This Week's Schedule
Monday, Nov. 12: VETERAN'S DAY — Rehearsal 5-8 pm
Tues.-Thurs., Nov. 13-15: 7 am rehearsals
Friday, Nov. 16: Rehearsals @ 7-8 am and 5:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 17: SCSBOA Field Show Championships  
Sunday, Nov. 18: We rest!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Wednesday, December 12 , is the tentative date for the Viking Marching Band potluck & banquet
SCSBOA Championships This Saturday
The Samohi Viking Marching Band is is proud to be heading into the SCSBOA Field Show Championships for yet another year! Open only to the top 12 marching bands in Southern California, the SCSBOA Championships mark the end of a successful marching season.
Mr. McKeown, the coaches, and the kids have worked so hard for this honor, so let's all enjoy it! We will send out the usual school bus email when we find out the location, schedule, step off time, etc.

If you have any questions please email Yunilda Esquivel at [email protected].
Submit All-State Recordings by Nov. 27
Mr. McKeown needs the students to share their recordings with him by November 27 via Google Drive. When he picks the top 20 students to submit, they will then be given a code to upload their music and scales to the CBDA website. Click here for more information on the All-State Honor Band Auditions.
Fall Concert Videos Uploaded
Concert Band parents, here's the link you have all been waiting for:

Many thanks to videographer Robert Moore!
Jazz 1: Sectionals with Professionals
On Monday, November 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 ( note new time!), Jazz 1 will have sectionals with guest clinicians during their regularly scheduled sectionals. Students are encouraged to practice hard before November 19 so they are ready for their sectional time with the visiting professionals.

We are working on a similar event for Jazz 2 in December. Donate to the Jazz Bands to help fund great programs like these!
Jazz All-State Entries
Please talk to your jazz band director about CBDA jazz auditions.
Bands at the Broad
Our 7th annual Bands at the Broad concert and fundraiser is on Tuesday, February 5. This enchanted evening features a special performance by Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble in the beautiful Broad Theater, with wine, cupcakes, and a silent auction.
To make this the best Bands at the Broad yet, we are asking each family to bring in two auction items and at least one bottle of wine valued at $30 or more.
• Tell Liz Comay if you can join the auction committee
• Become an assistant chair! Contact Alisa Stewart or Cydney Kirschbaum
It's Pas-terrific!
In order to raise money for the Wind Ensemble Rome Tour, students have organized a Spaghetti Challenge. Brave participants will have cold spaghetti with sauce dumped on their heads, and they will nominate three more people to raise money and get dumped on. Look for opportunities to “spaghetti” your teachers and friends!

Our first to be spaghetti'd and sauced were Natalie DiMundo and Alan Schlessinger. Together they raised more than $1,000 for the Rome tour.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: All-State applications due • Read more
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Band Parents meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 12 (tentative): Marching Band Potluck & Banquet
Friday, Dec. 14: Bob Cole applications due • Read more 
Tuesday, Jan. 15: Winter Concert, 7pm, Barnum Hall
(Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds perform)
Sunday, Jan. 27: Jazz Band Concert, 6 pm, Morgan-Wixson Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Bands at the Broad, 7 pm
(Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble perform)
Photos dating back to 2013!
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