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
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
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!
2019-20 Samohi Jazz Band auditions will be held in the Band Room from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019. To sign up for an audition, click here. Make sure to click on the appropriate tab for your instrument at the top of the page. To see audition requirements for guitar, piano, bass, and drums, click … Continue reading Jazz Band Auditions Are Friday, Aug. 30
All students, whether new or returning, must complete the following form by Friday, August 30: 2019-20 Samohi Bands Registration Form This form is needed to gather contact information so we can send you concert dates and updates, rehearsal times, and other important information. It is possible to complete the form without making any payments or … Continue reading 2019-20 All-Bands Registration
Samohi Jazz Bands Winter Concert Under the direction of Tom Whaley & Sean Pawling January 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405 Free parking at the Venice Family Clinic, 1 block west of the theater. To purchase tickets, visit samohijazz.com
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!