Come to the Band Parents Meeting!
Join us this Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 pm in the band room for the first meeting for all parents of band students.
Meet the directors and learn about the year to come, including concerts, attire, spring musical pit orchestra, parent communications and volunteering, fundraising, and more!
Dress and Tuxedo Fittings This Thursday
SAMOHI BAND DRESS CODE: For all band concerts, students must wear either a tuxedo (or black jacket & pants/white shirt/bowtie) OR an approved concert black dress.

Please read the dress code carefully. There is no requirement to rent a tuxedo. If you would like to rent a tuxedo for your student, Elite Tuxedo offers a yearly rental for $130 (for flat-front pants, which the vendor recommends) or $120 (for pleated pants, which are very roomy). See images of flat-front and pleated pants here.

Elite Tuxedo will be fitting students during all band classes on Thursday. They will NOT fit your student unless they have their completed form and payment. You can access Elite Tuxedo's rental form here.

Please note: If you decide to rent a tuxedo, a credit card is required as security deposit even if you send in a check to Elite Tuxedo. The credit card will not be charged as long as all parts of the tuxedo are returned at the end of the school year.

If you think you will have difficulty finding clothing that follows the dress code, please contact us at samohiband@gmail.com for assistance.
Concert dresses will also be fitted during band classes on Thursday.

Students can either buy a new dress for $80 via the Band Registration Form, or they can borrow one through the band program.

If you have a question about dresses, please email samohiband@gmail.com.
Concert Café 
We are looking for a Concert Cafe chair! This position entails setting up a Signup Genius to get food contributions and volunteers, deciding on a theme, and helping set up and break down the café's tents and tables on the night of the concert. If you can help, please email samohiband@gmail.com.
This Week's Schedule
Monday-Friday, Sept. 9-13: Rehearsal @ 7 am
Friday, Sept. 13: Rehearsal, 5-8 pm
Forms Required for Participation!
The following students have not turned in their REQUIRED Off-Campus Permission and Emergency Card forms. If your/your student's name is on this list, please fill out these forms and sign them ASAP, and either scan them or send a photo of each completed and signed page to samohiband@gmail.com.

Citli Carrera-Arenas
Joely Carrera-Arenas
Hudson Griffin
Harry Haygood
Jonathan Herrador
Ellinor Kern-Eriksson
Milan Ladman-Frykman
Jessica Lopez
Nick Martin-Bourne
Shaun Morgan
Ava Nickman
Nicole Pineda
Hayden Roberts
Daniel Rushakoff
Carlos Sandoval
Connor Strauss
Bryce Suttonwills
Matthew Thorson
Julian Vaguelsy
Millie Weill

If your student's forms are not turned in, they will not be able to board the bus for UCLA Band Day on October 5, and they will not be able to go to comps.

Upcoming Dates
Next Football Game: Friday, September 27 >> Read more about football games here

UCLA Band Day: Saturday, October 5 >> Read more

Exhibition Night at SMC: Friday, October 18 (students perform field show in uniform at halftime during the Samohi football game; seniors get medals)

First Comp: Saturday, October 19 >> Read more about comps here

Questions? Email the VP of Marching Band, Beth Levy, at bethlevy528@hotmail.com.
Jazz Band Parents Meeting Sept. 16
Join us to learn more about the jazz bands at Samohi — everything from schedules and paperwork to fun stuff like concerts and festivals! The meeting will be in the band room on Monday, September 16, from 6-7 pm.

Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who came out to help organize the jazz library last week! It was a great help.

SMC Dual Credit Paperwork
Please remember to turn in your dual enrollment forms to Julie Honda at the SMC college center office on campus as soon as possible! Email Jazz Band Parent President Lydia Muraro if you have any questions.
All-Bands Registration
Do you know anyone who isn't getting band emails, or has someone forwarded this email to you? Please send this on to any band families you know who would like to get weekly schedule reminders, signups, and more. You can register at this link: Samohi Bands Online Registration Form.

You can register without donating or contributing anything, but we do suggest a $250 donation per band student to help cover the costs of our program. If you cannot give now, please know that you can always contribute in the future via the "donate" link at the bottom of this email. ALL contributions of any amount are welcome!
Did you know? You can import the band calendar to your computer!
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