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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.

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…

Campana Jazz Festival

Last Saturday, Concord Jazz ensembles competed at Campana Jazz Festival in Pleasanton. To say that these students have shaken off the dust of distance learning is an understatement! Some highlights of the day included no fewer than eight players and soloists from CHS winning individual awards for their performances, the…

A look back at Fall 2021

It has been so wonderful to see our students playing together again this fall. Here is a look back at what they’ve been up to!

Band Reviews Are Back!

Congratulations to all of the marchers, auxiliary and percussionists for their fantastic performances at the Franklin Band Review, the first since 2019! Percussion Line’s award winning performance!

Battle of the Bands

Saturday, September 18 the Concord Minutemen will host the first ever Battle of the Bands at Dave Brubeck Park, next door to Concord High. Come join us to hear five of our MDUSD battle it out with some great music! Each band will sell concessions to support their program, so…

Get your band camp schedule here!

We are so excited to be back at band camp this week. We know it is a busy week and a half and that you may need your own copy of the schedule to help you keep track of all of the practices, activities and festivities. Just in case your…

Welcome Back 2021!

Hello Concord High School Instrumental Music Families, I hope your summer is going so well. I hope you are rejoicing with loved ones and enjoying some very much deserved normalcy after all this time. I’m happy to announce that we have a full calendar of events scheduled for the upcoming…