Jazz Band Winter Concert This Sunday
Come see the award-winning Samohi Jazz Bands at the Morgan-Wixson this Sunday, January 27. Directors Tom Whaley and Sean Pawling have created a great program for all to enjoy. Click on the flyer for details, or just order your tickets here!
Bands at the Broad in Just Two Weeks!
Tuesday, February 5 | The Broad Theater
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica
Cupcakes | Wine | Espresso Bar | Silent Auction
Doors open at 6 pm | Performance at 7 pm
You are invited to the 7th annual Bands at the Broad, a concert benefitting the Samohi Bands Touring Fund and featuring the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. Join us for a fabulous evening of wine and music!
  • General Admission: $25/adult; $15/youth. One FREE youth/student ticket offered with each adult ticket purchased. Tickets at
  • Samohi Band students admitted FREE; simply check in at will call.
  • Buy box seats for family and friends: $100 per pair.
  • Donors: Please submit auction donations no later than Friday, February 1.
  • Don't miss our Bands at the Broad silent auction! BID to win fine wines and collector's items, or to choose a song for the Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble to play at the Pops Concert!
'Side Show' Registration Forms
Buy cast and crew meals, "Side Show" t-shirts, and more through the All-in-One registration form. Please make sure we have your contact information, and remember, you can visit this form multiple times. You can also register without paying anything. You will get a confirmation after you submit your form. THANK YOU!

Links & Reminders
Friday, Jan. 25: Rehearsal, 3:30-6 pm
Thanks for Coming to the Winter Concert
Big thanks to the many parents who came out to see the bands last Tuesday! Despite the rain, it was a wonderful show, and we're so glad you could join us.

We'd especially like to thank our concert volunteers: Erika Aguirre, Erika Arenas, Joel Carrera, Bailey Field, Annie Ling Goren, Angelika Gunn, Atsuko Ota-Hodel, Peace Hodel, Mark Indigaro, Rita Kachru, Amy Levin, Robert Moore, Dina Schultz, Alisa F. Stewart, Marian Tosonotti, Alejandro Vargas, Karen Wise, and Susanna Wise. And thanks to Adam Chamorro and all who signed up for the Concert Cafe -- even though it was canceled. Word up!
All-Southern This Weekend
Congratulations to the seven students who were selected to perform with SCSBOA All-Southern California honor groups this weekend in Garden Grove. Break a leg!

  • Andre Frcek, Tuba (Honor Symphonic Band)
  • Leo Gilman, Clarinet (Honor Symphonic Band)
  • Caleb Kim, Trumpet (Honor Orchestra)
  • Felix Mindlin, Alto Sax (Honor Jazz Band)
  • Jonathan Yuan, Piccolo (Honor Orchestra)
  • Melinda Zhu, Flute (Honor Orchestra)
  • Brian Kim, Oboe (Honor Symphonic Band)
Join the BPA Nominating Committee!
Do you know any current or incoming Samohi Band parents who might be willing to take on a board position next year, or chair a committee? Then join the nominating committee and draft them! The nominating committee is a low time commitment that helps us maintain strong volunteer leadership, so please consider helping us identify potential board members and committee chairs. Email Alisa Stewart if you’re interested. THANK YOU!!
Roommate Request Forms Overdue
If you haven't yet, please complete the Tour Information Form to submit your roommate requests along with other important details (e.g., mobile number, allergies, food requirements, instrument dimensions, tour jacket size). Forms were due last Friday!

Save the Date: Mandatory Rome Tour Meeting March 14
All tour participants (along with one parent or guardian) must plan to attend the mandatory Rome Tour meeting on Thursday, March 14, from 7-9 pm in the Samohi Band Room.
Jan. 25-27: SCSBOA All-Southern Honor Groups , Garden Grove, CA
Sunday, Jan. 27: Jazz Band Concert, 6 pm, Morgan-Wixson Theater >> buy tickets
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Bands at the Broad, 7 pm, the Broad Theater >> buy tickets
Tuesday, Feb. 12: Band Parents Association Meeting; 7:30 pm, Band Room (note later time!)
February 15-18: All-State Honor Groups at CASMEC; Fresno, CA
Monday, Feb. 19: NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
February 19-22 and 25-28: Pit Orchestra Tech Weeks
March 1-3 & March 8-10: "Side Show," Barnum Hall
Thursday, March 14: Mandatory Student-Parent Rome Meeting, 7pm, Band Room
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