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  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSSanta Monica Malibu Unified School District

    Department of Performing Arts Music Instructors

    Santa Monica High School Music DepartmentTerry Sakow - Director of BandsKathleen Janert - Associate Director of BandsTom Whaley - Jazz Band DirectorJeffe Huls - Director of Vocal MusicJoni Swenson - Director of OrchestrasWilliam Wishart - Audio/Visual, Running w/Speakers Jason Aiello - Orchestra and Piano InstructorInna Ganelis - AccompanistLuis Villegas - Guitar InstructorJeremy Miller - Percussion InstructorPeter Gomez - Colorguard InstructorKyle Miller - Colorguard InstructorJames Altuner - Director of Theatre ArtsCary Upton - Director of TheatresDavid McCrum - Theatre Technical CoordinatorJan Strnad - House Manager Malibu High SchoolBill Bixler - Director of Instrumental MusicJohn Kibler - OrchestrasArian Khaefi - Choirs John Adams Middle SchoolAngela Woo - Director of Instrumental MusicApryl Hardisty - Associate Director of Instrumental MusicCecile Blanchard - Director of Choral MusicMartha Shaw - Principal Lincoln Middle SchoolMark Hunt - Director of BandsPeter Park - Director of OrchestrasVanessa Ventre - Director of Choral MusicSuzanne Webb - Principal Elementary SchoolsKirsten Bersch, Kathryn Cavallaro, Deanna France, Jessi Gravelle, Susan Justin, Bonnie Lockrem, Allen Loyd, Kevin McKeown, Steven Ravaglioli, Bruce Tellier

    Santa Monica High School Administration Dr. Hugo A. Pedroza - PrincipalCatherine Baxter - Dean of StudentsGregory Runyon - S House Principal Wendy Wax Gellis - A House Principal Mr. Larry Boone - M House PrincipalDr. Jose Iniguez - O House PrincipalLeslie Wells - H House Principal Eva Mayoral - I House Principal Santa Monica Malibu School DistrictTom Whaley - Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator Chandra Narain - Visual and Performing Arts AssistantCindy Rosmann - VAPA DAC Committee ChairZina Josephs - VAPA DAC Committee SecretaryTim Cuneo - Superintendent of SchoolsJan Maez - Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Matthews - Assistant SuperintendentDr. Sally Chou - Chief Academic OfficerPeggy Harris - Director, Educational ServicesMaureen Bradford - Director, Educational Services

    For The Arts and Santa Monica-Malibu Education FoundationLinda Gross - Executive Director

    Santa Monica-Malibu School District Board of EducationRalph Mechur - PresidentBarry Snell - Vice President Kelly Pye, Oscar de la Torre, Jose Escarce, Ben Allen, Maria Leon VazquezStudents: Roya Sahafi, Jaime Black, Isis Enriquez

    Santa Monica City CouncilKen Genser - MayorPam OConnor - Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Holbrook, Bobby Shriver, Gleam Davis,Richard Bloom, Kevin McKeown

  • SANTAMONICAHOMES.NETJIM BRUNETREAL ESTATE310 -508 - 6878jimbrunet@earthlink.netBEST OF LUCK TO THE SAMOHI BAND, BAND MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

    This Concert Program is made possible by our friends in the community. Please patronize these supportive

    local businesses who have so generously contributed to our Viking Bands.

    Special thanks goes out to our hardworking and dedicated 2008-09 Band Executive Committee, Admin. Team,

    and Parent Coordinators who make the band program hum! Leah Moore and Helen Weary: Co-Presidents

    Jennifer Hammer: Vice PresidentSyd Bennion: Treasurer

    Ellen Rennell: Fundraising and Concert RecordingKeiko Kuyama: Uniform and Concert Dress

    Susie and Bob Gunter: Parades and CompetitionsChristina Miller and Mike Smith: London Trip

    Debra Silverman: Program AdvertisingAnne Sletto: Concert ProgramsDiane Arnold: Communications

    Amy Van Pelt: Spring BookkeeperLynn Leavitt: Spring Volunteers

    LiAnne Hall: SecretaryIshara Bailis and Tim Bowler: E-Scrip and Thank You notes

    Yougang Xiao: PhotographyJan Kravets: Food and Hospitality

    to our Generous Supporters

    Composers Circle $1000 +British Embassy Brooke & Steve GiannettiAnat & Shaul Kuba

    Patron of Music $500 - $999Yvette Bergeron & Dean BaileyCarolyn Lagerfelt

    Supporters of Music $100 - $499Jean BellmanRichard BencivengoSyd & Bob BennionKathleen West & Alex Capron Cruz FamilyChristi & Dan DanielsonBruce & Joan EdwardsRobert & Nancy FerraraHilda GarciaBarbara & Gary GreggeWendy Bishop & David KendallRichard J. Kim DDSThe Kivnick FamilySeth & Amy Kivnick

    Supporters of Music cont. Kravets Family The LeGagnouxChristine & Gerald LegagnouxLaMori FamilyManno FamilyBarbara MathewsTatyana Gurlo & Igor MurokhRoshan & Ardeshin NozariMiriam & Denis OyakawaStephen Rennell The Sardo FamilyPatrie SardoThe Silverman FamilyAnita Landecker & Gary SquierMimi WinshipThe Winship FamilyYougang Xiao & Qiao FengStephanie Tuttle & Dimitri Zafiris

    Friends of Music $10 - $99Paulina ArredondoTim Bowler & Ishara BailisLeslie Berliant

    Special thanks

    Please forgive us for any misspellings and delitions, - to err is human.

    2009 Band Concert Series Circle Ticket Holders PLATINUM: Bennion Family Charlie Giannetti & Family Anita Lampert Thomas Nagata & Family Oyakawa Famliy The Yehia Family

    GOLD: The Deese Family

    SILVER: Berger Famliy The Deese Family Michael & Karen Four The Guh Family Geoffray Muray Family Miriam Oyakawa Jamie Tsai The Yehia Family

    Friends of Music cont. Beatriz BlancoAlison & Christopher BradyBristol FamilyNanlee Lee & Michael ChweRachel & Frank DeeseAnne & William DoolanWendy FrandellLogan Gallardo Family Grace Gordon and Family Jennifer Wen & Jeff GuhRicky Lopez-LunaMasatani Famliy Ian & Anissa Mc CullenThe Monagan FamilyMoore FamliyJason Pitts and FamilySanta Monica Alumni AssociationKanzo & Sayuri Jennifer Bennett & Oliver SimonsenMike SmithTakemori FamilyHelen S. Weary

  • Concert Grams

    Hooray for the 09ers!

    keep on playingBeautiful

    music whereveryou go!!

    POPS Grams

    Diane Arnold - our e-mail messenger

    KEEPS US IN THE KNOW!Keiko Kuyama -

    our uniform and dress coordinator is BEYOND MEASURE!

    Plumed hats off to them both!

    Thank you to my amazing co-chair, Anna Sletto, who worked tirelessly for the past two years on the beautiful, creative and souvenir-worthy concert booklets. Your talent is astounding!Many thanks to all board and committee members who helped to sell ads and raise funds for our bands. Your time and energy is appreciated and we could not have done it without your support!Go Class of 09Charlies Mom : )

    What we play is life.

    - Louis Arm

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    Mr. Sakow, we have th

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    marveled at the magic

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    What a wonderful ride

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    Thank you from the La

    tzke Family

    Ben, We are so proud of your accomplishments this year. Keep the momentum going. Love, Mom, Dad, and Jessica

    Anthony,We are so proud of you and your music. We love you, Mom and Dad

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  • FluteCaitlin Nelson

    Jonathan Ortiz *

    ClarinetZane Dufour

    Maura Monagan

    Alto SaxophoneJake Gridley

    Ben Grifka

    TrumpetLeonel Gracida

    TromboneGerardo Colmenares

    Robert Sanchez

    Miguel Vasquez

    EuphoniumPyoung Kim

    TubaRonaldo Cyprian

    Ivan Gallegos s

    PercussionElizabeth Armanto

    Alnoor Bhamani

    Will Bonner

    Emily Davies s

    Gabriel Griffen

    Lily Jacobius s

    Erin OFlynn s

    Nicolas Reichle

    * Class of 2009

    s Percussion Ensemble

    POPS Concert - June 6th 2009

    Concert Winds

    SENIOR BABIES on page 8 and 9

    A Drew LatzkeB Lily BernsteinC Charlie Silverman D Katy Schorr E Karin Schung F Omri Kuba G Michael Masatani H Josh Harling I Nathalie KohanzadehJ Max Majdecki K Yassaman Sarvian

    L Shirin Bhagwagar M Michael LagerfeltN Tyler OyakawaO Logan BornP Aaron SquierQ Robinson SchulzeR Brody DanielsonS Peter Bennion T Lily MartinezU Aaron FriedmanV Richard Dobeck

  • Program Notes continued...and after a brief development section, the two themes recur in reverse order. Near the end, they are com-bined with a quotation (proclaimed by the ubiquitous trombones) from the Coronation Scene of Moussorg-skys Boris Goudonov, where the chorus sings the Russian word slava!, meaning, glory! In this way, the composer is paying homage to his friend Mistislav Rostropovich, called Slava by his friends and to whom the overture is fondly dedicated. The overture was written to celebrate Rostropovichs inauguration as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., in 1977. Leonard Bernstein, the son of a Russian immigrant, was born near Boston, Mass., and studied composition at Harvard. Called an authentic American hero, an arts hero, Bernstein had a distinguished career as composer and conductor.

    Someone to Watch Over Me / arranged by Warren BarkerSomeone to Watch Over Me is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin from the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), where it was introduced by Gertrude Lawrence. It has been performed by numerous artists since its debut and is a jazz standard as well as a key work in the Great American Songbook.

    Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlights / arranged by Paul LavenderThis long-awaited film from Stephen Spielberg was a huge hit. Once again, the majestic and memorable score from John Williams gives the film a bigger-than-life aura that brings the films drama, emotion, and imagination to the forefront. Paul Lavenders adaptation for band includes many of the scores themes - a wonderful way to delight an audience. Songs include: End Credits, Journey To The Island, Opening Titles, Theme From Jurassic Park.

    FluteLizeth AntonioElisa AquinoAdina BerliantRachel BristolChelsea CarterMelissa EtehadChelsea HarmonSarah HorowitzJane Kim *Seung-Joo KimJin Hee KimMonteserrat LlosaMichelle MannoKatie PorterRaha TajrishiClaire Trinh * sDanielle Worthy *Ali Zafiris

    OboeJake FagenDaniel KatzAbby Southam

    BassoonNathan AttarazdehCiobha Scott s

    Bass ClarinetSam Bailey s John Randolph

    ClarinetNatalie AbelEduardo Castillo *Christopher ChappellAlexis CruzJennifer Garcia-Ramirez *Kelsey GreggBrenda HernandezAndrew OhanianJulian Yapkowitz

    Alto SaxophoneLuis AquinoHannah FalterMatthew FrancoAlistair NevellJake Squier s

    Tenor SaxophoneHaley Hill

    Baritone SaxophoneCarlos Llamas

    TrumpetAndrew BrownRay FreedmanSpencer GrohMiles LeavittRicardo Lopez-LunaEdgar MiguelMatthew ParkMaciej RosaRicky SotojGeoffrey Winship

    TromboneGiovanni AragonRobert BoguslawskiPablo GomezRoberto Jines

    POPS Concert - June 6th 2009Concert BandEuphoniumAli AlliyaniMorgan StanphilOlexander Tretyak

    TubaGreg BoehmVincente Ochoa

    PercussionTawny Arredondo *Kendal BlumDaniel Hernandez s Angelica Malone sEmory Mulligan sJames Ward sMatt Wizan *

    * Class of 2009 s Percussion Ensemble

    s Addtl. Percussion Ensemble Members: Raquel Hernandez-Solis, Samantha Casale, Niall Ferguson

  • Flute cont. Yassaman Sarvian *Emily SchefkeNatasha SimmondsHannah SquierKyra Sweeney

    OboeMayu IsomSammy Sassoon

    BassoonSofia BernsteinMax Vilim-Brozyna

    ClarinetLily CainChristopher CapronSpencer DanielsonJulie EdwardsAlexandra GomezGrace GordonKevin GuhZach Johnston *Marissa KeislingGeffen KubaNicolas La MoriJake NovekKian NozariReva SantoDavid Xiao

    Bass ClarinetAbby Mahler

    Alto SaxophoneJenna PerelmanCoby Schoffman

    Tenor SaxophoneCaitlin Thompson

    TrumpetBen AsoulinAlvin BuiAndrew CapronClea DeCraneMitchell EbyKirk FolletteLogan GallardoCharlie GiannettiSkye Menzies- LangabeerNicholas SardoChristian Tomita

    POPS Concert - June 6th 2009Symphonic Wind EnsembleHornMorgan FineSayana HallalSam ReynoldsMiles RuschMax StiversMadeleine Youngs

    TromboneAndrew BlancoAli ChamasLane FalerRahim HashimChris HinoNick KatkovEvan Simonsen

    EuphoniumZane FourBen RotbergRobinson Schulze *David Teetz

    TubaCary DobeckOscar Duenas

    PercussionLuke Bencivengo sDavid BergerBritney BlandHanyu Chwe sGyasi Jackson sJamie LevinsonAvila Santo sAziz Yehia s

    * Class of 2009 s Percussion Ensemble

    FluteRebecca AsoulinCaitlin BradyKaty CainSara Falter *Francesca FerraraMiyu FujitaSamantha GarciaJessie GeoffrayEve KendallElena KivnickSophie LaiMari LeGagnouxAndrea LinaresMackenzie MoodyDina MurokhJessica RoJulia Rodriguez

    Program Notesing Prologue, Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast and the Transformation.

    Bohemian Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the bands 1975 album A Night at the Opera. Bohemian Rhapsody is in the style of a stream-of-consciousness nightmare that has unusual song structure, especially for popular music. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of seemingly disjointed sections including operatic segments, an a cappella passage, and a heavy rock solo. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, especially in America, Bohemian Rhapsody is often considered to be Queens magnum opus and one of their all-time greatest songs. Mercury refused to explain his composition other than saying it was about rela-tionships; the band is still protective of the songs secret. Following the singles release, Mercury said:Its one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them...Bohemian Rhapsody didnt just come out of thin air.

    Selections from Porgy and Bess arranged by Calvin CusterPorgy and Bess is an opera, first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. It was based on DuBose Hey-

    wards novel Porgy and the play of the same name which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African American life in the fictitious Catfish Row (based on the real-life Cabbage Row) in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s.Originally conceived by Gershwin as an American folk opera, Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers a daring and visionary artistic choice at the time. Gershwin chose African American Eva Jessye as the choral director for the opera. Incorporating a wealth of blues and jazz idioms into the classical art form of opera, Gershwin considered it his finest work.

    Young Persons Guide to John Williams arranged by Jay BocookYoung-at-heart moviegoers of all ages have been treated to the masterful movie themes of John Williams for decades. A magnificent collection of some of his most memorable melodies from the silver screen; Prologue from Hook, Theme from E.T., Hedwigs Theme, and Raiders March.

    Slava! by Leonard Bernstein transcribed by Clare GrundmanThe first theme of Slava! is a vaudevillian razz-ma-tazz tune filled with side-slipping modulations and sliding trombones. The second theme is a canon,

  • Program NotesTechnology This piece was written in 1998 by Jim Casella. He wanted to challenge the concert percussion ensemble with the techno style groove as well as give the studetns something they can relate to.

    Equinox Equinox is a piece inspired by the equal parts of dark and light that happen during an equinox. Its dark melodies and drum interludes make it an exciting piece that ends with incredible force. Im A Believer arranged by Johnnie VinsonIm a Believer is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by the band The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the biggest-selling record for all of 1967, and one of the biggest of all time. This song was also covered by Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy in 2001, as part of the soundtrack to the movie Shrek (the band also released the song on its self-titled album).

    Legend of Fort Apache by Jerry WilliamsVery bold and powerful, yet playable with young groups and with limited instrumentations, this over-ture-like piece is a perfect concert piece. Bands and audiences love the big, energetic sound - a truely tribal feel. Jerry Williams was blessed with

    delightful sense of humor which was reflected in many of his compositions. His first publication came in 1985 with his popular Free Spirit Overture. He was also co-writer of the Command Performance Band Book and he composed over 50 popular band compositions.

    Kokomo arranged by Michael SweeneyKokomo is a song written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love and Terry Melcher and re-corded by The Beach Boys in 1988. It was released as a single in 1988 at Elektra Records and became a No. 1 Hit in the United States and Australia. The single was released to coincide with the release of the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail, and its subsequent soundtrack.

    Highlights from Beauty and The Beast arranged by John Moss composers Menken & Ashman Beauty and the Beast is a traditional French fairy tale, and the story was first published in 1740. The best-known written version was published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and an English translation appeared in 1757. The story involves Belle (a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small, provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced affections of conceited Gaston), and the Beast (a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love). Highlights from Beauty and the Beast features songs from the 1991 Disney animated film includ

    PiccoloTaylor Weary

    FluteShirin Bhagwagar *Young Wook Kang *Natasha Kohanzadeh *Lily Martinez *Andrew OhanianRebecca SteinbergChristina TsaiTaylor Weary

    OboeBen DeeseAlex FrumkinMichael KaplanRachel Moore

    English HornRachel Moore

    BassoonElsie DoolanClaire Perelman

    ClarinetGarrett CheungKarin Chung *David ClineRichard Dobeck *Steven GordonAli KivnickEsme LevyScott OpermanTyler Oyakawa *Katy Schorr *Shiori TakemoriRoland Templeman

    Bass ClarinetJonathon BergerAaron Squier *

    Contra Alto ClarinetThomas Nagata

    SopranoSaxophoneBrody Danielson *

    Alto SaxophoneLily Bernstein *Gigi LakeAdriana Wong

    Tenor SaxophoneBrody Danielson *Aaron Friedman *

    Baritone SaxophoneColin Rush

    TrumpetZoe BillingtonAnthony Fertino *Omri Kuba *Drew Latzke *Aaron RennellJake SchmidtGreg Stearns

    HornJulia BlanchardSky CraneMelissa KravetsSteven Luis

    Wind EnsembleTromboneLogan Born *Matthew FranceJared HammerMichael Masatani *Darren Morris *

    Bass TromboneJosh Harling *Robinson Schulze *

    EuphoniumAli Chamas

    TubaPeter Bennion *Cameron LampartMax Majdecki *

    PercussionJack CramerMariam Kaddoura sMichael Lagerfelt * sAndrew LockeJason PittsJoseph Yu

    * Class of 2009s Percussion Ensemble

    POPS Concert - June 6th 2009

  • SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE

    GEORGE GERSHWIN Selections from Porgy and Bess arranged by Calvin Custer conducted by Terry Sakow

    JOHN WILLIAMS Young Persons Guide to John Williams arranged by Jay Bocookconducted by Michael Kiyoi

    WIND ENSEMBLE

    LEONARD BERNSTEIN SLAVA! transcribed by Clare Grundmanconducted by Kevin McKeown

    GEORGE GERSHWIN Someone to Watch Over Me arranged by Warren Barkerconducted by Jeffe Huls

    JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlightsarranged by Paul Lavenderconducted by Kathleen Janert

    PROGRAM POPS Concert - Saturday, June 6th 2009

    PLEASE Respect Barnum Hall by not eating, drinking or chewing gum inside the auditorium.

    Respect the musicians by turning off all cell phones and pagers.

    Remain in your seats while performance is in progress.

    Santa Monica High School is a smoke-free facility.

    PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE I

    JIM CASELLA Technology conducted by Jeremy Miller

    PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE II

    MICHAEL TOMPKINS Equinoxconducted by Jeremy Miller

    CONCERT WINDS

    NEIL DIAMOND Im A Believer arr. by Jonnie Vinson Conducted by Kathleen Janert

    JERRY WILLIAMS Legend of Fort Apache Conducted by Michael Kiyoi

    PHILLIPS, MCKENZIE, LOVE, MELCHER Kokomo arr. by Michael Sweeney Conducted by Kathleen Janert

    CONCERT BAND

    A. MENKEN, H. ASHMAN Highlights from Beauty and The Beast arr. by John Moss Conducted by Terry Sakow

    FREDDIE MERCURY Bohemian Rhapsodyarr. by John BerryConducted by Michael Kiyoi

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