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Viking Marching Band Wins 5A Division at Valencia & Savanna
For the fourth and fifth times in a row, the Viking Marching Band captured first place in the 5A division for band and color guard at their comps at Valencia High School on Thursday and at Savanna High School on Saturday.

Now the Vikings are headed to the SCSBOA marching band championships this Saturday at Warren High School, 8141 De Palma St, Downey, CA 90241. Look for an email with a detailed schedule, coming soon. We are very, very proud of all our band has accomplished this season. GO VIKINGS!

Video credit: Ted Bonnitt
This Week's VMB Schedule
Monday, Nov. 11: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Nov. 12: Rehearsal, 7-8 am
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Rehearsal, 7-8:40 am
Thursday, Nov. 14: Rehearsal, 7-8 am
Friday, Nov. 15: Rehearsal, 7-8 am & 5-8 pm
Saturday, Nov. 16: SCSBOA 5A Championships in Downey, all day!
Fan Shirts Are Now FREE!
Some sizes still available; ladies v-neck and men's crew neck. Pick yours up this week!

Friday 11/15 ,7:45 pm, until rehearsal pick up. Look for a car parked by the Michigan gate with the trunk up.

Saturday 11/16, half an hour before call time. Look for a car parked by the Michigan gate with the trunk up.

Marching Band Videos
From band parent Robert Moore, aka John Avatar. You can see all band videos at the Photos/Videos link on . Be sure to select highest quality playback for best picture and sound — these are 4K/UHD videos with stereo sound.

"If music be the food of love, play on."
Wind Symphony Tour Parents: Come to Our Bands at the Broad Planning Meeting Nov. 18!
Please come to our planning meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 pm, and let us ply you with wine and snacks while we discuss Bands at the Broad, an important fundraiser that helps provide scholarships for band tours like the upcoming trip to San Francisco and Sonoma that our Wind Symphony students are taking this March.

Just send an email to and we'll send you the address.
All-State Applications
All-State/CBDA recordings will be due to Mr. McKeown by Wednesday, November 27, via Google Drive. When he picks the top 20 students to submit, each of them will be given a code to upload their music and scales through the CBDA online system, which will close at 11:59 PM on December 2, 2019. Read auditioning/recording guidelines here.

If you receive a code from Mr. McKeown that allows you to submit your audition, you will need to pay a $55 student fee. And if you are selected for an honor ensemble, you will pay CASMEC a participation fee of approximately $450, due in mid-January. 

The All-State ensembles will perform February 21-23, 2020, in Fresno, CA. Read more info on the CBDA Auditions page.

Jazz musicians: You will submit your recordings directly. Please talk to your teacher for more details.
Stairway Volunteers Still Needed
The Stairway band concert is coming up on March 26, 2020, and we have secured a tentative VIP reception coordinator, but we could also use a few volunteers to help her set up the reception, which happens after the concert. Can you help? Please email if you can!

Next BPA Meeting December 10
The next BPA will meet on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 pm in the band room. Hope to see you there! Add an agenda item or ask a question by emailing BPA President Gavin Dimundo at .
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