Westlake Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:49

CHS Jazz Bands @ Westlake Jazz Festival

May 13th, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the CHS Jazz bands on their performances at the Westlake Jazz Festival, competing with over 70 high school and middle school bands from the region.  The Jazz A and B band both received excellent ratings.  All three of the Jazz Combos received superior ratings for their performances, with Combos II and III earned 1st and 2nd place in the Intermediate Combo division, while Combo I placed 5th in the Advanced category (off from 3rd place by only 2 points!).

The following students received Outstanding Musician/Soloist awards:  Omer Fedi (1 for combo, 1 for big band), Ian Karnick (1 for combo, 1 for big band), Kian Ravaei, Joshua Franklin.

Please congratulate our jazz students from the Jazz A and B bands and the Combos on their successes.  If you’d like to hear them play in person, come out to The Six in Calabasas (across from the Cantina) on Sunday evening, June 4th from 6-10pm.  You can also hear the Jazz A Band at Bogie’s in Westlake on Tuesday May 30th at 7pm, opening for the Boyd Cannon Big Band.

Unstrumental - Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 May 2017 17:27

Unstrumental with Ben Bram


An unbelievable experience for Unstrumental: Grammy Award winning arranger (plus producer and engineer) for a cappella super group Pentatonix, Ben Bram, created a vocal arrangement just for our students.

Unstrumental workshopped the song with Ben on Sunday, followed by a Q&A about his background, including his undergraduate experience at USC (singing with and directing four-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals), and his big breaks in the music business.

Ben also worked extensively behind the scenes on Pitch Perfect and Glee and gave great advice for aspiring arrangers to "get your work out there."

Nashville 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 00:00

Wind Ensemble in Nashville!

(4/21 – 4/25)

The CHS Wind Ensemble participated in the Heritage Festival of Gold in Nashville (click HERE) for a wonderful opportunity to play and enjoy amazing music.  And.... a chance to explore a vibrant, exciting city known as true music capital! Here is the group at the Nashville Parthenon.

Nashville Parthenon

Despite some cool, overcast weather, the students, (and teachers and chaperones!) enjoyed their time with "a festival, clinic, and prestigious performance—all wrapped into one premier event!"

Our Wind Ensemble will travel throughout the city to view and participate in many activities (see line dancing at bottom of screen!).  But a highlight is the performance on Monday at theSchermerhorn Symphony Center

beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center (see pic on right).  Other highlights of the trip include:

  • Extensive one-on-one time with outstanding, internationally known clinicians
  • Formal festival performance and adjudication
  • Encore Concert at prestigious venue
  • Honor Ensemble distinctions

Click on the links below to see the performances in Nashville:

Albanian Dances - (conducted by Mr. Dabach)

Variations on a Korean Folk Song (conducted by Mr. Barroll)

Click on links below to see all the FUN!

And...check out the pictures below:



Music Auditions (2017-2018) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 00:00



Welcome to the CHS Music Program! 

We're very excited to have you join us in 2017- 2018! 

See information below on how to audition for the specified Music Ensembles.  

First, click on the link below to view and print important Audition information.


Music Auditions Info Sheet

Note that this info sheet is also available for download from the Charms Handouts & Files link.   

If any questions about any of the auditions, please contact Mr. Kohen at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Next, you can sign up directly for the following auditions:  Wind Ensemble/Symphony/Marching Band, Jazz, Orchestra and Advanced Guitar auditions.  Go to and click on the appropriate links below:



Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band

Below, sign up for a Band audition on Thursday, June 1st. Auditions will take place between 3:00 and 5:30pm, and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Audition info can also be found on  Sign up by clicking link below:

 CHS Music Band Auditions

(Sign Ups for 2017 - 2018)



Below, sign up for a Jazz audition on Thursday, May 4th or Tuesday, May 9th. Auditions will take place between 3:15 and 5:30pm on both days, and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Sign up by clicking link below:

Jazz Auditions

(Sign Ups for 2017 - 2018)



Below, sign up for an Orchestra audition on Friday, May 5th. Auditions will take place between 3:00 and 5:30pm and will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Orchestra Auditions

(Sign Ups for 2017 – 2018)



Below, sign up for an Advanced Guitar audition on Friday, April 28th. Auditions will take place between 3:00 and 5:00pm, and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Sign up by clicking link below:

Advanced Guitar Auditions 

(Sign Ups for 2017 - 2018)

Senior Ads and Senior Scholarship Forms PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 April 2017 06:37

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR MUSIC STUDENTS and Families of Senior Music Students!!  

Please review the following important information!

Friends & Families of Seniors!  You can celebrate and Honor the Music Seniors with a special Tribute (Ad)!  

To print a PDF of how to submit a Senior Tribute (Ad), click HERE!  Senior Tribute (Ad) Form - 2017

Ads Due by:  Friday, May 5, 2017

All Senior Music Students are eligible for Music Booster Scholarship!  Don't miss this great opportunity!

To print a PDF of how to apply for a Senior Music Scholarship, click HERE!  Senior Music Scholarship Form - 2017.

Applications Due by:  Friday, April 28, 2017 

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