Nov. 6 Band Parents Meeting Cancelled
Our Band Parents Association meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, has been cancelled due to conflict with the midterm elections. Contact us at samohiband@gmail.com if you are interested in attending the BPA Executive Board meeting on Monday, November 5. 
Come to the Fall Concert
Our first concert is only one week away, starting at 7 pm at Barnum Hall on Tuesday, October 30. All five bands will be performing!

Come and see what your kids have been learning, bring your family, eat at the Concert Cafe starting at 6 pm, and have fun!
Program Notes
Order tickets through your student, or order online at this link. Ticket pre-orders are due in the Band Room this Wednesday.
Concert attire: Black tie and concert dresses. Remember to hem your dress, and if borrowing, please don't cut any fabric!
Buy your raffle tickets today! You don't need to be present to win.
This Week's Marching Band Schedule
Mon., Oct. 22: 7-8 am rehearsal
Tues., Oct. 23: 7-9 am rehearsal
Wed., Oct. 24: NO REHEARSAL / PSATs
Thurs., Oct. 25: 7-8 am; 4:30-7:30 pm rehearsals 
Fri. Oct. 26: Football vs. El Segundo - SENIOR NIGHT
Call time 5:30 pm on the JAMS lawn
Sat. Oct. 27: Simi Valley 50th Annual Band Spectacular
Marching Band Showcase / Senior Night / 8th Grade Night This Friday
Join us for our only full field show at SMC on this special night! Cheer on the Samohi Vikings varsity football team and watch our marching band and color guard come out at halftime in full uniform to present  “Wonderland!” 

The Samohi Class of 2019 will receive their senior medals right after the halftime show. And 8th graders from district middle schools will have an informational meeting about the marching band program, then join us in the bleachers to watch the show. ( See the 8th Grade Night Flyer here. And see the Color Guard flyer here!)

It’s a great night of football and fun that combines both pep songs and a field show performance. Invite friends and family, you won’t want to miss it!

Second Competition This Saturday
Congratulations, Vikings, on placing first in division and winning sweepstakes for Music Effect last week in Baldwin Park! This week's competition is up at Simi Valley High School: the Simi Valley 50th Annual Band Spectacular.

Check your inbox for a “school bus” email a few days before the competition with detailed instructions, call times, step-off times, and packing lists.
If you have any questions before then, just email Yunilda Esquivel at yunilda+samo@gmail.com.

For competitions, you will always drop off and pick up your student at Samohi – drop-off is usually late morning and pickup is late at night. All families are welcome to come out on their own and watch them on the field! Entrance fees vary.

One More Week to Get Your Name in the Program
We list all of our donors in each concert program to share our gratitude with the community and to encourage all families to give what they can. Donate today and see your name in print!
Raffle Tickets Only $2 Each
Enter the marching band raffle and you could win:
1) A brand-new iPhone X
2) A beautiful new iPad (2018)
3) And $200 cash!

Winners will be announced at the fall concert on Oct. 30. You don't need to be present to win!

Other Ways to Help the Samohi Bands
There are many ways to help the bands aside from cash donations! Volunteering is one of them, and there are also three easy ways to send some much-needed funds our way while you shop:

  1. Join the Ralph's Community Contribution Program >> more info
  2. Download and use the Benefit Mobile app >> more info
  3. Sign up for eScrip >> more info
2nd Tour Payment Due
Our second payment of $1,000 is due this October 30! There are two ways to pay:
Friday, Oct. 26: Wonderland Field Show at SMC • Read more
Saturday, Oct. 27: VMB Simi Valley Tournament • Website
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Fall concert • Buy ticketsSign up for the Café
Marching Band Raffle tickets due • Buy tickets
Friday, Nov. 2: All-Southern applications due • Read more
Saturday, Nov. 3: VMB Ramona High School Tournament • Website
Tuesday, Nov. 6: Band Parents meeting CANCELLED
Saturday, Nov. 10: VMB Savanna Field Tournament • Website
Tuesday, Nov. 27: All-State applications due • Read more
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Band Parents meeting
Friday, Dec. 14: Bob Cole applications due • Read more
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