Lathrop High School Mission Statement

The mission of Lathrop High School is to provide each student with a comprehensive education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes critical thinking, self-discipline, and accountability. Lathrop High School strives to prepare its students with the skills and abilities to be successful and become contributing members of their communities.

Lathrop High School Music

The Lathrop High School Music Department was established in 2008 with only 23 members in the Band and 16 members in choir. At that time, LHS had less than 500 9th and 10th grade students and the music department consisted of one band, one choir, and one piano class. Today, LHS has over 1400 students and the instrumental and vocal program have grown considerably encompassing grades 7th-12th. Ms. Desiree Bugarin, Director of Bands, teaches a piano class, marching band (fall), concert band, advanced band, and L.A.M.P. Band (Lathrop Area Music Program). Ms. Van Eerde, Director of Choirs teaches a piano class, Advanced Choir, Concert Choir, and L.A.M.P. Choir.

With the LHS Mission Statement in mind, one of the goals of the LHS Music Department is to hold our students accountable not only to the objectives of music education, but to also bring awareness to the importance of music in our local community. The LHS Band and Choir serves our community through a number of events including the Lathrop Holiday Parade, Lathrop Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lathrop Memorial Day Event in collaboration with the City of Lathrop - Parks and Recreation Department/Senior Center, Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet Events, Manteca Holiday Parade, Lathrop Relay for Life, and the Lathrop Generations Center Events.

The LHS Band and Choir has performed at Sacramento State, UC Berkeley, Haggin Museum, San Joaquin Delta College, UOP, and the Stockton Arena. Some members of the LHS Band have also had the opportunity to perform at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis, San Jose State, and some members of the LHS Choir have performed at the Clovis North HS Performance Center, the UOP Music Conservatory, and Carnegie Hall!

If you're interested in finding out more about the Lathrop High Band or Choir or you are interested in booking an ensemble for your local event, please contact Desiree Bugarin at or Elizabeth Van Eerde

(Please consider a two month advanced notice/request for booking an LHS ensemble. We graciously ask for you to consider making a donation to the music department.)

Video Credit - Ashley Gaspar Fall 2018

Video Credit - Spartan Nation 2017


MUSD Jr. High & High School Honor Band – @ Lathrop HS, Theater - February 8, 6:00pm JH & 7:00pm HS

Valentine’s Cookie Concert, Unlimited Cookies! – LHS Cafeteria, $10 - February 14, 7:30pm

Symphonic Band, CASMEC – State Music Conference - "ColorFULL Programming" February 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

Advanced Choir @ Delta Choir Festival – Atherton Auditorium, Delta College, FREE - February 25, All DAY

Symphonic Band @ Delta Band Festival - Atherton Auditorium, Delta College , FREE - March 5, Performance 5:00pm

Advanced Choir Presents - “Spring Sing” – LHS Theater, March 26, 7:00pm FUNDRAISER $10

Lathrop Area Choir Feeder Concert, LHS Large Gym – FREE! Grades 4th – 12th, March 31, 7:00pm

"HS BANDDAY" MUSD HS Band Collaboration Performances/Clinic, Lathrop HS, April 1 - ALL DAY, LHS, THEATER

Lathrop Area Band Feeder Concert, LHS Large Gym – FREE! Grades 5th – 12th, April 6, 7:00pm

Spartan Arts Invasion 2020

Music, Performances, Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts

LHS Cafeteria & Quad – FREE!

April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

LAMP & LHS Bands, Spring Concert LAMP - FREE, April 27, 7:30pm

Chamber Concert & Piano recital FREE - April 28, 5:00pm

Spring Piano Recital, FREE - April 28, 7:00pm

LAMP & LHS Choirs, Spring Concert - FREE, April 30, 7:30pm

Band & Choir Presents - Life “Coach-Ella” - Discussion Panel with LHS Music Alum, Band Room, FREE - May TBA

Baccalaureate – Band and Choir Seniors ONLY, May 27, 6:00pm

LHS Bands at the LHS Graduation, May 29, 5:30pm

MUSD Bands Manteca Parade – Collaboration Performance - ALL MUSD HS Bands - July 4 - 10:00am (Parade Start)


Saturday, December 1, 20186:30 PM - 8:30 PMLathrop Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lathrop Choirs @ The Lathrop Community Center
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:30 PMLathrop High & LAMP Bands Winter Concert - LHS Theater
Tuesday, December 4, 20186:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Lathrop High Piano Recital 6pm - LHS Theater7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Lathrop High Piano Recital 7:30pm - LHS Theater
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:30 PMLathrop High & LAMP Choirs Winter Concert - LHS Theater
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00amLathrop High, LAMP, and 6th Grade Bands - Lathrop Holiday Parade
Saturday, January 12 - 7:00pmSan Joaquin County HS Honors Concert, Atherton Auditorium, Delta College January 25 - 6:00pmBand @ Home Basketball Game – Boys’ vs. Mountain House February 2 - 6pm & 7pmMUSD Jr. High & High School Honor Band – @ MHS, FREE February 7 - 6:00pmBand @ Home Basketball Game – Girls’ Senior Night vs. Johansen
February 8 - 7:30pmValentine’s Cookie Concert, Unlimited Cookies! - Cafeteria, $10 February 12 - 7:30mAdvanced Band Performance with the UOP Concert Band - Spanos Hall, UOP $

February 26 – ALL DAYDelta Choir Festival – Atherton Auditorium, Delta College, FREE March 5 – @LHS ALL DAYManteca Band Festival – Adjudicated Performance
June 1, 2019Choir - Carnegie Hall