CIF SS Div 5 - MB PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2016 04:20



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!




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
Monday, 05 December 2016 01:55




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
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 17:07

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:


....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"

FB game - sept23 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 September 2016 01:12

Check It Out!!!


Don't miss the football game tonight, including the halftime show with live performances by:


·     CHS Marching Band,

·     Dance Team, and

·     Cheerleaders,


It will be live streamed at:


Please share with friends and family - halftime is usually around 7:45-8:00pm.


Bare Rhythm 2016 - 2017!! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:40

Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Bare Rhythm this year.  We were so impressed with the talent and had so much fun at callbacks which made our decision very, very difficult.  You all are truly terrific!!  


Mandatory rehearsals will be held on Monday nights from 6:00-9:00 and on Monday and Thursday during lunch. THE FIRST REHEARSAL WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY AT LUNCH, THE 22nd OF SEPTEMBER. AND THE FIRST MONDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL WILL BE SEPTEMBER 26th.


Congratulations to Bare Rhythm 2016-2017!!


Olivia Bleidner

Kiana Chegeni

Kaitlyn Dorff

Samantha Harnick

Kaela Hoisch

Maddi Lasker

Julia Lester

Claire McNeely

Sierra Morgan

Cadie Nussbaum

Sam Rosenberg

Makenzie Ryan

Maggie Smith

Lexi Weakley

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