2020 All-State Applications Due November 27

All-State/CBDA recordings are due to Mr. McKeown by Wednesday, November 27, 2019, via Google Drive. When he picks the top 20 students to submit, each of them will be given a code to upload their music and scales through the CBDA online system, which will close at 11:59 PM on December 2, 2019. Read auditioning/recording … Continue reading 2020 All-State Applications Due November 27

2019-20 At-a-Glance Band Calendar

Below is a link to a one-page PDF calendar for school year 2019-20 Samohi Band events. Calendar is subject to change! Samohi Bands 2019-20 Event Calendar The one-page calendar was most recently updated July 17, 2019. Click here for instructions on adding a digital version of the band calendar to your iCal or Google Calendar. For … Continue reading 2019-20 At-a-Glance Band Calendar

Saxophone Master Class!

FREE Saxophone Class with tips for Clarinets, too! Tuesday, October 9th, 4:00 pm in the Santa Monica High School Music Building with celebrated concert saxophonist HARVEY PITTEL * reeds, repertoire, tone, technique, vibrato, and more * Sponsored by the Samohi Bands. For more information, contact Samohi Band Director Terry Sakow. Open to all Samohi Music … Continue reading Saxophone Master Class!

SCSBOA Honor Group Applications Due November 2, 2018

Deadline:  11:59 PM on November 2, 2018 To all Concert Band students: The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) has opened the application process for All-Southern California High School Honor Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra.These ensembles will perform January 25-27, 2019 in Garden Grove, CA. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE, DIRECTLY TO … Continue reading SCSBOA Honor Group Applications Due November 2, 2018

2018 Marching Competition Dates

Save the dates! Each year, the Viking Marching Band and Color Guard (VMB) competes with bands from all over Southern California, in field show tournaments - or "comps" - adjudicated by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA). For SCSBOA-adjudicated comps, bands are assigned to one of six (6) divisions based on total … Continue reading 2018 Marching Competition Dates

2018 Kiwanis Music Scholarship Competition

Preliminary Round - May 3rd The Santa Monica Kiwanis Club Music Scholarship Competition will hold preliminary auditions at Santa Monica High School, after school on Thursday, May 3rd. Signups for Samohi Band students are posted in the Band Room. Auditions will be evaluated by adjudicators from outside the district. Accompanists are not required for the … Continue reading 2018 Kiwanis Music Scholarship Competition