BPA Meeting March 19
The Band Parents Association General Meeting is this Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 pm in the band room. The BPA Executive Board nominations will be presented at this meeting, so be sure to attend. If you are interested in a position, please email Yunilda Esquivel. Click this link to see last month's meeting minutes.

2019-20 BPA Executive Board Nominations!
President - OPEN
Secretary - OPEN
Tour Coordinator - OPEN (elected in the Fall, after we know which families are touring)
Tour Treasurer - OPEN (elected in the Fall, after we know which families are touring)

Key open volunteer positions for 2019-20:
Pit Orchestra Coordinator - OPEN
Concert Raffle Chair
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.

Wind Ensemble: Tuesday, March 26, 5-8 pm, Barnum Hall
Jazz I: Sound check, Wednesday, March 27, 5 pm, Barnum Hall

Tickets are reserved seating. You can buy tickets, merchandise, or kudos ads at stairwayofthestars.org.
Spring Concert is Just Two Weeks Away!
Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm in Barnum Hall
Come enjoy the Concert Café starting at 6 pm.
All five concert bands will perform.

NEW! Reserved seating at the spring concert. Ticket sales open at 7 am Monday, March 18, at samohiband.com/tickets.

Sign up here to volunteer as an usher, to bring an item, or to work at our Concert Café.

Applications for 2019 SMMUSD Solo & Small Ensemble Festival Due April 1
Hosted by the Samohi Orchestras, the SMMUSD Solo and Small Ensemble Festival will take place on Sunday, April 28, from 8 am to 5 pm at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus at 1310 11th Street.

Open to all 6th – 12th grade band or orchestra students in the school district, the festival gives students the opportunity to perform in front of an adjudicator for feedback, a rating, and a certificate. Not only is it a great way to improve your playing, it's also good practice for auditioning and a strong addition to any college brag sheet!

See more on the Festival, including how to apply, at this link .
Rome Tour Coming Quickly
Check your inbox for more information about optional Rome sweatshirts, plus a packing list and handy Italian phrases!
Percussion Workshops
If your musician is thinking about playing percussion in the Viking Marching Band, there are open rehearsals every Friday from 4 - 6 pm.  Here's the flyer.
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 23: Valencia HS in Valencia
  • March 30: Arcadia High School
Tuesday, March 19: Band Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm, 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, April 2: Band Concert (All Bands), 7 pm, Barnum Hall
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
Saturday, April 27: Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble Auditions, Signup Times TBD
Sunday, April 28: SMMUSD Solo & Small Ensemble Festival, SMC Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, May 14: Band Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm, Band Room
Tuesday, May 21: Pops Concert (All Bands), 7 pm, Barnum Hall
Thursday, June 6: VMB front ensemble auditions , time TBD
Friday, June 7: VMB battery auditions , time TBD
Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of School
July 1-3: July 4 VMB Parade Rehearsals , 1-3 pm, Band Room
July 4: VMB in the July 4 Parade , 8 am - 12 pm, Main St.
August 5-16: Mandatory Marching Band Camp , 12-8 pm, Band Room/Field
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