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Announcements
 Updated 8/10
 
Regiment Marching Band:
 
     - Band Camp - Tues 8/11 through Sat 8/15 has been canceled.
     - Marching Band & Color Guard class WILL meet after school Q1 & Q2 - schedule TBD. (Likely 4-5 hrs/wk or live and "reinforcement" education)
              - Be careful dropping marching band if you still need you PE credits. (just stay in the class, it's going to be awesome!)
              - Curriculum will include many elements of marching band design.
              - Our goal will be to get back on the field when it is safe to do so.
 
Jazz Band:
 
     - All Jazz Ensembles will now meet period 7, after school, and will NOT conflict with marching band. This includes Studio Jazz.
              - P7 jazz allows all jazzers to take a band class during P1-P6 and still have room for Jazz.
              - Exact schedule TBD. (Likely 4-5 hrs/wk or live and "reinforcement" education)
 
Instruments & Music:
 
     - All school instruments will be given out during "class time" likely the 2nd week of school.
              - A school instrument request Google form will be emailed and posted here before school starts.
              - Lockers will also be assigned during "class time"
     - Personal instruments should be in good working condition.
              - Contact Nick Rail Music in Agoura for all repairs.
              - Remember to have reeds, ligatures, neck straps, sticks, & mouthpieces for class.
 
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THANK YOU for supporting the Westlake Instrumental Music Program!!

 


2020-21 Program Update & Audition Results

 

 

 


NEW Band Students & Families

  • Where is WHS and the band room located?

 


2019-20 Band

  • Congrats to Regiment for an INCREDIBLE SEASON as SCSBOA 2019 Division 3A Silver Medalists!!!

 


 
Webstore, Amazon Smile, & Pics
 
  • Visit our Web Store for Spirit Pack contributions, and more!

  • To make fundraising more easy and painless, we present to you our WHSIMB Amazon Smile account!!
  • Use the WHSIMB Amazon Smile link and start shopping! Westlake Instrumental Music Boosters has already been selected.
  • ALL of your purchases will help contribute to the program!!

 

WHSIM Booster Shutterfly Site (click to visit/join)

  • The boosters have a private Shutterfly site, WHSIM Booster Pictures, where parents post pics of students and volunteers taken during the events
  • If you have any photos to contribute, or would like to view images taken by others, you can visit the site and sign up
  • Visit the site, click on sign up, fill out the contact info, click on Join now, add you name and a message and click on Ask
  • This will enable the owner of the site to give you access. Also, Shutterfly has a nice app for mobile devices
 

 


* Westlake Jazz Festival 5/9/2020 (register below) -- *POSTPONED...* 
WHS Jazz Fest Registration (Google Form) -- Click 'Festivals' tab for more event info.
 
  

 

 WESTLAKE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FACTS!

 

- 12 of the 30 WHS 2016 Valedictorians were in Band, with a 4.65 GPA or higher.

- 12 of the 59 WHS 2017 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.

- 7 of the 59 WHS 2016 Valedictorians were in Orchestra, with a 4.65 GPA or higher.

- Current Directors At: Oak Park HS, Hale Charter Academy, El Camino HS, & Northview HS all student taught at WHS. Directors at Buena HS, Canyon HS, Assumption Parish Catholic, (WA), and Paetow HS (TX) are WHS alumni.

- Music Schools WHS alumni attend: U.S.M.C / USC / UCLA / Miami / Eastman / New England Conservatory / North Texas / Bard / Barnard / Berklee / Peabody / Cincinnati Conservatory / Oberlin / UT Austin / CSUN / CLU / CSULB / CSF / U of Oregon / Oregon St. / Washington / N. Arizona / U of Chicago / Sac St. / San Jose St. / Cal Arts / Colburn / Azusa Pacific /

- Valedictorians: (4.65 GPA and higher) 5-18 annually from Band / Orchestra / Regiment /

- Advanced Anatomy: 2-6, of 20, annually from Band / Orchestra / Regiment /

- Performance of Note: Carnegie Hall '08 & '20 / Walt Disney Hall / CASMEC All-state conventions, three times / Midwest Clinic twice (first CA ensemble to do so in 71 years) / The Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival / The Monterey Jazz Festival / The Jazz Education Network Conference / The Chicago Natural History Museum / U.S.S. Missouri, Pearl Harbor / Sonoma St. /

- Studio & LIVE Albums Jazz Albums: Hit The Ground Running, 2008 / Logistics, 2010 / Necessary Tools, 2012 / The Midwest Clinic LIVE, 2012 / Studio: Unfiltered, 2014 / Analogies, 2016 / CASMEC LIVE, 2017 / The Midwest Clinic LIVE, 2017 / True Confessions, 2018 /

- Original Music commissioned for WHS music: Los Galanas – Jeff Jarvis / Hit the Ground Running – Gordon Goodwin / Dos Mucho! – Matt Harris / Stick & Stones – Matt Finders / Lago De Oeste - Matt Harris / These Flutes Were Made for Walkin' – Gordon Goodwin / Message From Westlake –Mike Kamuf / Caribe – Arr. Matt Harris / What is This Thing Called Love? – George Stone / Jigsaw – Alan Ferber / G Rated – Gordon Goodwin / Sometimes You Never Know... – Craig Skeffington / EniGma – Mike Kamuf / What? Nothing... – Tom Kubis / Westlake – Victor Goines / Barracuda Fantasy – John Daversa / Press Play – Vince Oliver / Quatre Fantasie - Scott Director / Seize the Day - Patrick Burns / Absoludicrous – Gordon Goodwin / Incline – Matt McBane /

- Band Guest Conductors / Clinicians / Guest Artists: John Carnahan – CSULB / Johan De Meij – Composer / Dr. Frank Ticheli – USC / Dr. Mallory Thompson – Northwestern / Gordon Goodwin - Composer / Dr. Larry Stoffel – CSUN / Dr. Thomas Lee – UCLA / Dr. Andy Collinsworth - Sanoma State / Sean O'Loughlin – Composer / Patrick Burns - Montclair State University / Stephen Piazza - LA Winds / Dr. Gary Gilroy - Fresno State / Tom Cole - Rancho Bernardo HS (Ret) / Michael Doty - Gold Coast Wind Ensemble / Sam Pilafian - Tuba - ASU / Blair Bollinger - Bass Trombone - Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra /

- Jazz Guest Conductors / Clinicians / Guest Artists: Brian Scanlon / Kevin Garren / Clay Jenkins / Greg Bissonette / Jim Walker / Matt Harris / James Rocillo / Joe Gransden / Alan Ferber / John Daversa / Wayne Bergeron / Mike Kamuf / Craig Skeffington / Victor Goines / Brian Kilgore / Alex Iles / Gary Pratt / Ed Smith / Mitch Holder / The Big Bad VooDoo Daddy / Matt Finders / George Stone / Jeff Jarvis / Jeff Tower / Greg Bissonette / Jim Mooy / Jim Snidero / Simon Rowe /

- Honor Bands: VCHB / CASMEC All-State Band, Jazz, & Orchestra / All-Southern Band & Jazz / Tournament of Rose Honor Band / BOA National Honors Symphony Orchestra /

- DownBeat Jazz Magazine: “Student Music Award” Winner “Large Ensemble – Outstanding Performance” 2015, 2017

- Los Angeles Mission "Skid Row": Annually, WHS performs
 an hour set for the homeless at the 
Los Angeles Mission on Skid Row in downtown 
L.A. at the Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Easter servings.

- Unanimous Superior Ratings SCSBOA: For decades in Band, Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra.

- Leadership Opportunities: Student organized Instrumental Music Council (IMC) / Regiment Student Leadership (RSL).

- National Music Honor Society: Tri-M Music Honor Society, (NAfME). Only school in CVUSD, includes Choir, Band, & Orchestra.

- Winter Guard & Winter Drumline: 2nd semester PE credit / frequent WGASC medalist (top 3) / annual PSA, PSO finalist /

- BIG TRIP, SPRING BREAK 2021: NYC!!!

- Community Service: Over 6,000 hours of community service hours annually.

- Support from Administration & Counseling: Arts supported Master Schedule eliminates nearly all conflicts with music classes.

- Sports, Choir, Drama, & Clubs: Most band, orchestra, & Regiment students also participate in one or more of these activities!

- Three Instrumental Music Directors / Largest & Most Diverse Instrumental Music Program in the County!

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