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
[listed by student ID #] Congratulations to all who auditioned for the Samohi Concert Bands! Here are the band placements for 2020-21. We try our best to accurately place students based on their skill level, teacher recommendations, and instrumentation balance. Please be aware that all band placements are final and we do not re-audition over … Continue reading 2020-21 Concert Band Placements
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!
All non-essential gatherings have been canceled throughout the district, and unfortunately, the Pit Orchestra party scheduled for this Friday, March 13, has been postponed as well. We know it's disappointing to put off our pit orchestra party, but please know that we will try to reschedule it as soon as circumstances allow.
Out of an abundance of caution — especially in regard to large gatherings amid the threat of the coronavirus — our Stairway of the Stars concerts for band, choir, and orchestra have been canceled for 2020.
The next Samohi Winter Guard show is at Arcadia HS on Saturday, March 14, at 3:08 pm. Students need to be at Samohi at 11:15 a.m. Arcadia HS is at 180 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006.
This year’s Sonoma/San Francisco tour has been canceled. With the cancellation of two key parts — the Sonoma Wind Band Festival and the San Francisco Symphony — in recent days, and the SF/Sonoma area being deemed as an area of concern for the spread of the “corona” virus, it seemed like the best practice was to err on the side of caution over adventure.