logan is scheduled to perform at 5:45 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, the time is not yet known; it will be announced after Saturday’s performances. Logan’s Sunday start time will depend upon their Saturday score. We hope they perform in the last time slot! Check our Facebook page for the latest information.
- Where is the full performance schedule?
Saturday’s schedule is here: http://www.westernbands.org/events/441/WBA-45A-Class-Championship.html.
Sunday’s schedule will be posted on the WBA website Saturday night. We will post it on our Facebook page and/or band website also as soon as it is published.
- When should I get there?
Accounting for parking, buying tickets and walking to your seats, plan to arrive at least one hour ahead to be sure that you won’t miss anything. Get there early and watch the other bands too!
- Will I be the only one there from Logan?
Only if you arrive after 8:00 PM on Saturday. Otherwise, you will see lots of Logan people.
- Where should I sit?
Center section, up higher for the best viewing. Sitting lower will get you (a little) closer to the bands but you won’t see their routines and formations as well. You may also want to seek out your fellow Logan folks and sit by them for the comradery; look for the red and black Logan shirts and jackets.
- What should I wear?
Anything “Logan”. Anything red and black. Anything warm.
- What else should I bring?
Blankets, folding stadium chairs, seat cushions, blankets, binoculars, camera, extra blankets, small umbrella (just in case), your favorite snacks (there is a full snack bar on site).
- Where does our band and guard rehearse while they are in Fresno?
They will be holding rehearsals on the grounds of CSU Fresno in the mornings.
- Can I come out to the rehearsals?
Yes, you are welcomed to be at the rehearsals. The students will love to see you there. However, please do not distract the students and staff during the rehearsals. They have some serious mojo going on so let’s not disturb them.
- Will I be able to be with my band or guard student during the weekend?
Probably not. They are on a strict schedule and are well guarded by their chaperones. There will be a few moments of downtime while they eat. But, they probably won’t want to hang with you anyway. Don’t take any offense to this, however. Remember, this is THEIR weekend. Let them enjoy their time with their friends! You can hang out with the boosters, families and alumni.
- What is there for me to do besides watching the shows?
The Logan band boosters are organizing a pot-luck “tailgate” lunch on Saturday at around 1:15 PM. Come find us by the buses and the big Logan trailer in the Buchanan High School parking lot near Gate #5. Bring a dish to share… or not.
Saturday evening and Sunday morning, you are on your own. Get together with other Logan families and friends and explore Clovis or Fresno. There are many places to eat nearby.
- Where are the students and staff staying in Fresno?
At the University Square Hotel. However, don’t bother going there. Saturday night, the students will get off the buses and go straight to their hotel rooms for the night.
- What about the Fresno weather?
BRING WARM CLOTHES. Bring blankets. Enough said. Daytime temperatures in the low 60’s and evening temps in the chilly 50’s and 40’s. There may be a slight chance of rain on Saturday. Fresno weather forecast is here: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/USCA0406:1:US
- What if plans change? How do I get the most current information?
The JLHS Band and Color Guard Facebook page will be updated all weekend with the latest information about Logan’s WBA Championship activities.
Location, location, locations.
Saturday’s Performance site:
Buchanan High School
Veteran’s Memorial Stadium
1560 North Minnewawa Avenue; Clovis, CA
Sunday’s Performance site:
California State University at Fresno
Bull Dog Stadium
1600 Bull Dog Lane; Fresno, CA
Logan rehearsal site:
California State University at Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue; Fresno, CA
(We will be somewhere on the CSUF campus. Check Facebook.)
The 2014 marching season is coming to a close and the Western Band Association’s Championships will be here in just a few days!
This Saturday, 11/22, the James Logan High School Band and Color Guard will be taking their 2014 program "Point and Line to Plane" on the road once again. They will be performing at the WBA Class Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA. This is the first day of a two-day series of Championship events. High School bands from across the western states will be there to compete for championship titles within each of their classes. Logan will be competing in class 5A in a field of 20 class 4A and nine class 5A schools. After an early morning 6:00 AM luxury bus ride to Fresno, the band will rehearse there and be ready for competition at 5:45 PM.
The Logan students and staff along with their volunteer booster support crew will then be staying overnight in Fresno, where on Sunday, 11/23, they wake up bright and early for more rehearsals. Later in the afternoon, they will perform once again at the WBA Grand Championships to be held at CSU Fresno. In this event, seventeen competitors will be chosen based upon their scores in the Class Championships on Saturday. First through fifth places in both class 4A and class 5A along with the next seven finishers from the remaining combined class 4A/5A participants, will compete for the Grand Championship title. Logan's Sunday performance time will be decided based upon Saturday's results.
In these two shows, you will see the best performances from all of the competing schools. Some of the bands you will recognize as we have attended shows with them here in northern California. However, we will be meeting most of the other bands for the first time this year.
Many of the Logan Band families, friends and alumni will be headed down to Clovis and Fresno and staying the weekend to cheer for Logan! We hope that you will all join us, even if it is for just one of the two days. It will be a lot of fun to watch our band perform in a highly competitive event and they will definitely appreciate your support. The loud cheering as they enter the field is a huge encouragement! Remember to bring out the red and black and wear your James Logan shirts and other spirit gear!
Detailed information about this weekend’s trip, along with the band’s itinerary and the parents’ information sheet, driving directions are available through the links below.
Best wishes to the James Logan Band and Color Guard! We are proud of all that you have accomplished!
- Logan trip itinerary for WBA Championships weekend (important information - must read)
- Field trip notice to the parents and guardians
- Show information for Saturday's WBA Class Championships
- Show information for Sunday's WBA Grand Championships
- Driving directions to the WBA Class Championships at Buchanan High School
- Driving directions to the WBA Grand Championships at California State University Fresno
This Saturday (11/15), the James Logan High School Band and Color Guard will be hosting its 34th annual “Logan Invitational” field show. Twenty-five high schools from across the California will be participating at this Western Band Association marching competition. All band performances will be judged by the WBA and awards will be presented to the top bands in each class.
The show will be held at James Logan High School’s Judson E. Taylor Stadium from 2:05 PM to 10:00 PM. General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children (6-12) and seniors (65+). Admission is free for children under 6 and military personnel with ID. A full-featured snack bar will be available with traditional and unique foods as well as refreshments. Come early and stay to watch a full day of the amazing band and color guard performances.
The list of schools scheduled to perform:
Live Oak High School
John Swett High School
Independence High School
The Kings Academy High School
Ceres High School
Westmont High School
Evergreen Valley High School
James Enochs High School
Santa Clara High School
Beyer High School
Terra Nova High School
Christopher High School
Branham High School
Valley Christian High School
Granite Bay High School
Leigh High School
Los Gatos High School
Santa Teresa High School
Oak Grove High School
Buchanan High School
Clovis High School
Homestead High School
Saratoga High School
Amador Valley High School
James Logan High School (exhibition performance)
Click below for additional information:
Event information from the Western Band Association website
Director’s information packet
Map to James Logan High School