Save the Date
The Band Parents Association General Meeting is on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in the band room.The BPA Executive Board elections will be at this meeting, so be sure to attend.

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 are on sale now. 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
One more rehearsal before our second weekend of performances. Please remember to wear black if you are performing in the pit.

Thursday: 3:30 - 7:00 pm
Friday: Musician call time 6 pm (Performance at 7 pm)
Saturday: Musician call time 6 pm (Performance at 7 pm)

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
We are still taking final payments, which were due last Thursday. Here is the complete set of updates (including forms, deadlines, and links) for the tour. Please fill out/print/sign your forms and bring them to the March 14 meeting.
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.

Percussion Workshops
If your musician is thinking about being in the drum line in the Viking Marching Band (open to current percussion students and anyone else that may want to switch to percussion), there will be open rehearsals that started Friday, March 1, and continue 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 9: Valencia HS in Placentia
  • March 23: Valencia HS in Valencia
  • March 30: Arcadia High School
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
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