Welcome to Los Gatos High School Music!

Los Gatos High School is proud to offer a comprehensive Music Department for students in grades 9-12, with a 130-member marching band, 2 concert bands, 2 orchestras, 3 choirs, 1 jazz band, 1 color guard, 1 percussion techniques class, and 2 courses in music theory. The Department also offers indoor winter guard and a winter percussion ensemble.

In 2014-2015 the Music Department anticipates again breaking enrollment records, with approximately 300 students involved in one or more of these outstanding programs. LGHS Music ensembles have recently been recognized for excellence in performance with several CMEA Unanimous Superior ratings, Gold ratings and Overall Program sweepstakes in the Heritage Music Festival, and several top rankings in its marching programs.

Every four years, the Music Department embarks on an international summer performance tour. Most recently, in June 2014, students in Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Choir 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 world-class performances.

Explore this site to learn more about the Music Department, and be sure to click on the About section to read about our outstanding students, faculty, and Boosters organization. LGHS students and families are invited to join the Department 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 of its numerous ensemble performances throughout the year.

See you in class . . . and at the show!

Nitin SrinivasanNitin Srinivasan, a sophomore and member of the LGHS Chamber Choir, will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on October 29, as a member of the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Mixed Choir.

Nitin, a tenor, was one of 30 California students selected to participate in the NAfME's national honor ensembles for 2014, which also include concert band, jazz band, and symphony orchestra. Says Nitin, "I am most certainly looking forward to this amazing experience. Being able to participate in a national ensemble amongst others who have performed in their own state choirs will be truly spectacular. I am excited for the talented people I will meet, the complex music I will learn, and the amazing directors and composers I will get to work with."

If Nitin's picture seems familiar, he's been featured on this site before. This is the latest in his growing musical resume, which includes past membership in both regional and state honor choirs. Adds Nitin, "Working with Dr. Z. Randall Stroope in the California All-State Choir was amazing, and I am especially looking forward to singing under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley in Nashville."

. . . Congratulations to Nitin!

LGHS Orchestra student Shota Homma, who will be a junior this fall, recently won a prestigious statewide piano competition. Read the full article here, written by fellow Orchestra student Hyuntae Byun, describing this latest entry in Shota's impressive musical resume. Congratulations to Shota!

Following what he calls "the most prepared auditions I have heard yet!", Music Director Chris Marra posted placement results for Concert Bands and Jazz Band, available at his teacher website page. He added, "I am really impressed and inspired by all of the care and preparation that the students put into these auditions." He also noted that an additional course option is available to aspiring percussionists starting in fall 2014 (details available here).