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Last Updated Oct. 16, 2009.

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Welcome to the American High School Music Department, home of the American Eagles Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Beginning Choir, Choir 2, Guitar I, and Guitar II. Other performing groups include Chamber Ensembles, Pep Band, Winter Percussion (est. 2003), and Winter Guard (est. 2004). Read on for the latest information.

Order a jacket or sweatshirt now!  You can just go to the room and buy one.

Click here to download the Music Schedule in Color

Thanks and congratulations for performing at our summer parades. We received 2nd place on July 4th!

Congratulations to the Marching Band for the Newark Days Parade 2009:
Thanks to all the parents who helped at the Cupertino Tournament of Bands!

Congratulations on the performance at Cupertino:


Solo/Ensemble Information
Outside Concert Evaluation Information
Marching Band Rehearsal Schedule 2009

Coming Events

Oct. 17     Sat.     All Day  Pizza Italia Fundraiser
Oct. 17     Sat.     Day     E.C. Halloween Parade (PSAT day)     MB    Fremont Hub
Oct. 20    T     7:30pm     Rescheduled BPO Mtg.     All    Fac. Co.
Oct. 22    Th.    5:45pm    Football FS  vs. Logan    MB    TAK
Oct. 24     Sat.     All Day    Foothill Competition     MB    Pleasanton>/a>
Nov. 6    Fri.    Day/Eve    CSUEB Instrumental Music Festival    Recomm.    Hayward
Nov. 7     Sat.     Day     Band Mini-camp I    MB    AHS
Nov. 10     T     7:30pm     BPO Mtg.     All    Fac. Co.
Nov. 11     W.     Day     Veteranís Day Parade     MB    San Jose
Nov. 14     Sat.     Day     Band Mini-camp II    MB    AHS
Nov. 21     Sat.     All Day     Fairfield Band Review/Concert Comp.    MB    Fairfield
Nov. 27     F     6pm     E.C. Niles Festival of Lights Parade     MB    Niles

When we put letters and words together, we have language. When we put numbers and symbols together, we have mathematics. When we work to create still images, we produce the work in the fine arts, architecture, and design. When we work with the moving image, we produce dance and film. When we work with abstract sound, we create music. - Hope, S. (2000). "Why Study Music?" in Vision 2020. MENC: Reston, VA.

Quick Links
FAQS - Marching Band/Color Guard
Site Map
Room 708
Music Schedule for 2008-09
Tri-M - Modern Music Masters
BPO - minutes from meetings

Help publicize our events by contacting http://www.tricityvoice.com/

Grades as of 10-5-09  -  grades can change often, due to  missed assignments, etc.

Period 1 - Guitar I

Period 1 - Guitar II
Period 4 - Choir 1

Period 4 - Choir 2
Period 5 - Concert Band
Period 6 - Symphonic Band
Period 7 - Marching Band

School Info
American High School Web Site - new link

Tutoring information


Reference Materials
Fingering Charts: Flute | Clarinet | Sax | Brass
How to Warm up
How to Practice
Instrument Maintenance
Percussion Warmups
Marching Fundamentals
Watch your field show drill animation - online at www.pyware.com
Click here for the installation instructions
Download FinaleNotepad - it's FREE

Band Camp Newsletter (PDF format)
How to turn in money


Shop SchoolPop to support the music program.

If you apply for a SchoolPop credit card, be sure to activate it to credit the American HS Music program. Thanks!!

Looking for the Amazon.com link? Click here.

Get a SHARES card and support the music program when you buy groceries!

Click here for escrip - follow the steps to register and support the AHS Music Program!

Forms and Applications
Music Request Form

Absence Excuse Request Form
JV Band Block Requirements & Application
Varsity Band Block Requirements & Application
JV Choir Block Requirements & Application
Varsity Choir Block Requirements & Application
Code of Conduct
Band Camp Medical Release/Waiver Form
Parent Driver Insurance Form
Medication @ school Form W26-0946
Tuxedo Concert Dress

Colleges & Universities
The University of California, Berkeley
California State University East Bay - Hayward
San Jose State University
Ohlone College
Chabot College

Community Bands
Newark Symphonic Winds
Ohlone Community Band

Music Organizations
CMEA Bay Section

Northern CA Band Association (NCBA) - visit this site to read the rules for parade and field show competitions
CA Band Directors Association (CBDA)

Music Vendors
Allegro Music
J.W. Pepper

Arrangers Publishing Company

Interstate Music

Woodwind & Brasswind (use code 2110 when shopping, to help our music program raise funds)
The Band Shoppe

Mirmont Uniforms
Peacock's Marching World

Row-Loff Percussion

The Guard Room


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