BUY NOW! Online Ticket Sales Close at 8 PM Monday
Save yourself the trouble of long lines on concert night by reserving your seats now on Brown Paper Tickets — $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Online ticket sales will end at 8 pm on Monday night; after that, you will need to order tickets and choose your seats at the door.

With all five bands performing, the concert will feature music from "Avengers: Infinity War" and Gustav Holst's "The Planets," among other wonderful pieces! See all the great things your student is learning already.

Please email samohiband@gmail.com to request wheelchair spaces or complimentary seating.
Our Concert Cafe will begin serving Mexican-themed food for families to purchase and enjoy at 5:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Click here to bring a dish, serve food, or usher at the concert. It takes a village to organize and run this special evening for our students and families!
++ Fast Facts for Musicians ++
  • Call times on Tuesday are 6 pm for Mr. Sakow's bands and 6:15 for Mr. McKeown's bands.
  • Concert attire required. If you ordered a concert dress or a rental tuxedo, please pick it up ASAP from the racks in the band room.
All-Southern/SCSBOA Applications Due by 11:59 PM Friday
All-Southern High School Honor Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra online applications are due this Friday, November 1. Read more on Samohiband.com and/or CLICK HERE to read the application instructions and access the application. You will need your director's member number to complete the application — please ask for the number as soon as possible!

If your application is accepted, you will attend a live audition on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, or on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta. The Jazz Honor Group (JHG) application is separate; visit scsboa.org for information.


All-State/CBDA recordings will be due to Mr. McKeown by November 27. The All-State ensembles will perform February 21-23, 2020, in Fresno, CA. Read more info on the CBDA Auditions page.
Bands at the Broad Planning Meeting Nov. 18
If you have a student in Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble and you would like to help plan or manage Bands at the Broad, our biggest tour scholarship fundraiser of the year, please join the BPA board members and other volunteers on Monday, November 18, at 7 pm in the home of one of our amazing band parents. We will have a planning meeting with wine — who could say no to that? Email samohiband@gmail.com for the address!

Taking place on Tuesday, February 11, Bands at the Broad features a silent auction, complimentary cupcakes, adult beverages, and a performance by our top two bands at the beautiful Eli and Edythe Broad Theater. Help us build a winning team to make the event a success for our musicians!
VMB Wins Another 1st Place in 5A Band and Guard at Simi
Congratulations again to our Viking Marching Band for capturing two more first-place awards in their new division this week. Watch the video to see how the show has expanded and improved!
Next Up: Meet Us in Santa Clarita
This Saturday's comp will be the Hart Rampage at Hart High School, located at 24825 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. The Viking Marching Band is set to perform at 8 pm and awards are at 9:30, so it will be another late night. Please bear with us as we tweak scheduling and pickup times to reflect our bigger band size, later performance slots and dinnertime, uniform changes, load-out, etc.
As usual, students should meet at Samohi on Saturday morning with a lunch, snacks, royal-blue practice shirt, Dinkles and black socks, and warm clothes to wear for the awards. Check your inbox for the full itinerary, coming soon!

Note: Students, PLEASE do not store your Dinkles in your garment bag — the soles can leave black marks on the uniforms that sometimes don't come out. Keep them in a separate bag and take them home after each comp!
This Week's VMB Schedule

Monday, Oct. 28: Rehearsal, 7-8 am
Tuesday, Oct. 29: Rehearsal, 7-8 am
Wednesday, Oct. 30: Rehearsal, 7-8:40 am
Thursday, Oct. 31: Rehearsal, 7-8 am
Friday, Nov. 1: Rehearsals, 7-8 am & 5-8 pm
Saturday, Nov. 2:  Comp @ Hart High School, all day!
"The Bard" Fan T-Shirt Sales
Only some sizes are still available — get one for you and your student before we sell out of your size! Please note that fan shirts will be available for sale at the band concert on Tuesday, October 29.

Below are the days/times you can find May-may Chan to buy shirts and pick up pre-orders. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact her at chanmaymay@me.com.

• Tuesday 10/29 - at the band concert, in the lobby of Barnum Hall
• Friday 11/1 7:45p - 8:30p at rehearsal pick up, by the Michigan gate. Look for the gray Volvo SUV with the back hatch up.
• Saturday 11/2 for half hour before call time for comp, parked by the Michigan gate. Look for the gray Volvo SUV with the back hatch up.
• Saturday 11/9 (Last comp before championships) TBD
• Saturday 11/16 (Fingers for championships!) TBD

Please pick up your pre-orders: Laura Groppe, Marco Marin, Marielip Meza, and Katy Moeller.
Next BPA Meeting December 10
Click here to read the notes from October's Band Parents Association meeting. The BPA will meet again 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 samohiband@gmail.com.
Share Your Photos with Other Band Parents!
On the Samohi Bands Flickr Photostream, we have photos dating back to 2013! To upload your own photos and share them, log in as " samohiband@yahoo.com"; our new password is " vikingband100 "
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