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.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Concord High Instrumental Music Program would like to thank our recent sponsors: Rockin’ Robbie’s East Bay Music, The Concord Plaza Hotel, Children’s Dentistry of Walnut Creek, Heather Donovan at Compass Realty, and Pacific Utilities. These businesses have generously donated to the program this year. Please check them out! Rockin’…

Sponsorship Opportunity Available

Concord High School Instrumental Music Program includes orchestra, symphonic band, marching band and two levels of jazz bands. We have small ensembles such as Jazz Combo and Chamber Strings that perform at large and small venues. There are opportunities to help plan and execute music programs, collaborate and even compose…

Band Camp Itinerary

Band Camp is upon us! We hope everyone had a great morning of team building and fun activities. We are just getting started. Please click on the link below for the itinerary for the week.

Band Camp Is Coming! Let the Countdown Begin!

Band Camp is an opportunity for students in Concord High’s Marching Band and Color Guard to get a headstart on their busy school year! We’ll learn music, choreography and prepare for our performances in the first few weeks of school. We’ll also play a bunch of games, have an overnight…

Yoshi’s Jazz Night

Tuesday, May 16th, CHS Jazz ensembles will perform at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland. All of the ensembles have been honing their skills all year and are ready to go out with a bang at this renowned night club where many of the greats of jazz have performed. Get your…

The Disney Centennial Tour 2023

In April, students in the instrumental music program headed to Disneyland for a four day trip jam packed with activities, including a studio recording session at Disneyland’s Imagination Campus, a march down Main Street, music competitions, dance clinics, and of course, fun at Disneyland with great friends. At the Music…

Jazz is in the air!

It’s winter and that means our Jazz performers have been working hard making the rounds at festivals and competitions. At Folsom Jazz, one of the most competitive festivals in the state, Jazz Combo received a score of 930/1000, earning them a 3rd place trophy (out of 30 high school combos)….

Spreading Holiday Cheer in our Community

Our performers have been busy spreading music and holiday cheer . We are so grateful for the support we get from our local community and we love to give back, especially around the holidays. This year, our musicians performed at the Concord Tree lighting in Todos Santos Park, the Walnut…

Marching Season 2022 is in the books!

Saturday, November 19th marked the last band review of the 2022 season at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. These performers return to school early in August to start preparing for the marching season and put in hours of rehearsal before and after school to get ready for band reviews in…

Battle of the Bands is Bigger and Better!

On September 17, Concord High hosted the 2nd annual Battle of the Bands. This year included eight local high school marching bands and auxiliary units. It was a fantastic night of music, fun, comradery, and community. Concord looks forward to hosting this event for years to come, so if you…