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The Samohi Bands

The Santa Monica High School Band was established in 1915 under the direction of Arnold Wagner. The band is one of the oldest high school bands in California, and has a rich heritage due to outstanding instruction, a long history of community support, and its location in proximity to the entertainment industry and premier west coast artistic community.

The band flourished and grew in the 1950's under the direction of Dick Wagnon, and is currently under the direction of Terry Sakow and Kevin McKeown. Mr. Sakow is believed to be the longest serving music teacher ever at the high school, beginning in 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2011-2012
July 4 2011 Santa Monica Independance Day Parade - Video from Rachel Deese
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2008-2009
YouTube - Crowds watch the annual New Year's Day Parade in London
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This is an amateur video of the parade.  Samo starts at minute 3:55.  Not great quality, but thorough. YouTube - London New Year's Day Parade 2009 - musical items #
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Here is the Fox News coverage.  The TV coverage last night was more thorough. MyFox Los Angeles | Santa Monica H.S. Band in London’s New Year’s Day Parade
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This is the band performing at Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, 12/30/08. YouTube - Santa Monica High School Marching Band London 2008
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This is a link to videos posted by Mike Nagata and Kyle Miller

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More London Parade Video on YouTube
London Parade

Santa Monica 4th of July Parade - 2008
2009-2010

Sunday October 25 Partnership Walk Performance - Video from Rachel Deese
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July 4 2009 Santa Monica Independance Day Parade - Video from Rachel Deese
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