Vote for the BOSS
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Vote for the BOSS

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Rose Parade 2018

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Clothing and Textile Drive


2017 BOSS Banquet Photos

Santiago Jazz Combo
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Directors Meeting – Tournament of Roses

Santiago Jazz ComboThe Tournament of Roses Tournament House (the old Wrigley mansion) in Pasadena for the Directors Meeting for bands selected to perform in the 2018 Rose Parade. The Santiago Jazz Combo performed for the social hour.

The last picture is of Joe and Vicky Dudek, my wife, Rene, me and the president of the 2018 Tournament of Roses, Lance Tibbet and his wife. Great night!!!!15800517_10212445993972028_6919675436262209144_o


Parent Info Nite and BBQ

BOSS Parent Meeting BBQ
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Welcome Back BBQ & Parent Information Meeting

This evening will include our annual “Welcome Back” BBQ for Parents and our Band & Color Guard members in the Shark Tank. Followed by a General Booster Meeting and then an Important Parent Informational meeting at 7:00 PM in the Theater.

LOCATION: Santiago HS Shark Tank & Theater

This is an opportunity for you to ….

  • Meet and speak with the Booster Board and the Directors in an informal setting
  • Make payments
  • Sign up for committees and other volunteer needs
  • Purchase/order Spirit wear


  • 3-4:30 pm – Student marching rehearsal after school
  • 4-4:30 pm – Students MAY be released for a break
  • 5:30 pm – Student Call Time (wear Santiago Band gear and shorts, or -better yet- have your performer ask his/her section leader for the most accurate details)
  • 5:30 pm – Get in line to clear up any questions and take care of Booster Sponsorship.
  • 6:00 pm – Parents and Students eat dinner
  • 7:00 pm – BOSS PERFORMS!!
  • 7:15 pm – tentatively – move into Santiago Theater for a Parent Information Meeting

*For you returning parents, if you could volunteer a little bit of your time to make this event a success, please CLICK HERE to sign-up.  THANK YOU!


Letter from the Directors

Dear Band and Color Guard Members (and Parents),

We hope you are having a fun and relaxing summer!  We are looking forward to a great band and colorguard as we start this new school year.  The quality of returning and new students is very high and should prove to be our best year yet at Santiago.  What an exciting year we will have!

Music and drill for our “Chicago” show has been purchased and modified.  We are very excited about this show, but cannot emphasize the importance of your attendance at all rehearsals – your absence will have an adverse affect and may result in being placed as an alternate for the field shows. Most importantly, make sure you are present at band camp August 5, 8 & 9!  It is imperative that each band and color Guard member is at every rehearsal beginning Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 pm so we can start learning both the field show and music during band camp.  Band camp will include marching and music instruction, interactive games and time to see old friends and meet new ones. Since our school year begins in early August, band camp has been truncated to only three days, which makes attendance even more important.

Special instructors have been hired to assist with rehearsals this year.  This year’s instructors are of the highest quality and will be a great asset to our band and colorguard.  We have instructors from USC, University of Illinois, Arizona University, Cal State Fullerton as well as other local universities and colleges. We are extending some of the instructors’ contracts to continue working for us after the school year officially begins.

To the Parents:  As we continue to grow in quantity and quality, our financial needs are growing as well.  More buses for transportation, additional assistants, increased festival fees, music purchases, band polo shirts contrasted with a very small music department fund from the school have made it necessary to ask for booster donations to cover the costs.  Though the overall budget to run this organization is large, we believe the benefit in your child’s participation is worth much more than the cost. Extra fundraising, business and community donations, etc., will help cover some of the costs but it is necessary that each parent financially contribute to offset costs. The 2016-17 band and colorguard budget is over $180,000.   The Booster donation this year has been set at $400.00.

Please make your Booster Donation payment at your convenience in the month of July, online on our band website or at the Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2016.  You may pay by credit card or check.  Checks should be made out to the Santiago Band Boosters. Deadline for donation payments is September 30, 2016.


There is going to be a barbecue for all band and colorguard students and parents on Thursday, August 11 at 6:00 PM, followed by an important meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the theater.  At this meeting the band and colorguard will perform some of our fall music and information will be disseminated concerning the band and colorguard, schedules, fund-raiser plans, concerts, football game performances, grading policies, booster information, costs, needs, the jazz band spring trip, etc. will be discussed.  A calendar with scheduled band events as well as the band and colorguard manual will be handed out at this time.  Marching and concert items may be ordered at this meeting as well. We will distribute contact numbers for some of the finest private teachers in Southern California at this meeting.  They have agreed to give private lessons to interested students at Santiago High School. It is imperative that all new and returning students and parents attend this meeting.

We will again be using the Charms website, Email blasts, Twitter and Facebook for band and colorguard updates.  Please follow us on Twitter at santiagobands.  You may follow the band boosters on Facebook at BOSSboosters. We ”tweet” and email upcoming events, parent & student information, etc.  It is a great way to stay involved and informed. 

New to BOSS – we would like to introduce our new Facebook Closed Group. Join today using this link – BOSS Boosters

Sign in using your Facebook login and password, then request to join the group.

You also check our SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE for information about CHARMS, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

You may also find information about the Santiago Band and Colorguard at our website: or contact our band office secretary, Mrs. Beaudoin at

We are looking forward to a great year for our band and colorguard.  Football games, festivals, concerts throughout the year are just some of the events on the calendar.  2016-17 will be our best year yet!

Again, remember the rehearsal dates and times.  It is important that you are there for every rehearsal as well as the uniform fitting schedule.  We will see you in a few days.



Mr. Parish & Mr. Dudek