www.NHHSMusic.org

North Hollywood High School
Music Department

5231 Colfax Avenue • North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 753-7405

City Champs 205

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For information on the North Hollywood High School Band & Dance Team


Instructors

Instrumental Music

Robin Sharp


Vocal Music

Frank Thomas


Music Technology

David Grove


Course Offerings

Advanced Band

Marching Dynamics/Band

Dance Choreography/Dance Team

Jazz Ensemble

Orchestra

Beginning Instruments

Advanced Placement Music Theory

Guitar

Beginning Chorus, Choir & Vocal Ensemble

 

Concert Program Archives

pdf versions of the programs from our concerts

2005 - present

2000 - 2004

1992 - 1999

 

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NHHS Jazz Ensemble returned to the Playboy Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Playboy Jazz Festival

The NHHS Jazz Ensemble opens the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Sunday, June 12, 2005
 

 
     
   
   

Band

Joining this group not only gives you the chance to be a part of school activities, but it also fulfills your PE requirement for ninth and tenth grade! The NHHS Band is among the finest musical groups in the city. The band is respected on campus, throughout the district and more often then not wins the City Championship.

During the fall, the band combines with the Dance Team to perform at school football games, activities, and competitions. In the spring, the band plays concert band music. The many different types of activities give the band member the opportunity to grow musically and to have fun. The Band goes to two or more festivals each spring, typically being awarded a "Superior" designation.

Orchestra

North Hollywood HS counts Michael Tilson-Thomas and former Boston Pops conductor John Williams among its alumni. The orchestra class is open to anyone who already plays a violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe or bassoon. Works performed in recent years include Russian Sailors’ Dance, Prelude to Act Three-Lohengrin, Haydn’s 102st Symphony, Fingal's Cave and Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor. The Orchestra goes to two or more festivals each spring, typically being awarded a "Superior" designation.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble meets at 6:45am daily. Magnet bus transportation to school is not available this early in the morning, so students must arrange for transportation on their own. The Jazz Ensemble performs at a number of festivals in the spring and is a busy performing group. Students are selected by the director for the Jazz Ensemble following an audition. Instrumentation needs and group dynamics are also among items taken into consideration by the director when selecting students for this select performing group. Because Band & Orchestra are viewed as our primary teaching groups and the Jazz Ensemble focuses on a subset of the musical skills taught in Band & Orchestra, it is the policy of the Music Department that all students in Jazz Ensemble be concurrently enrolled in either Band or Orchestra.

Dance Team

Dance Team gives students the chance to be a part of school activities and also fulfills the PE graduation requirement or the Performing Arts graduation or college entrance requirement. During the fall, the Dance Team combines with the Band to perform at school football games, activities, and competitions. When winter & spring come, our Dance Team works on their own, performing to contemporary music at competitions, school functions and other events. Members of each year's Dance Team are selected at a 3 day after- school tryouts in April that is repeated in May. Interested students should contact Mr. Gehringer before that time for more information. Tryout information is available here.

Beginning Winds/Percussion

North Hollywood HS also offers a beginning wind instrument class for students who wish to begin playing a woodwind or brass instrument. There will also be beginning drums in this class.

Advanced Placement Music Theory

Typically for the older student, AP Music Theory is a college-level class in how music is written. Students should expect to take the AP Exam in May which at many universities will earn them college credit in addition to assisting them in gaining admission to selective universities. For more information, visit the College Board at:

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_music.html

Guitar

Students will learn basic open chords and scales in order to compose their own song, which they can write with their classmates and perform for the class! Through these experiences students will get to know different styles, including playing acoustic blues guitar as either a soloist or in a group. More advanced students who take the class will work on learning complex chord changes and sight reading music

Beginning Chorus, Choir, and Vocal Ensemble

Join the groups that bring the holidays to life at NHHS! At the end of each semester the vocal groups fill the halls and rooms of our school with music ranging from the master composers of the Renaissance through to the beautiful and challenging music of the present day. The Beginning Chorus and Choir class is an ideal way for a first or second year student to introduce themselves to the campus and new friends, while the Vocal Ensemble is a select group of auditioned singers that has performed at festivals both in and out of state and on national TV. All groups focus on the a cappella repertoire that makes a singer the best trained musician possible, although a traditional highlight is the annual performance of the "Hallelujah" chorus together with the NHHS Orchestra

Our CD's
2005
2006
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Our Financial Supporters


The Boone Foundation

Boone Foundation

Theolonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Monk Institute

Knowledge is Power Foundation

Knowledge is Power Foundation


USA Weekend &
John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
January 21, 2003

March 28, 2006 (see the video)

USA Weekend
John Lennon Bus

Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Playboy Jazz Festival

Playboy Jazz


North Hollywood HS Instrumental Music supports

Make a Wish 


Professional & collegiate performances our students have attended


Blues SchoolHouse
October 10, 2007
International House of Blues
Sunset Strip, Hollywood

Courtesy the
International House of Blues Foundation

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CalArts
African Ensemble
February 27, 2008

Courtesy the
California Institute of the Arts
Community Arts Partnership

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Antonín Dvorák's
Symphony No. 9 in E minor
"From the New World"
&
Uprising
by Saad Haddad


February 29, 2008
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tickets courtesy the LA Philharmonic Association




Benjamin Britten's
A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 5, 2007
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA


CalArts Balinese Gamelan
Burat Wangi
March 24, 2006

Courtesy the
California Institute of the Arts
Community Arts Partnership

First Night:
Dimitri Shostakovich's
Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar"
January 27, 2006
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tickets courtesy the LA Philharmonic Association

ucla
gamelan



Stefon Harris & Blackout
February 11, 2005
Royce Hall
University of California, Los Angeles

Tickets courtesy UCLA Design for Sharing

Wicked
July 29, 2005
Pantages Theater, Hollywood

Tickets courtesy the
Los Angeles Unified School District

First Night:
Schumann's Piano Concerto
January 27, 2005
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tickets courtesy the LA Philharmonic Association

Stefon Harris
Wicked
Walt Disney interior



First Night:
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
April 29, 2004
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Tickets courtesy the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Drum Corps International
Tour of Champions
August 11, 2004
Rose Bowl, Pasadena

Tickets courtesy of the Boone Foundation

Hairspray
September 3, 2004
Pantages Theater, Hollywood

Tickets courtesy of the Boone Foundation

Walt Disney Hall
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Hairspray



Phantom of the Opera
August 22, 2002
Orange County Performing Arts Center

Tickets courtesy of the Boone Foundation

Blast!
August 30, 2002
Royce Hall, UCLA

The Producers
June 18 & 19, 2003
Pantages Theater, Hollywood

Tickets courtesy of the Boone Foundation

Phantom of the Opera
Blast
The Producers

42nd Street
August 28, 2003
Ahmanson Theatre
Los Angeles Music Center

Tickets courtesy of the Boone Foundation

42nd Street



Rollin' on the T.O.B.A.
April, 2000
El Portal Theater
NoHo Theater District

Tickets Courtesy the El Portal Theater

Grease
December, 2002
Kodak Theater
Hollywood & Highland

Tickets Courtesy the Boone Foundation

Guys and Dolls
September & October, 2003
Interact Theater
NoHo Theater District

Tickets Courtesy the Interact Theater

Rollin' on the TOBA

Grease
Guys and Dolls



Alan Eder and Friends
May 6, 2002

Courtesy the
California Institute of the Arts
Community Arts Partnership

Francisco Martinez Dance Theater
November 20, 2002

Courtesy the
Boone Foundation &
LA County Music Center on Tour

Latin Jazz Ensemble
December 11, 2002

Courtesy the
California Institute of the Arts
Community Arts Partnership

Alan Eder & Friends
Franciso Martinez
latin jazz

North Hollywood High School Musical Theater


Grease
Thursday, February 27, 2003
Friday, February 28, 2003
Saturday, March 1, 2003
Friday, March 7, 2003 (SOLD OUT!)
Saturday, March 8, 2003 (SOLD OUT!)
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Guys and Dolls
March 5, 2004 7:00pm
March 6, 2004 7:00pm
March 7, 2004 2:00pm
March 12, 2004 7:00pm
March 13, 2004 7:00pm
   
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Los Angeles City Band & Drill Team Championship Years

1984/1985
1985/1986
1986/1987
1989/1990
1991/1992
1993/1994
1997/1998
1998/1999
2001/2002
2002/2003
2004/2005

 

 

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