We have launched our one month pledge campaign. Supporters near and far may make a pledge to our program by donating to the general page or finding a student of their choice. All funds go to one general fund and are used among the programs. Your donations are tax deductible, and you will receive the Tax ID number once you make your donation. The pledge drive will close on October 1, 2018.
Please download the appropriate scale and excerpt pages that relate to your instrument.
Wind players: choose one major scale, and one minor scale, and chromatic scale from the given scale page. Prepare all of the musical excerpts for your respective instrument. If you cannot play at tempo, always play at a comfortable tempo where you can execute the passage to the best of your ability.
Percussion: please prepare each of the excerpts (one for snare, timpani, mallets), in addition to the one major and minor scale from the scale sheet. Percussion will not submit a video. Jordan Lewis will listen to you live in person upon his return to class.
String players: you are to play the written scale as is. If you are unable to achieve a three octave scale, you may perform a two octave scale on that starting pitch. If you cannot play at tempo, always play at a comfortable tempo where you can execute the passage to the best of your ability.
All auditions must be submitted via video uploaded to Google Classroom. The video(s) must show your face, hand position, posture, etc. Some students have found it easier to upload their videos to YouTube, and then submit the YouTube links in Google Classroom. You can record each component individually and then merge them together in one video, or you can record one video. When the window begins for submitting, you will see an "assignment" in Google Classroom where you will submit the audition. You will have from September 3rd through September 6th to submit your audition. There will be two judges, myself, and an additional experienced music educator. Our two scores will be averaged to compile the final score/ranking. You are highly encouraged to download the rubric so you understand how you are being evaluated.
Since this is the first week of school rehearsal and game itineraries are being posted to get everyone in the habit of how schedules will work. Please find the itineraries for tomorrow nights full ensemble rehearsal, and the Friday evening football game attached here. Review them so that you know what is going on and when.
Week of February 18th
Tuesday: Color Guard Rehearsal (3:30-6:30p)
Thursday: Percussion Rehearsal (3:30-6:00p)
Friday: Color Guard Rehearsal (3:30-6:30pm)
Saturday: VCHB Rehearsal @ Ventura High School (6pm-9:30pm)
Sunday: VCHB Concert @ Ventura High School (2pm-5pm) - $10 admission
Instrumental Wish List
White Printer Paper
Batteries (AA, AAA, and 9-V)
SVHS Instrumental Music Online Store
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