Pops Concert Videos Available
Click here to view the videos from last Tuesday's wonderful Pops concert. Many thanks to Robert Moore for recording and uploading them!

Note: The senior slideshow has been blocked from YouTube because of copyrighted music, but you can view it here. (Please do not share it on social media!)
Thank You, Volunteers!
We couldn't have enjoyed such a special night for our seniors, our audience, and all of our performers without the help of many volunteers. Please click on the graphic to see all of their (your) names! You keep our extraordinary band program humming!

Directors' Gifts
Thanks to your generosity, the Band Parents Association was able to give each of our band directors $2,000 in cash as well as a small gift that was presented at the concert. Mr. McKeown received a set of nesting dolls featuring Russian composers, and Mr. Sakow got a custom-made tray with the Samohi Band logo on it.
Mr. McKeown's nesting dolls!
Mr. Sakow's custom tray!
2019-20 Viking Marching Band Field Show
The Vikings will march into another strong season as a 4A band with "The Bard," a new show based on the writings of William Shakespeare.

A dramatic swirl of comedy and tragedy, love and friendship, "The Bard" will make Shakespeare's work come alive with quotes from the Bard and the music of Gilbert and Sullivan, John Mackey's "This Cruel Moon" (in its marching band premiere!), Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet," and Shostakovich's "Festive Overture."

"If music be the food of love, play on."
— William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night"
Upcoming Auditions: Color Guard This Wednesday
The Viking Marching Band has the following auditions coming up:

Color Guard: Wednesday, May 29, 4-6:30 pm, Band Room
Front Ensemble: Thursday, June 6, 4-6 pm, Band Room
Battery: Friday, June 7, 4-6 pm, Band Room

Mariam Kaddoura is continuing to teach percussion classes after school every Friday from 4-6 pm.
Tuxedo Pickup Set for Tuesday, June 4
Elite Tuxedo will be picking up tuxes from the band room on Tuesday, June 4. Students may bring in their tuxedos to the band room any time prior to Tuesday, June 4, and hang them on the clothing rack.

Please return tuxedos in the Elite garment bag with your student's name on it. Make sure all five pieces are in the bag: jacket, pants, white shirt, bow tie, and cummerbund. Elite may charge you for missing pieces. 

If students do not return their tuxedos to the band room, they must return them directly to the store in Westwood. There are no late pickups at Samohi.

Again: there are no late pickups at Samohi. If someone does not return his tux to Samohi by June 4, bringing it to Samohi after June 4 is like throwing it away. No one will ever find it at school, and the student will be charged to replace it.

Students who perform at Samohi graduation will be informed by Mr. Aiello what they need to wear. No tuxedos necessary!
Wednesday, May 29: Color Guard Auditions, 4-6:30 pm, Band Room
Thursday, June 6: Front Ensemble Auditions, 4-6 pm, Band Room
Friday, June 7: Battery Auditions, 4-6 pm, Band Room
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
Photos dating back to 2013
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