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APRIL & MAY EVENTS

Class Updates Band | Jazz Band | Color Guard Week at a Glance April 20| Choir Update April 21 | Guitar Rock Out Loud Update

Thursday

April 23

Drum line (9,10,& 12 graders – 11th @ testing day on campus) performs for Jesse Baker Games 2nd - 5th

Transportation is provided and lunch provided. Students will be back for 6th period.

Friday

April 24th

Kerr 50th Celebration - Students attending will walk to Kerr with Mr. Sebastian 3rd period. Please bring lunch.

Kerr 50th Information

Saturday

April 25

Symphonic Band at CMEA Golden Empire at Oak Ridge HS

Band & Choir Event Schedule | Directions to Oak Ridge HS | Oak Ridge HS Campus Map

Saturday

May 2

Marching Band | Color Guard | Drill Team

Western Parade performance - More details to come

Saturday

May 9

Music Department at EGHS Car Show Performance & Drum Line at Jesse Baker Walk-A-Thon

More details to come

Friday

May 15

Music Department Spring Concert - Choir – Symphonic Band – Jazz Band – Percussion Ensemble – Color Guard

7:00pm in the Cartwright Gym - More details to come

May 18–May 22

Fall 2015 member PRE-BAND CAMP REHEARSAL 4pm-6pm for winds, brass, percussion, and color guard.

More details to come

Tuesday

May 19

2015-2016 Mandatory Member meeting for parents and students. 7pm in the cafeteria.

More details to come

Friday

May 22

Percussion and Color Guard at Black Light Rally

Tuesday

May 26

Awards Banquet | 5pm Choir | 8:00pm Band & Color Guard |

More details to come

Thursday

May 28

Symphonic Band & Concert Choir at Graduation Performance

More details to come

 

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9th Annual Herd Winter Review

Elk Grove Music Department Alumni continued their music with....

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Drum Corps International

| Bluecoats - Colton Short |

| Blue Devils B - Kody Moore-Drum Major & Jordan Collins |

| Mandarins - Jared Cole, Melissa Slabaugh, Kaitlyn Roblyer,  Kevin Sipula, Colton Short

Amanda Griffith, Hanaan Hafeez, Dana Huer, Sam Elmore, Carlos Rios-Dominguez, & Jade Hill |

| Cascades - Cameron Womack, Matt Munoz, & Layla Ramones |

| Vanguard Cadets - Alec Nunes | Envision Percussion - Wiseley Tran, Sandra Duran, and Tristan  |

| Renegades  - Tyler Smith & Kevin Sipula |

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EGHS Band & Guard alumni with music association

in college & beyond!!! 

| BYU Idaho - Stephen Busath |

| USC - Pauline Lee & Chase Wagoner | UCLA - Jackson Levin |

| Sac State - Kaitlyn  Roblyer - Ryan Medina - Melissa Slabaugh - Wiseley Tran - Cameron Womack |

| Chico State - Matt Munoz | UC Davis - Adreil Cruz, Lauren Martin, & Steven Robertson |

| University of Arizona - Melissa Slabaugh | Fresno State - Ryan Ham |

University of Utah - Jason Elmore |

| Navy Drum & Bugle Corps - Travis Ohr |

| Disney College - Kaitlyn Roblyer | The Master's College - Kendall Connolly |

Teacher Contact Information

Mr. Sebastian, Director

email: msebasti@egusd.net

Office: 916-686-7741 ext.6477

EGHS Symphonic Band at Carnegie Hall

Congratulations!

 EGHS Symphonic Band is an honored performing ensemble for the

2015 New York International Music Festival in Carnegie Hall on April 7, 2015.  

Performing: 

Marsche Minor by Hausey

The Seal Lullaby by Whitacre

The Iliad by RW Smith

Student Trip Packet Information 

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About EG Music Department

The Elk Grove High School Music Department is under the direction of Mario Hufana Sebastian. The EGHS Music Department has won prestigious awards all over California and is the first high school of the Elk Grove Unified School District. The performing ensembles have earned Excellent and Superior ratings at festivals, competitions, participates in numerous community events. They host the annual NCBA Winter Herd Review with winter percussion, winter guard, and drum major competition. This is one of the largest NCBA winter competitions in the Sacramento region. EGHS Music is also known for their annual Rock Out Loud show helping students to produce and organize a professional rock concert. The Symphonic Band was one of the chosen ensembles in the state to perform at the New York International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on April 7, 2015.  

The Marching Band and Guard has travelled to Carson City and was selected by the Marines & NFL to perform for the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl 2013. In 2010 they travelled to San Diego in December participating in the invitational HOLIDAY BOWL parade and ½ time show featured on ESPN. The Marching Band and Choir has been a part of the Disney magic with Disney Magic Music Days performing in Disneyland. They have been awarded 2008 & 2009 Best Marching Band Guard for Sacramento Magazine, Best Marching Band for 2009, 2010, & 2011 Best of Elk Grove Magazine, and Best Marching Band & Guard 2011 for Sacramento News and Review. The music department has performed for Best of Sacramento Celebration to help raise contributions for the March of Dimes.

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About the Director

Mario H. Sebastian, Director of Music Elk Grove High School, was born in the Philippines and came to the United States of America in 1983. He graduated from California State University Sacramento and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in percussion and holds his teaching credential in music education. At Elk Grove High School, he teaches Jazz Band, Beginning Guitar, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Guard, and Choir.   Before Elk Grove High School his past teaching career was the Percussion & Assistant Director at Granite Bay High School Band, Choir and Band Director at Glen Edwards Middle School, and was Band Director at Warren T. Eich Intermediate.   Mario is a percussionist for local bands and has played orchestral/world percussion for the Sacramento Choral Society, Sacramento Masters Singers, Sacramento Philharmonic, Boston Pops Orchestra (SCS Tour), Sacramento Ballet, and Music Circus Broadway Series. Mario was awarded “Outstanding New Band Director of the Year in 2006 from Northern California Band Association (NCBA).  In 2010, Mr. Sebastian was selected as guest conductor for the Western Slopes Honor Band. READ MORE

MUSIC THEORY & STUDY GUIDES

Voted best Marching Band & Color Guard of Elk Grove

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