2018 Home Football Games

Attention, Viking Marching Band (VMB) fans:
(Updated 10 August 2018: NO home game Aug. 31)

We encourage you to attend Samohi Varsity Football games to support our Vikings and enjoy LIVE MUSIC by the VMB at SMC’s Corsair Stadium. This year’s home games are scheduled for 7:00 PM on the following dates:

  • September 7 vs. South HS
  • September 14 vs. Newport Harbor HS
  • October 5 vs. Hawthorne HS
  • October 19 vs. Beverly HS (Homecoming)
  • October 26 vs. El Segundo HS (Senior Night)

Free parking is available in SMC campus lots and on Pearl Street between
16th and 20th. Marching Band students do not need a ticket to enter the stadium.
All other guests must purchase a ticket at the ticket booth on 16th Street (cash
only). See the map of Santa Monica College below.

Le animamos a asistir a los partidos de fútbol de Samohi y disfrutar de música EN
VIVO de la Viking Band en el Estadio Corsair de SMC. Los partidos de este año se
han programado para las 7:00 PM en las siguientes fechas:
(Actualizado el 10 de agosto de 2018: NO hay partido en SMC el 31 de agosto)

  • 7 de septiembre contra South HS
  • 14 de septiembre contra Newport Harbor HS
  • 5 de octubre contra Hawthorne HS
  • 19 de octubre contra Beverly HS (regreso a casa)
  • 26 de octubre contra El Segundo HS (Noche para adultos mayores)

Aparcamiento gratuito disponible en las porciones del campus de SMC
después de las 6:00 PM. Aparcamiento también en Pearl Street entre la calle 16 y
la calle 20. Los estudiantes de la banda no necesitan un boleto para entrar al
estadio. Todos los demás deben comprar un boleto en la taquilla en la calle 16 (pago
sólo en efectivo). Ver el mapa de Santa Monica College a continuación.

SMC Football Parking

June 5 UCLA Brass Ensemble Performance in Barnum Hall


The UCLA Brass Ensemble will play for 3rd period band during the second hour of their final exam (11:30 a.m., in Barnum Hall).

Any students (including seniors!) that finish their finals early and can be released from their classes to watch the group should definitely attend.

The group is led by Jens Lindemann, one of the top trumpet performers in the world and a former member of the legendary CANADIAN BRASS.

Calendar Update: Graduation Music Rehearsal


If you are performing with the Bands at Samohi Graduation on Thursday, there will be

REHEARSAL on Wednesday, June 6 from 1:15 – 3:15 PM in the Band Room

Period 4 Wind Ensemble, Period 2 Wind Symphony, and Period 1 Symphonic Winds will meet in the band room to review all the pre-ceremony, processional, and recessional music for our graduating class of 2018! (Mandatory rehearsal – last grade of the semester.)

THURSDAY – GRADUATION INFORMATION: Wristbands will be handed out at the Wednesday rehearsal to gain access to campus. 3:30 Call time (FIRM – Do Not Be Late! Pad your time…early is on time!) I would estimate an ending time of around 6:30 p.m. All percussionists and anyone who can help will be expected to move instruments prior and after the event.

What to wear: White on top, black on bottom (Try to dress as formal as possible.) Music should be in a binder with binder sheets, or hole punched. We will provide binder clips, but if you can bring a few as well that would be helpful.

Break a leg!

May 25 Pops Concert

Samohi Concert Bands Pops Concert – Friday, May 25 at 6:30 PM in Barnum Hall.

The Samohi Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, and Wind Ensemble will perform. Musical selections include the Academy award-winning “Remember Me” by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “My Shot” from the Broadway hit Hamilton, music from The Incredibles, “John Williams Swings!” and more.

Samohi Band students will receive ticket order envelopes at school. Tickets are also available at the door, or at the link below. You may also use the link to order dedications to be printed in the Pops Concert program.

CLICK ON THIS TEXT FOR:  Pops Concert Tickets and Program Dedications – Online Order Form

Families of Band SENIORS:  Don’t forget to submit photos of your student to be printed in the Pops program. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Oh, Baby!

Senior Photo Deadline for the 2018 Pops Concert is Monday, May 14!

The Samohi Bands have a long-running tradition of including baby & early childhood photos of graduating Seniors in the program for the Pops Concert, the Concert Bands’ final concert of the year. We include baby photos of all Seniors, including Seniors in the Jazz, Marching Band, and Color Guard programs.

Senior Band Families, please send us:

  • One baby/early childhood image of your Senior student. It’s especially fun, if you have a photo related to music or instruments, but any childhood photo will do.
  • One recent photo of your student. Scanned Senior portraits look great, but any photo you like will be fine.

Before you upload photos, please zoom in on them to be sure that the resolution is good. Try to use a photo that is at least 300dpi. The same photos will be displayed in the Senior Slideshow.

Please EMAIL PHOTOS to samohiband@gmail.com

Queridas familias de los los músicos en 12° grado,
El Concierto “Pops” del 25 de mayo es también nuestra noche para celebrar su tiempo con las Bandas de Samohi. Las bandas tienen una larga tradición de incluir fotos de los estudiantes cuando eran bebés o niños pequeños en el programa para el Concierto Pops, el concierto final del año escolar. Incluimos fotos de todos de todos los músicos, los estudiantes en los programas de Jazz, Marching Band y Color Guard incluidos. Por favor use este formulario para subir:

  • Una imagen de su estudiante cuando era bebé (o niño pequeño). Es especialmente divertido, si tiene una foto relacionada con música o instrumentos, pero cualquier foto de la infancia servirá.
  • Una foto reciente de su estudiante. Los escaneados de los retratos para el anuario se ven geniales, pero cualquier foto que te guste estará bien.

Intenta encontrar una foto que sea al menos 300 ppp. Las mismas fotos se mostrarán en el video llevado a la gran pantalla durante el concierto.

Please EMAIL PHOTOS to samohiband@gmail.com

May 6 Jazz Concert at The Catalina Jazz Club

Join us Sunday, May 6, 2018

for performances by the Samohi Jazz Bands, with Special Guest Artist Eric Marienthal.

Doors Open at 12:00 noon. Performance at 1:00 pm.

VENUE:  The Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset BlvdHollywood, CA

One block eat of Highland / Entrance on McCadden Place

Make your reservations today!

(323) 466-2210

Support the Jazz Bands by buying advance tickets here:

Samohi Jazz Bands Online Form

April 21 Samohi Winter Guard at WGASC Championships!

The Samohi Winter Guard is going to Championships!

CLICK HERE for the full Championship Lineup

Itinerary for Winter Guard Students:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • 2:00 pm – Call Time at Samohi
  • 2:00-2:30 pm – Pack up; load floor and equipment
  • 2:30 pm – Depart Samohi
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive at Westminster High School
  • 4:40 pm Check In / Finish makeup and change into costume. Try to have most of hair and makeup done before you arrive to the show site.
  • 5:20 pm – Warm Up
  • 6:47 pm – Performance Time*
  • 7:00 – Pack Up and watch the rest of the show
  • 9:58 pm – Awards
  • 11:00 pm – Depart Westminster HS
  • 12:00 midnight – (Approximate) Arrival back at Samohi

*Winter Guard Shows generally run on time, to the minute. Spectators are not permitted to enter the gymnasium while a show is in progress. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the Samohi Performance Time.

Westminster High School
14325 Goldenwest Street
Westminster, CA 92683


From the Director:

Hello Everyone,
This week is our last competition for the winter guard season. Don’t forget to bring water and money for at least 2 meals for the day. Entrance fee is approximately $16 for spectators.

Juan Gonzalez
Santa Monica HS Winter Guard Director