End-of-Year Reminders
for Samohi Band!
Kiwanis Tryouts Due Tomorrow • Tux Drop-off This Saturday • Instrument Return Next Thursday • Senior Celebration Next Thursday
Tuxedo Drop-off
It's time to return any rental tuxedos that you ordered at the beginning of the year! Please use one of the following options to drop off.

Make sure that all the pieces are in the bag with no parts missing and that the student's name is on the return. Then bring it on one of the following two dates:

Option 1: THIS Saturday, May 23, at Samohi
Near 7th & Michigan Gate

  • 9:00-10:00 Last Name A through L
  • 10:00-11:00 Last Name M through Z

Please note that the campus will be closed and there will be NO access to the band room. If you left your tuxedo at school, please contact us ASAP. Mr. Aiello has agreed to sweep the band room and grab any tuxedos he sees on the rack, but you will NOT get credit for the return if we don't know it was yours!

Option 2: Wednesday, May 27, at the Elite Tuxedo Shop
2074 Westwood Blvd., LA, CA 90025

10:00-12:00 ONLY

Attached to the north side of the one-story building, there is a driveway that goes behind the store parking lot. They will be in the parking lot to receive the tuxedos.

Please be aware: If you do not return the tuxedo on either of these two dates, your credit card will be charged. Elite Tuxedo Shop is currently closed, so these are the ONLY times you will be able to return your tuxedo.
School Instrument Return

>> Non-Seniors
If you are using a school instrument, you can keep it for the summer.

>> Seniors: Please Return by Thursday, May 28
Seniors must return their school instrument to Santa Monica Music Center BEFORE Thursday, May 28. Santa Monica Music Center is located at 1901 Santa Monica Blvd., at the northeast corner of 19th and Santa Monica. The parking entrance is on 19th Street.
  1. Park in the back and call them at 310-453-1928
  2. They will come out and retrieve your instrument from your car. You will need to fill out a form with your name, instrument, school, and asset tag number, which is located on your instrument.
Samohi Band Senior Celebration!
via Zoom
Thursday, May 28
Sign In and Watch the Slideshow: 6:30 pm
Ceremony Begins: 7 pm

Join Mr. McKeown, Mr. Sakow, and other Samohi Band families to recognize our seniors! We'll have a slideshow (or two) and special awards to recognize the Samohi Band Class of 2020.

(Don't worry — there won't be any long speeches, and you only have to dress up if you really want to!)

Senior Slideshow (A Tradition!)
Welcome from Directors
Directors' Award, John Philip Sousa Award
Senior Roll Call
Student-to-Student Awards
Looking Back Over 4 Years of Samohi Band

Or save this link for later: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458134079?pwd=UDViRXNjdjJKaEJPK2pXdE5VQ2Fidz09

Seniors, it's not too late! Submit your info/photos | Give us your address
Kiwanis Tryout Reminder
Solo recordings for the Kiwanis Solo Competition are due tomorrow, May 22! To enter, join the Google Classroom called Kiwanis Solo Competition, Winds and Percussion , class code: whimefx.

There will be two rounds — preliminary and finals — and there will be two divisions — 9th/10th grade and 11th/12th grade, with first-, second-, and third-place winners in each division.

Thank you for helping us take care of all the details for this school year.

Mr. Sakow ( tsakow@smmusd.org)
Mr. McKeown ( komckeown@smmusd.org)
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