Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!

Spain 2018 Update!  Assuming you have signed up for the Spain program, you should have received a Billing and Payment Summary from KIconcerts (kiconcerts.com) in your email recently which will include your payment summary.  The next payment will be due on September 1, 2017. Click here for more info:  http://lghsmusic.org/spain-2018

Link available for the end of year concert:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P3SSUufihY

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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

Assuming you have signed up for the Spain 2018 trip, you should have received a Billing and Payment Summary from KIconcerts (kiconcerts.com) in your email recently which will include your payment summary.  The next payment will be due on September 1, 2017. Click here for more info about Spain 2018:  http://lghsmusic.org/spain-2018

LGHS music staff and volunteers are working hard to plan for another great year!

The 2017 marching show is entitled “The Storm: Drought. Destruction. Life.”  More info to follow...

Thank you to everyone who submitted your paperwork for the Spain trip on time.  If you didn't make the deadline, and still want to register, here is what you need to know....

This week, senior Nitin Srinivasan earned a spot in the 2016 All-National Honors Ensemble for Mixed Choir, which will be held in Grapevine, Texas on November 10-13, 2016.  Nitin has done Coastal Region, State and National Honors Choirs for 4 consecutive years now.

In addition,  several students made it to Coastal Region Honors Ensemble, which will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto on November 17-19:

  • Sarah Aaldering
  • Jayne Engelgau
  • Anna Goldman
  • Catherine Julien
  • Molly McCanny
  • Naren Srinivasan
  • Nitin Srinivasan

Congratulations to all students for their talent and effort!

For more information about these organizations and the Honors choirs, please check out their websites:

NafME - http://www.nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/

ACDA Regional Honors Choir - http://www.acdacal.org/calendar-of-events/honor-choirs/all-state-honor-choirs/