2017 Marching Band Picture Day – REVISED

Dear Marching Band families,

DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY, Marching Band Picture Day has been moved to Wednesday, December 13th on the Santa Monica Pier. 

FOR STUDENTS:  Please meet near the carousel on the Santa Monica Pier at 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 13th. Wear you hair however you would like it to look in photos. Please bring picture order forms to the Pier. Do not bring order forms to Samohi.

DON’T FORGET YOUR DINKLES!

Front Ensemble members:  If you do not have Dinkles, please contact your instructor Mariam Kaddoura ASAP. There will be Dinkles available for you to borrow on picture day, but we need to know your size!

FOR PARENTS:  Mr. McKeown is making arrangements to bring the musicians’ uniforms to the Pier. He will give the students any other instructions they need. Typically, all group and individual photos are finished in plenty of time for students to walk from the Pier to their first period classes on campus. On December 13th – a Late Start Wednesday – Period 1 class begins at 9:38 am.

If you would like to order photos, please ask your student for the order form from YARY PHOTOGRAPHY. You can pay by cash or check in the envelope. Credit cards are accepted, but you must call at least 48 hours to picture day to get credit card approval.

You may also order photos online at yaryphoto.com. Just click on “PRE-ORDER” at the top of the page, and then use the search bar to search for “Santa Monica.” After you enter your email address, you will see a list of available photo packages. This is a good option, if you are afraid your student will forget to bring the order envelope on Picture Day.

2018 Winter Guard Tryouts – CANCELLED

Dec. 7 Winter Guard auditions have been CANCELLED due to school closure. We will post more information, when it becomes available.

STUDENTS:  Here are 8 reasons you should come to Winter Guard try-outs on THURSDAY, December 7th from 4-6:30pm in the Band Room (M102): DATE TBD

  1. You like to dance: Color Guard students train in a variety of dance styles. Performances may include a mix of ballet, jazz, modern and/or contemporary dance.
  2. You like to throw things: Color Guard students spin, twirl and toss props such as flags, rifles and sabers.
  3. You’ve got a competitive spirit: After marching band season ends, the Samohi Color Guard prepares an indoor show and competes against other high schools in tournaments sponsored by the Winter Guard Association of Southern California.
  4. A big “S” would look good on your jacket: After 3 seasons, Color Guard participants earn a Samohi Varsity letter.
  5. You want an impressive skill to list on college applications: Many colleges & universities are looking for students with Color Guard training. Some of them give annual scholarships or grants to every member of their Color Guards.
  6. You’re exploring alternatives to traditional P.E. classes: Students in the Winter Guard class receive P.E. credit, just like members of Samohi’s athletic teams and Pep Squad.
  7. You have an artistic side: Color Guard students have a hand in designing the backdrops and clothing for their Winter Guard show.
  8. You’re always hungry on Thursday afternoons: At try-outs we’ll provide drinks & snacks!

Winter Guard is taught during Period A. Try-outs are open to all Samohi students. We hope to see you in the Band Room on December 7th! DATE TBD

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.

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.

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*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.

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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.

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*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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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*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.

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.