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Last Updated June 30, 2016.

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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), Winter Guard (est. 2004), and Winter Drum Major (2009). Read on for the latest information.

Click here to view the 2016-17 Music Schedule (Google Doc) (Please note that the Google calendar, above, will always be the most up-to-date source for calendar information.)

Recent Information
Congratulations to the Marching Band for their performance at the Newark Days Parade - 1st place Baton, 2nd place Drum Major, 3rd place ID Unit, 3rd place Color Guard, 3rd place Band.
Congratulations to the Marching Band for their performances at this past weekend's Cupertino Tournament of Bands.

Coming Events
Date     Day     Time     Event     Group    Location

6/7/2016 T 7:30 PM BPO Mtg. All Fac. Co.
7/1/2016 F. 10-1pm Percussion Rehearsal - AHS
7/1/2016 F. 2-5pm Band Rehearsal for July 4 parade - AHS
7/1/2016 F. 5:30-7:30pm FEF ASB July 4 parade rehearsal - AHS parking lot
7/4/2016 M. Day Fremont July 4th Parade
8/8 to 8/20 Band Camp @ AHS

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
Recruiting Form - click here if you want to join the music program
FAQS - Marching Band/Color Guard
How to Stay in Band Throughout High School
Site Map
Room 708
Tri-M - Modern Music Masters
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Bach Valve Trombone in a brown case - this item went missing November 12, 2011. If you have any information, please let us know.

Seeking Donations
We accept donations of band instruments and acoustic guitars, depending on condition.

School Info
American High School Web Site - new link

School Loop


Reference Materials
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

Band Camp Newsletter (PDF format)


How to turn in money

We Care Coffee

***Click here for the online store to place your We Care Coffee order online.***


Shop Onecause (formerly SchoolPop) to support the music program.

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

Looking for the Amazon.com link? It's at the top of the page! Support the music program by shopping through the link above.
1) Go to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) If this is your first time to this site, it will prompt you to search for charitable organizations;
3) Search for "American High School Band Parents" and select it as your default charitable organization.
4) Change your bookmark for amazon to smile.amazon.com

SHARES (Lucky, FoodMaxx, etc.)
Get a SHARES card and support the music program when you buy groceries! Cards are available in Room 708.

eScrip (Safeway, etc.)
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

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
NSW Google Calendar - rehearsals and performances listed here
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

Peacock's Marching World

Row-Loff Percussion

The Guard Room