Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil!

Our first spring adventure is this Friday, February 17th! The Band, Orchestra & Dance Team will attend a field trip to Walt Disney Concert hall to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform music by minimalist composer, John Adams (…no that’s not the second President of the United States). Since Friday is a minimum day (…no pun intended), we will not go out for lunch and students will return to campus before the 12:44 dismissal time. Please click on the links below to learn a little bit more about John Adams and minimalism.

About John Adams: http://johnadamscomposer.com
Minimalismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimal_music
Famous Works by John Adams:



Parent Support
We are once again asking for parent volunteers to help with various activities. Currently we are in need of someone to rent and drive the equipment truck to music festivals and Drumline competitions this semester. Please click the link below to learn more about times and dates. If interested, the sign up is at the bottom of the page. Thanks again for supporting our students and program!


Student Recognitions

We have our first college acceptance of the year. A big congrats to Assistant Drum Major, David Morales for early acceptance to UC Berkeley! In addition, David also won a spot on the 2017 Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. Congrats David, you make us proud!


NHHS Instrumental Music Department
2017 Spring Schedule 

Click Here to download a PDF of the Spring Schedule

Symphonic Band & Symphony Orchestra Schedule:

After School Practice Schedule

  • Brass Choir                           Mondays • 3:45pm – 5:30pm
  • Symphony Orchestra            Wednesdays • 3:45pm – 5:30pm
  • Woodwind Choir                   Thursdays • 3:45pm – 5:30pm

Events
Friday              February 17th  9am-1pm     Symphonies for Schools / Field Trip
Friday              March 10th        All Day        Littlerock HS SCSBOA Festival
Friday              March 17th       7pm            Band & Orchestra Concert
Friday              April 21st          7pm            Chamber Music Concert
Friday              May 5th            Evening      Van Nuys Music Festival
Friday              June 2nd            7pm          Band & Orchestra Spring Concert

Indoor Drumline Schedule (IDL):
 
After School / Weekend Practice Schedule

  • Tuesdays • 2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Fridays • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday Drill Days: Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, March 4, & May 5th – Times TBA

Events
Friday            February 10th      4:30 – 6:00             Masterclass with Bret Khun
Saturday        March 11th                 TBA                 DAC Competition
Saturday        March 25th                 TBA                 DAC Competition
Saturday        May 6th                      TBA                 DAC Competition

Jazz Band Schedule:

Events
Thursday       February 16th    1:15 – 3:15pm   Masterclass with Justin Dicioccio
Saturday        April 22nd                    TBA         BBB Jazz, Blues & Beyond Festival
Saturday        May 13th                     TBA         Swing Night @CBS Studios!
Friday             May 26                       7pm         Spring Vocal & Jazz  Concert

Dance Team Schedule:

After School Practice: Every Monday & Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Events:
Saturday        TBA                          ALL DAY       YPI Dance Competition
Wednesday   May 31                      7pm.               Dance Show
Thursday       June 1st                     7pm                Dance Show



Words of Wisdom 

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.
But if you listen, you may learn something new.”
– Dalai Lama

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know you care”
– Theodore Roosevelt

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