Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm, Barnum Hall.
At this concert, Samohi Band students will present some of the most challenging pieces they will perform this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your student shine! Come enjoy the Concert Café starting at 6 pm.

NEW! Reserved seating at the spring concert. Tickets are available at  samohiband.com/tickets.

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Kiwanis Music Competition Coming Soon
The Santa Monica Kiwanis Club Music Scholarship Competition will hold preliminary auditions at Santa Monica High School, after school on Wednesday, May 1. Signups for Samohi Band students will be posted in the Band Room in the near future.

Auditions will be evaluated by adjudicators from outside the district. Accompanists are not required for the preliminary round. Students who pass the preliminary round will be invited to compete in the final round on Tuesday, May 14 (for percussion and winds).

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica has been providing academic scholarships to area youth for 95 years and music awards for 69 years. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Band (wind, brass, or percussion) solo awards are given in two age categories: three winners in 9-10th grade and three in 11-12th grade.
Rehearsal this Thursday
Mr. McKeown has called a rehearsal this Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Band Room for all Wind Ensemble students to practice their many pieces for the Rome Tour. Please bring food, and he will allow time during the rehearsal for students to eat. Anyone with a sports conflict, please let Mr. McKeown know. Only games will be acceptable for missing this rehearsal. Thank you for understanding!
Upcoming Shows
Saturday, May 18: Super Jazz Fest at the Ranch - West Ranch High School in Valencia- All Day (both jazz bands and jazz combos)
Sunday, May 19: Jazz Bands Spring Concert - Catalina Bar and Grill, Hollywood, 1-3 pm

Tickets available by clicking this link.
Gig This Tuesday, Pep Rally This Thursday
All Viking Marching Band students are invited to play at the groundbreaking of the new Discovery building on the Samohi campus this Tuesday, April 2. You will meet after lunch and be excused from 5th and 6th periods to participate. Please let your teachers know ahead of time! And please wear your retro shirt and dark pants or jeans. 

Also, VMB is participating in Samohi’s Got Talent at the pep rally this Thursday, April 4! Attire is the same — retro shirt with dark pants or jeans (those who ordered varsity jackets can pick them up at the spring concert on Tuesday!) — and please bring your medals! We will be recognized for our SCSBOA third-place finish along with other winning Samohi teams. Go Vikings! 
Tuesday, April 2: VMB at Discovery Building Groundbreaking; meet in Band Room after lunch Tuesday
Tuesday, April 2: Band Concert (All Bands), 7 pm, Barnum Hall
Thursday, April 4: VMB at Pep Rally; bring medals
Thursday, April 4: Wind Ensemble rehearsal, 4 - 8 pm, band room
April 6-13: Spring Break/ Wind Ensemble Rome Tour
April 14-21: Spring Break
Tuesday, April 23: Band Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm, Band Room
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