Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!

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Second football game this Friday! The band did great last Friday and we have another game coming up. We were short of Pit Pops last week, and also need people for bleacher pads. On the Potato and Chili sales, we need a couple more bakers and sellers. Remember, you can sign up for the entire season now! Go to http://lghsmusic.ivolunteer.com/football_games_2017 and http://lghsmusic.ivolunteer.com/potato_sales_2017 to sign up!

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.

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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

If you are interested in purchasing one of the old uniforms, we will be having a one-day-only sale on September 16th from 9:30-11:30. Each uniform costs $20. We need three volunteers from 9-noon to help set up, sell uniforms, and box up the remainder for donation to worthy causes (like LG Youth Theater!). We don’t expect there to be a huge number of sales. Sign up here.

Thanks to all our Claws for a Cause volunteers! The annual Rotary Lobster Party was a big success this year—lots of people, lots of fun, and lots of lobster! Our team managed all the tables at this event, and we also helped out on the food line.The Morning Rotary is one of our biggest donors each year, and we are really grateful for their support. Thanks again to all the Boosters who were there to help!