Next BPA Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15
For future Band Parents Association meetings, we would love to hear about any questions or topics that YOU would like to discuss! Just send an email to samohiband@gmail.com, and we will address your issue!

Attention percussion parents: Instructor Mariam Kaddoura especially encourages you to attend this meeting, as we will discuss Winter Drumline.
Fall Concert Tickets
Ticket sales open tomorrow (Monday) at 8 am for our fall concert! Just go to samohiband.com/tickets to select your seats, which are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Contact samohiband@gmail.com if you need wheelchair spaces or complimentary seating.

The concert will feature all five bands in Barnum Hall on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. Our concert cafe will open at 5:30 so that families can gather and eat before the show. Look for a Signup Genius coming soon!
Wind Symphony Sonoma/SF Tour Commitment Form Due Monday
We hope all Wind Symphony students can join our tour to Sonoma and San Francisco this March 12-15, 2020. See the email that was sent out last week. Please note that you can fill out the commitment form without paying anything at this time. Forms are due tomorrow — Monday, Oct. 7.

(And please have your student email Mariam Kaddoura by Monday if they are definitely NOT going. THANK YOU!)
Honor Band Applications
Samohi Band does not endorse any particular honor group, nor can we financially support student participation in these fee-based programs.

This Week's Schedule
Monday, Oct. 7: Rehearsal @ 7 am
Tuesday, Oct. 8: Rehearsal @ 7 am
Wednesday, Oct. 9: NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Oct. 10: Rehearsal @ 7 am
Friday, Oct. 11:  Rehearsal @ 7 am, FULL DRESS REHEARSAL, 4-7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 12: Percussion Rehearsal, 10 am—2 pm
Be a Super Shopper
We are looking for some band parents who are willing to go food shopping for our hungry marching band members. The food you buy will be used to feed them dinner during the comps. Click here for more information or to sign up!
Dress Rehearsal, 4-7 pm Friday, October 11
Marching band students who will also perform in the Samohi Orchestras Fall Concert will be released in time to prepare for their performances. We will have parent volunteers in the band room, ready to take dual MB/Orchestra students' uniforms and put them away in the garment bags so the students will have more time to change into their stage costumes.

Dual VMB/orchestra students will receive a wristband* that they can show to receive free food from the concession stands outside Barnum Hall. Philharmonic orchestra players can get food right after the VMB rehearsal, before they go on stage. Symphony/VMB students will play the first two pieces in the concert, and then they can get food while Phil is performing before intermission.

*Students, get your wristbands from Ms. Swenson or Mr. Aiello.
Fan Shirts Are Here!
"The Bard" fan shirts are here! Shirts are $12 each. Upcoming sale dates and times with May-May Chan are listed below.

Ladies V-Neck, sizes XS - XL
Mens Crew neck, sizes XS - 2XL

Pickup/sale times:
Friday 10/11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm during dress rehearsal. Look for the gray Volvo SUV parked by the Michigan gate with the back hatch up.
Tuesday 10/15, 6:30 - 8 pm during the band parent meeting.
Thursday 10/17, 7:30 - 8:30 pm during rehearsal. Look for the gray Volvo SUV parked by the Michigan gate with the back hatch up.
Friday 10/18, 5 - 7 pm at JAMS during 8th grade night. Look for the gray Volvo SUV where the kids are dropped off.
Saturday 10/19, time TBD, in the morning during drop-off for the first comp. Look for the gray Volvo SUV parked by the Michigan gate with the back hatch up.
After 10/20 - TBD

If you pre-ordered, you should have already received an email from chanmaymay@me.com with details on how to arrange for pick up. 

Not sure if you pre-ordered or paid? See the attached list: A-L or M-Z
Pick Up Your Marching Shoes
Please pick up your Dinkles, which are labeled in bags and boxes outside the tuba room door. And please let us know ASAP if you don't have Dinkles that fit.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Oct. 17: Rehearsal, 5-8 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 18: Football Game; Exhibition Night at SMC (Senior medals; halftime performance of "The Bard" in full uniform)
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: First Comp >> Read more

Questions? Email the VP of Marching Band, Beth Levy, at bethlevy528@hotmail.com.
Due to the school-wide PSAT/SAT, both Jazz 1 & 2 classes are cancelled on Wednesday, October 16. The online calendar has been updated accordingly.
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