Westlake High School

Instrumental Music


New Students

WHSIM is excited to welcome new families to our growing community. Learn about what it means to be part of this prestigious program.


Volunteers Needed

The Instrumental Music Department needs you. We can’t do all the fun and enriching activities without the support of all the parents. 



The calendar outlines practice schedules, instrumental performances, restaurant nights, and fundraising events. Check out all the upcoming events.


Spirit Packs

The Band Program depends on donations from parents! The Department kindly asks that all families buy a spirit pack matched to the student’s ensemble so that the program can continue to pay for resources and staff.

Latest News: Blog Posts

  • Mendocino Farms Restaurant Night
    Please join us for a delicious Restaurant Night FUNdraiser on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Mendocino Farms will donate 30% of proceeds to the WHSIM program!
  • Food Truck Festival
    October 22, 2023Conejo Creek Park North11:00am – 4:00pm Come support the Westlake HS Instrumental Music and celebrate live music and great food!   Gourmet Food Trucks * Live Jazz * Silent Auction * Kid’s Carnival * Family Fun  TICKETS $10.00 at the door  Food sold separately.  Our ticket presale has ended. Tickets will be available at the event….
  • Monthly Newsletter
    Check out the WHSIMB’s monthly newsletter! See the current issue and the archive of past issues from the 2023 school year.
  • Restaurant Night: Slice House and La Esquina Mexican Grill
    Join us on Thursday, September 28th for a Restaurant Night Fundraiser. Thank you to neighboring restaurants Slice House and La Esquina Mexican Grill for donating 20% of in-person sales to the WHSIM program. Please eat on the appropriate patio.
  • Back to School Sale
    Support the WHS Instrumental Music program in style! NEW ITEMS FOR THE FALL: Long sleeve shirts, beanies, windbreakers, bucket hats, different style shirts, hoodies, and more! Personalization available on some items. A percentage of the proceeds benefit the WHSIM program!
  • The Stand Restaurant Night
    Join us at The Stand on Wednesday, August 30th from 11 am – 9pm. All sales online and in person qualify for the 25% donation to WHSIMB.

Our Directors

Mr. Karlin

Kenneth Karlin

Mr. Kenneth Karlin has dedicated 24 years to education and is excited to join CVUSD as Westlake High School’s Concert Band Director.

Elizabeth Blake

Mrs. Elizabeth Blake has dedicated over 20 years to education and leads Orchestra classes at both Westlake High School and Los Cerritos Middle School in CVUSD.

Brian Peter

Mr. Brian Peter has dedicated 23 years to education and leads the Studio Jazz Ensemble while a TOSA for CVUSD as the Visual Performing Arts Coordinator.