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 1st Band Parent Meeting

We’re meeting on May Day! We hope that you will join us for a meeting of the

Samohi Band Parents Association

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Samohi Band Room*

Agenda Items:

  • Election of BPA Officers for school year 2018-19
  • Potential Wind Ensemble Tour in the Spring of 2019
  • Recognition and Thanks:  Parents of the Band Class of 2018!

*We are awaiting confirmation of the location. Please check this web page for updates.

2018 Concert Band Invitational Festival

The 2018 Concert Band Invitational Festival is coming soon!

This is when our students perform some of the most challenging band literature of the entire year. All 5 of our Samohi Concert Bands will perform and receive constructive feedback from adjudicators. 10 visiting ensembles from other schools will be our guests at Samohi.
Family and friends are welcome to attend the performances in Barnum Hall.
Click on the link below for a preview of festival performance times. Note that four of our Samohi ensembles will perform after school (after 3:00 PM). Students will need their concert attire for the performances:
 
This Festival will be adjudicated by guest judges who are both outstanding educators and exceptional musicians. Here are links to bios for the 3 adjudicators:
We need parent help at the welcome desk in Barnum Hall, to bring snacks for the judges, and to monitor the Band Room.
Students who want to volunteer at the festival should contact Mr. Sakow. Otherwise, Samohi Band students report to Barnum Hall to watch other bands perform during their regular Concert Band class periods.

Samohi Band Students Free Tix to B@B

An Invitation from Mr. McKeown:
Band Students,
I hope you will join us as my guest at the 6th annual “Bands at the Broad” benefit concert on Tuesday, February 6th. The concert supports our Concert Band Tour Scholarship Fund.
All current Samohi Band students may enter without purchasing a ticket. Just show your Samohi ID at the Box Office.
Parents,
This event is a remarkable opportunity for Samohi Band families to enjoy a relatively low-cost performance at The Broad Stage, a state-of-the-art facility housed within a striking, modern architectural landmark.
This year’s concert celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, featuring some of his best-loved works. The performance also includes portions of the symphonic suite El Olimpo de los Dioses (Gods of Olympus) by Óscar Navarro.
Desserts and beverages are served during Intermission, giving this event a festive “date night” atmosphere. I hope to see you there!
– Mr. McKeown
Bands at the Broad benefit concert
7:00 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Broad Stage – 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica
SAMOHI BAND STUDENTS ADMITTED FREE
General Admission $25 adult | $15 youth/student
Tickets available at the door.
For advance tickets CLICK HERE:  Bands at the Broad Ticket Order Form

Jazz, Winter, and Broad Stage Concert Tickets

Click on the desired concert title to buy advance tickets online. Tickets also available at the door.

2018 Broad Image Web

 

Samohi Bands at the Broad

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Wind Symphony
Wind Ensemble

 

 

Parents:  CLICK HERE to contribute an item for our Silent Auction

 

 

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Jazz Concert featuring guest artist Bernie Dresel

Sunday, January 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

2018 Winter Concert

 

Samohi Bands Winter Concert

Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Viking Marching Band

 

 

Jan. 24 Concert Ensemble Picture Day

say cheese copyOn Wednesday, January 24, 2018,

White’s Studios will take group photos of all Samohi concert ensembles. Photos will be taken during concert band class periods. If your student is also in a Samohi Orchestra class, please contact the Orchestras for information about when and where your group photo will be taken.

Students must bring or wear their concert formal wear to school on Jan. 24th.

The photographers will set up a small space for individual portraits. Students should let the photographer know early in the class period, if they want individual photos!

CLICK HERE to download the order form for group and/or individual photos.

On the order form, next to “Group/Sport,” write your student’s concert band name: Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band

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)

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.