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Fun Fact:
  • 12 of the 30 WHS 2016 Valedictorians were in Band, with a 4.65 GPA or higher.
  • 10 of the 30 WHS 2016 Valedictorians were in Orchestra, with a 4.65 GPA or higher.

 

ADBF Tuesday May 23
Wind Ensemble/Wind Symphony/Studio Jazz Ensemble
Itinerary for the day in the Documents Section

 

AUDITIONS!

 

All Band music is in password-protected Dropboxes.  Please get the password from your current director.  CURRENT 9-11 grade Westlake HS students were emailed the password, and if you currently attend Los Cerritos, Colina, Redwood, or Lindero Canyon Middle School, your band director was sent the password. Anyone coming from a different school and needs the password, please email Mr. Gangemi

Concert Ensembles (Wind Bands)

Orchestras

Jazz Ensembles

 

Congratulations to:

  • Philharmonic (formerly known as Symphony I) - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Moorpark Festival
  • Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as Symphony II) - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Moorpark Festival
  • Chamber Orchestra - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Concert Orchestra - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • String Orchestra - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Wind Ensemble - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Wind Symphony - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Symphonic Band - Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Concert Band - Unanimous Superior, SCSBOA Thousand Oaks Festival
  • Studio Jazz Ensemble I - Unanimous Superior, Newbury Park Jazz Fest
  • Lab Jazz Ensemble II - Unanimous Superior, Newbury Park Jazz Fest
  • Jazz Combo I - Unanimous Superior, Newbury Park Jazz Fest
  • Jazz Combo II - Excellent, Newbury Park Jazz Fest
 
 
In our ongoing quest to make fundraising easy and painless, we present to you our WHSIMB Amazon Smile account!
Use this custom WHSIMB Amazon Smile link and start shopping! Westlake Instrumental Music Boosters has already been selected. Start shopping and DONE!! 
 
 
WHS Studio Jazz Ensemble I:
Congratulations on your performance at CASMEC!!
The California All-State Music Education Conference
Sat 2/18/17
 
 

 

 

* Where is WHS located?
Campus Map to find our performing arts rooms.

 

* CHARMS UPDATE
The new "school code" to access Charms is WestlakeMusicCA
CHARMS - Please, click link to the left to access ALL Charms Information (everyone needs to be in the system!)
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Needing a tax write-off?  Look no further!!!   Just click that little button below and you're on your way! Every little bit helps, and here's what you get for your donations!

  • Star-$10-$49 WHSIMD Decal
  • Celebrity-$50-$99 WHSIMD Coffee Mug
  • Superstar-$100-$499 Name included in all concert programs  and a WHSIMD Coffee mug
  • VIP -$500-$999 Name included in all concert programs, 2 polo shirts, reserved seating at all concerts
  • Legend - $1000+ Name included in all concert and event programs, 2 Polo shirts, end of year DVD/CD collection, 2 WHSIMD Coffee Mugs, reserved seating and reserved parking at all concerts and events

 

General News

 

* Concert Report Forms are in the "Forms and Documents" section

 

* How to Get Community Service Hours?

  • Assisting Mr. Blake, Mrs. Fruehling, Mr. Payne at Los Cerritos MS / Colina MS / Redwood MS
  • Assisting with Elementary music programs
  • Give FREE music lessons to younger students
  • Playing in the Pep-Band at away football games (2 Hours a game)
  • Playing in the Pep-Band at HOME football games (2 Hours a game, NON-Regiment ONLY)
  • Assist any performing arts teacher with any miscellaneous music related projects
  • Attending fundraising activities: Food Truck Festival, WHS Jazz Festival, Ad-Book / Year Book sales, etc
  • Playing with a church music ensemble
  • Performing with small groups for retirement communities, shopping centers, events, etc.
  • Working the WHS Jazz Festival
  • Working the WHS Solo & Ensemble festival
  • Assisting with the All-District Band / Orchestra / Choral performances
  • Assisting with the sales of baked goods and beverages at WHS concerts
  • Ushering at Pierce College events
  • Assisting with Ventura County Honor Band (VCHB) 
  • Attending Choir / Drama performances (1 per semester) (2 hours a concert per semester)
  • Assisting Mr. Peter or Mr. G around the band room

 

* 2015/2016 WHSIMD Accolades:
 
Regiment Marching Band:
* WBA Alaya HS show — 1st Place Band 3A; High Visual; High Auxiliary
* SCSBOA Loara HS show — 1st Place Band 4A
* WBA Trabuco Hills HS show — 1st Place Band 3A; High Percussion; High Visual; High Music
* SCSBOA Moorpark HS show — 2nd Place Band 4A
* WBA State Championships Prelims — 3rd Place Band 3A
* WBA State Championships Finals — 4th Place Band 1/2/3A combined
 
Concert Groups:
Santa Susana HS Festival
* Symphony Orchestra I — "Unanimous Superior”
* Symphony Orchestra II — "Unanimous Superior”
 
Thousand Oaks HS Festival
* Chamber Orchestra — “Unanimous Superior”
* Concert Orchestra — “Unanimous Superior”
* String Orchestra — “Excellent”
* Wind Ensemble — “Unanimous Superior”
* Wind Symphony — “Unanimous Superior”
* Symphonic Band — “Superior”
* Concert Band — “Excellent”
 
Jazz Ensembles:
NPHS Jazz Festival
* Studio Jazz — “Superior” in the Heavy division
* Lab Jazz — “Superior” in the Advanced division
                                   
WHS Jazz Festival
* Studio Jazz — “Superior” in the Heavy division
* Lab Jazz — “Superior” in the Advanced division
* Concert Jazz — “Excellent” in the Novice division
           
            West Ranch Jazz Festival               
* Lab Jazz – 2nd place, “Superior” in Advanced division
* Concert Jazz - 2nd place, “Excellent” in the Novice division
 
Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival
* Studio Jazz Ensemble I - one of only 13 bands
nationally invited to perform at the 2016 Monterey
Next Generation Jazz Festival.
 
Winter Drumline:
* SCPA Rancho Cucamonga—2nd Place Scholastic Open
* SCPA Damien HS—2nd Place Scholastic Open
* SCPA Monrovia HS—1st Place Scholastic Open
* SCPA State Championships—9th Place Scholastic Open
 
Winter Color Guard:
* WGASC Azusa HS—6th Place AA
* WGASC Arcadia HS—4th Place AA
* WGASC Mayfair HS—3rd Place AA
* WGASC Golden Valley HS—2nd Place AA
            * WGASC Championships—1st Place AA in their round
              (2nd overall out of 64 in the “AA” division)