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Westlake Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to CHS Jazz Combos!!

 


Both the Jazz Combo A and Jazz Combo B performed at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 7, receiving unanimous Superior ratings from the judges (the highest rating!). Both Combos were directed by Tina Raymond.

Several of our kids received outstanding solo certificates..…..  Congrats!

     And......

Jonah Goldstein was recognized as the Outstanding Guitarist of the festival and received a brand new DECO Guitar Pedal from Strymon (a sponsor of the festival)!!  

 

Great Job Everyone!!







 
2016 Spring Fundraiser_Drawing and Sponsorship PDF Print E-mail


Thank you for supporting our Online Auction!!


With your help donating, bidding and promoting, CHS Music raised over $15,000!! 


And that is just the first step – or first Note – in our Triplet Spring Fundraiser!

 


There are still Sponsorship Opportunities and the Opportunity Drawing

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Please see the 2016 Spring Fundraiser Sponsorship Form (click HERE to view/print form)…..   ANY  amount is a wonderful donation to our music program!  Talk to your local businesses – they may want to have their name in our concert programs as a sponsor!

 

Opportunity Drawing – Each Music student was sent home with 20 tickets, at $5.00 each.  Please return any sold ticket stubs (with checks) to the box between the band and choir rooms. 

There are four fabulous prizes

·      iPad Mini

·      FitBit Charge

·      Pebble Smart Watch

·      Samsung Tablet

There are several opportunities for students to sell tickets:

·      Saturday, May 7 at Calabasas Ralph’s and/or Farmer’s Market.

·      Saturday, May 14 at the A Cappella Concert (before the show and at intermission)

·      Friday, May 20 at the Jazz Concert (before the show and at intermission)

·      Saturday, May 21 at Calabasas Ralph’s and/or Farmer’s Market

·      Wednesday, May 25 at the Instrumental Finale Concert (before the show and at intermission)

·      Thursday, May 26 at the Choir Finale Concert (before the show and at intermission)

 

Students selling tickets will get credit for the sales – and a chance at winning $50!

 

Sign-up sheets are posted in the band and choir rooms. 

**WE ALSO NEED ADULTS TO HELP**

Please reply to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to help with any of these sale days!!

 

Thank you again for supporting your students in music!

 

Best regards,

 

Deborah Scott

CHS Music Boosters

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A Message from the Directors PDF Print E-mail

You have to apply yourself each day to become a little better.  By applying yourself to the task of becoming a little better each and every day over a period of time, you will become a lot better.  Only then will you be able to approach being the best you can be.  - John Wooden


 Welcome to another year with CHS Music!


We have an incredible year of great music-making ahead of us and we are both looking forward to working with all of you.

We as your teachers, guides, and musical partners, deeply believe in those words of John Wooden, the legendary leader of the UCLA basketball dynasty.  In order to reach your goals, you have to work consistently on those elements that will help get you there.  As true in music as it is in life!  In music, we all need to build our technique, strengthen our musicianship (ears) and fundamentals, positively contribute to our ensembles, and connect to our ability to express the music and ourselves.  Keep in mind that progress in music often takes the shape of a zig-zag rather than a straight line towards mastery. Have patience with yourself and your peers as you develop the habits that make you a better musician!!

This year will be filled with great performances, trips, a lot of laughter & smiles, maybe a few stern looks (as well as some pushing and prodding), and many hours passed in sharing the work of learning and making music together.  Some groups will be traveling to Boston to share their music with that great city, others will entertain closer to home in the black box theater and on the main stage of our incredible PAEC.  In addition, our Student Leadership Symposium will embark on its inaugural year as we work to develop our student leaders.  

Join us on Sunday, October 25, for our 4th Annual CHS Music 5K/10K Run-Walk.  This is our first BIG event of the year, and is a professionally timed race starting and ending at the CHS track, with great music along the course, cash prizes, medals and more!!  Click on the following video link for a view of last year's event.

Also you can check out more details of the Run-Walk on our Blog, and on our Fundraiser pages.

Lastly, we have two exciting curricular additions to our program this year:  a 7th period A Cappella class, and Guitar II.   

Heres to a great year together!

Mr. Barroll & Mr. Kohen


The easiest way to do art is to dispense with success and failure altogether and just get on with it. - Stephen Nachmanovich

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