Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble

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Symphonic Band is comprised of students in grades 9-12 who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments; it meets during 1st period throughout the school year. 

Wind Ensemble is a more advanced ensemble composed primarily of students in grades 10-12; despite its name, it includes brass and percussion as well as woodwinds. This group meets during 3rd period.

The two ensembles (also known as "Concert Bands") meet separately during the school day and perform at school and civic events, and at adjudicated music festivals. Both ensembles perform diverse styles of music such as Renaissance, classical, Romantic, 20th century, film, and pop. They occasionally work with professional clinicians during the concert season to gain deeper understanding of the skills necessary to perform at a high level. Members of these ensembles also have the opportunity to perform in CMEA Solo & Ensemble Festivals as well as SCCBDA Honor Band and CBDA All-State Bands.

All incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors must audition for correct ensemble placement. Freshmen will typically be assigned to Symphonic Band, except for percussionists, who will be placed in the Percussion Techniques class open to all grade levels.

Students in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble may receive up to 3 years of Performing Arts credit (grades 9-11) and 1 year of Applied Arts credit (grade 12).

We need a parent or two to help out with the Jan. 17 8th grade info night... to serve pizza from 5:45-7:30.

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


LGHS Winter Percussion ensemble wore medals, and huge smiles, after capping off a banner season by taking 1st Place in their division at the Northern California Percussion Alliance Championships on April 2. The group edged out 14 other schools in a deep field to take the top prize for the first time in LGHS history. On March 5 they also earned 2nd Place at WGI Regional Finals in Fresno. Congratulations to the students, and their hardworking directors Cameron Spencer and Steve Martinez, for an amazing season!

Spring has also been a winning season for four students from LGHS Wind Ensemble. Lazare Herzi (trombone, '16), Max Swisher (euphonium, '16), John Field (tuba, '18), and Eli Merg (trombone, '18) earned rave reviews and Command Performance honors for their Low Brass Quartet performance at the CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival at San Jose State on March 19. Lazare has also held spots in the Santa Clara County Honor Band and the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band for 2016, and Max performed in the California All-State Honor Band and in the National Honor Band. Hats off to all four musicians for their outstanding work.