Concord High School, PO Box 2114, Concord, CA 94521
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CHS Instrumental Music Program

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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…

Battle of the Bands Saturday 9/17

Join us for an amazing FREE community event at the Concord High School Football Stadium on Saturday, September 17th at 5:00pm. Battle of the Bands this year will feature eight local high school marching bands and auxiliary units in an event unlike any other! Bring some cash or have your…

Band Camp 2022 Coming Soon!

All students in Marching/Symphonic and Auxiliary will start band camp August 1st. This is when we get ready for fall activities like marching competitions, Battle of the Bands, and March-a-thon. This is also where we get to know each other and have a great time! We can’t wait to see…

CHS Jazz is performing at Yoshi’s!

On May 17, Concord High Jazz ensembles will be performing at Yoshi’s Nightclub in Oakland. Yoshi’s has hosted Jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Diana Krall, Brandford Marsalis and many more. Soon, our CHS Jazz ensembles will get to play on that same stage! For more details and ticket information,…

Minutemen in Disneyland!

Last week, the CHS instrumental music students participated in an action packed trip that included a performance by the marching band on Main Street, Disneyland USA, a recording studio session at the Disney Imagination Campus for the symphonic band and string orchestra, a dance workshop for the auxiliary team, and…