Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!

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Upcoming Events:

  • First Super Saturday: August 19, 9AM – 6PM
  • Pit Pops Workday: August 19th, 9AM – 1PM. If you want to find out more about Pit Popping and working with our gear, this is the time! Spots are still available at: http://lghsmusic.ivolunteer.com/pitpop_workday_2017
  • Music Booster first mandatory Parent Meeting: Wednesday, August 30, 7 PM, Library: Please come to the first meeting of the school year for Marching Band parents. If you purchased Booster Shirts, they will be handed out at this meeting; we will also have the Booster phone/email roster for you. We’ll cover the season, volunteering expectations and opportunities, get an update on the Spain trip and the new building. We’ll be done in time for you to pick up your kids from the Marching Band practice. See you there!
  • Claws for a Cause:  September 9th: the annual Rotary Lobster party. It’s a fun evening schmoozing with the Los Gatos Who’s-who, and the Rotary has supported us very well over the last decade. You’ll work from about 4:30 – 9:00, and pizza dinner will be provided (if you want Lobster, you need to buy it).  Volunteers needed!!!  http://lghsmusic.ivolunteer.com/claws_for_a_cause_2017

Marching Band Sign-Up forms are online here: Sign Up!    Packets for other ensembles will be made available towards the end of summer/beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.


General Info About the Music Program

Los Gatos High School is proud to offer a comprehensive music program for students in grades 9-12, with a AAAA marching band and color guard, 2 concert bands, 2 orchestras, 3 choirs, 1 jazz band, 2 courses in music theory, and a percussion techniques class. The program also offers indoor winter guard and a winter percussion ensemble. 

LGHS Music ensembles have recently earned multiple accolades, including CMEA Unanimous Superior ratings, Heritage Music Festival program sweepstakes, a major Reno Jazz Festival Combo award, and several top percussion awards at WGI and NCPA regional and western championships. LGHS has been recognized as a Grammy Signature School Semi-Finalist and in 2014-2015 received a NAMM Foundation SupportMusic Merit Award. In addition, LGHS students frequently land top spots in county and state honor bands.

Every four years, the program embarks on an international summer performance tour. In 2018, we wil bre touring Spain over Spring Break!  In 2014, concert, orchestra, and choir students toured England, where they collaborated with world-renowned American composer Frank Ticheli, performed in major historic venues in London, York, and Harrogate, and participated in the Harrogate International Music Festival. Click on Photos & Videos to see and hear our music students deliver those, and other, world-class performances.

Due to its tremendous growth in recent years, and the passage of a local bond measure by a community that generously supports music education, LGHS Music will soon enjoy a new home on the Los Gatos High campus, where a state-of the-art facility better suited to meet the needs of a growing program is under development.

Explore this site to learn more about all facets of the program, and be sure to click on the About section to read about our outstanding students, faculty, and boosters parents. LGHS students and families are invited to join the program in its ongoing musical journey—whether by enrolling in one or more of its stellar programs, by volunteering to support its activities, or by attending one or more ensemble performances throughout the year.

See you in class . . . and at the show!

Life Lines

Your payment to KI Concerts is coming due on September 1.  Please check your email statement from KI Concerts for amounts and remember that you will pay directly to KI, not to the LGHS Music Boosters.  A reminder about KI Concerts’ policy on payments:

No order will be processed without a first payment and reservation is not guaranteed if payments are not made by the due date. Should any payment be in arrears more than one payment period and no payment arrangement entered into, KI reserves the right to cancel a passenger’s participation in the tour and to hold all payments made to date. Should a final payment not be received on time, KI reserves the right to not issue an airline ticket, to cancel a passenger’s participation in the tour and to hold all payments made to date.

If you who have a passport that does not meet the minimum expiration date of October 15, 2018 - you still have time to get that renewal in process but you must do it ASAP.  You must meet that requirement to be on the trip!

Here's the link if you would like to lend a hand to the Kerlee family after the sudden passing of Phil:  https://my.lotsahelpinghands.com/community/friends-of-phil-kerlee.

Important!!!  It is critical that we have a way to get in touch with parents and students and we rely on the Charms program to that end. Therefore, we need all new and returning families to check and update your contact information in Charms.  Click here for detailed instructions on updating your information: Charms Instructions 

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