Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!
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- 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!