Fall Concert Tuesday, Oct. 30
Our first concert is only three weeks away, starting at 7 pm at Barnum Hall on 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
* You may pre-order tickets using the ticket order envelope that your student receives in band class this week, or order online at this link: 
  * If you are using a ticket pre-order envelope, please return it to the mailbox in the Band Room no later than Wednesday, October 24 .
* At the concert, we will announce the winners of the Marching Band Raffle.  Buy your raffle tickets today!
* Concert formal attire for students: Most concert dresses have been delivered to the Band Room (just a few are on back order). Students will have an opportunity to try them on tomorrow during their concert band class. Please remember that all new dresses arrive very long and must be HEMMED prior to the Fall Concert. Take your dresses home tomorrow to be sure that you can walk in them. If you are borrowing a dress from the Bands, please do not cut any fabric.
Help Out at the Concert Cafe!
Our Concert Cafe theme is cozy fall comfort food!  Sign up HERE  to bring an item or work the cafe with the coolest parents at Samohi!
Free Masterclass with Harvey Pittel This Tuesday
On Tuesday, at 4 pm in the music building, join a masterclass with celebrated saxophonist Harvey Pittel. This is a big deal! All are invited -- especially saxophone and clarinet players. 
Bob Cole Honors Festival at CSULB
The fourth  Bob Cole Conservatory Honors Festival  is January 4-6, 2019, with applications due on December 14. This festival brings together the most talented student musicians from across Southern California to perform in a Wind Symphony, a Concert Choir, and String Chamber Ensemble.  >> Read more on samohiband.com  
All-Southern Applications Due Nov. 2
SCSBOA All-Southern honor group applications due by Friday, November 2. You will need the Director Member Number of your concert band instructor, so don't wait until the last minute to ask Mr. Sakow or Mr. McKeown.  >> Read more on samohiband.com
Get Your Name in the Fall Concert Program!
Did you know that we list all of our donors in each and every concert program? Well, we do! Because we want to share our gratitude with the whole community and encourage all families to give what they can.   So donate to the band program today and see your name in print!  
This Week's Schedule
M-F, Oct. 8-12: 7 am rehearsals
Friday, Oct. 12: 4-7 pm rehearsal
Viking Marching Band Raffle
We are asking each VMB student to sell 20 tickets by October 30, when we will announce the winners at the fall concert.
Each ticket costs only $2 and the prizes include:
1) A brand-new iPhone X
2) A beautiful new iPad (2018)
3) And $200 cash!
>> Anyone can enter, and anyone can win! Order your tickets online now, and share this link with family and friends! https://samohiband.com/2018/09/01/viking-marching-band-raffle/
Be a Super Shopper!
Help feed our 130 hungry marchers/musicians/color guard at competitions! No volunteer clearance is required.  >> Go to this link for more information and to sign up for a shopping shift!  
Remaining Home Football Games
Thursday, October 18 , 7 pm **
Friday, October 26, 7 pm ***
**Since this football game against Beverly Hills has been moved to a Thursday, playing pep squad will be optional.
***At the October 26 game, the Viking Marching Band will perform "Wonderland" in full uniform at halftime. Invite your friends and family -- it's the only time you can see the show at SMC!
Latest Tour Information 
We hope that all of our Wind Ensemble Families received the tour update in their email inbox on October 5. If not, click here for October updates.
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