2018 All-Southern Honor Group Audition Times

Did you submit an application to audition for a 2018 All-Southern California Honor Group?

scsboalogocolorAUDITION TIMES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR All-Southern California Honor Bands, Orchestras, and Jazz Bands.

 

CLICK HERE to check your audition time at your location.

  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Scroll down under the audition date and site you selected:  either December 9, 2017 at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita OR December 10, 2017 at Hoover High School in Glendale.
  3. Click on your instrument. If you are auditioning for more than one instrument, be sure to check both audition times.

Chipotle – One Week After Thanksgiving

Join us for dinner one week after Thanksgiving. It’s for a good cause, and we know you’ll be tired of leftovers!

Chipotle Fundraiser

WHEN:  Thursday, November 30th between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.

WHERE:  Chipotle – Downtown Santa Monica – 1218 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

PLEASE TELL THE CASHIER THAT YOU ARE THERE TO SUPPORT THE SAMOHI BANDS!

Your week after Thanksgiving:

Chipotle_Nov17NOTE:  Santa Monica High School Bands will receive 50% of all proceeds. Click HERE for more information.

We hope to see you there!!!

 

Field Championships Nov. 18 in Downey

The Viking Marching Band & Color Guard are going to Championships!

Saturday, November 18:  SCSBOA Division 4A Field Championships

CLICK HERE for the Samohi Nov. 18 Itinerary

CLICK HERE for the 1A & 4A Lineup

SCSBOA Field Championships (4A Division)
Warren High School – Justice Stadium
8141 De Palma Street
Downey, CA 90241
Spectator tickets:  $12
General parking is located in the “back” parking lot of Warren HS.
The “front” lot off Paramount Blvd is for buses and trailers only.

Important times for families:
9:30 am – Student call time at Samohi
1:30 pm – Buses leave Samohi
7:46 pm – Samohi Step Off Time* at Championships
9:45 pm – Awards Ceremony
10:45 pm – Estimated arrival time at Samohi; all students must help unload the trailer before dismissal, approx. 11:30 pm

STUDENTS:  Please bring a lunch to eat after the morning rehearsal. Dinner will be served at the competition.

BRING Lunch.png  Bring it On

*Marching competitions generally run on time TO THE MINUTE, and spectators are NOT permitted to enter the stadium while a performance is in progress. Please arrive early to take your seat before the performance time.

This Week in Marching Band / Nov. 9 Valencia / Nov. 11 Savanna

Thursday, November 9:  Valencia Field Tournament

Friday, November 10:  Marching Band Rehearsal at Samohi – 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 11:  Savanna Field Tournament

CLICK HERE for the full Nov. 11 Itinerary

41st Annual Savanna Field Tournament
Savanna High School – Glover Stadium
1125 N. La Palma Parkway
Anaheim, CA 92801
Spectator tickets:  $10 Adult / $8 Children

Important times for families:
9:30 am – Student call time at Samohi
1:30 pm – Buses leave Samohi
5:48 pm – Samohi Step Off Time* at the Savanna Field Tournament
10:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
11:30 pm – Estimated arrival time at Samohi; all students must help unload the trailer before dismissal, approx. 12 midnight

STUDENTS:  Please bring a lunch to eat after the morning rehearsal. Dinner will be served at the competition.

BRING Lunch.png  Bring it On

Sunday, November 12:  VMB Volunteer Gig – Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run, 9:00 AM Call Time

CLICK HERE for more information

*Marching competitions generally run on time TO THE MINUTE, and spectators are NOT permitted to enter the stadium while a performance is in progress. Please arrive early to take your seat before the performance time.

This Week in Marching Band / November 4th Competition in Hacienda Heights

Friday, November 3:  Marching rehearsal from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Rehearsal Shirt

Students, please set aside a spare clean shirt or do your laundry on Friday night, because you need your Rehearsal Shirt on Saturday.

Saturday, November 4:  The Itinerary for this Saturday’s competition has been released!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ITINERARY

 

49th Annual Los Altos HS Field Tournament
Los Altos High School
15325 E. Los Robles Ave.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Spectator tickets:  $10

Important times for families:
9:15 am – Musician / Guard Call Time at Samohi
1:30 pm – Buses leave Samohi

6:00 pm – Samohi Step Off Time* at the Los Altos Field Tournament
9:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

11:30 pm – Estimated arrival time at Samohi; all students must help unload the trailer before dismissal, approx. 12:00 midnight

STUDENTS:  Please bring a lunch to eat after the morning rehearsal. Dinner will be served at the competition.

BRING Lunch.png  Bring it On

*Marching competitions generally run on time TO THE MINUTE, and spectators are NOT permitted to enter the stadium while a performance is in progress. Please arrive early to take your seat before the 6:00 pm performance time.

2017 VMB Volunteer Gigs

Save the Dates

The Viking Marching Band (VMB) will perform at two public events:

Center for Media Design
SMC Center for Media and Design & KCRW Media Center

Grand opening for the Center for Media and Design Campus & KCRW Media Center – Saturday, December 2, 2017 (Band Call Time 9:30 AM)

The grand opening is open to the public, but space is limited. CLICK HERE to read more and reserve your space.

 

 

 

ATL_village054v2
AKF Walk|Run

The Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run – Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Pier – Sunday, November 12, 2017 (Band Call Time 9:00 AM)

The VMB will perform at the opening ceremony. Aga Khan Foundation National Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. CLICK HERE for more information.

This Week in Marching Band / October 28th Competition in Simi Valley

Thursday, October 26:  Marching rehearsal from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

The first hour of rehearsal will be indoors or in shaded areas.

Friday, October 26:  Marching Band Showcase, 8th Grade Night, and Senior Night at SMC’s Corsair Field.

The VMB will perform their 2017 field show, Empower, during halftime at the football game. The Band will be in full competition uniform. 5:30 PM performer call time at the JAMS lawn.

Musicians – please wear your “Performance Shirt” underneath your uniform on Friday, and make sure you have a clean “Rehearsal Shirt” for Saturday.

Augusta360_Stripe_logo

The Itinerary for this Saturday’s competition has been released!

49th Annual Simi Valley Band Spectacular
Simi Valley High School
5400 Cochran St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Spectator tickets:  $10 adult / $5 Seniors and Youth age 5-12 / Children under 5 yrs free

Musicians – please wear your “Rehearsal Shirt” underneath your uniform on Saturday.

Rehearsal Shirt

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ITINERARY

Important times for families:
9:30 am – Musician / Guard Call Time at Samohi
2:30 pm – Buses leave Samohi

8:00 pm – Samohi Step Off Time* at the Simi Valley Band Spectacular
10:30 pm – Estimated arrival time at Samohi; all students must help unload the trailer before dismissal, approx. 11:00 pm

STUDENTS:  Please bring a lunch to eat after the morning rehearsal. Dinner will be served at the competition.

BRING Lunch.png  Bring it On

*Marching competitions generally run on time TO THE MINUTE, and spectators are NOT permitted to enter the stadium while a performance is in progress. Please arrive early to take your seat before the 8:00 pm performance time.

2018 Bob Cole Honors Festival at CSULB

Outside Performance Opportunity: Bob Cole Honors Festival at CSULB

Screen Shot 2017-10-19 at 3.53.00 PM (2)
The third Bob Cole Conservatory Honors Festival is coming up soon! This festival will bring together the most talented student musicians from across Southern California to perform in a Wind Symphony, a Concert Choir, and String ensemble. The Bob Cole Honors Festival is unique: students will have the opportunity to work closely with renowned conductors, guest artists, and Honors Festival faculty. This year’s guest artists are trombone soloist Andy Martin, choral conductor Dr. Iris Levine from Cal Poly Pomona, and violist, Che-Yen Brian Chen of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Guest artists will present master classes for each ensemble, and Honors Festival faculty will offer sectionals and group instruction to all students. This festival, unlike other honor bands, orchestras, or choirs, includes learning opportunities for every participant well beyond the invaluable experience of intensive rehearsals and a public performance with other outstanding musicians. To see pictures from last year’s festival go to:  The Bob Cole Conservatory Honors Festival Facebook Page

The Bob Cole Conservatory Honors Festival will be held on: January 5, 6, and 7, 2018
Due to a generous grant from California State University, Long Beach the regular festival participation rate of $160.00 has been reduced to $35.00, which will be collected after acceptance to the festival. We also have a limited number of need-based scholarships for those wishing to attend but not able to afford the $35.00 participation rate.

Personnel for the Bob Cole Honor Wind Symphony, String Chamber, and Concert Choir will be selected by digital video audition from interested students, grades 10-12. The Conductors for the Bob Cole Honor Festival will be:
Wind Symphony: Prof. John Carnahan/ Dr. Jermie Arnold
Concert Choir: Dr. Joshua Palkki
String Chamber: Prof. Moni Simeonov
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE.
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
Before you submit auditions please make sure you will be able to attend the Festival (Jan 5-7), and do NOT have another event/situation that will prevent you from coming, in the event you are invited. Also, please be aware that participants must attend ALL rehearsals during the Festival in order to be accepted and perform in the concert on January 7, 2018.
All audition information and applications are found at: http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/prospective-students/honors-festival.php
Wind players are to prepare and submit two brief contrasting etudes or solo excerpts of their own choosing, and the appropriate scales found on the Audition Recording Procedures sheet.
Percussionists may audition on any one, two or all three of the following instruments: Snare Drum, Mallets, and Timpani. If a percussionist chooses to audition on one instrument only, he/she must prepare and submit two contrasting etudes or solo excerpts on that particular instrument. If a percussionist chooses to audition on two or three instruments, he/she need only prepare and submit one etude or solo excerpt on each instrument. Although not required, all percussionists are encouraged to audition on multiple instruments. Rudiments for battery percussion auditions are NOT necessary for the Bob Cole Honors Festival audition procedure. However, scales are included in the mallet auditions.
Harp and Piano: If you would like to audition on one of these instruments, please submit an audition, and then we will let you know if those instruments are needed.
String applicants should prepare a two octave scale of their choosing and select and perform two contrasting excerpts.
Vocalists should prepare and perform a single Italian Art Song, Aria or American Folk Song.
Complete instructions for the recording procedure and audition requirements are found here http://web.csulb.edu/depts/music/prospective-students/honors-festival.php

Applications/Auditions must be emailed no later than Friday, December 8, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Arnold at (562) 985-5433.
E-mail digital recordings and completed applications directly to

This will undoubtedly be a musical and educational experience you will never forget!

Jermie Arnold D.M.A.
Director of Woodwind Studies
Bob Cole Honors Festival Coordinator
Associate Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
California State University, Long Beach

Marching Band Competition October 21st in Santa Clarita

Marching Band families and fans:  The Itinerary for this Saturday’s competition has been released!

9th annual West Ranch Wildcat Classic
Valencia High School Football Stadium
27801 Dickason Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ITINERARY

Important times for families:
10:35 am – Musician / Guard Call Time at Samohi
8:00 pm – Samohi Step Off Time* at the Wildcat Classic
10:30 pm – Estimated arrival time at Samohi; all students must help unload the trailer before dismissal, approx. 11:00 pm

STUDENTS:  Please bring a lunch to eat after the morning rehearsal. Dinner will be served at the competition.

BRING Lunch.png  Bring it On

*Marching competitions generally run on time TO THE MINUTE, and spectators are NOT permitted to enter the stadium while a performance is in progress. Please arrive early to take your seat before the 8:00 pm performance time.

2017 Fall Concert

Fall Concert 2017 WebThe Samohi Bands’ 2017 Fall Concert is Tuesday, October 24th, starting at 7:00 pm  in Barnum Hall on the Samohi campus.

Band students may pick up ticket order envelopes during all Band class periods.

Click here to buy your FALL Concert Tickets online today!

Concierto Cafe-1

Come join us at the Samohi Concierto Cafe! We’ll be serving from 6-9:30pm on Tuesday, October 24th outside Barnum Hall. Don’t miss out on fresh tamales, taquitos, rice & beans, salad, cookies and more. Enjoy great food, visit with friends and family and help raise money for the Santa Monica High School Concert Bands.

Concierto Cafe-2

Band Families:

Please sign up to help out at the cafe the night of the concert, donate specific food items or contribute a few extra dollars. Thank you!

Concierto Cafe Sign Up