Our jazz bands, under the direction of Tom Whaley and Ryan Rowles, have been working hard to present a LIVE virtual concert that will hosted on the Samohi Jazz YouTube channel on Friday, February 12, at 5:00 P.M. opening with Jazz 2 (Intermediate), followed by Jazz 1 (Advanced). Subscribe now so you can watch. Many … Continue reading Jazz Band LIVE Concert Feb. 12
Students are encouraged to audition for the SCSBOA honor groups by submitting recordings in the same fashion as the All-State auditions. Final audition uploads will be due by 11:59 PM on February 5. Students will need to create their accounts by filling out this form and sending it to Mr. McKeown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on the … Continue reading All-Southern Recordings Due Friday 2/5
This video features the marching band performing “Vikings Bold” and celebrating our new (blue!) turf that we hope to experience in the near future.
Samohi Band is thrilled to announce that two of our students are winners of the 2021 YoungArts award. Miles Tobel, 11th grade, was recognized in the voice category as a singer-songwriter, and William Schwartzman, 10th grade, received recognition for jazz piano. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners are chosen through a rigorous, … Continue reading Congratulations to Samohi Band’s 2021 YoungArts Winners!
... and Other Fundraising Opportunities with Samohi Band! We are happy to report that we have liberated some boxes of sweatshirts, PJs, and scarves from the band room and are putting them up for sale. So support Samohi Band and outfit your student in the fashionable Zoom school uniform of choice: soft sweatshirts and flannel … Continue reading We’ve Got Merch!
Join us at our first BPA meeting of the year, where you can meet the directors and the board, ask questions, and chat about the year ahead.
— A Letter from Kevin McKeown, Director of Bands — Dear Samohi Band Students and Parents, Thank you all for waiting so patiently for news of what this year’s program is going to look like for the Samohi Bands. We are still waiting to hear from the district on what the final schedule will be, … Continue reading Fall Band Information and Registration
[listed by student ID #] Congratulations to all who auditioned for the Samohi Concert Bands! Here are the band placements for 2020-21. We try our best to accurately place students based on their skill level, teacher recommendations, and instrumentation balance. Please be aware that all band placements are final and we do not re-audition over … Continue reading 2020-21 Concert Band Placements
via Zoom — ALL ARE WELCOME! — 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. PROGRAM Senior … Continue reading Come to the Samohi Band Senior Celebration!
All non-essential gatherings have been canceled throughout the district, and unfortunately, the Pit Orchestra party scheduled for this Friday, March 13, has been postponed as well. We know it's disappointing to put off our pit orchestra party, but please know that we will try to reschedule it as soon as circumstances allow.