Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!
Music Matters! Our annual fundraiser runs from now through January 31. Please join us in support of excellence! Make your Mark by Funding music for the future!
Music Matters is our annual fundraising campaign to support Music Education at Los Gatos High School. Fundraising is necessary to maintain and increase quality music education for our rapidly growing student enrollment and participation in our music programs. The Music Matters campaign is critical to our fundraising efforts. Donate before December 31st for a chance to win an iPad Mini. Each $100 donated earns a chance to win! Donate online at LGHSmusic.net/donate or, write a check payable to LGHS Music Boosters. Thanks!
Sign Up for Winter Percussion and Winter Guard 2016 Season!
Winter Percussion: allows percussionists and other interested students to improve their skills and challenge themselves in the off-season from Marching Band. Participation in Winter Percussion is highly recommended for all members of the Drumline and Front Ensemble, and non-percussionists are also encouraged to join--we have plenty of parts for you! This year, the Winter Percussion ensemble plans to attend two regional competitions: Fresno and San Bernardino. Cost is $1400, payable either up-front via Paypal/check, or in four monthly installments. To sign up, click here: http://lghsmusic.net/sign-winter-percussion-2016.
Winter Guard: The Guard won two Caption awards this Marching season. Join our Winter Guard and improve your skills! To join, contact Ms. Hurtado (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Info About the Music Program
Los Gatos High School is proud to offer a comprehensive music program for students in grades 9-12, with a AAAA marching band and color guard, 2 concert bands, 2 orchestras, 3 choirs, 1 jazz band, 2 courses in music theory, and a percussion techniques class. The program also offers indoor winter guard and a winter percussion ensemble.
LGHS Music ensembles have recently earned multiple accolades, including CMEA Unanimous Superior ratings, Heritage Music Festival program sweepstakes, a major Reno Jazz Festival Combo award, and several top percussion awards at WGI and NCPA regional and western championships. LGHS has been recognized as a Grammy Signature School Semi-Finalist and in 2014-2015 received a NAMM Foundation SupportMusic Merit Award. In addition, LGHS students frequently land top spots in county and state honor bands.
Every four years, the program embarks on an international summer performance tour. In 2014, concert, orchestra, and choir students toured England, where they collaborated with world-renowned American composer Frank Ticheli, performed in major historic venues in London, York, and Harrogate, and participated in the Harrogate International Music Festival. Click on Photos & Videos to see and hear our music students deliver those, and other, world-class performances.
Due to its tremendous growth in recent years, and the passage of a local bond measure by a community that generously supports music education, LGHS Music will soon enjoy a new home on the Los Gatos High campus, where a state-of the-art facility better suited to meet the needs of a growing program is under development.
Explore this site to learn more about all facets of the program, and be sure to click on the About section to read about our outstanding students, faculty, and boosters parents. LGHS students and families are invited to join the program in its ongoing musical journey—whether by enrolling in one or more of its stellar programs, by volunteering to support its activities, or by attending one or more ensemble performances throughout the year.
See you in class . . . and at the show!