Glendale High School
Symphonic Orchestra is an audition only full orchestra that plays music at an advanced high school level. The group performs at concerts, festivals, and other events. This class is offered period 1.
Symphonic Orchestra covers semesters 1 & 2
Symphonic Orchestra is held 1st Period
The Symphonic Orchestra performs at concerts, festivals, and other community events and gigs. Performance is mandatory and is graded.
Because of the complexitity of the music and the unique nature of the class it is by audition and invitation only. Students who wish to be part of the Symphonic Orchestra are encouraged to audition.
Symphonic Orchestra Calendar
All the stuff in October!
3 Evening Rehearsal: All, parent helpers 6-8PM
7 Home Game vs. Pasadena (with RMS/WMS) 5:30-10PM
8 Sat. morning push rehearsal before comp 9AM-1PM
10 MB: Sectional times 4-9PM, open
14 Away Game at Burroughs 6-10PM
15 Competition all day!
17 Evening Rehearsal: All, parent helpers 6-8PM
20 Home Game vs. Muir 5:30-10PM
22 Sat. morning push rehearsal before comp 9AM-1PM
24 MB: Sectional times 4-9PM, open
28 Away Game at Arcadia 6-10PM
29 Competition all day!
31 Evening Rehearsal: All, parent helpers 6-8PM
All the stuff in November!
7,8,9,10 School Musical: Jazz and Sym evening
17,18 GHS Variety Show evening
All the stuff in August!
18 Back to School Night evening
20 Jazz Band gig, Dad’s Club afternoon
29 Music Booster Meeting 6-7:30PM
Listen To The Music!
In order to excel as a musician you must not only hone your craft by practicing & playing you must also listen to others play. Jazz is the only true American musical artform and it’s as wide and diverse as our nation. Since the 1920’s every generation has defined their own style of Jazz and as a Jazz musician it’s important to have a familiarity with as many as you can.
Straight Ahead Jazz
Big Joe Turner
Kansas City jazz
Wynton Marsalis and “The Young Lions.”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Glendale High School
Current grants awarded GHS include the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Lexus Pursuit for Potential, a partnership with Southwest Chamber Music Association, and YOMP with the Los Angeles Philharmonic 2011-2013. Ms. Rangel has organized collaboration opportunities with many professional musicians and organizations including: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Arturo Sandoval, sitar/tabla player Sandip Burman, conductor Rachel Worby, CSULA/CSUN/USC professors and ensembles, Loris Tjeknavorian, and The U.S. Coast Guard Band. Ms. Rangel studied both violin and saxophone at Western Michigan University earning a BM in Music Education in 1998 and studied conducting at California State University, LA earning a MM in Instrumental Conducting in 2008.