Band Camp is here once more, and it is yet again mandatory for ALL students except for jazz rhythm and orchestra (given that you do not play a secondary instrument).
- Tuesday, August 27th
- Wednesday, September 4th
- Thursday, September 5th
- FuN sTuFf
- Running sectionals with your section leader
- Learning pep band music
- Practicing marching
Instrumental Music Updates
Jazz Summer Study Opportunity!
The Jazzschool in Berkeley is again pleased to offer an amazing summer program for advanced high school jazz musicians: The Summer High School Intensive, directed by Dr. Michael Zilber. A great situation where students work with some of the very best Bay Area musicians in a one-to-one teacher-to-student ratio.
Auditions are coming up at the end of April, please contact me (Erik Jakobsen) if you are interested.
More info can be found here:
Videos of last year's intensive performance are available at:
Erik Jakobsen, Outreach coordinator and jazz educatorCCF_000442.pdf5 MB
The LafSMW(Layfayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop)2019. Info can be found at lafsmw.org. The workshop is from Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19. There are 200 students, 45 instructors and 24 combos. Please reserve your spot early and make sure to check all scholarship applications and deadlines.
Keep your eyes open for next year's selections.
Audition link for Wind Ensemble 2020-2021
Folsom Jazz Festival Award Winners:
Jazz 1, 4th place trophy (signed by all the members of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. Good Stuff!)
Ways to be Consistently Updated:
The HHS Instrumental Musicians Facebook Page is open to current instrumental musicians (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion, Orchestra, and Jazz Bands) in addition to friends, family, and alumni. *In order to protect our members and their privacy, our Facebook page is set under the "closed group" setting which requires new members to be approved before being added to the group. Only HPAB may post pictures and videos to this account.
Our "HHS Bandstagram" features photos of our fellow musicians and reminders about upcoming events!
Our Youtube Channel includes videos of our performances; in order to protect our musicians and their privacy, videos are under private settings that requires a link to see the specific videos.
2019-2020 Ensemble Schedule
Period 1: Jazz Band 1 (Mr. Kumagai) Jazz Band 2 (Mr. Carreon)
Period 2: Wind Ensemble (Mr. Kumagai)
Period 3: Orchestra (Mr. Kumagai)
Period 4: Prep
Period 5: Varsity Percussion (Mr. Carreon)
Period 6: Symphonic Band (Mr. Kumagai) JV Percussion (Mr. Carreon)
Period 7:Concert Band (Mr. Kumagai)
Period 8: Jazz Band 3 (Mr. Kumagai)