There's a lot happening in the music department at Cerritos High School! This update will take us through the first half of May.
1st Annual Spring Formal Concert, Thursday 4/18, 7 pm, $10
Bring the whole family to our first annual Spring Formal Concert this Thursday at the Cerritos HS Theater! Enjoy performances by the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Choir, and Wind Ensemble!
The pre-sale form is attached so reserve your tickets early! Thursday's rehearsal schedule is altered to allow for sound checks in the theater: 3:00 - Wind Ensemble, 3:40 - Percussion Ensemble, 4:00 - Jazz Band, 6:30 - Call Time for All Students, 7:00 - Concert Begins.
Winter Guard Completes First Season!
Congratulations to the Winter Guard for completing their first season under coach Robert Morales; and also, most of the member's first seasons! I'm very proud of the team for qualifying in Division Scholastic AA in their first year; a competitive division that is hard to break into. The team continued to improve over a daunting 5 month season and I'm excited to see their future growth!
Auditions are on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
ABC Jazz Fest - Tuesday, April 16th
Artesia High School will host our first annual ABC Jazz Fest tomorrow! The Jazz calendar with the remaining performances is attached. Our band performs at 6:30 pm. This free event will be focused on students supporting each other and having fun playing jazz! There are no ratings, scores, or even judges... we just want to give the students a chance to perform for each other and support jazz in ABC.
Percussion Ensemble to Perform at San Diego County Festival!
On Saturday, May 11th the Percussion Ensemble will perform at the annual Percussion Festival at San Marcos High School! This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a growing focus nation-wide on concert percussion! Students will get to see a percussion master class by San Diego professionals, perform for a supportive audience, and watch the San Marcos Percussion Orchestra (one of the strongest high school percussion groups in the state). The itinerary is attached. Students must carpool to the site so start organizing rides now! Traffic into San Diego can be awful; leave plenty of time for the drive.
Booster Board Update!
The Cerritos High School Music Boosters will vote for a new slate of board officers at our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30 pm. We will also be voting to make minor revisions to our by-laws to better serve the students. All are encouraged to attend. Attached are the revised by-laws for your review. If you would like to make a board nomination 'from the floor' please contact our President, Kirit Chauhan, at email@example.com.
Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Thursday!
- Mr. Reider