San Leandro High School Bands
2019-2020 Student Handbook
Director of Bands, San Leandro High School
(510) 618-4600 ext. 2190
This handbook is for student and parent or guardian reference as to the policies of the band program of San Leandro High School. If you have any questions regarding this handbook and the policies within, please contact the band director. Any additional necessary information for a successful year will be sent via e-mail and a physical copy sent home with your student.
Philosophy & Mission Statement
The purpose of musical performance is to serve others through presentation of art. The purpose of music education is to serve the music student with abilities and character traits that extend far beyond the music classroom. Students who are involved in music score higher on state tests, and are consistently some of the most successful students in their school and after high school. Through teamwork, accountability, responsibility, dedication, and hard work, students will learn how to better serve their community, school, and world through music. Students will also learn mastery of an instrument, how to read music notation at a high level, music history, music theory, and learn various musical styles. Our hope in the SLHS band program is that students will learn to appreciate music and music education for their lifetime regardless of their post high school decisions.
Every student is expected to come to each and every rehearsal prepared, focused, and with an attitude that supports the whole ensemble. Each student should expect the SLHS band program to require a high level of commitment of time and dedication. For all school activities, the faculty and administration work together to make sure that students have the opportunities to participate in multiple activities, and are encouraged to do so. However, non-school activities, appointments, and other conflicts must not interfere with a student’s commitment to band, to the other members, and to the rehearsal and performance schedule given whenever possible.
The SLHS bands follow a regular rehearsal schedule, and any changes will be announced well in advance. This allows students to plan other activities and obligations around the schedule given.
Tardiness will not be accepted. Being on time to a rehearsal is essential as we will be using all of the time we are allotted. Walking in late takes away from your individual learning time, and all of those in the ensemble. Frequent tardiness will not be accepted, and if continued can be cause for dismissal from any ensemble.
Absences from rehearsals are damaging to everyone involved in the ensembles. The music we perform is only effective if all of the individual parts function as a whole. This is true of any team that a student is a part of. No team wins the Super Bowl with only 10 players on the field. Therefore, we cannot expect an ensemble to be at their best without the presence and abilities of every individual serving the whole. Regular unexcused absence will not be accepted, and if continued can be cause for dismissal from any ensemble.
While many times the San Leandro High School band ensembles might be found in competitive situations, the primary purpose is the enjoyment of music through understanding and discipline. We will follow the standards set by the state of California and the National Association for Music Education in 2014 (NAfME). The California State Music Standards and NAfME Core Music Standards can be found here:
The goal of each ensemble is to create music together as a cohesive unit, in order to serve the listener through performances, learn skills that apply to all career fields, and to forge a lifelong appreciation for music and music making.
This ensemble is composed of 10th-12th grade students and is the most advanced at San Leandro. Students are required to audition for this ensemble as well as receive approval from the director. This ensemble will perform more challenging and rigorous music, so therefore students are expected to be technically proficient at a level needed to perform this music during rehearsals and performances. Students are expected to understand practice techniques to help them be successful in building musical abilities such as: tone, rhythms, intonation, scales, different key signatures (all 12 major and minor) and time signatures. We will also build a deeper understanding of music theory, history, and appreciation through assignments determined by the instructor.
This ensemble is composed of 10th-12th grade students and is the intermediate group at San Leandro. This ensemble will perform intermediate level to advanced level repertoire. This year, these students will combine with those in Wind Ensemble to create the Symphonic Band, so that all necessary parts are covered. In this ensemble, students need to be technically proficient at a level needed to perform this music during rehearsals and performances. Students are expected to understand practice techniques to help them be successful in building musical abilities such as: tone, rhythms, intonation, scales, different key signatures (all 12 major and minor) and time signatures. We will also build a deeper understanding of music theory, history, and appreciation through assignments determined by the instructor.
This ensemble is composed of 9th grade students, performing beginner to intermediate level repertoire. In this ensemble, the skills learned at the middle school level are built upon. Students in this ensemble will be building their musical skills over the course of the year: scales, tone, rhythms, intonation, balance, etc. As the year progresses, students will be introduced to repertoire of increasing difficulty to better prepare them for the next level ensemble. We will also build a deeper understanding of music theory, history, and appreciation through assignments determined by the instructor.
This ensemble is composed of students in grades 9-12 who are in the ensemble by teacher recommendation and audition. This ensemble is considered to be an advanced ensemble. Therefore, those students enrolled in this ensemble are expected to be an exemplary example of what a band student is at SLHS. Those who are in jazz band will be required to either perform with their respective concert ensemble or be actively enrolled in that ensemble (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Freshmen Band). Other concert opportunities will be discussed as they come.
Marching Band/Pep Band Policies: “The Pride of San Leandro”
The purpose of the Marching Band and Pep Band is to assist in a high level of school spirit and pride. Students should come to all Pep Band and Marching Band events with a team friendly attitude that promotes pride and school spirit. Marching Band has a fee of $100 since it is a co-curricular activity that takes place outside the school day. Fundraising opportunities will be made available for those unable to pay out of pocket.
Band Camp - Each summer, the week before school starts, students attend a week long band camp that takes place at the high school. This is the most important week of the fall for band students. The students have the opportunity to work with extra instructors for more 1 on 1 instruction and to better themselves quickly over the week. Camp runs from 8am-4pm Monday through Thursday, and from 8am-1pm on Friday. There is a 4pm performance on Friday for parents and community members to showcase our work from the week. If students want to make a case for themselves by completing the required hours and exercise needed to receive PE credit, students need to attend. If you would like to secure a spot for marching band, then you must attend camp.
Saturday Rehearsals - In order for the band program to be successful as a whole during marching band season, we have added Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Since each individual is responsible for their spot on the field, it is important they attend these rehearsals in order to promote teamwork and better the band as a whole. The same policies apply as performances. If students want to earn PE credit for marching band, they will attend these rehearsals in order to put the required amount of hours in. This time spent outside the band room leads to a much higher quality presentation on Friday nights, as well as builds the family atmosphere of band. The dates for Saturday rehearsals are: August 17, 24, September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 12, 19, 26. All rehearsals are from 2-5pm.
Dress - Students will wear their 2018-2019 SLHS Band shirt and other attire that promotes school spirit when not in uniform.
We have 250 uniforms available in all sizes to fit any student. In order to make these uniforms last a long time, proper and immaculate care must be every student’s priority. There is no eating or drinking when in uniform. Students will always wear shorts or leggings underneath, as well as a t-shirt. Students should wear long black socks as well. When changing into and out of the uniform, students should never let any part of the uniform touch the ground. When hanging the pants and jacket of the uniform back up, they should always be hung with the seams and with the jacket zipped all the way and buttoned. Shakos are to be gently placed in boxes and closed gently, do not force the box to close and latch. Plumes should only be handled by the parent volunteers that are wearing gloves. Shoes are to be cleaned of any dirt and debris after every use. Gloves should be returned to the designated parent volunteers.
Appropriate marching shoes are provided by the high school and are available to students in all sizes. If a student’s size is not available for any reason, then shoes can be ordered by Mr. Hansen. Cost is $40.
All students involved in pep/marching band will follow the rules in the student handbook of San Leandro High School, as these events are an extension of San Leandro High School. Students will not play their instruments unless directed to do so by the director or drum major. Students will also participate in school appropriate chants and cheers, especially those led by the cheerleaders and other school spirit leaders. Students in Pep Band will sit in the designated band section and nowhere else. Students who are not in the marching band/pep band will NOT be allowed in the band section, NO exceptions. All students are expected to be respectful to their peers, teachers, school staff members, peers from other schools, officials, referees, parents, announcers, staff members from other schools, and any other persons attending these events.
All attendance policies in the San Leandro High School student handbook will be followed and enforced. Being at all rehearsals is extremely important, not just for your individual grade, but for overall contribution to the group as a whole. For any performances and after school rehearsals, attendance is required. This policy is applicable to all ensembles. Please see “Concert Policies” for more information on concert attendance. Any unexcused (“cut”) absences from normal rehearsals during the school day results in a 0 for that day’s daily participation and rehearsal points (see “Grading” section). Tardiness will not be tolerated. Students who are tardy will start the class period with 3 out of 5 points with no make-up possible. Students have 10 minutes between class to make it to rehearsals on time, which is more than enough. Refer to the San Leandro High Student handbook for further attendance questions. Remember: early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.
30% Performance and Rehearsal Attendance: 500pts/performance, 100pts/rehearsal
20% Daily Participation and Rehearsal: 5 points/regular day, 10 points/block day
20% Practice Journals
15% Music Community Service
This part of the grade is worth 30%, and is simple. If you attend a performance with all of the necessary materials, and then stay to watch the other groups perform, you earn 100% of the points for this part of the overall grade. Students who are late to call times for concerts and rehearsals will receive a lower grade, unless previously arranged with the director. Students are required to stay to watch other groups perform, unless prior approved arrangement is made with the director. Part of being involved in a musical ensemble is listening to other musical ensembles. Mr. Hansen will have a sign-out sheet at the end of every concert in order to see which students attended the entire concert as well as helped clean up equipment after the concert. The only acceptable excuses to miss performances or rehearsals are: family emergency (parent notification and communication to the director), serious illness (with proof of doctor’s note), or a school/district sponsored event occurring at the same time. In any instance of a missed performance, the student will create an appropriate alternate assignment that is a relatable experience to the previously arranged assignment.
Daily Participation and Rehearsal
This part is worth 20% of the grade overall, and takes into account whether a student comes to class that day with the necessary materials (instrument, music, pencils, on time, etc.) and actively participates throughout the whole rehearsal with a team-friendly attitude. There are no make-ups for an unexcused absence. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Students who are tardy will start the class period with 3 out of 5 points without the chance for make-up. Tardy in the band classroom means that a student is not in their chair with their instrument, music, and all necessary materials out and ready to play. There are 10 minutes between class for students to be on time for rehearsal. Refer to the San Leandro High Student handbook for further attendance questions. Remember: early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable. Students who do not put equipment away, come to rehearsals unprepared, and do not come to rehearsal with the necessary materials will lose points. Students may be at times responsible for grading themselves based on their participation during rehearsals.
This part of the grade is worth 20%, and is considered daily homework. A student’s main responsibility for this class is to practice. Practice should happen at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Students should practice the difficult parts of their music and musical aspects that the director highlights they should work on in class. Focused practice time without distraction, phone, or others is best. A shorter, focused practice time regularly is more important than a long, interrupted, distracted session. This is how everyone’s brains learn best! There will be specific practice assignments posted on Google classroom. Assignments will be posted on Google classroom. Students need to record their practice time accurately and honestly. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students will also grade themselves at times regarding the effectiveness of their practice. Students who take private lessons should include etudes/excerpts/exercises and materials they are practicing for their lessons as well as materials covered in class. Students should have a notebook to write their practice journals and assignments in. They may also keep record online using Google docs.
Performance exams are worth 15% of the overall grade. Performance exams will happen at least 3 times each semester and will include a rubric to show how they will be graded. “Pop” quizzes may also take place a few times throughout each semester regarding specific reading materials for each class. If students consistently practice, they will consistently score well on exams. The schedule for when the band room will be open for practice will be updated weekly on the board. Exams will be posted on Google classroom.
Music Community Service
This part of the grade is worth 15%, and students can meet the requirement of this grade through many different ways. Listed are some suggested ideas, but students may petition the director for other ideas they have to satisfy this requirement.
- Active participation in Marching Band for the fall (Band camp, outside rehearsals, performances). Students who choose this option but do not attend regular marching band activities will receive a lower grade in this section. For the spring semester, students participate in pep band in at least 3 basketball games and march in the Cherry Festival in June.
- Enrollment in a related ensemble outside of the classroom (Mission Peak Wind Symphony, Diablo Wind Symphony, San Francisco Wind Symphony, San Francisco Wind Ensemble, YOSAC, Oakland Youth Symphony, San Francisco Youth Symphony, San Leandro Portuguese Marching Band, DSAL Rhythm Cadets)
- Planning and completion of a project benefitting the band program (can be with 1 partner, needs to be approved by the director)
- Preparation of 3 etudes and 1 solo (with accompaniment) to be performed in front of a jury panel (simulating a semester end performance for a music major)
- Tutoring MS band students weekly who perform on the same instrument. Sessions are recorded in a journal and signed off by both the MS director and HS director.
- Tutoring an underclassmen (Seniors and Juniors only) who performs on the same instrument. Sessions are recorded in a journal and signed off by the director.
- TA during concert band (Seniors and Juniors only)
- Creating a chamber ensemble with other musicians and performing 3 times each semester
- Being enrolled in both a concert band ensemble and jazz band ensemble
- If a student does not select one of these options for this part of their grade, then the highest possible grade they can receive is a B (85%)
Certain years we have the opportunity to travel in the area, out of the area, out of state, and possibly even out of the country! I know from my own experiences in high school and college that trips with your fellow band members are some of the most memorable and enjoyable. This year the band is looking to travel to Seattle, Washington on April 1st-5th! In order to ensure that all involved have fun and stay safe, and so that future groups may enjoy these incredible opportunities, these policies, along with the San Leandro School District policy and student handbook must be followed. These rules apply to all trips the band takes:
- Wherever any ensemble travels, they are an extension of San Leandro High School. All policies of San Leandro Unified School District will be strictly enforced.
- All students must follow the instructions of any teacher, staff member, or chaperone without question unless the instructions are a violation of civil law or moral standards.
- Any student found in possession of or using controlled substances will be removed from the group and reported immediately to local law enforcement. In the case of long distance or overnight travel, the student will be sent home early at the student and/or family’s expense. The San Leandro High School Band program exercises a zero tolerance policy.
- No students should take part in the theft or vandalism of private or public property.
- No PDA’s (Public Displays of Affection). This pertains to all individuals. As per San Leandro High School policy, it is considered sexual harassment and will not be tolerated.
- Medication must be on record with the SLHS office in order to be taken or administered on any school trip. Medications will be kept by either the school nurse or responsible chaperone.
- All students must ride to an event in the district owned vehicle. Students wishing to ride home with a parent must have their parent sign them out with the band director prior to departure. Any parent, chaperone, or student who does not follow this policy will be excluded from future travel.
- Any time that students are traveling with their peers, they will be with a chaperone. If students have the option to explore an activity without a chaperone, they will actively communicate with that chaperone as to their whereabouts and will ALWAYS be in a group of 3 or more. Failure to do so will be cause for always being with a chaperone, and further violation will have the student sent home at their or their family’s expense.
- Everywhere we travel, we travel as a team. No matter the place, time, or activity, we are maintaining a professional standard that will translate to future professionalism during and after high school. People not in the band are not allowed to line up with us or walk into a performance with us unless approved by the director.
- If a chaperone at any point during a trip is deemed irresponsible, unsafe, or unfit to lead a group of students, that adult will disqualify themselves from any future trips with the band, and may be sent home at their own expense.
- If a student chooses to break these policies and those of San Leandro Unified and San Leandro High School, they will be sent home at the parent’s expense. NO exceptions.
Simple care is preventative care.
Students are responsible for having a quality, working instrument. This means for brass and flute players that they have a working instrument with working valves, free of large dents, with a clean, working mouthpiece and a clean instrument. For woodwind players (excluding flutes), all students are required to have at least 5 working reeds at all times. Not having working reeds is the same as not having a working instrument for a rehearsal or performance, and is unacceptable. Percussionists will have mallets and materials at all times, kept in a mallet bag: drumsticks (2 pairs), soft yarn mallets, medium yarn mallets, hard yarn mallets, acrylic mallets (2 pairs: 1 medium, 1 hard), and one set of felt timpani mallets. Additional sticks and/or mallets will be necessary for Marching and Pep Band. Any school owned instruments that are vandalized or broken beyond repair will be replaced by the student(s) responsible for the damage.
Students can rent their own instruments from local retailers that offer rental options. I personally recommend doing a rent to own option on an instrument. Some local retailers that rent instruments are: Allegro Music in Fremont, JAMS Music in Dublin, and A&G Music in Oakland. Any students who are renting or own these instruments are in charge of having them in working condition, and getting them repaired when needed. If repairs need to happen during the year, I recommend asking for a replacement instrument while it is being fixed, otherwise the student will not have the necessary materials for class. If this option is not available, there may be a school instrument available. If that option is not available, then the director needs a copy of the repair ticket so that the student’s grade is not lowered due to them not having the appropriate materials for rehearsal. If a repair ticket is not presented, then the lack of instrument is not excused. Students who are having their instrument repaired are expected to have the same behavior in rehearsals even though they are not performing on an instrument. A student who has an excused instrument repair with no possible option for replacement will have their playing tests postponed until a later date when the instrument has been repaired. If the student does not have a replacement instrument, they are expected to wind pattern along with the rest of the ensemble, or risk losing daily points.
Any and all school owned instruments will be checked out at the beginning of the year, and returned by the last day of school. Any students who do not return their school owned instrument by the last day of school will be charged by the district for the full cost of the instrument, and diploma held until return or reimbursement of the instrument. For those students who wish to practice over the summer with a school owned instrument, please talk to the director. This is not an option for those who are graduating. The school is responsible for repairs of school owned instruments, unless the damage done was purposeful destruction of property observed by peers, school staff, and/or the director. In this instance, the student who the instrument is checked out to will be responsible for full cost of damages.
Parents: if you are thinking of purchasing a new instrument for your student(s), please contact Mr. Hansen before you purchase an instrument. eBay, Amazon, Costco, Target, Sears, etc. are NOT reliable music retailers. You will end up replacing the instrument faster and all repair shops will not work on these instruments. Avoid brands such as Mendini, Glory, and the like.
Call time for performances is at least 60 minutes prior to performance time. Percussionists and other students that require extra set-up time need to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to performance unless equipment has already been moved and set-up beforehand. All students must arrive fully dressed in concert attire since they will not have an opportunity to change when they arrive at school. All students are expected to remain for the entire concert unless prior permission from the director was given. All students are expected to be courteous and respectful to other performers during the entire concert (see concert etiquette section). Students that arrive late, leave early, are not in concert attire or behave in a disrespectful manner during the concert will receive a lower performance grade for the event.
Students must observe proper concert attire for concert performances. All concert band ensembles have the same concert attire. Jazz ensemble wears all black with a highlight of color (student’s choice).
Option 1 - Black Tuxedo. Students may check out a tuxedo for the year through the student bank. A small $10 fee is required to help pay for cleaning. White dress shirt, black dress shoes, black socks and black bow tie are required. Bow ties are available from the director if needed. All students are encouraged to purchase their own tuxedo that will last through high school if possible. Scholarships are available if needed.
Option 2 - Long black formal dress. Students who choose this option will purchase a black formal dress ( $63) that will be worn at all concerts. Since this dress belongs to the student, they may donate it to the band program after they have completed their band experience or they may keep it for future events. Scholarships are available if needed.
The drum major is selected by interview and audition during the spring semester, most likely in late May. This position is specific to members of the marching and pep band. Those auditioning for this position must be a junior or senior standing and have been in band all high school years prior to their audition. He or she is responsible for conducting the marching and pep bands in all performances. Attendance at a leadership/drum major camp during the summer is another responsibility. This person is a leader in all that they do, and is highly respected by their peers and teachers. This is a year long position.
Assistant Drum Major
The Assistant Drum Major is selected by interview and audition during the spring semester, most likely in late May. This position is specific to members of the Marching and Pep Bands. Those auditioning for this position must be a sophomore or junior standing and have been in band all high school years prior to their audition. He or she is responsible for assisting the drum major in their responsibilities, as well as taking over the duties of the Drum Major in the event of their absence. The Assistant Drum Major may also be a section leader. This is a year long position.
Section Leader / Drumline Captain
This position is specific for Marching and Pep Band. A section leader is someone who is a positive, focused, disciplined, responsible member of these ensembles who comes prepared to all rehearsals and performances. They are moldable and can be responsible for a group of their peers because of their natural and learned leadership skills. They also lead sectionals with their section when necessary. Interviews for section leader positions will be held with the director at the appointed time for the next year, most likely in late May. Information will be posted on the webpage and a physical copy sent home. This is a year long position.
The San Leandro Band program is blessed with an amazing concert facility. Therefore, it is every person’s responsibility to keep all of our facilities clean, well organized, and respectable. This includes the band room, orchestra room, choir room, and any other facilities the band program may use throughout the year. ONLY water is allowed in these facilities. No other food and drink. No exceptions. For instrument storage and/or cubbies, please keep them clean. These areas are for instruments, music, pencils, etc. only. Personal items should be kept in your school locker or backpack. Any and all equipment used for rehearsals needs to be put back to its location at the end of rehearsal. Respect all of the equipment, whether or not it belongs to you. Report any theft, graffiti, or damage immediately to the director. When dropping off an instrument, please place it in on a shelf, and then go to wherever you are supposed to be. No lingering outside the instrument storage or band room please. Never set your instrument outside the band room, as no one except you will be responsible if it goes missing. The director will inform students of when the band room is open before school, during lunch, and after school. Please help Mr. Hansen and your peers set-up before performances and tear down after performances. Many hands make light work.
SLHS Friends of Music
Starting this fall, we will be introducing a boosters program to collaborate with the band, Mr. Hansen, and the SLHS administration in assisting the band program. The purpose of a band boosters is to support the band program in experiences inside and outside the classroom. They fundraise to help with the cost of local, national, and international trips. Fundraising may also support bringing in guest artists or clinicians, who can support students in learning how to improve as musicians. The purpose of a band boosters is not for purchasing instruments, equipment, and other instructional materials that are related to the curriculum of the band program. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7-8pm, in the band room. Please see the schedule on pages 14-16 for more information.
Six-Period Schedule (M, T, F)
Block Schedule (W, Th)
Wind Ensemble/Concert Band
Jazz Band/Music Appreciation
Schedules are subject to change based on San Leandro District calendar and San Leandro High School schedule. Please review the “Bell Schedule” page on the SLHS website for any further schedule questions.
Concert, Rehearsal, & Need to Know Dates for SLHS Concert/Jazz/Marching Bands:
- Monday-Friday, August 5th-9th. SLHS Band Camp 2019! This event takes place at the HS in the band room and on the football field. Cost is $100. Camp runs M-Th from 8am-4pm. Freshmen report Monday and Tuesday from 8am-9am. Upperclassmen join at 9am. W-F everyone starts at 8am.
- Saturday, August 17th, 2-5pm. Marching band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Saturday, August 25th, 2-5pm. Marching band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Friday, August 30th, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field.
- Tuesday, September 3rd, During class. Snapraise! Fundraiser begins.
- Wednesday, September 4th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS band room.
- Saturday, September 7th, All day. San Jose State University Band day at SJSU. Bring your uniform, snacks, water, and music. Chaperones needed.
- Friday, September 13th, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field.
- Saturday, September 14th, 2-5pm. Marching band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Thursday, September 19th, 6-7:30pm. Back to School night. HS band room.
- Saturday, September 21st, 2-5pm. Marching Band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Friday, September 27th, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field.
- Saturday, September 28th, 2-5pm. Pacifica Fog Festival. All day. Chaperones needed.
- Wednesday, October 2nd, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS band room.
- Friday, October 4th, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field.
- Saturday, October 5th, 2-5pm. Marching Band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Friday, October 11th, 7pm. Fall Band Concert in the AEC. Call time is 6pm.
- Saturday, October 12th, 2-5pm. Marching Band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Monday, October 14th, 6:45am-6:30pm. HS Band Challenge for Fleet Week at Golden Gate Park. Chaperones needed.
- Friday, October 18th, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field.
- Saturday, October 19th, 2-5pm. Marching Band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Saturday, October 26th, 2-5pm. Marching Band rehearsal. HS football field.
- Thursday, October 31st, 8-11am. Halloween Parades at McKinley and Jefferson Elementary. Chaperones needed.
- Friday, November 1st, 5-9:30pm. Home Football game. Burrell field. SENIOR NIGHT!
- Wednesday, November 6th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Wednesday, December 4th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Thursday, December 5th, 7pm. Winter Band Concert in the AEC. Call time is 6pm.
- Wednesday, January 8th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Friday or Saturday, January 17th or 18th. 2-10pm. CMEA Jazz Festival East at Northgate HS. Chaperones and drivers needed.
- Wednesday, February 5th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Saturday, February 8th, 1-5:30pm. Bandtastic! Combined concert and workshop with MS students. HS gym. Concert at 5pm.
- Thursday, February 13th, 6-7:30pm. Open House. HS band room.
- Wednesday, March 4th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Thursday, March 5th, 7pm. Spring Band Concert in the AEC. Call time is 6pm.
- Saturday, March 7th, 10am-4pm. Jazztastic! Combined concert and workshop with MS jazz students. High school campus. Concert at 3pm.
- March 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th. Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band auditions during class.
- Wednesday-Friday, March 11th, 12th, or 13th. Wind Ensemble to Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival. All day. Exact date and time TBD. Chaperones needed.
- Friday or Saturday, March 20th or 21st. All day. Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. Chaperones and drivers needed.
- Wednesday-Sunday, April 1st-5th. Seattle Heritage Festival! Chaperones needed.
- Monday-Friday, April 13th-17th. Marching Band Leadership Interviews/Auditions. During lunch or after school until 4pm. Please see Mr. Hansen for an application starting March 16th.
- Friday or Saturday, April 24th or 25th. All day. Concert bands to CMEA festival at Castro Valley HS. Chaperones needed.
- Friday, May 1st, 7pm. End of the Year Band Concert in the AEC. Call time is 6pm.
- Wednesday, May 6th, 7-8pm. Band parent meeting. HS Band room.
- Thursday, June 4th, 5:30-7pm. Graduation! Burrell field. Call time is 3:30pm.
- Saturday, June 6th, 8-11:30am. Cherry Festival! Chaperones needed.
- Wednesday-Friday, July 29th-31st, 2020 9am-1pm. Drumline Camp. HS Band room and football field.
- Monday-Friday, August 3rd-7th, 2020 8am-4pm. Band Camp! HS Band room and football field.
PLEASE REFER TO THIS CALENDAR REGULARLY TO AVOID ANY CONFLICTS.
If times, dates, or locations change for any of these performances, I will give plenty of notice. Athletes: If there is a game and a rehearsal, go to the game. If there is a performance and a practice, go to the performance. If there is a game and a performance, then you choose. Any additional performances will be promptly added to the calendar online and passed out to students. These dates can also be found online on my teacher webpage. Please see the SLHS Bands Handbook for rehearsal and concert requirements and excusable absences. Thank you. This is going to be a fantastic year!
The director will be periodically updating the website with information for the band. This document, along with a calendar of events will be available online. The page will also include links for listening and helpful practice tools for students.
The link for the website is: https://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/Domain/2372
Contacting the Director
The most reliable way to contact me is by e-mail. I will check e-mail periodically throughout the day, and can respond after school hours, which is not possible with voicemail. Know that I welcome meetings in person, either before or after school. Send me an e-mail or call my school phone and I would be glad to speak with you or you and your student at anytime.
Jarrett Hansen, Director of Bands: (510) 618-4600 ext. 2190 email@example.com