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Vivace Showcase - Bob Dylan PDF Print E-mail

CHS Vivace Showcase

Featuring the Music of Bob Dylan



In a wonderful **SOLD OUT** concert on Monday, Dec. 5, at the PAEC Black Box, Vivace provided a memorable, moving performance of songs researched, prepared and performed by the very talented Vivace students.  With Bob Dylan recently named as a Nobel Laureate for Literature (click HERE for more info) for "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition….", the time was right for this performance!


1.  Tangled up in Blue

2.  Blowin' In The Wind

3.  The Times They Are A Changin'

4.  Love Sick

5.  Just Like a Woman

6.  Shelter From The Storm

7.  Subterranean Homesick Blues

8.  Mr Tambourine Man

9.   It Ain't Me Babe

10. Like a Rolling Stone

11.  All Along the Watchtower

12. Forever Young


Please click on the following link and ENJOY!!




Our thanks to the Dontsov Family for recording this concert for us!!

CIF SS Div 5 - MB PDF Print E-mail



On Saturday, Dec. 3, Calabasas rolled to a 35-14 victory over Capistrano Valley in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 title game!  And, our CHS Marching Band was there supporting the team every step of the way!


View the embedded image gallery online at:


Yay Team!!  Hooray Band!!!


Click HERE for more info about the game. 


Also, stay tuned for more info about the seeding for the CIF State Championship game!


2016 - LAFD Toy Drive PDF Print E-mail




Unstrumental_2016 LAFD Toy Drive
On Friday morning, Dec. 2, Unstrumental performed, once again (and at 5:30am in chilly morning!), for the LAFD/Spark of Love Toy Drive (click HERE for more info) at the Westfield Topanga Parking Lot.  This is the
24th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive, which has collected more than nine and a half million toys over the years! The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children in the local communities.


To see a little bit of Unstrumental’s performance, click below:


ABC twitter


Also, thanks to Karen Staitman for taking some great pictures of this event, and very generously making them available to others!  Click on link below:


LAFD/Spark of Love Pics


Use your own email address, and use the 

Password: UNST


You can download any photo you'd like with one touch!  Karen also put together a few of the best group pics in a file called Photographer's Pics. 

Carl Allen Clinic PDF Print E-mail

Clinic with Carl Allen

(Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

Carl Allen Clinic

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the CHS Jazz Bands welcomed Carl Allen, renowned jazz musician, drummer and music educator, to CHS!  Carl Allen is a former director of Jazz Studies at the Julliard School, and has worked with numerous accomplished musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, George Coleman, Phil Woods, the Benny Green Trio and Rickie Lee Jones.    (click HERE for more info and background)

The clinic included:

3:30 - 4:30:  Drummer's Clinic

4:45 - 5:45:  Jazz A Band (Big Band)

6:00 - 7:00:  Jazz Combos (Combos 1 and 2, 30 min each)

Mr. Kohen was most impressed with the instruction and the engaged participants, and hoped that each of our young musicians were "freshlyinspired and motivated to dig in".  He sent an email to each participant, stating:  "Here are a few takeaways I thought I would share with you:

1) Sing
2) There are no shortcuts
3) Embrace The Journey
4) Be a mature musician - take individual responsibility
5) Play with intention
6) Know the music and the musicians you are studying"

See some of the pics from the clinic:

View the embedded image gallery online at:

....and finally, also from Mr. Kohen, "Here are a few of the many people he mentioned today that you should all become familiar with, so check out a video or two before our next meeting:

Max Roach
Art Blakey
Philly Jo Jones
Mel Lewis
Ed Shaunnessey
Billy Cobham
Freddie Hubbard"

Winter Fundraiser (2017) PDF Print E-mail



Hello All CHS Music Families!


We can’t wait to Roll out the Red Carpet for our CHS Music program with our exciting Winter Fundraiser.  This Fundraiser has three (3) main parts, and we need your help!


1.    SAVE THE DATE for an incredible evening of live music, food and fun:  “Down to the Nightclub,” on Sunday, February 26 at the Canyon Club.


Questions or want to help with this special evening? Please contact:

Deborah Scott

 (818) 225-8977

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2.    DONATE or get a business to donate at least TWO AUCTION ITEMS for our LIVE & ONLINE AUCTIONS. We need all donations by Wednesday, January 25, 2017. 


We can use anything you think will sell alone or as part of a basket.  For example:


>  Concert, Theater & Sports Tickets

>  Spa, Salon & Nail Certificates

>  Back-Stage Passes, etc.

>  Wine

>  Travel Packages/Hotel/

    Time-Share Vacations

>  Restaurant Certificates or Various Gift       Cards

>  Electronics

  Store Gifts Cards

>  Jewelry & Watches


Anything Else Fun!


Please review and print the documents in the links below:


a)  Auction Item Donation Form

b)  Community Member Donation Request Letter


Print a copy for yourself and also hand to potential donors! 


Questions? Please contact our Fundraiser Chairs:

Stephanie Williams (818) 312-0796


 Joanne Littman

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3.    SPONSOR OUR PROGRAM, and ask businesses to sponsor us too!

Please click on the link below to check out ALL of the great opportunities for sponsors.  Sponsorships start at $500. 


Sponsorship Form


As always, THANK YOU for all of your support for our incredible Music Program!


Deborah Scott

            2016-17 Music Boosters President

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