The Seventh Annual National Youth Arts Award announced the winners for the 2011-2012 season . Carlsbad High School earned 6 awards and 6 additional nominations for it's production of Phantom of the Opera. Our pit musicians won the Youth Orchestra Award. Elan McMahan received an award for Musical Direction.
The Wind Symphony earned it's 12th consecutive unanimous superior at the El Camino Festival on March 8, 2012. Way to go! Here's a link to the performance.
Congratulations to Sally Cho (flute), Chris Melnychuk (trumpet), and Ashley Wang (flute) for making the SCSBOA All-Southern California Honor Band. They performed January 29, 2012 at the University of Redlands.
Ashley Wang (flute) also made the All-State Honor Band. She performed in Fresno, CA in February. Great job, Ashley!
Congratulations to the Marching Lancers, Greg Anderson, and all the coaches for the 4th place finish at the SCSBOA Championships. Warren High School in Downey hosted the competition on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Marching Lancers moved up to 4A this year after experiencing a surge in membership. They grew from 89 to 126. Great job especially with so many new members. (Click here to watch the Marching Lancers perform Sahara Storm at the Poway Invitational in October 2011.)
High school senior to take part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
CHS hosted a Solo & Ensemble Festival on May 7, 2011. All wind symphony students performed solo and/or ensemble pieces. The following received superior command performance ratings:
The CHS Winter Guard took 1st place in the Regional A Blue division at the WGASC championships on April 16, 2011 at Oceanview. They came in with a score of 83.3 Our outstanding winter guard coach, Jackie Meza, continues to build a strong team of performers.
The CHS Wind Symphony earned it's 11th straight Unanimous Superior Rating at the El Camino Festival on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Congratulations Mr. Anderson and the entire Wind Symphony!
Three CHS students earned the honor of being in the All-Southern California High School Honor Band. Lawrence Liu (Piano), Kaili Masamoto (Flute), and Chris Melnychuk (Trumpet) performed at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB on Sunday, January 24, 2011.
Congratulations to Kaili Masamoto (Flute) for also making the All-State High School Honor Band. She performed at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno, CA in February 2011.
The Marching Lancers took first place at the SCSBOA 3A Championships in Bellflower, California on Saturday, December 4, 2010. They were the number 2 seed out of 12 finalists earning a spot in the competition. The Lancers gave an outstanding performance to earn the Gold Medal for the second year in a row. The Lancers also took the High Percussion Award. Congratulations to Mr. Greg Anderson, Director, Jackie Meza, Color Guard coach, and Mike Chavez, Percussion coach, and all the Marching Lancers.
Under the direction of Jackie Meza, the CHS Winter Guard took the Silver Medal at the WGASC circuit championships on April 17, 2010. For photos, click here.
The Carlsbad High School Wind Symphony was evaluated at the North County Band and Orchestra Festival March 4, 2010. The CHS Wind Symphony, conducted by Mr. Greg Anderson, was awarded a unanimous superior rating, the highest rating possible. This marks the 10th consecutive year the Wind Symphony has earned a unanimous superior rating at this festival.
Congratulations to Shane Evans, percussion, and Kaili Masamoto, flute, for making the SCSBOA All-Southern Callifornia High School Honor Groups! Shane performed with the High School Honor Symphony Orchestra and Kaili played with the High School Honor Symphonic Band at Cal State Long Beach on January 24, 2010.
Carlsbad High School Marching Lancers competed in the SCSBOA 3A Field Championships on Saturday, December 5 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona. CHS placed first out of 12 bands which traveled from all over Southern California. All band and guard students received gold medals. For a recap of the scores, visit http://www.scsboa.org/calendar_links/recaps/20092110/field/fullchamps.pdf.
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 8:55 a.m.
El Camino and Oceanside high schools hosted their second annual Marching Band Spectacular on Wednesday.
Seventeen marching bands competed at El Camino High in Oceanside. They included groups from Orange and Riverside counties, as well as local schools, such as Valhalla and Southwest. North County high schools participating included San Pasqual, Carlsbad, (pictured above and right) Vista and Rancho Buena Vista.
Mission Viejo High won the grand sweepstakes title. Carlsbad won the daytime competition.
Teams varied in size, from about 40 members to more than 150, such as Mission Viejo's squad.
Vista High will host its 28th annual invitational field tournament tomorrow. The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs into the night.
Schools from throughout the county will compete.
Tickets range from $7 to $12. For more information, go to vistaband.org.
… Adrian Vore
The Sweeney Todd orchestra pit, under the direction of Elan McMahan, took home a John Raitt Award for Youth (JRay) at the spring 2009 awards banquet. The competition included high school productions from all over Southern California.
The CHS Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio in April 2009 where they competed in the WGI World Percussion Championships. They made it to the final round and took 7th out of 60 ensembles. A fantastic achievement for Carlsbad High School's first national drumline competition!