Feb. 6 Bands at the Broad Silent Auction

Our 6th annual BANDS AT THE BROAD fundraiser is TOMORROW, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Tickets available at the door, or CLICK HERE TO BUY ADVANCE TICKETS

Please bring School ID to the Box Office

Check out some of the fabulous offerings at our


  • Up to 4 consecutive nights in a Pioneertown Desert Cottage, nestled against a rock mountain about 20 minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park
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  • Dodgers Tickets – 2 loge level Dodger tickets with preferred parking!
  • Signed Movie Posters – The Drop (James Gandolfini’s last film) poster signed by author Dennis Lehane, and posters signed by the casts of Suicide Squad, Storks, and Ninjago!
  • 3 Hours Private Tutoring at 310Tutors on Wilshire Blvd – All subjects offered except Latin and economics.
  • Youth Guitar Lessons at Boulevard Music – (For ages 9-14) 8 weeks of group sessions, including some of those current songs they can’t wait to play!
  • Birthday party at Santa Monica Playhouse – up to 10 kids!
  • Dinner and Drinks for Two at Felix Trattoria in Venice, named “The Best New Restaurant in America” 2017 by Esquire Magazine.
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Local Kitchen + Wine Bar on Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Custom-Made Cake – $200 value!
  • Sea Glass Necklace by local artist Annie O’Roarke of Pali Bay Sea Glass – Natural Zircon necklace with Peruvian Opal highlights featuring a lovely sea foam piece of Pacific Ocean Beach Glass
  • Hand-Made Ceramics by local artist Liz Comay of Comay Studios Ceramics – Serving plate with carved rim and 4 shades of brown glaze; bowl with a double-edged decorative rim and 4 shades of brown glaze.
  • Custom-Made Orthotic Devices from The Santa Monica Podiatry Group – Everyone can benefit from these custom-made orthotic devices in your shoes (dress or athletic) to help give your feet the exact support that they need.
  • Acupuncture Session with Dr. Bon H. Cho, L.Ac.
  • Circuit Training Fitness Classes at Circuit Works in Santa Monica – 2 weeks free
  • Private Gyrotonic Session at Movement Center LA – one 60-minute session
  • Haircut and Blow Dry at Salon D5 on Lincoln Blvd
  • Artisan Silk Scarf from the world-famous L’Atelier de Soierie workshop in Lyon. 100% silk, made in France.

Band Parent Meeting January 9, 2018

We welcome all parents/guardians of current Samohi Band students to join us for a recap  of Fall 2017 events and information about 2018 concerts and fundraisers. This is for parents of students enrolled in any of our classes – Concert, Marching, or Jazz Band. We hope to see you there!

Samohi Band Parents Association Meeting
Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 pm in the Band Room (M102)

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Dec. 9-10

Join us Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 at Barnes & Noble on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Wind, brass, and percussion ensembles will perform.

When you present a voucher or bookfair flyer, Barnes & Noble will contribute a portion of the sale to the Samohi Band program!

STUDENTS – Sign up with Mr. Sakow or Mr. McKeown to perform at the Barnes & Noble store.

PARENTS – We need help wrapping gifts and passing out vouchers on the promenade: Click here to volunteer.

EVERYONE – please share our bookfair flyer! Friends and family can earn contributions for the Band, when they shop in Santa Monica December 9-10 or online December 9-14.

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


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!!!


Garden Sale to Benefit the Samohi Band!

Landscape Designer Gretchen Moore presents “My Yarden Sale”

Labor Day Weekend
Thursday 8/31 + Friday 9/1
Call Gretchen at 310-488-8361 for the address.

Preview Day Friday, August 25th by appointment only 310-488-8361

Gretchen is selling all sizes of succulents, CA natives (salvias), epiphyllums, perennial flowers, bulbs (paper whites), iris tubers, roses, ginger, clivias, sansevierias and a few rare + unusual selections that are not grown commercially. Also available a collection of Italian (roll rimmed) terra cotta planters with mature succulents.

Proceeds benefit the band program!

New Swag Added

A new royal blue t-shirt, in men’s and women’s t-shirt styles, will be available for sale at our Pops Concert on May 23rd. We hope the tees will go well with the pajama bottoms!

If you order from our Zazzle store, be sure to look for the discount code written below each item on display. You must enter the code at check-out to get the discounted price.

Don’t like the styles on display? You can add the designs to any product you like!

Made-to-Order Logo Wear

As requested:

We will have more plaid pajamas, embroidered baseball caps, and pullover hoodies in time for the May 23rd Pops Concert. But for those looking for something more…

You may now order your own Samohi Band logo wear, and have items shipped directly to your home!

Even better:  you may have our logos printed on other items in the Zazzle catalog!

Just visit our Online Logo Wear Store

See a t-shirt logo you like, but you’d prefer to have it on a sweatshirt or tote bag? Or maybe you’d like our Concert Band logo on a t-shirt? Just click on the “More” button in the “Style” tab below the item to see more apparel and accessories.

Designs currently on display include (scroll down for links to buy):

If you buy anything on our Zazzle store, be sure to MAKE NOTE OF THE DISCOUNT CODE displayed under the “Add to Cart” button. The prices aren’t bad, when you use the discount code, but you must enter the code at checkout to get the lower price. The discount code changes every few days, but there is always a discount code!

Samohi Music Raglan T-shirt

Samohi Band! Pullover Hoodie

Samohi Jazz Band Logo T-shirt

Samohi Music Racerback Tank

Samohi Concert Bands Duck Bag

Samohi Bands EMBROIDERED Zipper Hoodie