All-State Recordings Due Nov. 27
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.

Jazz musicians: Please talk to your teacher for instructions.

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

Come to Our BPA Meeting on December 10
If you are a band parent, you are a member of the BPA! Join us for our next meeting on December 10 at 6:30 pm in the band room. In order to make these meetings more relevant to YOU, we are taking comments/questions to be submitted to the meeting agenda. Do you have a question or concern that you would like addressed at the meeting? Email us!
Tentative Date Set for VMB Potluck Banquet
We have currently set the date for our annual Viking Marching Band potluck banquet for Friday, January 10, at 7 pm. Date and time are subject to change, but this will definitely be happening! It's a great time to recognize our outstanding students, our seniors, our coaches, and our volunteers.
VMB Winter Concert Rehearsal
Mr. McKeown is also setting a tentative VMB rehearsal for January 10 before the band banquet. Save the date!

For the Winter Concert on Friday, January 17, VMB students will play their full show music from "The Bard" after periods 1, 3, and 5 perform.

Curious about what the VMB in Barnum looks like? See last year's VMB performance of their 2018 show music from "Wonderland" at this link! (To skip the warmup and introductions, go straight to 9:21.)
San Francisco/Sonoma Tour Contributions Due December 3
If your Wind Symphony student is going on tour this March, and you have signed up to make full or partial contributions to cover the cost of the trip, we are asking for your next installment ($330, if you are paying in full) by December 3. Click here if you are ready to make your contribution now.
Bands at the Broad
The Bands at the Broad Committee has commenced planning and will need lots of helping hands for the February 11th music extravaganza! Click here to look over areas where you might like to get involved in a fun and magical evening for our Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. All band families are welcome to volunteer, attend and enjoy!
No Rehearsal Wednesday
Jazz 1 & 2 will have no rehearsals this Wednesday, November 27. Enjoy your holiday!
Wednesday, Nov. 27: CBDA Recordings Due to Mr. McKeown
Jazz 1 & 2 canceled
Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, Dec. 2: SF/Sonoma Tour 2nd Payment Due >> Contribute here
Tuesday, Dec. 10: BPA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Band Room >> Submit question/issue
Dec. 23-Jan. 6: NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
Friday, Jan. 10: (TENTATIVE): VMB Potluck Banquet & Awards, Samohi cafeteria, 7 pm
— (tentative) VMB Winter Concert Rehearsal, 5-7 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 14: BPA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Band Room
Friday, Jan. 17: Samohi Bands Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, Barnum Hall (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Viking Marching Band perform)
Jan. 17-20: SCSBOA All-Southern Honor Groups, Hyatt Hotel Garden Grove
Please consider the Samohi Bands in your end-of-year giving!
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