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News

  • See’s Candy fundraiser October 1-31.  Details available here.
  • New! Additional changes to the 2014-2015 calendar:
    • 12/3 7:00p.m. at Performing Arts Center. “Count Meets the Duke” concert with Esperanza HS Jazz I and Valencia HS Jazz I.  Tickets are $10 and proceeds will be divided evenly to create scholarships
    • 12/1 5-7p.m. Count Meets the Duke rehearsal at Valencia HS
    • 1/5/15 Jazz pictures
  • El Pollo Fundraiser Saturday, October 4 (yard sale day) from 10am-10pm.  Click here for flyer
  • EEU Yard Sale, Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held October 4th from 7am-noon (booth set up at 6:30am).  See flyer for details.
  • Updated 9/9/14:   The latest versions of the field show charts and coordinates for Mvts 1, 2 and 3 are available here
  • Please note several changes to the 2014-2015 calendar:
    • There are no sectionals on 9/25 (due to home football game)
    • There is no rehearsal 10/22 (due to Yorba Linda Field Show)
    • The 10/18 field show will be at Baldwin Park HS
    • Winter concert has been moved to 12/17
    • Western States Jazz Festival is 3/7
    • Aztec Jazz Festival is 3/14
    • Irvine Jazz Festival is 3/21
    • SCSBOA Festival will be 3/24
    • Steamers event take place on 3/28
    • Fullerton Jazz Festival has been removed (conflicts with Hawaii trip)
    • Guard workshops are May 4-6
    • Area Night will be 5/20
  • We would love to share your photos and videos on the website!  Email photos to webmaster@ehseu.org.  Each photo MUST be less than 6MB.  Be kind, resize!  For videos, please send links for your YouTube videos to webmaster@ehseu.org.  Check the media tab (above) for links to all photos and videos.
  • Fundraising opportunities:
    • New fundraising opportunity for the EEU!  Do you shop at amazon.com?  Click here to have .5% of eligible purchases donated to the EEU through the  AmazonSmile program!
  • Click here to view the video thank you for Mr. Gunderson that was presented at the EEU banquet
  • The EEU is going to Hawaii in 2015!  Click here to view the full information packet.  Hawaii contact form is available here.
  • Click here for a link to the 2013-2014 EEU yearbook!  The yearbook can be viewed by clicking the yearbook image on the left.
  • An updated version of the 2014-15 EEU Handbook is available here.  
  • Congratulations to Tina Cruz who was recognized as the Esperanza High School “Volunteer of the year” at the School Board Meeting on May 6th!
  • 2014 spring Road to Reno and Reno Jazz Festival photos and videos available here
  • We would love to share your photos and videos on the website!  Email photos to webmaster@ehseu.org (6MB maximum per photo). For videos, please send links to your YouTube videos to webmaster@ehseu.org.
  • Congratulations to our color guard for taking 7th place in the Scholastic A Green Division at the championships at Fountain Valley High School!
  • 2014-2015 EEU Booster Board:

President: JoD Apitz
1st Vice President: Diane Seitz
2nd Vice President: Joy Mau (Continuing)
Treasurer: Mike Locke
Secretary: Kristi Glenday

  • A big thank you to Joaquin’s for providing the best ice for our parades and field shows this season!  Parents, you can show your appreciation by visiting the restaurant to thank them for their awesome support of the EEU.
  • The EEU was pictured in the Orange County Register: OC Register Article with EEU (if you subscribe you can read it all, but you can see all of the pictures for free)
  • Vons eScrip participants are encouraged to make purchases by debit card or by writing a check.  Credit card purchases will no longer generate contributions for the EEU through the Vons eScrip program.
  • Gift Cards!  Gift card specials added below.  Click here: Gift Card Specials!  Scroll to the bottom to Gift Cards for the “how to”!  Click here for info or to order gift cards!  Contact Kevin Pryor for details, 714-337-1090 or: scrip@ehseu.org

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Happening Soon

  • See the calendar here and the Upcoming Events column on the right for this week’s events.

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Jazz News

  • Congratulations to Jazz Combo I for placing 2nd at the 2014 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival and to Evan Abounassar and Joel Wenhardt for winning soloist awards!
  • Congratulations to all our musicians who performed at 2014′s Reno Jazz Festival!  In addition to providing the audiences with amazing performances, Esperanza took home the following awards:  Jazz I placed 2nd in Division AAA and received a standing ovation for their performance at the Festival Showcase, Combo I placed 1st, Combo II placed 5th and Joel Wenhardt and Evan Abounassar won outstanding high school performer awards for rhythm section and trumpet.  Videos are available here.
  • 2014 Jazz I Essentially Ellington recordings available here
  • Videos of Big Band Blowout available here
  • Jazz Audition Rubric can be found here
  • Esperanza did great at the 2013 Reno Jazz Festival!  Jazz I first place in AAA, Jazz II third place in APII, Combo I second place in A!  Check the Trophy Room here for all placement of all bands
  • Fullerton Jazz Festival article in OC Register here
  • Jazz pictures and videos from  Steamers, Upland, Aztec, Irvine, Fullerton, and Reno here
  • Video of Andrew Kakishita with the Tom Kubis band on our Jazz pics/video page here (then scroll down).
  • 2013-03-07 Jazz Jam Session OCRegisterThe Jazz Jam Sessions in the OC Register.  If you have an OCRegister.com subscription, click here for the article!  Otherwise, click here for a scan of the article
  • The Esperanza Jazz I Band is available to play for special events.  See details here (at “Hire the Band” on the Events menu).
  • Jazz I 2013 Essentially Ellington recordings available here
  • 2013 Essentially Ellington finalists info: Press release here.  List of finalists here.
  • Chatswood/Goodwin photos/videos posted here.

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  • 2013-2014 Color Guard info sheet can be found here
  • See the Guard Trophy room for this season’s scores

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Calendar Updates

  • See the calendar here and the Upcoming Events column on the right for this week’s events.

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phoneHelp Wanted

  • Corporate donations are a great way to help fund the band and guard program!  If you enjoy soliciting corporate donations, or work for a company that supports local school and arts programs, please contact Dave Hardt at: treasurer@ehseu.org.  A special “thank you” to those who have already helped get several corporate donations!

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Picture and Video Updates

  • Media Archive added here for pictures and videos before 2011-2012 season.
  • 2012-2013 Band/Guard Events pictures/videos here.
  • 2012-2013 Jazz pictures/videos here.
  • 2012-2013 Miscellaneous Events pictures/videos here.
  • Previous years, pictures/video here.
  • Pictures and videos of recent band events here, Jazz events here.
  • See the Media menu at the top of the home page for access to all pictures and videos.

If you like to take pictures and videos of the band and color guard, share them here by contacting the webmaster at: webmaster@ehseu.org

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Don’t Miss…

  • How does music benefit our students?  Click here to find out.
  • Keep the band room and your instrument secure.  The OCRegister.com reports here about several instrument thefts in the southland.

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Help the Band!

  • Note:  We need your help to earn more money for the EEU!
    Safeway (Vons Company) has made an important change! Paying for groceries with a credit card will no longer earn a contribution for our group. Use your Club Card and please pay with any form of payment that is NOT A CREDIT CARD so our group will earn.  And if you have not signed up with eScrip to support our group, please visit http://www.escrip.com/signup today!
    Group Name: Esperanza Entertainment Unit
    Group ID: 137820514
  • Note: Vons Club Card holders: You need to renew your connection to the EEU each year or Club Card donations to the EEU will stop!  Click here, then click on either “Renew Now”, “Yes Renew”, or “Yes Keep Earning”!
  • Buy gift cards (scrip) here and support the band!
  • Support the band with toner/ink recycling, Vons eScrip, See’s Candies and more — at no cost to you!  Opportunities here!
  • If you shop at Vons, you can help the band with every purchase.  Register your Vons Club Card with the band.  It’s called eScrip.  It’s our #2 largest fund raiser!  For details on how to participate, click here and scroll down.  (Tell your friends and family to help out the EEU!)  Please note: Credit card purchases are no longer eligible for the eScrip program.  Please use your debit card or write a check for purchases at Vons.

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Gift Cards

  1. Fill out the online order form here.
  2. Put check in “everything box” in band room (for the summer, the scrip coordinator will contact you).
  3. Receive cards!
  • Supporting the EEU is easy!  Just order gift cards for groceries, restaurants, and favorite stores.  The band receives a percentage back for every card you buy, and you get 100% value for every dollar you spend!  PLEASE SUPPORT THE PROGRAM and EEU!  To order, click here.
  • (For behind-the-scenes details on UnitedScrip, the gift card provider, click here.)
  • For questions and orders, contact the Gift Card/Scrip coordinator, Kevin Pryor at 714-337-1090 or scrip@ehseu.org

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Gift Card Specials

Other Specials

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