Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Unstrumental this year. We were so impressed with the talent and had so much fun at callbacks, which made our decision very, very difficult. You all are truly terrific!! This year, rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings (and other evenings as stated on the a cappella rehearsal schedule) from 6:00-9:00 PM as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch. Unstrumental Rehearsal Schedule:
Cassidy May Benullo
Bare Rhythm Members!
Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Bare Rhythm this year. We were so impressed with the talent and had so much fun at callbacks, which made our decision very, very difficult. You all are truly terrific!! This year, rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings (and other evenings as stated on the a cappella rehearsal schedule) from 6:00-9:00 PM as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch.
BARE RHYTHM 2021-2022
A Cappella Members!!
Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Unstrumental and Bare Rhythm this year. We were so impressed with all of you and we really enjoyed listening to you sing at callbacks. Our decisions were very, very difficult. You all are truly terrific!! This year, rehearsals will take place on
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM.
The first rehearsal is:
Wednesday, September 16th, from 6:00-8:00.
Please also add yourself to the A Cappella Google Classroom (code: enj3nqw)
Congratulations to Unstrumental 20-21:
Cassidy May Benullo
Congratulations to Bare Rhythm 20-21!!
Congratulations to the CHS Jazz Bands on their performances at the Westlake Jazz Festival, competing with over 50 high school and middle school bands from the region.
All three of our Big Bands received Superior or Excellent ratings and performed very well.
The Jazz A Band won 2nd place and the Jazz Workshop won 3rd place in their respective divisions.
The following students received Outstanding Musician/Soloist awards:
Ian Karnick (1 for combo, 1 for big band), Billy Crosley (1 for combo, 1 for big band), Joe Chrisman, Obtin Zandian, Nate Denlinger, Bobby Buyalos, Madison Seger, Richie Anaya, Aaron Geller, Connor Fujishin, Gavin Meichelbock, Sofia Mazursky, Zak Herman, Emma Maltz and Valentina Moraccini.
Please congratulate all our jazz students from the Jazz program on a fine outing.
If you'd like to hear them play in person, or any of our musical ensembles, come out to the Finale Concerts on Thursday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 30th at 7pm in the PAEC.
Complimentary tickets await you - just contact myself, Joshua Barroll or Michael Dabach.
Thanks for all your support of our music students at CHS!
2018 Music Awards banquet
june 4, 2018
Most Valuable Musicians:
Instrumental: Joe Chrisman
Choir: Sofia Mazursky
9th Grade Instrumental: Micaela Miller, Joshua Tam
10th Grade Instrumental: Katie Kerrigan
11th Grade Instrumental: Kate Saperstein, Morgan Jennings
Guitar: Devin Santana, Adar Ambar
9th grade Choir: Avery Grove
10th grade Choir: Carly Scarmardo
11th Grade Choir: Moraiya Pourfarid
Most Improved Instrumental: Matt Alperson
Most Improved Choir: Joshua Mastalski
Outstanding Achievement in Strings: Daniel Hakimi
Outstanding Achievement in Jazz: Andrew Wei
Outstanding Achievement in Choir: Mattie Ball, Lexi Weakley
John Phillip Sousa: Megan Lackey
Louis Armstrong: Omer Fedi
Director's Award: Nikki Darrow
National School Choral: Haley Mark
Unstrumental and Bare Rhythm selected for the Best Of High School A Cappella (BOHSA) Album 2018
Great news! Both of our A Cappella Groups were selected for the Best Of High School A Cappella (BOHSA) album for 2018.
Hundreds upon hundreds of tracks were submitted, with only 19 tracks selected.
Click the image to view all of the tracks, and especially CHS tracks 9 & 17 on the Best Of High School A Cappella list.
We are so proud of our students as they have been working very hard.
Please pass on your congratulations to these students!!!
-Joshua Barroll, CHS Music Director
Stay tuned for the iTunes release
Take a look at an article from the Copeland House –
We are working with one of their composers to write a piece just for our Wind Ensemble
New Music Grows in L.A. ...
As part of What's the Score?, Copland House's award-winning composer commissioning program, PETER GOLUB (on podium) conducted a rehearsal of Calabasas High School Band (California) earlier this week of fragments and early sketches of his new work for the ensemble to premiere later this spring. In multiple visits in the coming months, the students will take a parallel journey through the creative process, led by Golub, and acclaimed composer, UCLA Professor and Director of the Sundance Film Music Program. Working with Band Director Joshua Barroll and Copland House's West Coast Education Advisor Paul Mesches, Golub is guiding students "behind the notes" as they learn about music not merely in its finished state but as the work actually develops. "The students' ears were opened in all kinds of new and unusual ways, and I think they played in ways they may never have expected," Paul reported. "Peter's generosity with the students and ability to describe his creative process were impressive, and Josh's collaborative input was enlightening." Watch this space as the composition continues to grow.