See’s Spring Fundraiser!

Spring break is almost here and it’s time to once again sell See’s Candies! Show your appreciation of our award-winning music program by taking part in selling See’s Candies this holiday and or making a direct donation to the music department.  It has been a busy few weeks and apologises for not getting this out sooner! Unfortunately, the sale ends Tomorrow, March 15th  in order to guarantee chocolates will be delivered before spring break. Please join us in supporting our award-winning program. Now let’s sell some chocolate!

Newbury Park Jazz Festival 

The Newbury Park Jazz Festival is this weekend St. Patricks Day March 17th. Bus Transportation will not be provided as this is not an LAUSD or school-sponsored activity. Students are strongly recommended to attend the entire day including a noontime performance by world renown musicians Peter Erskine, John Beasley, Bob Sheppard, and Benjamin Shepherd (click any link to learn more about these incredible musicians). All performers will have a pass for the day. Admission for the festival is $10 to the general public and can be purchased at the ticket booth near the entrance of the theater.
Here is the NHHS Student Schedule:

12:00 pm Concert Featuring Peter Erskine & his Band Dr. Um in Theater
2:00 pm   Drumset Clinic with Peter Erskine (Strongly Recommended)
3:00 pm   Oak Park HS A Band in Theater (Optional)
3:45 pm  Warm up! MEET in Quad area
4:15 pm  Performance in Cafeteria
4:45 pm   Clinic
5:15 pm   Break – Dinner

5:45 pm  Westlake Studio Jazz Ensemble (Strongly Recommended!)
6:15 pm  Break – Dinner
6:45 pm Awards Presentation in Theater

 Chamber Music Auditions!
Please complete the chamber music request form in order to be considered for the April 19th Chamber Music Concert here at NHHS. You will need to perform your piece in class on either March 23rd, 24th, April 5th or 6th. The first pieces to be successfully performed in class will be the first programmed in the concert. Solo works will not be considered unless there is at least one additional part played by an accompanist (duet).

Click here to sign up for an audition!

Coming UP

  • March 17 (Saturday) Newbury Park HS Jazz Festival
  • April 7 (Saturday) Roy Romer Orchestra Festival
  • April 19 (Thursday) Chamber Music Concert
  • April 21 (Saturday) DAC Drumline Competition
  • April 28 (Saturday) Swing Night at CBS Studios
  • May 3 & 4th (Thursday & Friday) Dance Team Spring Shows!
  • May 5th (Saturday) DAC Drumline State Championships

Inspiring Videos:

Um Konnakkol & Quads – Indian Composition transcribed
Indian & African Percussion compositions from Berklee School of Music
Overtone Singing with Anna Maria Hefele

Words of Wisdom

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”-Albert Einstein

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” – Paul McCartney

“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew

Don’t forget to be awesome!
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