THE WINTER CONCERT IS ON JANUARY 15
NEWS FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 17, 2018
& JANUARY 7, 2019
ALL BANDS
Band Parents Association / Bands at the Broad Planning Meeting on Tuesday, January 8
Right when we get back from winter break, we will have a combined Band Parents Association and Bands at the Broad planning meeting in the Band Room at 6:30 pm. All are welcome!
SPRING MUSICAL PIT ORCHESTRA
'Side Show' Parent Meeting January 8
There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all students in the Pit Orchestra on Tuesday, January 8, from 7:30-8:30 pm. in the Band Room. We'll gather right after the Bands at the Broad/BPA meeting at 6:30 pm!
CONCERT BAND/MARCHING BAND
Winter Concert This January 15
Come see the wonderful work your students have been doing in Concert Band (Period 5), Symphonic Band (Period 3), and Symphonic Winds (Period 1) at our Winter Concert this January 15 at 7 pm. The Viking Marching Band + Color Guard will also perform the music from their award-winning show, Wonderland!

Concert Cafe Starts at 6 pm
Come at 6 pm to enjoy the Concert Cafe with your family before the show.


Tickets
General admission tickets are available at this link or at the door on the night of the concert. Note: Since the concert is only a week after we get back from break, we will not be sending home ticket envelopes. Sales will be online and at the door only. $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

MARCHING BAND
Winter Concert Rehearsal This Tuesday
In preparation for the January 15 Winter Concert, the marching band will have a rehearsal this Tuesday from 7:12 to 9:12 a.m.

The second rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for after school on Friday, January 11, the week after break.
Florida A&M Marching Band Coming on Dec. 29
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) marching band, the "Marching 100," is coming to Los Angeles to participate in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year's Day, and Samohi is welcoming them to use the field for rehearsal on Saturday, December 29.

This would be a great opportunity for any marching band students who are in town to earn volunteer hours and see a great show band at work. Mr. McKeown is also working on arranging a clinic with the band from around 12-2 pm that day. Those interested in attending and/or volunteering should contact Mr. McKeown directly.
Marching Band Banquet at El Texate
Plans for this year's marching band banquet have been finalized. Students and staff will enjoy an early dinner at El Texate restaurant on Friday, January 18, at 4:30 pm. Afterwards, parents and family members are invited to join the students in the Samohi cafeteria for a potluck dessert and awards party at 6:30 pm. A dessert signup sheet will be circulated in January. Dinner is free, but we recommend that each student bring a $5 tip.
Finals Week VMB Schedule
Mon.: Period A roll call, 8 am
Tues.: Rehearsal, 7:12-9:12 am
SUPPORT THE BAND'S TOURING PROGRAM
Bands at the Broad • Tuesday, February 5 • The Broad Theater
Silent auction, wine, and cupcake bar at 6 pm • Performance at 7 pm
( Did you know? For every adult ticket you buy, you get a FREE student ticket!)
You are invited to join the Samohi Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble at the beautiful Eli and Edythe Broad Stage for our 7th annual benefit concert and silent auction, Bands at the Broad! This is our main fundraiser to support the Samohi band touring program, which benefits all students. Tickets go on sale on Monday, January 7, and we have an exciting program in store! 
We are asking each Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble family to bring in two auction items and at least one bottle of wine valued at $30 or more for a wine raffle.

Please contact Liz Comay at liz_comay@yahoo.com to arrange drop-off or pick-up of wine or auction items.

WIND ENSEMBLE ROME TOUR
To help fund the Wind Ensemble Rome Tour, brave volunteers raise money to get cold spaghetti and sauce dumped on their heads!

For each donation to the Spaghetti Challenge, an anonymous donor will give $25 to the Westside Food Bank. You can donate to someone, or nominate someone to get spaghetti'd, by clicking here.
Third Tour Payment Due
Tour payment number three, for $1,000, is due on December 21, 2018. Correction: This is payment three out of four. Please try to get it in on time, as we need the funds to make payments to the airlines and to our tour operator!
IMPORTANT DATES
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Marching Band Rehearsal, 7:12 am, Band Room/Barnum Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Band Parents Association/Bands at the Broad Planning Meeting, 6:30 pm, Band Room
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Mandatory Pit Orchestra Parents Meeting, 7:30 pm, Band Room
Tuesday, Jan. 15:  Winter Concert, 7pm, Barnum Hall
(Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Marching Band perform)
Friday, Jan. 18: Marching Band Banquet, El Texate, 4:30 pm (students and staff only) ; Potluck Dessert and Awards , Samohi cafeteria, 6:30 pm (all are welcome!)
Sunday, Jan. 27: Jazz Band Concert, 6 pm, Morgan-Wixson Theater ( donate or buy tickets here)
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Bands at the Broad, 7 pm, the Broad Theater
(Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble perform)
Samohi Finals Week Schedule
In case you don't have a schedule handy for finals week, here it is!

Monday
Regular schedule
Tuesday
Period A/7 Final: ( Marching band rehearsal) 7:12 –  9:12  (120 min) 
Period 1: 9:21 – 10:06   (45 min)
Period 2: 10:15 – 11:00   (45 min) 
Break: 11:00 – 11:05   ( 5 min)
Period 3: 11:14 – 11:59  (45 min) 
Period 4: 12:08 – 12:53  (45 min)
Lunch: 12:53 –  1:28  (35 min) 
Period 5: 1:37 –  2:22  (45 min) 
Period 6: 2:31 –  3:16  (45 min)
Wednesday
Period 1 Final: 8:15 – 10:15  (120 min)
Break: 10:15 – 10:25  ( 10 min)
Period 2 Final: 10:35 – 12:35  (120 min)
Thursday
Period 3 Final: 8:15 – 10:15   (120 min)
Break: 10:15 – 10:25  ( 10 min)
Period 4 Final: 10:35 – 12:35  (120 min)
Friday
Period 5 Final: 8:15 – 10:15  (120 min)
Break: 10:15 – 10:25  ( 10 min)
Period 6 Final: 10:35 – 12:35  (120 min)
Please consider the Samohi Bands in your end-of-year giving!
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