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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Department of Performing Arts Music Instructors Santa Monica High School Music Department Terry Sakow - Director…


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Department of Performing Arts Music Instructors Santa Monica High School Music Department Terry Sakow - Director of Bands Kathleen Janert - Associate Director of Bands Tom Whaley - Jazz Band Director Jeffe Huls - Director of Vocal Music Joni Swenson - Director of Orchestras William Wishart - Audio/Visual, Running w/Speakers Jason Aiello - Orchestra and Piano Instructor Inna Ganelis - Accompanist Luis Villegas - Guitar Instructor Jeremy Miller - Percussion Instructor Peter Gomez - Colorguard Instructor Kyle Miller - Colorguard Instructor James Altuner - Director of Theatre Arts Cary Upton - Director of Theatres David McCrum - Theatre Technical Coordinator Jan Strnad - House Manager Malibu High School Bill Bixler - Director of Instrumental Music John Kibler - Orchestras Arian Khaefi - Choirs John Adams Middle School Angela Woo - Director of Instrumental Music Apryl Hardisty - Associate Director of Instrumental Music Cecile Blanchard - Director of Choral Music Martha Shaw - Principal Lincoln Middle School Mark Hunt - Director of Bands Peter Park - Director of Orchestras Vanessa Ventre - Director of Choral Music Suzanne Webb - Principal Elementary Schools Kirsten 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 - Principal Catherine Baxter - Dean of Students Gregory Runyon - S House Principal Wendy Wax Gellis - A House Principal Mr. Larry Boone - M House Principal Dr. Jose Iniguez - O House Principal Leslie Wells - H House Principal Eva Mayoral - I House Principal Santa Monica Malibu School District Tom Whaley - Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator Chandra Narain - Visual and Performing Arts Assistant Cindy Rosmann - VAPA DAC Committee Chair Zina Josephs - VAPA DAC Committee Secretary Tim Cuneo - Superintendent of Schools Jan Maez - Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Matthews - Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sally Chou - Chief Academic Officer Peggy Harris - Director, Educational Services Maureen Bradford - Director, Educational Services For The Arts and Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Linda Gross - Executive Director Santa Monica-Malibu School District Board of Education Ralph Mechur - President Barry Snell - Vice President Kelly Pye, Oscar de la Torre, Jose Escarce, Ben Allen, Maria Leon Vazquez Students: Roya Sahafi, Jaime Black, Isis Enriquez Santa Monica City Council Ken Genser - Mayor Pam O’Connor - Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Holbrook, Bobby Shriver, Gleam Davis, Richard Bloom, Kevin McKeown SANTAMONICA HOMES.NETJIM BRUNETREAL ESTATE310 -508 - BEST 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 President Syd Bennion: Treasurer Ellen Rennell: Fundraising and Concert Recording Keiko Kuyama: Uniform and Concert Dress Susie and Bob Gunter: Parades and Competitions Christina Miller and Mike Smith: London Trip Debra Silverman: Program Advertising Anne Sletto: Concert Programs Diane Arnold: Communications Amy Van Pelt: Spring Bookkeeper Lynn Leavitt: Spring Volunteers LiAnne Hall: Secretary Ishara Bailis and Tim Bowler: E-Scrip and Thank You notes Yougang Xiao: Photography Jan Kravets: Food and Hospitality to our Generous Supporters Composers Circle $1000 + British Embassy Brooke & Steve Giannetti Anat & Shaul Kuba Patron of Music $500 - $999 Yvette Bergeron & Dean Bailey Carolyn Lagerfelt Supporters of Music $100 - $499 Jean Bellman Richard Bencivengo Syd & Bob Bennion Kathleen West & Alex Capron Cruz Family Christi & Dan Danielson Bruce & Joan Edwards Robert & Nancy Ferrara Hilda Garcia Barbara & Gary Gregge Wendy Bishop & David Kendall Richard J. Kim DDS The Kivnick Family Seth & Amy Kivnick Supporters of Music cont. Kravets Family The LeGagnoux Christine & Gerald Legagnoux LaMori Family Manno Family Barbara Mathews Tatyana Gurlo & Igor Murokh Roshan & Ardeshin Nozari Miriam & Denis Oyakawa Stephen Rennell The Sardo Family Patrie Sardo The Silverman Family Anita Landecker & Gary Squier Mimi Winship The Winship Family Yougang Xiao & Qiao Feng Stephanie Tuttle & Dimitri Zafiris Friends of Music $10 - $99 Paulina Arredondo Tim Bowler & Ishara Bailis Leslie 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 Blanco Alison & Christopher Brady Bristol Family Nanlee Lee & Michael Chwe Rachel & Frank Deese Anne & William Doolan Wendy Frandell Logan Gallardo Family Grace Gordon and Family Jennifer Wen & Jeff Guh Ricky Lopez-Luna Masatani Famliy Ian & Anissa Mc Cullen The Monagan Family Moore Famliy Jason Pitts and Family Santa Monica Alumni Association Kanzo & Sayuri Jennifer Bennett & Oliver Simonsen Mike Smith Takemori Family Helen S. Weary Concert Grams Hooray for the 09’ers! keep on playing Beautiful music wherever you 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 ‘09 Charlie’s Mom : ) “What we play is life. ” - Louis Arm strong Mr. Sakow, we have th oroughly enjoyed wa tching and listening to your ban ds for the l ast four years. As o ur son prog ressed from conce rt band to m arching band to wi nd ensemb le, we have marveled a t the magic . What a wo nderful ride . 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 A b The 09 babies... page 8 c d e f g h j k l i back in the day page 9 m n o p q r sU T V Flute Caitlin Nelson Jonathan Ortiz * Clarinet Zane Dufour Maura Monagan Alto Saxophone Jake Gridley Ben Grifka Trumpet Leonel Gracida Trombone Gerardo Colmenares Robert Sanchez Miguel Vasquez Euphonium Pyoung Kim Tuba Ronaldo Cyprian Ivan Gallegos s Percussion Elizabeth Armanto Alnoor Bhamani Will Bonner Emily Davies s Gabriel Griffen Lily Jacobius s Erin O’Flynn 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 Latzke B Lily Bernstein C Charlie Silverman D Katy Schorr E Karin Schung F Omri Kuba G Michael Masatani H Josh Harling I Nathalie Kohanzadeh J Max Majdecki K Yassaman Sarvian L Shirin Bhagwagar M Michael Lagerfelt N Tyler Oyakawa O Logan Born P Aaron Squier Q Robinson Schulze R Brody Danielson S Peter Bennion T Lily Martinez U Aaron Friedman V 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- sky’s “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 Rostropovich’s 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 Barker “Someone 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 Lavender This 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 film’s drama, emotion, and imagination to the forefront. Paul Lavender’s adaptation for band includes many of the score’s themes - a wonderful way to delight an audience. Songs include: End Credits, Journey To The Island, Opening Titles, Theme From ‘Jurassic Park’. Flute Lizeth Antonio Elisa Aquino Adina Berliant Rachel Bristol Chelsea Carter Melissa Etehad Chelsea Harmon Sarah Horowitz Jane Kim * Seung-Joo Kim Jin Hee Kim Monteserrat Llosa Michelle Manno Katie Porter Raha Tajrishi Claire Trinh * s Danielle Worthy * Ali Zafiris Oboe Jake Fagen Daniel Katz Abby Southam Bassoon Nathan Attarazdeh Ciobha Scott s Bass Clarinet Sam Bailey s John Randolph Clarinet Natalie Abel Eduardo Castillo * Christopher Chappell Alexis Cruz Jennifer Garcia-Ramirez * Kelsey Gregg Brenda Hernandez Andrew Ohanian Julian Yapkowitz Alto Saxophone Luis Aquino Hannah Falter Matthew Franco Alistair Nevell Jake Squier s Tenor Saxophone Haley Hill Baritone Saxophone Carlos Llamas Trumpet Andrew Brown Ray Freedman Spencer Groh Miles Leavitt Ricardo Lopez-Luna Edgar Miguel Matthew Park Maciej Rosa Ricky Sotoj Geoffrey Winship Trombone Giovanni Aragon Robert Boguslawski Pablo Gomez Roberto Jines POPS Concert - June 6th 2009Concert Band Euphonium Ali Alliyani Morgan Stanphil Olexander Tretyak Tuba Greg Boehm Vincente Ochoa Percussion Tawny Arredondo * Kendal Blum Daniel Hernandez s Angelica Malone s Emory Mulligan s James Ward s Matt Wizan * * Class of 2009 s Percussion Ensemble s Addtl. Percussion Ensemble Members: Raquel Hernandez-Solis, Samantha Casale, Niall Ferguson Flute cont. Yassaman Sarvian * Emily Schefke Natasha Simmonds Hannah Squier Kyra Sweeney Oboe Mayu Isom Sammy Sassoon Bassoon Sofia Bernstein Max Vilim-Brozyna Clarinet Lily Cain Christopher Capron Spencer Danielson Julie Edwards Alexandra Gomez Grace Gordon Kevin Guh Zach Johnston * Marissa Keisling Geffen Kuba Nicolas La Mori Jake Novek Kian Nozari Reva Santo David Xiao Bass Clarinet Abby Mahler Alto Saxophone Jenna Perelman Coby Schoffman Tenor Saxophone Caitlin Thompson Trumpet Ben Asoulin Alvin Bui Andrew Capron Clea DeCrane Mitchell Eby Kirk Follette Logan Gallardo Charlie Giannetti Skye Menzies- Langabeer Nicholas Sardo Christian Tomita POPS Concert - June 6th 2009Symphonic Wind Ensemble Horn Morgan Fine Sayana Hallal Sam Reynolds Miles Rusch Max Stivers Madeleine Youngs Trombone Andrew Blanco Ali Chamas Lane Faler Rahim Hashim Chris Hino Nick Katkov Evan Simonsen Euphonium Zane Four Ben Rotberg Robinson Schulze * David Teetz Tuba Cary Dobeck Oscar Duenas Percussion Luke Bencivengo s David Berger Britney Bland Hanyu Chwe s Gyasi Jackson s Jamie Levinson Avila Santo s Aziz Yehia s * Class of 2009 s Percussion Ensemble Flute Rebecca Asoulin Caitlin Brady Katy Cain Sara Falter * Francesca Ferrara Miyu Fujita Samantha Garcia Jessie Geoffray Eve Kendall Elena Kivnick Sophie Lai Mari LeGagnoux Andrea Linares Mackenzie Moody Dina Murokh Jessica Ro Julia Rodriguez Program Notes ing 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 band’s 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 Queen’s 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 song’s secret. Following the single’s release, Mercury said: It’s 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’ didn’t just come out of thin air. Selections from Porgy and Bess arranged by Calvin Custer Porgy 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- ward’s 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 Person’s Guide to John Williams arranged by Jay Bocook Young-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., Hedwig’s Theme, and Raiders March. Slava! by Leonard Bernstein transcribed by Clare Grundman The 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 Notes Technology 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. I’m A Believer arranged by Johnnie Vinson “I’m 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 Williams Very 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 Sweeney “Kokomo” 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 Piccolo Taylor Weary Flute Shirin Bhagwagar * Young Wook Kang * Natasha Kohanzadeh * Lily Martinez * Andrew Ohanian Rebecca Steinberg Christina Tsai Taylor Weary Oboe Ben Deese Alex Frumkin Michael Kaplan Rachel Moore English Horn Rachel Moore Bassoon Elsie Doolan Claire Perelman Clarinet Garrett Cheung Karin Chung * David Cline Richard Dobeck * Steven Gordon Ali Kivnick Esme Levy Scott Operman Tyler Oyakawa * Katy Schorr * Shiori Takemori Roland Templeman Bass Clarinet Jonathon Berger Aaron Squier * Contra Alto Clarinet Thomas Nagata Soprano Saxophone Brody Danielson * Alto Saxophone Lily Bernstein * Gigi Lake Adriana Wong Tenor Saxophone Brody Danielson * Aaron Friedman * Baritone Saxophone Colin Rush Trumpet Zoe Billington Anthony Fertino * Omri Kuba * Drew Latzke * Aaron Rennell Jake Schmidt Greg Stearns Horn Julia Blanchard Sky Crane Melissa Kravets Steven Luis Wind Ensemble Trombone Logan Born * Matthew France Jared Hammer Michael Masatani * Darren Morris * Bass Trombone Josh Harling * Robinson Schulze * Euphonium Ali Chamas Tuba Peter Bennion * Cameron Lampart Max Majdecki * Percussion Jack Cramer Mariam Kaddoura s Michael Lagerfelt * s Andrew Locke Jason Pitts Joseph Yu * Class of 2009 s 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 Person’s Guide to John Williams arranged by Jay Bocook conducted by Michael Kiyoi WIND ENSEMBLE LEONARD BERNSTEIN SLAVA! transcribed by Clare Grundman conducted by Kevin McKeown GEORGE GERSHWIN Someone to Watch Over Me arranged by Warren Barker conducted by Jeffe Huls JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlights arranged by Paul Lavender conducted 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 Equinox conducted by Jeremy Miller CONCERT WINDS NEIL DIAMOND I’m 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 Rhapsody arr. by John Berry Conducted by Michael Kiyoi