Our Valentines See's Candy Fundraiser has started, and will run until Friday, January 24th. Please download the form. Collect all money/checks as you take orders. Once you have concluded your sales, place your form and money in an envelope, and put it inside the white box in the instrumental music room.
Congratulations to SVHS students, Christopher Effarah (Alto Sax), Ali Shaikh (French Horn), and Emily Ellis (French Horn) on earning a spots in the Ventura County Honor Band, and to all of our students who tried out.
We would like to thank each and every SVHS instrumental music student who chose to audition for the honor band. Performing an audition requires a significant amount of time and individual commitment, and as a result, the efforts of all the students who auditioned are to be celebrated.
Those who made it, do not forget to pay your honor band fee:
Those of you who earned a spot in the VCHB will need to pay a County Honor Band Fee of $40. Each school that has students representing in the ensemble must submit one check to the honor band. Do not write a separate check to the honor band. You have two options of payment: 1) Go to our web store on this website, and pay online, or 2) Write a check payable to Simi Valley Music Boosters, or provide cash in an envelop with your name on it, and leave it in the white box inside of the instrumental music room. Our booster treasurer will then make one check to be delivered to the honor band.
Welcome to the second semester of music making! We will begin our chamber music unit this semester, and students will be selecting their own solo/ensembles and repertoire to perform. All students in the instrumental music program will be required to perform a solo OR in a small chamber ensemble. Please download/view the enclosed document so you understand the requirements and criteria for this musical project. We needed to make some guidelines based on last year, and this will give everyone an opportunity to be successful if they follow the procedures outlined.
The school does own some solo and ensemble music; however, you will find it useful to use online resources, or consult with Mr. Smith and instructors to find other repertoire. You may also need to purchase your own piece(s) if you cannot find what you are looking for at the school or through the instructors. Most solo and ensemble music is inexpensive.
Congratulations to SVHS student, Susan Belik (French Horn) on earning a spot in one of the All State Honor groups.
We would like to thank each and every SVHS instrumental music student who chose to audition for one of the 2020 California All-State Ensembles. Performing an audition requires a significant amount of time and individual commitment, and as a result, the efforts of all the students who auditioned are to be celebrated.
Results from these auditions are now available: https://casmec.org/2020-all-state-results/. Please note, there is a separate tab for each ensemble roster so it is important to check all lists carefully. For example, there are winds and percussion on the HS Symphony Orchestra list and there are string basses on the HS Concert Bands list.
Any student interested in auditioning for next years all state honor groups should stay tuned to the CBDA audition page. Materials needed/used are generally posted after the convention in February to allow all students ample time to prepare. Performing in honor groups is a great way to perform with other students who desire a higher level of music making, and you get to perform with other renown conductors.
Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps
California Music Educators Association
California State Marching Band Championships
Drum Corps International
Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
Golden Empire Drum and Bugle Corps
Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps
Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps
International Clarinet Association
International Double Reed Society
International Horn Society
International Society of Bassists
International Trombone Association
International Trumpet Guild
International Tuba Euphonium Association
International Viola Society
Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
Marching Band Open Series
Music for All
The National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance
Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps
Percussive Arts Society
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
Simi Valley High School
Simi Valley Unified School District
Southern California Band & Orchestra Association
Southern California Percussion Alliance
United States Marine Band
Violincello Society, Inc.
Violin Society of America
Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Western Band Association
Winter Guard Association of Southern California
Winter Guard International