Music Center's Spotlight Applications Due Oct. 14
Southern California high school students of all skill levels are encouraged to apply to the Music Center's Spotlight program for free. Spotlight gives out $100,000 in cash scholarships each year and provides personalized feedback, eligibility for master classes with world renowned artists, performing arts workshops and more. Click here for more information or to apply.

Revised Band Calendar
Here is a one-page printable PDF of the 2019-20 band calendar, updated last week. You can also download the digital version to your computer using the links below — the Google calendar auto-refreshes with any changes!
Jazz Band Parents Meeting Monday
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.

SMC Dual Credit Paperwork
Dual enrollment forms are due 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.
This Week's Schedule
Monday-Friday, Sept. 16-20: Rehearsal @ 7 am
Friday, Sept. 20: Rehearsal, 5-8 pm
Rehearsals During Flex Time
Mr. McKeown is scheduling marching band rehearsals during flex time starting the week of September 23. Wind instruments will meet on Tuesdays and percussion and color guard will meet on Wednesdays. If you have any questions, please email Mr. McKeown directly.

Applications for the Rose Parade Due Sept. 30
All high school students in good standing with their band program can apply to audition for positions in the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band, Pageantry, and Herald Trumpets. Click here for more information, to see the rehearsal and performance schedule, and to apply!

We Still Need Forms!
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. You can also bring a physical copy to the band room.
Ellinor Kern-Eriksson
Milan Ladman-Frykman
Jessica Lopez
Nick Martin-Bourne
Shaun Morgan
Ava Nickman
Nicole Pineda
Hayden Roberts
Carlos Sandoval
Julian Vaguelsy

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 Events

  • Friday, September 27: Next Football Game >> Read more
  • Saturday, October 5: UCLA Band Day >> Read more
  • Friday, October 18: Football Game; Exhibition Night at SMC (Senior medals; halftime performance of "The Bard" in full uniform)
  • Saturday, October 19: First Comp >> Read more

Questions? Email the VP of Marching Band, Beth Levy, at bethlevy528@hotmail.com.
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