Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!

Congratulations to our NAFME, CODA, & CCDA winners!

Upcoming events:

  • 11/18-19: WBA Finals: Parents who are planning to stay overnight in Fresno for the WBA finals:  don't forget to make your hotel room reservation NOW by clicking here
  • 11/18: Honors Choir performs at the Performing Arts Center in San Mateo
  • 12/1: LG Tree lighting and End of Season/Senior Banquet (for students)
  • 12/2: LG Holiday parade
  • 12/3: Music Boosters Holiday Party (for parents; details TBD)

Make sure to update your information in Charms!!!!  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.

Login here:  Charms Login

Shadow a Leader, earn some points: as a reminder, we are looking for potential leaders for next year and are offering points this season to people who shadow a current leader. If you’re interested in finding out more, email Eleanor at egallmeister@yahoo.com.

WBA finals room reservation page and other information here!

Check here for other recent news.

All Music Sign-Up forms are online here: Sign Up!    


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

Congratulations Naren Srinivasan who took a spot in the 2017 National Association of Music Education National All-Honors Ensemble and will perform at Walt Disney World, Florida on November 28.

Congratulations to Sophia Zhao and Talon Page who took spots in the California Orchestra Director's Association.  They will be performing at Barnum Hall-Santa Monica High School on Saturday, December 2nd.

Honors Choir

Congratulations to the following 16 choir students who made it to California Choral Director's Association Coastal Region Honors Choir. They will be singing at the Performing Arts Center in San Mateo on Saturday, November 18.  These students are also qualified to perform at the All-State Honors Choir which will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose on February 15-18.

CCDA Coastal Region Honors Choir:

  • Sydney Bibaud
  • Megan Casper
  • Sophia Constantino
  • Sarah Eapen
  • Maxine Edmonds
  • Emma Gerson
  • Erin Grasty
  • Ahnika Ivey
  • Katarina Kelly
  • Molly McCanny
  • Devon Ottinger
  • Ashlie Pak
  • Michelle Pak
  • Naren Srinivasan
  • Sara Tahivoric
  • Natalya Temple

 

If you missed the informational meeting on November 9th, and you are interested in Winter Percussion, please contact Cameron  Spencer at cs@eusonic.com.

Winter Percussion is an after school activity that runs from December through March. You don't have to be a percussionist to join. We will teach you. It's similar to the marching band, but we perform indoors, have more elaborate shows, and it's a slightly smaller time commitment (no Football games). This group is extremely successful, placing in the top 3 at championships for the past 4 years. Here's a video from last year.

Competition Dates:

  •  February 10th in Dublin
  •  February 24th in Stockton
  •  March 10th in San Jose
  •  March 23rd-25th in San Bernadino

We're giving you these competition dates early because attendance at all competitions is mandatory. If you have a schedule conflict on a competition date email Cameron immediately. We may be able to work something out.

We also ask that members be in town on Thursday 2/22 and Friday 2/23 during Ski Week. We have rehearsals these days leading into our second competition. This is when we plan to be finishing the show, so it's very important to have everyone there.

We're excited to share the show theme with you all! The staff has been working hard on it for many months.

A link to reserve your hotel room and other information about the Finals can be found here:

Fresno Competition Page