Charity Spin! 
Help yourself and the entire band program stay in shape! Sign up for Charity Spin on Sunday, March 10, from 10-11 am at TriFit LA. For just $40, you can enjoy an hour-long class with a highly rated instructor, and the proceeds support the Samohi Concert Bands — all five of them! Reserve your bike today at Hurry, 14 of the 32 spots have already been sold.

Santa Monica College Concerto Competition
Apply today to the SMC Concerto Competition. To be eligible, your student must be in high school (grades 9–12) and age 18 or under as of January 1, 2019. Read more or apply here. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 2.

NAfME All-National Honor Band
Students who were selected for All-State honor groups may apply for NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and will compete against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles. Apply today. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3.

Stairway of the Stars
The Samohi Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 1 will perform on Wednesday, March 27, at the 70th annual "Stairway of the Stars" Band Night. Choir Night is Monday, March 18, and Orchestra Night is Friday, March 22. Ticket sales for all Stairway concerts will open at 7 am on Monday, February 25. There is RESERVED SEATING at all three concerts. Purchase your tickets early for best selection. Visit

SMC Wind Ensemble
If you are interested in joining a college ensemble, the SMC Wind Ensemble (Kevin McKeown, Conductor) has begun. For more information about the group, which meets on Wednesday evenings, please reach out to Mr. McKeown, either in person or via email. College credit is available, and it's also a great addition to any brag sheet!
This Week's Schedule
We're entering the final Tech Week! This week there will be practice every day after school to prepare for the opening of "Side Show."

Monday: 4:15 - 8:30 pm (wear black for yearbook photos)
Tuesday: 4:15 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 4:15 - 9:30 pm
Thursday: 4:15 - 9:30 pm

Please note: All Symphony and Philharmonic musicians are officially excused from their Tuesday and Wednesday practices so they can participate fully in our tech rehearsals. These absences have been cleared with Ms. Swenson, Mr. Aiello, and the administration. If you choose to opt out of a tech dinner to attend an hour of your Phil or Symphony practice, please know that we cannot save food for you, and we cannot refund any money. If you have any concerns, please talk to Mr Sakow. 

Purchase Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets for any of the Side Show performances. ( Here's the list of which students are performing at which shows.)
Tour Information
Here is the complete set of updates (including forms, deadlines, and links) for the tour.
Fourth of July Parade
Once again the Marching Band will be participating in the Fourth of July parade on Main St. Rehearsals will be on July 1 - 3, from 1 - 4 pm. Participation is optional, but it's a fun opportunity to show off our talented Marching Band.

Mandatory Band Camp
Marching Band Camp will be held this year on August 5 - 9 and August 12 - 16, from noon - 8 pm. If you want to participate in Marching Band, you must attend this two week camp.
Upcoming Shows
Join us in cheering on the Samohi Winter Guard at the following Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) Shows! Samohi performance times TBD. Click here for updates.

  • March 2: Signature Show – North
  • March 9: Valencia HS in Placentia
  • March 23: Valencia HS in Valencia
  • March 30: Arcadia High School
February 25-28: Pit Orchestra Tech Week
March 1-3 & March 8-10: "Side Show," Barnum Hall
Thursday, March 14: Mandatory Student-Parent Rome Meeting, 7pm, Band Room
Wednesday, March 27: Stairway of the Stars (Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1 perform), 7 pm, Barnum Hall
Friday, March 29: Samohi Band Festival — CANCELED
Tuesday, Apr. 2: Band Concert (All Bands), 7 pm, Barnum Hall
April 6-13: Spring Break/ Wind Ensemble Rome Tour
April 14-21: Spring Break
Photos dating back to 2013
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