We hope that you will join us for the Samohi Bands Winter Concert on Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 pm in Barnum Hall. The Samohi Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Viking Marching Band will perform. (These are students from Band class periods A, 1, 3, and 5.)
The Winter Concert repertoire includes works by John Stewart, Robert Sheldon, David Shaffer, Karl L. King, and John Williams, as well as J.S. Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the mighty Barnum Hall Theatre Organ!
The Barnum Hall organ is a 1921 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, a 3 manual organ with 19 ranks of pipes and a full set of percussion instruments. This fine instrument was assembled, restored, and donated by Mr. Gordon Belt, after the school’s original, smaller organ was destroyed during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Mr. Belt has been an enthusiastic promoter of the theatre organ, an instrument originally developed to accompany silent films in the 1920s.