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CHS Instrumental Music Program

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1. We are respectful and accepting of everyone. 2. We are always working, constantly learning, and progressively growing. 3. We are a class act, everywhere we go, representing the Minutemen. 4. We are present, here and now, living for the moment. 5. We are a team. We are a family. We are strong as one.

Campus Open for Supply Pickup – Tuesday 3/24

REMINDER!!!Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th, the school will be open from 1-3PM. Here are some things that are being taken care of at this time: If you have no access to a laptop/desktop at home, Principal Pfaltzgraff will be checking out chromebooks to students If you forgot your instrument/music/something in the…

While you’re away…

Hey CHS Instrumental Music Family! I’ve created a Google Classroom for each ensemble. Please tell your student to add themselves to their respective ensembles. Here are the class codes: Jazz Ensemble I: pvdln4w Jazz Ensemble II: mwyjaef String Orchestra: brpjz3c Symphonic Band: m72ksfx Within each classroom, there is a listening…

Orlando Update and More

Dear Concord High Instrumental Music Family, Congratulations on getting through our first week of social-distancing! I have some good news regarding our Orlando trip. Worldstrides and I have come to an agreement which we both feel comfortable with: This year’s Orlando trip will be transferred to next year (meaning we…

An Update From Mr. Lejano

Dear Concord High Instrumental Music Family, In light of our world facing this unprecedented circumstance of COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to address the members of our organization and let you know a couple of things that are being worked on: 1. The Orlando Trip: I haven’t said…

Cocnord High Area Band and Orchestra Festivals Postponed

The Band and Orchestra Festivals scheduled for this week have been postponed due to the recommendations from Contra Costa County Health Services to suspend gatherings of 50 or more people. Our music directors will do everything they can to reschedule this event in April or May, and we will post…

A look back at 2019

The school year may be flying by, but our instrumental music students have accomplished a lot in a few short months. Here’s a look back at some of the amazing things that happened in 2019. Click here to see the full picture!

Holiday Happenings

Walnut Creek Holiday Lights Parade 12/5 Join us st Broadway Plaza for a parade of lights that ends with an appearance from Santa! Concord Tree Lighting at Todos Santos Plaza 12/7 Jazz students will perform some holiday classics at Concord’s Tree lighting ceremony. Holiday Concert 12/9 at 7:00pm Symphonic, Orchestra…

MDUSD Jazz Festival 11/21

Thursday, November 21, The Jazz I ensemble and Honor Jazz will be performing at DVC along with other Jazz bands from MDUSD.  Come join us for some great music.  You can find our performance times on the itineraries page.

MDUSD Orchestra Festival 11/14

Concord High School will host this high school string festival Thursday night at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:00 and food and beverages will be sold throughout the evening.

Fairfield Tournament of Champions 11/16

Our last band review of the season will have performances by Marching, Auxiliary, Jazz and Symphonic bands. Stay tuned for the itinerary, but it will be an early one!