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Band Parents Meeting October 2
Come to the Band Room at 6:30 on October 2 for our second BPA meeting, where we'll talk about upcoming plans, programs, schedules, fundraisers, and more. We have almost 300 kids in our band program, and we want to help create a great musical experience for each of them. Remember, half the battle is showing up. Join us!

Wind Symphony & Wind Ensemble families:
Please stay for the 7:30 Bands at the Broad and Rome tour planning meeting. We have lots of great ideas but are open to even more, and we need a team to help us implement them! Bands at the Broad not only funds scholarships for this year's Wind Ensemble tour, but also helps with our down payment on the 2020 Wind Symphony tour. Let's keep our touring program thriving!
Volunteer Positions
We have a few volunteer openings where you could pitch in if you have the time and the skill. Please email Alisa Stewart at for more information.
- Webmaster: add new posts to our web page; add links to the band email archive; upload BPA meeting minutes
- Concert band program ad sales: Revise the order form, contact last year's advertisers, gather ad copy, confirm payments
Spooky Fall Concert on Oct. 30
Our first concert is only 5 weeks away! Taking place the day before Halloween on October 30, the fall concert promises a few spooky tunes from our bands, plus a Concert Café with a festive theme. Come and see what your kids have been learning from our great music instruct ors, bring your family, purchase some delicious homemade food, and have fun!
Tickets are general admission and cost only $10 for adults and $5 for youths/students/seniors (suggested donations). In the next few weeks, your student will bring home a ticket form in their backpack. You can also purchase tickets at the door (cash or check only) on the night of the concert.
Parents , are you interested in becoming part of our fabulous Concert Team? Please contact Karen Wise at to help out with the Fall Concert.
Parent Meeting This Monday
Hello, jazz families! There will be a jazz band parent meeting in the band room THIS Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 pm. Come and talk about our fall schedule, performances, and more!
Some dates to put in your calendar:
* The Jazz Winter Concert will be at the Morgan Wixon Theater in Santa Monica on Sunday, Jan. 27, 6-8 pm, with a small intermission
* Jazz 1 will play at Stairway of the Stars on Thursday, March 27, 2019
* The Jazz Spring Concert will be at Catalina Bar & Grill on TBA late May 2019
Check Your Inbox!
We have so much marching band news this week that we are sending out a separate email just for marching band families. Check it over carefully - lots of dates and details!
Football Games
The Samohi homecoming game against Beverly Hills is now on Thursday, Oct. 18, at SMC. Playing pep squad at the Thursday game is optional. Marching band students will have their regular Friday 7 am rehearsal the next morning, plus a Friday evening rehearsal on Oct. 19 from 4-7 pm.
Here are the remaining home football games for the season:
Friday, October 5, 7 pm
Thursday, October 19, 7 pm
Friday, October 26, 7 pm*
*October 26 will feature the Viking Marching Band performing their full field show, "Wonderland," in full uniform at halftime! Invite your friends and family - it's the only time you can see the show at SMC!
Viking Marching Band Raffle
Tickets went home this weekend for the marching band raffle. They cost only $2 each and the prizes include:
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 Tuesday, October 30. ANYONE CAN ENTER! Buy your tickets today!
Parent donations pay for instructional assistants, sheet music rentals, repair and maintenance on percussion and major brass instruments and many, many other things. Thank you to the many families that have already donated. Please consider a donation to this amazing program! |
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