to all who auditioned for the Samohi Concert Bands!
Here are the band placements for 2020-21. We try our best to accurately place students based on their skill level, teacher recommendations, and instrumentation balance. Please be aware that all band placements are final and we do not re-audition over the summer. Emails requesting more information about the audition or placements may not be returned, as our directors are now on summer vacation.
The groups are listed by most novice to most experienced. We do not have beginning groups, but if anyone is interested in trying a new instrument, they should contact one of the directors. Freshmen should not expect placement in Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble their first year. Any exceptions were based on strong auditions AND a need for instrumentation in our more advanced ensembles.
There is always a chance that a student ID# might be missing from this list, so if you do not see your ID#, you may send an email to
and we will let you know which band you will participate in next year.
Kevin McKeown and Terry Sakow
Santa Monica High School Bands